Tip of the Month
With the recent mass shootings still painfully fresh in our minds, it is time for us to educate ourselves on what to do if we are faced with the unthinkable.
The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) advises you to follow the Department of Homeland Security's "Run-Hide-Fight" program.
In a nutshell:
Run -- If you have the ability and the opportunity, get out of the situation. Even if you are a Concealed Carry License holder, you are under no obligation to engage the shooter. Escape first...then call 911.
Hide -- If it is not possible to escape or you do not have an escape plan for your location, look for some place that offers concealment (obscures you from the shooter) and cover (protects you from bullets). Lock doors, turn off lights, silence electronics.
Fight -- If all else fails, respond aggressively . Channel your fear into anger, use improvised weapons if you don't have anything else, assault the assailant. Too many people freeze or beg for their lives. THIS is what the killer wants. He does not expect you to fight back. Put HIM on the defensive.
Want to know more about how to respond and how to save lives? Email TaraE@aphf.org about setting up a USCCA "Countering the Mass Shooter Threat" training class at your church, business or organization.
Our deepest gratitude to the Ken W. Davis Foundation of Texas and to Brevard County resident Vern Goding for supporting our new Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) with donations of $2,500 and $1,350, respectively. The funds are allowing us to purchase Howard Leight ear protection, steel targets and frangible ammo, airsoft pistols for force-on-force training, mats for hand-to-hand training and more! If you or your company would like to support our training, our museum education or our compassionate programs for law enforcement, email Tarae@aphf.org.
On August 24, ladies will get the chance to get in touch with their inner Ninjas and train with world class instructors on life-saving personal-defense techniques. Hosted by The National Association of Chiefs of Police and presented by Assault Counter Tactics and internationally known instructor Paul Pawela, Wo-Man Camp is designed to push you out of your comfort zone and help you improve your skills. The class will include: Hand-to-hand techniques to be used against a male attacker, alternative weapons, OC-Spray, travel wrench, kubatons to be demonstrated and taught, close contact shooting with pistol and rifle. force-on-force, shoot/no-shoot and more. With special guests aplenty. ONLY $150 per person. Space limited. Register HERE.
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NEW TO FIREARMS?
If you are new to firearms, trying to decide if you want to own/carry one, or if you have a friend or family member who fits that description, a new class at the American Police Hall of Fame is custom-made! Our "Gunless Gun Class" lets you understand and experience firearms without actually shooting one (unless you decide you want to!) This laid-back and very informative class offers about 3 hours of basic instruction, including the chance to shoot laser guns, as well as time in our use-of-force simulator. The class addresses parts and types of guns, selecting the proper gun for your needs, understanding the personal defense mindset, and storing/maintaining your firearm. The class may offer the opportunity to fire a gun on the range, if students feel ready. 3-4 hours. $50.
You can sign up for the class HERE.
Check out the web site
If you haven't gone to our Shooting Center web site recently, be sure and check out the NEW Training Calendar on the Home Page, as well as details on the STEP and LEEP programs, the entire 2019-2020 Syllabus and Bios of our world class instructors. Click HERE to go to the site.
Ready to test yourself in a dynamic class taught by a retired law enforcement instructor? Survival Shooting isn't for beginners...it is a chance to test your skills, your equipment and your understanding of how things unfold in a defensive situation. It is being offered for the first time ever at the American Police Hall of Fame on August 31. It is a fast-paced four hour class with moving and shooting, shoot/no-shoot scenarios, law enforcement-based scenarios, speed shooting and a variety of specialty drills. To register, click HERE.
HONOR A HERO!
Do you support law enforcement? Do you have a specific LE hero -- or are you just grateful that these courageous men and women put their lives on the line for us?
Either way, you can show your gratitude by buying a tribute brick that will be laid on The Walk of Heroes at the American Police Hall of Fame, beside the new United States Law Enforcement Eternal Flame.
You can purchase a brick if you wish to honor a fallen friend, associate or family member...or if you wish to commemorate your own law enforcement career, or if you want to honor a specific agency, or if you just want to tell LE
officers everywhere that you support them!
Bricks are available in 4 x 8 for $125 and in a square 8 x 8 size for $240. The smaller size offers three lines of content while the larger offers six. Bricks will be installed starting in 2020. To be part of the first installation, you must get your order in before November 2019.
To order, go HERE.
Basic Pistol Defense Class
If you just earned a Concealed Carry License, the next step is to learn defensive shooting, malfunction clearing, communication with first responders and MORE from Radio Host Royce Bartlett. $65 for FOUR hours! August 18. Register HERE.
HOME ON THE RANGE
The next, full edition of HOME ON THE RANGE will be out by Sept. 10. If you are not a subscriber and are reading this because a friend forwarded it, be sure and sign up by emailing Tarae@APHF.org. Months alternate between the full magazine and this "News Flash."
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