Old School Survival Bootcamp 2021

Old School Survival Bootcamp

Welcome to Vinton County!  We're so glad you're here!

On Guard Defense has a weekend full of activities to compliment the incredible line-up taking place just a few minutes from us at the fairgrounds.  Old School Survival Bootcamp ticket holders receive a 20% discount when registering for the course offerings below:

Friday, May 14 

9:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. Situational Awareness - $10

Practicing strong situational awareness is your best defense for avoiding a potentially dangerous incident before you're in the thick of it. Join us for this 2-hour seminar as USCCA Training Counselor Judi Phelps teaches strategies, tips & tricks to help keep you & your loved ones safe.

2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Basic Pistol - $50

Introduction to understanding firearms, universal safety rules, how to manipulate a semi-automatic pistol (clear the chamber of cartridges / strip the magazine and confirm the gun is empty; loading / unloading magazines; charging the firearm, etc.), shooting fundamentals including stance, grip, sight alignment / sight picture, trigger control, breath control & follow through, and an introduction to live-fire shooting.

Saturday, May 15 

9:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Drawing from a Holster - $125

Don’t let the first time you test your draw skills to be when your life depends on it! This course will take you step-by-step perfecting a safe and effective draw so you can get your shots on target. Must supply your own firearm and holster to participate.

2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Gun Safety for Kids - Adults: $15 / Children: $10

Our range is the perfect place for new shooters of all ages to learn about gun safety, gun handling and experience their first time shooting on a safe outdoor range under the supervision of certified Range Safety Officers. Instruction and supervision by industry-certified trainers; gun rental & ammunition provided, along with eye and hearing protection.

6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Shot in the Dark! (Low Light / No Light - Pistol) - $75

Over 80% of crimes occur in low light environments. Learn the additional safety considerations if it happens to you. You’ll learn the visual impact of darkness, lateral movements, tactical flashlight holds, using barriers, cover, and concealment to your advantage and one-handed shooting.

Sunday, May 16 

9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Demystifying the AR-15 - $45

Whether you’re new to modern sporting rifles (MSR) or have years of experience, this class will get you up-to-speed fast on America’s most popular home defense rifle. We’ll break down the AR-15 to base components; examine AR-15 parts & functions; compare AR-15 to other rifles (similarities & differences); demonstrate & discuss safe gun handling & operation of the AR-15; and, engage in live-fire shooting with the AR-15. Ammo must be provided or purchased separately.

1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Unarmed Self-Defense:  Intro to Krav Maga - $50

Not all unarmed self-defense strategies are created equally. Krav Maga was developed for the Israeli Defense Forces and is a method that combines the most-effective techniques from various martial art forms. We like to say that Krav Maga is heavier on the “martial” and less so on the “arts”. We’ll teach you the best target areas of the body to inflict the most damage in short order, how to strike (using hands, fists, elbows, knees & feet) and how to address many common forms of attack.  This event is for students age 13 and up.  Those under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent / guardian.

Complete the registration form below to secure your spot. 




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