Newsletter


Edition 2017-1

Paladin Training News

We’re looking for a range!

As those of you from the Pee Dee know, Darlington County has a new sheriff, and we’re still waiting to hear from him whether or not we’ll be allowed to continue to use the SO range at Lake Darpo. Until we get that permission, or find another facility, firearm training is on hold, at least for group classes. Individual training is still a possibility.

We don’t need a lot of land. The footprint can actually be quite small; less than 10 acres would do it. But, what is critical is a buffer zone around the land that’s free of people that would complain about noise. That’s especially important if we’re to continue offering low light training throughout the year.

If you can help us, or know someone who can, please contact me.

New Classes Scheduled Soon

We expect to be scheduling a few carbine and handgun classes at Sandhill Shooting Sports near Lugoff, SC. If you’re from over that way and are willing to provide a testimonial for marketing purposes, please contact me using the link above.

Best Time to Buy

If you’ve been planning to get an AR15 or AK47, etc., I can’t remember a better time to purchase one. I’m sure you know why. I look at the next four to eight years NOT as a time to relax, but as a little extra time to prepare. Not a pardon, but a reprieve. I highly recommend you consider that.

Front Sight Arms Co

If you’re in the Pee Dee, please consider my friend Jason Cox at Front Sight Arms Co in Effingham. Jason has been willing to invest the time necessary to research and meet some unusual equipment requests from me.

Ogburn Combat Development

Another good friend and Paladin student Jamie Ogburn has opened Ogburn Combat Development. Jamie specializes in building long range precision rifles, but also works on AR’s and handles transfers. And, unlike many who ‘gunsmith’ locally, Jamie is actually a trained, full time machinist by occupation. Jamie has done work for me and it’s always been to my satisfaction.

New Website Coming Soon

The new website should be up next week. That this process has been so long drawn out and painful is nobody’s fault but mine!

Conclusion

That’s all for now. Thank you for your continued interest in Paladin Training and your willingness to stand on the firestep with us. Please don’t forget Item 1 above, and PLEASE continue to train and develop your team!

Contact me if you have any questions.

Steve
DVC/ I H S

2016 Final Newsletter

I hope you and your team are well.  I know you’re busy so I’ll keep this brief:

1) A gentle reminder that PTI is a tax-exempt non-profit under IRS guideline 501(C)(3).  All donations to Paladin Training are tax deductible.  Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated and help us perform our mission of providing low / no-cost training to area LEO’s.  Use the contact point below if you can help.

2) A gift certificate to one of our classes makes a great gift for Christmas!  It literally might be the gift of life.  Probably tough getting one to you via USPS this late, but if you live locally, I’ll deliver it.

Prices (until 26 DEC 2016)
  • Any two-day defensive firearm class:  $250 (regularly $300)
  • Defensive Shotgun or Low Light Handgun:  $175 (regularly $200)
  • SC CWP:  $75 (regularly $100)
Go to our homepage and use the PayPal ‘donate’ button.  Enter the amount and be sure to include your contact information and which class you’re paying for in the comments section.

Discounted prices above are good until 26 DEC 2016.

Don’t be that guy.  Don’t let a loved one be that guy, either.

3. Winner of the raffle for a seat in a two-day defensive carbine class and 500 rds of either 5.56 NATO or 7.62 x 39 ammunition is Howard Thompson.

Howard has decided not to be that guy.  Be like Howard.

Congratulations, Howard!  Contact me when convenient.

4. Check this out:

Call the guys at Fludd’s (843-669-7363).  Very reasonable prices and quick turnaround.

5. Do you have an old car you’d like to get rid of? We’ll take it!  It doesn’t have to run.  We just need an intact car to use in some of our classes.

Merry Christmas everyone!  Thank you for being a part of our team.

Questions or comments, contact me.

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Even though weather conditions were, frankly, terrible, because of the perseverance and great attitudes shown by the 8 students, the Ladies AR-15 class on 13 NOV was a big success.

The stated goal of the class we to get the students to the point they could pick up any AR-15, determine the status of it, load and unload it and get good hits with it out to 25 yards.  Experience levels ranged from none to attendance at previous carbine classes.  The student to instructor ratio was 2 : 1.

We spent the morning in the classroom going over the various controls, what they do and, even more importantly, how they do it, peeling away the layers of mystery and magic.  We covered lubrication…, what, where and how much.  We dealt with the few set up issues we came across. There weren’t many.

After lunch we put on the cold / wet weather gear and started shooting…, slowly, deliberately hammering in good technique.  The last couple of hours were spent shooting steel, working our way out from 10 yards, picking up the pace and developing confidence.  By cease fire at 4:30 pm, the students had fired, on average, 150 rounds.

All the instructors were extremely pleased with the gun handling and hits.  We want to do it again!

