April 21-22, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV. Fight Focused Handgun IV – Fight Focused Marksmanship – $250

April 21-22, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV. Fight Focused Handgun IV – Fight Focused Marksmanship – $250

Fight Focused Handgun IV – Fight Focused Marksmanship

Fight Focused Handgun IV (FFHIV) picks up right where Fight Focused Handgun II left off. This is an intermediate level, fight focused marksmanship based course that is designed to take your sighted fire skill sets to the next level. This course is all about the improvement of your speed and accuracy with the use of the sights. This course will continually keep the context of the fight and the mental aspect of the fight at the forefront, all will pushing the students limits inside of fast and accurate marksmanship based shooting. This course will also push the advancement of skill sets inside of the all important manipulations and malfunction clearances. This is not your typical square range marksmanship based course. Over the years I have witnessed a significant gap in fight focused marksmanship training, that I feel needs to be addressed. This course is designed to fill that gap. We will take an in-depth look at the proactive gunfight, how to make it a proactive gunfight, how to keep it a proactive gunfight, and how to dominate the proactive gunfight to its conclusion. We will be bringing the lessons that we learned from the study of the reactive gunfight and modify the concepts in order to be as deadly and safe as we can possible be when we have time and distance on our side.

Approximately 500 rounds (minimum):
As always “Bring more if you want to shoot more”

What you will learn inside of this course is the essentials of being able to fight with your handgun with the use of the sights.

  • Intermediate level manipulations and malfunction clearances
  • The importance of the thumbs forward/locked wrist grip
  • The perfect body mechanics of the eye hand coordination draw stroke
  • The internalization of sequence of sighted fire shooting
  • Refinement of the four secrets of marksmanship
  • The ingraining of the focal transitions
  • The compressed surprise break
  • The ownership of type two focus
  • The perfect balance of speed and accuracy
  • Failure to stop drills
  • Surgical precision
  • Hostage rescue shooting
  • Rapid assumption of shooting positions
  • Shooting from behind cover
  • An in-depth look at controlled movement at distance

August 3-5, 2018 – Phoenix, Arizona – Close Quarter Battle – The Study – 3 days $400 – 2 days $350

Co-Instructed by Roger Phillips and Colby Rupert

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The first of the three days will be a live fire course at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility. We will cover essential handgun skill sets that will prepare you for taking your newly refined skills into the arena of CQB. The second and third day will be a non-projectile CQB course run in a very large climate controlled building.

If you would like to see photos of the building that we will be training in and the type of training we will be doing check, out this AAR thread from the last time we used it.

Day one live fire portion of the course we will cover;

  • The retention concept
  • Ready positions
  • Handgun transfers
  • One handed shooting
  • Ambidextrous shooting
  • Flashlight positions
  • Shooting from cover and concealment
  • Dynamic movement point shooting
  • Controlled movement sighted fire

Close Quarter Battle Course Description

When it comes to fighting for you life, the most valuable tool that you own is your mind. Fight Focused Concepts course, Close Quarters Battles – The Study is the in-depth study of strategies, tactics, and skill sets that are necessary to be as efficient and effective as possible while fighting in confined spaces. Since 1999, I have been pushing to learn as much as I possibly can inside of the realm of self defense……at the highest levels possible. This is the course where all of that work comes together and reaches it’s apex. These are the training situations and experiences that make us realize that all that we have learned in the past, was nothing more than a building block approach to reaching that summit that is CQB – The Study. This is where it all comes together……. this is where everything becomes crystal clear……. this is where it is all makes perfect sense. This is the apex of much of your prior training experiences and knowledge acquisition.

