Jun
29
Sat
2019
Gunfighter Training Pistol Phase 2 @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gunfighter Training Pistol Phase 2 @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center

The Gunfighter Pistol Phase 2 training provided in this session will build on the prior skillsets of the Gunfighter Pistol class. In addition, the class will focus on recoil management, trigger skills, visual skills, tactical/speed reloads, malfunctions, and positional shooting.

The training will include live-fire range drills.

(Successful completion of Gunfighter Pistol Phase 1 is required)

Jul
13
Sat
2019
PISTOL MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING 101 – How To Hit What You Aim At! @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
PISTOL MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING 101 - How To Hit What You Aim At! @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center

PISTOL MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING 101 – How To Hit What You Aim At!

PMT-101 accuracy class is specifically geared toward the handgun owner who is familiar with the operation of their firearm and can safely operate it but they want to develop better fundamental marksmanship skills. In other words, they want to be able to hit what they aim at! It is a slow paced, low pressure skill building class that is suitable for men and women, beginner to advanced level shooters.

The beginning of the class starts with going over basic information and safety in a comfortable, class room environment. Then, the range time will focus on doing correct repetitions of the proper stance, grip, sight alignment, trigger press and the magical skill of “shot calling“. The repetitions will be done with dry firing and with firing live rounds. You will be taught dry firing drills that you can go home and do in the convenience of your home to continue to refine your shooting abilities. You will begin shooting at 3 yards in the morning to learn the basics. We will slowly and gradually work our way out to further distances and at the end of the day, we will all be battling it out at the 100 yard line to see who can ring the steel and see who the class champ is! That person just might win a cool, class champion prize!

Jul
20
Sat
2019
Jason Kelly Armed Self-Defense Tactics @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jason Kelly Armed Self-Defense Tactics @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center

The Armed Self-Defense Tactics course is taught by Jason Kelly, a multi-faceted Defensive Combatives Instructor with 25 years of training and 14 years of experience training and supporting law enforcement agencies, elite military units, and world class athletes including champion UFC fighters, and as a coach at the 2005 and 2006 Pan American Wrestling Championships.

Program is designed to teach combative skills in a weapons based environment (introduction of gun or knife). The material in the course teaches students high level, yet basic and easy to learn concepts, principles, theory and techniques. The course starts from ground zero, building the students in a step by step process, then as new or enhanced skills are developed students are put in scenarios to test application of new material in dynamic environments. These environments are based on common scenarios that catch people off guard in violent situations.

Fighting and shooting are rarely done at the same time in trainings, yet in reality they are happening at the same time. They say “life and death is in the gaps”, this course fills those gaps.

Enabling Objectives:

  • Understand and demonstrate qualities of good stance and position in adverse situations.
  • Learn high level close quarter controlling techniques
  • Acquire clear and unobstructed draw stroke of pistol and blade in close quarter scenario
  • Combine combative skills with weapon manipulation and integration.
  • Mindset and methodology

These skills are tested by time and in force on force scenarios.

We can duplicate situations and scenarios others have previously encountered, but not the future. Therefore, this course is designed to help students think and not just memorize moves.

Women’s Unarmed Defense @ Government Training Institute
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Women's Unarmed Defense @ Government Training Institute

The Women’s Unarmed Defense training session will focus on unarmed self-defense tactics that are proven to be effective in the real-world by individuals who are responsible for teaching the techniques to professionals who encounter violence daily. Our techniques focus on skeletal manipulation, attacking anatomically defenseless points on the body, and pressure and nerve motor points. Because the system is based off of gross motor movements the blocks and strikes are simple and powerful. As the member’s skills progress, they will be provided training against multiple attackers and defense against edged weapons and firearms from those who have experienced these threats in the real-world.

Jul
26
Fri
2019
Vudoo Rimfire Series Match @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center
Jul 26 – Jul 27 all-day
Vudoo Rimfire Series Match @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center

Welcome to the first ever rimfire match at GTI! This is a .22LR only match that is part of the official Vudoo Rimfire Series. This event will feature an urban + high angle venue. Each course of fire will be very practical in nature, and therefore will require the basic use of field skills. Be ready to test your ability to shoot accurately, problem solve and adapt to a wide range of practical scenarios, all while having fun!

Expect anywhere from 12-14 unique stages of fire. This is not meant to be a “tough man” match, but will inherently require a decent amount of walking and climbing. Shooters must be able to carry all of their gear on person. There are no general equipment restrictions, but individual stages will limit gear to be used. Lunch will be provided thanks to BEST Targets! Please start to hydrate well before the start of this match; it will be hot.

Parts of the range will be open Friday evening to confirm zero and gather data. Zero targets will be available Saturday before the start of the match.

Lodging at GTI is available for $50. In order to reserve a lodge, you must call GTI directly at 803-259-1935.

Aug
17
Sat
2019
Gunfighter Training Pistol Phase 1 @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gunfighter Training Pistol Phase 1 @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center

Gunfighter Pistol Phase 1 training session will provide the shooter with the necessary skills to be proficient in the successful operation of a pistol. Instruction will include marksmanship mechanics, draw, weapon presentation, sight orientation, and trigger skills.

The training will include live-fire range drills.

Aug
18
Sun
2019
Gunfighter Training Pistol Phase 2 @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gunfighter Training Pistol Phase 2 @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center

The Gunfighter Pistol Phase 2 training provided in this session will build on the prior skillsets of the Gunfighter Pistol class. In addition, the class will focus on recoil management, trigger skills, visual skills, tactical/speed reloads, malfunctions, and positional shooting.

