Still time to register for BFA's Close Quarters Gunfighting Class!

The Buckeye Firearms Association is Ohio’s premier gun rights advocacy group. They work hard behind the scenes to ensure that the firearms/CCW rights of Ohioans remain secure. I support this group every year by teaching a couple classes. BFA gets a large percentage of the tuition fees for these classes. It’s a win/win. If you enroll in one of these classes, you get quality training and your tuition dollars go to an organization worthy of your support.

I am doing one more class for BFA this year. “Extreme Close Quarters Gunfighting.” A course description is below:

The skills you learned on the target shooting range or in your CCW class may not work for you when the fight happens within arms’ reach. Extreme close range gun fighting is a completely different skill set, one that relies far more on FIGHTING than on mere shooting.

With up to 50% of gunfights occurring at ranges closer than five feet, you need this skill set!

Join Greg Ellifritz as he teaches a dynamic close quarters gun fighting class that will cover the following topics:

  • Retention Shooting Positions
  • Body positioning and shooting stances for the close quarters fight
  • In-fight weapons access and drawing skills
  • Stopping and opponent’s draw
  • Making contact shots without creating malfunctions
  • Close quarters gun disarms
  • One handed close quarters malfunction drills
  • Using the pistol as an impact weapon
  • Drawing and shooting from unconventional positions
  • Weapons access and gun fighting from the ground
  • Rescuing a partner or family member who is in an opponent’s clinch
  • Weapons retention, both in holster and in hand
  • and numerous other techniques!

Required Equipment:

  • Handgun, quality holster and belt, spare magazines and holder
  • Eye and Ear protection
  • Thin gloves that will still allow you to shoot your pistol
  • 150 Rounds of ammunition

NOTE: This is NOT a class for beginners! Proper gun handling skills and evidence of prior training is a prerequisite for the course. Prior training in a combative martial art or police defensive tactics class will be useful, but not required. The class will be somewhat physically demanding, so please show up expecting to work hard.

After you register, we ask that you provide a copy of your Concealed Handgun License and proof of advanced pistol training in one of our classes or a certificate from another training organization. If you do not meet the requirements, you will be notified and issued a refund prior to the event.

The class is a bargain at $175 per person. It will be held on September 19th at Dillon Sportsman Center.

You can enroll in either class by clicking the link HERE. I hope to see some of you in class!

Greg Ellifritz is the full time firearms and defensive tactics training officer for a central Ohio police department. He holds instructor or master instructor certifications in more than 75 different weapon systems, defensive tactics programs and police specialty areas. Greg has a master's degree in Public Policy and Management and is an instructor for both the Ohio Peace Officer's Training Academy and the Tactical Defense Institute.

For more information or to contact Greg, visit his training site at Active Response Training.

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