Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Shooting Course Bargain

A friend of ours and instrumental plaintiff in the McDonald v Chicago lawsuit, Colleen Lawson is offering our readers a specially priced shooting course:
  • As a certified Mag range instructor, I hereby offer Massad Ayoob's Mag-20 range course next weekend, to any interested LEO, at a full $100 less than normal, and if they'd like to qualify with their back-ups in addition to their duty weapons, that will be okay too. The entire class will be set aside for LEO exclusively that weekend.

    I know next weekend won't work for all, but I hope the dates of Sept 1-2 will work for some - it's a 20 hour course and there are NO other 20 hour weekends available till next year -- I checked. It will be held at Article II in Lombard, which I've chosen since it's the only indoor range suited to the Mag-20. In a conversation with a couple of officers this morning regarding the Empire State shooting today, I decided to shuffle previously scheduled classes and offer the weekend to any interested CPD.

    What is the Mag-20? The MAG-20 Range Course was formerly known as the StressFire Course of Massad Ayoob’s Lethal Force Institute. After interviewing hundreds of officers who had survived gunfights, Ayoob drew on their experiences, combined with his own decades long research, and created a powerful combat handgun system, initially known as the StressFire shooting method. Ayoob's research showed that in life threatening situations, human beings experience profound physical and psychological pressures causing deterioration of fine motor skills, and altering perceptions of time and other sensory inputs. Combining proven shooting techniques with principles from various martial arts styles, StressFire is a system that not only works under the enormous stress of violent encounters but actually feeds off it.

    In short, Massad Ayoob's MAG-20 Range Course is an eye-opening, two day program designed to bring out the officer's maximum potential for shooting a handgun under stress and to achieve the optimum blend of speed and accuracy while maintaining the highest control possible in concert with what's been learned through a focused study of combat psychology and physiology.

    Students will learn drawing from concealment, two-handed shooting stances, one-handed shooting with either hand, shooting from positions that work from behind cover, speed reloading and more with overall emphasis on fast, accurate shot placement. Training includes completion of a police-style qualification and entails an expenditure of approximately 500 rounds during training. While the qualifying student's comes away with a frame-worthy certificate, his body comes away with actions and reactions honed to life-saving response.

    For those officers requesting it, I'm fine with a payment plan, rather than turn down any officer who'd like learn to be that much safer while sharpening his or her skills.

    I'll be updating my website overnight to reflect the class changes, but interested individuals can just call to register, as my firearm skills beat my WordPress skills by a mile!

    The number is 773-234-5053, but I'll attach a business card to this email as well. Hope this strikes you as a good way of saying thanks: the mag-20 is the best I have, out of a roster of 9 classes from greenest beginner to well-seasoned shot.

    Stay safe, SCC

    ~ Colleen Lawson
Give her a call. Any course that lets you put 500 rounds through your gun is something worth looking at. And at a discount?



Anonymous Anonymous said...


Gun grabbing

8/28/2012 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

~ Colleen Lawson

Colleen Lawson, if you're reading this, THANK YOU!

Not just for the discount on the training, but for your fight for law abiding citizens to own a handgun (and hopefully carry one!)

A Chicago Cop.

8/28/2012 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Miss Lawson. Nice of you to offer the course and you picked a great location. Been to Article II myself several times. Nice showroom and a 25+ booth range. Lots of room on the tactical range also. Course sounds like fun while sharpening skills. Thanks again.

8/28/2012 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Lou said...

I know Colleen. She is a class act.

8/28/2012 05:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much is it?

8/28/2012 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if you took this class, you still have to practice. You must still train on a regular basis. One class don't turn you into super gunslinger.

8/28/2012 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a citizen who took this class, any money spent is well worth it. Not only do you get amazing training you cannot receive anywhere else; but if/&/when you need to use deadly force, there are benefits in court to having your instructor be Massad Ayoob. Also, bring Rolling Rock for afterwards. He'll love you.

8/28/2012 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much is it?

8/28/2012 07:54:00 AM

how much is your life worth to you?

and those who love you?

8/28/2012 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Colleen Lawson said...

Hello, Scc'ers:

You do realize it should be me thanking you, here, right? Lol - I do thank you, your response has been nothing short of amazing, and if I haven't gotten back to everyone yet, please know that I will today asap.

I've added a FAQ at http://lawsonhandgun.com/leo-only/faq-for-leo-mag-20-range/ to the SCC/LEO tab at http://lawsonhandgun.com/leo-only/ on the website that includes all the details as well as some additional stuff.

The "additional stuff" are things I added yesterday in response to all you taught me in your calls and emails yesterday. I'm not sure I can adequately convey how **immensely grateful** to you I am for how you shared your needs, requests and concerns with me. It was a serious eye-opener and I pledge to do whatever I can to help out.

For now, those additions are ammo discounts, dry fire equipment discounts, and the framework of a class for training gaps.

PLUS -- plus, plus plus! An anonymous, non-leo donor has contributed $400 toward tuition for you guys! See how much we sincerely appreciate you?

Click above to read about it in the faq, so I don't consume too much comment space here.

And thank you again, for our conversations yesterday. I learned so much from you.

~ Colleen

8/29/2012 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Colleen Lawson said...

Two last things -- First, Anonymous #6 is absolutely correct concerning practice. Hence the dry practice equipment discount and the intensity of the course itself.

And second, only Massad himself teaches the classroom portion of the course to which Anonymous #7 refers. His next class is September 8-9 in Wisconsin. I'll add info for it on the site today.

Thank you.

8/29/2012 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Just Mag-20?

Oh well, better that just going to the indoor range and plinking (not that there is anything wrong with that!)

8/29/2012 09:45:00 PM  

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