DDS

Defense Draw Stroke (DDS) focuses exclusively on the most fundamentally important manipulation of a defensive pistol, the draw. This lab goes in depth on refining the gross motor functions of the defensive draw into a repeatable and efficient action.

 

 

Learn a functional draw from appendix and strong side carry. Refine your draw for real-world defensive application.

Personal Baseline
  • Learn your failure point and push beyond it
  • Know and improve upon the time it takes to draw your pistol
Experimentation
  • Learn to draw a pistol to a variety of firing positions
  • Analyze shot angle and environmental constraints of various firing/target positions
  • Learn IFWA (In-Fight Weapon Access) concepts
  • Analyze shot placement angles with regard to human musculoskeletal structures
    • Instructor’s take on linear penetration wounding characteristics (pistol/rifle/shotgun/frag)
      • 10yrs experience in human tissue dissection with post-mortem dissections of gunshot wounds
1 day Lab
  • Typical schedule
    • Safety brief 9AM
    • Live fire 10AM
    • Lab conclusion 3PM
Required Equipment
  • 300 rounds
  • Magazine fed pistol
  • 3 magazines
  • Holster: shoulder/cross draw rigs and soft body/nylon holsters are NOT acceptable
  • Protective gear: eye and ear protection, weather appropriate clothing
  • Food + Water (range location does not allow off-range lunch)
Suggested Equipment
  • Ground Tarp/ mud pad (supine/prone/kneeling may be required in all weather conditions)
  • SIRT Pistol (dry fire sections)
Prerequisites
  • Understanding of firearms safety
Cost/Headcount
  • $300 private lab
    • +$100/each additional participant
  • $150/each for open labs (minimum 4 shooters)
  • $20/each range fee
  • 8 shooters/lab max
Sign Up/Schedule