Memorial Day Sale on Repeat Classes

Memorial Day Remembrance

InSights Training Center salutes those in our armed forces who gave their lives in service to our country. Their strength, duty, and honor ensure the freedom and security of our great nation. And we stand with their families in proud remembrance.

Memorial Day Sale May 20-26

Repeat any class June through August and get 30% off! Because once just isn’t enough.

Call 888-958-0884 or email info(at)InSightsTraining.com to sign up. This offer does not include Tactical First Aid or Shooting Leagues and may not be combined with any other discounts. This is for repeat classes — you must have taken the class previously.

Visit InSightsTraining.com and find a class that fits your schedule. Stay safe and we’ll see you in class!

A Cooper Classic: Principles of Personal Defense

With 2015 well underway, and those flimsy New Year’s resolutions underwater, here’s an easy project. Tune up your mindset and increase your awareness. And without breaking a sweat you will increase your personal safety.

A great book to read about this is Jeff Cooper’s Principles of Personal Defense. First published in 1972, and reprinted a couple times since then, it is a self defense classic. In short, he explains seven qualities that you should cultivate:

  • Alertness: Trouble can appear at any time — know what is behind you, and pay attention to anything out of place.
  • Decisiveness: Decide instantly upon a proper course of action to be carried out immediately, without hesitation.
  • Aggressiveness: Whether it is a counter-attack or a pre-emptive attack, give it everything you’ve got.
  • Speed: Be fast, not fair — end it before the loser fully realizes he has bitten off more than he can chew.
  • Coolness: If you know that you can keep your head, that you must keep your head, you probably will keep your head.
  • Ruthlessness: Anyone who willfully and maliciously attacks another without sufficient cause deserves no consideration from you–don’t hold back.
  • Surprise: The criminal does not expect his prey to fight back — surprise him!

Track down a copy and read it. In the meantime, here is an exercise Cooper mentions in the book to increase your awareness:

“Make it a game. Keep a chart. Every time anyone is able to approach you from behind without your knowledge, mark down an X. Every time you see anyone you know before he sees you, mark down an O. Keep the Os ahead of the Xs. A month with no Xs establishes the formation of correct habits.”

Try it for a week or a month and see how you do. Increase your awareness and you never know what you might notice.

Stay safe and we’ll see you in class.

 

By Alan Hines

20-25% Off Folding Knife Classes

Knife students new and old save on February’s featured classes

Save 25% if you take both Defensive Folding Knife I and Defensive Folding Knife II, February 27-March 1. Previous DFK I students save 20% on DFK II.*

DFK I teaches you how to use a Spyderco-style pocketknife as a superb standalone self defense tool and an excellent companion to firearms, pepper spray, and other defensive tools in your family’s layered personal protection plan. Most small pocketknives can be carried in any State and in most foreign countries. If you can’t have your handgun, have your knife!

Then, in DFK II, learn how to counter multiple attackers, armed opponents, and fights on the ground. This class only comes around every other year. Save 25% if you sign up for both DFK I and DFK II, 2/27-3/1. Students who have already taken DFK I can save 20% on DFK II. Register today at InSightsTraining.com.

*20-25% discount cannot be combined with any other specials or discounts. To register, call 425.827.2552 or 888.958.0884.

And get ready for Close Quarters Confrontations, March 6-8

CQC is another class that we only offer every other year. You will learn a full unarmed combat system and an integrated firearms combat system so that you can respond with the right answer quickly in a close distance situation. This action-packed 3-day class runs March 6-8. The only prerequisite is General Defensive Handgun. Learn more and register at InSightsTraining.com.

New Spy Kids Class at InSights Training Center

InSights Training Center + Kids = Spy Kids Class!

Well, okay, we’re not actually turning them into spies. But Kids Safety School is a cool, new 3-hour class to teach your kids safety and situational awareness. There are no guns or weapons involved, just confidence building and empowerment taught in a warm and caring environment. Through a series of games, drills, and discussions, your children will learn how to recognize potential dangers and get to safety.

