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200 - DEFENSIVE HANDGUN LEVEL 1/Kalispell, MT
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200 - DEFENSIVE HANDGUN LEVEL 1/Kalispell, MT

$415

with Michael Seeklander

Open to: Anyone.  A basic level of proficiency (loading, unloading, and familiarity) is required.

Course Description: This course is a piece of my total training system that reinforces the techniques covered in my book Your Defensive Handgun Training Program. The program will take your shooting to the next level. The full training system is like nothing else available today, focusing on not only the execution of skills but in the critical process to properly train those skills and subsequently improve your results.  This class INCLUDES a downloadable version of the training drill AND videos for you to follow in your training once you have graduated class.   Self-defense context is also thoroughly covered in this program, defining the distance related concepts of a fight with a handgun. This course is ideal for anyone who carries a handgun for combative (self-defense) purposes, and will benefit both the novice as well as experienced shooters. It is the pre-requisite course for those wishing to take other Shooting-Performance advanced handgun courses.  This course includes a free video download of all of the essential drills!

Class Learning Objectives:

  • Principles of Adult Learning
  • Heart Rate Management /Combat Breathing
  • Self Defense Observe, Orient, and Defend Principles
  • Mental Preparation for the Fight
  • Physical Preparation for the Fight
  • Legal Preparation for the Fight
  • Principles of an Effective Training Program
  • Carry Gear and Firearm Setup
  • Principles of Dry Fire Training (manipulation training)
  • Principles of the Firing Cycle (high performance marksmanship)
  • Live Fire Micro and Macro Drills (firing cycle)
  • Low Light Handgun Operation (practical application limited by the range)
  • Concepts of a Proper Live Fire Training Session

Required Gear:

  • Serviceable handgun and magazines (2-3) or speed loaders (2-3)
  • Handgun carry gear (we recommend your daily carry holster and gear)
  • 800 rounds of ammunition *Note, this is an estimated quantity due to the unique flexibility of the program, students may shoot more or less
  • 10 rounds of dummy ammunition (your caliber)
  • Concealing garment (if you carry concealed)
  • Firearms rated eye protection
  • Electronic hearing protection
  • Personal comfort items (chair, water, snacks, sunscreen, etc.)

210 - COMPETITION HANDGUN LEVEL 1/Walton, KY

$415

with Michael Seeklander

Calendar Sep 11, 2021 at 9 am

Open to: Anyone with a current classification in IDPA or USPSA or approval from instructor.

Course Description: Do you want to be your absolute best?  This course is a piece of my total training system that reinforces the techniques covered in my book Your Competition Handgun Training Program. The program will take your shooting to the next level.  Much more than just a class alone, Mike’s full program consists of this class, the book, and videos (Competition Handgun Training Skills and Drills Volume 1 and Volume 2) is like nothing else available today.  It focuses on not only the proper technique and execution of skills but also the critical process necessary to train those skills and subsequently improve your results. This course is ideal for shooting athletes that are newer to the sport and looking for a solid foundation, as well as seasoned shooters looking to gain that competitive edge.  Watch a sampling of concepts covered in class here!  This course includes a free video download of all of the essential drills!

Class Learning Objectives:

  • Principles of Adult Learning
  • Heart Rate Management /Focus Breathing
  • Mental Preparation
  • Physical Preparation
  • Principles of an Effective Training Program
  • Competition Gear and Firearm Setup
  • Principles of Dry Fire Training (manipulation training)
  • Principles of the Firing Cycle (high performance marksmanship)
  • Live Fire Micro and Macro Drills (firing cycle)
  • Stage Movement Principles
  • Concepts of a Proper Live Fire Training Session

Required Gear:

