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Upcoming events

    • 07/02/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Patriot Range Taunton
    • 9

    The USCCA DSF Program is designed to teach ALL responsibly armed Americans how to respond efficiently and effectively during a dynamic critical incident.

    One of the key elements to this is you must be able to process information while performing complex tasks. Defending yourself and those that you love requires you to apply multiple necessary skills, the DSF Program will help you to recognize learned stimuli and initiate learned intuitive responses, freeing up your mind to better process information. This is the key philosophy of the Counter Ambush Methodology. Each level of the DSF Program (L1 and L2) consists of a self-study e-learning module and a full day of instructor guided live fire range drills and simulations.

    The DSF E-learning modules are presented by Rob Pincus, world-renowned instructor and developer of the DSF and the Intuitive Defensive Shooting Methodology. You will be introduced to concepts, terminology, and information that will prepare you to maximize your learning potential as you complete the live fire portion of the program. You will also receive a copy of the USCCA’s Defensive Shooting Fundamentals textbook written by Rob Pincus. Your USCCA Certified DSF Instructor will teach you intuitive defensive shooting skills that work well with what the body does naturally under the stress of a dynamic critical incident.

    You will realize your competency levels as you learn to apply skills in context during these intense live fire drills and simulations.

    DSF L1 prepares the student for the most probable scenario and builds a solid foundation of defensive handgun skills such as; intuitive sighted fire, unsighted fire, using natural kinesthetic alignment, lateral movement, emergency reloads, assessment, presentation from the holster, and home defense concepts.

    It’s important that your gear arrangement be the same for both training and when you carry. Loaner gear is available upon request.

    Note: the total cost of the class is $210, $180 is paid to GOAL and a separate $30 is paid directly to the USCCA for the e-learning.


    CLASS LOGISTICS:

    After signing up for this class you will call 877-577-4800 and tell them your taking the DSF-1 class with William Dalpe. You will pay them $30 and they will direct you on the steps to take the e-learning portion of the class.  Make sure you ask them the procedure for taking the e-learning in case  they do not tell you. The e-learning must be done 10 days prior to the class.

    RANGE DAY LOGISTICS:

    It does not matter if you come carrying or not in fact we encourage you to carry but there will be NO handling of firearms or ammo until instructed.

    WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
    • Gun with holster (Ankle, harness, drop leg, pancake, urban, holsters are prohibited). We prefer OWB holsters but will allow IWB as long as you can tuck your shirt in behind it..
    • 350-450 rounds of ammo
    • Minimum of 3 magazines. If mag capacity under 10 rounds then 5 magazines
    • Mag pouch (if you use one when you carry and is not necessary)
    • Notebook and pen
    • Water or other (non-alcohol) hydration liquids
    • Lunch and snacks if needed
    • Comfortable clothes and footwear that is weather appropriate
    • Sun screen (if applicable)
    • Proper eyes and ears
    • Chair
    • 07/06/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • 10

    GOAL asserts that self-defense is a Human Right.  As a LTC citizen you have the right to defend yourself with your gun - if justified.   The “if justified” is determined by the law, the justice system and the courts.  If you are forced to go to you gun, there will be two fights: the physical fight and the legal fight.  Make no mistake about it, the law of self-defense can be counterintuitive.  Winning the physical fight is only half the battle since losing the legal fight can result in you going to jail for a long time.  Be prepared not to lose the legal fight – KNOW THE LAW.

    • 07/09/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Patriot Range Taunton
    • 10

    The USCCA DSF Program is designed to teach ALL responsibly armed Americans how to respond efficiently and effectively during a dynamic critical incident.

    One of the key elements to this is you must be able to process information while performing complex tasks. Defending yourself and those that you love requires you to apply multiple necessary skills, the DSF Program will help you to recognize learned stimuli and initiate learned intuitive responses, freeing up your mind to better process information. This is the key philosophy of the Counter Ambush Methodology. Each level of the DSF Program (L1 and L2) consists of a self-study e-learning module and a full day of instructor guided live fire range drills and simulations.

