Are You Ready for a Life or Death Situation?
Force-on-Force Training is the best way to test your skills and shooting ability against live opponents who move and shoot back. This type of advanced training provides you with experiences that are as close to being involved in a real assault as we can make them. The lessons you learn here can go a long way toward preparing you for a real assault.
Preparation for Force-on-Force
This course prepares the participant for the Force-on-Force classes. It introduces students to AirSoft training pistols. It verifies their ability to work from a concealment garment and a holster. Fundamentals that are useful in Force-on-Force are emphasized including the "fighting stance" , point shooting, and movement. This course is not a beginning course but is meant for students who have developed sighted shooting skills in a range environment and now need to move those skills to a dynamic shooting environment. This is 4 hour course and the cost is $50 plus equipment costs for AirSoft pistol, holster, full face mask, pellets and gas. Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment.
Advanced Tactics for Self Defense
Force-on-Force Levels 1, 2, and 3
Students are taught the dynamics of real engagements and the characteristics and tendencies of assailants who might try to kill or seriously injure them. In Force-on-Force courses students armed with Air Soft pistols face other students and/or instructors who are armed with Air Soft pistols, training knives or other training contact weapons. Each course is 8 hours in length and the cost is $95 for each course plus equipment costs. We have replica Air Soft pistols available for use in the course. Models available include Glock, SIG, 1911, Beretta and M&P.
For those persons not familiar with Force-on-Force Training the pictures at the left depict typical exercises and some of the equipment that is used in this training.
General Course Requirements
The requirements for taking any of the Force-on-Force courses is a demonstrated ability to work from a holster and a concealment garment. Completion of any of our pistol courses, completion of the Preparation for Force-on-Force class, or completion of courses offered by other schools such as Front Sight, Gunsite, Suarez International, , Blackwater, Lethal Force Institute, Thunder Ranch, etc. may be sufficient preparation. Shooting in IDPA or IPSC competition also should provide adequate preparation. Skill in point shooting and shooting on the move is desirable but they are not requirements. One of the objectives of these courses is to demonstrate how valuable these skills are in an armed confrontation.
Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment (Air Soft gas operated pistol, holster, full face mask, gas, and pellets) and avoid the equipment charges. Students who do not have their own equipment may rent equipment from J B Training LLC. When students are engaged in an exercise they will be required to have full face masks as they will be struck by pellets. Full length shirts, pants and a hat are required dress as is a suitable concealment garment. Shooting gloves are recommended but not required as the student is likely to be struck on the hands.
Force-on-Force Level 1
This course consists of drills designed to move the student from live shooting in static and unrealistic range situations to what is it like to face a live human being who is armed. The students begin by engaging in some of the drills that they have used on a range in live fire shooting at static targets.
However, these drills now have one important difference. This time the drills involve facing another student who is also armed. One student will play the role of the “good guy” and another student will play the role of the “bad guy”. These drills are of short duration but they are designed to help the students learn what it is like to face another person who is also armed and willing to shoot , stab, or club them.
Force-on-Force Level 2
The second Force-On-Force course consists of simple scenarios designed to build upon the knowledge and skills developed in the Level 1 Force-On-Force course. Each scenario is goal directed and the student is asked take the actions needed to achieve the goal. The scenarios are simple, realistic, intense and short. One student plays the role of the “good guy” and one or more instructors plays the role of the “bad guy(s). The scenarios are run with multiple variations where the actions of the “bad guys” are not known by the “good guy” before hand.
Force-on-Force Level 3
This third Force-On-Force course consists of complex scenarios designed to build upon the skills developed in the Level 2 Force-On-Force course. Each scenario requires the student to assess the situation, formulate a course of action, and proceed to take appropriate actions. The scenarios are complex, realistic, and intense. Students play the role of the “good guys” and one or more instructors play the role of the “bad guy(s)”.
An instructor acting as the "bad guy" will be role playing and operating from a script designed to maximize the learning of the student in each scenario. There will be a debriefing session after each scenario is concluded. This will include an interview by an instructor playing the role of a responding officer who has been called to the scene of the shooting. The student will have an opportunity to use the after action response training received in our first two courses.
The skills learned in the drills, exercises and scenarios used in our Force-on-Force courses will provide specific experiences that could help the participant deal with situations in their own lives where the use of lethal force is required and justified. Persons who have been through Force-on-Force training state that there is no other training like this short of being in a real gunfight.