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Instructor Derek

Instructor Derek Carbine Course

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A request can be made by phone (262) 325-6467

Serving: Genoa City, Lake Geneva, Burlington, Elkhorn, Milwaukee areas, Oak Creek, Kenosha, Chicago Area’s and throughout the Greater Lakes Area of Wisconsin & Illinois.

Instructor Derek is a nationally recognized and certified firearms instructor with the NRA. Instructor Derek shares his skills, experiences, and techniques with students just beginning to learn and understand firearms up to advanced shooters. Mixed Martial Arts is the foundation of Instructor Derek’s instruction with particular focus in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Instructor Derek currently partnered with Instructor Jamie currently co-run a branch of Devine Jiu-Jitsu school in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Instructor Derek also volunteers his time helping youth train and learn firearm safety with Balog Combat Systems and the Eddie Eagle Campaign developed by the National Rifle Association.

Firearms Course List

Beginner Carbine Course 1

Beginners welcome – no experience necessary for this class.

Carbine level 1 begins the foundational skills to familiarize yourself with a rifle and its actions. Carbine Course 1 is the first in Instructor Derek’s series of semi-automatic rifle courses geared toward personal protection. Carbine Level 1 is a basic course that is appropriate for individuals that have no carbine experience as well as for those who have some carbine handling experience but are interested refining their skills and becoming more proficient with the AR-type platform.

This 6-hour course is available in a 1-Day Session at Instructor Derek’s outdoor private range.

Participants will review gun safety and discuss equipment considerations, ammunition, and accessory setup for AR-15 rifles.  From there, students receive an in-depth lesson on the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship, which includes an instructor demonstration followed by student dry-fire practice.

For the remainder of the training, participants head to the range for a variety of tactical shooting drills designed to improve their rifle marksmanship and to help develop a warrior mindset. These drills will also develop the confidence needed to successfully use a rifle for self-defense.

At the end of the course, participants will complete a validation shoot to measure their ability to apply fundamentals of marksmanship. The validation shoot also serves to identify areas of strength as well as areas that the shooter needs to improve on before progressing to additional levels of training.

All Instructor Derek courses are built on the core concept of reality-based training using high stress scenarios and other stress inoculating methods to achieve performance as close to fight or flight body response as possible.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Eye and ear protection
  • Carbine (AR-15, M-4, or AK) with sling
  • Minimum of 2 magazines with pouches
  • 150 rounds of quality ammunition
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Students must be at least 18 years old, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The student or parent/legal guardian signing the waiver must have a valid government issued I.D. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Students who cancel or reschedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of a class will receive a full refund. No refunds within 72 hours of course commencement.

Interested in registering? Please check our eventbrite (here) to see if there is a class scheduled or complete the inquiry form below.

Carbine Course 2

Basic Carbine Level 2 builds on the fundamentals of defensive shooting presented in Basic Carbine Level 1. After a brief review of key topics taught in Level 1, the Basic Carbine Level 2 course adds additional ready/shooting positions while introducing new techniques, including use of cover, shooting on the move, pivots and turns, and delivering effective shot placement. The class finishes with a live-fire performance test.

Basic Carbine Level 2 is taught at our Private Range. This 6-hour course is designed to enhance a shooter’s ability to deploy a carbine under varying conditions while maintaining a focus on using the carbine as a personal protection firearm. After finishing Carbine Level 2, students will have a deeper understanding of how mindset can maximize the carbine’s advantage, and better prepare you for our more challenging carbine courses.

All Instructor Derek courses are built on the core concept of reality-based training using high stress scenarios and other stress inoculating methods to achieve performance as close to fight or flight body response as possible.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Reacting to high stress incidents
  • Engaging threats while on the move
  • Engaging threats from turns and pivots
  • Malfunction clearing and efficient reloading
  • Use of cover
  • Shooting until the threat is stopped
  • Balancing speed and accuracy
  • Dealing with the police and other legally armed citizens

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Eye and ear protection
  • Carbine (AR-15, M-4, or AK) with sling
  • Minimum of 3 magazines and a magazine pouches
  • 150-300 rounds of quality ammunition
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Students must be at least 18 years old, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The student or parent/legal guardian signing the waiver must have a valid government issued I.D. *Must have successfully completed Basic Carbine Level 1 or receive instructor permission through assessment.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Students who cancel or reschedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of a class will receive a full refund. No refunds within 72 hours of course commencement.

RATE – $150

Interested in registering? Please check our eventbrite (here) to see if there is a class scheduled or complete the inquiry form below.

Intermediate Carbine Course 3

Carbine Level 3 is a one-day intermediate level course based on combative marksmanship with the rifle or carbine. You will develop speed and precision while utilizing cover and movement to gain a tactical advantage. Material will cover a wide variety of topics from rapid positional shooting, shooting with a mixture of speed and precision, fighting from cover, dealing with reloads and malfunctions, shooting on the move, and basic transitioning to a handgun in close-range encounters.

All Instructor Derek courses are built on the core concept of reality-based training using high stress scenarios and other stress inoculating methods to achieve performance as close to fight or flight body response as possible.

