Boone County, Indiana Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Mike Nielsen

Hands-to-Guns– Live Fire (October 17-18, 2020)


Price $300


 In contact there is control and with stability speed. In all there are fifteen factors that affect your performance in firearms response to an active threat. Each factor has a time element which determines tactical advantage. Hands-to-Guns addresses each of these factors and reduces those time elements to give you the tactical advantage.


The average personal attack unfolds in under two seconds. Response time is measured at an estimated 4.0 seconds from initial awareness to first round on confirmed threat from concealment. Do the math! How can you go from threat recognition to first round downrange in the least amount of time? How can you develop the critical handgun deployment as applied to your own personal defense?


Whether you are civilian (open or concealed carry) or law enforcement (on or off duty), this training is designed for armed response versus single or multiple attackers and is essential to anyone anticipating engagement of a physical threat at close quarters and under duress.


Yes, you shoot on a flat range to develop your firearms handling and marksmanship skills, and of course you train in defensive tactics, but never the two worlds shall meet, that is, until circumstances demand you go from hands-on to guns and vice versa. Effective transition from hand-to-hand to hand-to-gun at extreme close quarters and under duress is a skill that is developed only by professional instruction and supervised repetition.


 To qualify for this class: You MUST be able to pass the Bill Wilson 5x5 Handgun Skill Test with a score of 50 or better. All registrants will be tested! No refunds will be issued so please don’t register if you can’t do it! If you do register and fail to pass, then you are welcome to attend the course using your blue gun but you will not be allowed to shoot.


 Packout gear: one duty or CCW pistol, holster (IWB/ OWB) and a matching blue/ red (inert training pistol). three magazines (and mag pouches), eye and ear protection, ball cap, cover garment (course is run from concealment), range kit and 500 rounds of ammunition.


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Brittany Hicks

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1905 Indianapolis Ave

Lebanon, IN 46052

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