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    THE HANDGUN COMBATIVES TRAINING...
    Handgun Combatives Training Program
    Instruction in the Combative use of the Handgun
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    WE TEACH THE COMBATIVE APPLICATION OF THE HANDGUN
    In uncertain times it is wise to become self sufficient.
    After all, no one will look after your best interests,
    and the best interests of those you love, better than you!
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    WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY
    Few Firearms are as easy
    to carry and conceal than the Handgun and we
    teach you to fight with it in the real world.

We are Handgun Combatives

During a moment in time when 4th generation warfare is the norm for all citizens, it makes sense to go armed. While any number of weapons are superior in power and accuracy to the handgun, no other gun is as easy to carry and have with you at all times. This is why Handgun Combatives concentrates on the handgun in its training courses…it is the weapon you are likely to have with you at all times. The first rule of gunfighting is to have a gun and the handgun is the one you are most likely to have when danger presents itself.

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Our Objective

To prepare you for the most dangerous moments of your life!

Combative

To make you ready and willing to fight with the Handgun.

Adaptation

The individual who prevails in armed conflict is the one who can most quickly adapt to the rapidly unfolding situation before them.

Prevail

Survival is not enough, it's about prevailing...going home unharmed everyday.

We must all be active participants in our own rescue!!

- Dave Spaulding, 2010 Law Officer Trainer of the Year -

Meet Dave Spaulding

Dave Spaulding was awarded the 2010 Law Officer Trainer of the Year award at the “The International Law Enforcement Education and Training Association (ILEETA). He has 36 years of Law Enforcement & Federal Security experience. Dave was a founding member of his Agency’s SWAT Team, and he spent 12 years as its training officer.

  • Graduate of multiple shooting schools

    Dave is a graduate of most of the major shooting schools including the highly-acclaimed CRUCIBLE, Thunder Ranch, Gunsite, Mid-South Institute of Self-Defense Shooting, Smith & Wesson Academy, SIG-Arms Academy, Chapman Academy, Heckler and Koch International Training Division, Tactical Defense Institute, CQB Services of Liverpool, England, Berretta Training Academy, FBI SWAT School, Lethal Force Institute, Defense Training International, Gryphon Group, Direct Action Resource Center, Blackwater, and more!

  • Leading Authority on Firearms Training

    By training instructors from across the globe, he is recognized and respected worldwide as a leading authority in realistic combat handgun training.Dave has taught at such prestigious international training conferences such as the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET), The International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) and the International Law Enforcement Education , Training Association (ILEETA), The Ohio Tactical Officers (OTOA) and the Michigan Tactical Officers Association(MTOA) . Dave was also the host of the 2004 IALEFI International Training Conference which drew students from 17 countries.

  • Author, Writer, and Consultant

    The author of two highly acclaimed books, HANDGUN COMBATIVES, and DEFENSIVE LIVING; and over 1,200 articles for COMBAT HANDGUNS, GUNS AND WEAPONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, PETERSEN'S , SWAT, POLICE, AMERICAN COP, LAW & ORDER, TACTICAL RESPONSE, LAW OFFICER MAGAZINE, GUNS AND AMMO and more. Dave has been an industry consultant to such companies as Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Don Hume Leathergoods, Alessi Holsters, Ghost, Inc., Ameriglo Sights, Law Enforcement Targets, Spyderco Knives, Templar Custom Arms, Fenix Lights and many others.

  • Former Law Officer

    Dave spent five years as a full time use of force instructor, and another five years as the commander of a multi-jurisdictional drug task force, working major narcotics cases from Seattle to Miami. During his years in SWAT and the drug task force, Dave performed hundreds of high-risk, forced entries into the lair of heavily armed felons. Working all aspects of law enforcement, including: corrections, communications, patrol, homicide detective, burglary investigations, evidence collection, and a long-term, high-risk, deep- undercover operation; Dave honorably retired at the rank of Lieutenant.

