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Recondo — the class you’ve been waiting for!

Over 60 hours of training in 4 days!

Its finally here, the class you’ve been waiting for — Recondo School! Four completely packed fully immersive days of training with Special Operators on all aspects of patrolling. Learn all there is to know about small team reconnaissance, ambush, and raid.

Starting with the basics, 3-5 man element teams will conduct day and night reconnaissance missions. Next the teams will combine to conduct ambush patrols. The teams grow again to conduct raids on enemy encampments. The final day is live fire battle drills, learning to do everything safely with live ammunition.

Outside of the military nothing like this has ever been offered before. Others have done fantasy camps, no one has run the real deal. Most active duty infantrymen never get a chance for this level of training!

The Details

One of the ultimate expressions of this class was done during the Vietnam War and was known as MACV-RECONDO school. This school was set up by Project Delta (yes, the guys who later founded Delta Force) and then turned over to 5th SFG. This was the basis for LRRP/Ranger type operations in Vietnam. This course will be modeled after that school but with a modern backdrop and modern planning procedures.

Taught by Army Green Berets, Army Rangers, Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol members and other select Special Operations personnel. The best of the best. Each combat patrol will have at least one cadre member and larger patrols will have two or more per patrol. Cadre will be teaching, mentoring, and leading the patrols.

The course will be taught inside of a scenario wargame, just like all military exercises and like the Special Forces Qualification Course which uses “Pineland”. In this course we will be using the scenario of “Red Dawn”. A foreign military force has invaded America and now you are in the resistance fighting against them. Luckily US Army Green Berets have infiltrated your area to provide you training and leadership!

Immersive scenario based training is far more effective than a conventional course. Everything is “real” and has context and pieces learned on one day connect back in later in the scenario. This course will have over a dozen live role players playing the part of the enemy, have real people as part of the “underground” etc. FULLY IMMERSIVE TRAINING. InSights will be offering numerous “linked” courses around this scenario in the future.

Besides the patrolling track we will be offering a Tactical Operations Center track. These are the guys who make the missions run, produce and give intelligence briefings, run radio networks, debrief teams after missions, coordinate with underground forces and assets, meet and interview intelligence sources, “Battle track” teams and the enemy. Learn intelligence preparation of the battlefield, operational security, and tradecraft for the resistance environment. The TOC track is perfect for those who might not be up for four days and nights of moving through the woods but who still want to learn to contribute to the team.

Class dates: May 2-5, 2019
Location: 3 hours from Seattle (location provided upon registration)
Tuition: $1600
Prerequisite: Concealed Pistol License or documentation of good character

Minimum required equipment:

  • AR-15 type rifle in 5.56 with blank adaptor and 400 rounds of blanks and 200 rounds live ammunition
  • Compass
  • Simple chest rig or load bearing equipment
  • Day pack
  • Outdoor clothes and boots with multiple changes and gear for inclement weather.
  • Sleeping equipment to include cot or sleeping pad

Optional equipment:

  • Binoculars
  • Night vision equipment
  • GPS
  • FRS/GMRS radios

A full field kitchen with cooks will be present so students will not have to worry about meals or snacks, etc. You will be able to dedicate yourself 100% to training.

Large squad tents are also provided.

To register, call us at 1.888.958.0884 or email us at: info@insightstraining.com.

Stay safe and we’ll see you in class!

Last chance for savings — Get up to 25% off 2019 Training!

Beat the 2019 price increases. Hurry — sale ends 12/31!

Get training coupons for yourself

No need to nail down a specific class, just pre-buy a whole bunch of training! Save 10% on up to $1999. Save 20% on $2000-2999. SAVE 25% on $3000+! Call today! Good for all classes except the Adventure Training series.

And gift certificates for friends and family

Finally — the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list. Give the gift of safety. Give the gift of training! Buy a certificate for a class or buy it for a dollar amount. Save 10% on up to $1999. Save 20% on $2000-2999. Save 25% on $3000+! Call today! Good for all classes except the Adventure Training series.

Plan your 2019 training today and save up to 25%!

2019 schedule being finalized now. You’ll find all the classics InSights is known for and some cool new classes! We’ve been holding the line on prices for several years, but we have to bump them up next year. Buy now and beat the price increases!

Sale ends Monday, December 31, 2018. Offers exclude all Adventure Training classes. Offers cannot be combined with any other discounts.

