Boondocks FTA™ Free Seminars and Training
Boondocks FTA™ offers Free Youth Training and Seminars on a variety of subjects including Gun Rights, Concealed Carry, Gun Myths, Church Security, Active Shooter, and more. Please check our Eventbrite Page for Dates, Times, Location and Topics.
Made possible through The BFTA Educational Foundation
If you are interested in hosting a Free Seminar at your location, please contact our office at 769-972-2382
Image Based Decisional Drills THE CLASS
When: Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 5:00pm-8:00pm (arrive 4:45pm)
Cost: $69 or $50 if you have registered for Saturday's Pistol Essentials or Sunday's Pistol Proficiency
Ammo: None - DRY PRACTICE (SIRT) ONLY
People carry a lot of gear but gear does not solve the problem….YOU do.
There are very few dry practice or range exercises for the private citizen that focus on making lethal, less than lethal and non-lethal decisions quickly. Our 4-hour Image-Based Decisional Drill CLASSES are intended to fill in the gap in learning how to make decisions using images to provoke a response, decide which TOOL to use, and then ACT on that decision. From the time that a bad guy chooses you, you will have a very limited amount of time to make a decision. THEY choose how and when. Your actions need to be confident, quick, and decisive.
In all scenarios, the image is happening to YOU, in front of YOU, beside YOU, or behind YOU. YOU are your first responder and decisions need to be made quickly. Our Image-Based Decisional Drill instructors are more like "guides" to help you before, during but MOSTLY AFTER you have worked through your scenario.
- Classroom = dry practice
- Pressure testing under realistic time constraints with feedback for improvement.
- Visual cueing
- Pre-need decision making
- Tool cycling
- Distance management
- Strategy changes
All levels of experience are welcome. The benefits are the same for everybody. The more experience you have, the more "tools" can be introduced. If you have training in additional areas of self protection like jacks, saps, edged weapons, etc. then add these to your scenario. Also, your cognitive stacking may be quicker and easier so challenge yourself!
Red Dot Concepts
When: Saturday, Aug. 28th & Sunday, Aug. 29th, 2021
Ammo: 600 rounds of factory loaded ammunition
ALWAYS bring an additional 100 round to ANY course you attend. You never know when you will need it.
Red Dot Concepts is a 2-day course. The way we aim our firearm is an area that sees constant improvement. Over a decade ago rifle optics went through significant changes with the introduction of red dot sights. These sights offered a tremendous advantage in speed, accuracy, and application. Unfortunately, back then, optics for pistols were not as easy to set up or robust enough for everyday use.
Times have changed and now most companies offer pistols ready to accept red dot sights straight from the factory. We now have a wide selection of red dot sights that are ready for everyday carry.
Red dot sights offer a number of advantages for the pistol shooter.
The most important is "target focus" which allows the shooter to clearly see the target with a red dot superimposed on it.
Secondly, the red dot is simpler to understand. With the red dot, you are only "placing a dot" on the target. With iron sights, you have three planes of focus which is obviously not as simple when compared.
Next, you have the ease when dealing with certain vision issues during shooting and it is found to be easier when dealing with difficult positions.
Last, is the ability to "track" in recoil and transitions. That bright red paintbrush of the red dot optic is hard to miss.
All of these factors are significant advantages for the shooter but IT WILL require an understanding of the red dot sighting system.
This class will prepare you to get the most out of the red dot sights and introduce you to a training methodology that will allow you to take advantage of these benefits. This class will also help avoid time-consuming mistakes in your training while learning the use of red dots.
The following subjects will be covered:
- Finding the dot during the draw
- Repeatable draws and reference points
- Target focus and using stereoscopic vision
- Zeros/Holdovers at different distances
- Ammo makes a difference
- Precision and speed
- Proper settings for the brightness of the red dot sight
- Wet optics and downed optic drills
- Positional shooting advantages
- Tracking in recoil and transitions
- Interpreting and processing the information available
- Red Dot Sights ONLY
- Pistol w/holster (strong side, inside, outside waistband or appendix is fine)
- Holsters that collapse (leather, soft, etc.) when drawn will NOT be allowed on our range. NO SERPA HOLSTERS will be allowed on our range. Please make note that if you show up with any of the above, we will ask you to CHANGE so you can comply with our range rules.
