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    THE HANDGUN COMBATIVES TRAINING...
    Handgun Combatives Training Program
    Instruction in the Combative use of the Handgun
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    WE TEACH THE COMBATIVE APPLICATION OF THE HANDGUN
    In uncertain times it is wise to become self sufficient.
    After all, no one will look after your best interests,
    and the best interests of those you love, better than you!
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    WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY
    Few Firearms are as easy
    to carry and conceal than the Handgun and we
    teach you to fight with it in the real world.

We are Handgun Combatives

During a moment in time when 4th generation warfare is the norm for all citizens, it makes sense to go armed. While any number of weapons are superior in power and accuracy to the handgun, no other gun is as easy to carry and have with you at all times. This is why Handgun Combatives concentrates on the handgun in its training courses…it is the weapon you are likely to have with you at all times. The first rule of gunfighting is to have a gun and the handgun is the one you are most likely to have when danger presents itself.

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Our Objective

To prepare you for the most dangerous moments of your life!

Combative

To make you ready and willing to fight with the Handgun.

Adaptation

The individual who prevails in armed conflict is the one who can most quickly adapt to the rapidly unfolding situation before them.

Prevail

Survival is not enough, it's about prevailing...going home unharmed everyday.

We must all be active participants in our own rescue!!

- Dave Spaulding, 2010 Law Officer Trainer of the Year -

Meet Dave Spaulding

Dave Spaulding was awarded the 2010 Law Officer Trainer of the Year award at the “The International Law Enforcement Education and Training Association (ILEETA). He has 36 years of Law Enforcement & Federal Security experience. Dave was a founding member of his Agency’s SWAT Team, and he spent 12 years as its training officer.

  • Graduate of multiple shooting schools

    Dave is a graduate of most of the major shooting schools including the highly-acclaimed CRUCIBLE, Thunder Ranch, Gunsite, Mid-South Institute of Self-Defense Shooting, Smith & Wesson Academy, SIG-Arms Academy, Chapman Academy, Heckler and Koch International Training Division, Tactical Defense Institute, CQB Services of Liverpool, England, Berretta Training Academy, FBI SWAT School, Lethal Force Institute, Defense Training International, Gryphon Group, Direct Action Resource Center, Blackwater, and more!

  • Leading Authority on Firearms Training

    By training instructors from across the globe, he is recognized and respected worldwide as a leading authority in realistic combat handgun training.Dave has taught at such prestigious international training conferences such as the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET), The International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) and the International Law Enforcement Education , Training Association (ILEETA), The Ohio Tactical Officers (OTOA) and the Michigan Tactical Officers Association(MTOA) . Dave was also the host of the 2004 IALEFI International Training Conference which drew students from 17 countries.

  • Author, Writer, and Consultant

    The author of two highly acclaimed books, HANDGUN COMBATIVES, and DEFENSIVE LIVING; and over 1,200 articles for COMBAT HANDGUNS, GUNS AND WEAPONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, PETERSEN'S , SWAT, POLICE, AMERICAN COP, LAW & ORDER, TACTICAL RESPONSE, LAW OFFICER MAGAZINE, GUNS AND AMMO and more. Dave has been an industry consultant to such companies as Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Don Hume Leathergoods, Alessi Holsters, Ghost, Inc., Ameriglo Sights, Law Enforcement Targets, Spyderco Knives, Templar Custom Arms, Fenix Lights and many others.

  • Former Law Officer

    Dave spent five years as a full time use of force instructor, and another five years as the commander of a multi-jurisdictional drug task force, working major narcotics cases from Seattle to Miami. During his years in SWAT and the drug task force, Dave performed hundreds of high-risk, forced entries into the lair of heavily armed felons. Working all aspects of law enforcement, including: corrections, communications, patrol, homicide detective, burglary investigations, evidence collection, and a long-term, high-risk, deep- undercover operation; Dave honorably retired at the rank of Lieutenant.

50

States

9

Courses

600

Rounds

2

Days

Upcoming Classes

PLEASE NOTE: Tuition is not refundable 30 days prior to the course date. Exceptions will be handled on a case by case basis.

Equipment requirements: A quality handgun (a spare is not a bad idea), a quality duty or concealment holster for same, three magazines with pouches or two speed-loaders (revolver use) with pouches, belt designed to support gear, 600 rounds MINIMUM (300 for one day course), eye and ear protection, billed cap is recommended, clothing for weather conditions, water for hydration, a folding or camp chair is recommended, a concealing garment is recommended and required for CONCEALED PISTOL. Any personal gear you prefer. If questions, contact the course host or handguncombatives@gmail.com

