• Hosted Premium Instruction & Training

    We host instructors from outside of Montana who offer nationally recognized courses of instruction, not normally available to our fellow Montanans. These instructors come with a significant resume and their training can be critical to your legal defense, if you are forced into a deadly force self-defense situation.

  • UNTHINKABLE - Concepts and Techniques for the Gravest Extreme

    by Doctor William Aprill of Aprill Risk Consulting


    March 23, 2019 (Saturday whole day $150.00 or half-day $100.00)

    Concepts and Techniques for the Gravest Extreme

    Unthinkable is, in brief, a tour of the dark side of our society: criminal violence. In one very full day, attendees will undertake a fast-paced and interactive overview of how Violent Criminal Actors (VCAs) think as they decide whom to victimize, focusing on our demeanor and behavior for cues that we appear easily victimized. Hands-on training will introduce robust, effective techniques for managing interactions with unknown contacts, who may or may not intend us harm, including disarming an assailant armed if necessary. The day will finish with an in-depth review of the psychological and social development of VCAs, with particular attention paid to incorporating this knowledge into a powerful, adaptive mindset of self-protection.

    Course Description:

    • How do violent criminals think of us, and how do they target us?
    • How are human monsters made, and born?
    • What do we do when faced with unknown threats, even against a drawn gun?
    In this fast-moving and interactive lecture, participants will be lead through contemporary theories and current , curated data on the process by which violent criminal actors select their targets for violent aggression. Particular attention will be paid to the internal mechanisms in play within the criminal psychology, the universe of signifiers around "good guy" behavior, demeanor, and attributes which may actually make selection for attack more likely, as well as considerations for responsible armed citizens to mitigate this risk. Previous iterations of this material have been presented to law-enforcement agencies and private citizen groups across the U.S., as well as international LE educational events.
    Many instructors present material on surviving physical attack, some address the aftermath of that defensive violence, however, the preparation for being placed at risk or even physically attacked is given limited attention at best. This "pre-kinetic phase" is, in contrast, the entire focus of this course. In this wide-ranging and fast-moving program, attendees will be introduced to current understanding of the scope and scale of criminal violence, typologies of such violence, and an in-depth tracing of the developmental path of those who inflict such violence on others. Significant attention will be paid to translation from academic concepts and theories to actionable material with relevance at the street level. Attendees may hope to leave with a far greater understanding of the origins of and motivation for the seemingly senseless violence that wreaks havoc on so many communities, as well as greater insight into steps necessary to maximize their capacity for self-protection.

    Location: Class hosted by Will Parker at 5050 US Hwy 2 W, Kila, MT

    Please direct all questions to host - contact information: 406-407-6662 or will@fmgw.net


    Cost: All-Day is $150.00 Half-Day is $100.00 (either morning or afternoon).


    What to bring:

    • Note taking materials (laptop ok)
    • Warming layer (fleece/sweatshirt)
    • Lunch, Snacks, Beverages

    Mail checks made payable to William Aprill to: Freddie Merc’s, PO Box 919, Kila, MT 59920

    Information in envelope with check: Name, Address, Phone number, Email address, and if attending for half-day specify morning or afternoon.


    This class has been POST Accredited.

    Please bring forms for William Aprill to complete for credit.

  • Dark Angel Direct Action Response Training

    The Time to Learn to Use Your Personal Trauma Kit is Not When You or Someone Else is Bleeding Out!

    When life expectancy is measured in seconds and help is minutes away, will you know what to do? Like we always say, "The time chooses you. Will you be ready?"

    Direct Action Response Training fills a niche between military self-aid/buddy care training and civilian EMS training and is geared towards those with little to no medical training or background. It provides the student with critical, need-to-know information, which can be utilized in a myriad of situations and stresses the ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’ principle as well as our own principle of “Simplicity Under Stress”.


    The course is 2 days in length with a total of 16 hours of classroom work to include slide presentations, videos, question and answer sessions and hands-on practical skills application.


    D.A.R.T. is approved for 16 hours of continuing education units for Nationally Registered EMT's and Paramedics. Course number will be printed on certificates. If you require these hours, please enter your National Registry number and certification expiration date in the "Order Notes" section during checkout so that credit will be received.


    Direct Action Response Training will also count for certification in B-CON through the American College of Surgeons.

    A manual and all training aids will be provided.

    A D.A.R.K. (Direct Action Response Kit) may also be purchased at a discounted price at time of enrollment.



    Be Mentally Prepared
    • Physiological and Psychological reactions to environmental stress
    • The importance of having the proper Combat Mindset
    • Basic Anatomy and Physiology of life-sustaining systems
    Stop the Bleeding and Start the Breathing
    • H, A, B, C’s—Hemorrhage, Airway, Breathing and Circulation
    • Basic and Advanced Airway management -treating and monitoring tension pneumothorax, sucking chest wound and flail chest
    • Basic First Aid and Advanced wound care
    • Application of Bandages, Hemostatic Agents, and Tourniquets
    Prepare for the Worst
    • Response to active shooter situations
    • Proper use of cover and cover vs. concealment
    • Casualty recovery in an Active Shooter situation
    • Mass casualty triage procedure
    • Emergency Medical Dialect/Lingo (911 protocol, cooperation with LE, Fire and EMS and First Responders)