2020 Nationwide Training Giveaway will be open March 1st, 2020
2020 GLOCK Pistol Donation Letter (PDL) Giveaway will be open March 1st, 2020
Day 1 Saturday, October 17th, 2020 9:00am-6:00pm
Day 2 Sunday, October 18th, 2020 9:00am-6:00pm
Location is at our private range in Dahlonega, GA
9:00am-6:00pm Day 2 Sunday, May 16th, 2019 For FIREARMS INSTRUCTORS and EXPERIENCED STUDENTS ONLY (experienced shooters = embraces the 4 lifestyle safety rules, has taken a professional live fire class and is familiar with expectations on the line) .
BOTH Saturday and Sunday of The Mingle is held in Dahlonega. You can grab a hotel in Dahlonega, Cumming, Alpharetta, Johns Creek or anywhere in that area and still be under 45 minutes away! Here is a list of Hotels/Lodging in Dahlonega, GA that are only about 15 minutes from the range. Feel free to research other options and book your (refundable) hotel IMMEDIATELY as this little mountain town is very popular!
Projected Day 2 schedule (will change as needed to accommodate):
8:30am Ladies arrive. Admin duties....
9:00am Review safety brief and medical plan. MUST be present
9:15am To the range to get your GEAR set up
9:45am Claude Werner and Ronnie Dodd
12:00pm 1 hour LUNCH
1:00pm Brian Hill of The Complete Combatant
3:15pm 15 minute BREAK
3:30pm Shelley Hill & Brian Hill: Image Based Decisional Drills, 5x5 Challenge and Standards!
5:30pm Pack up firearms and range clean up
5:45pm Closing statements, HK GIVEAWAY, pass out Certificates of Participation and SWAG Bags!
There are only 50 spots available on Saturday and 28 spots available on Sunday so we use the "first come first serve" system. We WILL have a waiting list so please make note that last minute NON-EMERGENCY cancellations will be frowned upon and any NO SHOWS will not be invited back.
REGISTRATION for The Mingle 2020 will be OPEN Jan. 2020.
Sunday Gear List:
Day 2 is sponsored by HK USA!!! That means Day 2 PERKS PERKS PERKS!
THANK YOU to Gabe New over at KSG Armory for donating a GIFT CERTIFICATE to the HK Pistol winner so you caqn get a custom holster for your new gat! HEEEE! Gabe also donated 14 outside the waist paddle holsters to use during TCC classes. We chose this style holster because it is the easiest to put on and take off.
THANK YOU to our featured target sponsor......TargetBarn!! Last year they donated DOOR PRIZES but this year they donated all the targets for Day 1 and Day 2 on the range! WINNING!
Special THANK YOU to Chris North! He is our photographer/videographer for the 3rd year in a row. Chris competes in GADPA, he trains with professional instructors, he is a fan of practice and works very hard to be a marksman in competition and self defense. THANK YOU Chris for volunteering your time. Also a big thank you to Brian Garrett! Brian has volunteered to
help Chris this year.
Very special THANK YOU to our Instructors and Day 2 volunteers:
Brian Hill Gedde Wilson Elaine Cook
Ronnie Dodd Claude Werner Howard Marbury
The Complete Combatant follows Jeff Cooper's Rules of Gun Safety
9:45am RANGE 1: GUEST INSTRUCTORS are Claude Werner The Tactical Professor and Ronnie Dodd of Dodd & Associates Training & Rogers Shooting School
Using Drawstroke to Teach Decision-Making (A Train the Trainer experience):
Decision-making is perhaps the most under-represented aspect of defensive firearms training today. While Force-on-Force training is available, it is typically structured in a RUN-RUN-RUN fashion instead of the CRAWL-WALK-RUN structure throgerst provides the most effective Adult Education process. This class will use physical skill training of proper drawstroke as the method to introduce shooters to the fundamental skill of appropriate decision-making. Attendees will combine a proper drawstroke and an appropriate force/no force decision in a format that develops both physical and mental skills simultaneously. Firearms instructors will leave the class with an introductory format they can use to teach their own clients not only how to manipulate a firearm but also how to make good decisions. This is the perfect INTRO to Image Based Decisional Drills Certified Instructor Program.
Holster work required and 50 rounds.
1:00pm RANGE 1: Brian Hill of The Complete Combatant
Shooting at the Speed of Sight:
What dictates how fast you can shoot with acceptable accuracy? Size, distance and relative risk (missing) affect the available area of the target, but your ability to see sights will dictate the pace of your shooting. This block of instruction will focus on the 3 types of sight pictures, and how they relate to the 3 trigger speeds. We will shoot targets at different distances, sizes and partials, learning how to treat each with the proper respect, and efficiency. Particular emphasis on being able to shot sooner, with accuracy, in addition being able to perform under pressure. No matter your present level of skill, you will benefit from these fundamental concepts.
Holster work required and 200 rounds.
3:30pm RANGE 1: Shelley Hill of The Complete Combatant
Image Based Decisional Drills:
People carry a lot of gear but gear does not solve the problem….you do. There are very few range exercises for the private citizen that focuses on making lethal (live fire), less than lethal and non lethal decisions quickly. Our Image Based Decisional Drills are intended to fill the much needed gap in learning how to make decisions using images to provoke a response, decide which TOOL to use and then ACT on that decision. From the time that a bad guy chooses you, you will have a very limited amount of time to make a decision. THEY choose HOW and WHEN. Your actions need to be quick and decisive. With our Image Based Decisional Drills you get to…Make a decision. Choose your “action”. See the results and then think about the pros and cons of the decision you made in a safe environment.
Image Based Decisional Drills has it's own website! You can buy an Image Based Decisional Drills KIT or NO KIT, Expansion Packs and MORE! Also check out how to become a IBDD Certified Instructor.
"Holster start" with 50 rounds.
3:30pm RANGE 3: Brian Hill
"Mixed Six" by Brian Hill:
The Mingle's "standards/qualification" will change each year. This course of fire will NOT be announced prior to GO TIME! We encourage you to take a photo of your qualification/standards target for your records and to continue your journey of high accuracy standards for yourself, your peers and your students. This course of fire will be printed and given to you at the end of Day 2.
BONUS!! There will be a little SURPRISE waiting for you!!!
Holster work required with 50 rounds
"The Mingle Challenge Cards" RANGE 1: Shelley Hill
End of the day 5x5 Challenge