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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

Please Click a Month to see Available Dates

No Classes Currently Scheduled
Miami, FL
Feb 27-28
Advanced Combative Pistol
Private Course
Ann Arbor, MI
Mar 5-6
Advanced Combative Pistol
Tatiana Whitlock
tatiana@annarborarms.com
$425
NOTE: There is a $60 range fee payable to AAA upon arrival
Jasper, GA
Mar 19-20
Advanced Combative Pistol
Private Course
Columbia, SC
April 2-3
Adaptive Combative Pistol
Panteo Producctions
info@panteaoproductions.com
Contact Panteo to Register
Coffeyville, KS
April 30 - May 1
Advanced Combative Pistol
Ralph Jones
1001001b@gmail.com
$425
Richwood, OH
May 7
Essential Pistol
Michael Craig
Michael@PersonalDefenseSystems.net
$225
Contact Michael for registration
Miamisburg, OH
May 14
Essential Pistol
Handgun Combatives
handguncombatives@gmail.com
$225
Brainerd, MN
May 18-19
Critical Space Pistol
Dave Timm of Learning Firearms
dave@learningfirearms.com
$500
Go to Learning Firearms to Register
Richmond, VA
June 4-5
Combative Pistol
Mike Leach
mikeontarget@yahoo.com
$460
Note: We regret the high tuition for this course, but range rental fees are out of our control. Thanks for understanding!
Litchfield, NH
June 11-12
Combative Pistol
Bob Boilard
bboilard@saftd.org
$425
Ashtabula, OH
June 18-19
Combative Pistol
Will Parkomaki
wparkomaki@cityofashtabula.com
$425
Sandusky, OH
July 9-10
Advanced Combative Pistol
Dennis Schreiner
dwschreiner@gmail.com
$425
Contact Dennis to Register
Kent, OH
July 16-17
Adaptive Combat Pistol
Bob Meszaros
sales@templarcustomarms.com
$425
Harwinton, CT
July 23-24
Advanced Combative Pistol
Jack Silvia
hrgjack@yahoo.com
$425
Galeton, PA
July 30-31
Advanced Combative Pistol
Dick Renheimer
dickrr@verison.net
$425
Contact Dick for Registration
Dayton, OH
Aug 6-7
Essential Carbine Employment
with Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts
$425
New Buffalo, MI
Aug 13-14
Advanced Combative Pistol
Norman Hood
akhoodlum@gmail.com
Contact Norm to Register
Holland, MI
Aug 20-21
Vehicle Combatives
Dan McNulty
mcnultydj@yahoo.com
$425
Contact Dan to Register
Ephrata, WA
Aug 27-28
Combative Pistol
Nathan Poplawski
nathan@cbshooting.com
$425
Miamisburg, OH
Sept 10-11
Advanced Combative Pistol
Handgun Combatives
handguncombatives@gmail.com
$425
Atlantic City, NJ
Sept 15-16
Adaptive Combat Pistol
Dave Daniels
daniels_dave@mail.aclink.org
$425
Brainerd, MN
Sept 28-29
Vehicle Combatives
Dave Timm of Learning Firearms
dave@learningfirearms.com
$525
Go to Learning Firearms to Register
Brimley, MI (UP)
Oct 8
Essential Pistol
Steve Charles
gunner@jamadots.com
$300
Contact Steve to Register
Dayton, OH
October 15, 16
Close Quarter Pistol
Handgun Combatives
handguncombatives@gmail.com
$400
www.wartaccqc.com (Contact to Register)
Richmond, VA
October 29, 30
Adaptive Pistol
Mike Leach
mikeontarget@yahoo.com
$460 including Range Fees
Note: We regret the high tuition for this course, but range rental fees are out of our control. Thanks for understanding!
Linden, CA
November 5, 6
Advanced Combative Pistol
Mike Baryla
Ds2015@tracyrifleandpistol.com
$500
Note: We regret the high tuition for this course, but range rental fees are out of our control. Thanks for understanding!
W. Palm Beach, FL
November 12, 13
Critical Space Pistol
Richard Smith
Richard@ftaguns.com
$500
Contact Richard to Register
No Classes Scheduled
Philadelphia, PA
May 6-7
Advanced Combative Pistol
Zachary Daller
zadcontracting@ymail.com
TBA
Note: A $25 fee must be paid to the gun club for anyone who is not a member. Ths will be payable directly to the club.
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 and Targets

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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Targets

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

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

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E-Mail:
HandgunCombatives@gmail.com

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