Here are some skills we will cover:

  • Noticing patterns and what affects patterns: part of safety awareness is spotting things that don’t fit
  • Memorization: remember details, remember a safety plan, and more
  • Agility: channel that boundless energy into physical skills
  • Assertiveness: how to take charge of themselves when it’s time to act

And here are some drills we will cover:

  • Personal Space: learn to maintain it and what to do if someone tries to take you
  • How to move efficiently through crowded areas
  • Designing emergency response plans with their parents: fire, natural disasters, intruder situations
  • Parking Lot Safety: getting from car to building and back again
  • Run/Hide/Fight: explain when and where to run, best tactics for hiding, and worst case scenario–having to fight

Learn to be safe, and have fun at the same time — this class is a must for every parent and their child. Parental participation is a must, and we guarantee the grownups will learn just as much as the kids! This 3-hour class is aimed at children aged 5 to 10. Price is $75 for parent and 1 child, $20 for each additional child (bring payment for additional children to class).

Classes are already filling up fast, so stay tuned for more dates. See the latest dates and information at InSightsTraining.com.

New One-Day Classes for the New Year

InSights has added some targeted one-day classes to the schedule for 2015. Whether you are looking to fill a particular niche, or just can’t fit a two-day class into your busy life, check out what we have here.

New 1-day Semi-auto Handgun Class
If you have taken Basic Handgun or Handgun Safety and Marksmanship and want to get more familiar with your gun before General Defensive Handgun, take a look at Handgun Fundamentals. This class helps you get more comfortable with your semi-auto. We will review handgun safety and the fundamentals of marksmanship, and we will work on loading and unloading, unholstering and holstering, ready positions, clearing malfunctions, and we will cover recommended gear. This class will ensure that your handling skills are ready for GDH, and it is also a great way to break in a new gun.

Required equipment: Semi-automatic pistol and two magazines (minimum), 200 rounds of FMJ brass-cased ammunition (no steel or aluminum cased or steel jacketed), hearing and eye protection, holster and mag pouch for your model of gun.  A Blade-tech or similar Kydex OWB holster is a good start. NO Blackhawk Serpa holsters allowed. We have some Glock holsters/pouches available for loan if you are shooting a Glock. A CPL or documentation of good character is also required.

New 1-day Handgun Competition Class
Competitive shooting is a great way to work on speed and accuracy under stress — but there is a learning curve. Handgun Competition Prep will help you get started in USPSA or IDPA pistol competition. We will review handgun safety and teach you the range procedures specific to competition ranges — such as loading and unloading, and hot and cold ranges. We will practice movement and barricade shooting. We will familiarize you with rules, scoring, reading the results, and we will shoot various classifiers. Gear will be discussed in regards to each division for competition shooting. We recommend that the student read current USPSA and IDPA rule books prior to class (but not required). This action-packed one-day class will get you ready to have a safe, successful, and fun day at the match.

Required equipment:  Full-size handgun with a minimum of three magazines, 300 rounds of factory brass-cased FMJ ammunition, rigid OWB Kydex-style holster that will work for training, minimum of two magazine pouches, hearing and eye protection.

New 1-day Revolver Class
Revolver Fundamentals helps you get familiar with your wheel gun. Semi-autos may hog the spotlight but revolvers can be tough, reliable guns for carry or home defense. We will review handgun safety and the fundamentals of marksmanship, and work on loading and unloading, unholstering and holstering, ready positions, and discuss recommended gear.

Required equipment: Modern revolver (no cowboy-style single action guns), 200 rounds of FMJ brass-cased ammunition (no steel or aluminum cased or steel jacketed), 2 speed loaders or speed strips (minimum), holster for your model of gun, speed loader
pouch/speed strip holder, hearing and eye protection. A CPL or documentation of good character is also required.

New 1-day Rifle Class
And we didn’t forget about rifles. Whether you are new to AR-15’s or just want to break in your new rifle, AR-15 Fundamentals is for you. We will cover firearms safety and the fundamentals of marksmanship, AR-15 function and nomenclature, sights and zeroing, loading and unloading, ready positions, clearing malfunctions, as well as cleaning and maintenance. This class is also a great way to get tuned up for General Defensive Rifle.

Required equipment: AR-15 rifle, two magazines (minimum), 200 rounds of FMJ brass-cased ammunition (no steel case or steel core), sling (basic military-style 2-point sling is fine), hearing and eye protection. A CPL or documentation of good character is also required.

Visit our website, InSightsTraining.com, to get more information and the latest dates for these fun new classes. Stay safe, and we’ll see you at the range!