    The DSF E-learning modules are presented by Rob Pincus, world-renowned instructor and developer of the DSF and the Intuitive Defensive Shooting Methodology. You will be introduced to concepts, terminology, and information that will prepare you to maximize your learning potential as you complete the live fire portion of the program. You will also receive a copy of the USCCA’s Defensive Shooting Fundamentals textbook written by Rob Pincus. Your USCCA Certified DSF Instructor will teach you intuitive defensive shooting skills that work well with what the body does naturally under the stress of a dynamic critical incident.

    You will realize your competency levels as you learn to apply skills in context during these intense live fire drills and simulations.

    DSF L1 prepares the student for the most probable scenario and builds a solid foundation of defensive handgun skills such as; intuitive sighted fire, unsighted fire, using natural kinesthetic alignment, lateral movement, emergency reloads, assessment, presentation from the holster, and home defense concepts.

    It’s important that your gear arrangement be the same for both training and when you carry. Loaner gear is available upon request.

    Note: the total cost of the class is $210, $180 is paid to GOAL and a separate $30 is paid directly to the USCCA for the e-learning.


    Prerequisites: 

    • Must have completed the Defensive Shooting Fundamentals 1 (DSF-1)
    • Must have your own pistol and be able to legally own it
    • Must be familiar with loading and unloading your pistol

    Class Logistics:

    After signing up for this class you will call 877-577-4800 and tell them your taking the DSF-1 class with William Dalpe. You will pay them $30 and they will direct you on the steps to take the e-learning portion of the class.  Make sure you ask them the procedure for taking the e-learning in case  they do not tell you. The e-learning must be done 10 days prior to the class.

    Range Day Logistics:

    It does not matter if you come carrying or not in fact we encourage you to carry but there will be NO handling of firearms or ammo until instructed.

    What you need to bring:

    • Gun with holster (Ankle, harness, drop leg, pancake, urban holsters are prohibited). We prefer OWB holsters but will allow IWB as long as you can tuck your shirt in behind it..
    • 350-450 rounds of ammo
    • Minimum of 3 magazines. If mag capacity under 10 rounds then 5 magazines
    • Mag pouch (if you use one when you carry but is not necessary)
    • Notebook and pen
    • Water or other (non-alcohol) hydration liquids
    • Lunch and snacks if needed
    • Comfortable clothes and footwear that is weather appropriate
    • Sun screen (if applicable)
    • Proper eyes and ears
    • Chair
    • 07/21/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • 11

    You have won the physical fight and now you are face-to-face with the responding Police Officers.  While the officers are neither friend nor foe, they have a job to do.  They need to gather information, evidence, question witnesses and question you.  Make no mistake about it, this is a critical event for you.  How you present yourself to either the 9-1-1 Operator, the responding Police Officers and eventually to the Detectives is critical to your assertion of innocence.  Thinking that you have legally defended yourself and have nothing to hide may not be in your best interest.  Do you know your rights and why?  - KNOW THE LAW

    • 08/18/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • 12

    This course can be taken either before or after SELF-DEFENSE, THE LAW, YOU, AND NOT GUILTY!  The content of this course includes actual real-world episodes and videos that will be discussed and analyzed to determine innocence or guilt.  For those who have taken the course noted above, this is an excellent follow-up session.  For first timers, this course is an excellent way to be introduced to the elements of legal self-defense.

    • 08/25/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • 12

    In this course we will look at several encounters of historical significance such as the Newhall Shooting, The Onion Field, the 1986 FBI Miami Firefight, and more.  Learn about the very human response of a deadly force encounter which includes but is not limited to tunnel vision, temporary deafness. enhanced visual acuity, forgetting critical information, and more.  View strategies that are lifesaving both for the deadly force encounter as well as court proceedings.  If you carry a gun then I assume you will go to your gun if needed.  If so, knowing the effects of a deadly force encounter can help save you both physically as well as in the court of law.

