Category Archive: Tactics

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!

InSights Independence Day Sale — 50% off retakes!

Thank you for choosing InSights as your training partner. We strive to offer you the most innovative, up-to-date tactics and techniques, top notch instructors, and the experience to put it all together.

And to make this a ‘Summer of Love’ InSights-style, we’ll help you revisit the past for half off. If you have taken GDH, IDH, USD, Intensive Handgun Skills, or any other July/August classes that are not already full, you can retake them for 50% off! Get a thorough review, plus learn the things you didn’t soak in the first time.

The sale runs Friday, June 30, through Friday, July 7. Call Jenna at the office to sign up: 1.888.958.0884. (The office will be closed July 4th.) This is for July and August classes only. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

For more information about all of our classes, visit InSightsTraining.com. Call us at 1.888.958.0884 or email us at info@insightstraining.com.

Have a safe and happy Independence Day, and we’ll see you in class!

Are you ready to save a life?

Shootings, stabbings, bombings, vehicular attacks — what they all have in common is life-threatening trauma. There are some injuries where death before the arrival of EMS is almost assured if not managed correctly and rapidly.

If such injuries occur to yourself or another during an ongoing fight, recognition and concise management of the injuries becomes critical. You may be the first responder. Do you have the knowledge and skill to make a difference?

Gain that knowledge and skill in this powerful one-day class — Tactical First Aid.

  • The true nature of civilian gunshot wounds, their low lethality and realities of their medical management
  • How to rapidly determine the relative seriousness of an injury and how that will affect your tactical treatment plan
  • The concept of “care under fire” and how it differs from a non-tactical medical situation
  • Techniques for moving casualties to a safer environment
  • Basic airway and ventilation assessment and management within a tactical setting
  • Assessment and management of bleeding and shock
  • Assessment and management of penetrating and blunt trauma
  • How to prepare a tactical first aid kit that will dramatically increase your treatment capabilities

Join Dr. Mike Shertz on either August 5 or August 6 for Tactical First Aid at West Coast Armory in Bellevue. But don’t wait — this class fills up every year!

Dr. Shertz is a qualified Special Forces Medic and is a member of the International Wound Ballistics Association and the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers. Mike serves as the Chief Medical Officer and leads a team of Tactical Medics for the Washington County, Oregon, SWAT team.

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

Stay safe and we’ll see you in class!

March Mad-about-training-Ness Sale

Coast to coast classes and savings

For one week only get 10% off these classes:

General Defensive Handgun

  • Everett, WA  March 11-12 with Greg Hamilton
  • Harrisburg, PA  March 25-26 with John Holschen
  • Lockhart, TX  March 25-26 with Greg Hamilton

Intermediate Defensive Handgun

  • Bellevue, WA  March 17-19

Street and Vehicle Tactics

  • Rochester, NY  March 31-April 2
  • Redmond, WA  July 21-23

Use promo code “March” Wednesday, March 1, through Tuesday, March 7, and get 10% off these must-take classes.

General Defensive Handgun is our foundational class for concealed carry and all upper level shooting classes. Learn what you didn’t know you didn’t know, and get ready to use a handgun quickly and reflexively in high-speed defensive encounters.

Intermediate Defensive Handgun turbocharges your GDH skills with tactics, movement, alternate shooting positions, long range shooting, and more.

Street & Vehicle Tactics will teach you how to win encounters out in public or in your car. InSights tactics classes teach you how to not have to shoot (and how to win if shooting is required) and how to come out the other side with the least negative impact to you and yours.

Sign up this week for the classes and dates listed above with promo code “March” and save 10%. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Dates coming soon for Tactical First Aid

Watch the website for the spring dates for Tactical First Aid. This class fills fast, so don’t wait until the last minute. The life you save may be your own!

See all of our classes and the latest class schedule and sign up at InSightsTraining.com. Or call 888.958.0884 or email info@insightstraining.com.

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