Handgun Combatives Course – Register Now!

Register now for Handgun Combatives Course Sept 23/24,  2023

ASC is hosting David Jenkins, founder of Rochester Personal Defense to put on Dave Spaulding’s Handgun Combatives Class.  Dave Spaulding retired and has only certified a few folks to continue teaching his course and Dave Jenkins is one of them.  I have known Dave Jenkins for several years and taken instructor classes with him as well as taken classes from him and can recommend Dave completely.

This class is something you won’t want to miss.

If interested please contact Scott Sampson at instructor@airfieldshootingclub.org.  Once you have contacted him you will be asked to pay on the ASC Payment Portal. Enter Handgun Combatives Class in the payment description.  Your spot is not held until payment is made.  Refunds will only be considered until 1 August.  After that refunds will not be granted as we have to commit.

The cost is $450 for Members and $500 for non-members.  Sorry immediate family who are not members are not eligible for the member price.  To pay the $450 price you must enter a valid membership number.  If paying for two members put that in the Payment Notes.


Here is the class description:

This course takes the handgun from a sporting, plinking, or recreational implement, to a tool of combat- to be ready and willing to fight if avoidance and evasion fail. The purpose of this course is to build solid essential skills (grip, trigger control, body position, holster skills, reloads, malfunction clearances, etc.) and put them in the fight! Students will be trained to anchor and improve these essential skills under set time frames established in six (6) standards that will be shot during the course combining speed and combat accuracy.

This is not a course for the brand new shooter. You must have a good foundation of skills (grip, stance, sighting, trigger operation) and a desire to become more efficient.

This course will show you how to effectively use your handgun for real-world combat in a life-or-death situation. This includes:

  • Fundamentals: grip, trigger control, sight alignment/picture, body position, etc.
  • Ready positions and their use
  • Holster skills
  • Reloading
  • Malfunction clearances

What you will need:

  • A quality defensive handgun (a spare is not a bad idea)
  • A quality duty or concealment holster
  • Three magazines (minimum) with pouches or two speed-loaders (revolver use) with pouches. More magazines if you have a gun that holds less than 10rds (5 mags)
  • Belt designed to support gear
  • 800 rounds minimum
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Billed cap
  • Clothing for weather conditions
  • Water for hydration
  • A folding or camp chair is recommended
  • A concealing garment
  • Good footwear

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