    • 09/06/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Worcester Pistol & Rifle Club
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    The Fundamentals of IDS is a one day course that will expose the student to all the core principles and fundamentals of the Intuitive Defense Shooting Program. The course will cover the following topics:

    • Fundamentals of Defensive Shooting & Intuitive Skill Development
    • Combat Accuracy
    • Lateral Motion
    • The Balance of Speed & Precision
    • The Critical Incident Reload
    • Volume of Fire
    • Realistic Training for Multiple Target Engagement
    • Understanding the Body’s Natural Reactions during a Dynamic Critical Incident
    • The Skill Development Cycle
    • One-Handed & Weak Handed Shooting

    The Intuitive Defense Shooting Course is not designed to make you the best shooter you can be on the range, instead, its goal is to help you quickly develop fundamental skills that you can apply in a worst-case scenario defensive shooting situation.

    IDS is based on years of constantly evolving information about how the body works and what happens during Dynamic Critical Incidents. It has been heavily influenced by the diverse group of instructors that are certified to teach it and the thousands of students who have been through courses all around the world. The program features a variety of specialty drills and training methods that the student will be able to utilize in their practice after the course to continue to develop their abilities.

    Open to:
    General Public / Law Enforcement / Military / Private Security

    Course Eligibility:
    No Prerequisites

    Cost: $180

    Please bring the following gear to the course:

    • Pistol
    • Good quality belt, holster and magazine carrier that can withstand heavy use
    • 500 rounds of ammunition
    • At least 3 magazines for high capacity double stack firearms, 5 plus magazines for single stack firearms.
    • Eye and ear protection.
    • Comfort items such as drinks/snacks
    • Sunscreen and bug spray if training outdoors

    If you serve or are employed in an armed capacity, we recommend you train with your duty gear. For concealed carry permit holders, we recommend that you start the course with an outside the waistband holster, but bring your concealed carry rig if you want to get some reps using that setup.

    Students should arrive at 8:30 AM and be ready to begin class by 9:00 AM. Plan on about an hour lunch break, and ending time of between 5-6 PM. There is a debriefing at the end of the day.


    • 09/07/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Worcester Pistol & Rifle Club
    • 6

    The Advanced Pistol Handling course is designed to expand the circumstances and conditions under which a student can apply the skills developed in the Combat Focus® Shooting Course. This course will cover:

    • Non-Diagnostic Linear Malfunction Drills
    • One-Handed & Weak Handed Reloads
    • One-Handed & Weak Handed Malfunction Drills
    • Presentation from the holster in 360 degrees
    • Unorthodox Shooting Positions (grounded, seated)
    • Shooting Around Cover
    • Unreasonable Distance Shooting
    • Volume of Fire
    • The Balance of Speed & Precision

    The APH Course is designed as a follow on for students who have completed fundamental defensive shooting training in the CFS or IDS Program and want to expand their skill sets and increase competency. At the end of the course, the student will have been exposed to (and practiced) shooting positions from all plausible angles while standing, seated, kneeling, prone or supine, as well as properly shooting around cover in order to maximize its protective value. Students will also train one-handed firearm handling, reloading, and malfunction clearing. Unlike the CFS or IDS Program, in APH students, will be forced to deal with a variety of malfunctions in a way that is congruent with the conditions of a dynamic critical incident.

     The APH course is an intense physically and mentally challenging course that will take any student's confidence and ability to defend themselves with a gun to a higher level. 

    Students are welcome to bring extra ammunition, as there will be certain drills 
    where round count can easily be increased.

    Open to:
    General Public / Law Enforcement / Military / Private Security

    Course Eligibility: 
    Must have completed CFS/IDS successfully

    Please bring the following gear to the course

    • Pistol
    • Good quality belt, holster and magazine carrier that can withstand heavy use
    • 500 rounds of ammunition per day of training
    • At least 3 magazines for high capacity double stack firearms, 5 plus magazines for single stack firearms.
    • Eye and ear protection
    • Elbow and knee protection (optional)
    • Sunscreen, bug spray, and/or sufficient protective clothing based on the forecast weather conditions.

    If you serve or are employed in an armed capacity, we recommend you train with your duty gear.  For concealed carry permit holders, we recommend that you start the course with an outside the waistband holster, but bring your concealed carry rig if you want to get some reps using that setup.