  • The varying objectives
  • The realities and strategies of those varying objectives
  • The basics of clearing a corner
  • The basics of movement in confined spaces
  • Mitigating exposure
  • Completely ambidextrous skill sets
  • The retention concept
  • T-intersections
  • Dealing with doors
  • Making entries and taking a room
  • Correct application of strategies inside of the varying objectives
  • Basic non-verbal communication
  • Leading a team
  • Teams of two
  • Teams of three
  • Teams of four
  • Basics of fighting in the dark
  • Low-light searching and clearing
  • Low-light strategies in teams

May 19-20, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV. Fight Focused Handgun III – Point Shooting Concepts – $250

May 19-20, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV. Fight Focused Handgun III – Point Shooting Concepts – $250

Fight Focused Handgun III – Point Shooting Concepts

Fight Focused Handgun III picks up right where Fight Focused Handgun II left off. This course is designed to take your point shooting skills to the next level. We will be expanding the knowledge and the skills taught in FFHII to both the proactive and the reactive gunfight. We will make you more dangerous to your enemies from the most dominant of positions, all the way to the very worse of situations. We will cover being fast and accurate when all you need to do is defend your dominate position and we will cover taking back the lost initiative when you are behind in the reactionary curve and need to be more offensive in nature. Unlike most schools, we will not ignore that very worse of situations. We will give you the tools to overcome the tactical advantage of a well seasoned criminal, tools that have been used by some of the greatest gunfighter’s of all time. This is the course that will solidify the “just shooting” aspect of the seamless integration point shooting and precision shooting. This is the course that will leave you well prepared to deal with most encounters that a typical concealed carry or open carry individual may have to deal with on the streets or in the home.

Approximately 750 rounds (minimum):
As always “Bring more if you want to shoot more”

What you will learn inside of this course is the essentials of being able to fight with your handgun.

  •  The benefits of conceptual training
  •  The fight continuum
  •  The mental aspect of the fight
  •  Fight focused handgun manipulations
  •  Refinement of the eye/hand coordination draw stroke
  •  In depth study of efficient and effective body mechanics
  •  Intermediate level of precision shooting
  •  Solidifying the “See what you need to see” concepts
  •  Physiological effects of a life threatening encounter
  •  Deeper understanding of the reality of the fight
  •  Intermediate level of combat shooting
  •  A completely versatile combat draw stroke
  •  One handed combat shooting
  •  Perfect balance of speed and accuracy
  •  Combat accuracy
  •  Advanced level shooting on the move

June 2-3, 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Fight Focused Rifle I – The Fundamentals $100 for first day and $200 for both days

June 2-3, 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Fight Focused Rifle I – The Fundamentals $100 for first day and $200 for both days

Fight Focused Rifle I – The Fundamentals

This course covers the fundamentals of fighting with your rifle and will give you the option of taking just the first day or the full two-day course. It is designed as an entry-level tactical training course for those that already have a basic understanding of their rifle, but want to actually begin to apply that basic understanding to the idea of fighting with it, from 5 yards out to 100 yards. This course will be taught in a very safe and controlled manner. A basic knowledge of you rifle, sighting system, and a correct zeroing of your rifle will be mandatory before taking this course. This is not an introductory course.

500 rifle rounds (100 handgun rounds for two-day course only.) As always, bring more if you want to shoot more.

Topics covered in this course include;

  • Safety and basic used of the sling
  • The application of a fighting rifle
  • The correct context of the fight
  • Mindset
  • Loading and unloading
  • Basic manipulations
  • The fighting foundation
  • Grip
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Use of  your sighting system
  • Sight offset
  • Recoil control
  • Consistent recovery from recoil
  • Working from the sling and various sling positions
  • Ready positions
  • Balance of speed and accuracy
  • Balance of speed and control
  • Failure to stop
  • Basics of shooting from cover
  • Basic positional shooting
  • Reactive manipulations (handgun transition)

March 17-18, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV. Fight Focused Handgun II – The Fundamentals – $100 for first day and $200 for both days

Fight Focused Handgun II – The Fundamentals

This is a two-day fundamentals course that simultaneously teaches sighted and unsighted fire as one connected concept. Most schools teach either sighted fire or point shooting inside of separate courses. Through my extensive experience as one of the top point shooting specialist in the nation, it has become perfectly clear to me that this is not the best way to learn fight focused handgun skill sets. In order to be as dangerous as you can possibly be with a handgun there needs to be a seamless integration of these two distinctly different skill sets into one “just shooting” concept. This course is designed to give you the essential skills that will allow you to excel inside of many varying situations. Along with the skill sets you will also ingrain a confidence that can only be found when the correlation between the two skill sets are worked and understood. Whether it is a proactive gunfight or a reactive gunfight you will learn the skills, knowledge, and the confidence to rise to the occasion inside of the situation that you are confronted with.

