This is the last BLOG in my 4 Part series. I am crossing my fingers that you now know all about “The Mingle” but just in case….here is a refresher!
“The Mingle” is a weekend event held in North Metro Atlanta in May of each year. With the help of sponsors we lend a hand in helping women in the firearms industry gain knowledge through continuing education and meet MORE ladies in the biz. What a fantastic opportunity to be able to “pick the brains” of the ones that paved the path before us and meet ladies who offer NEW ideas. The Complete Combatant offers a place for women to meet “like-minded” ladies and build relationships to support business, networking to expand contacts and to explore our own personal growth in business, tactics, self-defense, marksmanship, professions & MORE! These special ladies are all patriots that will influence, support, and fight for self-defense rights.
WOW WOW WOW! Where do I begin with telling you about our Guest Speaker on Saturday and our Guest Instructors on Sunday? I am pretty darn sure that I am waisting my time writing this BLOG because my guess is that EVERYONE reading this last BLOG knows who our guests are! I am the Indispensable Organizational Wizard so I will leave no stone unturned and no BLOG series unfinished!
On Saturday, May 18th, 2019: Day 1 of “The Mingle” is all about “That Weems Guy“! Chief Deputy Lee Weems of First Person Safety will be presenting a “mini version” of his USE OF FORCE” seminar from 12:15pm-1:15pm.
Lee Weems is the owner and operator of First Person Safety. He has been a Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) certified peace officer since 1999 having been sworn at the local, state, and federal levels and has served as a patrolman, field training officer, detective, supervisor, and currently as Chief Deputy. He served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI), and he teaches college classes in political science and criminal justice. Lee has many other notable firearms training and accomplishments so I invite you to visit his website for full details on his extensive training and instructing background.
On Sunday, May 19th, 2019: Day 2 of “The Mingle” is about about live fire training at our private range in Dahlonega! We are so very happy to have Brian Hill of The Complete Combatant, Lynn Givens of Rangemaster and Claude Werner aka The Tactical Professor each teaching 2 hour blocks on the subject of THEIR choosing.
Brian Hill is the owner and operator of The Complete Combatant and Fusion Fitness and Mixed Martial Arts. He is a Rangemaster Certified Instructor and has trained in Pistol, Rifle and Precision Rifle for many years as an instructor and a student. Brian has been invited to present a 4 hour block/live fire session of his “Practice and Refinement for the Armed Citizen” at Rangemaster’s Tac Con 2019. Brian has many other notable firearms training and accomplishments so I invite you to visit Brian’s bio for full details on his extensive training and instructing background.
10am-12pm Developing the Concealed Draw: Being able to present the pistol in personal protection is the crucial skill for the armed citizen. Developing a repeatable, efficient, and accurate draw stroke will be the focus of this block of instruction. How distance and target size change the arc of readiness during a self defense encounter. A holster will be required in class as a portion of this block will be dry practice and the rest will be drawing from the holster.
UPDATE: the beautiful Lynn Givens is unable to attend due to medical restrictions from her doctor…limited travel at this time. YOU WILL BE MISSED AND WE WISH YOU GOOD HEALTH! Lynn Givens is co-owner and an Instructor of Rangemaster. Lynn started out as what we call a “motivated student.” Earlier in her life she was stalked and threatened by a mentally ill person who made a number of credible death threats against Lynn and others, including her son. She began taking self-defense shooting courses and was immediately hooked. Within seven months she became a Tennessee State Certified Instructor, going on to attend several hundred hours of training over the next few years. Lynn has many notable firearms training and accomplishments so I invite you to visit her website for full details on her extensive training and instructing background.
12:45pm-2:45pm Triggers & Timing: The objective will be to learn how to use proper timing, as part of trigger control, in order to get good, solid hits in a timely manner. Only hits to a fairly small portion of the human torso will reliably result in rapid incapacitation. This fact, coupled with the fact that stress will increase the size of your shot group, means that we need to learn to hit a fairly small area without the luxury of extended time frames. To accomplish this, we will work on several drills designed to help you find the balance between hurrying up and getting good hits, which is mostly a matter of proper trigger manipulation. A holster will be required to secure the pistol during the class but in order to concentrate on triggers and timing, all firing will be done from The Ready.
Claude Werner aka The Tactical Professor‘s background combines extensive work in the military, self defense training, and white collar financial services communities. The eclectic experience base gives him a view of self defense equipment and techniques that is more attuned to the needs of people with median lifestyles than some segments of the industry. Claude is the Former Chief Instructor at the elite Rogers Shooting School, Certified as an IDPA Master in 4 different categories, and obviously holds many Instructor Certifications in several different areas. Claude has many other notable firearms training and accomplishments so I invite you to visit his website for full details on his extensive training and instructing background.
3:15pm-5:15pm Close Range Precision Marksmanship: The requirement to deliver an accurate shot on a small target at conversational distance occurs regularly in Personal Protection incidents. This class will equip clients with the requisite skills and practice tasks that will allow them to feel confidence in their abilities to perform at the level required for such an incident. A holster will be required to secure the pistol during the class but the class will not require drawing from the holster.
Each year will be a tad different. We may have different speakers, different instructors, and different focuses but one thing that will ALWAYS be in common is NETWORKING and CONTINUING EDUCATION!
Any ladies in the firearms industry want to come? Follow instructions here!
Brian and I are honored to have Lee, Lynn and Claude not only as guests but as dear friends. We are truly blessed.
See Part 1: The Mingle 2019, Part 2: The Nationwide Training Giveaway and Part 3: About Our Sponsors.