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Shooter/Fighter Matrix-1: The Fundamentals | March 9-10, 2024 | Leesburg, FL


This course is about self-evaluation. Self-reflection. Re-calibration. And achieving actionable competence. 

Charting out an individualized, accurate, relevant, and objective matrix of one’s interdisciplinary competence within the realm of a violent encounter with firearms takes a methodical approach, which provides one with a clear picture of the hierarchical order of training priorities. 

Forward Training Concepts “Shooter/Fighter Matrix-1” class is a 2 day, 16-hour live-fire course, designed to facilitate the transition between the two distinct realms. 

This course takes the path of first defining where each student stands as a shooter AND as a fighter with the gun. Through thoughtfully designed drills, each student will be able to diagnose individual issues and problem areas. Drills gradually and progressively will take students from the square one-way range shooting realm into a much more complex and chaotic realm of a gunfight. Attributes and components of the distinct stages of actions within the gunfight will be introduced in order to not only evaluate and diagnose but to expose and eliminate dogmatic habits that impede one’s ability to function with efficiency and robustness in a fight. 

In two intense days of learning and training, each student will be able to gather enough raw data and relevant results to be able to quantify his/her own competency as a shooter and as a gunfighter. 


Day 1 (9 hours)

  • Safety. Rules. Principles. 
  • Charting your competency as a shooter and as a gunfighter.
  • Components of shooting.
  • Components of gunfighting.
  • Movement. 
  • Distance/Workspace.
  • Earning and securing the draw. 

Day 2 (7 hours)

  • Conflict management.
  • Eliminating the gaps in shooting. 
  • Adapting shooting for fighting. 
  • In-fight weapon handling.
  • Weapon retention. 
  • Adaptive evolutions.

NOTE: This class is a very important primer for Shooter/Fighter Matrix -2 and -3- “Advanced” and “The Specialist” classes.

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  • Description

When: Thursday (03/09/2024): 8am – 6pm and Friday (03/10/2024): 8am – 4pm

Where:Area training facility, Leesburg, FL. Details will be provided to participants.

Cost: $575

What to bring:

  • Open and willing to learn mind.
  • Carry handgun with your daily carry holster. You can get quality concealed carry holsters here: www.greenforcetactical.com.
  • At least 4 magazines.
  • Training knife (some will be available for use at the location).
  • Your carry trauma kit/items.
  • 400 rounds of ammunition.
  • Five rounds of corresponding caliber snap caps/dummy rounds.
  • Quality eye protection and hearing protection.
  • Hydration and snacks.
  • Note-taking materials.