Ladies, if you want to learn how to defend your home and family with an AR, or if you want to just come hang out with the other ‘guys’ and have fun making steel ring, throwing sparks and feeling some recoil, please contact me.  You WILL get a good grounding in the fundamentals of operating an AR-15 and, as far as it depends on me, you WILL have a good time.

If you don’t have access to an AR, yet, we have a few loaners.  As before, female spouses of full time LE get a full scholarship.  A limited amount of ammunition is available for you on a first-come / first-served basis as well.

We’ll schedule another Ladies AR class when I feel the demand is there, so please let me know if you’re interested.

An observation…

The biggest problem we see female participants in a two day defensive carbine class have is due to heavy guns.  Too many doodads screwed to them, or the components are heavier or larger than they could be.

In my opinion, the only things an AR needs to be complete are a good two point sling, a mini-Red Dot Site and a light of at least 500 lumens.  That’s great, but it’s also a problem because that means there are three things an AR (any carbine) needs to be complete:  A good two point sling, a mini-RDS, and a light of at least 500 lumens.

See, all these things add weight… and even if it’s just ounces, ounces make pounds, and pounds make pain.  Take this into consideration when you’re buying or building an AR.  Perhaps consider a slender ‘pencil’ profile barrel instead of a government or, worse yet, HB profile. Maybe start saving for one of Bravo Company’s KMR  handguards (less than 6 ounces, only 1.5 inches OD, $275 and rarely in stock.).  Get on the notification list now.

 

Contact me if you have questions.  I’ll be more than happy to discuss it with you.

Important Update – October 2016

As I write this, many are still dealing with the aftermath of Matthew.  Our power was restored Wednesday night a little after 7 pm and I’m still in ‘assess’ mode.  When I get all the Lessons Learned sorted out I’ll include them in a future newsletter.

In the meantime, I encourage you to do your own assessment while the event is still fresh so you hopefully  don’t have to repeat past mistakes the next time there’s a disruption.  Because there will be.

  • CANCELLED: The SC CWP class scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled due to storm related issues.  The next scheduled SC CWP class is 4 & 5 NOV.
  • We’re doing a Handgun Cleaning & Maintenance class this Tuesday from  6 to 10 pm.  Cost is $50.
  • A Biblical Self Defense seminar is scheduled for 6 to 10 pm, 28 OCT at Greenwood Baptist Church. Free of charge.
Contact me for further

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This newsletter contains the 4th QTR schedule.  If you need a class that’s not listed, remember we do private classes.

You should already know that I believe every law abiding adult American should own an AR or AK.  In fact, I think it’s your DUTY as an American citizen to be trained up on these arms.   If you’ve been thinking about this, but just aren’t quite at the point of pulling the trigger, please don’t put it off any longer.

Also, don’t forget budgeting in training, if not with us, then another reputable trainer.  If you’ve trained with us and want to broaden your foundation, don’t hesitate to contact me for recommendations or a referral.  Seriously, I have no problem directing you toward another trainer.  See Proverbs 26: 4.

Please continue to train and get ready; physically, mentally and spiritually!

Train hard!  Put God first!

Steve

DVC/I H S

CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE ON SELF-DEFENSE 23 SEP

We’ll be conducting a four hour lecture on this topic at Greenwood Baptist Church, from 6 pm to 10 pm on Friday, 23 September.

Subjects include scriptural support for the use of force in self-defense, situational awareness, predator character-istics, avoidance and deterrence, etc.

Plenty of people provide training on crime prevention.   Few focus on the mental aspects and fewer still do so from a scriptural basis.  It’s critical to have a clear understanding as to what your rights and duties are before you need it.  Expect to be challenged.

There is no charge to attend.  We’re still working out the details as to a meal, if any, and there may be a charge to cover expenses related to that.

LADIES ONLY DEFENSIVE CARBINE CLASS?

If you’re interested in a one day Ladies Only carbine class, let me know.
  • Date:  TBD
  • Location:  Lake Darpo, Society Hill, SC
  • Cost:  $100 (no charge to spouses of Darlington County SO deputies and CO’s)

LOGOWEAR

Have a few ballcaps in stock.  $20 plus shipping (where  applicable).

NEW LOCAL DEALER

I recently received the following from Jason Cox, one of the co-owners of Front Sight Arms Company:

“FSAC is a new local gun builder and dealer that works to support local 2A rights and education. As part of that effort, we believe that access to firearms and firearms training are extremely important in today’s political and cultural climate.

Jason and Charity Cox, the owner and operator of this home based small business, are also Paladin alumni. It is our opinion that Paladin Training provides the highest value and quality in firearms and concealed carry training in the Pee Dee. We’d like to add even more value to your training by offering free transfers of guns bought online at internet gun stores.

Other opportunities to save on FSAC AR-15 rifles will come to Paladin trainees this fall.”

Check them out on Facebook at Front Sight Arms Co.