50

States

12

Courses

600

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2

Days

Upcoming Classes

Please Click a Month to see Available Dates

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Kent, OH
June 13-14
Enhanced Combative Pistol
Bob Meszaros
sales@templarcustomarms.com
$400
Course Full
Harwinton, CT
June 27-28
Combative Pistol
Jack Silvia:
hrgjack@yahoo.com
$400
Loundonville, OH
July 10-11
Combative Pistol
Nick Rukavin
TBA
Course Full
Brainerd, MN
July 14-15
Enhanced Combative Pistol
Patrol Tactical
http://patroltactical.com/training/spaulding.html
$450
Course Full
Holland, MI
Aug 1-2
Combative Pistol
Dan McNulty
mcnultydj@yahoo.com
$400
Course Full
Fremont, OH
August 8
BFA Basic Pistol
Clint Lake
clake@buckeyefirearmsfoundation.org
Contact Clint For Tuition
Fremont, OH
August 9
BFA Basic Pistol
Clint Lake
clake@buckeyefirearmsfoundation.org
Contact Clint For Tuition
Tipp City, OH
August 15-16
Interactive Pistol
bmartin@3gtactical.com
bmartin@3gtactical.com
$400,
Contact bmartin@3gtactical.com
Sandusky, OH
August 29-30
Combative Pistol
Dennis Schreiner
dwschreiner@gmail.com
Contact Dennis for Tuition and Signup
Dayton, OH
Sept 12-13
Combative Pistol
Handgun Combatives
handguncombatives@gmail.com
$400
Kent, OH
Sept 19-20
Critical Space Pistol
Bob Meszaros
sales@templarcustomarms.com
$400
Contact Bob to Sign Up
TBA
Sept 26-27
Private Course
N/A
N/A
N/A
Philadelphia, PA
Oct 3-4
Combative Pistol
Daniel Gormont
dangormont@yahoo.com
$400
Dayton, OH
Oct 10
Close Quarter Pistol
Handgun Combatives
handguncombatives@gmail.com
$200
Course Full
Kansas City, MO
Oct 17-18
Combative Pistol
Scott Francis
scott@covertdynamics.com
$400
Atlantic City, NJ
Oct 22-23
Enhanced Combative Pistol
NJ MILITARY/LE ONLY
Dave Daniels
daniels_dave@mail.aclink.org
$400
Atlantic City, NJ
Oct 24
Essential Pistol
Dave Daniels
daniels_dave@mail.aclink.org
$200
Richmond, VA
Oct 31 - Nov 1
Enhanced Combative Pistol
Mike Leach
mike@ontargetvirginia.com
$400
Course Full!
Columbia, SC
Nov 7-8
Advanced Combative Pistol
Panteo Productions
info@panteaoproductions.com
Contact Panteo for cost and to register.
Linden, CA
Nov 14-15
Combative Pistol
Mike Baryla
Ds2015@tracyrifleandpistol.com
$400
West Palm Beach, FL
Nov 21-22
Combative Pistol
Richard Smith
Richard@FTAguns.com
$475
No Classes Scheduled
Miami, FL
Feb 6-7
Advanced Combative Pistol
Private Course
Tucson, AZ
Feb 19-20
Combative Pistol
Diamondback Shooting Sports
training@dbackshootingsports.com
$440 Includes Range Fees
Contact Diamondback to Register
Jasper, GA
Mar 19-20
Advanced Combative Pistol
Private Course
Columbia, SC
April 2-3
Adaptive Combative Pistol
Panteo Producctions
info@panteaoproductions.com
Contact Panteo to Register
Brainerd, MN
May 18-19
Critical Space Pistol
Dave Timm of Learning Firearms
dave@learningfirearms.com
Cost TBA
Contact Dave to Register
Miamisburg, OH
May 21
Essential Pistol
Handgun Combatives
handguncombatives@gmail.com
$225
Contact HC to Register
Litchfield, NH
June 11-12
Combative Pistol
Bob Boilard
bboilard@saftd.org
$425
Ashtabula, OH
June 18-19
Combative Pistol
Will Parkomaki
wparkomaki@cityofashtabula.com
$425
Contact Will to Register
Sandusky, OH
July 9-10
Course TBA
Dennis Schreiner
dwschreiner@gmail.com
TBA
More Info Coming Soon!
Kent, OH
July 16-17
Adaptive Combat Pistol
Bob Meszaros
sales@templarcustomarms.com
$425
More Info Coming Soon!
Galeton, PA
July 30-31
Advanced Combative Pistol
$425
Private Course
Dayton, OH
Aug 6-7
Essential Carbine Employment
with Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts
$425
More Info Coming Soon!
Holland, MI
Aug 20-22
Vehicle Combatives
Dan McNulty
mcnultydj@yahoo.com
$425
Contact Dan to Register
Miamisburg, OH
Sept 10-11
Advanced Combative Pistol
Handgun Combatives
handguncombatives@gmail.com
$425
More Info Coming Soon!
Brainerd, MN
Sept 28-29
Vehicle Combatives
Dave Timm of Learning Firearms
dave@learningfirearms.com
$425
Contact Dave to Register
Brimley, MI (UP)
Oct 8
Essential Pistol
Steve Charles
gunner@jamadots.com
$300
Contact Steve to Register
Dayton, OH
Oct 15
Combative Shotgun with Mike Boyle
Handgun Combatives
handguncombatives@gmail.com
$225
Contact HC to Register
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Dave's Rant

Blog Posts, Rants, and Ravings from the DAVE SPAULDING

Drills and Targets

View common drills Dave uses during his classes and download some of Dave's favorite targets.

The Triangle Drill

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The 2 x 2 x 2 Drill

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The 10 x 20 x 30 Drill

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15 to the Third

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Time In Drills

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15 x 15

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Targets

3 x 5 Card Target
10 x 20 x 30 Target
Chest Cavity Target
Triangle Targets

Courses

Here at Handgun Combatives LLC we focus on the handgun only, primarily the semi-automatic pistol(as 9 out of 10 people now choose the pistol) however the revolver may be used in any of our courses and we certainly welcome them. Our emphasis is on needed skill sets so the student can select the level or type of instruction that best meets their individual need(s). NOTE: The round count listed with each course is the minimum recommended. More is always better and is certainly encouraged!!

Please Hover or Click on Below Pictures to see course information!

Click Here to visit the Handgun Combatives YouTube Channel

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Contact Us

E-Mail:
HandgunCombatives@gmail.com

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