Practical Firearms Training
Practical Firearms Training, led by Pat Goodale and his cadre of professional instructors, offers realistic and challenging firearms courses for shooters at all levels of experience and skill.
Training programs are structured to provide the skills, knowledge, and confidence required to safely own and effectively use firearms.
All courses combine elements of lecture and theory with practical exercises for an innovative and valuable learning experience.
Defensive Handgun Courses
From contact distance to a hundred yards, from static positions to using vehicles and cover, PFT's Defensive Handgun courses provide the skills, gun handling, and tactics/mindset necessary for success in handgun engagements.
We have five levels of handgun training which provide an outstanding value for shooters of all experience levels.
10-30 Hours, 500-1200 rounds, depending on the facilities and course length offered
This course addresses the effective use of the Tactical or Police rifle/carbine, and the emphasis is on quick, accurate shooting at close to intermediate ranges. This course covers the fundamentals of safety, manipulation, rifle theory, marksmanship, zeroing, firing positions, and field shooting. It then progresses into more specialized and advanced techniques applicable to this type of rifle. Included are carry techniques, tactical / ready positions, shooting on the move, alternative shooting positions, use of cover, multiple shots / multiple targets, and tactical simulations. Rifles, such as the AR-15, Mini-14, AK Series, SKS, M-1 Carbine, etc. are ideal. Note: this course is also offered in one to three day formats, depending on the available facilities.
Summit Point, West Virginia
BSR is the premier training specialist in diverse disciplines such as anti-terrorism driving, accident avoidance training, driver proficiency and firearms weapons training. BSR’s training is located at Summit Point Training Center on part of a 755-acre complex in the Shenandoah Valley, 71 driving miles from downtown Washington, DC. The fully functioning Summit Point Training Center integrates three high-speed paved road circuits, one low-speed circuit, two unimproved road circuit, one off-road training arena, seven firing ranges, three skid pads, twenty classrooms, four administration and support buildings, and numerous other buildings. Our integrated training facilities are equipped with a complete fleet of unique vehicles, training venues, classrooms, and office/administration space. Our training courses are based on groundbreaking studies of auto-related terrorism incidents, feedback and intelligence from client alumni from around the world, and the expertise of our highly skilled and experienced training team. Former and current clients who have relied upon BSR’s programs, facilities, and expertise include the U.S. Military, local and state law enforcement agencies, numerous federal agencies including the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service, and the Governments of over 40 foreign countries. BSR’s long history of providing driver and security training to the U.S. Government and other organizations speaks for itself. It demonstrates our success in providing training that enhances our students’ ability to recognize and react to emergency and life threatening situations including terrorist and criminal threats.
BSR weapons training has a simple philosophy; Gun fighting through mindset, marksmanship and tactics. As a warrior we fight to win and there is no such thing as a fair fight. At BSR we train to exceed all of the required TTP’s (Tactics, Techniques and Procedures). We do it in a way that is practical, realistic and applicable in its simplest form. All actions are conducted with intent and ergonomics, no wasted effort, energy or action. We accomplish this through realistic instruction emphasizing the application of basic principles executed perfectly using step-by-step progression focusing on an individual’s knowledge, skill and ability. We explain and demonstrate our methods so that you will be able to emulate them with great proficiency.