PRECISION RIFLE 2 CLASS  – 10 September

We’ve been asked by several Basic Precision Rifle attendees to offer “the next level” of precision rifle training.  Paladin is excited to announce Precision Rifle 2.  Here are some details:

  • 8 hour class (all on the range)
  • Prerequisite:  Basic Precision Rifle
  • Engage targets out to and beyond 1,000 yards
  • Shooting from several practical, improvised positions using available props
  • More in-depth discussions on ballistic apps
  • Wind reading
  • Ranging targets
  • Drills to increase your speed and efficiency
  • Limited class size
Expectations:
  • Bring a zeroed precision rifle with tactical scope and bipod.
  • Bring a good dope chart for your rifle/ammo combination (what we gave you at your Basic Precision Rifle class is fine as long as you haven’t changed ammo or scope height.)
  • That you have a good understanding of your rifle and scope and be capable of making your own adjustments from our wind/elevation calls.
Required items:
  • Eye/ear pro
  • 100 rounds match ammo
  • Dope card
  • Shooting (bean) bag
  • Backpack
  • Hydration/lunch/snacks (No nearby stores)
Optional items:
  • Binoculars
  • Spotting scope
  • Sack chair
  • Rain gear
 Event Details:
  • When:  10 SEP / 8am – 5 pm
  • Where: Maxton, NC (just over the state line from Dillon)
  • Cost:     $175
A deposit of $100 will hold your spot in the class and can be submitted via Paypal to swindham4@aol.com or check/cash to Scott Windham.  Please include name and class with your payment.
For questions, please feel free to contact either instructor:
Scott Windham                 scott.windham@santeecooper.com
Ashton Johnson                Ashton.johnson@santeecooper.com

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I hope you and your team are well and continuing to prepare.  2016 is shaping up to be an interesting year.

We’ve got room in the Defensive Carbine 1 class this weekend.  If you can’t make both days, no problem.  All the heavy lifting is done on Day 1 and you can train that day with us for 60% of the regular tuition.  Contact me if you have questions:  PALADIN

At this moment, I’m planning to take the months of June, July and August off and work on personal projects.  I’m leaving the window open to do a private class or two.  Don’t hesitate to contact me if  you’re interested in putting together a class.

That’s the plan.  Of course, plans are always subject to being OBE.

Below you’ll find a link to the test of personal defensive ammunition that the folks at LUCKY GUNNER did.  It answers so many questions about the performance of today’s defensive handgun ammunition, I’ve put the link in the ‘regular features’ section, along with that to the test they did previously on STEEL v BRASS? ammunition for AR’s.  Both are interesting and well done.

How many rounds thru your AR?  If approaching the 5K mark, you might want to take a look at the post on bolt life expectancy linked below.

Go to the post office?  Who doesn’t?  Have a firearm in your car when you do?  Who doesn’t?  Read on.

Please continue to train and get ready; physically, mentally and spiritually!

Train hard!  Put God first!

SteveDVC/I H S

CHURCH SECURITY ON FACEBOOK

I’ve established a FaceBook page for area church security team members and administrative people to congregate and exchange intel, etc.  Because of the potential for sensitive information to be discussed, “Pee Dee Church Security Association” is a ‘secret’ page and you can only join if added by a member or by invitation.  If you’re on church staff and concerned about security, or if you’re on a church security team and would like to be in the group, contact me and tell me where you’re a member.  Soon as I get confirmation from the church I’ll hook you up.

WHICH DEFENSIVE HANDGUN AMMO IS BEST?

Check this out:RESULTS

INSPECT THOSE AR-15 BOLTS!

Check out the pictorial evidence of failure to inspect here:
http://weaponsman.com/?p=31194

Note that, at least in some cases, the guns were still functioning with broken bolts.  Sometimes, however, broken off pieces go places that cause problems.  I’ve seen stoppages and heard of unintentional discharges.

Clean and inspect!

Weapons Man… interesting blog.

NO POSSESSION ON USPS PROPERTY

‘Plaintiff Tab Bonidy, who has a concealed-carry permit under Colorado law, sued the United States Postal Service (USPS) challenging 39 C.F.R. § 232.1 (l), which prohibits the storage and carriage of firearms on USPS property. Bonidy claims the regulation is unconstitutional as applied to him because it violates his Second Amendment right to (1) bring his gun into the United States Post Office building in Avon, Colorado, and (2) store the gun in the post office parking lot while he picks up his mail.’

The above is taken directly from a recent 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision and is a more concise setup than I could write.  Bonidy’s challenge resulted in a District Court decision that the statute cited above is constitutional insofar as it makes illegal the carrying of firearms for personal defense INTO a Post Office, but is UNconstitutional when it outlaws simply having a firearm in the PO parking lot.

The feds appealed and the 10th Circuit decided that that part of the District Court’s decision regarding possession on USPS property was wrong and it IS illegal to have a firearm INSIDE YOUR CAR.  The SCOTUS decided not to hear Bonidy’s appeal, in effect engraving the 10th CCOA decision in stone.