  • Serviceable handgun and magazines (2-3) or speed loaders (2-3)
  • Handgun carry gear (we recommend your competition holster and gear)
  • 1200 rounds (*Note, this is an estimated quantity due to the unique flexibility of the program, students may shoot more or less)   
  • Firearm and all related equipment
  • Notebook and pen
  • Electronic ear protection (check out Howard Leight brand)
  • Shooting rated eye protection 
  • Dummy rounds appropriate for their caliber handgun (10)
  • Water, snacks, chair, sunscreen, or any other personal comfort items desired
  • Electronic hearing protection

200 - DEFENSIVE HANDGUN LEVEL 1/Sacramento, CA

$415

with Michael Seeklander

Calendar Oct 9, 2021 at 9 am

Open to: Anyone.  A basic level of proficiency (loading, unloading, and familiarity) is required.

Course Description: This course is a piece of my total training system that reinforces the techniques covered in my book Your Defensive Handgun Training Program. The program will take your shooting to the next level. The full training system is like nothing else available today, focusing on not only the execution of skills but in the critical process to properly train those skills and subsequently improve your results.  This class INCLUDES a downloadable version of the training drill AND videos for you to follow in your training once you have graduated class.   Self-defense context is also thoroughly covered in this program, defining the distance related concepts of a fight with a handgun. This course is ideal for anyone who carries a handgun for combative (self-defense) purposes, and will benefit both the novice as well as experienced shooters. It is the pre-requisite course for those wishing to take other Shooting-Performance advanced handgun courses.  This course includes a free video download of all of the essential drills!

Class Learning Objectives:

  • Principles of Adult Learning
  • Heart Rate Management /Combat Breathing
  • Self Defense Observe, Orient, and Defend Principles
  • Mental Preparation for the Fight
  • Physical Preparation for the Fight
  • Legal Preparation for the Fight
  • Principles of an Effective Training Program
  • Carry Gear and Firearm Setup
  • Principles of Dry Fire Training (manipulation training)
  • Principles of the Firing Cycle (high performance marksmanship)
  • Live Fire Micro and Macro Drills (firing cycle)
  • Low Light Handgun Operation (practical application limited by the range)
  • Concepts of a Proper Live Fire Training Session

Required Gear:

  • Serviceable handgun and magazines (2-3) or speed loaders (2-3)
  • Handgun carry gear (we recommend your daily carry holster and gear)
  • 800 rounds of ammunition *Note, this is an estimated quantity due to the unique flexibility of the program, students may shoot more or less
  • 10 rounds of dummy ammunition (your caliber)
  • Concealing garment (if you carry concealed)
  • Firearms rated eye and ear protection
  • Personal comfort items (chair, water, snacks, sunscreen, etc.)

Will run

103 – DEFENSIVE HANDGUN CLOSE QUARTERS/ONE-HANDED SURVIVAL SKILLS/ Sacramento, CA

$205

with Michael Seeklander

Calendar Oct 11, 2021 at 9 am

Taught by: Mike Seeklander 

Open to: 101, 102 graduates or 200 (2-day)

Course Description: 101 and 102 have given you the skills necessary prepared you for to excel in this course. Do you realize that many fights may take place within several feet from you? You should, because they can and do. Having the ability to use your defensive handgun skills and engage threats within 1-3 yards without using a position that might cause you to lose your gun is incredibly important. Learn how to operate and shoot your handgun from close and extreme close quarters positions before you get into a situation where you might need those skills!  This course includes a free video download of all of the essential drills! 

Class Learning Objectives:

  • Distance lecture (what is too close)
  • Close quarters shooting techniques
  • Extreme close quarters shooting techniques
  • Close/far transitions
  • Weapon strikes

Required Gear:

  • Serviceable handgun and magazines (2-3) or speed loaders (2-3)
  • Handgun carry gear (we recommend your daily carry holster and gear)
  • 500 rounds of ammunition (*Note, this is an estimated quantity due to the unique flexibility of the program, students may shoot more or less)
  • 10 rounds of dummy ammunition (your caliber)
  • Concealing garment (if you carry concealed)
  • Firearms rated eye and ear protection
  • Personal comfort items (chair, water, snacks, sunscreen, etc.)
  • Notebook and pen

