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Elements of Self-Defense and Beyond Concealed Carry

One-day $100.00:

We offer you the opportunity to add one-hour of one-on-one personal instruction on the range for the reduced fee of $50.00.


NEXT SCHEDULED CLASS IS TBA

FOLLOWING SCHEDULED CLASSES ARE:

TBA

If these dates/locations do not work for you, please contact me - I will travel to teach this course  Complete schedule for all classes offered here.


This course picks up where our USCCA Concealed Carry & Home Defense course ends.  We touched on some of this information, but are going more in-depth into the legal portion and concealed carry.

Will is one of only four instructors for the law portion of this program in the Northwestern U.S..  This program is an in-depth look at what is required for a claim of self-defense.  You need to be able to protect yourself legally before AND after you were forced to defend yourself.

Upon  completion, you will be given a frame worthy certificate.  A 50% non-refundable deposit is due one-week prior to class (seat guarantee) and final payment is due the day of class; if you cannot attend the class after paying the deposit, we will work with you for another class.  If you haven't paid a deposit prior to the class, please call for seat availability.  The minimum number of students for this class is five (5).


Schedule at our facility: We begin teaching at 8am and will complete around 4pm.  We ask that you arrive between 7:40-7:50am.  We do not have any places to eat lunch, so bring a lunch.  We will break approximately every 60-90 minutes.


We encourage you to purchase Andrew Branca's book, THE LAW OF SELF-DEFENSE and read it prior to class.  Andrew was my instructor through this program and my curriculum is based on his teachings, as well as several other high profile self-defense instructors/expert witnesses.  This  will greatly increase your understanding, comprehension and retention as we  teach the material.  Additionally, we encourage you to read it following class for the same reason.  The textbook is written as a cover-to-cover read, by chapter as you desire, or be used as reference book.  Additionally, it has current laws regarding concealed carry at the time of printing.

Topics covered with many sub-topics:

  • Elements of Self-Defense to support a claim of self-defense
  • Physical and Legal battle preparation
  • Assist in what to say to 911, responding law enforcement and detectives
  • Explain Montana law regarding concealed carry and applications in court cases
  • Most common legal vulnerabilities
  • Insights to defending others and property
  • Training considerations for a deadly force encounter

Organization Memberships:

 - USCCA Life Platinum Member

 - NRA Life Member

 - American Warrior Society Life Member

 - International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors

 - Active Self Protection Member Instructor

 - USPSA Member

 - IDPA Member


NRA Basic Pistol Class - One-day $75.00:


This is a beginner course with no experience required and is a thorough introduction to proper handgun usage and handling.  This class is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to handguns.  Students will learn the NRA's rules for safe gun handling, handgun model parts and operation, shooting fundamentals, handgun cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development.  Students receive their own copy of NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook.  This course meets the Montana requirement to obtain your Concealed Weapon Permit.

Upon successful completion, you will be given a course completion card that certifies your graduation from this class and meeting the State requirement.  A 50% non-refundable deposit is due one-week prior to class (seat guarantee) and final payment is due the day of class.  The minimum number of students for this class is eight (8).  

Schedule: We begin teaching at 8am and will complete around 3-3:30pm.  We ask that you arrive between 7:40-7:50am.  We do not have any places to eat lunch, so we will take a short break and get our lunch and then begin teaching again.  We will break approximately every 60-90 minutes.

This class is scheduled as needed.  If you have a group who wants a class during the week, private class, family or office training, we will be happy to work with your group.  With a group, we can work with the cost.

Topics covered:
  • Handgun Knowledge & Safety
  • Ammunition Knowledge & Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Proper Grip and Stance
  • Trigger Control (Accuracy)
  • Sight Alignment
  • Target Acquisition and Transition
  • Strong and Support Hand Shooting

We provide: NRA Basic Handgun Packet and a complimentary copy of USCCA Concealed Carry Magazine.

If you don't have a handgun to complete the class, you can rent one of our handguns and receive 50 rounds of ammunition.  Only our ammunition will be used in our handguns (when ammo prices subside, our rental prices will also):
.22LR - $20.00
9mm - $30.00
.40 S&W - $35.00
.45 ACP - $40.00

Available handguns: GLOCK - G17, G19, G21, G22, G23, G27, G34, G35, G36. S&W M&P 22, Ruger Mk III, GSG 1911 .22LR, and Single Action Revolvers .22LR.  When contacting us to schedule the class, be sure to specify your rental requirement to ensure availability of handgun and holster (no guarantee of availability).

