This January, NY Firearms will be sponsoring several classes offered by PFC aka Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts. For those of you who don’t know who PFC is, Las Vegas based PFC is a training and instruction company that specializes in providing integrated small arms, physical defense and tactics instruction that is innovative, comprehensive and intense.
To be completely honest, the training I have had the opportunity to partake in has been some of the best firearms training I have had to date. It is absolutely worth the very reasonable price tag for training, and for them to be holding some classes so close to many of us is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.
This January, PFC will be holding their Progressive Handgun 1 (Fighting Foundation), Progressive Handgun 5 (Low-Light Engagements) and Tactical Indoor Defense & Evacuation (TIDE) classes. Below are the course description for each of these…
Progressive Handgun 1; Fighting Foundation
PH1 represents the cutting edge of combative pistol shooting with an emphasis on concealed carry applications and personal defense scenarios. Training topics include the Handgun System & Support Gear, Use of Force, Fundamentals of Shot Placement, Combative Marksmanship, PFC Shooting Responses, Ready & Carry Positions, Presentations, Administrative & Combative Gun‐handling, System Refunction Drills, Bilateral Weapon Operation and After‐Action Ready Measures. 8:30a‐5:30p.
Progressive Handgun 5; Low-Light Engagements
PH5 provides students the latest fight winning principles, tactics and techniques for deadly force personal defense in low‐light environments. Training topics include the Principles of Low‐Light Combat, Light Selection, Carry & Use, Flashlight‐ Assisted Shooting Techniques, Flashlight/Weapon Manipulations, Low‐Light After‐Action Assessments, Barricade Tactics & Reactive Movement Review, Low‐Light Movement Drills, and Low‐Light Tactical Shooting Exercises. 8:30a‐5:30p. Pre‐requisites: PH1 or approved equivalent course of instruction from a recognized training provider.
Tactical Indoor Defense & Evacuation
TIDE is an eye‐opening seminar that teaches armed citizens and professionals how to safely defend themselves or someone else indoors. Students will learn the strategies of structure clearing, defense‐ in‐place and tactical evacuation through lecture, technical drilling and practical exercises. Training topics include the Principles of Indoor Combat, Structure Traits & Nomenclature, Indoor Scenarios & Tactical Decision Making, movement methods & tempos, Door Management, Room Entry, Room Clearing, Room Management, Confined Spaces, Halls & Walls, Compound Problems, Solo & Partner CQB, Hardpointing, Crisis Egress, and After‐Action Measures. Instruction is 100% dry w/ inert training weapons. No ammunition necessary. 8:30a‐5:30p.
As I said above, it’s pretty rare that you’ll get to take these classes in your backyard. These are certainly some of the best defensive, TIER-1 classes you can get your hands on! To make things even better, PFC has offered a $25 discount off course tuition for NYFirearms.com members! Here is some more information on the classes, the schedules, and pricing.
Progressive Handgun 1; Fighting Foundation
JANUARY 28, 2012 / ONEIDA, NY
Progressive Handgun 5; Low-Light Engagements
Tactical Indoor Defense & Evacuation (TIDE)
Course/Daily Student Tuition: $200.00
$175.00 for NYFirearms.com members & LE/Mil
ATTEND ALL THREE COURSES: $500.00
NEShooters has just announced their 2012 Summit. This year they will again have some of the best trainers and instructors in the industry. If you missed this last year, then now is your chance to plan early for it! What’s even better is that NYFirearms is an official sponsor of the event for 2012. What does that mean for you? It means that our members get $30 off the registration fee! We will also be there covering the event and we may even plan to do something special for members who attend! The event will be held on April 20,21 and 22 at the Pelham Fish & Game Club, Pelham, NH.
This year’s attendee’s include: Southnarc, Rob Pincus, Michael Janich, Claude Werner, Paul Gomez, Chris Fry, William Aprill, Wes Doss, Kelly Venden, Marty Hayes, and Bill Lewitt. The cost to attend Summit 2012 is $300 normally, but NYFirearms members will be able to attend for $270. This price is actually VERY reasonable for the myriad of instruction and for two full days!