- Duty belt/rig is APPROVED
- Concealment garment is NOT required but strongly encouraged. Please make note, there is NO concealment with DUTY RIG.
- Magazine pouch (if none don’t worry pockets work well)
A sturdy belt for the holster and magazine pouches (try your gear on prior to class)
- Extra magazines: Double Stack x 3 mags and Single stack x 4 or more mags
- Eye & ear protection (foam inserts or muffs – electronic muffs recommended)
- "Back up” gun if you got it
- Proper OUTDOOR weather attire
- Hat with bill
- Sunblock and bug spray (as needed)
Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why: Understanding Human Performance
When: Saturday October 9th
About this event
This course is a broad survey of the most current research into human performance during interpersonal conflict. A strong emphasis is placed on understanding how the human mind works in order to optimize performance and increase one’s chance of dominating a violent encounter. Significant time is sent correcting previously offered, outdated information on human performance. Methods of optimizing training are addressed as well.
Cognitive Pistol w/ Tactical Anatomy
When: Sunday, October 10th
Ammo: 200 - 300 rounds
This course emphasizes thinking with the pistol and is intended for advanced shooters. The course will feature a series of drills of increasing complexity that will make the shooter think while running the pistol. The goal is to place the shooter under as much “cognitive load” as they can stand. A major teaching tool in this process is the use of tactical anatomy.
Tactical anatomy teaches the shooter how to place the most effective fight stopping hits under the reality of three-dimensional targets. Much of the class will feature anatomically correct, three-dimensional targets that must be engaged correctly and under realistic time limits. This class is not intended to be the end of a student’s study in this area. Rather, the class’s intent is to provide a “road map” for future practice and development in this area.
Massad Ayoob – MAG20-Classroom Armed Citizen's Rules of Engagement
When: Thursday March 31 - Friday April 1st, 2022
A two-day, 20-hour immersion course in rules of engagement for armed law-abiding private citizens, emphasizing legal issues, tactical issues, and aftermath management. Topics will include interacting with suspects, witnesses, responding police officers…threat recognition and mind-set…management of social and psychological aftermath after having had to use lethal force in defense of self or others…and preparing beforehand for legal repercussions and minimizing exposure to them. Situations in the home, at the place of business, or “on the street” will all be covered.
MAG20 – Live Fire
When: Saturday April 2 - Sunday April 3, 2022
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of firearms safety.
Ammo: 500 Rounds handgun
Massad Ayoob Group MAG20 – Live Fire is a two day, 20-hour immersion course in the use of the defensive handgun under extreme stress. Draw from concealment, two-handed stances, shooting from cover, one-handed stances with either hand, speed reloading, and more are taught with an overall emphasis on fast, accurate shot placement. The course will culminate with a police-style qualification course.
MAG40 – MAG20 Classroom + MAG20 Live Fire
When: Thursday March 31 - Sunday April 3, 2022
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of firearms safety.
Ammo: 500 Rounds handgun
This is an intense, four-day, 40-hour immersion course in the “rules of engagement” for armed law-abiding private citizens. The course emphasizes legal issues, tactical issues, and aftermath management. Topics will include interacting with suspects, witnesses, responding police officers, threat recognition and mind-set, and the management of the social and psychological aftermath of having to use lethal force in defense of self or others. Also covered is preparing beforehand for legal repercussions and minimizing your exposure to them. Situations in the home, at the place of business, or “on the street” will all be covered. Range work will include instruction in the use of the defensive handgun under extreme stress. Drawing from concealment, two-handed stances, shooting from cover, one-handed stances with either hand, speed reloading, and more are taught with an overall emphasis on fast, accurate shot placement. The course will culminate with a written examination covering the classroom topics and a police-style handgun qualification course. This course is a blending of MAG 20 / Classroom and MAG 20 / Live Fire but is taught over 4
When: Monday April 4 - Friday April 8, 2022
Prerequisites: MAG-20/Classroom plus MAG-20/Live Fire; MAG-40 or LFI-I.
Ammo: 500 Rounds handgun / 100 Rounds Long gun
An intensive study of defensive firearms that teaches extreme speed for hits, and includes shooting at greater distances, and management of such contingencies as weak hand draws, one-hand only reloads and malfunction clearing if wounded, etc. Students receive several hours of hands-on training in handgun disarming, and in countering attempts by an attacker to disarm them. Shooting while moving, and use of long guns for defense, are among the areas covered.