The training will include live-fire range drills.

(Successful completion of Gunfighter Pistol Phase 1 is required)

Aug
31
Sat
2019
Gunfighter Training Carbine Phase 1 @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gunfighter Training Carbine Phase 1 @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center

The Gunfighter Carbine Training Phase 1 course will provide the shooter with the necessary skills to be proficient in the successful operation of a carbine rifle. Instruction will include marksmanship mechanics, draw, weapon presentation, sight orientation, and trigger skills.

The training will include live-fire range drills.

Sep
1
Sun
2019
Gunfighter Training Carbine Phase 2 @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gunfighter Training Carbine Phase 2 @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center

The Gunfighter Carbine Training Phase 2 course will build on the prior skillsets of the Gunfighter Carbine class. In addition, the class will focus on recoil management, trigger skills, visual skills, tactical/speed reloads, malfunctions, and positional shooting.

The training will include live-fire range drills.

(Successful completion of Gunfighter Carbine Phase 1 is required)

Sep
14
Sat
2019
Precision Rifle @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Precision Rifle @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center

The Precision Rifle class covers topics needed effectively shoot mid to long ranges. The class will cover equipment, ballistics, range estimation, environmental conditions, and angular units of measure. If you are looking to make ethical shots on game at extended ranges, or just enjoy shooting targets at long range this class will cover all the information necessary.

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Guardian Team Match Preparation Course @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center
Sep 21 @ 7:00 am – Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
Guardian Team Match Preparation Course @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center
The Guardian Team Match Preparation Course is NOT a typical precision rifle course. Topics such as fundamentals, rifle setup, ballistics, data gathering, wind reading, etc will not be part of this curriculum and shooters will be expected to have a basic understanding of them prior to attending this course.
This course is designed to teach individuals how to effectively work as a team during field style sniper competitions.
Topics will include but are not limited to:
  • Gear Setup & Considerations
  • Team Communication
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Shooter Spotter Dialogue
  • Introduction and Practical Application of Field Skills
  • Organization & Planning
  • Time Management
  • Nutrition & Physical Conditioning
Day 1:
60% Classroom
20% Field Skills Application
20% Range Time
Day 2: (Optional)
Mock Team Sniper Stages (with critiques and demonstrations)
**Students are encouraged to signup with a partner but is not required.
Lodging is available at GTI for $50 per night. You must call GTI at 803-259-1935 in order to book. If you prefer a hotel, the cities of Barnwell and Aiken have plenty to choose from.
Sep
28
Sat
2019
2 Day Tactical Carbine Shooting Course @ Government Training Institute
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm
2 Day Tactical Carbine Shooting Course @ Government Training Institute

This course provides an intermediate level of instruction to LE and exceptional Americans who already have a solid foundation in the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship. This class focuses on increasing the shooters carbine gunfighting skillsets. Shooters will participate in a variety of evolutions including individual and team movement while shooting, utilization of various forms of cover. In addition, Tactical and emergency reloads, malfunctions and kit placement.

Day 1: Safety Brief and intro, Clearing and loading procedures, Diagnostic Assessment, Review of the fundamentals of Rifle Marksmanship, Weapon Zero and equipment configuration, Ready positions/Controlled Pairs, Alternate positions, Reloads, Malfunctions, 90/180 turns, Forward Movement, Lateral Movement, Multiple targets/next sight picture, Strong side/support side shooting and After Action Review

Day 2: Cold Competition Shoot, Barricades, Movement to cover (Individual and Team), Vehicle Dynamics (inside and out), Get off the X drills, Scenario Training (steel, barricades, vehicles), Low light discussion and prep, Low Light Shooting (static and dynamic), After Action Review (social question and answer period).

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Defensive Vehicle Tactics @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Defensive Vehicle Tactics @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center

The Defensive Vehicle Tactics class has been developed to address some of the issues and tactics associated with firing a weapon from a vehicle for self-defense. The class discusses some of the unique concerns such as shooting from a restricted space and shooting through glass. Also covered are tactics to maximize one’s safety if involved in a life or death confrontation by using a vehicle for protection. This will cover shooting techniques over, under, and around vehicles.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Gunfighter Training Pistol Phase 1 @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gunfighter Training Pistol Phase 1 @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center

Gunfighter Pistol Phase 1 training session will provide the shooter with the necessary skills to be proficient in the successful operation of a pistol. Instruction will include marksmanship mechanics, draw, weapon presentation, sight orientation, and trigger skills.

The training will include live-fire range drills.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Gunfighter Training Pistol Phase 2 @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gunfighter Training Pistol Phase 2 @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center

The Gunfighter Pistol Training Phase 2 course will build on the prior skill-sets of the Gunfighter Pistol Phase 1 class. In addition, the class will focus on recoil management, trigger skills, visual skills, tactical/speed reloads, malfunctions, and positional shooting.

The training will include live-fire range drills.

(Successful completion of Gunfighter Pistol Phase 1 is required)

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Gunfighter Training Carbine Phase 1 @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gunfighter Training Carbine Phase 1 @ Government Training Institute - Joint Operations Center

The Gunfighter Carbine Training Phase 1 course will provide the shooter with the necessary skills to be proficient in the successful operation of a carbine rifle. Instruction will include marksmanship mechanics, draw, weapon presentation, sight orientation, and trigger skills.

The training will include live-fire range drills.