Reward your labors with 10% off 2017 classes

Fall training season is approaching, so take advantage of our Labor Day Sale. Use promo code “LaborDay2017” to get 10% off all remaining 2017 classes. Sale runs September 1 through September 6 and cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Here are a couple class highlights:

General Defensive Rifle

The last GDR of the year is September 15-17. AR-15 rifles haven’t been this cheap in years, so if you don’t already have one (or if you need another one!) get one and come to class. General Defensive Rifle gives you a rock solid foundation as a rifleman. Firearms safety, marksmanship fundamentals, carry techniques, firing positions, reloading and malfunction drills, single and multiple opponents, pivoting and traversing, individual tactics, a full low light session, discussions of gear and ballistics and legalities, and much more!

Handgun Fundamentals

This 1-day class is a great bridge between Basic Handgun and General Defensive Handgun. It’s also a fun way to break in a new gun and build or review your foundational skills. Handgun Fundamentals covers safety, marksmanship, reloads, malfunction clearing, the draw, recommended gear and more. Handgun Fun is September 16.

And the list goes on…

See the complete schedule at InSightsTraining.com. And remember to use code “LaborDay2017” by September 6th to get 10% off all remaining 2017 classes.

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

Have a safe and happy Labor Day 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!

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.