A lone woman coming out of a shopping mall, a mother at the movies with her children, and a father on an outing with his family all have one thing in common: Each can at a moment's notice find themselves caught off guard in a robbery attempt or violent assault, and have to 'fight their way out of it' to save themselves. Such incidents happen much closer and faster than many of us want or expect. Do you know how training for such events differ from your normal range time or 'target shooting'? This class is NOT about being 'tacticool', or using 'flashy', cool looking techniques, but rather, it's about mastering the basics, and applying them to Real World Self Defense. This class also addresses the psychological and physiological affects on those involved. Past attendees have called this training unorthodox and realistic.
With hands on coaching, you will train in context, learning new skills, to include Counter Ambush, Active Shooter Response, Extreme CQB, Emergency One Hand Shooting, Reloading and Clearing Malfunctions under stress, and more!
For this class, the student will need:
- semi-auto pistol in a 'service' caliber (9mm or better), 3 magazines
- sturdy waist holster
- two magazine pouches
- 400 rounds of ammunition
All shooting in this course is from concealment (uniformed LE exception). A proper holster for these classes should be of rigid construction, so that when the pistol is removed from the holster, the holster doesn't collapse. The holster should hold the pistol securely, to include covering the trigger guard. To learn more on holsters prior to class, please see an Openrange Instructor, and/or attend our Art of Concealment class.
Duration of this class is two (2) days, at eight (8) hours each day
"The CQHS was worth every dollar. The class is probably as close as you can get to a 'real world exerpience' on an indoor range. The drills are fantastic and really make you think. The history portion and class time really ties it all together. I would love to take the class again, and probably will." Tammy W.
"Thanks again for an instructive, intresting, and meaningful 2 day Close Quarters class. I enjoyed the class thoroughly, and appreciated the constant emphasis on safety and LIVE ammo. You history lessons were A++!" Stephen C.
"The Close Quarters Handgun School @ Openrange is outstanding - this was no regular day @ the range! The short classroom sessions were informative as well as interesting with knowledgable instructor. Most of the school was down range and the live fire sessions covered everything from marksmanship tp gun fighting and counter ambush drills. I now feel better prepared for a real world defensive situation. Highly recommended ... 5 STARS MARLAN!" Tim P.
Marlan Ingram is the Director of Training at Openrangesports. He comes from a 30 year career in Law Enforcement and Executive Protection. He spent 22 years as a Competitive Shooter, and for the past 16 years, he has been a Firearms and Defensive Tactics Instructor. He has written over 70 articles on firearms, firearms history, and firearms training. He is rated as an NRA Handgun Distinguished Expert. Some of his certifications are:
-NRA Tactical Shooting Instructor
-Combat Focus Shooting Instructor
-S&W Academy Certified Instructor
-Action Target Academy 3 Gun Instructor
-TEES MP-5 Sub-Machine Gun Instructor
-TCOLE Basic Tactics Instructor (room entry/clearing)
-Israeli Combative Pistol Course
-Thunder Ranch Defensive Handgun Course
-Rangemaster Combative Pistol Course
-Rangemaster Active Shooter Response Course
-Range USA Advanced Handgun Course
-Unified Fighting Systems Defensive Tactics Instructor
-Unified Fighting Systems Edged
-Weapons Defense Instructor
-Simunitions Scenario Instructor
A no show will result in a $20 cancellation fee. Please be on time for classes; those 15 minutes late may be asked to reschedule