October 27-28, 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Fight Focused Handgun VI – Advanced Fight Focused Marksmanship – 2 days $300

Fight Focused Handgun VI – Advanced Fight Focused Marksmanship

Fight Focused Handgun VI picks up right where Fight Focused Handgun IV left off. The main focus of this course is about raising your advanced “sighted fire” marksmanship based skill sets to the next level. Improvement on speed and precision will be the primary goal inside of this fast pace, high pressure curriculum. The limitations of the perfect balance of speed and accuracy will continually be challenged and surpassed. This course will be all about keeping your gun running and hitting at your full potential. This course will be designed in a manner that will facilitate your ability to choose between the use of only one primary set up or for mirrored setups for completely ambidextrous work.

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

  • Advanced level manipulations and malfunction clearances
  • The importance of the thumbs forward/locked wrist grip
  • Movement and communication
  • The perfection of the body mechanics of the eye hand coordination draw stroke
  • Building the structure behind the gun for maximum recoil control and “fast and accurate” follow-up shots.
  • Mastery of sequence of sighted fire shooting
  • Ownership of the four secrets of marksmanship
  • Sub-conscious level focal transitions
  • Calling your shots and knowing exactly where your bullets are going to hit every time you press the trigger
  • The ownership of type two focus
  •  Pushing the limitations inside of the perfect balance of speed and accuracy
  • Advanced failure to stop drills
  • Surgical precision under time pressure
  • Hostage rescue shooting under time pressure
  • Rapid assumption of shooting positions under time pressure
  • Shooting from behind cover
  • An in-depth look at controlled movement and “move stop shoot” movement at distance

**Pre-requisite, Fight Focused Handgun IV course or other two-day intermediate marksmanship based course.

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September 29-30, 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Rifle For Gunfighters – Co-instructed by Colby Rupert & Roger Phillips – 2 days $350

Rifle For Gunfighters – Co-instructed by Colby Rupert and Roger Phillips

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,  and auxiliary rifle gear capable of holding at least 5 magazines is highly recommended.

1000 rounds and as always, bring more if you want to shoot more.

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Read AAR of last time this course was run here.

 

August 25-26, 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Fight Focused Handgun – Fighting at Night – 2 nights $300

Fight Focused Handgun – Fighting at Night

Las Vegas, Nevada
5:00 PM to Midnight
500 rounds (bring more if you want to shoot more)

70% of all gunfight’s occur in low light. Are you as ready as you think you are? This is the course that takes your fighting skills to the levels that they need to be in order to triumph in the most likely of circumstances, the situation of fighting at night. This course is an in-depth look at the skills needed to be as deadly and as safe as you can possibly be while dealing with low light situations. We will look at every aspect of the fight, throughout the reactionary curve, and give you the appropriate strategies, tactics, and skill sets that will allow you to be as deadly and as safe as you can possibly be inside of the entire fighting at night continuum. Although, we will be covering an in-depth look at the use of the flashlight, this is not your typical “LEO base search and clear” type course. We will also cover taking your reactive combat shooting skill sets to a whole other level, one where you do not even need your flashlight to dominate the encounter.

  • The reality of fighting at night
  • Vision and night fighting
  • Low light manipulations
  • The floating light concept
  • Night fighting marksmanship
  • Flashlight in the hand concept
  • Hand on the gun concept
  • Reactionary fighting at night
  • Dealing with the unknown quantity
  • Darkness is your friend
  • Efficient and effective use of the flashlight
  • Night fighting on the move

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Thoughts on Up Coming, August 3-5, 2018 Phoenix, Arizona, Close Quarter Battle Course

By Roger Phillips, Owner and Operator of Fight Focused Concepts

Shooters often believe that they do not need to train in CQB or tactics. Shooters that believe that will only ever be shooters. If you want to develop past being just a shooter and toward actually becoming a fighter, training such as this is essential.

If you plan to take one course from me this year, this course would be your best decision. Co-instructing it with Colby Rupert is not just an honor, it is a privilege. If I was not co-instructing in this course I would be eagerly paying to be a student in it.

We need to understand and admit the level of theory that we have all been taught in the past. The information and experience now available to us, since fighting the war on terror since 2001, has moved us well past the theory of the past and into a level of understanding, through experience, never before seen in American history. If you want to lean how to fight or take your fighting ability to a whole other level, this course is an outstanding option for you.

We are now at ten students enrolled and there is still room for at least ten more.

Enroll here.

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

ENROLL HERE

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