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Pistol-II(D) Classification Result (#191005P2D)

Attendees: In order of Classification

1 Weir Chris
2 Shaw Dave
3 Stulbaum Jason
4 Brayer Louis
5 Albrecht Michael
6 Mithcell Nate
7 Ravenell Rick
8 Cornea Andrea
9 Jose Daniel
10 Figueroa Robert
11 Park James
12 Kisselburg Morgan

Dot Torture:

The day of shooting classification started with Dot Torture assessment done at 4 yard line. There are no time limits but the exercise had to be completed within a reasonable amount of time along with the flow of the class. This particular drill has been used by TAC-1 for at least 5-6 years when Lou Salseda suggested to try it out.  It turned about to be an outstanding drill with amazing result.  It also gives us assessment as to the level of marksmanship a shooter holds.

Louise B. shot a perfect score of 50/50 which technically makes the only passing score.

The Math: The Dot Torture counts as total of 250 points total. That’s roughly 12.5% of the total tally.  There for the scores are halved to reflect the final score on the score sheet.  Here we are positing the actual hits on paper.

Brayer Louis 50
Mithcell Nate 49
Shaw Dave 48
Stulbaum Jason 48
Albrecht Michael 48
Ravenell Rick 48
Kisselburg Morgan 48
Weir Chris 46
Cornea Andrea 46
Park James 43
Jose Daniel 42
Figueroa Robert 29

I can’t stress enough of not neglecting to practice with support hand only shooting. Many dropped rounds in #8.

Marksmanship Test (Phase 1): 20 rounds  [Pistol-I(b)]

Weir Chris 200
Mithcell Nate 198
Ravenell Rick 198
Brayer Louis 197
Park James 197
Cornea Andrea 195
Stulbaum Jason 193
Kisselburg Morgan 182
Shaw Dave 177
Jose Daniel 177
Albrecht Michael 174
Figueroa Robert 171

Chris W. came in very strong with a perfect 200 point for this first Marksmanship classifier.  This section reflects testing procedure for Pistol-I module. The times are based on the expected abilities upon completion of P1 module. The success is not likely to be achieved with no repeated classes with no prior experience.

Marksmanship Test (Phase 2): 30 rounds [Pistol-I(b)]

Weir Chris 299
Stulbaum Jason 297
Ravenell Rick 297
Park James 297
Mithcell Nate 296
Cornea Andrea 294
Brayer Louis 293
Figueroa Robert 282
Albrecht Michael 280
Kisselburg Morgan 279
Jose Daniel 278
Shaw Dave 265

Positions Test (Phase 3): 40 rounds [Pistol-II(B)]

This phase started off with supine position on the back at 7 yards. Also a situp shooting drill has been incorporated with total of 11 reps.  Then moved on to speed kneeling and double kneeling from 7 and 10 yards  respectively.  Again Chris came in at the top.  What is going on with Shaw??

MATH: Straight ring score

1 Ravenell  Rick  398
2 Mithcell Nate 398
3 Stulbaum  Jason  395
4 Brayer Louis 395
5 Park  James  395
6 Weir  Chris 393
7 Jose Daniel 383
8 Albrecht  Michael 380
9 Shaw Dave 390
10 Kisselburg  Morgan  374
11 Figueroa  Robert  367
12 Cornea  Andrea  360

Recent classes have been working on some other alternative prone positions such as the Inverted Prone which caused certain shooters to unable to identify threat and shot on the wrong target which caused them to be penalized.  Each rounds shot on the wrong target were not scored.  Prone positions at 25 yards can be challenging if the shooter had not put in any work prior to the classifier.

Positions Test (Phase 4): 20 rounds – Pistol-II(B)

Each round shot in the center is 10 point each. There are 9, 8 and 5 point zones. Maximum possible score is 200 point.

MATH: Straight ring score 

1 Weir  Chris 186
2 Stulbaum  Jason  143
3 Brayer Louis 182
4 Jose Daniel 135
5 Albrecht  Michael 183
6 Park  James  148
7 Mithcell Nate 154
8 Ravenell  Rick  144
9 Shaw Dave 105
10 Kisselburg  Morgan  91
11 Figueroa  Robert  134
12 Cornea  Andrea  92

Advanced Operation Test (Phase 5): 250 point course [Pistol-II(A)]

This phase is a Go or No Go section. The shooter must shoot within the allotted time and must make it in the center hit zone (see target) in order to receive the full 50 point per section. The shooter has the ability to earn 250 point for this section.

This is a new section that proved very difficult for our P2D shooters. Many were not able to successfully pass the requirements. For that it was a trial and error for TAC-1 to ass the true skill level of P2D students. 

MATH: There are total of 5 sections to complete with minimum numbers of round fired. The score is based on the shooter’s ability to complete the task with in the allotted par time. If the shooter competed the course of fire in timely manner, 5 point was awarded. If it was a NO GO then 0 point was given. The maximum point a shooter could achieve is 50 points.  The weight of this drill in relation to the total point possible was lowered due to it’s apparent difficulty. 

Sig Drill

The details of the course of fire will be posted in the near future. 

Combat Course (Phase 6) Test: 25 rds course [Pistol-II(A)]

1. 7 yrd Holstered, 2 Rounds Loaded, 2 Rounds in reloading device, 2 body, Side Step, Out of Battery Reload, 2 body – Clear & Holster 8 sec 4rds
Load Magazines 2, 2 & 2 rd
2. 7 yrd Holstered, 2 Rd Loaded, 2 More Mags w/ 2 Rd each 2 Body, Speed reload, 2 Body, Speed Reload, 2 Body
Clear & Holster 12 sec 6
Load Magazines 6 & 4 rds (Must Manage Ammo)
3. 10 yrd to 5 yrd Low Ready, 6 rds loaded Advance toward target, fire 4 body shots while moving forward, 1 head shot from 5 yrd line – may not pass 5yd line. Tac-reload 4 rds NA 5
4. 5 yrd to 10 yrd Holstered Fire 4 body shots while retreating (all 4 body shots must be fired while moving), 1 head shot from 10 yard line. Clear & Holster NA 5
Load Magazines 2 & 3 rds
5. 7 yrd Holstered, 2 rds loaded
(Two handed shooting) 2 body shots moving to the RT, reload, move back to the LT to shoot 3 body shots on the move. 10 sec 5 rounds
Clear & Holster

Combat Course (Phase 7) Test: 20 rds course

6. 25 yrd Holstered, 5 Rounds Loaded, 5 rounds in pouch Shooter runs to the 7 yard line, draws and fires 10 rounds
Clear & Holster 15 sec
Load Magazines 2, 5rds
7. 7 yrd Set up Failure to Fire, Holstered Clear and fire 2 rounds
Clear & Holster 5 sec
8. 7 yrd Set up Failure to Eject, Holstered Clear and fire 2 rounds
Clear & Holster 5 sec
9. 7 yrd Set up Failure to Extract, Holstered Clear and fire 2 rounds
Clear & Holster 10 sec
10. 7 yrd Load 1 round, Holstered Reload and fire 1 round. 5 sec 2
11. 7 yrd Set up Random Malfunction, Holstered Clear and fire 2 rounds
Clear & Holster TBA

MATH: Scored as ring score

Combat Course (Phase 8) Test: 30 rds course on STEEL

Diamond Drill:

2 and 3 rounds loaded and placed in magazine pouch.  Maneuver through the cone and shoot 5 rounds as instructed. Repeat to the opposite direction. 

