Author: HeloMaster

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Not too long ago, in the Walmart parking lot at Speedway and Kolb in Tucson, three gang bangers attempted a carjacking.  This being Arizona, not Massachusetts or California, the owner of the car shot the one who threatened him with …

Vehicle Gunfighting, 21 Nov 2020 Read More »

When I was growing up in the 1960s and ’70s, women were mostly part of the scenery in movies and TV shows.  During a violent confrontation, her job was to stand behind the hero and scream.  Men were expected to …

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This class is offered by our partners at Warlizard Tactical.  The instructors, Joel and Michael G, are former Army, and currently NAEMT certified Tactical Emergency Casualty Care providers. The Level 1 Lifesaver (L1LS) course uses the military MARCH algorithm to …

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Home invasions became popular in the 1990s.  Now even spree killers are targeting people in their homes; witness the Nova Scotia killer’s arson and shooting rampage. This course is NOT just about Active Shooters.  We will give you unarmed skills …

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In this era of hijacked protests turned into riots, the old-fashioned “riot gun” is making a comeback.  Many people still use shotguns for the bunkering down phase of home defense.  But as the carbine has gained popularity, corporate knowledge of …

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Phase I Defensive Pistol (DP1A) is the first half of our celebrated introduction to FIGHTING WITH HANDGUNS. This class is for intermediate to advanced shooters. YOU WILL NEED AT LEAST ONE PARTNER YOU CAN SPAR WITH.  Your training partner(s) should …

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A homeless panhandler’s average annual income is $500,000.00. Not including welfare, disability, handouts from kind people, or “stimulus” checks. Does that mean you should never slip the guy with the cardboard sign a few bucks?  Of course it doesn’t.  Whether …

The Lie: How Much Ammo Do You Need? Read More »

One way to speed up your response to threatening situations is to reduce doubt.  A great way to do that is to know, beforehand, exactly what the law says about what you can and cannot do. “Everything seemed to be …

May / Can / Should: Lawful Use of Force Read More »

As with real estate, location is an important part of your personal protection journey.  If you can train within commuting distance of home, you’ll vastly cut the travel and lodging expenses that are otherwise necessary in the pursuit of quality …

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We all knew there would be yet another run on ammunition.  I just figured it wouldn’t happen until the weeks leading up to the election. Firearms dealers have seen more panic buying since the Clinton administration than the 19th century …

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During a killing spree in Dallas, Texas, on July 7, 2016, an officer took cover behind a large pillar.  Taking fire from a suspect who ran at him, the officer ducked back behind his cover, which was very effective at …

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Do you need a Concealed Carry Permit?  Is it a good idea to have one? Arizona is a “constitutional carry” state.  You may carry a firearm on your person or in your car without any concealed weapons (“CCW”) permit.  An …

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The AR series carbine has twice as many manipulations to master as your average pistol, yet most of us spend far more of our time training with our handguns.  Pistols are more likely to be our constant companions, but carbines …

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This course is offered by our training partners at Warlizard Tactical.  It’s a great way to get more experience and trigger time, and work on your fundamentals, without breaking the bank for tuition. But it won’t ONLY be the fundamentals. …

Pistol Fundamentals Clinics, 24 Oct & 14 Nov 2020 Read More »

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There are 3 things you need to do with threats in the dark: 1)  Locate potential threats 2)  Identify whether or not something IS a threat 3)  If so, you need to hit it. Many of us get “night” sights …

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THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF CROWD VIOLENCE American news reporters in Japan covering the aftermath of the disastrous March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami were astounded that there was hardly any looting following the complete breakdown of law enforcement services–even …

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This is NOT an “Intro to Pistol” class.  Instead of teaching you how to shoot, we will teach you how to FIGHT with a pistol you already know how to shoot. During summer months in Arizona, we break this course …

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This class is being presented remotely.  We will show you ways you can practice these skills with your family at home.  We have also added blocks on Home Invasion prevention and survival, as well as domestic violence. Contact us to …

Violence Avoidance and Survival (VAS) via Teleconference Read More »

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“An elegant weapon, of a more civilized age.” Join us for a clinic on revolver tips and tricks. Revolvers have put plenty of bad guys in the ground.  The wheel gun is still quite capable–IF you are trained to use …

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Dynamics of Movement in Interpersonal Confrontation A class for intermediate level defensive shooters Ever wonder why law enforcement officers have a 99% hit rate during qualifications, but only a 20% hit rate in violent confrontations?  There are many reasons, but …

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A student wrote to me after a class, asking about some phrases she had heard elsewhere:  “stand your ground” and “castle doctrine.”  Here are some of the things I explained to her. STAND YOUR GROUND The phrase “stand your ground” is often bandied about …

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“I did my homework, and got off my wallet, to get a gun that never, ever jams.  So why do we have to practice stoppage reduction till we can do it blindfolded?” The following is taken from an after action …

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If you are a former Heloderm student, or one of George’s, Greg’s, or Larry’s students from before Heloderm, please feel free to give us feedback, good or bad, here. We strive for continual process improvement, and will consider any constructive …

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