Excellent class, material was well presented and the instructor was knowledgeable and well prepared. He fielded all questions quickly and in an easy to understand manor. Great examples, stories and references to link the material to "real world" applications. Overall very educational and I now feel much more prepared to start the process of becoming a concealed carry citizen.
Class was very well done start to finish. Instructor was very knowledgeable about the material. Even though the majority of the class seemed knowledgeable as well he did a great job teaching to all of the class. He did not rush or skip material and still made it enjoyable for all.
Great Job! I'm not a "Gun Guy" and I am not super familiar with firearms especially handguns. To my benefit your class was informative, interactive and at some points entertaining. I now feel much more confident and prepared. Thank You.
Just got back from the Kansas CCH class that Double Tap put on today. Wife had a great time and learned alot. From a LEO stand point it was great to see what goes into the training and how much info is taught. If anyone has a chance to take one of their classes jump on the chance, one of the best prices around and the instruction was top notch! Thanks Lee, we had alot of fun!,
My wife learned alot and said it was a very easy class to follow along with due to Lee's teaching style. He used great examples and his handouts are excellent! I will be recommending his class to fellow officers, family and friends. Excellent price and fantastic training to those that get in this class.
I would recommend DoubleTap's class to anyone intrested in CCH. I am active duty military, and allthough I am fully familiar with numerous weapons and have carried daily for years at a time in a combat zone, Lee made many things clear about carrying in Kansas as a civilian. I learned alot and understood the well presented materials easily, no complaints from me.
I have reccomended Lee allready to many other soldiers and friends and will continue to do so.
Tactical Pistol 1 & 2:
September 6, 2008 dawned cool and overcast at Corndodger Station, near Frankfort, KS. Though gray skies threatened, the weather turned out almost ideal for training. Double Tap Defensive Club had contracted with Bill Regina for a day-long event in which Bill and his wife Dee would present Tactical Pistol I & II at the “home range” of DTDC. I must apologize, for I didn't have a camera and didn't take very detailed notes. As I recall, we had about 10-12 folks show for the class, which meant lots of trigger time for everyone.
Tac Pistol I was the first session, comprising a variety of exercises meant to test and improve basic shooting skills. For example, there was the dot drill. Deceptively simple, the shooters started almost touching a target, slow firing, trying to keep all the bullets in one hole. As success was achieved, shooters moved back a step at a time, stopping at each new distance to shoot, again trying to keep the shots in a single hole. It's a very basic, very effective drill which forces the shooter to slow down and focus on sights and trigger.
Before the morning was out, the class worked on multiple targets, double-taps, head shots, changing double-tap speed with distance, and drawing quickly. Immediate action drills were also worked: clearing duds (tap-rack-bang!) or double-feeds. We worked fire and movement. But all this was just the beginning.
Lunch was a brownbag under the trees, and a great opportunity to talk with Bill & Dee. They are both knowledgeable and down-to-earth, making our lunchtime conversation both informative and enjoyable. Soon enough, lunch was finished and we were back at it.
The afternoon held the most surprises, and the most challenging and interesting training as we moved into Tac Pistol II. Different shooting postitions were worked, including fighting from the ground. Embarassing and humbling by turns, it was rapidly demonstrated that the larger members of the class (myself included) would function primarily as cover, should we be knocked over in a fight.
Another eye- and ear-opening drill was the serpentine. Three shooters lined up in front of a target, with enough room between each to allow a fourth man to maneuver between them. The fourth man, the shooter, started at the BACK of the stack, moved with gun at sol (compressed low ready), stopping adjacent to each man in the stack to fire PAST him (and anyone in front of him) at the target. After going through the serpentine, I have a renewed and illuminated respect for those who don badge or uniform to go in harm's way. Having people you know and trust firing past you is thoroughly unnerving; it's hard to imagine what it must be like to have someone firing AT one. But I digress.
Bill and Dee really showed their trusting natures when their SUV (and ride home!) was driven on to the range. We worked through three scenarios involving defense from a vehicle. Firing through the passenger's window, driver's window, clearing the seatbelt, moving from the vehicle while engaging targets, clearing around the vehicle.... all challenging and all immensely practical. Several of us are scheming about how to get a car into our IDPA range.
Wrapping up the day, Team Regina offered the class a couple of scenarios involving dynamic entry and clearing of a room. Over lunch, several had raised questions about home-defense scenarios, moving to clear a child's room and similar situations. In response, Bill gave a brief talk on some of the principles of clearing a house, then let us practice entering a room in two-man “stacks”, then clearing the room by sectors. Possibly the most intriguing part of the training, but my take-away here is that I'd want a LOT more training and practice before trying this for real. Take-away two: I really need to get my wife to take this class with me some time.
At the end of the day, we'd each gone through about six hundred rounds each (more than was planned for, leading to a certain amount of begging and horse trading amongst the class.) I started for home more than a little dazed, short-term memory stuffed full of new concepts I can only hope I'll remember satisfactorily.
That information density is a hallmark of Bill's curricula. This was not a course where instructors drill students for hours on a single action to imprint muscle memory. Bill teaches, demonstrates and works the class until everyone demonstrates he “gets it” conceptually and then moves to the next thing. The training becomes an introduction to a larger world, and it's then the student's responsibility to internalize the training into his practice and habits. I like this format; these are the third and fourth classes I've taken from Bill and I've learned something new (or regained something I'd forgotten) in every one.
Bill's teaching style is also very good. No shouting, no attitude and absolutely no BS. Techniques are illustrated by anecdotes from his own LEO experience or of those he's trained. He brings real-world tactics to class in a user-friendly way.
In summary, it was a great day of class. Last week I finally had a chance to get some range time; the technical instruction I'd received showed up as tighter groups on target. The tactical exercises Bill demonstrated have influenced both the scenarios at the DoubleTap IDPA shoots, and opened our eyes to new possibilities in our tactical posture. The training was well worth the time and money; I'm looking forward to the next time we can have Bill and Dee out for a weekend.
“ A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state,
the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” - Second Amendment of the United States Constitution