I’m not telling you not to have a firearm in your car when you visit your local PO.  I’m not even telling you not to carry a concealed firearm when you go inside.  You’re an adult and can make your own cost / benefit analysis.  Just understand that, if caught and prosecuted, you could be found guilty of a felony in federal court.

But, I am certain of this:  If you decide to obey this law, and if someone attacks you while you’re walking to or from the PO or while in the lobby, you’re going to really regret not treating that statute with what it deserves — contempt.

“Laws are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.”  — Harry Day
You can read the decision here:

https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/13/13-1374.pdf

SC CWP UPDATE

We plan to do a SC CWP class late in May.  I’ll let you know via the newsletter soon as a date is confirmed.  If you’re interested in putting together a private class during the week, contact me.

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I hope you and your team are well and continuing to prepare.  2016 is shaping up to be an interesting year.  If you’ve been considering the purchase of an AR15 / AK47, I would strongly encourage you to invest in one soon.

Don’t forget the indispensable items like red dot sight, ammunition, sling, ammunition, extra magazines, ammunition.  And don’t forget ammunition.

I have strong and hard earned opinions on what makes a good AR… not so much on the AK.  Just don’t have the trigger time on that platform.  If you want to know what I think a good AR looks like, contact me.
Be sure to put in the e-mail how much you’re willing to spend.  Don’t put this off.

On the subject of .223 / 5.56 NATO ammunition:  If you can, buy FEDERAL M193 or PMC Bronze 223A for training and general purpose shooting people.  If you need to shoot people on the other side of barriers, like cars and walls, get FEDERAL M855 (‘green tip’).  If you need to shoot people on the other side of barriers in style (and can afford it), keep a mag charged with Remington HOG HAMMER or Speer GOLD DOT.

In my opinion, you should stay away from the Russian made ammunition.  Not only are there QC issues, but the bi-metallic projectile is hard on the bore.  See the test here and decide for yourself:  BRASS v STEEL

 

I hope you and your family are blessed in 2016.  Please continue to train and get ready; physically, mentally and spiritually!

 

Train hard!  Put God first!
Steve
DVC/I H S

LAST DAY TO MAKE A TAX EXEMPT DONATION TO PALADIN TRAINING

As if you’ve got any money left after reading the exhortation above.  Seriously, Paladin Training, Inc. is a tax exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS guidelines.  All donations to Paladin Training are deductible.
If you can, please help us provide even more training and training ammunition to local law enforcement officers in 2016.  Like us, they’re probably going to need it.  Unless designated otherwise, all donations go to provide training and training ammunition for local LE and SCARNG.
You can use PayPal payable to paladintraining@sc.rr.com.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  SC CWP

Beginning in 2016 I’m scheduling one SC CWP class every two months rather than monthly as we’ve done in the past.  Our first open SC CWP class will be 29 & 30 JAN.

FLORENCE GUN SHOW

Come see us the Civic Center gun show on 9 & 10 January.  We’ll be at the usual place, just inside the entrance to the main hall.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

We hope to have these 3″ x 8″ decals in by the 9 & 10 JAN gun show:

Let LE know you’ve got their back.

Cost is $6 each or two for $10.  If you’d like one / some, contact me.

1st QTR 2016 TRAINING CALENDAR

  • 15 & 16 JAN: Church Security Team / Darlington, SC / Closed
  • 21 & 22 JAN: Private SC CWP / Florence, SC / Closed
  • 29 & 30 JAN: SC CWP / Florence, SC / Open / $80
  • 6 FEB: Defensive Shotgun 1 / Darlington, SC / Open / $200
  • 19 & 20 FEB: Private SC CWP / Charleston, SC / Closed
  • 19 – 21 FEB: Precision Rifle 1 / Darlington, SC / Open / $TBA
  • 27 & 28 FEB: Defensive Handgun 1 / Darlington, SC / Open / $300
  • 5 & 6 MAR: Basic Carbine Operator / Darlington, SC / Open / $250
  • 18 & 19 MAR:  SC CWP / Darlington, SC / Open / $80

CLASS & AMMO GIVEAWAY; RAFFLE 2015.2

Raffle 2015-2 is still ongoing.  The winner gets a seat in any two day defensive carbine class plus up to 500 rounds of ammunition to use in the class.  Calibers are restricted to either 5.56 or 7.62 x 39.  The winning ticket can be worth almost $500.

Tickets cost $20 and no more than 50 tickets will be sold.  The drawing will be held when the 50th ticket is sold.

LOGO CAPS AVAILABLE

We’ve got another shipment of Port Authority ball caps in.   Choices are:
  • OD w/ full color logo
  • Khaki w/ full color logo
  • OD with black logo
All have the Paladin motto UTRINQUE PARATUS on the back.