OBJECTIVES

  • Rapidly move into prone and various kneeling positions to engage targets
  • Execute the fundamentals of marksmanship while engaging targets while stationary, on the move, and from behind cover
  • Demonstrate a basic transition from carbine to pistol and back to carbine.
  • Recognize stoppages and perform simplified weapons manipulations skills such as immediate action, remedial action, and reloads at unpredictable times during an engagement sequence
  • Develop a balance of speed and precision during engagement drills using point shooting, precision shooting, and perfect sighted-fire fundamentals.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Carbine with sling and 200-400 rounds of ammunition
  • Handgun with holster and 50 rounds of ammunition
  • 3 magazines for each weapon system
  • Knee pads – recommended
  • Eye and ear protection – Electronic ear protection is recommended
  • Magazine pouches and/or dump pouch
  • Body armor (optional)
  • Clothing appropriate for weather

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Students must be at least 18 years old, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The student or parent/legal guardian signing the waiver must have a valid government issued I.D. *Must have successfully completed Basic Carbine Level 2 or receive instructor permission through assessment.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Students who cancel or reschedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of a class will receive a full refund. No refunds within 72 hours of course commencement.

RATE – $200

Interested in registering? Please check our eventbrite (here) to see if there is a class scheduled or complete the inquiry form below.

BASIC HANDGUN DEFENSE LEVEL 1

Beginners welcome – no experience necessary for this class but our Concealed Carry Course is highly recommended.

The Basic Handgun Defense Level 1 (6 hours) begins the foundational skills to familiarize yourself with a handgun.  The goal of the class is to get students shooting safely, consistently and with a focus on good self-defense habits.   All shooting drills in this course are shot from the ready position. For those that have no experience at all with handguns, we recommend our concealed carry course as the course goes over important topics such as the laws, children and family safety plans and equipment recommendations.

Learning Objectives:

  • One and two hand point shooting
  • Basics of sighted fire
  • Reloads and malfunction clearance
  • Foundational elements: Sight-Alignment, stance, grip, and trigger pull.

 All Instructor Derek courses are built on the core concept of reality-based training using high stress scenarios and other stress inoculating methods to achieve performance as close to fight or flight body response as possible.

 EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS 

  • Eye and ear protection
  • Pistol in proper working order (unloaded and stored in case prior to arrival)
  • 2 or more magazines
  • Sturdy holster and belt
  • 150 rounds of quality ammunition
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Students must be at least 18 years old, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The student or parent/legal guardian signing the waiver must have a valid government issued I.D. *Must have successfully completed a Concealed Carry course or demonstrate good firearms safety/have a working knowledge of how to shoot a handgun.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Students who cancel or reschedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of a class will receive a full refund. No refunds within 72 hours of course commencement.

RATE – $150

Interested in registering? Please check our eventbrite (here) to see if there is a class scheduled or complete the inquiry form below.

BASIC HANDGUN DEFENSE LEVEL 2

Basic Handgun Defense Level 2 builds on the fundamentals of defensive shooting presented in Handgun Defense Level 1. In this 6-hour basic level course, you will continue to build a foundation of safe, defensive handgun skills to a level useful for real world self-defense. Students will focus heavily on sighted fire single and multiple shots from the ready position and from a position with the hand on the gun in the holster. This course includes one hour of lecture and dry fire practice.

All Instructor Derek courses are built on the core concept of reality-based training using high stress scenarios and other stress inoculating methods to achieve performance as close to fight or flight body response as possible.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Sighted fire from the ready position
  • Sighted fire from the holstered position
  • Multiple sighted fire shots

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS 

  • Eye and ear protection
  • Pistol in proper working order (unloaded and stored in case prior to arrival)
  • 2 or more magazines/speed loaders (3 or more is highly recommended)
  • Sturdy holster and belt
  • 150 rounds of quality ammunition
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Students must be at least 18 years old, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The student or parent/legal guardian signing the waiver must have a valid government issued I.D. – Must have successfully completed Basic Handgun Defense Level 1, or receive instructor permission through assessment.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Students who cancel or reschedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of a class will receive a full refund. No refunds within 72 hours of course commencement.

Interested in registering? Please check our eventbrite (here) to see if there is a class scheduled or complete the inquiry form below.

INTERMEDIATE HANDGUN DEFENSE LEVEL 3

All Instructor Derek courses are built on the core concept of reality-based training using high stress scenarios and other stress inoculating methods to achieve performance as close to fight or flight body response as possible.

This 4-hour course focuses on drawing from concealment and making multiple precision shots, working through handgun malfunctions and reloads intuitively, consistently and at increasing speed, and engaging moving targets. It will also improve on skills learned from previous levels and will incorporate some introductory movement principles.  This course includes one hour of lecture and dry fire practice.

OBJECTIVES

  • Demonstrate basic handgun drawing techniques and rapid threat engagement
  • Display a balance of speed and precision during engagement drills using point shooting, precision shooting, and perfect sighted fire fundamentals
  • Recognize stoppages and perform simplified weapons manipulations skills such as immediate action, remedial action, and reloads at unpredictable times during an engagement sequence
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage a moving target

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS 

  • Ear and eye protection
  • Pistol or revolver in proper working order (unloaded and stored in case prior to arrival)
  • 150 rounds of quality ammunition
  • High-quality holster and magazine pouches
  • 3 magazines

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Students must be at least 18 years old, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The student or parent/legal guardian signing the waiver must have a valid government issued I.D. – Must have successfully completed Basic Handgun Defense Level 2 or receive instructor permission through assessment.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Students who cancel or reschedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of a class will receive a full refund. No refunds within 72 hours of course commencement.

RATE – $150

Interested in registering? Please check our eventbrite (here) to see if there is a class scheduled or complete the inquiry form below.

Located in Genoa City, Wisconsin Just North of the Illinois Border

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