April 2-3, 2016 – Las Vegas NV – Rifle For Gunfighters Co-instructed by Colby Rupert and Roger Phillips ($350)

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This fast pace, two-day, fight focused rifle course will be co-instructed by Colby Rupert (ninpo_student) and Roger Phillips of Fight Focused Concepts, with Colby taking the lead role and Roger acting in a support role.

Mr. Rupert has over 10 years of decorated experience in the combat arms community on active duty in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. He left the service honorably as a staff NCO and held multiple leadership billets from Fire Team and Squad Leader to Platoon Sergeant. Colby is now a Firefighter/Paramedic with a large southern Nevada Fire Dept.

I am honored to have the chance to bring this course to my student base. Colby has not only proven himself, over and over again, during his accomplished military career, he has also proven himself to be an exemplary Instructor. The combination of relevant real world experience and the ability to care enough about people, to instruct at the highest levels is a very rare combination. Do not miss this special event because it is sure to be a great over all experience.

This course will be shot out to 200 yards, from atypical positions. A properly zeroed rifle is a must and auxiliary rifle gear capable of holding at least 5 magazines is highly recommended.

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After Action Drills

By Roger Phillips, Owner and Operator of Fight Focused Concepts

To quick check or to not quick check……that is the question?

The quick check is a quick look to the left and to the right after you have shot them to the ground, while still pointed in on the downed adversary. It is explained as a way to break your tunnel vision and to quickly see if there are any additional threats in the forward 180 degrees.

When done correctly the quick check is solid. But I have seen then done so badly in the past that we use to call it “the California twitch.” It all comes down to doing them at a level that allows you to actually see something while you are checking.

What say you all, do you like the quick check when it is done correctly?

Here is where I am at right now when it comes to the after action drills (AAD’s) that I am teaching.

1) Shoot them all of the way to the ground and point in at the downed adversary/adversaries.

2) While pointed in (not compressing to contact ready unless necessary) quick check left and right (while actually seeing), then return to down adversary (one thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three…..total time to have returned to down adversary/adversaries)

*In the real world, this of course is where you would probably be moving to cover, or to a position of tactical advantage, and doing much of what follows during that movement or after you have reach your position of advantage. In reality, these may be time compressed due to urgency, but they should not be time compressed during you training. I cover these real world movement AAD’s extensively in FFH V and FFH VI.*

3) Scan forward 180 using the third eye principle (two eyes + one muzzle = third eye principle) while looking for other potential threats, identifying their hands, and checking high and low.

4) Drop into Sul and check the rear 180. Step forward into known spaces using the best direction that you prefer balancing out your retention and marksmanship concerns. Check the hands of every person behind you to train yourself to actually see.

5) Re-evaluate down adversary/adversaries

6) Proactive reload (with retention)

7) Tactile (using the racking method) and visual medical check, done in halves or in quadrants. Wetness and color check on hand before moving to the next half or quadrant.

8) “Is this really over?” and reluctant re-holstering doing whatever needs to be done for a safe re-holstering.

Most of you guys know me……I’m a concepts guy and I see after action drills as a concept.

It is not a check list that has to be done just so, it is training in a repetition of things that should be covered. The concept is clear, but how we get there needs to be situational dependent.

If there are two adversaries, I am not shooting one to the ground before I pay attention to the other. If I am at slide lock, I am not going to quick check or scan before I have reloaded. If I am hit in an artery and I only shot 2-4 rounds, I am not going to reload with retention before I go to my tourniquet.

If I am in a public setting with innocents around I will also change my “pointed in” forward 180 scan. Since we are concept guys, that deal in situational dependent matters, I will not necessarily cover innocents unless I feel that it is the very best thing to do.

As a overly conscientious person, I realize that winning a gunfight is not just about going home. It is also about being able to live with yourself. Knowing me, if I killed an innocent, that would stay in the forefront of my thinking for the rest of my life. Hopefully, I would survive that.

If we are talking about zero dark thirty out on the streets, I have no concerns with pointing in while looking around. It is when there are innocents present that my “pointing in” will turn to Sul…….which was trained in to me during my AAD’s that I practiced on the range.

Concepts = fluidity, adaptability, and the ability to improvise on the fly, no matter what the situation is.

What say you all?

January 23-24, 2016 Las Vegas NV – Fight Focused Handgun IV – Fight Focused Marksmanship (Shot Show Special $250)

By Roger Phillips, Owner and Operator of Fight Focused Concepts

This is not your typical intermediate level marksmanship based course, where incoming rounds are rarely discussed. This course is all about the proactive gun fight and the balance “to hit and to not be hit.” When we look at the dramatic up swing in jihadist attacks inside of our Country and the fact that this administration has a “head in the sand” strategy toward dealing with this problem, it is clear to me that we need to take our proactive gun fighting skills to the very next level. This is not about shooting for score, it is about fighting with precision.

I have wanted to teach this course for a very long time, but the powers to be felt that it was not necessary. Now that I am on my own, I will be calling the shots on what is necessary. This is a course that I developed in 2015 because I saw a need and a gap That I felt needed to be filled.

We have taken the reactive gun fight to never before seen levels and it is time to do that with the proactive gunfight. The proactive gunfight is a very rare event for a civilian concealed carry practitioner during typical street crimes. Those will most likely be reactive encounters. But the world has changed and the increase in violent jihad has dramatically increased the chances of an active shooter event and the need for high level proactive gun fighting knowledge and skills.

This course addresses these changing times and those changing priorities.

2016 Course Schedule

January 23-24, 2016 Las Vegas NV Fight Focused Handgun IV – Fight Focused Marksmanship (Shot Show Special $250)

February 20-21, 2016 Las Vegas NV – Fight Focused Handgun II – The Fundamentals (Nevada Shooters and Paragon Pride Special $200)

February 27-28, 2016 Las Vegas NV – Integrating Pistol and Knife with Tom Sotis and Roger Phillips ($350)

March 12, 2016 Las Vegas NV – Women’s Only Introduction to Defensive Handgun ($75)

March 13, 2016 Las Vegas NV – Couples, Families, and Teams Introduction to Defensive Handgun ($75)

April 2-3, 2016 Las Vegas NV – Long Gun Point Shooting Concepts ($300) (open for purchase soon)

April 30 – May 1, 2016 Fight Focused Force on Force ($300) (open for purchase soon)

May 14-15, 2016 Reno NV – Fight Focused Handgun III – Point Shooting Concepts ($300)