Cost:  $20 (plus $5 shipping if applicable)

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PRICES IN EFFECT 1st QTR 2016

Street price first, followed by the discount for Paladin alumni:
  • Intro to Defensive Handguns (IDH) – $50 (no change)
  • Utah CWP – $50 (decrease from $70)
  • SC CWP – $80 (no change)
Note:  We’re considering teaching a combined SC / UT class at some point.
  • Defensive Handgun 1 (DH1)       $300 / $250
  • Defensive Handgun 2 (DH2)      $300 / $250
  • Low Light Handgun (LLH)          $200 / $175
  • Defensive Shotgun 1 (DS1)         $300 / $250
  • Basic Carbine Operator (BCO)  $250 / $175
  • Defensive Carbine 1 (DC1)          $300 / $250
  • Defensive Carbine 2 (DC2)         $300 / $250
  • Urban Break Contact (UBC)      $600 / $500
Full time LEO will still receive a 50% discount on defensive firearm classes.
Active duty military (including SCARNG / SCANG) will continue to get a 100% discount on all defensive firearm classes.

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I hope you and your team are well and continuing to prepare.  2016 is shaping up to be an interesting year.  If you’ve been considering the purchase of an AR15 / AK47, I would strongly encourage you to invest in one soon.

Don’t forget the indispensable items like red dot sight, ammunition, sling, ammunition, extra magazines, ammunition.  And don’t forget ammunition.

I have strong and hard earned opinions on what makes a good AR… not so much on the AK.  Just don’t have the trigger time on that platform.  If you want to know what I think a good AR looks like, let me know.
Be sure to put in the e-mail how much you’re willing to spend.  Don’t put this off.

On the subject of .223 / 5.56 NATO ammunition:  If you can, buy FEDERAL M193 or PMC Bronze 223A for training and general purpose shooting people.  If you need to shoot people on the other side of barriers, like cars and walls, get FEDERAL M855 (‘green tip’).  If you need to shoot people on the other side of barriers in style (and can afford it), keep a mag charged with Remington HOG HAMMER or Speer GOLD DOT.

In my opinion, you should stay away from the Russian made ammunition.  Not only are there QC issues, but the bi-metallic projectile is hard on the bore.  See the test here and decide for yourself:  BRASS v STEEL

I hope you and your family are blessed in 2016.  Please continue to train and get ready; physically, mentally and spiritually!
Train hard!   Put God first!

Steve
DVC/I H S

Last Day to Make a Tax Exempt Donation to Paladin Training

As if you’ve got any money left after reading the exhortation above.  Seriously, Paladin Training, Inc. is a tax exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS guidelines.  All donations to Paladin Training are deductible.
If you can, please help us provide even more training and training ammunition to local law enforcement officers in 2016.  Like us, they’re probably going to need it.  Unless designated otherwise, all donations go to provide training and training ammunition for local LE and SCARNG.

You can use PayPal payable to paladintraining@sc.rr.com.

Important Notice:  SC CWP

Beginning in 2016 I’m scheduling one SC CWP class every two months rather than monthly as we’ve done in the past.  Our first open SC CWP class will be 29 & 30 JAN.

Florence Gun Show

Come see us the Civic Center gun show on 9 & 10 January.  We’ll be at the usual place, just inside the entrance to the main hall.

Show Your Support

We hope to have these 3″ x 8″ decals in by the 9 & 10 JAN gun show:

Let LE know you’ve got their back.

Cost is $6 each or two for $10.  If you’d like one / some, let me know.

1st QTR 2016 Training Calendar

  • 15 & 16 JAN: Church Security Team / Darlington, SC / Closed
  • 21 & 22 JAN: Private SC CWP / Florence, SC / Closed
  • 29 & 30 JAN: SC CWP / Florence, SC / Open / $80
  • 6 FEB: Defensive Shotgun 1 / Darlington, SC / Open / $200
  • 19 & 20 FEB: Private SC CWP / Charleston, SC / Closed
  • 19 – 21 FEB: Precision Rifle 1 / Darlington, SC / Open / $TBA
  • 27 & 28 FEB: Defensive Handgun 1 / Darlington, SC / Open / $300
  • 5 & 6 MAR: Basic Carbine Operator / Darlington, SC / Open / $250
  • 18 & 19 MAR:  SC CWP / Darlington, SC / Open / $80

Class & Ammo Giveaway; Reffle 2015.2

Raffle 2015-2 is still ongoing.  The winner gets a seat in any two day defensive carbine class plus up to 500 rounds of ammunition to use in the class.  Calibers are restricted to either 5.56 or 7.62 x 39.  The winning ticket can be worth almost $500.

Tickets cost $20 and no more than 50 tickets will be sold.  The drawing will be held when the 50th ticket is sold.