Gibsonburg, OH
July 1
Essential Pistol
Lisa Wicker
lwicker@woh.rr.com
$225
Kalamazoo, MI
July 22-23
Critical Space Pistol
Brent Reeves
Firearms@azocivilservices.com
$425
Contact Brent Reeves for registration
Dover, TN
July 15-16
Critical Space Pistol
Jerry Ziegner, Hilltop Firearms
hilltopguntrainer@gmail.com
$425
Fredericktown, OH
July 29-30
Critical Space Pistol
Doug Lightfoot
6lightfoots@gmail.com
$425
NOTE: A $20 range fee will be collected on the first day of class
Marysville, OH
Aug 12-13
Combative Pistol
Michael Craig of Personal Defense Systems
info@PersonalDefenseSystems.net
$425
Payment can be made at: personaldefensesystems.net/
New Kensington, PA
Aug 19-20
Combative Pistol
Klint Macro Trigger Pressers Union
klint@triggerpressersunion.com
$425
Tempe, AZ
Aug 24-25
Combative Pistol
Dave Laird at C2Tactical
david.laird@c2tactical.com
$425
NOTE: A $70 range fee will be collected on day one of the course
Coffeyville, KS
Sept 9-10
Vehicle Combatives
Ralph Jones
1001001b@gmail.com
$425
Miamisburg, OH
September 16-17
Adaptive Combat Pistol
Handgun Combatives
handguncombatives@gmail.com
$425
Gray, ME
Sept 23-24
Adaptive Combat Pistol
Tatiana Whitlock Howell's Indoor Range & Gun Shop
howellsgunandarchery@live.com
$425
NOTE: A range fee of $40 must be paid to the facility the day of the course.
Covington, OH
Sept 30-Oct 1
Combative Pistol
Kyle Yount
Surprisebreak@hotmail.com
$425
Miamisburg, OH
Oct 14-15
Two Day Pistol Operator Course with Gamut Resolutions
Handgun Combatives
handguncombatives@gmail.com
$500
Gibsonburg, OH
Oct 21-22
Advanced Combative Pistol
Lisa Wicker
lwicker@woh.rr.com
$425
Millersburg, OH
Oct 28
Essental Pistol
Mike Hummel
soggytoptraining.com
$225
Linden, CA
Nov. 11-12
Critical Space Pistol
Mike Baryla
mike@tracyrifleandpistol.com
$425
NOTE: A range fee will be $70 will be collected on the day of the course.
Homestead, FL
Nov. 18-19
Interactive Pistol
Richard Smith
richard@ftaguns.com
$425
NOTE: A range fee of $75.00 will be collected by the host prior to the course.
Las Vegas, NV
Jan 20-22
The Original Three Day Handgun Combatives Course
$550
NOTE: Range fee $75
Ann Arbor, MI
Feb 3-4
Combative Pistol
$425
NOTE: Range fee $60
Ashland, OH
Feb 10-11
Critical Space Pistol
Anthony Zingale - aazingale@gmail.com
$425
Contact Anthony Zingale to Register
Columbia, SC
Feb 24-25
Combative Pistol
$425
McHenry, IL
Mar 3-4
Reduced Light Pistol (Indoor)
Mickey Schuch - mickeyschuch@gmail.com
$425
NOTE: Range fee $50
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Jackson, MS
Mar 10-11
Combative Pistol
Chad Winkler - chad@boondocksfta.com
$425
Contact Chad to Register
Richmond, VA
March 31-April 1
Advanced Combative Pistol
Chuck Mumford - chuckmedic@yahoo.com
$425
Note: Range Fee $45
Cresson, TX
April 7-8
Advanced Combative Pistol
Private Course
Beaumont, TX
April 14-15
Adaptive Combat Pistol
Richard Worthey - richard.worthey@gmail.com
$425
NOTE: Range fee $40
Watkinsville, GA
April 21-22
Adaptive Combat Pistol
$425
Miamisburg, OH
May 12
Essential Pistol
Handgun Combatives - handguncombaives@gmail.com
$225
Brainerd, MN
June 6-7
Adaptive Combat Pistol
$425
Contact Dave Timm to Register
Springfield, MO
June 16-17
Advanced Combative Pistol
Roger Moore - rmoore1@socket.net
$425
Miamisburg, OH
June 23-24
Advanced Combative Pistol
Handgun Combatives - handguncombatives@gmail.com
$425
Waynesville, OH
June 30
Essential Pistol
Private Course
Laramie, WY
July 19-20
Combative Pistol
Greg Moates - gregmoats@gmail.com
$425
To register contact Greg Moates
Kalamazoo, MI
Aug 4-5
Adaptive Combative Pistol
$425
To register contact Brent Reeves
Brimley, MI
Aug 11-12
Combative Pistol
Steve Charles - gunner@jamadots.com
$425
Amarillo, TX
Aug 25-26
Combative Pistol
$425
To register contact Hunter Smith
Miamisburg, OH
Sept 29
Essential Pistol
Handgun Combatives - handguncombatives@gmail.com
$225
Richmond, VA
October 6 - 7
Critical Space Combat Pistol
Chuck Mumford - chuckmedic@yahoo.com
$425
Note: Range Fee $45
Jackson, MS
October 20-21
Vehicle Combatives
Chad Winkler - chad@boondocksfta.com
$425
To register contact Chad Winkler
Miamisburg, OH
Oct 27-28
Reduced Light Pistol (Indoor)
Handgun Combatives -handguncombatives@gmail.com
$425
Cresson, TX
Nov 3-4
Critical Space Pistol
Private Course
Homestead, FL
Nov 10-11
Adaptive Combat Pistol
Richard Smith - richard@ftaguns.com
$425
NOTE: Range fee $100
Please Click Here to download a form that can be sent via Mail.
NOTE: If you register via PayPal you do not need to mail the registration form.

Dave's Rant and Other News

Blog Posts, Rants, and Ravings from the DAVE SPAULDING

Drills

View common drills Dave uses during his classes and download some of Dave's favorite targets.

The Triangle Drill

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The 2 x 2 x 2 Drill

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The 10 x 20 x 30 Drill

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15 to the Third

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Time In Drills

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15 x 15

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Free Printable Targets

3 x 5 Card Target
10 x 20 x 30 Target
Chest Cavity Target
Triangle Targets
3 x 5 Circle Target

Courses

Here at Handgun Combatives LLC we focus on the handgun only, primarily the semi-automatic pistol(as 9 out of 10 people now choose the pistol) however the revolver may be used in any of our courses and we certainly welcome them. Our emphasis is on needed skill sets so the student can select the level or type of instruction that best meets their individual need(s). NOTE: The round count listed with each course is the minimum recommended. More is always better and is certainly encouraged!!

Please Hover or Click on Below Pictures to see course information!

Click Here to visit the Handgun Combatives YouTube Channel

Contact Us

E-Mail:
HandgunCombatives@gmail.com

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