Required gear:
Classroom - Government issued identification, note taking materials, good attitude and open mind.  Please bring your lunch, snacks and anything you want to drink other than water.  Regardless of time of year, please bring a warming layer (sweatshirt, fleece, etc).

Range - Handgun, at least 50 rounds of ammunition, at least one magazines for pistols, eye protection, hearing protection, appropriate dress for the season/weather, good attitude and open mind.  If you are renting one of our firearms, handgun, ammunition, and magazine will be provided and additional ammunition is available for purchase.

If you lack any of the above gear, please don't let this dissuade you from taking the class.  Contact us to assist you making any specific gear arrangements.

One-on-One Firearms Instruction/Training:


Personal firearms instruction/training is available for $60.00 per hour (plus our demo ammo) or $75.00 per hour (our demo ammo included) on our private range; there are NO additional range fees and all materials (targets, pasters, paint) are included.  This time will initially cover the fundamentals of shooting & safety with all remaining time geared toward the students request and needs.  We also have a comprehensive program that will take through several week to months and is a proven program.  You will have a pre and post-assesment shooting exercises to measure your progress.

If you don't have a handgun, you can rent one of our handguns and receive 50 rounds of ammunition with the rental.

Range - Handgun, at least 300 rounds of ammunition, at least one magazines for pistols, eye protection, hearing protection, appropriate dress for the season/weather, good attitude and open mind.  If you are renting one of our firearms, handgun, ammunition, and magazine will be provided and additional ammunition is available for purchase.

If you don't have a handgun, you can rent one of our handguns and receive 50 rounds of ammunition.  Only our ammunition will be used in our handguns (when ammo prices subside, our rental prices will also):

.22LR - $20.00
9mm - $30.00
.40 S&W - $35.00
.45 ACP - $40.00

Available handguns: GLOCK - G17, G19, G21, G22, G23, G27, G34, G35, G36.  S&W M&P 22, Ruger Mk III & GSG 1911 .22LR.  When contacting us to schedule the class, be sure to specify your rental requirement to ensure availability of handgun and holster (no guarantee of availability).

Required gear:
Range - Handgun, at least 100 rounds of ammunition, at least one magazines for pistols, eye protection, hearing protection, appropriate dress for the season/weather, good attitude and open mind.  If you are renting one of our firearms, handgun, ammunition, and magazine will be provided and additional ammunition is available for purchase.

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Always follow the Four Basic Firearms Safety Rules:

1) Handle all firearms as if they were loaded! Never forget that a gun has the potential to produce serious injury or death in a single instant of carelessness. Make safe gun handling a habit to be followed at all times. After you determine that a gun is unloaded, continue to handle it as though it were loaded.


2)  Always keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction! In selecting a safe direction, you must also take into consideration that a bullet can ricochet or glance off any object it strikes, and that bullets can penetrate walls, ceilings, floors, and windows.

3)  Keep your finger out of the gun’s trigger guard and off the trigger until you have aligned the gun’s sights on a safe target and you have made the decision to fire! By keeping your finger completely outside the trigger guard until you have aimed at the target, you guarantee that any shots you fire will go safely in the direction of your intended target.

4)  Always be certain that your target and the surrounding area are safe before firing! Remember that a bullet can travel as much as several miles, so you should be certain of what your bullet could strike before you pull the trigger. Never fire at a movement, a noise, a flash of color, or a rustling bush without positively identifying your target.

USCCA Premium Concealed Carry and Home Defense Class

One-day $150.00:

We offer this class for Utah Concealed Firearm Permit for an additional $25.00

This is unlike another other course you have taken or will find and includes one-on-one personal instruction on the range.


NEXT SCHEDULED CLASS IS MAY 15, 17, 22, 24TH FVCC (four evenings)

FOLLOWING SCHEDULED CLASSES ARE:

June 3rd at Sportsman & Ski Haus

July 25, 27, August 1, 3rd at FVCC (Four evenings)


If these dates/locations do not work for you, please check back for dates not yet announced.  We also teach at the following locations: our facility in Kila,  Sportsman & Ski Haus Kalispell location and Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC).  Additionally, we can export our training to your location.  Complete schedule for all classes offered here.


