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Initial CCW Full Course Curriculum

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Bullet Reflection / Bullet Bounce

Shooting Positions- photos 

How to Reload your revolver

Holster Draw - Reverse Retention Ready Position

How to Draw and Holster your firearm

Ron Avery - Science of the Draw

Pistol Grip Illustrations - Photos  # 1   # 2

Pistol Grip and Stance  // Modern Isoceles

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Tueller Drill

Biomechanics

Some Gel Tests Ammunition

California CCW Application Forms / Procedures

CCW Identification Banner 

California Jury Instructions - Firearms and Deadly Force

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Kenya Mall Attack - NYPD Report

Nassau County DA Report

Hostage Shot By Police - DA Report 

Brandishing - it's unlawful

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Tehama County CCW 

Is your County Prepared?

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Civil Unrest

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California Pending and New Legislation

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Your plan was to Dial 911...

Why carrying a gun is a civilized act

Terrorists and Suicide Bombers - are you ready?

 

Stopping Power Myths

Legal Assistance Considerations

California Firearms Laws Summary Booklet DOJ 

2008 Dangerous Weapons Control Law CA DOJ

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Youth & Adult Shooting Club (Shingletown)

 

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Bogard Rest Area Cam is located in Lassen County on SR44 at the entrance to Bogard Rest Area

 

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The ShastaDefense.com 

"Reverse Retention Ready Position"

ShastaDefense.com classes, provide instruction in the proper drawing and holstering of a firearm. In the full course, the range live fire exercises incorporate drawing and holstering. Also, potential dangers of holstering are addressed.

Instruction in the  Reverse Retention Ready Position is done during the Shasta Defense Skill Builder classes. This is considered an advanced training exercise. 

WARNING: DRAWING AND HOLSTERING A FIREARM CAN BE DANGEROUS WITH RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. You must seek proper instruction and training.

Illustrated below is the ShastaDefense.com  - Reverse Retention Ready Position. 

Introductory Comments about the ShastaDefense.com - "Reverse Retention Ready Position":

1.  May be suitable when threat is directly behind you, and you are unable to move your feet in order to get into your favorite position (e.g., you are in mud; otherwise "stuck" where you are standing; on stairs and can't immediately move, etc... .).

2.  Is for Close Quarters only (i.e., outside limits are nine ( 9) to ten (10) feet from target)!

3.  Provides increased weapon retention in close quarters situation.

4.  provides for increase weapon control because weight of your body is "into" to the gun.

5.  may be easier for some persons to move into this position, as compared to a full Reverse to Weaver, due to lack of a persons physical mobility. But, Reverse to Weaver may allow engagement of more distant targets. The Reverse Retention Ready Position is for Close Quarters ONLY (i.e., not to exceed ten (10) feet - and you must PRACTICE IT, as with any other defensive shooting skill).

6.  By lowering center of gravity, Reverse Retention Ready Position affords increased stability.

7.  From Reverse Retention Ready Position you can potentially transition into other positions, e.g., Reverse to Weaver; move off line of attack; rotate into to your normal frontal shooting position (e.g., Modern Isosceles), if you become able to move your feet.

Warning: Make certain your breast or chest will be clear of the cycling of the slide of the semi - automatic (See Steps 6 and 7 below). If  not performed properly, the slide cycling could be driven into your breast or chest causing severe injury!

Warning: anytime your face or body is near any firearm (e.g., revolver or semi-automatic), debris, hot gasses, etc... , may be blasted into your face and/or eyes, or body, resulting in injury or blindness!

Always follow all firearm safety rules!

STEP 1
Same as with "normal" draw - Obtain full firing grip on gun. High hand grip. (See the Seven Steps on How to Safely Draw and Holster Your Firearm.)
1911 Safety is still ON  (i.e., 1911 is  "locked").
Trigger finger is straight and indexed on the outside of the holster.
Support hand is indexed flat on abdomen.
Note: The gun's muzzle does not cover or sweep any part of your body during the drawing or holstering process!
 

STEP 2

Same as with "normal" draw - Lift gun straight up until it just clears the top of the holster.
1911 Safety is still ON (i.e., 1911 is "locked").

Trigger finger is still straight and is indexed on the frame of the gun.

