Active Shooter Response - Drills with Armed & Unarmed scenarios
From 5:30 PM until 9:30PM
At Cape Gun Works
96 Airport Rd Hyannis MA 02601
Responding to a Spree Killing when Armed
If you carry a gun in the public space, dealing with a Spree Killing event in a crowd with any number of family members in tow is one of the worst case scenarios you could possibly imagine dealing with. While these resources are not replacement for firearms training, skill development practice and good scenario evolutions, they may help you prepare for that moment that no one can completely rule out.
During an active shooter incident, you may need to move against a fleeing crowd in order to reach a family member on the other side. After some discussion of what not to do, a drill is run that shows one way to push through a crowd.
The priority of life protocol for the armed civilian is monolithic. The only concern should be self-defense. Included in that is the defense of your significant others in your immediate vicinity. While law enforcement is sometimes tasked with going on the offense – moving toward the threat – the armed civilian should (in most cases) be moving out of harm’s way and using deadly force only when necessary for personal defense. This task may prove difficult in public because panicked crowds tend to exhibit “herd” behavior.
Unlike armed professionals, most citizens do not have the opportunity for formal Active Shooter Training. We'll discuss the importance of having a plan before getting caught in an event, the importance of medical equipment and knowledge and the potential need to improvise defensive tools. We will also touch on some of the non-gun gear that you might want to think about having with you to deal with getting caught in a public spree killing and the tenets of the School Attacker Response paradigm.
Preparing our Children to Fight Back during Events at Schools
This is a very sensitive topic, of course, but we at PDN feel it is incredibly important to teach our kids to do more than just Hide & Hope while waiting for armed professionals to come save them in the event of an attack at their schools. We discuss and may show videos that are appropriate for both children and parents looking for alternatives to the traditional Lockdown Responses.
Course Fee: $50 per person or $100 per family
Call 508-771-3600 to register