You will be given the solid fundamentals that are the essentials of being able to fight with your handgun. This course is designed for those that are seeking the fundamentals of being able to fight with their handgun and for those that are ready for the full commitment level of a full two-day course. This course goes well beyond just an “Introduction” and is designed to take you as deep into the concept of fighting, as is possible inside of a full two-day format. This course will prepare you to safely, effectively, and efficiently proceed into the more advanced courses taught by Fight Focused Concepts.

AMMUNITION: 500 rounds (minimum): As always “Bring more if you want to shoot more”

  •  The mental aspect of the fight
  •  Fight focused handgun manipulations
  •  Eye/hand coordination draw stroke
  •  Study of efficient and effective body mechanics
  •  Fundamentals of marksmanship
  •  “See what you need to see” concept
  •  Physiological effects of a life threatening encounter
  •  The reality of the fight
  •  Fundamentals of combat shooting
  •  Combat draw stroke
  •  Perfect balance of speed and accuracy
  •  Intermediate levels of precision shooting
  •  Introduction to positional shooting
  •  Introduction to shooting from behind cover

 

2018 Course Schedule

See course descriptions here
February 24-25, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV. Fight Focused Handgun II – The Fundamentals (Late Notice Discount) $75 for first day and $150 for both days
March 17-18, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV. Fight Focused Handgun II – The Fundamentals – $100 for first day and $200 for both days
April 21-22, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV. Fight Focused Handgun IV – Fight Focused Marksmanship – $250
May 19-20, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV. Fight Focused Handgun III – Point Shooting Concepts – $250

Some Things in the Works for 2018 with Deus Ex Machina

By Roger Phillips, Owner and Operator of Fight Focused Concepts

I just finished my last few courses for 2017 and have begun looking at 2018.

I ran a pretty light schedule in 2016 and 2017 due to having some family issues that needed my attention. Those things have fallen into place and I am looking to pick up some lost momentum. I have been looking at the market and trying to figure out what moves need to be made to regain that momentum. I just kept coming back to the same thing over and over again……the basics, marketing, and creating a new student base. The market is flooded with the guys coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan and selling out courses across the nation is a thing in my past. I’m not saying that I can never get back to that, what I am saying is that it will take a lot of hard work, a really good plan of action, some definite adjustments, and a strong relationship with really good people.

The basic courses and the building of a new student base has always been an obstacle that I had trouble with. The biggest problem was actually having a facility to make that happen. On the most part, my range has always been good to me, but that is not the facility that I am speaking of. What I am talking about is a place with a classroom, an indoor training area, and a place that is professional and functional. What I am talking about is a place to get out of the extreme weather conditions of Las Vegas, where the newer students can be comfortable enough to invest the time to get a proper introduction and for older students to gather, network, train, and build a community.

This one issue has dogged me for years. This one issue is an obstacle that has held me back from being able to do what I know needs to be done.

Tonight I went to check out Deus Ex Machina’s new gun smith shop and met with a couple of the founding business owners Ben and Kerry . While being showed around, it became clear that a mutually beneficial relationship between us could be very good for all parties involved. Small classes can be held in the conference room, large classes can be held in the large shop. Gun smith service, armorer courses, training groups, knife courses, CCW courses, seminars, lectures, women’s introductory courses, medical courses and UTM training, can all be done here.

This is something that we have talked about for over a year, but all parties involved have been very busy. It look as if things may finally be falling into place.

Here are a few photo’s showing the facility. The one photo that is missing would be the 2 large roll up doors and the spacious training area.

We are in the beginning stages of coming up with a plan on how to make a huge impact on the Las Vegas Market. I will keep you apprised as we hopefully nail it down.