Special Events & Guest Instructor Courses

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DTI - Defensive Handgun with John Farnam  - September 13th - 15th 2019

Lecture on Friday evening is 7:00pm-9:30pm
Saturday Range Class is 9:00am-5:00pm, with a low-light exercise 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday Range Class is 9:00am-5:00pm
Class Tuition $725.00 (online registration) $750.00 (Cash or Check) + $75.00 Range fee payable to Boondocks FTA the day of the classType your paragraph here.

GoRuck Event

December 14 & 15 2019

$275.00 - $825.00

  • Active Shooter Intervention - Learn the fundamentals of safely operating a semi-automatic pistol along with basic counter-terror strategies that will better equip you to react to active shooter situations. (all skill levels)
  • Night Fire
  • Counter-Ambush Response (Advanced pistol) - All scenarios revolve around shooting from inside, outside or around vehicles including driver/passenger reaction drills, fighting from inside /outside the vehicle, and countering street-side threats (carjacking).


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Dave Spaulding's 
Advanced Covert Pistol + Night Shoot
(2 Days, 600 Rounds + Night Shoot)

October 12-13, 2019 - $500.00

This “stand alone” course is a good choice for the person who has just received their CPL/CCW permit and wants to take their preparedness to the next level or the person who carries a gun regularly (armed citizen/off-duty cop) concealed and needs to enhance their personal security skills. That said, it is NOT A BASIC CCW COURSE! In many states, the basic CCW certification course is about safety while this course is about FIGHTING with a pistol. The course covers equipment selection, concealment locations, proper weapon selection, lifestyle commitments, wound ballistics, combative mindset, garment removal techniques and “running” a combative handgun. The live fire segment covers the essentials of combative pistolcraft, the combative pistol draw, movement, seated shooting and other related techniques. The course is designed to make you rethink your covert strategies.

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Tom Givens
Master Firearms Instructor Development

May 29-31, 2020 - $675.00


This is an intensive full three-day course (24 hours total) that teaches candidates:

  • Modern adult learning theory
  • Preparation, delivery, and documentation of training
  • Development of training aids, including power points and others
  • Coaching methodologies, diagnosing and correcting shooters’ errors
  • Modern, effective gun-handling techniques, designed to work under stress
  • Proper handling/operation of a variety of handgun types
  • Effective, efficient combat marksmanship technique

Brian Hill is owner and head instructor of The Complete Combatant and Fusion Fitness and Mixed Martial Arts in Marietta, GA. 

The DTI Defensive Handgun Course is designed to prepare the responsible, adult gun owner to handle, maintain, safely store, and use their firearm safely, responsibly, correctly, and effectively, so that they are able to successfully handle nearly any personal protection situation. The course will consist of classroom lecture/demonstration and live-fire exercises on the range.
Classroom instruction includes:

  • Situation Awareness
  • Threat Evaluation
  • The Force Continuum
  • Courtroom Savvy
  • The Physio/Psychological Aspects of Lethal Encounters

Live-fire exercises on the range include:

  • Threat evaluation
  • Risk identification and reduction
  • Lethal threat containment and management
  • Precision shooting
  • Discretionary shooting
  • Low-light shooting (with and without a flashlight)
  • Cover and movement
  • Performing under stress

Tactical training is conducted in a realistic manner, stressing correct use of cover, movement, challenges, and other important individual tactics. In addition, students will practice close and extremely close encounters and weapon control. This two day course is usually offered on a weekend with a low light shooting session at the end of the first day

Dave Spaulding's 
Kinetic Combat Pistol
(2 Days, 800 Rounds)

February 29-March 1, 2020

($450.00 + $50.00 Range Fee)
This course is for the shooter who has a solid base of essential skills but now must learn how to use them in the pandemonium of armed conflict. It will focus on “movement with purpose” as history has shown combatants seldom stand still when under fire. Movement is more than just short lateral steps as many demonstrate, it is moving explosively and dynamically, planting quickly and shooting accurately to stop the threat. Lateral, diagonal, forward and rearward movement will be demonstrated and drilled. Disengagement and movement in an around innocent people, who are there by happenstance alone, will be emphasized. Strong emphasis will also be placed on being able to stop quickly, shoot accurately and instantly move again. This is a physical course of instruction, but one that will help you PREVAIL in a pistol fight.

The Complete Combatant's 
Pistol Essentials & Beyond 
(2 Days, 1000 Rounds)

October 26-27, 2019 - $405.00 

(+ $60.00 Range Fee payable the day of the class)
The ability to present your firearm and make accurate hits sooner is the focus for the first day of class.  The fundamentals of grip, trigger, sights, and follow through will be explored in a series diagnostic drills focused around the process of drawing the firearm efficiently. Pistol Essentials is an introduction to modern coaching methodology, application and structure of deliberate practice, and the use of diagnostic fundamentals.  Day 2 will BUILD upon the lessons learned on Day 1!  This class will help students advance their skills to be more prepared for any eventuality.