• Combative Firearms Training
    Combative Firearms Training Training individuals, teams and units to defend life and property.
  • Combative Firearms Training
    Combative Firearms Training Training individuals, teams and units to defend life and property.
  • Combative Firearms Training
    Combative Firearms Training Training individuals, teams and units to defend life and property.
  • Combative Firearms Training
    Combative Firearms Training Training individuals, teams and units to defend life and property.
  • Combative Firearms Training
    Combative Firearms Training Training individuals, teams and units to defend life and property.
  • Combative Firearms Training
    Combative Firearms Training Training individuals, teams and units to defend life and property.
  • Combative Firearms Training
    Combative Firearms Training Training individuals, teams and units to defend life and property.
  • Combative Firearms Training
    Combative Firearms Training Training individuals, teams and units to defend life and property.
  • Combative Firearms Training
    Combative Firearms Training Training individuals, teams and units to defend life and property.
  • Combative Firearms Training
    Combative Firearms Training Training individuals, teams and units to defend life and property.

On-Range Offerings: Nobody Trains You The Way We Train You

NOBODY TRAINS YOU THE WAY WE TRAIN YOU. Our courses and programs are for individuals, businesses, schools, churches and communities. Pulse O2DA offers the most comprehensive private firearms training resources worldwide.

INDUSTRY STANDARD VS PULSE O2D STANDARD OF TRAINING

Using military and law enforcement training standards as a gauge we want to give you a relative sense of how the Pulse O2DA standard compares to the "industry" standard.

The industry standard focuses on range safety and artificiality by using tightly controlled, on-line, square range drills.

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These drill are without movement or maneuver (movement with purpose) and are tightly controlled (such as "box" drills), in order to focus on draw speed and hits in a given area under a certain time limit.

This type of training is often accompanied by hours in the classroom discussing declarative knowledge (information that you can best learn on your own, any time and anywhere you like), which eats into the time available for live fire training (a precious resource that can't be accomplished effectively on your own).

Pulse O2DA begins by looking at reality.

To be able to defend yourself you need to be killing-enabled, because regardless of your skills, if you haven't been killing enabled and can't kill another - you won't.

One can only make proper decisions in lethal force engagements by way of orientation, and orientation only comes via experience under conditions closely approximating the reality of a lethal force confrontation.

To accomplish proper orientation training, we focus on training to maneuver safely via situational awareness and aggressive actions on contact initially learned on the range with both dry and live-fire drills and then reinforced during progressively more difficult scenarios.

THE IMPORTANCE OF REALITY-BASED TRAINING

Reality based training or RBT is a type of simulation training that better prepares individuals for future performance through experiential learning (learning by experiencing and doing).

Our RBT scenarios will pit you against well-trained role players (trained actors) who painstakingly follow pre-selected scripts crafted to derive specific responses and achieve selected training goals from the scenarios being played out for your benefit.

Because of the immersive nature of the training, the mind and body absorb and process the experience as if it were actually occurring, therefore these realistic scenarios will quickly help you gain the experiences and confidence you need to dominate a lethal force encounter in real life.

RBT is to the gunfighter what Topgun is to fighter pilots; RBT is the apex of firearms training, there is no substitute, and nothing prepares you better for the fight of your life than quality reality-based training.

BUYING A GUN FOR THE SELF-DEFENSE

Buying a gun for the first time is intimidating.

Our courses and programs and geared for the first-time gun buyer and, for the gun owner who has not been properly trained.

Fear is driving first time gun buyers to buy a gun, and fear is their overriding emotion after purchasing a gun. Without proper training, many new gun owners unnecessarily fear their weapon as much as the threats they’re hoping to defending against.

For these new gun owners, a gun represents the solution to a problem. They’re not buying the gun to add to their collection or for recreational or competitive shooting. They’re buying the gun because they’re afraid. According to recent survey done by the National Shooting Sports Foundation 87.3% of first-time buyers purchased their weapon for self-defense and spent on average $515 for the gun and another $504 on accessories.

What the first time gun buyer is doing is purchasing about $1,019.00 worth of guns and equipment, but not the essential training that is required for them to actually actually use the equipment.

