SIRT Training and LASR Training
Here is a quick list of some main benefits of this course and areas of emphasis for this course. In general, the goal is to integrate apply and develop fundamentals in practical pistol skills namely:
• Refine the grip
• Develop consistent grip establishment
• Proper stance (platform)
• Build index shooting and knowing the limits thereof
• Trigger control and how to refine it.
• Sights and knowing when and how much crisp sight picture we need.
• Build awareness of moving no-shoots (the Progressor drill)
• Further, integrate safe gun handling skills, and above, all be safe and have fun.
An introduction introducing yourself, the objective of your course, and above all, making them feel comfortable. The students absolutely have to have a level of comfort to learn and moreover, bring about any immediate safety concerns or general considerations related to their involvement in the class.
NO LIVE-FIRE TOOLS:
Start the brief straight away that the delineated training area is a cleansed environment where there are absolutely no live fire guns whatsoever. This is a good time to have a SIRT pistol in your hand and introduce the pistol if they are not aware of it and let them know these particular devices do not go boom. SIRTs cannot fire a shot; however, they are to be treated just like a live-fire gun in accordance with the safety rules which will be covered shortly. I want to stress the importance of not making anyone feel stupid if they did bring a live-fire tool. Yes they should have probably read your introductory course materials etc., but nonetheless we want to promote conceal carry. They may have been busy. They may have forgotten, so be diligent about removing the live-fire guns but also be gracious, understanding and facilitate their efforts to get 09
KEY CONCEPT: PACE PLANNING It’s best to have a PACE plan (Primary, Alternative, Contingency, and Emergency) when finding your location to train. If something crazy happens and you have to change your venue, have that lifeboat ready for another venue even if it might cost you some emergency money. Perhaps you have to drive a little further, but it is a good idea to have all your students’ contact information readily available to fire off a group text or preferably a group email when have you if you absolutely have to change your location. At the very least your students will appreciate your efforts and understand (hopefully) that the circumstances inevitably forced this inconvenience. However, you are communicating you are on top of it and prepared with the PACE plan. APPLIED FUNDAMENTALS COURSE Version 1.1 2018-02-20 the guns in a locked container in their car or have a locked case in a separate room where you can comfortably put their live-fire pistols away in a secure location. If you do have to handle a student’s live firearm. Be sure to clear it pursuant ot NRA Basic Pistol instructional standards and clear it. Remove the magazine and all ammo, rack the slide several times, if available keep the pistol and slide lock and store it in the locked container. It’s not a bad idea to have one in your car. Store the ammo in a separate location. If you have to use a bit of masking tape to identify the magazine. Again being prepared is key and you want to get the area cleansed very quickly without losing momentum while not having anyone feel too stupid all the while being excruciatingly thorough. DESIGNATING ENTRANCE AND EXIT POINTS Definitely inform the people that there are defined entrance and exit points and that anyone leaving has to go through a mandatory safety check.
GENERAL INQUIRIES ON ANY INJURIES:
Make a general inquiry if anyone has an injury like a crinked knee, back, etc. A lot of people will probably not raise their hand but you might get the guy or gal who just had their MCL torn or some other injury. It’s good to be aware of this, in particular, if you progress to a drill having any kind of compromise shooting positions, bending down on low cover, etc. Designate someone to call 911 and someone to transport. Make the students aware that you have your cell phone handy and your vehicle if there is some form of injury that has to go to the hospital. It’s a good idea to know the exact route to a local hospital wherever you go. This is a good general principle on any vacation etc., but in particular for a class. What are the odds of such a catastrophic injury in a SIRT fire class? Negligible; however, the mere fact that you are so diligent in covering this point shows your competence and thoroughness to the students right off the bat. I guarantee you they will be impressed that you cover logistics and transportation. Designate a person, a volunteer, who can call 911 in the event you cannot. Also, designate someone who has a vehicle in a situation where you cannot provide transportation. Again this takes about 20 to 30 seconds and you definitely do not want to freak anyone out like there’s going to be some dangerous stuff ahead, but you’re covering all bases. When you prepare to this level, the odds of anything happening catastrophic are further diminished. It’s like insurance with the minimum premium of a few well-invested minutes.