Logo Caps Available


We’ve got another shipment of Port Authority ball caps in.   Choices are:
  • OD w/ full color logo
  • Khaki w/ full color logo
  • OD with black logo
All have the Paladin motto UTRINQUE PARATUS on the back.
Cost:  $20 (plus $5 shipping if applicable)undefined

Prices in Effect 1st QTR 2016

Street price first, followed by the discount for Paladin alumni:
  • Intro to Defensive Handguns (IDH) – $50 (no change)
  • Utah CWP – $50 (decrease from $70)
  • SC CWP – $80 (no change)
Note:  We’re considering teaching a combined SC / UT class at some point.

Defensive Handgun 1 (DH1)       $300 / $250
Defensive Handgun 2 (DH2)      $300 / $250
Low Light Handgun (LLH)          $200 / $175
Defensive Shotgun 1 (DS1)         $300 / $250
Basic Carbine Operator (BCO)  $250 / $175
Defensive Carbine 1 (DC1)          $300 / $250
Defensive Carbine 2 (DC2)         $300 / $250
Urban Break Contact (UBC)      $600 / $500

Full time LEO will still receive a 50% discount on defensive firearm classes.

Active duty military (including SCARNG / SCANG) will continue to get a 100% discount on all defensive firearm classes.

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I hope you and your team are well and continuing to prepare.

November is a busy month for us.  Please check out the training calendar and class descriptions / justifications below.  Don’t forget that a class makes a great Christmas gift.

Raffle 2015-2 is still ongoing.  The winner gets a seat in any two day defensive carbine class plus up to 500 rounds of ammunition to use in the class.  Calibers are restricted to either 5.56 or 7.62 x 39.  The winning ticket can be worth almost $500.

Tickets cost $20 and no more than 50 tickets will be sold.  The drawing will be held when the 50th ticket is sold.

Remember that Paladin Training, Inc. is a tax-exempt non-profit under IRS Section 501(c)(3).  All gifts are tax deductible.

Administrative note to class organizers:  If you’re the organizer for a private class, don’t count on your people actually showing up for the class UNLESS YOU HAVE THEIR MONEY.  Yeah, I know it’s your family and they wouldn’t do you that way.  Listen, if Billy Graham and the Pope said they were coming to a class, I wouldn’t believe either one of them until I had their money in my hands.  And that’s my advice to you.

Please continue to train and get ready; physically, mentally and spiritually!

Train hard!  Put God first!

Steve

DVC/I H S

INTRO TO DEFENSIVE HANDGUNS TONIGHT

As the name hopefully suggests, this is a great class for the person just getting into handguns.  If you don’t know the difference between a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol, this class is for you.  There’s no shooting, but lots of hands on training and instruction.  We’ll spend an hour on gun safety, an hour on ammunition, the 3rd hour learning to handle and operate revolvers and the last hour doing the same with semi-autos.
One of the greatest benefits of the class is realized when you go to buy your first defensive handgun:  You’ll start out much higher on the learning curve than the average first-time buyer who is dependent on either gunshop personnel or friends to steer him in the right direction.

JUST ONE EXAMPLE

What I often hear:  “I need to get a revolver because I don’t have the strength to rack the slide on a semi-automatic.”
What we usually find:  You DO have the strength to rack the slide; you’re just not using your strength efficiently… which is the PC way of saying, ‘You’re doing it wrong’.  I can’t count the number of people that found they COULD rack the slide on a semi-auto once they were taught the correct way to do it.
Since there’s no live ammunition present during the hands on portion, this is a safe, stress-free way to learn how to handle and operate handguns.
Cost is $50.  If you take this class, I’ll take $25 off your SC CWP class tuition.
Contact me to let me know you’re coming or if you need more information.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  SC CWP

I’m seriously considering cutting back on SC CWP classes beginning the 1st QTR of 2016 so that we can devote more range time to our defensive handgun, shotgun and carbine classes.  Subject to change, but I’m thinking maybe one a quarter.
We have two SC CWP classes remaining in 2015:  6 & 7 NOVEMBER (this weekend) and 11 & 12 DECEMBER.   We have room in both.
If you want to train for your SC CWP with us, don’t put it off.

DEFENSIVE CARBINE 2  – 14 & 15 NOV

The curricula for our carbine classes represent building blocks:
Basic Carbine Operator BCO is almost 100% technical in nature.  The student learns the basics of weapon handling and marksmanship using the three standard positions – standing, kneeling and prone.  The emphasis is on technical perfection in the application of the fundamentals.  Speed is secondary.
DC1 Fighting techniques are introduced in Defensive Carbine 1.  Learning the proper balance between speed and a ‘just good enough’ application of the fundamentals is the goal.  DC1 is also where movement and use of cover is introduced.
DC2 Defensive Carbine 2 is the basic two person team tactics class.  Communication between team members is a critical skill.  Students learn the basic maneuver techniques – traveling, bounding and bounding overwatch.  Where the focus is on a defensive mindset in DC1, DC2 hammers aggression — closing with and killing the enemy.  It is the perfect class for the LEO preparing for an active killer scenario, the husband and wife getting ready for the coming America, or…  you get the drift.
Like all our defensive firearm classes, low light training will be conducted to end Day 1.
DC2 is a hard prerequisite for the UBC in December.
  • Cost:  $300 ($250 for Paladin alum / $150 for full-time LEO / $0 for active duty military and SCARNG)
  • Prerequisites:  DC1 or outside equivalent
  • Location:  Lake Darpo, Society Hill, SC
Contact me with questions

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS III

The next Emergency Preparedness meeting will be held Thursday, 19 NOV, from 7pm to 10pm.  As before, we will meet in the FBT Chapel.
Please let me know if you plan to attend so we can have the room setup properly.

