AAR - Falcon Security Group - Tactical Carbine 12/18
The weather forecasted Southern Cal's worst storm of the season. However we all received an email from Falcon, saying rain or shine we're training! This commitment to training and their students is what makes Falcon's training classes top notch in my book.
The day started with a detailed safety brief and a quick introduction from the instructors and students. Majority of the students were LEO or security contractors. A few of the civilians in attendance were experienced and had formal carbine training prior.
The live fire started with a quick BZO. Thankfully just a few folks needed minor adjustments, which the Falcon instructors remidied quickly. We immediately transitioned to DEA targets at 7 yds and began doing live fire drills which tested our competency with our optics and managing height over bore. Once eveyone was on board we quickly topped off mags, and moved to silhouettes for BSA drills, turning drills, and pistol transitions.
During lunch we were instructed on malfunction drills. Falcon has THE BEST malfunction training that I've seen. The second half the day we worked on shooting at multiple tangos, team communication, covering fire, and shooting on the move. The day ended with a barricade shooting and finally a friendly "shoot off". All of us were having so much fun, that we wanted to continue to shoot though the night, but the range had to close.
I want to mention that a couple students had critical malfunctions to their carbines rendering them useless. Falcon instructors quickly supplied these students with their personal carbines to complete the day. Again....thats what I call commitment!
What's taught at a one day Tactical carbine course with Falcon is normally a 2 day course with the "Other Guys". You get a lot of personal instruction and safety is always monumental!
I look forward to Falcon Security Group's 2011 schedule. I have been told new classes will be added to the depth of their training schedule.