• 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.

UNIT TACTICS: Community - Neighborhood

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This training takes the individual operator from the individual, team, and close quarters battle environment and teaches them how to coordinate with local officials, assets, and opinion makers in order to establish private security networks and self-sustainable communities. The course continues to develop the shooting, gun-handling, maneuvering, tactical knowledge and killing ability to function and lead small units/teams in a real world operational environments that may exist due to natural disasters or civil unrest and teaches the operator how to duplicate his efforts in order to build strong interconnecting communities at ever increasing exponential rates.

Picking up where our Team Tactics (Tier 2) certification ends, the training takes the individual operator into the unit environment to practice team tactics and those skills necessary for small unit leadership. In this intensive training package the individual operator will be trained and tested in his ability to become an integral part of a small unit where he will learn to lead his team while thinking on his feet and growing his contacts and interaction with his community.

By the end of Tier 1 training the individual operator will have the ability to organize, train, sustain, and lead small units/teams in an operational environment. As such this places your skill set on an equivalent level of the higher performance S.W.A.T. teams and Special Forces units. This course will expose operators to our progressively more difficult Reality Based Training or "RBT" unit training ladder where they will go toe-to-toe against some of the industry's finest instructors and roll players.

This program reinforces the skills, knowledge, and abilities learned in Tiers 3, and 2, and includes topics and training in:

• Community Defense in Crisis
• Areas Study
• External factors
• Sustainable security
• Operational principles
• Contingency planning
• Command, control, and communications
• Wargaming community defense
• Tactics for community defense
• Intensive Reality Based Training Unit Scenarios
• Table Top/Tactical Decision Games

Program Information

  • COST: $3,495
  • DATES: See Schedule
  • TIME: 5 Days - Sunday - Friday
  • LOCATION: Various locations throughout the US.
  • COURSE DETAILS: Schedule, topics, curriculum, etc. 
  • COURSE DOCUMENTS: - Please read prior to your course.
  • REGISTRATION FORM: Please fill out and email back.
  • PREREQUISITES: MoC2

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Registration and Payment Process: Please follow these steps to register and pay for your program. If you have any questions please call 1.877.452.0951.

1. Download and fill out the registration/application form and email it back to us. Upon acceptance of your application you are then placed on the program roster and a detailed estimate of the provisioning package is emailed to you.

2. An invoice for the program fee will be sent to you which also must be paid 30 days prior to the program date.

Cancellation/Refund Policy. No refunds are available for the provisioning package. If an emergency prevents you from attending the program then your program fee will be applied towards a future program date.

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.

Academy Entrance

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.