MATH:  This section is worth 50 points if done perfectly.  The shooter will fire total of 10 rounds in 2 relays. Any missed round on the target will cost the shooter 2 additional seconds on the final raw time. The top shot with errors will earn 100% of the 50 points.  The subsequent shooters will be given a percentage off of top leader. The final time will be multiplied by the percentage earned in the stage. Any procedural will be given 5 points deducted from the final points earned.   

El Prez:

A Classic drill that need to be performed at any opportunity a shooter can get. TAC-1 had incorporated this drill into the classifier to assess our students compared to the rest of the world. 

MATH:  Same as above.  This section is worth 50 points if done perfectly.  The shooter will fire total of 10 rounds in 2 relays. Any missed round on the target will cost the shooter 2 additional seconds on the final raw time. The top shot with errors will earn 100% of the 50 points.  The subsequent shooters will be given a percentage off of top leader. The final time will be multiplied by the percentage earned in the stage. Any procedural will be given 5 points deducted from the final points earned.   

One Shot, One Kill:

10 yds Shooter has 5 attempts (each hits are 5 pts on Steel) Draw and fire 1 rds w/in 1.5 sec or faster
Reload with 5 rd and holster

MATH: Each hit on the target hitting within 1.5 second will be given 5 point to the shooter. 


10 yds Load 5 rds  (each hits are 5 points) Fire 5 rds in 4 sec at a steel

MATH: Each hit on the target hitting within 1.5 second will be given 5 point to the shooter. 

New Promotions:

Rick Ravenell – Purple Belt
Louis Brayer – Purple (2018)
Michael Albrecht – Blue Belt (2018)
Dan Jose – Blue Belt
James Park – Blue Belt




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Pistol-II(D): Examination and Certification (#180428P2D)

Pistol-II(D): Examination and Certification (#180428P2D)

Another successful Examination and Certification class at TAC-1.  This session took place at Angeles Shooting Ranges Eagles Nest "B" in the mid 70's temp with slight wind - nothing to note.  There were total of 15 attendees with two of them (Gio and Trey) not shooting for score.  This class allowed members to register as Workshop only format where students can practice the course of fire without the added stress.

The test format from 2017 was used for this test with only a slight modification in the Combat Course #2 (CC2) portion where LAPD Qualification Phase #1 was replaced with 12 rounds in 35 seconds from 20 yards. This was to test their abilities from distance and assess their skills to alter their timing for the difficult shots.

There were total of 3 Brown belts and a Purple belt in attendance. Interestingly, Erich beat out Chris Weir in the final score proving that Erich who shot his CZ 75 BD 9mm is still in his top game. Chris had to change his compact Glock with a RMR due to his visual concerns.  Paul Luna once again came in top 2 despite problems with his CZ 75 SP-01.  Paul had to switch to his M&P 9 pro to finish off the test.

Dave Shaw took first place with only an Expert score shooting in the 91 percentile. Dave shot his stock Glock 19 and stayed true to defensive shooting. Congratulations.

There were several promotions that's worth mentioning. Our new Blue Belt holders are Nate, Shin, Shawn and Doug shooting in solid Sharpshooter category. Although, my mistake Shawn was not mentioned during the class, he had shot a total score of 1687 with his XD 9mm Compact which placed him in the 84 percentile - well within the Sharpshooter category to earn him the Blue belt.  Shawn has been with us for at least 2 years training in the art of gun fighting.

Along Shawn were Nate, Shin, Eddie and Doug whom all deserve the new rank as a Blue Belt.  They had put in a tremendous amount of work in the past several months.  Their hard work were clearly depicted in their accuracy and in their operation of their handgun.


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Pistol-II(D): Examination & Certification (#171021P2D)

This Pistol-II(D) is the 4th Examination and Classification TAC-1 had offered in the last 7 years.  With each test the difficulty of the shooting course is increased and this class was no different.  Students will now have to shoot 200 rounds for the shooting portion of the test and of which 17 rounds are fired into a 12 inch steel target at the distance of 10 to 15 yards in a low light condition. 171021P2d is by far the most difficult test TAC-1 students had to yet face. Most of the course of fire were set to PAR time and anything shot outside of the allotted time will mean a penalty of best point off of the target.

The P2D test is a solid 5 hour examination with almost no break once the shooting begins. It is physically and mentally exhausting and that is by design. We test our student at it’s most difficulty elements including fatigue, hunger, stress, frustration, confusion and at times with defeat. It is easy for anyone to do well when they are fresh and at his/her best condition, but we need to see how students perform under adverse situations. If the student has not developed the endurance through rigorous training in long hours on the range, it is likely that the student will not do well. If a student is not able to hear and comprehend the range command and unable to repeat the direction, such student will not do well. If the student showed up tired, hunged over, malnourished, dehydrated, etc, such student will not do well.

Fortunately for the students the weather cooperated with mild heat of upper 80’s under sunny sky. The wind often interfered with our targets but students quickly adjusted.  When the night fell, the temperature only dropped to mid 70’s for a perfect condition. The test began at 1400 hrs and concluded at 1930 hrs.

Written & Manipulation Test

The first test administered was the written test followed by the Manipulation test. The written test is given to ensure that all of the TAC-1 students understand the 4 Firearms Safety Rule per TAC-1 handout. Students are expected to write the safety rule VERBATIM to ensure that they know the safety rule with every small detail and not memorized in a contradictory way.  Therefore knowing and understanding the rules verbatim is the only way to ensure that the students had learnt the safety rule correctly. To many students’ demise, they were not able to repeat back verbatim and some even had answered that were taken from some other organization which we do not observe. All of the elements may have been in the answer however, when not repeated in our own wording it is safe to say that it is wrong.

