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Weapon Ground Defense and Disarming


Weapon Ground Defense and Disarming


Note: This stand alone class has now been moved into part of our Ground Essentials Program under Ground Defense Control Tactics 02.

Today’s officers carry a wide variety of equipment and weapons while on duty. They carry handguns, some carry backup handguns, and many carry oleoresin capsium (OC) as well as some type of baton, handcuffs, and possibly Tasers. It is advantageous for an officer to remain on his or her feet and stay mobile while using this equipment to aid in evading, intercepting and redirecting attacks from an assailant.

An officer who ends up on the ground should attempt to get up. If the attacker is on his feet, there must be distance created between the officer and the subject before the officer can get up.

This system, which incorporates ground fighting and weapon retention, teaches officers how to secure their weapon in the holster and use their hips, legs and hands to gain a position of advantage and regain a standing position. Once this system is mastered, even a smaller-statured officer can use superior leverage and body mechanics to effectively regain the advantage on a larger, unskilled opponent.

Equipment needed: Casual or athletic clothing, footwear, holster, training weapon and belt.

If you do not have your own training weapon, contact us in advance.

Materials provided: Online Text.

No real or live weapons allowed in the training environment.

8-Hour Instructors Course
Prerequisite: Core Essentials OR Approval of NLETC with comparable training.

* Note: Core Essentials is recommended as it has instructor development aspects to it as well as fundamental 'core' techniques, stances and other aspects that are within every single NLETC course.  For course cohesion, understanding things such as power stance, force efficiency and other concepts which are taught in Core Essentials allows us to decrease instructor certification times within other courses. Should instructors wish to not take Core Essentials and take other elective courses such as Handgun Long Gun Retention and Disarming, the course may need to be longer than the standard 8-hour course. A Training Board Member will need to handle these on a case by case basis.

If you do not have a training weapon that fits your duty belt, contact us prior to training to see what possible arrangements may be necessary.  We can recommend vendors for training equipment or we may need to loan you a training gun and holster for completion of the course.

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