For more information about these and all our classes, visit our website: InSightsTraining.com . To register call 888.958.0884.

The Black Friday Sale is On — Get 10%, 20%, or up to 25% off Training!

It’s time to save on 2019 classes. Hurry — sale ends 11/30!

Get training coupons for yourself

No need to nail down a specific class, just pre-buy a whole bunch of training! Save 10% on up to $1999. Save 20% on $2000-2999. SAVE 25% on $3000+! Call or email today! Good for all classes except the Adventure Training series.

And gift certificates for friends and family

Finally — the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list. Give the gift of safety. Give the gift of training! Buy a certificate for a class or buy it for a dollar amount. Save 10% on up to $1999. Save 20% on $2000-2999. Save 25% on $3000+! Call or email today! Good for all classes except the Adventure Training series.

Plan your 2019 training today and save up to 25%!

Basic Handgun
General Defensive Handgun
Intermediate Defensive Handgun
Intensive Handgun Skills
General Defensive Rifle
Intermediate Defensive Rifle
Unarmed Self Defense
Defensive Folding Knife
Pepper Spray Seminar

2019 schedule being finalized now. You’ll find all the classics InSights is known for and some cool new classes!

Sale ends Friday, November 30. Offers exclude all Adventure Training classes. Offers cannot be combined with any other discounts.

For more information about these and all our classes, visit our website: InSightsTraining.com . To register call 888.958.0884 or email: info@insightstraining.com

Stay safe and we’ll see you in class!

Street and Vehicle Tactics is GO for July 2018 — and on sale!

Happy New Year!

Here’s a surefire way to brighten up the January cold and gloom — put Street and Vehicle Tactics on your summer calendar. It runs July 20-22 in Redmond, WA. Many courses teach you how to shoot. Our tactics courses teach you how to not have to shoot – and how to win if shooting is required. And through January 19th, save 10% with promo code “NY2018“!

Stay safe in public and around your vehicle

SVT deals with self-defense while at work, in your automobile, when traveling, and while in public settings (like restaurants, shopping malls, and theaters). More than half the course will deal with situations in and around your car.

Subjects Covered:

  • Awareness of how street crimes are committed
  • Spotting and avoiding common crimes
  • Tactics that prevent confrontations: verbal skills, body language, tactical positioning, minimizing target indicators
  • Tactics necessary to win if it comes to physical violence: use of cover, maneuver, knowledge of danger areas
  • Countering both road blocking situations and “carjacking”
  • Dealing with post-crisis management: security and containment, interaction with witnesses, interaction with responding emergency personnel and investigating Law Enforcement
  • And force-on-force training scenarios!

Mmm…July…warmth…training…savings

Street and Vehicle Tactics will help change your awareness and add more plays to your safety arsenal. Through January 19th, save 10% on SVT with promo code “NY2018“. It filled quickly last year so sign up today!

For more information about all our classes and to register, visit our website: InSightsTraining.com.

Stay safe and we’ll see you in class!

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Updates

Nevada and Utah have reciprocity, plus nice Florida updates

Somewhat old news, but fresher than my older concealed carry post below. As of July 2016, Utah and Nevada have reciprocity for resident and non-resident permits. Maine went to (mostly) constitutional carry — you can carry in most places without a permit, but not in as many places as a ME permit holder can. Also, as of the end of 2015, Minnesota stopped recognizing the Utah permit (and nearly all others, too!). And Florida reduced their application fees.

Keep your fingers crossed for New Mexico to come back into the fold. As of now, two ways to get NM are to get an Arizona permit or a Florida permit:

  • An Arizona permit could be a replacement for a UT permit: AZ gets you the same states as UT, plus NM.
  • Florida is a 2-for-1 deal: Florida does not recognize WA or UT-non-resident permits, so you need to get a FL non-res to carry there; and as a bonus you get to carry in NM.
  • Actually, at the moment, FL could be a replacement for both UT and AZ since it gets you all their states, NV and NM, and Florida.  And it looks like FL just lowered their fees — $102 intial, $92 renewal for a 7-year permit.They also dropped the notarization requirement.

It’s a frequently shifting map, however, so all this could change next month.

In any case, our Multi-State/Utah Permit Class gets you everything you need to get a UT permit, or the proof-of-training certificate you need to get AZ or FL (or OR). Check the website for more upcoming dates. Even better, mention this blog post when you call to register and get a special price of $99 on the class!