LOW LIGHT HANDGUN

Our once a year LLH will be on Saturday, 28 NOVEMBER.  The class starts at 12 noon and ends approximately 12 midnight.  This should give us 5 hours plus of daylight to learn and rehearse low light handgun fighting techniques and about 6 hours in the dark to practice them.
I don’t know anywhere else you can get a dedicated low-light defensive handgun class, even though the odds are that you’re more likely to need a handgun at night, or someplace it’s dark, than in broad daylight where 99.9% of all training takes place.
Paladin has been conducting low light training in every defensive firearm class since our beginning in 2000.  We’ve learned a lot in that time.  Seriously consider this class.  Where else can you go to learn and practice low light techniques live fire?
A huge thank you to the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office for allowing us to push the training envelope.
  • Cost:  $200 ($175 for Paladin alum / $100 for full time LEO / $0 for active duty military and SCARNG)
  • Prerequisite:  Defensive Handgun 1 or outside equivalent
  • Location:  Lake Darpo, Society Hill, SC

LOGO CAPS AVAILABLE

We’ve got another shipment of Port Authority ball caps in.   Choices are:
  • OD w/ full color logo
  • Khaki w/ full color logo
  • OD with black logo
All have the Paladin motto UTRINQUE PARATUS on the back.
Cost:  $20 (plus $5 shipping if applicable)
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PRICE INCREASES IN EFFECT 3rd QTR 2015

Street price first, followed by the discount for Paladin alumni:
  • Intro to Defensive Handguns (IDH) – $50 (no change)
  • Utah CWP – $75 / $50 (no change)
  • SC CWP – $80 (no change)
Note:  We’re considering teaching a combined SC / UT class at some point.
  • Defensive Handgun 1 (DH1)       $300 / $250
  • Defensive Handgun 2 (DH2)      $300 / $250
  • Low Light Handgun (LLH)          $200 / $175
  • Defensive Shotgun 1 (DS1)         $300 / $250
  • Basic Carbine Operator (BCO)  $250 / $175
  • Defensive Carbine 1 (DC1)          $300 / $250
  • Defensive Carbine 2 (DC2)         $300 / $250
  • Urban Break Contact (UBC)      $600 / $500
Full time LEO will still receive a 50% discount on defensive firearm classes.
Active duty military (including SCARNG / SCANG) will continue to get a 100% discount on all defensive firearm classes.

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I hope you and your team are well and continuing to prepare.

 

November is a busy month for us.  Please check out the training calendar and class descriptions / justifications below.  Don’t forget that a class makes a great Christmas gift.

 

Raffle 2015-2 is still ongoing.  The winner gets a seat in any two day defensive carbine class plus up to 500 rounds of ammunition to use in the class.  Calibers are restricted to either 5.56 or 7.62 x 39.  The winning ticket can be worth almost $500.

Tickets cost $20 and no more than 50 tickets will be sold.  The drawing will be held when the 50th ticket is sold.

Remember that Paladin Training, Inc. is a tax-exempt non-profit under IRS Section 501(c)(3).  All gifts are tax deductible.

Administrative note to class organizers:  If you’re the organizer for a private class, don’t count on your people actually showing up for the class UNLESS YOU HAVE THEIR MONEY.  Yeah, I know it’s your family and they wouldn’t do you that way.  Listen, if Billy Graham and the Pope said they were coming to a class, I wouldn’t believe either one of them until I had their money in my hands.  And that’s my advice to you.

Please continue to train and get ready; physically, mentally and spiritually!

 

Train hard!   Put God first!

Steve

DVC/I H S

Intro to Defensive Handguns Tonight

IDH tonight at our house:  2030 Ralston Court in Florence.  I need to know if you’re planning to attend.
As the name hopefully suggests, this is a great class for the person just getting into handguns.  If you don’t know the difference between a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol, this class is for you.  There’s no shooting, but lots of hands on training and instruction.  We’ll spend an hour on gun safety, an hour on ammunition, the 3rd hour learning to handle and operate revolvers and the last hour doing the same with semi-autos.

One of the greatest benefits of the class is realized when you go to buy your first defensive handgun:  You’ll start out much higher on the learning curve than the average first-time buyer who is dependent on either gunshop personnel or friends to steer him in the right direction.