You can sign up at www.neshooters.com, or by calling 603-673-6105. If you have any questions you can direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Hope to see some of you guys there!
According to Wikipedia, Information Security means protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording or destruction.
Most people would take that definition on consider that it only relates to big networks, servers, computers and more. Unfortunately, so many people take this for granted, that it is not surprising that there is so much identity theft and fraud in today’s society. Criminals are smarter, so you need to take the proper security measures to ensure that you do not fall victim to information theft.
Typically, information security on the personal level can be split into three separate categories: Confidentiality, Integrity and Authenticity (Traditionally, the CIA triad was considered the core principles, however the A referred to availability).
During my career in the military I was fortunate enough to use a wide variety of optics on the M-4 weapon system. While all of these generally performed well, each was built with a specific purpose and I routinely saw optics being mounted and employed incorrectly, and improper optic use quickly became a personal pet-peeve. Consequently, I’ve put together a list of considerations, tips, and TTPs (tactics, techniques, and procedures) to help you decide what kind of optic to place on your AR, and some things to keep in mind while you are training.
Purpose is paramount when deciding what type of optic to use, and most AR15 optics can be grouped into these two categories:
For the purposes of this article I will give a quick rundown of the background, purpose, and correct employment of each optic, followed by a few tips, training TTPs (tactics, techniques, and procedures), and lessons learned from my experiences with these optics.
Once again we will be attending the SHOT SHOW 2012! It will be held on January 17-20, 2012, again at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. We were invited to come back and attend the Range Day as well. This year we will be live blogging and updating twitter again, and hopefully we’ll be more prepared to see everything! Stay tuned for more updates to the SHOT SHOW!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN:
WOUNDED WARRIOR FUNDRAISER SHOOT!
Sunday, May 29th
Oneida Rifle Club, Oneida NY
PLEASE NOTE: This is a pistol/shotgun ONLY event, NO carbines/rifles and this IS NOT a competition
ONLY 20 shooters allowed in each time slot, no exceptions. Get your spot now, once a time slot is filled it will be closed out.
Register for the 2 hr time slot you want to shoot in:
GROUP 1: 9am to 11am, shooters must arrive by 8:45am for safety brief and sign in
GROUP 2: 11am- 1pm, shooters must arrive by 10:45am for safety brief and sign in
GROUP 3: 1:30-3:30pm, shooters must arrive by 1:15pm for safety brief and sign in
GROUP 4: 3:30-5:30pm, shooters must arrive by 3:15pm for safety brief and sign in
CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE SHOOT ON MAY 29th? You can still donate to the WWP Fundraising effort online at the WWP MDTS Donation page below and/or join the team and spread the word to friends and family about this great cause. Myself and other MDTS staff member have already made donations so join us in supporting this cause!
I look forward to supporting this great cause with you,
We all like to get out and train, whether it be fitness, firearms and especially “tactical” training. However, very few people ever train to defend their home and family, let alone train with their family members. Enter Modern Defensive Training Systems’ Home and Family Defense Skills training class. According to the description by MDTS, the Home & Family Defense Skills course provides the home defender with immediately accessible knowledge, skills, and information to properly prepare an effective home defense. Even better, I had my wonderful wife, Erica, to take the class with me.
One of the most important aspects of this class was understanding that a proper mindset is needed to overcome any potential assailants that may try to cause harm to you or your family. In fact, one may argue that mindset is one of the most important components to making a successful attempt in defending yourself. The class includes force-on-force training with airsoft training handguns, working from cover, and low-light techniques to provide students with realistic feedback and validation of the skills taught in the class.
Some of the initial topics were discussion the mindset of home invaders and the difference between them and burglars. In addition the importance of your mindset was presented in a way that makes you think twice about how you go about your daily activities.
