The foundations course is 8 hours long and exists to teach students the fundamental skills and mindset needed to win the Gunfight, the Legal Fight, and the Spiritual Fight. This is a “mindset” heavy class. Click HERE to sign up.
Welcome to the “Foundations of Fighting Pistol Course.” My name is Scott Willey, and I want to sincerely thank you for trusting me with your firearms training needs. I see this as a great responsibility, and I undertake it with grim sobriety knowing that ultimately, I will be held accountable in this life and the next for what I teach you. My goal is to teach you to be confident and prepared to do violence in defense of your life and the lives of others placed in your care. I want to encourage you to have a right motive for learning to do this and to understand the massive responsibility that is laid upon your shoulders as you start this endeavor.
This is your first lesson: your motivation to carry a weapon for defense should be love. It is because you love people that you equip yourself to defend yourself and others against evil. The Bible declares that “A man’s heart is deceitfully wicked from childhood.” Knowing that evil is the inevitable result of rebellion against the God who created all things, we must be ready to defend those who would become prey to men and women who delight in evil. Your responsibility is great, your motivation is love, and you must be ready to defend those that cannot defend themselves. This will require a vast change in mindset for all casual gun owners and shooters.
I look forward to training with you. Please print the student packet for each shooter that plans to participate. Use it as a checklist leading up to, during, and after your experience with me.
I sincerely pray that God blesses you and grants you favor in your class so that you may come to know the riches of His grace given to us in Himself; that which only comes through knowing Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
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Here is a YouTube video that is mandatory to watch prior to training. I highly recommend reading Jeff Cooper’s “Principles of Personal Defense,” prior to class (included for your convenience in the same email you receive this packet in).
Watch this video before you come train, (I recommend watching it multiple times)
The foundations course exists to teach students the fundamental skills and mindset needed to win the Gunfight, the Legal Fight, and the Spiritual Fight. This is a “mindset” heavy class. If you are interested in taking more skills-based curriculum, the next two pistol classes focus much more on that with a higher round count. All of the skills that are taught in the Foundations class are to teach you how to fight with a gun, not just how to shoot holes in paper (there’s a big difference). In this training course, you will learn how to safely handle a firearm, proper stance, and grip as it relates to fighting with a pistol. You will be taught the fundamentals of marksmanship, presentation from concealment (the draw), sight picture as it relates to threat focus, the Wyatt Protocol, types of reloading, taking corrective action to clear malfunctions, and one-handed weapons manipulation. Class discussions and questions pertaining to legal and spiritual ramifications of a deadly force encounter are encouraged!
This class is eight hours long and the price for Tuition is $200 per shooter. Payment is due prior to class using Stripe. You will not receive the location of the class or details for it without paying first. Tuition is non refundable. If you cannot make it to class you are encouraged to sell your slot to someone else. Please let us know if you do this, so that we can have the necessary paperwork ready for the change.
Please see the student email that you got after your attendance was confirmed for the location of the class.
Please be on time and prepared for class. This means that you have already taken the time to try on your gear and made sure it fits and is adjusted to your needs. This also means that your handgun is loaded with a round in the chamber and in your holster on your body at the start of class. You will be given time to unload your defensive carry ammo and load your practice ammo, if need be, but we recommend doing that prior to your arrival.
Please have any spare magazines or speed loaders loaded prior to class. Prior to unloading your range gear, we will meet briefly to collect your release of liability form. We will then go over firearms safety and range rules. Class will last 8 hours or until all curriculum is completed.
You will need to read, print, and sign the release of liability form in the PDF link above and bring it to class. The other form on the second to last page is an application for training please fill out and email this application to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to class.