• 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.

INDIVIDUAL TACTICS: Home - Street

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Tier 3 - INDIVIDUAL TACTICS is designed for individuals who want to master armed self-defense in home and street scenarios. The course develops handgun proficiency by integrating our modular Handgun Basics Course with 15 escalating Reality Based Training or "RBT" scenarios using non-lethal training firearms and live role players. 

WHAT IS RBT? RBT is a type of simulation or "force-on-force" training that provides stress inoculation - allowing the student to experience what violence looks and feels like during a lethal force confrontation. Because of the immersive nature of the training, the brain and body can absorb and process the experience as if it were actually occurring to nearly the same degree as if it were an actual situation. RBT boosts the student's confidence in his ability to dominate adversaries under the normally debilitating stress of a lethal force encounter.  This type of experiential training builds the fund of applicable experience that will speed effective decision making and effective performance in a crisis.

STUDENTS LEARN how distance and reaction time force decision making in a lethal force confrontation.  They learn how to test for compliance and de-escalate a situation by clear, forceful verbal commands.  They learn how to quickly assess and react to a wide variety of threats, and apply their decision making, gun handling, and tactical skills in realistic scenarios, under conditions that include low light, multiple adversaries, stress, limited time, and uncertainty.  They learn how to communicate effectively with 9-1-1 operators and responding law enforcement officers.

This course is suited for clients with no prior weapons training, and for graduates of our Handgun Basics course who want to hone and refresh their gun handling skills while applying them in the challenging RBT environment.  Individual Tactics is especially well-suited for couples who want to learn how to defend their home, working individually and as a team. 

Our training methodology is delivered in three phases: pre-course information and guidance, range training, and our post-course support system.

  1. Pre-program information/guidance. Curricula, equipment lists, etc., are made available to you prior to your course so you can become comfortable with the key concepts and information you will want to know prior to your course, and allows you to have any lingering questions answered directly by your CFI prior to ever stepping foot on the range.
  2. There is no "classroom time" during the range training event; you will learn practical gun handling skills on the live fire range, leaving you with a solid understanding of how to confidently maneuver with and effectively use your handgun. In RBT scenarios you will hone the skills you have learned on the range by being pitted against well-trained and carefully scripted role players in increasingly difficult tactical scenarios, in a safe, realistic training environment.
  3. Post program your CFI will continue to help you sharpen your skills by providing you with ongoing services, training advice, and ongoing training opportunities that will help you achieve your goals more quickly than you thought possible.

Defense Academy Support: Each phase of your training is supported through our online learning portal the O2DA Defense Academy, which houses all the curricula and materials (instructional videos, manuals, photos, customized training plans, white papers, etc.,) which you will need to access in order to quickly progress your training.

Program Information

  • COST: $1,695
  • DATES: See Calendar
  • TIME: 3 Days 
  • LOCATION: Various locations throughout the US.
  • PREREQUISITES: None.

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HOW TO REGISTER

These are the steps to register:

  1. Select the date of your course using this link.
  2. Pay the deposit. This is a non-refundable deposit guaranteeing your spot in the program.
  3. We will accept only 6 paid students per group. Spots will be awarded based upon your payment date. 

Background Check:

To ensure that those training with you are persons of good ethical character, we require all applicants to provide one of the following forms of information. Please bring the original to your course for verification. Should you not have any of these forms we can do a criminal background check for you.

  1. Current concealed carry permit or federal firearms license.
  2. Illinois FOID card and an official issued ID (Drivers License/Passport etc.)
  3. Evidence of no criminal history from a local law enforcement agency printed on official department letterhead, or a statement of good character from a local official; i.e. chief of Police, sheriff, District Attorney, Judge, etc.
  4. Evidence of current, active, full line service with public law enforcement agency, or with the United States Armed Forces.
  5. Form 4473 “Brady Check” (See the gun store that you purchased your handgun from for a copy.)

If you have none of the above credentials we will need to run a criminal background check for you. You will be charged an additional non-refundable $20 for the background check. Please email info@puslefirearmstraining.com for further instructions on how to do this.

Payment of Balance: 

You will be invoiced for the balance of your program fee 60 days prior to the start of your program. Your invoice must be paid via credit card within 7 days of the receipt of your invoice or you forfeit your deposit and training slot. 

What Your Program Fee Includes:

Your $1,695 course fee pays for the 3-day training course and includes:

  1. 1-year access to the O2DA Defense Academy ($359 retail value).
  2. Operational quality cap and merit patch.

Your course fee does not cover:

  1. Travel, food or lodging.
  2. Ammo or weapon rentals

UTM Weapon and Ammunition Surcharge:

We use simulated non-lethal weapons and ammunition for the reality based training segments. This surcharge covers the cost of your ammunition and weapon rental. The surcharge is $150 and is added to your program fee and paid via your program fee invoice.

Cancellations And Refunds

Once your deposit is processed then you are committed to the program. There are no refunds.

If you are unable to attend your scheduled date then you will be able to attend a future program date as long as:

  1. You cancel no later than 30 days prior to your program date.
  2. Future program dates are contingent upon space available.
  3. There is a $250 service charge for canceling and rebooking the program.

We train rain or shine so there are no weather cancellations. Should we cancel a program after payment has been made then we will either refund your payment in full or apply it towards the next program.  

 TRAINING CALENDAR

Student Comments

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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.