I str8 up stole the idea of Alumni ONLY courses from my friend and mentor Shawn Claussen of Dynamic Shooting Systems, so I can't claim the idea as mine. If you ask him where he got it, I'm certain he'll give credit where credit is due as well. In regards to these, I was going to do these as open enrollment and decided to bounce the idea off the LHGK alum and we are now back to alum only....read on if your interest is peaked.
In it's most simplest terms, Alumni ONLY Monthly Skills Nights are short, finely focused monthly classes that are designed to polish up LHGK alumni on a variety of fronts. Who can attend these, what they cover, when, where and why they will take place is covered slightly more in depth below.
Who: Alumni is pretty clear, but let me elaborate just a bit. If you've jumped in an LHGK Carbine class, you can attend Alum ONLY Carbine classes. Oh, you've been to an LHGK Pistol class, guess what...you can attend Alum ONLY Pistol classes. Been to both...yeah, you've got it, you can jump in BOTH! Now, if you attended a Med class, but not a Pistol class, you are limited to Med classes...I'm not saying you aren't capable of attending a Pistol class, it's just that we could cover material that you aren't familiar with and it could be less than beneficial to your and your skill set to do so. With that all that said, there will be a few classes that will be open to ALL alumni.
What: These are "specialty" classes, meaning more finely focused on a specific topic, such as strong hand only reloads while standing on your head on Tuesdays. These "specialty" classes will be a way for us to polish up a specific skill set, dive deep into said topic if you will. To give you an example of what's coming down the pipe, February's class is Disassembly / Reassembly and Maintenance of the AR platform...we are going to break this thing down, clean it up, generously douse it in lube, then throw it back together...and REPEAT! To paint a clear-er-est picture I can, think Forest Gump, Basic Training, Rifle Reassembly scene with less yelling, MAYBE! March's class is all about Pistol Presentations and we are going to climb in and out of Presentation from the Holster while standing, sitting, kneeling, laying, floating, ETC. The following months will be similar, just good ole gun range fun focused on polishing up our "game".
When: These will be once a month, every month, weekday, evenings...unless noted otherwise.
Where: Location will rotate based on the content, season, weather and phase of the moon.
Why: Skill Polishing to the highest degree is the goal...always!
Hope this helps to highlight the basics of the "program". If you have questions, reach out. Oh yeah, I've also built an LHGK Alumni ONLY "bookface" page, so if you play that game called social media, let me know and I'll get you on the VIP list if I haven't done so already.
You guys stay safe out there, keep your head on a swivel!
V/r - Rob
We successfully and safely wrapped up 2017, to say it was a good year would be an understatement and would do it little, to no justice!
The year contained several big things for the LHGK "crew" to include a dream come true move, my retirement from the military, a new and exciting job change with my FD, more classes taught than I had hoped for, and lastly, a total of 5 courses hosted with the likes of Dr. William Aprill of Aprill Risk Consulting, Craig Douglas for his LE ONLY and Open Enrollment version of ECQC, Larry "LAV" Vickers of Aztec Training Services for his Carbine Operator Course, and then we topped it off by an ass kicking with Lane from Bastion Black Performance and his Handgun Combatives!
So, what is in store for 2018 for LHGK...
...More classes from me personally to include several 1 Day Courses, the addition of a "Dynamic" versions of my Pistol, Carbine and Basic Trauma Management Courses, and a new "Monthly Skills Night" that will be short, quick hitter type courses to expose everyone to some new material and knock the dust off some things we've seen before.
...Who is LHGK bringing in you ask!
I hope that your upcoming year is filled with all that you hope for and then some, get out there and get after it...make it happen!
Stay safe out there and let me know if I can help you in any way!
Chat with you soon - R