Unfortunately, as of July 2021, Lumpkin County has shut down the "live fire" portion of The Complete Combatant. Never fear, we have moved these live fire classes to Georgia Mountain Shooting Association and to Red Hill Range. Same great instruction, just a different location.
The location of each class will be listed on the SCHEDULE and in Eventbrite.
There will be a $20-$25 range fee per person, per day, that will be collected by the range that hosts us. This is common practice so bring cash!
All NON live fire classes will still be held at our range here in Dahlonega, GA.
I am very honored to be a Scott Jedlinski Modern Samurai Project Endorsed Instructor. Scott recognized the need for training with the red dot sight/pistol optics, and is one of the leading red dot/AIWB instructors. We are proud to be endorsed by him, and to also host his classes a couple times per year at our range in Dahlonega, GA. If you shoot a pistol w red dots then attending his classes are a MUST.
My expertise is primarily in the context of the armed citizen. While I still occasionally shoot from strong side holster, and use iron sights, I have switched to red dot optic sighting system that has several benefits.
The pistol mounted red dot optic is excellent for quick and precise target acquisition, allowing a focus on the target. Transitions are greatly enhanced due to the simplicity of using the dot aligned on the target, as opposed to the three focal planes of iron sights. If you have vision issues, the dot may be the solution for you. I primarily carry in the appendix position which allows for a quicker draw, and improved weapon retention. Instruction in the proper draw stroke improves the use and safety of appendix carry, and in addition allows you to find the dot sooner. If you would like to ONLY FOCUS on Red Dot Sights then this is the class for YOU. This class will prepare you to get the most out of the red dot sight, and avoid time consuming mistakes in your training.
Our 1 day Intro to the Red Dot is for "Red Dot Sighting System/Pistol Optics beginners" and the newer shooter. If we could sum this classes focus & goals up into one paragraph it would be "This 8 hour class is designed to introduce you to Pistol Optics, Pro & Cons of this style sighting system, and “find the dot” with efficiency in a repeatable draw.".
FUNDAMENTALS are the key to everything! Our 1 day Intro to the Red Dot is designed to introduce you to the Red Dot sighting System, defensive shooting and help improve your skills. In this class you will learn the importance of stance, grip, Red Dot sights, follow through and trigger through dry practice and live fire. We will introduce "presenting from a holster" and practice drawing during dry fire/ live fire.
The ability to present your firearm and make accurate hits sooner is the focus for this 1 day class. The fundamentals will be explored in a series diagnostic drills focused around the process of drawing the firearm efficiently. These drills will help create essential skills and solid fundamentals for the continued improvement of your Red Dot shooting competency.
The way we aim our firearm is an area that sees constant improvement. Over a decade ago rifle optics went through significant changes with the introduction of red dot sights. These sights offered a tremendous advantage in speed, accuracy, and application. Unfortunately, back then, optics for pistols were not as easy to set up or robust enough for every day use.
Times have changed and now most companies offer pistols ready to accept red dot sights straight from the factory. We now have a wide selection of red dot sights that are ready for every day carry.
Red dot sights offer a number of advantages for the pistol shooter.
All of these factors are significant advantages for the shooter but IT WILL require an understanding of the red dot sighting system.
The following subjects above and below will be covered:
- Red Dot Sights/Pistol Optics ONLY
- Pistol w/holster (strong side, inside, outside waistband or appendix is fine)
- Holsters that collapse (leather, soft, etc.) when drawn will NOT be allowed on our range. NO SERPA HOLSTERS will be allowed on our range. Please make note that if you show up with any of the above, we will ask you to CHANGE so you can comply with our range rules.
- Duty belt/rig is APPROVED
- Please make note that the range MAY be muddy due to inclement weather and/or previous rain fall so keep that in mind when it comes to foot attire. OH, AND there are tiny natural springs throughout the grounds that keep parts of the range moist.
- Concealment garment is NOT required but strongly encouraged. Please make note, there is NO concealment with DUTY RIG.
- 1 day course: 200 rounds of factory loaded ammunition
- ALWAYS bring an additional 100 round to ANY course you attend. You never know when you will need it
- Magazine pouch (if none don’t worry pockets work well)
- A sturdy belt for the holster and magazine pouches (try your gear on prior to class)
- Extra magazines: Double Stack x 3 mags and Single stack x 4 or more mags
- Eye & ear protection (foam inserts or muffs – electronic muffs recommended)
- "Back up” gun if you got it
- Proper OUTDOOR weather attire
- Hat with bill.... this is WHY!
- Sunblock and bug spray (as needed)
- 1 Gallon of hydration and a sack lunch (30 minute lunch)
1 Day Intro to the Red Dot:
9am-6:00pm (arrive 8:30am)
$175 per person 1 day course per person
$145 per person 1 day course (for alumni)
Please arrive 8:30am
Inclement Weather: If the weather or driving conditions pose a threat to our students or our coaches then we will postpone class. If not, the class will go forth as scheduled rain or shine.
Cancellation Policy: If The Complete Combatant does not meet the required number of students within 7 days prior to class or we have to cancel for any reason then a FULL refund will be given to you or you may opt to attend a future class.
If you have to cancel for any reason up to 30 days prior to class then a FULL refund will be given to you. Anything UNDER 30 days then NO REFUND will be given but you are invited to attend another class that The Complete Combatant offers within 6 months of the original class date. Please make note: if you have cancelled class twice then you will not be allowed to reschedule class a third time while "riding on" the original payment. You are most welcome on our range but you would need to register again at the regular class fee.
EXCEPTION TO THE RULE ABOVE: If we have a SOLD OUT class, I will stop marketing and close down registration for that specific class since it is full. If you cancel anytime AFTER I have done this (no matter the "timeline") then you will NOT receive a refund because I have closed down all avenues of marketing. You are most welcome on our range but you would need to register again at the regular class fee.
You will register/pay for courses online through the SCHEDULE page. Keep the receipt, payment is your first confirmation. Your second and official confirmation from me will arrive via email about a week prior to class (check your SPAM). Please arrive to class 30 minutes early to complete waivers and registration.
The Complete Combatant follows Col. Jeff Cooper's Rules of Gun Safety