The manipulation test was administered one person at a time in alphabetical order. Each student took approximately 5 min to complete the test. With 11 students, that amounted to about about 55 mins of waiting for some. This time could have been wisely used if the students were to practice in preparation for the test.  As non of these students ever had to take a manipulation test in the past it was clear that they were caught off guard. Many thought that simply showing up and performed something close to what they were expected to perform was good enough – wrong.  Many could not correctly load the weapon without missing the verification of the weapon each time they load and unload – chamber check. What we are attempting to instill in our student is that they check their weapon each time they load and unload to prevent misfire and unintentional discharge.  If a shooter holsters a weapon after loading without checking the chamber to ensure that he/she completed the chambering they are risking to draw and fire without anything in the chamber. We saw a few of this actually occurring during the test wasting valuable time. If that had occurred to a police officer, that could likely lead to certain death or serious injury as result of getting shot or unable to stop the threat in timely manner. If a shooter holster’s their weapon after unloading and did not check the chamber that could lead to a dangerous condition where he/she thinks their is a unloaded weapon in their holster. That could lead to a dangerous condition where the shooter’s expectation may differ from the actual condition.

Manipulation clearing by many students were simply non existent. When asked to perform the task they simply stared at their weapon not knowing what to do. This is also a dangerous condition if it was during a deadly encounter. Malfunction clearing must be practiced numerous times to occur automatically and almost subconsciously.  Most students were thinking their way which caused them to be confused and unable to perform the functions in timely manner. Some even endued additional malfunction as result of using wrong technique to clear a malfunction. This can also be a deadly mistake. Some had serious safety violation during manipulation where they had their finger on the trigger on each of the reloading technique and malfunction clearing.  Any violation of the safety rule will result in receiving a zero (0) in that particular section of the test. Such mistakes need to be immediately addressed and fixed to ensure that the student is safe to shoot on the range among other students.

Many did not understand the concept of “Work Space”. Some had taken the Pistol-I course more than a year ago which led them to not to  understanding the simple drawing and exhibiting steps. Some never took P1 module and did what ever they learnt elsewhere and received very low score.

These steps are shown in our modules as we find them most Effective, Efficient and Safe.  Students entrust us and take our courses.  We expect our students to perform what we teach as we are testing them on what they learnt and understood in our classes. Think of it as being tested in the FORM in a martial arts school. Those martial art schools expect students to perform their style and not forms taught in other schools or no school at all – kind of making things up as they go.

The best possible score a student could have received was 270 pt in the written and manipulation portion of the test.  A student needed a 80% or 216 points or better to pass this portion of the test. The passing score in Written & Manipulation test is needed to receive the TAC-1 Ranking Belt.  Purple belt and higher require obtaining an outstanding score (90% or higher) in this portion of the test.  Out of 11 participating students only 6 had passed this section of the test.

Always seek our instructors or high ranking students to obtain assistance in learning these manipulation technique.

Marksmanship & Combat Test

There were a minute changes from the 200 round course course from 2016. Some times were changed and barricade was added in the Positional Shooting test. Also testing the Speed and Accuracy was performed on our 12 inch steel at the distances of 10, 12, 15 yards. The maximum score possible was 2000 point and 70% was Marksman, 80% Sharpshooter, 90% Expert, 95% Master was designated.

The Shooting test was done in high speed pace.  Understanding of the course of fire as they were given out was critical.  Some section required students to load their magazines in precise number or sometimes the direction to manage their ammo was given. If the student failed to manage their own ammo, they risked falling behind in the shooting and lost valuable time to complete the course.

Jason Stulbaum (Glock 17)  came in first with the score of 1833 achieving the level of EXPERT.  Jason had put in number of valuable training time at TAC-1 classes climbing steadily among shooters.  His dedication to the art and discipline to train the right way had payed off. Jason had also taken numerous carbine classes with high scores. His written & manipulation test was also the highest 266/270.  His manipulation was crisp and flawless. There was no thinking involved in his problem solving which earned him the highest possible score in almost all of this manipulation section.  Considering his great achievements in all aspect of the testing and his past performances, TAC-1 is very proud to welcome our new PURPLE Belt holder. Congratulations.

Jonathan Perez (Glock 17) is a very meticulous student and a very fast learner. He only began to train with TAC-1 in 2017 and quickly became one of the Top Shots in many of the classes he attended. Jonathan’s manipulations were excellent and crisp. He had certainly practiced and it showed. Jonathan was the only shooter who had shot the Dot Torture with a perfect score of 50 (500) at 4 yards which is no easy task and gives senior shooters run for their money.  Jonathan achieved a level of high Sharpshooter.  He is also a regular carbine class attendee.  We are very proud to welcome our new BLUE Belt holder. Congratulations.

Scott Cosenza (Glock 34 RMR) had scored near 90% on his manipulation test despite his long absence from TAC-1.  He was a regular figure at pistol classes often shooting in the 90 percentile in each of the classes he attended but some how he faded away – getting married and having a child on the way may have something to do with it.  Scott scored a strong 1718 pt reaching Sharpshooter level. This strong performance achieve him a BLUE Belt at TAC-1. Congratulations.

Gio Cuarez (CZ Tactical Sport) barely passed the manipulation test with 231/270 and shot a Sharpshooter in the shooting portion of the test. This was enough for him to receive the TAC-1 Blue Belt rank.  Congratulations.

Here are the new inductees into the TAC-1 Ranking system. Rick was grandfathered into the Blue Belt prior to this date. He has been a proud member of TAC-1 since 2011.

Our final note: The ranking is not the End to its Means – don’t forget that. This is just an indication of your level of dedication to the art. If you have not been shooting, if you have not been training, if you have done very little to prepare – then honestly one can not have expected to score and rank high. Those of whom are at the top of the list have put in their time with us or elsewhere – it doesn’t matter. This test standard is difficult. Do know that we are trying to provide you with some indication and a sense to see your progress and set higher goal for you to move towards. Let this be an inspiration to do better, train better, perform better, shoot better so that when you really need to use this deadly weapon you’ll come in first place. Remember there is no second place in a gun fight.

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TAC-1 Pistol Workshop (#160612WS)

(Practical Shooting Competition 101)  PM

Pistol Training Workshop is an unique workshop designed as an introduction to practical shooting competition where attendees are given an opportunity to learn skills and technique needed to successfully and effectively participate in local matches.  Rules of engagement, safety and tactics are discusses and drilled.  
 This workshop is aimed for those who had previously taken TAC-1 Pistol-I module or equivalent.  The 4 hr. pistol workshop will review techniques based on already instructed in prior modules and more.  Students will be given different drills and practices that are difficult to reproduce at local ranges.  Students will have an opportunity to shoot a Classifier to determine their shooting abilities compared to other shooters. 

Prerequisite: Must have satisfactorily completed Pistol-I(a)(b).  Pistol-II modules and/or equivalent are highly recommended.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Course Topic: “Practical Pistol Competition 101”

What:  Pistol Skill Building Workshop

 June 12th, 2016 Sunday  1230 – 1630 (#160612WS)

Where: A Place to Shoot in Saugus, CA

Workshop Format:
Live Fire Pistol Shooting: 4 hours

Ammo:  Min 300 rounds

Class Photo

After Action Report

The Workshop started with the usual assessment of Marksmanship using the Dot Torture test.  The shooters were to shoot the Dot at 3 yards and 40 points out of 50 was the minimum standard.  Most were able to meet the requirement and there were total of 3 shooters with 50/50 perfect scores (They were Mike Snow, Steven Griffith, Christine Salazar).  Everyone’s marksmanship was on the money with many in the 45 and higher scores.  We hold accuracy very high on our agenda at TAC-1 – it comes first and the speed will follow. If the accuracy is not there at this point in your shooting, it is best to hone in on the marksmanship and work your way up competition once that’s accomplished.

