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
Kinetic Combat Pistol
Saturday-Sunday, March 6-7, 2021
2 Days, 800 Rounds
Practical Tactical, TTP's for the Armed Private Citizen
When: Saturday-Sunday, March 13-14, 2021
Number of Rounds: 450
Prerequisite: Prior Rangemaster handgun course, such as Combative Pistol, Intensive Pistol, or Instructor Development.
There is classroom training on a variety of topics involved in personal safety and security, including:
- Active Shooters
- Home Invasions
- Proper Use of Cover, including vehicles and other objects
- A detailed examination of ten shootings involving Rangemaster students, looking for lessons learned
- A history and over-view of low light shooting technology and techniques
- Personal defensive tactics, and more.
Live-fire range training will include:
- Advanced marksmanship techniques
- Proper Use of Cover
- Low Light firing, with and without a flashlight
- Stress management techniques.
Due to the on-going ammunition shortage, we will hold the round count to 450 rounds total, but each drill is designed to maximize the benefit from every shot fired.
MAG20 Classroom - Armed Citizen’s Rules of Engagement
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.
When: Thursday-Friday, March 18-19, 2021
Register: MAG20 Classroom
MAG20 Live Fire
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. Estimated ammo count: 500 rounds.
When: Saturday-Sunday, March 20-21, 2021
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of firearms safety.
Register: MAG20 Live Fire
MAG40 (MAG20 Classroom & MAG20 Live Fire)
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 days. Be prepared to shoot on the first day.
When: Thursday-Sunday, March 18-21, 2021
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of firearms safety.
Two Day Standard Class
When: Saturday-Sunday, April 24-25, 2021
Number of Rounds: 650-700
This class is suitable for all skill levels and covers the following:
- Sample stage for score
- Intro to Match Mode
- Dry Fire Tune-up
- How and Why to Shoot Groups
- How to improve transitions
- Learn to call your shots
- a. Clinical
- b. Practical
- c. Match Mode Mini Stages
- Principles of Movement
- Shooting While Moving
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)