3-Day Surviving Close-Proximity Weapons Attacks Course

Whether during a vehicle-stop, during an entry into a home during a domestic, a search for a suspect, or while conducting an investigation, an un-expected close-proximity gun-fight is a very real possibility. 

These attacks are the hardest to counter because they come seemingly with no warning and usually when we are focused on some task.  Each Officer will practice these types of fights in very realistic force-on-force scenarios and live-fire drills.

A large percentage of Officers murdered in the line of duty are killed in close proximity attacks, well within the reactionary gap. Although the very nature of law enforcement requires officers to be in close proximity to potentially violent offenders, there are tactics and procedures which can significantly increase officer survivability when an encounter turns deadly.

Building on decades of Defensive Weapons Training with elite military and Federal agencies, Gryphon Group has helped thousands of operators increase their survivability when working in close proximity to violent criminals in the War on Terrorism.

   “Surviving Close Proximity Weapons Attacks” examines the precursor behaviors, responses to and relevant environmental factors that affect the outcome of each armed encounter.  Using a combination of live fire drills and force-on-force scenarios, the officer discovers that what “works on the range” may actually decrease their survivability in a real-world encounter.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Anticipated vs. Unanticipated – the Deadly Distinction
  • Understanding the “21 Foot Rule”
  • Speed of the Draw vs. Certainty of the Draw
  • Movement as a Counter-Measure
  • Shooting while Moving
  • Understanding Sight Lines and How to Break them
  • Pre-Incident Indicators
  • Changing the Line of Attack as a Counter-Measure
  • Shooting from Positions of Disadvantage
  • Countering the Edged Weapon Threat

Must bring duty gear & weapon – Gryphon provides ammunition – 6 Students Minimum to form class.