As many of you know, I run Massad Ayoob Group, LLC, offering training in firearms and defensive deadly force around the country. http://massadayoobgroup.com . We do a (very!) sporadic newsletter for graduates.
For the first time, I’m duplicating the newest of those newsletters here. It also gives me a good excuse to push for a benefit class I’m doing for some wonderful gun people a little north of Indianapolis. It’s a good opportunity to get some “gun stuff” in without freezing your butt off on an outdoor range in Indiana in February.
Let me know what you think.
NEW YEAR MAG SCHEDULE STARTS WITH BENEFIT CLASS
Hey, gang Mas here, to say thanks to all who made 2016 such a great year for Massad Ayoob Group.
We have a full year planned, with a very few classes that aren’t yet on the 2017 schedule at http://massadayoobgroup.com. You’d think range rentals could be locked in more than a year ahead of time, but such is not always the case. Stay tuned to the website for more…
I’d like to call your attention to one class that is near and dear to my heart. We’re doing a MAG-20 Armed Citizens Rules of Engagement Class on February 11-12, 2017 in Rochester, Indiana. Bad news: frigid weather. Good news: that particular course is all classroom, in a nice, warm, modern sportsmen’s club we’ve rented for the occasion. This will be a BENEFIT CLASS for Sand Burr Gun Ranch. Sand Burr was founded by my old friend Denny Reichard, who has been a full instructor for me under LFI and today for MAG since 1986. He is perhaps the pre-eminent gunsmith today for “street-tuning” Smith & Wesson revolvers of all sizes and calibers. Retired after 36 distinguished years as a full-time street cop, he and his family own Sand Burr Gun Ranch.
Several weeks ago, a very sophisticated rip-off team managed to break in and steal $40,000 plus worth of handguns from the Sand Burr gun shop. They have not been recovered at this time, though the investigation continues. This is a very hard hit for a small family business which could not afford exorbitant insurance rates.
So…ALL proceeds from this class will go to Sand Burr, including my usual teaching fees. If you’ve been thinking about taking one of these classes or sending someone else, this is a chance to kill two birds with one stone: Get the class (two ten-hour days that may run into eleven-hour days) for standard price, AND to do a good turn for a good family of gun owners and protectors, thus showing solidarity with Gun People. Win-win. For info contact Ashley or Denny at Sand Burr Gun Ranch, sandburrgunranch.com.
(Why is this particular class likely to run overtime? Because we expect to have the winners and survivors of as many as five or more gunfights there to tell their stories and answer your questions in person.)
First quarter 2017 classes include the same MAG-20 in Virginia, Arizona, and Alabama and a MAG-40 in Florida. We go full time teaching around the country in April. In first quarter, we had to leave space open for some upcoming trials, and also for some events we hope to see you at:
- Annual conference of International Association of Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers, St. Louis. I will once again have the honor of chairing the 4-hour Panel of Experts on Deadly Force and Firearms Training.
- Annual Rangemaster Tactical Conference sponsored by Tom Givens, Little Rock. Marty Hayes and I will co-teach a class on how to best serve as an expert witness in shooting cases.
- SHOT Show, Las Vegas
- Glock (GSSF) matches in Alabama, Florida, and Nevada – if you’re going and would like to shoot on the same squad with me and Gail and some other MAG folks, let me know.
Wishing you all a great 2017,