Freddie Merc's Gun Wercs Certified, Licensed, and Insured Concealed Carry and Home Defense Instruction and Training can teach you what you need to know to obtain your CCW Permit through our CCW Classes.  We are your concealed carry specialists in Kalispell.  This class is a true & Premium concealed carry and home defense class exceeding the Montana and Utah Concealed Weapon Permit training requirements.  This is a professionally developed class by, and recognized as, a National Training Organization with very professional materials.  The textbook "USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense" will be provided for your use and available to purchase for $25.00 ($28.00 retail value); we highly recommend purchasing and reading this book prior to class.  Upon successful completion, you will be given a frame worthy course completion certificate that certifies your graduation from this course and exceeding the State requirement, as well as many other states.  The minimum number of students for this class is five (5). 

We have a money-back guarantee: Yes, we put our money where our mouth is. If after the academic portion of the class you tell us you want a refund, we will refund all of your tuition for the class without hesitation. We’ve not had a student who wasn’t extremely satisfied with this class.


If you have a group who wants a class during the week, private class, family or office training, we will be happy to work with your group outside of the scheduled dates.  With a group, we can also work with the cost.  If you gather a class of 10 students together, you have the choice between one free seat in the class or a Front Sight Diamond Life Membership for $300.00 (https://www.frontsight.com/diamond-membership.asp).  If you prefer to break this class up into more than one day for your group, we will accommodate.


Are you active, reserve, or retired LE/MIL/FD/EMT? We have a special offer for this class of $75.00 for yourself, provided you bring a family member paying the full tuition.  No other discounts apply without prior approval.


Schedule at our facility: We begin teaching at 8am and will complete around 5:30pm.  We ask that you arrive between 7:40-7:50am.  We do not have any places to eat lunch, so bring a lunch.  We will break approximately every 60-90 minutes.


We encourage you to purchase the textbook and read it prior to class.  This  will greatly increase your understanding, comprehension and retention as we  teach the material.  Additionally, we encourage you to read it following class for the same reason.  The textbook is written as a cover-to-cover read, by chapter as you desire, or be used as reference book.  We cover nearly everything in the book in the class, however, not all material covered in the class is in the book.

Topics covered with many sub-topics:

  • Developing a Personal  & Home Protection Plan
  • Self-Defense Firearms Basics
  • Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
  • The Legal Use of Force
  • Violent Encounters & Their Aftermath
  • Gear & Gadgets
  • Basic & Advanced Skills
  • One hour of one-on-one on the range with an instructor

If you don't have a handgun to complete the class, you can rent one of our handguns and receive 50 rounds of ammunition.  Only our ammunition will be used in our handguns (when ammo prices subside, our rental prices will also):

.22LR - $20.00
9mm - $30.00
.40 S&W - $35.00
.45 ACP - $40.00

Available handguns: GLOCK - G17, G19, G21, G22, G23, G27, G34, G35, G36.  S&W M&P 22, Ruger Mk III & GSG 1911 .22LR.  When contacting us to schedule the class, be sure to specify your rental requirement to ensure availability of handgun and holster (no guarantee of availability).

Required gear:
Classroom - Government issued identification, note taking materials, good attitude and open mind.  Please bring your lunch, snacks and anything you want to drink other than water.  Regardless of time of year, please bring a warming layer (sweatshirt, fleece, etc). Our lunch will be a "working lunch" as we teach.

Range - Handgun, at least 100 rounds of ammunition, at least one magazines for pistols, eye protection, hearing protection, appropriate dress for the season/weather, good attitude and open mind.  If you are renting one of our firearms, handgun, ammunition, and magazine will be provided and additional ammunition is available for purchase.  If you don't have eye & ear protection, it is available for purchase or rent; eye protection rental is $1.00 and foamy ear protection purchase is $1.00.

If you lack any of the above gear, please don't let this dissuade you from taking the class.  Contact us to assist you with making any specific gear arrangements.
What credentials and qualifications does Freddie Merc's Chief Instructor, Will Parker, have to be a Concealed Carry Specialist?

Formal School House Trained & Certified Instructor

AA Degree in Instructional Technology
USCCA Training Counselor
USCCA Instructor
Graduate of Law of Self-Defense Instructor Program
Utah Firearms Instructor

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
GLOCK Certified Instructor

I.C.E. Counter Ambush Training Course
NRA Certified Range Safety Officer (RSO)
USPSA Chief Range Officer w/Multi-Gun Endorsement
USPSA & Defensive Pistol Competitive Shooter
Match Director for Defensive Pistol
Certified GLOCK Advanced Armorer
Certified S&W M&P Semi-Auto Armorer


Notable instructors/facilities I've trained under: Dennis Tueller, Michael Seeklander, Andrew Branca, Michael Martin, Beth Alcazar, Sam Conway and Front Sight.  In June 2017 I will add Tom & Lynn Givens to this list.

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