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!

Good numbers: 3-day classes…2 or more…15% off!

Sign up for two or more 3-day classes and save 15% on each!

Sometimes we need three days to do justice to a topic. And we want to reward you for fitting those classes into your schedule. Sign up for two or more 3-day classes and we’ll give you 15% off each one! These classes won’t be back until 2018, so check your calendar and give us a call.

General Defensive Rifle teaches individual tactics and the use of the rifle in close range, high speed, defensive scenarios. You will learn rapid assumption of various shooting positions to maximize the use of cover and concealment and to provide for a more stable firing platform. There’s even a full night-fire/low-light session. GDR is June 16-18 and September 15-17.

Intensive Handgun Skills is a “shooters” course with maximum range time. The course stresses accuracy and speed but not speed at the expense of accuracy. This is a perfect course for shooters who want to maximize their use of the handgun for self-defense or competitive shooters who could use fine-tuning of their technique. After this course you will be shooting faster and with a greater degree of accuracy than ever before. IHS is July 14-16.

Street and Vehicle Tactics will give you the ability to recognize, avoid, and if necessary WIN a violent street encounter. This course 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. 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. SVT is July 21-23.

Intermediate Defensive Handgun will teach you to reflexively employ your handgun and to put fight stopping hits on your opponent regardless of the tactical environment, position, or injury you find yourself with. Movement and verbal commands will be stressed throughout the course. Build on the foundation you started in General Defensive Handgun. IDH is August 18-20.

Limited time only: Call between May 4 – May 11

Pick two or more of these 3-day classes and get 15% off each one. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or coupons. Call the office today to sign up!

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.

Stay safe and we’ll see you in class!

10% off Pepper Spray and Unarmed Self Defense classes!

Stay Safe at School or Anywhere with Pepper Spray and Unarmed Skills

Are your kids heading to high school or college in the fall? Want to ace their personal safety (and yours — you can come to class, too!)? Want 10% off all 2017 Pepper Spray and Unarmed Self Defense classes? Of course! Sign up today through April 30th with promo code “USD”.

Unarmed Self Defense will help you stun and disable an attacker and escape to safety. This two-day class teaches a simple, powerful system that not only increases personal safety, but builds confidence and awareness so you can steer clear of trouble. The next class is April 29-30.

Pepper spray is an awesome self-defense tool that buys you time to escape to safety. Our three-hour Pepper Spray Seminar will teach you how to use it, and answer all your questions. Plus you’ll get a chance to spray our instructor with INERT(!) spray in simulated encounters. Many colleges allow students to carry pepper spray. Check your school’s policy, and then get some training and learn the right kind to carry. The next class is June 13.

Children under 18 in class must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sign up now through April 30th with promo code “USD” and get 10% off all 2017 Pepper Spray and Unarmed Self Defense classes! (May not be combined with any other discounts.)

For more information about these and 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!

 

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!