• 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. For the medical training we host - these folks are EMS and Combat Medics who are nationally recognized experts. HOST DOES NOT PROFIT FROM HOSTING THESE FELLOW PROFESSIONALS.

  • Dark Angel Medical

    Direct Action Response Training (DART)

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

    August 17-18, 2019 $420.00

    Freddie Merc's has a discount code for this class, please contact to receive.

    Sign-up here: http://darkangelmedical.com/kila-mt-17-18-august-2019

    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)

     

  • UNTHINKABLE - Concepts and Techniques for the Gravest Extreme, plus Reactive Pistol Concepts live fire class back to back.

    by Doctor William Aprill of Aprill Risk Consulting

    LIKE PDF COPY OF THE BELOW WITH MORE INFORMATION? PLEASE SEND EMAIL REQUEST.

    UNTHINKABLE May 16, 2020 (Saturday) whole day $150.00 or half-day $100.00)

    Reactive Pistol Concepts May 17, 2020 $150.00

    If you take both classes $250.00

    Alumni receive additional $50.00 discount

    UNTHINKABLE - 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?
    FATAL CHOICES: UNDERSTANDING VCAs AND VICTIM SELECTION (MORNING)
    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.
     
    VIOLENT ACTS & ACTORS: A CONCEPTUAL AND PRACTICAL OVERVIEW (AFTERNOON)
    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

    Reactive Pistol Concepts live-fire class

    Shooting and Fighting with a Handgun In The World's Time

     

    Reactive Pistol Concepts is a 1-day course designed to introduce defensive shooting practitioners to a method of shooting that will allow for effective, fight-stopping hits at speeds that were previously not thought possible.

     

    In a collaborative and supportive environment, attendees will undertake a variety of structured exercises designed to increase speed and accuracy, demonstrate individual effectiveness, and identify limitations and issues for further improvement. All shooting will take place at ranges simulating the parameters of actual violent encounters, and attendees are not required to be “expert” shooters prior to the course.

     

    The only non-negotiable demand of students is that they:

    HANDLE ALL GUNS SAFELY AT ALL TIMES.

    Each attendee will leave the course with both electronic and physical copies of the targets used for the course as well as instructions for future use in individual skill-building.

    Topics covered will include:

    • Universal Safe Gun Handling Rules
    • Reactive Shooting vs. Precision Shooting, and WHY
    • Target-based training methods
    • Accurate speed shooting
    • Shooting in tempo
    • Effective recoil control
    • Dominant & Support hand-only shooting, and the rationale for it
    • Firing from awkward positions
    • Firing while moving
    • Threat Discrimination
    • Tactics for dealing with multiple threats and “no-shoots” in the environment
    • Stress Inoculation … and much more.

    There will be a testing period involving a relatively brief but demanding course of fire focused on meeting qualification standards and resolving scenarios based on actual incidents, all conducted with concealed-carry handguns and related support gear.

     

    A record of student performance will be provided to add to permanent history of competence.

      Gear List Requirements:
    • Willingness to learn and courage to try
    • Safe gun handling and commitment to work at one’s own safe speed
    • Pistol that works (2 is better)
    • Quality holster and sturdy belt
    • At least 4 pistol magazines (more is better)
    • Magazine carrier (we recommend single mag carriers)
    • Seasonally-appropriate clothing, including a brimmed hat
    • Shooting-rated eye protection
    • Ear protection, electronic preferred
    • Closed toe sneakers or boots
    • Sun block
    • Pen & Notepad
    • Hydration bladder or gallon of water
    • 750-1000 rounds of reliable ammunition (though you may not use it all)
    • UPLULA magazine loading tool (your thumbs will thank you!)
    • A dark colored tee shirt that will be destroyed by use on targets

    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 note the class attending (for UNTHINKABLE, additional note of half-day specify morning or afternoon).

     

    This class has been POST Accredited.

    Please bring forms for William Aprill to complete for credit.