Drawing and presenting your pistol fast and efficiently is one of the critical skills you’ll need to be successful in speed shooting.  Drawing quickly and pressing smoothing each time should be a part of the drills that all shooters should be working on at home with a empty gun. There is no excuse to be fumbling around when you can do this at comfort of your own home.  Learn to react to the sound of the buzzer, be explosive from a relaxed state, acquire a firm and sure grip, and decelerate on to target, wait for the sights to come in the the picture, then press.

Firing pairs: fundamentally, in most practical shooting events shooters will fire two rounds on target.  You must know two types of scoring; “Comstock” and “Virginia Count”.

Comstock: Unlimited time stops on the last shot, unlimited number of shots to be fired, stipulated number of hits per target to count for score.

Virginia Count: Method of scoring where there are limits on the number of rounds shot

Fixed Time – Limited time, limited number of shots to be fired, stipulated number of hits per target to count for score.

As many of you shot on the IPSC or IDPA targets, there are no ways of telling where you shot the rounds. Often the rounds are hard to see and the ring scores are too faint to identify. You as a shooter must call the shots each time to know how you are shooting. Meaning, you must know where your sights were immediately prior to firing to ensure that you have proper hits. You should be able to tell, “it was too high,” “I know that was to the left” and if Comstock scoring you can immediately make up the shots without looking for the bullet holes on the cardboard targets. Learning how to call the shots are a critical skills you need to learn to be successful in competition shooting.

Shooting in pair must be accompanied by a pretty firm grip to minimize the recoil of the gun. Good shooter’s muzzle usually do not lift as high as some of the newer shooters. When observing Sean Hensley’s gun, you’ll see very little or almost no muzzle rise in the gun when firing. However, having over powering grip will affect your trigger flow so you’ll need to find the point of diminishing return when gripping the gun. We must maintain smooth and independent trigger movement while firing and too strong of a grip will affect the shots when shooting rapidly numerous rounds.

Reloading is truly a skill that you must master. It is one of the most important technique to cut your time. In action pistol reloading should be calculated, swift, smooth, consistent and with very little pause. Reloading catches many shooters off guard.  Many good shooters will practice smooth and speedy reloads at home. Simply place a pillow or cushion on a desk or table and perform reloads on them without dropping magazines on the floor so that you don’t need to bend down and pick them up each time. Saves lots of back and leg aches.


Sean attempting fast reload. The trajectory of the magazine and the magazine needs to align.

We all know that he’d earned the name “Flash” for his super fast speed. If that gun came up bit higher and tilted just more slightly for smoother mag insertion, he will be unstoppable.

Action pistol is truly function of multitasking. If you are not shooting, you should be reloading, if you are not reloading you should be moving, if you are not moving you should be shooting. There should be very little dead time.  Many of you performed movement drills today but some of you got so involved in moving and focused on where to go and forgot to reload. This cost many with delayed and unnecessary time spend standing in front of the target completing the reload.

Karyn reloading…is the gun high enough?

Each time you fired your last shot, you should already begin to, or prepared to move without displacing sight picture. This will cut your time even more. We did a drill today utilizing the wooden sticks.  You had to shift or lean your body on the last round fired initiating the movement and stepping over the stick. This can be worked on at home with a laser gun if you have them.  They are a great tool to teach yourselves the movements while maintaining sight picture. They key here in the movement is to maintain your legs bent at all times and absorb the shock of launching and landing.

Stepping into the box is also a learnt skill. When you are entering the box, your sights should be high and already be looking for the sight picture. As soon as your one foot lands in the box, you should already be thinking about pressing.  The common mistake is to step into the box with gun too low or entering too aggressively overshooting the mark or waiting too late after entering the box to shoot. Begin to slow down your body speed just prior to entering the box and fire as soon as possible – that requires having a good sight picture prior to entering the box.

Karyn entering the box with gun too low.

Almost all of you got the idea of moving quickly into position and getting the hits as we drilled further. The body mechanic begin to take shape and reloads begin to look more smooth.  As you observe and learn from the fast shooters, all understood how fast they should be going.  Dave Shaw in one of the string moved too fast and lost his footing and went down to his one knee catching himself and prevented a fall. You must know how fast you can push without overwhelming the bodies capability.

I think Man-on-Man drills really added to the element of stress which is a huge part of competitive shooting. All matches are at first stressful and it never really goes away.  You’ll see unknown people watching you and judging you on every move you make. You place on yourself much higher expectations. You don’t want to disappoint your team members, etc. All that will equate to misplaced focus which could lead to poor marksmanship as well as poor tactics of the game.

I believe that the mentor/apprentice program worked well. Some mentors were more hands on than the other. Some apprentice did not need any guidance where as some mentors were to involved in their own game that assisting others was too much to handle. But this session gave us a glimpse of TAC-1 mentorship program  that’s headed in the right direction. Given the right characters and personality, we can truly create a great TEAM where we feel confident that we won’t be embarrassed or looked upon as sub-par organization. It’s just the opposite. Given the number of training, for example Chris Weir had taken at TAC-1 and from other organizations, he stepped right into local matches. With the right support and mentorship he is running and gunning like a seasoned competitor.  Lance has not shot a match yet and he’s already demonstrating his proficiency as a competitor – even before his debut day.

Some other’s need further drilling and more classes before entering into the arena – that is our recommendation. They are free to do what they want to do, but with more proper instruction and time spent in classes, they should be good to go in no time. Just remember the our top shooters had spent many hours thinking, training, drilling, practicing and discussing all of the elements of shooting for years – it did not just happened for them.

Body mechanics of moving requires smoothness, and be completely aware of where you are going by visually verifying where you are about to go.

The last thing I say is this – the range was filled with TAC-1 uniforms and they looked great. Running and gunning the way you folks were today made me very proud to have everyone as a part of the TEAM.  I dream of one day we all hit the match together in uniform and kicking asses. That day may not be too far out.

Individual Critique: Just so you know, you folks pay us to give you constructive criticisms for your development. I have lots of praisings and compliments to give you but that will not necessarily provide you with tools to improve. It it not necessary to agree with my every observation. If it helps you great, if not that’s fine too.