    Students should arrive at 8:30AM and be ready to begin class by 9:00AM. Plan on about an hour lunch break, and an ending time of between 5-6PM. There is a debriefing at the end of the day.



    • 09/08/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Worcester Pistol & Rifle Club
    • 5

    This course is meant for the couple, co-workers or friends who are generally both armed and interested in learning about how to coordinate their efforts in a worst-case scenario. This training will draw from law enforcement, military, and security team training and be applied to the context of personal defense in the public space as well as being at home or in the workplace.

    Topics to be covered:

    1. Review of Fundamentals of Defensive Shooting 
    2. Communication, Coordination & Cooperation, the Three C's of Teamwork during a Dynamic Critical Incident
    3.  Danger Areas & Fields of Fire
    4. Dealing with Multiple Threats Efficiently
    5. Coordinated Strings of Fire
    6. Shooting in Defense of Others (including children)
    7. Movement to Cover & Evasion
    8. Home or Workplace Defense Planning
    9. Emergency Trauma Medicine Basics 
    10. Immediate Aftermath of a Shooting
    11. Other topics driven by student questions, context, and gear.

    2 Day courses include reality-based force on force scenarios on the 2nd day.

    Open to: 
    General Public / Law Enforcement / Military / Private Security

    Course Eligibility: 
    Must have completed a CFS/IDS or FoCFS/FoIDS course successfully.


    ***You must register for two people***

    Please bring the following gear to the course (per person):

    • Pistol
    • Good quality belt, holster and magazine carrier
    • 400 rounds of ammunition for one-day courses or 700 for two days
    • At least 3 magazines for high capacity double stack firearms, 5 plus magazines for single stack firearms.
    • Eye and ear protection.
    • Sunscreen, bug spray, and/or sufficient protective clothing based on the forecast weather conditions when the range is outdoors. 
    • When attending the two-day course that includes reality-based training scenarios, please have long sleeve clothing available for the 2nd day. 

    If you serve or are employed in an armed capacity, we recommend you train with your duty gear.  For concealed carry permit holders, we recommend that you start the course with an outside the waistband holster, but bring your concealed carry rig if you want to get some reps using that setup.

    Students should arrive at 8:30AM and be ready to begin class by 9:00AM. Plan on about an hour lunch break, and an ending time of between 5-6PM. There is a debriefing at the end of the day.


    • 09/09/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Worcester Pistol & Rifle Club
    • 3

    This is a one-day version of the IDC Course. The IDC Program applies the principals of the Intuitive Defense Shooting Program to the world of semi-automatic rifles. Stressing efficiency, working with what the body does naturally and training in context, Intuitive Defense Carbine is a progressive and dynamic course. Students will engage in a variety of shooting drills and maneuvers designed to make their shooting (sighted and unsighted) more intuitive. In addition to the fundamentals of close quarters defensive rifling, students will be guided through handling techniques and understanding how a variety of factors affect their balance between speed and precision with a carbine. Improvised shooting positions for heightened precision capabilities (smaller targets & ranges out to 150 yards) will also be covered. 

    Open to:
    General Public / Law Enforcement / Military / Private Security

    Course Eligibility: 
    No Prerequisites

    Please bring the following gear to the course:

    • Carbine with a preferred sling (single, 2- or 3-point)
    • Good quality gear for your particular defensive rifle use setup, your gear should be of sufficient quality to withstand heavy training use.
    • 500 rounds of rifle ammunition
    • Students are welcome to bring extra ammunition, as there will be certain drills where round count can be easily increased.
    • 4 rifle magazines, spares if you feel they are necessary.
    • Eye and ear protection
    • Sunscreen, bug spray, and/or sufficient protective clothing based on the forecast weather conditions. If you serve or are employed in an armed capacity, we recommend you train with your duty gear.

      Students should arrive at 8:30AM and be ready to begin class by 9:00AM. Plan on about an hour lunch break, and an ending time of between 5-6PM. There is a debriefing at the end of the day.


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