FIGHT! Integrated Concealed Carry is a true reality based self-defense course which seamlessly integrates unarmed combatives with the use of a pistol. Unlike most other “firearms” courses that only offer solutions if you have a gun on your person, FIGHT! Integrated Concealed Carry students with options for dealing with life threatening situations whether or not you are armed. If you only have “firearms” training and you don’t have your gun on you, what are you going to do? It is not possible to carry everywhere you go; therefore, you need other options available to you.
FIGHT! Integrated Concealed Carry is not a shooting course. FIGHT! Integrated Concealed Carry is about survival. The focus of this course is all about the FIGHT and not about the use of the gun. Most firearms courses have the mindset that the gun is going to be your salvation and the reality of it is that your handgun is not guaranteed to get the job done.
FIGHT! Integrated Concealed Carry is a reality based self-defense training program specifically designed for those who have a CCW/CHL license and are serious about learning how to realistically implement their gun into the fight. The majority of firearms training is based upon everything going perfectly when using your weapon to defend yourself. We don’t live in a perfect world so why should your training be based around things going perfectly?
Since approximately 80% of confrontations take place within 6 feet, this is where most of your training time should be spent. All of the scenarios taught in this course are within 6 feet because statistically speaking this is where you are most likely to be attacked.
This course was featured in the April, 2008 issue of S.W.A.T. Magazine.
•One open mind.
• Safe working handgun (revolver or autoloader)
•3 Magazines (or speed loaders if using a revolver)
•300 rounds of factory ammunition
•IWB or OWB holster (or other holster you carry)
•Inert gun (training gun such as a blue gun––one that is the same as what you normally carry and will work in your holster!) Airsoft guns are fine. Make sure that all rough edges are smoothed out on the less expensive guns. A training barrel that cannot fire rounds can be used in the place of an inert gun.
•Knee pads and elbow pads (optional) because we will be falling to the ground and fighting your way back up.
•Long pants because we will spend some time on the ground!
•Concealment garment. We WILL be drawing from concealment and firing!!! That’s what this course is all about!
•Lunch each day.
•Inclement weather gear
You MUST be able to demonstrate proper gun safety!
1. Keeping your finger off the trigger until your muzzle is on the target and you have made the decision to shoot! To be more specific, your finger must be in the index position when you are not shooting. We want to clarify the index position that we like to see, is your trigger finger on the slide or cylinder and NOT on the trigger guard!
2. Do not sweep your muzzle with anything that you are not willing to destroy.
3. Treat all guns as if they are always loaded.
4. Never try and catch a dropped gun whether it is yours or someone else’s.
Train hard, train often, and most of all, train realistically!
Brian K. LaMaster
Innovative Tactical Concepts