Dave Shaw – Be careful with your one handed shooting. If you do too much of it you may really end up doing it under stress where you really don’t need to do it. You may sacrifice accuracy by simply doing that. When speeding up in certain drills, your support hand grip took a serious dump where you had a very primitive looking hold with strict Weaver. I know you don’t shoot like that anymore, but we always revert back to something like that when stress kicks in. It’s a habit that you most likely may not be able to get rid of unfortunately.

Dave and Chris pretty much even.

Mike Snow – Your knees slowed you down and likely it won’t get much better. Your handicap means that you need to be near perfect with you shooting, reloading and transitioning. You can make up the lost time in that department if you can’t move fast enough.

Niel Gonzalez – Get rid of that ammo and master your Glock. Too much problems today with your gun and ammo combination. Workshop like this may not be the time to experiment with new ammo. Flat nose 9mm may be the culprit.  Also, I don’t know if you want to shoot RMR for competition as that will place you in the Open division where all the sharks are. Stick with the iron sights and master that first. Furthermore, people in the Open division has a frame mounted red dot where it does not move along with the slide. On top of it, they even have a compensator. Your’s is a slide mounted optics which is harder to catch the sight picture each time when it fires. It’s a completely different animal.

Ray Pinenda – get your own 9mm. That .45 will not work for you for competitions. Truth.

Ana – I think you need a new gun also. Too much problems with your gun. Magazine is not inserting correctly, you are fumbling through malfunction clearance where a simple tap-rack is not being performed in timely manner. Time to retake P1b and really get the malfunction technique done.  Even more, that 1911 looks too heavy for you. Time to consider a Glock. More rounds, easy to operate, no safety to deal with. If you want to stick with your 1911, work your buns off to master it.  I recommend holding off on the competition until you get all the kinks out with your weapon and the manipulation.

Shinsuke – Although you have not taken any basic courses with us you have a working knowledge of how to operate your Glock. It’s good enough for me. Take more P2 classes and solidify your skill sets. This is a critical juncture in your shooting career. Learn it right now and you’ll function flawlessly.

Saman Shawn Afshari  – Time to take more classes.  You are right now too premature to compete. You just started shooting months ago and you need to put in some time developing your fundamentals and really understand the safety on the range. Until you can consistently keep your finger off the trigger, not cover people during reloads – do not attempt to go shoot competitions…you”l end up getting kicked off the range and you’ll lose interest in shooting all together. Get a Glock extended magazine release ASAP.  http://www.lapolicegear.com/zev-technologies-fits-glock-zt-magrelease-s-b.html

Lance Wisdon – It’s time.

Erich Reinhart – You have come a long ways. Your body mechanic is settling down and starting to look very smooth and sure of yourself. If you can only stop smoking…

Sean Hensley – I think you need to start hitting the regional and the Area matches. Try to look for more sanction matches. You need to hit up some gun manufactures and request sponsorship. Obviously you are fast – may be too fast. If you could slow down a tad and instead see and work the sights a just a little bit.  It may greatly improve your hit factor and score higher as result.  I believe if  you get your accuracy up, you’ll be unstoppable.

Chris Weir – I think you are now getting caught in the speed thing which is hurting you. Go back to accuracy mode and work on smoothness instead of brute speed. Don’t shoot like Sean. That’s his style that works for him…it may not work for you. As far as I’m concerned, that does not fit your character. You need to refocus on smoothness and accuracy. Eventually speed will come but don’t chase it. Too many misses today.

Karyn Weir – You are very good at shooting accurately at slower pace.  Many can’t do what you do with marksmanship. What is not helping you shoot faster is your under developed hand and arm strength that’s causing the gun to flip up way too high. We had worked on this before with much improvement. That improvement had somehow disappeared. Try to bring it back.

Karyn’s gun recoiling.

Steve Griffith: Follow through, follow through. Let’s work on consistency.

Giovanni: I was pretty impressed with you today. No real issues that I can see. Only upper hand the other guy have on you is that they have more range time than you.  You’ll need a TAC-1 T-Shirt.

Most of the new folks did not have the right gear for USPSA style matches. Let us know if we can assist you with that department. Ask questions before you buy and waste your money.






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P2(C) – CCW AAR (Internal Memo)

Dear 140906P2C participants,

First, let us extend our gratitude in having you to select TAC-1 for your CCW training. Without your support we would not have been able to grow as one of the exclusive firearm trainings in So. Cal. We say exclusive because although we have been offering training for almost 4 years, we are still one of the best kept secrets in the industry providing you with relevant training with personalized attention.  With over 65 combined years of carrying conceal and firearms instructional expertise, the students were sure to receive a great insight into the reality of carrying conceal in TAC-1’s P2C.

The class of 140906P2C was a 10 hr conceal carry training offered at Angeles Shooting range from 1200 to 2200 hrs. Although the duration of the training was the longest that we’d ever offered, with 4 solid hours in the air-conditioned classroom the actual range time went by rather quickly. The amount of information was abundant and every bit of information was vital for all CCW holders’ survivability and success – staying out of prison and mostly an unnecessary visit to the coroner’s office.

The classroom portion first began with the aspect of mindset when carrying concealed. It was Lou’s and our intent to bring this aspect of the training first to remind all students about the seriousness of carrying and what is required and asked of from the person who had volunteered to carry concealed.  Carrying conceal is an inherent right for most American people but it’s not a requirement – those who had decided to carry are volunteering (just as going into military) and thus it is asked of them to become proficient in surviving deadly encounters and be a responsible citizen – not be a liability to society.

CCW Chris

One of the hardest aspect of concealed carry is to distinguish what is a justified shooting and what isn’t.  The ability to make a split second decision is asked of CCW holders. Students were reminded to visualize and rehearse difficult scenarios to aid in preparation before carrying concealed. Students were given numerous scenarios where discussions followed. Although seeking legal representation and invoking the right to remain silent after being involved in a shooting is highly recommended, shooters must eventually articulate their own actions and the students were reminded to be prepared to answer why they did what they did under oath, in court.  Lou’s recommendation was: 

“to provide a brief of what happened, then “Shut Up.” Don’t tell anyone including family and friends what happen.  If accusatory questions are asked or you are handcuffed then ask attorney.  You will most probably be taken to the police station for an interview but don’t say anything without attorney advice (criminal).”


Dean shared his arsenal of holsters and gear that may save some headaches for the students. There are many options and choices in the market.  There are 2 ways for any shooters to find the right gear – one is to buy everything and try it yourself and the other is to ask a person with sufficient knowledge about gear and take his advice. Dean’s reasoning for selecting gear was essential for knowing what to look for when selecting the right ones.  Dean also shared the 3 C’s of Concealed Weapon Concept where Caliber, Capacity and Conceal-ability was weighed in.  Caliber debate was discussed where “penetration” was presented as the most important aspect when selecting ammunition. The notion of “Stopping Power” was refuted as  a legitimate way to measure ballistics. Although, non-LEO’s in California are required to only use magazines with 10 rounds or less. Having less than 11 rounds in the weapon certainly does a person disservice where it is calculated that 70 to 80% of LEO shootings are misses.  Most students brought the new M&P Shield with only 7 or 8 rounds of 9mm – many took a second look at its sufficiency. 

