This week we finalized some details to bring in a guest instructor up to Canada for a 3 day shooting and lecture event early next year. The instructor is 2010 Law Enforcement Trainer of the Year Dave Spaulding who heads up his own training company; Handgun Combatives.
Dave is a long time serving law enforcement veteran who’s been on the firearms training scene for many years. He has been involved with firearms and Use of Force training for law enforcement for many years as well as deployment on SWAT, drug units and other high-risk assignments bringing him intimate knowledge of armed conflict.
Now retired from policing he has taken up training as a full time career. Dave has taught all over the U.S. from coast to coast and is widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities of the defensive handgun. He is the author of 2 highly acclaimed books: Handgun Combatives and Defensive Living as well as having produced several high quality, popular training videos. Dave is not only a phenomenal instructor and shooter but is also a graduate of almost every well known and well recognized shooting school in the US. He is extremely humble and considers himself a life-long student of the gun bringing a refreshing perspective to firearms training in an environment where sometimes egos can run rampant.
The 3 day event will begin with 2 days of shooting at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. The course being offered by Dave is “Situational Pistol” described from Dave’s site “Hangun Combatives” : “The handgun is a reactive/reflexive weapon, one that will need to be adapted to the individual situation one may face. There is no way any instructor can train the student for every situation they may face but being able to adapt quickly to the rapidly unfolding situation is the key to winning in combat. This course is designed to help the student adapt their essential skills to rapidly unfolding situations. Skills such as explosive goal-oriented movement, use of cover, unconventional positions and dynamic manipulation are just some of the topics covered. Adaptation to the rapidly changing environment is the key to victory! ” Day 3 will be a lecture on Developing the Combative Mindset: a course designed to introduce the student to the most important aspect of conflict preparation. Without the will the skill to fight is worthless. While no course can implant awareness and willingness in any individual, the class will help the student prepare their brain to fight instead of freeze.
This is Dave’s first foray into Canada and we hope to make the event memorable for all who can find the time to attend this unique and exciting training experience! Silvercore prides itself on being Canada’s premier shooting academy and as such we want to provide not only our own expert, professional and quality training to our students but also bring guest instructors in who have the knowledge, skill and experience to give our students the best possible training and information available to the firearms market.