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    Training available in Florida ...

    I'd like to introduce myself to all members and announce that Defensive Shooting Instructors, Inc. provides training in the following cities:
    * Pembroke Pines (South Florida)
    * Orlando (Central Florida)
    * Jacksonville (North Florida)
    * Tampa (West Central Florida)

    We teach the following courses of study:
    * FIRST STEPS PISTOL/CONCEALED CARRY CLASS - BASIC LEVEL
    * CONCEALED CARRY PISTOL CLASS - ADVANCED LEVEL
    * PERSONAL PROTECTION IN THE HOME
    * FIRST STEPS SHOTGUN BASIC LEVEL
    * DEFENSIVE/COMBAT/CLOSE RANGE SHOTGUN GUNFIGHTING ADVANCED LEVEL
    * FIRST STEPS RIFLE BASIC LEVEL
    * RIFLE/CARBINE GUNFIGHTING ADVANCED LEVEL CLASS
    * VEHICLE BASED GUNFIGHTING ADVANCED LEVEL
    * PERSONAL WATERCRAFT GUNFIGHTING/ANTI-PIRACY SKILLS

    People fly in from all over the US & the Carribbean to take our courses.

    We offer State of Florida certification CCW courses and starting in January of 2007 we'll be offering State of Utah CCW certification courses as well.

    Defensive Shooting Instructors, Inc.
    DefensiveShootingInstructors@gmail.com
    (786) 299-6057
    Mark Wittenberg; Head Instructor
    Defensive Shooting Instructors
    NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
    State of Florida Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor
    Taser Instructor
    NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
    State of Florida "D" & "G" Licensed Executive Protection Officer

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    Thank's Mark! Welcome to Combat Carry. Any info or advice you would like to share with the forum would be greatly appreciated. There are several (including me) that seek training as we all should. Educating and peaking one's curiosity and explaining the benifits to seek further training is the first step IMO.

    I am always looking for training, although booked up on classes I am set up for until Nov/06. I wouldn't mind coming down and taking a few of your classes that seem to be unique with a like minded friend I have in Tampa Florida some time, I get to visit and take classes at the same time, can't beat that.

    Do you have a website?


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    Aye, I'm in Tampa. What're we talking about in terms of scheduling and costs?

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    What is costs and the schedules for the Tampa area??
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    i'm interested in a course in the central florida area. i might even go to tampa if i have to.

    more details please!

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    Thanks for your reply to my posting.
    No, we don't have a web site yet, though I've been looking for a designer - it is on our list of projects to complete before years end.
    Sometimes I feel like a one legged man in an ass-kicking contest: giving classes locally & on the road, expanding our sales team, and expanding our licenses & certifications which means constantly traveling for courses.
    Any info or questions you have - please, feel ask. How often do you come to Tampa?
    Respectfully yours,

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    State of Florida Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor
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    State of Florida "D" & "G" Licensed Executive Protection Officer

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    I have one of the best website designers you can get for a very fair price if your interested. He is building my for me website as I write this. He is also the founder of www.missouricarry.com and built that site as well. If you are interested I can set up up with his info, just PM me if you want it.

    How often do I visit Florida? up until the last couple months it's been about 8 years since I have been there do to work and being on call everyday of my life, I can go anytime I want now I have help these day's.


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    Thanks for the post Mark. Any chance you guys are looking to expand out to the panhandle areas in the near future?

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    Great to hear from you Mark. I'm looking for some classes in Jacksonville, so it's great to find another oppurtunity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kikr View Post
    Great to hear from you Mark. I'm looking for some classes in Jacksonville, so it's great to find another oppurtunity.
    Same here.. My new passion is tactics, & combat shooting. Please us Jax ppl posted on when the classes will be.

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    Hello Mark,

    I'm just outside Tampa. Please update me on class schedules, etc.

    Thanx,

    Michael

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    I'm in Kissimmee and will be looking for that web site to come up. Would definitely like to see class inifo.

    Will there be a discount for having to go through the construction on I-4 westbound?