I will post what Dean had recommended in terms of gear on our website for all to see. I will also create an ammunition page where we promote CCW holsters to always get high quality ammo in their weapon when carrying. 

TAC-1 CCW (Advanced)

Range Drills:

Presentation from conceal carry is no easy task. Selecting the right garment for your carry is essential. The weapon must be completely concealed and have ease of access to your weapon. Students were reminded to look discrete and not to look “tactical” to avoid suspicion. (One day I went into a store where a male cashier asked me if I was a shooter. I was puzzled and had to ask why he was asking. He said that my t-shirt was a dead giveaway – I was wearing a 5.11 t-shirt [no logo design but a small tag at the bottom of the shirt]). People notice things like that.

CCW JonMost students were dressed correctly and sufficiently.  Without naming names, one person showed up with beach sandal to this tactical shooting class.  This was not only dangerous for his feet and ankle but he would’t have had no other options if and when that scandal’s straps broke.  His training would have ended. This reminded us to remind all students to have proper and safe wear on the range and ban sandals all together. 

Students were given sufficient instructions in presentation from concealed carry. Students were instructed about the importance of being aggressive with their draws as Dean reminded that shooting is always about catching up to the other guy. Many began to realize the limitation of drawing from their own holsters they brought with them.  Chris Anderson’s under shirt holster proved ineffective and potentially dangerous when drawing quickly – especially under stress. Chris’s shirt holster was accessible but had several other issues: He could easily cover his support arm during the Presentation, he could not obtain a shooting grip and had to adjust the weapon after removal, he needed two hands to re-holster and during Presentation he could easily cover students/others to his left. Ultimately, Chris realized its limitations and changed his gear to a belt holster (OWB) to meet the training need.

Jason came on to the class without prior TAC-1 experience and survived the class. He started with a Cross Breed type holster at the 4/5 o’clock position.  His Alien  Gear holster’s opening collapsed once he drew is weapon out which made it near impossible to re-holster without using his support hand’s assistance.  This was not only in-effective but also dangerous potentially covering his own hand in the process.  Jason switched to a kydex appendix carry – courtesy of Dean’s Rhino Holster.  We advised Jason to continue training and up his technique to become more effective with his weapon system. He agreed. 

We challenged our students to shoot at Santa Monica PD targets with color coded dots from 5 yard line. This proved extremely difficult for most students with their compact/subcompact weapons. With shorter barrel length, accuracy suffered.  This phenomenon reminded students to train more with their compact weapons and not to neglect its trigger time (including me).  There were more misses than the hits.

Shooting from speed kneeling, turning and shooting and moving forward and backward with conceal draw was administered to students.  Again the hit ratio suffered on the steel.

Dean treated the class with the introduced of Modified SIS concealed carry CCW Dave
qualification course.  This class was not for “sissies”.  The students had the opportunity to get down dirty with prone position at 20 yard line.  We stressed the importance of conducting firearms training like we fight – getting dirty and being OK with that notion was part of the training.  I have personally never seen this course of fire before and one will not find it posted anywhere on the internet. The 9 students who’d participated in this class may be the first fortunate civilians EVER to shoot this course of fire directly prescribed by the detective in charge of SIS training. It was modified to exclude the 30 yard phase and it was not times.

Scores were:

Jon* (-4)
David (-11)
Lance (-20)
Christopher (-26)
Jason (-31)
Mike S. (-44)
Chris A. (-47)
Mike D. (-49)
Jack (-83)

*Great job to Jon for shooting the top shot in this course of fire.  Sorry, not designed for a prize. 

JonAs the day turned to night we transition over to the low light shooting portion. We covered flashlight technique and Dean introduced weapon mounted light. We did not have the right condition to teach the technique in more illuminated setting.  People had difficult time seeing the technique presented in the dark. We breezed through the technique and did not have the opportunity to practice them live.  This proved difficult for half of the class who had no formal training in low light shooting.  TAC-1 needs to revisit this portion of the training block to ensure that students have sufficient time learning the flashlight technique prior to having them shoot the combat course.

We then split the class into two groups to be switched between two ranges.  Group A went with Lou to learn how to shoot from driver side of a mock vehicle door.  Much of conceal carry incidents involve shooting from inside of a vehicle.  This introduction was essential to understand how to draw, present and shoot from car seats. 

Seban’s Bagels (Lou’s Note)

(Typically, usually, generally people have a sense of security when they enter their vehicles and frequently go condition “White”)

Scenario: During hours of darkness. You just purchased a bag of bagels, entered your car and placed the bag on the passenger seat. When you hear “Give me your fucking money” react.

Students started seated next to a mock car window frame with an armed threat target to their immediate left and an additional threat target (the lookout) offset to their left front.

Tactical concerns/issues: Any sudden movement (Presentation) could cause the threat to react with deadly force. How do you get to your weapon without a deliberate sudden movement? Ease of accessibility of the concealed weapon from the seated position. Presenting the weapon outside the window frame could make it accessible to the threat. Anticipate the secondary threat to react to your initial response. Can you see the threats weapons at night. If one threat is armed do you “reasonably” assume the others are armed? Assess for additional threats.

What we learned: Use a ruse to distract the primary threat which would provide you lag time for the Presentation. Dean provided an excellent example during debrief, “Do you want my credit cards too?” Appendix carry facilitated an easy presentation from this position. Primary side IWB or OWB should be practiced in your personal car to identify Presentation issues. While the immediate threat to your left could be rapidly and effectively point shot including head shots, the secondary threat required use of sights at a deliberate pace to get solid hits. Several students got marginal hits or missed by going too fast and/or trying to point shoot the distant threat. Nights sights on CC weapons are ideal in low light to no light situations. Students with night sights got great hits. No secondary lights were used for illumination(time to deploy?).

CCW Night Combat Course:

We’d designed a combat course on the B range to reflect all aspects of the training throughout the day. There were decision making aspect to this course as well as we gave the shooters the responsibility of managing their own ammo. The dark range required students to utilize their flashlight to maneuver through the course as well as draw, holster, reload and operate their weapon with a flashlight in their support hand.  The proper usage of cover was stressed and not to illuminate themselves with their own flashlights when behind cover. This course was not timed and divided into Phases.

Phase I – long distance shot (approx. 30 yards). This was to test the limits of the student’s weapon. The distance shots proved difficult for many and there were more misses than the actual hits. Many students failed to look around and utilize what was available to them including the wall that was to the left and their upright knee to use as a brace. Many pointed out that they were not able to see their sights and acquire a good sight picture from this distance – which is an  indication that they fired their weapon even if they didn’t know where the weapon was pointed at the time of firing their weapon – which could have resulted in liability in the real word. Students placed their flashlight on the deck illuminating the target.  This gave the students ample light and two hands to shoot at this distance. 