JUST ONE EXAMPLE

What I often hear:  “I need to get a revolver because I don’t have the strength to rack the slide on a semi-automatic.”
What we usually find:  You DO have the strength to rack the slide; you’re just not using your strength efficiently… which is the PC way of saying, ‘You’re doing it wrong’.  I can’t count the number of people that found they COULD rack the slide on a semi-auto once they were taught the correct way to do it.

Since there’s no live ammunition present during the hands on portion, this is a safe, stress-free way to learn how to handle and operate handguns.

Cost is $50.  If you take this class, I’ll take $25 off your SC CWP class tuition.

Contact me to let me know you’re coming or if you need more information.

Important Notice:  SC CWP

I’m seriously considering cutting back on SC CWP classes beginning the 1st QTR of 2016 so that we can devote more range time to our defensive handgun, shotgun and carbine classes.  Subject to change, but I’m thinking maybe one a quarter.

We have two SC CWP classes remaining in 2015:  6 & 7 NOVEMBER (this weekend) and 11 & 12 DECEMBER.   We have room in both.

If you want to train for your SC CWP with us, don’t put it off.

Defensive Carbine 2  – 14 & 15 NOV

The curricula for our carbine classes represent building blocks:

Basic Carbine Operator

BCO is almost 100% technical in nature.  The student learns the basics of weapon handling and marksmanship using the three standard positions – standing, kneeling and prone.  The emphasis is on technical perfection in the application of the fundamentals.  Speed is secondary.

DC1

Fighting techniques are introduced in Defensive Carbine 1.  Learning the proper balance between speed and a ‘just good enough’ application of the fundamentals is the goal.  DC1 is also where movement and use of cover is introduced.

DC2

Defensive Carbine 2 is the basic two person team tactics class.  Communication between team members is a critical skill.  Students learn the basic maneuver techniques – traveling, bounding and bounding overwatch.  Where the focus is on a defensive mindset in DC1, DC2 hammers aggression — closing with and killing the enemy.  It is the perfect class for the LEO preparing for an active killer scenario, the husband and wife getting ready for the coming America, or…  you get the drift.

Like all our defensive firearm classes, low light training will be conducted to end Day 1.

DC2 is a hard prerequisite for the UBC in December.

  • Cost:  $300 ($250 for Paladin alum / $150 for full-time LEO / $0 for active duty military and SCARNG)
  • Prerequisites:  DC1 or outside equivalent
  • Location:  Lake Darpo, Society Hill, SC
Contact me with questions.

Emergency Preparedness III

The next Emergency Preparedness meeting will be held Thursday, 19 NOV, from 7pm to 10pm.  As before, we will meet in the FBT Chapel.
Please let me know if you plan to attend so we can have the room setup properly.

Low Light Handgun

Our once a year LLH will be on Saturday, 28 NOVEMBER.  The class starts at 12 noon and ends approximately 12 midnight.  This should give us 5 hours plus of daylight to learn and rehearse low light handgun fighting techniques and about 6 hours in the dark to practice them.

I don’t know anywhere else you can get a dedicated low-light defensive handgun class, even though the odds are that you’re more likely to need a handgun at night, or someplace it’s dark, than in broad daylight where 99.9% of all training takes place.

Paladin has been conducting low light training in every defensive firearm class since our beginning in 2000.  We’ve learned a lot in that time.  Seriously consider this class.  Where else can you go to learn and practice low light techniques live fire?

A huge thank you to the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office for allowing us to push the training envelope.

  • Cost:  $200 ($175 for Paladin alum / $100 for full time LEO / $0 for active duty military and SCARNG)
  • Prerequisite:  Defensive Handgun 1 or outside equivalent
  • Location:  Lake Darpo, Society Hill, SC

Logo Caps Available


We’ve got another shipment of Port Authority ball caps in.   Choices are:
  • OD w/ full color logo
  • Khaki w/ full color logo
  • OD with black logo
All have the Paladin motto UTRINQUE PARATUS on the back.
Cost:  $20 (plus $5 shipping if applicable)

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Price Increase in Effect 3rd QTR 2015

Street price first, followed by the discount for Paladin alumni:
  • Intro to Defensive Handguns (IDH) – $50 (no change)
  • Utah CWP – $75 / $50 (no change)
  • SC CWP – $80 (no change)
Note:  We’re considering teaching a combined SC / UT class at some point.

Defensive Handgun 1 (DH1)       $300 / $250
Defensive Handgun 2 (DH2)      $300 / $250
Low Light Handgun (LLH)          $200 / $175
Defensive Shotgun 1 (DS1)         $300 / $250
Basic Carbine Operator (BCO)  $250 / $175
Defensive Carbine 1 (DC1)          $300 / $250
Defensive Carbine 2 (DC2)         $300 / $250
Urban Break Contact (UBC)      $600 / $500

Full time LEO will still receive a 50% discount on defensive firearm classes.

Active duty military (including SCARNG / SCANG) will continue to get a 100% discount on all defensive firearm classes.