With proper training, the initial feeling of fear the gun new gun buyer feels can can be used as a catalyst to convert the intimidated buyer into a confident gun owner capable of defending life and property.

YOU GET THE TRAINING YOU PAY FOR

Nowhere is the old adage “you get what you pay for” more appropriate than firearms training.

You don’t need to take a second mortgage to pay for good training, but you better be prepared to a least spend what you do on your cable bill each month.

We find it interesting how some people are willing to pay hundreds of dollars each month on cell phone usage, health club memberships, nice restaurants, green fees, etc. Yet bridle at the notion of having to pay for firearms training.

We know where some of this sentiment comes from.

Many of us grew up with a father, uncle or family friend showing how to fire a weapon. You went out in a field and learned how to shoot. You didn’t pay them. It was a skill passed down generation to generation.

But there is a difference between learning how to shoot tin cans in a field or static targets on a range, and having the skills and mindset to dominate a lethal force confrontation.

THE COST OF REAL TRAINING

The reality of firearms training is that like any other critical skill, it requires skilled instructors to train the skill. Just because somebody is on the SWAT team, or a retired Navy SEAL, does not mean that they can instruct and train. Quite often the best practitioners are the the worst instructors.

We train both novices and experienced gun owners, how to win the fight of their life. In order to do this safely and effectively you need skilled instructors supported by a comprehensive curriculum and world-class training resources.

Our curriculum has been developed over the past 10 years at a cost of several million dollars by some of the most experienced military and law enforcement operators in the world. Nobody has more real world experience than our instructors and developers.

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Our Tier 1 certified Combative Firearms Instructors (CFI’s) must complete 220 hours of online instruction and another 64 hours of range instruction. 

All of this costs money. Which is why our course and program offerings will likely be more expensive than the regular fare.

HOW WE TRAIN YOU

Our instruction is delivered via an integrated curriculum consisting of on-range, on-line and on-site options. Nobody has a more comprehensive curriculum than we do.

The skills and techniques you learn on the range, in the shoot course or sims house are available for later reference via our innovative online defense academy where you can access our videos, online courses, manuals and other references 24/7 365 days a year. You can create and monitor your own training plan, join an online defense group and work with our world-class instructors on-line, after your on-range experience.

We train you on basic combative skills with handgun, shotgun and rifle. We also train you how to operate as a team to defend a business, school or church, and as a unit to defend a neighborhood or community.

While you may be satisfied with our modular combative handgun training, you may want to pursue more in-depth training allowing you to approach the skill level of your local SWAT team.  

The Pulse O2DA "Training Ladder" is at the core of our training resources. Our training ladder moves a firearms novice through four stages of skill development:

1. Developing basic firearms fundamentals with handgun, shotgun, and rifle.
2. Applying these skills to individual maneuver for self-defense.
3. Developing team tactics necessary to defend business, church, and school.
4. Learning small unit tactics for defense of neighborhoods and communities.

Students go as far as they want on the training ladder. Use this link to see our upcoming courses.

 

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This is the best training system I've come across in almost 30 years of training soldiers and civilians."
KEVIN GLEASON
Retired Army Drill Sergeant,
Tank Commander and M1A1 Master Gunner

"The Pulse O2DA manuals are far better than the outdated doctrine presented in most US military manuals."
WILLIAM S. LIND
Father of Fourth Generation Warfare

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Four, 4-hour ($150/module) Combative Handgun Modules. Click to read more...

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Four, 4-hour ($150/module) Combative Shotgun Modules. Click to read more...

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Four, 4-hour ($150/module) Combative Rifle Modules. Click to read more...

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Tier 3 - INDIVIDUAL TACTICSfor individual defense in home and street scenarios. Click to read more...

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Tier 2 - TEAM TACTICS for the defense of businesses, churches and schools. Click to read more...

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Tier 1 - UNIT TACTICS - For the defense of neighborhood and community. Click to read more...

About Our Training Ladder

PULSE O2DA OFFERS COMBATIVE FIREARMS INSTRUCTION. Our instruction is delivered via an integrated curriculum consisting of training courses, training programs, training manuals, online videos, photos, and other training resources.

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You can access our training courses and products directly from us, or through our growing network of Authorized Training Partners (ATP's) and certified Combative Firearms Instructors (CFI's).