Phase II – Failure drill from right side of cover at 10 yard.  Many students did not understand the concept of use of cover (P2B). Thus many “crowded” the cover and exposed themselves to the threat. Assessment was another problem we continuously observed. Students were too eager to go back in the holster without verifying that there were no additional threat(s).  Remember, criminals work in numbers. Dean mentioned some work in a group of 5 or more.  Average is 2.  Always assess.  If you were aggressive in drawing and beating the threat to it, why would you want to re-holster quickly without assessment unless you need to in an emergency – i.e. approaching police officer(s).

Students also kept the light on the entire time during assessment and reloading that they back-lit themselves behind cover receiving “splash backs” blinding themselves with their own light. Lights must be used judiciously and sparingly.  Also not keeping their eyes on the suspect when reloading or clearing mal-functions may be costly.  Many fumbled with their flash light which added to the confusion.  For Jack, Harries flashlight technique was disadvantageous when peeking out of the right side of the barricade.  Left handed shooter like Jack has his light on the left side of the weapon – he has to “pie” out more to the right of the barricade to get the light down range. Jack was not able to re-adjust his grip to place the light on the right of the weapon to accommodate this issue.

Phase III – Speed kneel at 5 yard line – Failure Drill. Jon’s weapon mounted light was very effective and proved to be advantageous over flashlights.  However, since the light is mounted at the bottom of the barrel, it posed an issue since he did not adjust the height of the weapon to clear the barricade.  The half of the light was hitting the barricade illuminating himself. He needed to raise the weapon higher to clear the barricade so that he won’t assist the bad guys in his target acquisition. Many failed to re-assess once they got up from the kneeling position. If you change elevation and if the view point changed, you must re-assess before holstering. Many who used the M&P Shield ran out of ammo here.  Some just stood there not realizing that their weapon was out of battery, slide locked to the rear. I asked them what was wrong with their weapon and took them a moment to realize that they were out. Some were asked repeatedly and not realizing the problem.CCW Chris W

Phase IV – Turing and shooting. Shooters were asked to walk up-rage toward a red cone. Along the way shooter was confronted with “GUN!” He had to turn, draw and fire 2 rounds at the steel target while back pedaling toward the red cone utilizing their flashlight. Some completely stopped, some moved forward instead. Many reloaded upon completion.  Handling their magazines with their flashlight in their support hand posed challenge for many. I noticed that most ignored handling their weapon at eye/chest level.  Most had their head down looking at their gun which was held at waist level.  This made the shooter completely oblivious to down range condition. Keeping their eyes forward toward the threat and keeping track of the downed suspect is one of the ways to stay safe on the street.

Phase V – Shooting Failure drill from both sides of the cover – 10 yrds. Again, students were asked to fire failure drills from cover, but this time from both sides – right and left. But the left target was intentionally set up as No Shoot. Again, students were briefed to identify the threat – that they needed to make sure that their shooting was a “good” shooting. This element is another dimension added to their decision making process.  One of the most critical decision a shooter can make – is to shoot or not to shoot. Everyone with the exception of Jon and Jason – everyone else shot this “innocent” bystander.  When we asked the students why they shot, some said “I thought I saw a gun,” “you told me to shoot,” “I didn’t see it,” “oh shit,” and many became silent. Even still, shooters must eventually articulate why they shot. Bottom line – must identify the threat and don’t assume.  Being able to use your flashlight effectively in conjunction with your weapon now becomes critical in this process. Weapon mounted lights are a great tool, but keep in mind that you can’t point your light in the direction where you end up covering innocent people and violating the firearms safety rule. It has it’s limitations. 

Phase VI – Moving cover to cover utilizing cover fire. You don’t necessarily have to hit the target. It’s a distraction shot so you can quickly and safely get to another cover.

Phase VII – Breaking cover and charge at your threat and fire 1 failure drill. When would you ever break cover especially as a civilian? Cover is your friend and we recommend that you stick with it. Nevertheless, there may be that one time when the opportunity arises and if that was your only option to break cover – this was the scenario.  We wanted to inoculate further stress and assess your ability to shoot while moving forward.  Some failed to reload behind cover and ensure that they had enough ammo in their weapon for this aggressive maneuver.  You certainly do not want run out of ammo while you are charging at a bad guy and resort to speed reloading at toe to toe distance. That is a disaster and the shooter’s worst nightmare.  Ensure that you know the condition of your weapon at all times when feasible. Due to the elevated stress level, hit ratio suffered.  Many were non fatal shots. Hopefully, voluntary de-escalation kicked in. CCW Lance

Phase VIII – Assessment and threat left. I wanted catch you off guard here.  Napoleon once said, “The moment of greatest vulnerability is the instant immediately after victory.” That’s when we let our guard down. Once it’s down its difficult to bring it back up. Many panicked and fumbled as they were caught off guard.  There were many misses at this phase as well. 

As we said, we wanted you to make mistakes and many did. Mission accomplished.

We hope you enjoyed the class as Lou, Dean and I had attempted to make it informative, engaging, instructional, eye-opening, revealing and most of all fun.   We now recognize that this class was way too advanced for new CCW shooters and to those who are just looking to get a certificate. We are intending to create a Pistol-I(a) and (b) for CCW certification course (Module CCW1, 2) which will be up soon to cater to Orange, Kern, Ventura and eventually LA County certification.  Having said that we wish to continue with this intermediate/advanced CCW course for shooters with higher skill level – which may also include LEO’s.

Please give us your feed back for this class below in the comment section.  We are using a blog format just as in Facebook but not all have Facebook. Here we are able to cross compare each other’s comments and reflect upon it.

Some things we hope to hear from you are:

– Did P2C meet your expectations? How?

– Did your perception and understanding about CCW and  shooting in Low Light change? How?

– How did you like the pace of the class? 10hrs vs 8hrs

– How did you feel about the amount of information and technique that were presented to you?  Classroom vs Range time

– How were the instructors helpful with your training? Were they easy to understand?  Were they informative?

– What did you like the most about the class?  Least liked?

– How was the ammo count?

– If you could change anything about the training, what would it be?

– Would you suggest this class to anyone else?  

– Have you received CCW instruction before?  With whom? What were the differences? 

– Do you find the pricing to be expensive, inexpensive or just right?