    Bob

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    Class Outlines

    FIRST STEPS PISTOL/CONCEALED CARRY CLASS - BASIC LEVEL
    *This course meets & fulfills the requirements for the State of Florida Concealed Carry Permit "CCW" for residents & non-residents. You do not need to be a resident of Florida to qualify for this permit people that travel find it to be the most comprehensive Concealed Carry Permit accepted.*

    OUTLINE: This is the NRA's First STEPS Pistol course which is designed for the beginning shooter. A knowledge of firearms is not assumed or required. Each student progresses at their own pace. Firearm basics and shooting techniques are covered in a 3 hour classroom setting. There is a 1-hour range session where the students will demonstrate firearm ability & safety by shooting 10 rounds with a semi automatic .22 caliber pistol and 10 rounds with a .22 caliber revolver. During the range exercise, hands-on instruction is provided to assure that the student learns the correct methods for firing a pistol with full observance of all safety rules.
    Topics covered in the course include:
    1) Pistol Cartridges & Components
    2) Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
    a) Semi-Automatic Knowledge
    b) Revolver Knowledge
    3) Fundamental Gun Safety Rules
    4) Pistol Operation
    5) Ammunition Malfunctions
    6) Shooting - Live Fire section of the Class
    7) Maintenance and Cleaning
    8) Holster Selection/Concealment Techniques
    9) Outline of laws pertaining to Florida Concealed Carry to include:
    a) Safety and responsibility by law of firearms around children
    b) Restricted Carry Areas
    c) Weapons Laws
    d) Shoot/Don't Shoot Scenarios/Use of Force and Justification
    e) Escalation of Force
    f) Interaction with Law Enforcement

    At the conclusion of the class you will be given a Certificate of Completion and the State of Florida Concealed Carry permit package including: fingerprint card, application, applicable State Statutes.
    You then send: a photocopy of the Certificate of Completion, the completed application and fingerprint card to the State with a money order for $117.00, and within 90 days you'll have your State of Florida Concealed Carry Permit, valid for 5 years and valid/reciprocated in 28 states.

    The course is 4 hours and the cost is $75.


    CONCEALED CARRY PISTOL CLASS - ADVANCED LEVEL
    * LIVE FIRE - SHOOTING SKILLS BASED CLASS*

    OUTLINE: This course is designed to combine combative handgun techniques with everyday carry and concealment of the personal handgun. It combines classroom and range time to give the student a solid understanding of what is needed to deploy the defensive handgun from a covering garment.
    Topics that will be covered are:
    1) Developing the combative mind
    2) Gun and holster selection
    3) Locating your own personal carry "sweet spot"
    4) Garment removal techniques
    5) Draw techniques (with an emphasis on belt carry)
    6) Enhancing combative pistol and holster skills
    7) Weapon Retention
    8) Moving off the "X"; Moving & shooting
    9) Seated shooting and shooting in/around vehicles
    10) Force on Force Training w/ "Simunitions" Pistols

    The course is 2 Days (8 hours total) and the cost is $395.
    Requirements: Eye & ear protection, brimmed baseball-style hat, pistol with three magazines, concealment style holster & double magazine pouch; Surefire or other Tactical light; 500 rounds of ammunition


    FIRST STEPS SHOTGUN BASIC LEVEL
    OUTLINE: This class is designed by the NRA to provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a shotgun safely. It is also a great refresher course for a shooter that feels their basic skills are rusty. This is a Basic Skills class.
    Topics covered in the course include:
    1) Safe Shotgun Handling
    2) Shotgun Parts and Operation
    3) Ammunition Selection and Handling Ammunition Malfunctions
    4) Fundamentals of Shooting a Shotgun
    5) Shooting Targets (Stationary & Moving)
    6) Cleaning & Storing your Shotgun
    7) Training Opportunities
    The course is 3 hours and the cost is $100. per person.
    Requirements: 12 gauge Pump or Semi-Auto Shotgun; eye & ear protection; 50 rounds low recoil 00 buckshot


