“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”
― Thomas Jefferson
Suffering from Doom Fatigue? Or maybe you are just at the beginning of prepping for the end? Either way, if you are like me, it is helpful to have a short term goal to work towards. Something to put on the calendar in the future to help motivate me to get my mind, body, and equipment ready, today.
To this end, I present to you the The Third Annual ZH Live Fight Club and Long Gun Training in Las Vegas, Waco, Houston, and Romney! Take your pick of location, class type, dates, and stop making excuses, bitchezzz!!!
You may have already read my ZH article:
hedgeless_horseman's E-Z Internet Guide For The Ignorant And De-Luded ZeroHedge Reader With Too Much Money And Very Little Patience That Wants To Secure a Free State and Become A Rifleman Without Joining the US Military
As with all of my firearms articles, you know that I try to stress the importance of getting good firearms training. But how does one know which are the really good training facilities and trainers? It is difficult, if not impossible, without actually trying them out. Let me help by offering up four of my favorites for your selection.
This first one is for all of you that bitched and moaned the last two years about Marfa being in the middle of fucking nowhere. So, here is your international airport with direct flights from everywhere, limo service, hookers galore, a two day option for the busy and cheap, and a four day option for the not so busy or cheap. You will not find a more luxurious firearms training facility anywhere in the world. These are basic rifle courses suitable for almost anyone, and at great location to get a less-than-enthusiastic spouse on board. Las Vegas, baby!
Front Sight Firearm Training Institute, Las Vegas, NV
Monday, April 29, 2019
2 Day or 4 Day Practical Rifle
$1,000 or $2,000
2 Day Practical Rifle: This exceptional entry-level course provides you with the practical skills of the accomplished rifleman. Upon completion of this course, you will have a fundamental understanding of the practical skills required to use your rifle/carbine effectively from household distances up to 100 yards. These skills include shooting from both standing and supported shooting platforms and the use of cover/concealment.
4 Day Practical Rifle: This challenging 4-day course will help you polish your fundamentals so that you can effectively defend your environment with your chosen rifle/carbine in hand! Regardless of your skill level upon entry into the course, by its completion you`ll have the skills necessary to identify and engage threats appropriate to your weapon system from household distances up to 100 yards away in a timely fashion with first-round center hits! You`ll also be able to use your environment to your advantage with an understanding of supported shooting platforms and cover/concealment.
If you have already mastered your tactical rifle, and then you went a little nuts and blew a bunch of money on a precision rifle, ammunition, and optic, then you probably need to spend just a little bit more money on the person squeezing the trigger. The best instructor and place I know to do exactly this is TJ Pilling and TIGER Valley. We're pretty much guaranteed to have wind, and yes, there will be math. So, if some of you geeky Wall Street quants are looking for a badass mother fucking hobby, then come on out and learn what dope is really all about.
TIGER Valley, Waco, TX
Friday, May 17, 2019
3 Day Precision Rifle
The Level I Precision Rifle Course is designed to enable the precision shooter with a basic understanding of factors involved in precision shooting. What students will gain from this class are sound fundamentals. Targets engaged will be from 50-800 yards. Whether you are an experienced or new shooter, the Level I Precision Rifle course is designed to enable you to perfect your ability to hit long range targets.
If you have read either of my two articles, Preparing for Zombie Apocalypse for less than $1,200 in just one weekend, or A tale of two home invasions, then you know what fans mrs_horseman and I are of the tactical shotgun for home defense. We are also huge fans of Brian Hoffner's Tactical Shotgun class, as well as the man, himself, who was one of the speakers at The First ZH Symposium and Live Fight Club in Marfa, Texas, two years ago. This excellent and affordable class is held at a location outside of Houston that is anything but luxurious. However, if that is what you prefer, then be sure to stay just down the road at Dos Brisas, outside of Chappell Hill, and the only Forbes 5 Star restaurant in Texas. I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. It is fantastic!
Hoffners Training Academy, Houston, TX
Saturday, July 20, 2019
2 Day Tactical Shotgun
Tactical Shotgun 1: Brian is known as one of the best shotgun instructors in the world. The shotgun is the world's most versatile, devastating, and "Kick Butt" weapons ever! With Brian’s system of shotgun you WILL literally become one of the fastest and the best shot-gunners in the world and do it PAINLESSLY. Operate professionally through the “Fight Cycle” with the most powerful and versatile small arms weapon in the world. Don’t miss out, enroll today and endure your spot with shotgun destiny.
It is true that Max Alexander is an asshole. Don't take my word for it. Just ask him, or his very nice associate instructor, First Sergeant. However, it is also true that they operate an excellent tactical training facility in West Virginia. Max has written two non-fiction and two fiction books on the topic that I consider "must reads" for those of us that want to hedge for zero. Unlike most other schools, the MVT training is focused on getting students off of the square range and into, "combat proven, adapted, legitimate light infantry tactics, techniques and procedures." And unlike the other three schools, above, you must get your fatass in shape for this one, as there is a fitness test, but you have nearly six months to do so. Enroll now, as the class is small and will fill up quickly, and then use this date as motivation.
Max Velocity Tactical, Romney, WV
Thursday, August 8, 2019
4 Day HEAT 1
Hostile Environment Advanced Tactics (HEAT 1) is a four day class designed to teach you tactical marksmanship and team tactical skills from individual up to pairs and team level. This includes reaction to hostile threats and maneuver under hostile fire. This class is the basic building block of MVT tactical training.
I am not associated with any of these instructors or locations, apart from my family, friends, and I having been their students. We have not received any payment or services from any of these instructors for this article. They don't even know I am doing this, yet! The plan is simply for interested ZHers to sign up for these classes and get some great training with like minded individuals. And yes, we will also be be drinking good mezcal and singing songs in the evenings, just like the last two ZH Live Fight Clubs.
I will probably have some morale patches made up for any ZHers that make it to class. Maybe William Banzai will help out with the design? There will of course be huge bragging rights for anyone that makes all four classes.
Si vis pacem, para bellum.