Thank you and see you at the range,

Shoji Hattori
General Manager
TAC-1: Tactical Advanced Combat, LLC
Main (661)753-3632
“Stay in the Fight”


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140222P3 Pistol-III Advanced Pistol

Here is the final score of the P2D test that this class took.  Interestingly, no one was able to break the Expert level and all except one medaled Sharpshooter. Fadi (Glock 17) took the Top Shot position with 1102 total pts and Matthew (Glock 21) came in second with 1095 – only 7 point behind Fadi. Interestingly, both Fadi and  Matthew are new addition to the P3 class and have not yet completed the Pistol-II final score.  Erich (XD9) came in 3rd with 1076 pt and it was an improvement from what he originally shot almost a year ago (1012 pt). Dave Shaw (Glock 21) also made a rare appearance at TAc-1 and scored 1069 pt ending in 4th overall.  Mike Dozier (M&P 9) was not himself today scoring only 1035 pt regressing from his prior score of 1046 pt – dropping 11 pt from a year ago. His nemesis was the positions and the movements portion of the test.  Gio (XD 40) once again joined in with TAc-1 to shoot the test. Although he didn’t metal, Gio was a great fun to have him on the range with us.

Congratulations FADI!

The BONUS portion consisted of 5 rapid fire at a steel (10 x 15 inches) at 10 yards within 4 seconds. Matthew missed 3 rounds (2 outside of the time limit) and only raked in 20/50 points. Dave Shaw missed just one round scoring 40 Bonus point and Fadi missed 2 scoring 30 points.  All else scored a perfect 50/50.

After the completion of the test, drills continued with speed drawing.  At 10 yards (same steel), students were challenged to fire one round from holster as fastest as possible. Erich’s fastest time was 1.37 sec, Matthew shot in 1.11 sec, Gio was able to shoot at around 1.37 sec where Dave Shaw shot fastest at around 1.12 sec. Fadi averaged around 1.40 sec. Shoji scored his personal best at 0.78 sec.

The students were also challenged with an endurance run down and up the hill to shoot 15 rounds loading from table top. All performed well including Mike Dozier who had been training for this.


Pistol-III (140222P3) Shoji, Erich, Matthew, Mike, Gio, Dave & Fadi (TOP SHOT) — with Erich Reinhart, Mike Dozier, Giovanni Cuarez, David Shaw and Fadi Sahouri at A Place to Shoot. 


P3 (140222P3) P2D Qualification Course
Last First MK Stage 1 MK Stage 2 CC Phase 1&2 CC Phase 3&4 5 rd BONUS Prior Score Total Medal
1 Sahouri Fadi 269 193 300 340 30 NA 1102 SS
2 Matthew Kanin 286 173 294 342 20 NA 1095 SS
3 Reinhart Erich 283 187 276 330 50 1012 1076 SS
4 Shaw Dave 275 183 270 341 40 NA 1069 SS
5 Dozier Mike 290 161 289 295 50 1046 1035 SS
6 Giovanni Cuarez 206 104 209 303 50 NA 822 NA
MK: 875 SS: 1000 EXP: 1125 MS: 1187

 Breakdown by Stages

Stage 1: Marksmanship (P1 & P2A) #140222P3
Last First 10 ring 9 ring 8 ring 5 ring 0 Rounds Total
Dozier Mike 24 5 0 1 0 30 290
Kanin Matthew 21 7 1 1 0 30 286
Reinhart Erich 15 13 2 0 30 283
Shaw Dave 17 7 4 2 0 30 275
Sahouri Fadi 17 11 2 30 269
Cuarez Giovanni 4 9 10 1 6 30 206


Stage 2: Positions (P2B)#140222P3
Last First 10 ring 9 ring 8 ring 5 ring 0 Rounds Total
Sahouri Fadi 14 5 1 0 0 20 193
Reinhart Erich 11 5 4 0 0 20 187
Shaw Dave 7 9 4 0 0 20 183
Kanin Matthew 12 5 1 0 2 20 173
Dozier Mike 9 5 2 2 2 20 161
Cuarez Giovanni 2 3 4 5 6 20 104


Combat Course Phase 1 & 2: Manipulation (P2A) #140222P3
Last First 10 ring 9 ring 8 ring 5 ring 0 Rounds Total
Sahouri Fadi 25 5 0 1 1 32 300
Kanin Matthew 21 4 6 0 1 32 294
Dozier Mike 20 9 1 0 2 32 289
Reinhart Erich 19 4 5 2 2 32 276
Shaw Dave 17 6 2 6 1 32 270
Cuarez Giovanni 3 10 8 5 6 32 209


Combat Course Phase 3 & 4: Movements (P2B) #140222P3
Last First 10 ring 9 ring 8 ring 5 ring 0 Rounds Total
Kanin Matthew 21 10 4 2 1 38 342
Shaw Dave 18 12 6 1 1 38 341
Sahouri Fadi 19 15 0 3 1 38 340
Reinhart Erich 12 16 7 2 1 38 330
Cuarez Giovanni 7 16 8 5 2 38 303
Dozier Mike 13 12 4 5 4 38 295


5 Round BONUS #140222P3
Last First 10 ring Miss Total
Cuarez Giovanni 5 0 50
Dozier Mike 5 0 50
Reinhart Erich 5 0 50
Shaw Dave 4 1 40
Sahouri Fadi 3 2 30
Kanin Matthew 2 3 20
5 rd in 4 sec from holster at 10 yrds on steel


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TAC-1 Combat Team Tryout

Team TAC-1

TAC-1 is now building a Combat Shooting Team where we put together a select few individuals to go out and compete in local shooting competitions representing TAC-1 and yourself.  The team unity will provide a unique support system where shooters are no longer by themselves attending these events.  Members of the team will provide support for scoring, timing, tips, coaching, troubleshooting, photo/video opportunity, supplying  food & drink and much more at the shooting events.  Team member will also have special discounts to TAC-1’s unique partnership with product endorsements and sponsorships. Each team member will compete with a specially designed shooting shirts designed by The Winning Team of Santa Clarita.  Benefits are countless.

On 8/11/12, we are holding our first Team tryout. The attendee will need to score 150 or better in the IDPA classifier – that’s equivalent of a Sharp Shooter.  Everyone will have several practice runs along with instructions to best hit the targets in timed strings. Do you have what it takes to be on the TAC-1 Combat Team?

This Team tryout will be conducted concurrently with the TAC-1 Skill Building Workshop, so feel free to give it a try!  <More>

TAC-1 Mindset Training w/ Dave Grossman

Dave GrossmanTAC-1 is inviting Dave Grossman to Santa Clarita for a day long training as a part of TAC-1 Mindset Curriculum.  Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman is a former West Point psychology professor, a Pulitzer Prize nominated author, and a former US Army Ranger who has spent a lifetime studying and teaching about the reality of combat. He is our nation’s most successful and respected trainer of military, Special Forces and law enforcement; on the road, almost 300 days a year training our nation’s “sheepdogs” a term that he coined in his famous treatise on “e Sheep, the Wolf, and the Sheepdog.” Now his dynamic, powerful and inspirational training is available to all citizens as he teaches about the threats to our nation, internal, external and terrorist related, and the role (as intended, under the Constitution) of armed American citizens in answering these threats.  <More>