Will run

504 - FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE/Humble, TX

$995

with Michael Seeklander

Calendar Nov 1, 2021 at 9 am

Open to: Credentialed Law Enforcement ONLY! (local, state, federal, military)

Course Description: This is an Instructor Development Course, not a course certifying instructional methods for a specific state or agency/group.  It is a combination of material compiled over 25+ years of instructing full-time as a full-time federally certified instructor.  This instructional course will greatly increase your ability to instruct in a structured and professional manner.  It is meant to take those who have a solid interest in teaching, or those who already have experience and build upon it.  This course is like no other course on the market, in that it focuses on instructional methodology versus a specific technique or system.  It does include a detailed shooting block of instruction to establish base manipulation and marksmanship skill to increase your skill level, as well as to demonstrate live-fire range management.

Class Learning Objectives:

  • Principles of Adult Learning
  • Managing a Classroom Environment
  • Managing a Live Fire Range Environment
  • Principles of an Effective Training Program
  • Introductional Block “What, Why, How” model
  • The P.E.D.I.P. (Prepare, Explain, Demonstrate, Imitate and Practice) model
  • R.A.C. Method of Question/Answer
  • Overcoming Technical Objections
  • Instructor-Student Communication Techniques
  • Planning and Instructional Material Development

Required Gear:

  • 500 rounds of handgun ammunition (*Note, this is an estimated quantity due to the unique flexibility of the program; students may shoot slightly more or less.)
  • 500 rounds of rifle ammunition
  • Firearm (Handgun and Rifle) and ALL related equipment
  • Notebook and pen
  • Personal protective gear (eye and ear protection)
  • Dummy rounds appropriate for their caliber handgun and rifle (10)

211 - THE BIGGER CIRCLE - ADVANCED SHOOTING MECHANICS With Mike Seeklander and Rob Leatham / Casa Grande, AZ

$895

with Michael Seeklander

Calendar Nov 19, 2021 at 9 am

Dates: Nov 19-21

Instructors: Mike Seeklander and Rob Leatham

MANDATORY Pre-requisites: You may take this class if you are a C class shooter (USPSA), Marksman (IDPA), or can shoot the Bill Wilson 5x5 skills test in under 30 seconds.  You may find this test here.  If you do NOT meet these, you will NOT be refunded if you are removed from class. 

Note!!: Sorry, the Shooting-Performance Spring and AWS discount codes are not valid for this class since it is a combined instructor class. 

Course Description: This is a 3 day class with Mike Seeklander, and Rob Leatham!  Your foundation is solid, however, new skills still await you. The “Bigger Circle” concept is the key to this course, and this simply means that shooting skill is the answer to the problem you wish to solve. This course does not separate competitive from defensive, but rather focuses on the keys to successfully solving the shooting problem at hand irregardless of sport or task. Taking your skill level to the next level requires a detailed breakdown of the mechanics required to shoot better, and this course will teach you those mechanics. 

Class Learning Objectives:

  • Advanced High Performance Marksmanship Principles
  • Advanced High Performance Manipulation Techniques
  • Understanding the Process of "scoring" as a training concept
  • Understanding the Visual Performance Concepts
  • Training Drill Execution for Maximum Effectiveness
  • Keys to Developing Speed
  • Balance and Movement Principles
  • Mental Toughness

Required Gear:

  • Serviceable handgun and magazines (2-3) or speed loaders (2-3)

  • Serviceable handgun carry gear (holster and magazine pouches)

  • 1500 rounds ammunition (*Note, this is an estimated quantity due to the unique flexibility of the program, students may shoot more or less)   

  • Notebook and pen

  • Personal protective gear (eye and ear protection)

  • Dummy rounds appropriate for their caliber handgun (10)

  • Water, snacks, chair, sunscreen, or any other personal comfort items desired.

Will run





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