Then we discussed various modifications to your house and lifestyle to mitigate and deter any possible attacks. Everything from security systems and door locks to windows, garage doors and more. In addition, being aware of your surroundings was a pretty common topic throughout the discussion.
We also discussed response planning and team (aka your family) tactics, and communication both with your family as well as with emergency services. Without much training for some of the participants, including my wife, we went right into some force-on-force to illustrate several important points. These included use of flashlights to disorient your attacker, use of barricades and cover/concealment, as well as moving to saferooms with your family.
Not only was the force-on-force training an excellent way to learn and practice training, there was some great bonding between my wife and I as we worked together to solve some very real problems of defense in the home.
The final block of the day included learning to escape restraints and then it followed into a final team exercise where we had to work as a team to escape restraints, move as a team to the “safe room” and then contact authorities. It was a great exercise and really solidified all of the previous training throughout the day.
It is very hard to convey the type of emotion involved in attending a training course like this. I know that when we left the class, we spent the entire ride home talking about various changes to our house, more things we need to pay attention to, and everything else we felt we should work on to better our mindset and preparedness. This course is highly recommended, especially for people with families and a big desire to protect themselves. This is probably one of the best classes I have taken, and had the most useful knowledge over many of my other training classes. I cannot speak for my wife, but I believe she enjoyed it, because she cannot stop talking about everything we learned there!
Home Defense Mindset & Family Preparation
Mindset of Home Invaders vs. Burglar
Layering Security Measures for Home Protection
Common Home & Apartment Vulnerabilities- Security Systems, Locks, Doors & Windows
Response Planning, Individual & Team Tactics (Spouse, Children)
Communicating with Family + Contacting Authorities
Firearm & Support Equipment Selection and Ready Access
Safe Rooms, Cover, Concealment & Zones of Fire
Structure Cornering, Clearing, Holding & Barricading Tactics
Challenging & Controlling Unknown Subjects
Low/No Light Considerations and Tactics
Force-On-Force Drills & Scenarios
Contacting Modern Defensive Training Sytems
Recently, I had the opportunity to take the Utah Pistol Permit Class with Rochester Personal Defense. The class and process was great! It was informative and I even learned some things that I hadn’t known. First they went over all the safety information and everything you needed to know to qualify for the necessary safety training to obtain your Utah Permit.
Next, they took you through everything necessary to send to the Utah permit office. Included in the cost of the class is your passport-style phone, finger prints, and the pre-addressed envelope. After attending the course, all you have to do it send in your paperwork, a copy of your license, and a check and you’ll be receiving your Utah non-resident permit in no time!
The following states currently honor the Utah Non-resident permit: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Note: New York State DOES NOT recognize the Utah permit.
If you want to own a handgun or carry one in New York State, you must obtain a New York State permit.
For more information on their Utah Permit Class and other offerings, check out their website at www.safeinrochester.com
Well, I’ve got probably 50 hours of work in upgrading the site. This was a biggie!
What we did:
We know there are going to be some issues, so please bear with us as we fix everything! Once again thanks for being apart of the best new york based firearms website on the internet!
After doing a lot of digging and having just heard from the Utah BCI Office, here is the scoop:
The original bill did not clearly address the issue of states such as NY. They have since fixed it. In a nutshell: If you live in a state that has reciprocity with Utah, let’s take PA for instance, you must first obtain that state’s permit in order to apply for the Utah permit. This prevents people from circumventing their own state’s permit system. If you live in a state that does not accept Utah’s permit, such as NY, you are fine. You can still apply, receive, and renew your Utah permit as before. The only change is that a non resident of Utah will have to pay an additional 5.00 to obtain the permit.
Utah is doing this to either regain some states that opted out of a reciprocity agreement with Utah or have not yet because of the way things were set up. They are looking to increase their reciprocity with other states (Something we in NY are unaccustomed to).
Hopefully, we can look for states like Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada to join in……
Sorry for the misinformation, but we are glad we got that cleared up!