Our training is based upon our own gunfighting methodology developed to convert novice gun owners into a competent defenders of life and property. The Pulse O2DA "Training Ladder" is at the core of our training resources. Our training ladder moves a firearms novice through four stages of skill development:

1. Developing basic firearms fundamentals on handgun, shotgun, and rifle.
2. Applying these skills to individual maneuver for self-defense.
3. Developing team tactics necessary to defend business, church, and school.
4. Learning small unit tactics for defense of neighborhoods and communities.

The training ladder begins with mastering basic handgun manipulations in a personal defense scenario. Then it adds shotgun and rifle to the personal defense skills inventory, followed by introducing individual tactics for defense in home and on the street. Next are team tactics necessary to defend a single location like a school, church, or business. The training ladder culminates with small unit tactics for the defense of a community; like a neighborhood, village, or small town.

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DEFENSE ACADEMY

A Case Study

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We want to introduce Auto Parts Distributors (APD) and the Schmitt family. The Schmitt's are the topic of a case study we developed that describes the struggles of one family; as individuals, employees, business owners and community residents, to cope with the increasing threats and violence they face living in Detroit. This case study consists of detailed examples, scenarios, diagrams and other resources describing how individuals can assume control of their own defense. Click here to preview. Full access to the Schmitt Family case study is inside the O2DA Defense Academy.

What Are Training Fits?

A "FIT" OR "FITTING" IS A TRAINING REGIMEN specifying the activities that need to be completed in order for an individual, team or a unit to achieve their training objectives. We use fittings extensively in the O2DA Defense Academy to guide and manage training regimens. The first thing you do as a member of the O2DA Defense Academy  is select your fitting. Below are descriptions of each fitting:

Basic Fitting

Vman Wheel Base Ind BasicThe basic fit is for individuals with little or no firearms experience, who are interested in learning how to use a handgun (a.k.a. a "secondary" firearm) for self-defense. The regimen specifies the training activities including: online manuals you should study, drill videos you should watch, training plan your should follow, dry-practice routines you should implement, courses and programs you should take, and the weapon(s) and accessories you should purchase in order to achieve this fit objective. 

Advanced Fitting

Vman Wheel Adv Fit2The advanced fitting is designed for the serious individual operator or "IO" and offers key fundamental techniques and tactics needed to effectively defend against a lethal force encounter at home or on the street. The advanced fitting trains handgun, shotgun and rifle as primary, secondary and tertiary weapons. Combative techniques such as clearing hallways, rooms and staircases along with street scenarios are emphasized. The following regimen specifies the training activities including: online manuals you should study, drill videos you should watch, training plan your should follow, dry-practice routines you should implement, courses and programs you should take, and the weapon(s) and accessories you should purchase in order to achieve this fit objective. 

Team Fitting

Vman Wheel Team FitThe team fit is for individuals with a solid grasp of both their primary (shotgun or rifle) and secondary weapon (the handgun), who are interested in learning how to exponentially increase their combat effectiveness by working as a team to defend a single objective like a business, school or church. This fitting introduces team fundamentals, force multipliers, basic formations, asset evaluation, site surveys, vulnerability analysis, mission essential task list (METL), wargaming and after action reviews. This fitting is for business owners, employees, school administrators, teachers and parents and church officials and parishioners. Basic and Advanced Fitting training is a prerequisite for this fitting. 

Unit Fitting

Vman Wheel Unit FitThe unit fits are for teams who interested in learning how to defend a specific territory consisting of homes, businesses, schools and churches. This training exponentially increases the effectiveness of teams by expanding their sphere of influence in order to defend their neighborhoods and communities in times of crisis and civil unrest. The unit fitting will be all the training needed for the majority of small teams, with a heavy emphasis placed on supplemental modules that will give the unit leaders great flexibility in training their teams for their unique needs in their particular area of operation (AO). The following regimen specifies the training activities including study, practice, weaponry and courses or programs needed to competently deal with a vast majority of realistic crisis scenarios faced by most neighborhoods and communities. This fit is an advance team fit, which will aid the unit leaders in coordinating his efforts with all the assets available to him.This fitting is for neighborhood watch groups and community officials. Basic, Advanced and Team training is a prerequisite for this fitting.