• Defensive Shotgun - Steve McDaniel
    June 19-21, 2015: Lakeville, IN
    Defensive Shotgun - Yavapai Firearms Academy (YFA) doctrine

    2 1/2 days, 570 rounds (including 50 pistol rounds)

    This 2 ½ day course is designed to create reflexive gun handling, competent marksmanship and tactical thinking. In addition it places strong emphasis on learning what the shotgun will, and most particularly WILL NOT, do. The importance of patterning the shotgun properly is discussed at length. The course also covers ammunition selection, loading and unloading, reloading and ammunition selection while involved in a shooting scenario, shooting from several ready positions and various tactical body positions, dim-light and flashlight shooting, shooting on the move, moving targets, multiple targets and weapon retention. Transition to a pistol is covered for those clients who have taken prior pistol training. Ammunition requirement is 400 Birdshot, 50 Buckshot and 70 Slugs. Fifty (50) rounds of Pistol ammunition is required if the client wishes to participate in the Shotgun/Pistol transition portion of the course. A sling or carry strap on the weapon is MANDATORY for this course.

    POC: Norm Hood (Defensive Solutions)

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  • Dave Spaulding - Reduced Light Pistol
    March 14 -15th, 2015 - Louisville, KY
    2 days, 500 rounds

    Combative Pistol in reduced/inconsistent light, the use of white lights and what to do with them when they interfere with weapon manipulation.

    POC: Matt   matt@openrangesports.com

  • Force Options, LLC - Hojutsu
    April 18-20, 2015 - Reno, NV
    Hojutsu is the ancient Japanese word for "the Art of Gunnery." As practiced today, Hojutsu is the combination of the Modern Technique and traditional Japanese budo.

    Hojutsu trains in handgun, rifle, shotgun, submachine gun, and precision rifle; we also train in unarmed defense, various impact weapons, edged weapons, and ground fighting. However, Hojutsu is primarily a shooting art.

    Traditional reigi (protocol) is followed. Legitimate black belt rank through ninth dan (kudan) can be achieved.
    Guest Instructor: LTC Dave Grossman

    POC: Ken Crawford- kencrawford36@gmail.com

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  • Handgun Combatives Pistol Package
    Templar Custom Arms
    Templar Custom Arms is excited to introduce the Handgun Combatives Pistol Package. This package was designed by Dave Spaulding and is modeled after his own Templar gun. Features include grip reduction with a 360 stippling, magazine well cut outs, fully opened and polished magazine well, an enhanced trigger guard with a rounded front that also has stippling, a contoured and refinished slide, bullet forward slide stop, complete Glock trigger job and to top it all off green Ameriglo cap sights which were also designed by Dave. This package is ideal for any level of shooter and is available for the Glock 17, 22, 19, 23, 26 and 27.

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Combatives Skills Network gives you access to many national trainers who provide excellent and quality firearms and self defense training.  As more trainers come on line they will be featured here. 

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Many of our trainers are also national writers in the firearms industry.  We have featured many of those articles here for your review.  Please check back often for updates to this area. 

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Custom Gear

We provide access to a series of customized handgun and rifle set ups as well as all types of gear and gunsmithing work through Templar Custom Arms. Give us call to discuss your ideas.

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Having a perfectly customized firearm and all the best accessories and gear will not allow you to defend yourself in bad situation.  It may help, but only quality training with top notch gear will give you the edge.  Templar Custom Arms can supply you with the best customized firearms you may need, but Combative Skills Network will fill the other critical need…training. 

On this site you will find the schedules and courses of several quality trainers, gear reviews, articles, and other helpful information to help prepare you for the worst.  Please take some time to browse and read and we hope to see you at the range soon.

The training I have received through the Combatives Skill Network was second to none!  I was able to do some training with Dave Spaulding and also had a chance to get my Glock handgun perfectly set up for me through Templar Custom Arms.  I am extremly satisfied with both the training and gear I have received as a result.

- Mr. M. Temple

Toledo, OH