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Basic Rifle Course – December 2nd and 3rd

Basic Rifle Course
December 2nd and 3rd
Tactical and Educational Building (TEB)
84 Roberts Road
Murphy, NC 28906

This course will start at 9:00 AM on 12/2. Instructors are licensed and insured by the NRA. Cost is $100 and must be paid by 11/22 to reserve your place. Couples will receive a 10% discount.

There are no prior requirements for this class other than a willingness to learn how to safely operate and maintain the Armalite Rifle (AR). This class is required for advanced classes. The first day is classroom based and the second day is on the TEB range (rain or shine).

Email questions to david@ncrenegade.com

Course Outline:

Day 1 

Safety Brief

AR-15 Weapons System Familiarization

Cleaning and Maintenance

How does the AR-15 work

Determine Master Eye

Safety Manipulation

Workspace

Weapons Condition Check (Observe)

Search and Assess

Marksmanship Fundamentals

Natural Point of Aim

Sight Alignment and Sight Picture

Breathing

Trigger Control

After each shot

Speed of Execution

Firing Positions

Gear Placement

Administrative Load

Tactical Reload

Combat or Speed Reload

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Personal Protection Course by Alan Kay

September 24, 2017
TEB (Training and Educational Building)
84 Roberts Road
Murphy, NC  28906
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Personal protection involves multiple aspects. You will learn techniques to survive violence involving unarmed combatives, edged weapons and firearms. You will also learn how to increase your situational awareness to minimize becoming involved in dangerous situations. Instruction will be tailored per individual needs and abilities. Class is limited to 12 students.

The course is $50. Send check by September 21st to:

Alan Kay
84 Roberts Road
Murphy, NC 28906

Tool Sharpening Course by Alan Kay

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September 10th
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
84 Roberts Road, TEB
Murphy, NC 28906

You will learn to sharpen basic tools by hand. A dull tool is useless. Instruction will also be provided in basic tool usage in real world conditions as both a tool and a weapon. Bring a knife or tool (less than 8″ edge) to sharpen at the class. Each student will receive a file to take home. All other sharpening tools will be provided.

Burgers and hot dogs will be provided after the class.

Cost: $49.00

Payment must be received prior to September 8th to reserve your place. Send checks to:

Alan Kay
84 Roberts Road
Murphy, NC 28906

Wilderness Medicine Class

Wilderness Medicine
Emergency Management in the High-Risk Low-Resource Environment

October 6-8, 2017
Murphy, NC

By definition, “wilderness” is based on the concepts of emergency care when separated from definitive care by distance, time, or circumstance. That situation could easily be the backcountry, another snowpocalypse, civil unrest, or an active shooter incident; all situations in which medical help may not be readily available.

Wilderness Medicine is training in emergency medicine for people who aren’t professionals and forms the basis for our tactical medic program. The training consists of an informal meet and greet on Friday evening followed by two days of lecture, discussion, hands-on and scenario-based practice of skills.

Our goal is to provide you with an assessment process that is simple, easy to understand, and one that does not require you to purchase everything from an ER catalog. Rather, the class provides you with a roadmap to address life-threatening injuries in the proper order and one that ensures the best possible outcome for yourself and your patient.

All courses are taught by professional educators and experienced medical providers who will work to make sure that you leave class with the information and skills needed to react with confidence. Learn to respond to medical emergencies, treat injuries and illnesses, and improvise solutions in a high-risk low-resource environment.

The cost of the course is $200 and advanced, full-payment is required to reserve a seat in class. Due to limited class enrollment, payment is non-refundable. Rescheduling will be allowed for the next available class only if space is available. Cancellation on the day of the class is considered a “no show.”

Payment can be made via PalPay at personaldefensestrategies@hotmail.com or by check to:

Personal Defense Strategies, LLC
226 Gainesville Highway, Suite C
Blairsville, GA 30512

For more information, contact Rick Klopp at personaldefensestrategies@hotmail.com or 706.781.4526