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  1. #1
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    Default AAR - 0-5 Feet Gunfighting in Columbia, SC with Randy Harris

    Since I'm sure Chris will post a quick blurb about the class, I'll let some pictures do the talking for me. This is just a handful of the nearly 1000 pictures taken this weekend. There are several rapid fire sequences I am planning to animate.













    Last edited by LMarshall73; 04-16-2012 at 11:02 AM.
    Gutter Medicine for Shooters (2008), Intro to Defensive Pistol Skills (2009), Point Shooting Gunfight Skills (2010), Close Range Gunfighting (2012), 0-5 Feet Pistol Gunfighting (2012), Advanced Combat Pistol Marksmanship (2012)
    Info re: my PSL:
    http://www.warriortalk.com/showthread.php?t=51333
    http://www.warriortalk.com/showthread.php?t=61983
    Info re: my SBR'd Draco:
    http://www.warriortalk.com/showthread.php?t=61984

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    I was JUST looking to see if anything about this class had been posted. Good timing!
    "Always outnumbered. Never outfought!"

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    sweet pictures! thanks for sharing

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    I would have figured about 2 trillion pics.

    Seriously though, this was an awesome class. Randy really brought this class close in for what can truely be expected in BG encounters, ie 0-5'. When your facing a gun (even airsoft) inches from your head/body, you get a whole new perspective on "self-defense". You don't "defend", you take it to the badguy with overwhelming force.

    After participating in the class, you come to understand why your response MUST be aggressive and full force. 0-5' provides training to get out of situations that you may find yourself in if PEST is not followed. It really sinks in that your goal is to go home using whatever method gets you out of the encounter, whether deadly force or disrupting BG's OODA loop and running away.

    Everyone who carries should take this class.

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    0-5 has been one of my favorite, and most eye-opening, S.I. course taken.

    Looks like you guys had a great experience

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    There are more pics coming.
    Gutter Medicine for Shooters (2008), Intro to Defensive Pistol Skills (2009), Point Shooting Gunfight Skills (2010), Close Range Gunfighting (2012), 0-5 Feet Pistol Gunfighting (2012), Advanced Combat Pistol Marksmanship (2012)
    Info re: my PSL:
    http://www.warriortalk.com/showthread.php?t=51333
    http://www.warriortalk.com/showthread.php?t=61983
    Info re: my SBR'd Draco:
    http://www.warriortalk.com/showthread.php?t=61984

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    I think we are all waiting for Upchurch's review.........

    Pic #11 if you are curious is what happens when the gun fires in the middle of the disarm attempt. The slide does not cycle, it does NOT hurt the guy holding the slide and it does not cut their hand. This is where actual "hands on" practice makes things make more sense and starts to build a mental rolodex page. The FIRST time you have a gun really fire with your hand wrapped around it should not be when you are attempting your first real disarm. Knowing what to expect puts you that far ahead in the OODA cycle. And THAT is a big part of the value of realistic training. It starts fill in the unknowns about what may happen so you are not experiencing it for the FIRST time when it is real and the penalty for hesitation due to not being sure may be injury or death.

    And for those curious about #10...that is the response to being grabbed from behind while in SUL.....OK Upchurch...where's the review?
    Suarez International Tier 1 Staff Instructor
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    Joel 3:10 - Beat your plowshares into swords , and your pruning hooks into spears; train even your weaklings to be warriors.

    Through HIS power I can walk on water..IF I just have the faith and courage to get out of the boat.

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    Looks like the onus of reviewing the class belongs to Chris. Awesome class; thanks to all the instructors and students. Look forward to more pics.
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    Eph 2:8-9 "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast."

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    Hold on now...you guys don't get out of it THAT easily...folks still want to see reviews from someone OTHER than Chris too......
    Suarez International Tier 1 Staff Instructor
    NRA Certified Instructor
    Tennessee State Handgun Carry Permit Instructor
    Glock Factory Certified Armorer
    IDPA Master Class SSP, ESP,CDP, CCP, BUG, CO
    Gung Ho Chuan Association

    TRAIN with me....https://suarezinternational.com/sear...h_query=harris

    Fundamentalist Christian Man at Arms

    AKA - CRUEL HAND LUKE

    Joel 3:10 - Beat your plowshares into swords , and your pruning hooks into spears; train even your weaklings to be warriors.

    Through HIS power I can walk on water..IF I just have the faith and courage to get out of the boat.

    A good man who's done a couple of bad things along the way....

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    This was my third time taking 0-5, and each time I take away something new. I truly feel that this is not a class you should just take once. I think the first time through gives you a dose of how a real fight can go and how quickly it can go very bad. It also provides you with some solutions to those problems and provides you with plenty to train. I think it’s a good idea for the student to go back train the material taught and come back 5-6 months later and re-take the course to see how they’ve progressed and see what areas that they need to work. Also I think you’ll pick up on some things you may have missed the first time, because it is a little like as Randy said, trying to fill a coffee cup with a fire hose.

    Since Upchurch will do a much better job describing the details of the course than I can, I’ll leave that to him. What I will say is that I enjoyed training with everyone in the class, great group of folks and made for a great course. Thanks to Alex Nieuwland for hosting this course. Randy as always, Great course, I really think everyone should add 0-5 with Randy to their list of courses to do. His background and experience brings a ton of value to the realm of 0-5. Also thanks to Chris Upchurch for helping out with this course. Not many times can you have three instructors in one class.

    *Also thanks to LMarshall73 for the great photos from the class, look forward to seeing more.

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