    DEFENSIVE/COMBAT/CLOSE RANGE SHOTGUN GUNFIGHTING ADVANCED LEVEL
    *PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PRIOR BASIC SHOTGUN USAGE SKILLS/EXPERIENCE LEVEL*
    OUTLINE: The shotgun is the MOST effective and most underutilized close quarter self-defense tool available. Whether pump action or semi auto, no other firearm has the versatility and potential power of the shotgun. The course will provide the student with a thorough exposure to the use of the shotgun in the anti-personnel mode. Sporting use of the shotgun will not be addressed.
    Topics covered in this course include:
    1) Safe Shotgun Handling
    2) Fundamentals of both Pump and Semi-automatic Shotguns
    3) Ammunition Selection and Handling Ammunition Malfunctions
    4) Select Loading, Speed Reloading Techniques, One-handed Malfunction Clearing
    5) Combat Firing Techniques
    6) Shooting Moving Targets, Firing on the Move, Multiple Threats
    7) Identifying Threats and Firing in Reduced Light Conditions
    8) Transitioning to Handgun
    The course is 6 hours and the cost is $300.
    Requirements: 12 Gauge Pump or Semi-Auto Shotgun with a sling; Pistol with 3 magazines/speed loaders; holster and double magazine pouch; eye & ear protection; 100 rounds of low recoil 12 gauge 00 buckshot; 100 rounds of standard 12 gauge 00 buckshot; 100 rounds of handgun ammunition.


    FIRST STEPS RIFLE BASIC LEVEL
    OUTLINE: This class is designed by the NRA to provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a rifle safely. It is also a great refresher course for a shooter that feels their basic skills are rusty. This is a Basic Skills class.
    Topics covered in the course include:
    1) Safe Rifle Handling
    2) Rifle Parts and Operation
    3) Ammunition Selection and Handling Ammunition Malfunctions
    4) Fundamentals of Shooting a Rifle
    5) Shooting Targets (Stationary & Moving)
    6) Cleaning & Storing your Rifle
    7) Training Opportunities
    The course is 3 hours and the cost is $100. per person.
    Requirements: Rifle; eye & ear protection; 50 rounds of ammunition


    RIFLE/CARBINE GUNFIGHTING ADVANCED LEVEL CLASS
    *PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PRIOR BASIC RIFLE USAGE SKILLS/EXPERIENCE LEVEL*
    Topics covered in this course include:
    1) Fundamentals of Rifle Marksmanship and Handling,
    2) How to Zero Iron-Sighted Rifles
    3) Ammunition Selection and Handling Ammunition Malfunctions
    4) Range work quickly moves from Basic Marksmanship to Tactical Movement, Use of Cover, Various Firing Positions, Pivots and Turns, Use of the Safety Circle Concept
    5) Shooting Moving Targets, Firing on the Move, Multiple Threats
    6) Reloading under Stress
    7) Reduced Light Threat Identification and Firing
    8) Transitioning to Handgun
    The course is 8 hours and the cost is $400.
    Requirements: Rifle or Semi-Auto Carbine (caliber .223 or larger) with a sling; Handgun with Holster and minimum of 2 magazines w/ magazine pouch; eye & ear protection; at least 3 rifle magazines with a capacity of 20 rounds or more; 500+ rounds of rifle ammunition, 100 rounds of handgun ammunition; waterproof ground cover for prone zeroing exercises.


    VEHICLE BASED GUNFIGHTING ADVANCED LEVEL
    * THIS COURSE INVOLVES USING HANDGUNS & LONG GUNS IN & AROUND VEHICLES; PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE ADVANCED LEVEL EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO CLASS*
    OUTLINE: The objective of this course is to employ safe armed defensive tactics and skills to defeat armed aggressors on the road, parking lots or highways. The student is provided with the defensive solutions to the many problems that may be associated with but not limited to: Car Jacking, Attempted Kidnapping and Armed Road-Rage.
    Course is 8 hours and the cost is $400.
    Contact us for specific information about this class.