Support hand is still indexed flat on abdomen.
STEP 3:  Orient towards threat.
Orienting towards threat (which is directly behind you) -  Gun hand elbow is lowered (drops) however, gun muzzle is down at about a 45 degree angle as you move the gun hand towards  the support hand (but staying on top of the support hand).
1911 Safety is still  ON (i.e., 1911 is "locked").
Trigger finger is still straight and is indexed on the frame of the gun.
Support hand is still indexed flat on abdomen.
STEP 4
Continuing to Orient towards threat (which is directly behind you) -  Gun hand slides along the top of the forearm of the support arm as you drop your rear and center of gravity while turning towards the rear (target). The gun muzzle is still down at about a 45 degree angle.
1911 Safety is still  ON (i.e., 1911 is "locked").
Trigger finger is still straight and is indexed on the frame of the gun.
Support hand is still indexed flat on abdomen.
STEP 5
Continuing to Orient towards threat (which is directly behind you) -  As the Gun hand slides along the top of the forearm of the support arm, the hand of the support arm rotates upward so that the web of the support hand will "arrive" into the gun hand elbow joint. You continue to  drop your rear and center of gravity while turning towards the rear (target). The gun muzzle is still down but is taking position on the target. Your vision should see both the gun and the target.
1911 Safety is still  ON (i.e., 1911 is "locked").
Trigger finger is still straight and is indexed on the frame of the gun.
STEP 6
Your muzzle should be oriented directly at the target, and as the web of the  support arm hand engages the  gun hand elbow joint (the web of the support hand being placed into the elbow joint), the support hand fingers concurrently wrap around the rear of the gun arm elbow.

 It is at this point that your 1911 Safety is now turned OFF (disengaged) - The safety is disengaged at this point to make certain your firearm's muzzle is past your body so that you don't shoot yourself!  Check your own body configuration to make sure no part of your body is in front of the muzzle. 

Your vision should see both the target and the gun (front sight) aligned onto the target.

Trigger finger is still straight and is indexed on the frame of the gun.

Warning: Make certain your breast or chest will be clear of the cycling of the slide of the semi-automatic.
STEP 7:  
DO NOT place your finger on the Trigger until you have decided to actually fire the gun at that exact moment, then PRESS the trigger keeping  your gun (front sight) aligned onto the target.

This is a Close Quarters Defensive Shooting Position - Distance to target is only 9 to 10 Feet.

Notice that the gun arm is between the body and the support arm - providing additional weapon retention.
STEP 7:  (further illustration)
Firing position showing entire view of target and you. 
STEP 7:  (further illustration)
Live fire from Reverse Retention Ready Position - multiple shots being fired. Note fired .45 ACP shell casing being ejected.
Note: from this position, you could potentially transition into Reverse to  Weaver, if able. Also, if able, you might move off the line of attack while rotating in order to face target and engaging from another shooting position (e.g., Modern Isosceles).
When you have decided to stop firing, your trigger finger must immediately be taken off the trigger, and indexed on the frame of the gun.
STEP 8
After stopping the threat(s), your objective at this point is to bring the gun back into a high compressed retention ready position. To start this process, reverse what you did before - start rotating your body back to facing forward while your gun hand slides back along the top of your support arm forearm (gun pointed at about 45 degrees downward).

Trigger finger is straight and is indexed on the frame of the gun.

Trigger finger is still OFF trigger and  indexed on the frame of the gun.
STEP 9
Continuing ...
Trigger finger is still OFF trigger and  indexed on the frame of the gun.
STEP 10
Gun is brought back to a high compressed retention ready position.
Trigger finger is still OFF trigger and  indexed on the frame of the gun.
Scan and assess (turn head left and right) - situational awareness for threats and other good guys to avoid mistaken identity shooting, break tunnel vision, etc... .
Safety is now turned back on to "safe" (i.e., 1911 is "locked"). If your gun has a decock, you would do such procedure at this stage (making sure your gun is pointed in a safe direction.).
STEP 11
Support hand is indexed flat on abdomen.
Trigger finger is still OFF trigger
Trigger finger is indexed on frame of gun, and as gun is holstered,  trigger finger will become indexed on outside of holster. Do not allow trigger finger to enter holster.
Maintain full firing grip as you holster. Use one-handed holstering. Trigger finger is OFF trigger.
Thumb is over hammer as you holster.
WARNING: BE CERTAIN HOLSTER IS CLEAR OF ANY OBSTRUCTIONS BEFORE HOLSTERING (e.g., loose shirt, jacket, etc...).

 

Remember the Fundamental NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling:

1. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.

2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

3. Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

Also, remember to know your target and what is beyond.

 

"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them...."

Quoted from Joseph Story* in, “Commentaries on the Constitution” (1833).

 * Former Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court.

 

 

Above is introductory in nature. Training should be obtained through and under direct supervision of  a qualified instructor.

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