Tuesday, February 3, 2009

February Event

There’s a Utah Polite Society Event at Hendricksen Range in Parleys Canyon
east of Salt Lake City (I-80 exit #134) on Saturday, February 7.

Also, Randy Watt is offering four classes at the Swanson Tactical Training
Center in Ogden. These are, Combat Carbine Level I (16 hours, April 9,
10, 11), Glock Gunfighting 101 (8 hours, March 28), Concealed Carry Combat
Level I (16 hours, March 12, 13 14), and his Concealed Firearms Permit
Course (12 hours February 5 & 7). Randy is one of the instructors who
taught the three-day Gunsite class hosted by the Utah Polite Society last
spring, he has a very extensive background in skill at arms, and he is a
very good instructor. Detailed descriptions of his classes are attached,
please take a look at them.

At this month’s Utah Polite Society event, we plan to have four handgun

The first exercise is a skills drill that uses targets placed at 5 and 8
yards, requires you to get off the “X” before engaging targets and then
requires the use of the “zipper” technique in neutralizing each of four

The second exercise is a simulated defensive encounter that takes place on
a Front Runner station platform as the train comes in to the station.
Depending on your personal circumstance, you may or may not have a live
partner participate with you as part of this simulation. Each of the
targets involved in the simulation will be designated by a number, and the
RO will conduct this as an interactive exercise by telling you what
actions the different targets are taking and which, if any, present

The third exercise is another skills drill that uses four targets placed
at 1 to 5 yards and requires all shooting and gun manipulation to be
performed with the support hand only. This exercise combines the use of
various close-range indexing/sighting techniques with support-hand-only

The fourth exercise is another simulated defensive encounter that takes
place in a small restroom. It starts with you seated in the restroom
stall and requires you to address the threats that are presented. As with
the previous simulation, the targets will be numbered and the RO will
conduct the simulation interactively. This simulation is taken from a
real incident that happened to an acquaintance while on vacation in

If there is enough interest, we will hold a three-hour defensive shooting
class concurrent with the event. This class is intended for those new to
defensive shooting and is included in the event fee.

Set up starts at 8:00 a.m.

Registration starts at 8:25 a.m.

New shooter orientation starts at 8:30 a.m.

Handgun shooting exercises start at 9:00 a.m.

Event fee is $12.00.

Please bring the gun, holster, magazine carriers and any other equipment
you use for concealed carry as well as 100 rounds of ammunition. For
range safety reasons we ask that any holsters used in our events allow
drawing your handgun without muzzle sweeping yourself or bystanders. This
typically precludes use of shoulder holsters and many cross-draw holsters.


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