John Mosby is a firearms trainer with a very good reputation. He also does some work with Sam Culper from Forward Observer (who was at our expo). He has a website at https://mountainguerrilla.wordpress.com/ He is teaching several classes in Salem, OR in August. Yes, Salem is 4+ hours away, but it may well be worth it.
5-7 AUG 2016 Clandestine Carry Pistol (this is Fri-Sun)
Focused on the use of the pistol for the underground, this course focuses on basic gun-handling under combative conditions, as well as the necessary mental and combative skills needed to protect the gun, and fight your way to the gun.
Two days of this course are straight range time, before moving into gym work with combatives and FoF iterations. This is an extremely physically demanding course, and involves violent physical contact with other students. If you leave without cuts, scrapes, and bruises, I’ll be surprised.
This class requires an effective carry pistol and a concealed carry holster for that pistol. It also requires a minimum of two spare magazines, and magazine pouches to carry those magazines. A mouthguard and athletic cup for men are HIGHLY recommended. For FoF iterations, a long-sleeved sweatshirt are recommended.
8-9 AUG 2016 Tactical Combat Casualty Care (this is Mon-Tue)
This two-day class covers the Care Under Fire and Tactical Field Care phases of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3), as well as CASEVAC and long-term care under austere conditions. I’m not a medic, although I’ve taught TC3 for a long time, so I had an 18D Special Forces Medical NCO collaborate with me on the development of the POI, and provide a critical look at the POI before adopting it.
This course incorporates lecture and demonstration, as well as extensive hands-on practical exercises.
Required equipment includes whatever your basic fighting load and weapon, as well as an IFAK/BOK (Individual First Aid Kit/Blow-Out Kit). The IFAK should include—minimally—an appropriately sized nasopharyngeal airway device (FR28 is the normal size for the typical adult), chest seals, battlefield dressing, compressed gauze, and an appropriate combat tourniquet.
11 AUG 2016 Auxiliary and Support Operations Course (this is the following Thursday)
No description is available for this class, but see his discussion of the auxiliary here: https://mountainguerrilla.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/organization-and-development-of-the-auxiliary/
12-14 AUG 2016 Combat Rifle Fundamentals (this is Fri-Sun)
This is a beginner to novice level class on how to run your gun effectively under tactical field conditions. Beginning with basic square range work out to 200+ meters, it focuses on the fundamentals of marksmanship and effective gun-handling as an individual, before moving into working with a partner.
This class requires a fighting rifle, a minimum of four magazines (for magazine fed rifles), and some method of carrying those magazines effectively.
For class details, and to register for these classes, contact HH6 at Mosbyhh6@hushmail.com