    PERSONAL WATERCRAFT GUNFIGHTING/ANTI-PIRACY SKILLS
    OUTLINE: The objective of this class is to create an environment where owner/captains of large personal watercraft learn defensive firearms techniques. The ultimate focus weapon for this is the Shotgun, however we utilize semi-auto carbines and pistols as well. The two principal focuses addressed are repelling pirates/boarders/thieves, and, gun-fighting room clearing skills for once your craft has been boarded.
    Topics covered in this course include:
    1) Safety Discussion
    2) Choice of Firearms by Task
    3) Ammunition by Firearm; Task Driven
    4) Shooting Skills from a Moving Target at a Moving Target, Moving and Shooting; Multiple Targets
    5) Fire/Ammunition Control
    6) Reloading under Stress & Malfunction Drills
    7) Transitioning between Principal and Secondary Firearms
    8) Tactical Movement on Board/Room Clearing/Teamwork Drills/Close Contact Shooting
    9) Low Light Shooting Scenarios & Threat Identification
    Course is 8 hours and the cost is $495. per person
    Requirements: 12 gauge Pump or Semi-Auto Shotgun with a sling; Rifle or Semi-Auto Carbine (caliber .223 or larger) with a sling; Handgun with Holster and minimum of 2 magazines w/ magazine pouch; eye & ear protection; 3 rifle magazines with a capacity of 30 rounds; 100 rounds of low recoil 12 gauge 00 buckshot; 200+ rounds of rifle ammunition; 100+ rounds of frangible handgun ammunition


    PERSONAL PROTECTION IN THE HOME
    OUTLINE: This is the NRA's "Personal Protection In the Home" course. This "very comprehensive" class includes shooting skills & covers:
    1) Safety
    a) Basic firearm safety
    b) Defensive shooting safety
    c) Safe firearm storage
    2) Mental Preparation
    a) Awareness
    b) The Defensive Mindset
    3) Developing Defensive Shooting Skills
    a) Defensive shooting concepts
    b) Basic defensive shooting skills
    c) Shooting positions
    d) Aiming & firing techniques
    e) Utilizing cover & concealment
    f) Gun handling
    g) Opportunities for skill enhancement
    4) Strategies for Home & Personal Safety
    a) Making you & your home safer
    b) Responding to a possible break-in
    c) Confronting an intruder or attacker
    d) If you must shoot
    e) The aftermath of a defensive shooting
    5) Firearms, Self Defense & the Law
    a) Firearms, self defense & the law
    b) The legal aftermath of a shooting
    6) Selecting Firearms, Ammunition & Accessories for Personal Protection
    a) Selecting a firearm for personal protection
    b) Selecting ammunition for personal protection
    c) Selecting firearm accessories
    7) Firearm Maintenance
    a) cleaning your firearm
    b) inspecting your firearm
    c) lubricating your firearm
    d) function checking your firearm
    e) other maintenance
    f) gunsmith check-up
    This class is 8 hours of classroom/theory and 2 hours on the shooting range. It takes place across 2 days and the cost is $400. per person.
    Requirements: Eye & ear protection, brimmed baseball-style hat, pistol with three magazines, concealment style holster & double magazine pouch; Surefire or other Tactical light; 200 rounds of ammunition


    **Note: All class formats & prices are subject to change.
    All classes are not available in all locations because of logistics.
    Please ask about the class & location you're interested in.


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    NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
    State of Florida Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor
    Taser Instructor
    NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
    State of Florida "D" & "G" Licensed Executive Protection Officer

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    I was asked via email if my posting our course outlines is a solicitation.
    It is in NO WAY a solicitation!
    I was asked via private messages by members of this forum several times for information about what we teach. In an effort to not be redundant - I posted it!
    We provide a service - empowering others about the Defensive use of Firearms ... we are very interested in being a productive contributor on CombatCarry.com
    If there has been any misunderstanding - hopefully it ends here.

    One thing we are passionate about is sharing information, and being here on CC.com is an extension of that desire.
    I am proud of our teams' desire to participate here!
    If you live in Florida - as we do, we are 2 parts of the community:
    1) residents that practice our defensive shooting skills & are concerned about the laws affecting our ability to protect ourselves & families;
    2) a moving force involved in educating the community - including people that live in fear and hunger for being taught with care about self defense, the escalation of force, and their right as a citizen of Florida to meet force with force under the Castle Doctrine Law.

    I look forward to our organization being a part of this forum for a long time - yet understand the sharp edge we walk between talking as teachers and one's ability of mistaking that dialog for marketing.
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