Most “gun guys” think that when faced with a situation that requires deadly force the answer is always “gun”. The reality is that this line of thinking is likely to get you killed. This course will teach you how integrate empty hand techniques with blades, improvised weapons and firearms. You will learn to fluidly transition from one tool to the next based on what is situationally appropriate. This is a physically demanding, hands on course that will elevate your situational awareness and shooting/ fighting ability to the next level.

Private range 45 minutes from Dallas, TX

There is limited lodging available on site. Contact me for details. 

Course Contact Information
Bill Rapier
[email protected]

Student Gear List:

  1. Handgun, full size or compact (please no subcompacts).
  2. 3-4 pistol magazines (5 magazines if you have to shoot reduced capacity magazines).
  3. Holster, I recommend an inside the waistband holster all kydex style ( “FO3”).
  4. Aluminum training blade (Northman, Sayoc, Atienza or Headhunter Blades).
  5. Non firing pistol shape or SIRT pistol.
  6. Clothing that are typical of your everyday dress, but ones that you don't mind getting dirty.
  7. Eye and ear protection.
  8. Spare parts/ oil for pistol
  9. 600 rounds of training ammo.
  10. Hat, sunscreen, water, snacks.
  11. Blow out kit and tourniquet.

Registrant Information


I agree to allow American Tactical Shooting Instruction LLC or any of its agents to perform a background check. Cancellation will result in a full refund if there is someone available to take your spot. Otherwise, cancellation prior to 30 days out will result in a coupon of equal value to a future American Tactical Shooting Instruction LLC training course occurring within 10 months of the canceled course. Cancellations within the 30-day window are non-refundable if no one is available to take your spot.
We will not share your information with anyone else, ever. We will keep your contact information to communicate with you about this course and upcoming courses or products unless you request otherwise.
A signed waiver is required before student participation.

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