Atlantic Tactical Firearms Trainers receive the:

"2015 Best of Salisbury Award"

Salisbury Award Program Honors the Achievement

SALISBURY July 22, 2015 -- Atlantic Tactical Firearms Trainers has been selected for the 2015 Best of Salisbury Award in the Firearms Academy category by the Salisbury Award Program.

Each year, the Salisbury Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Salisbury area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Salisbury Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Salisbury Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Salisbury Award Program

The Salisbury Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Salisbury area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Salisbury Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Salisbury Award Program

Salisbury Award Program

Thank you again for the MD HQL Course!

Mr. Mitchell,

Hands down, today's class was an awesome class. It was well worth the 2 hour drive. You are most definitely a blessing to the community with this one. During these rough economic times and so many changes taking place so fast, it would have cost me $255 to take the class and get the application and background check started. Now I only have to pay $105.

I was trying to soak up every word you said. I didn't want to miss a beat so I can recap all that you were teaching to reference in the future. 

The HQL class was packed full of knowledge and hands on skill set in handling a firearm. The presentation and handouts were well designed and easily understood. Your staff was also very supportive and knowledgeable. I gotta say thank you again and I will be back for more classes.

Take care and see you soon.

U. Martin

My group was very impressed!

Just wanted to say thanks to RS and his team for the excellent instruction they provided for my group recently. The instruction was clear and factual without any political shading or drifting off subject. Several in my group expressed to me how much they appreciated the professional demeanor and having this level of instruction right here in Salisbury. Every one of them enjoyed the class! Thanks!!!

Ed Torbert

What an extensive review, thanks!

Took a tactical carbine and pistol class through Atlantic Tactical Firearms Training two weeks ago, hosted by Kenpo333 (on MD Shooters). If interested, ask about special classes, groups, and locations. Some of this training can be conducted at your location, given adequate facilities.

The first day of the two-day class began in Kenpo's classroom facility and focused on safety, history and care of the military carbine platform. Art and Mike, a couple of recently retired NJ SWAT LEOs (also ex-Mil) conducted the class. I was thoroughly impressed with both the material and their polished presentations, with just the right amount of humor to keep it fun. Even experienced shooters will learn new stuff, and the safety training/reviews were imperative IMO, as many of the actual live-fire/malfunction drills were extensively coordinated, complex, and/or intense.

After lunch, we drove to the range to complete the first day of class. Safety was reemphasized, emergency procedures were discussed, and responsibilities in the event of emergencies were agreed to, right down to the level of communication with emergency personnel. Once shooting started (with verifying zeros), it was pretty much non-stop shooting until we were wrapped up the first day in the early evening. Much emphasis was placed on operating the carbine from a fighting stance, malfunctions and associated drills, compact tactical movement, scanning techniques, round/target allocation against multiple targets, trigger control, and decision-making for rapid target acquisition. Much of my previous training was received during the era preceding the urban warfare scenarios our military faces these days, so many of the techniques taught were somewhat new to me. I was happy to learn this stuff, and who better to teach it than a couple of SWAT guys, whose techniques are the foundation for our military operators in urban environments?

Day two began with a safety review, more instruction on movement while firing, and drills integrating our sidearms as backup in the event of carbine malfunctions. Since malfunctions were architected into the scenarios, malfunctions were inevitable. Most potential firing positions were employed, but tailorable to any physical limitations a particular shooter might have. During breaks, there were Q&A opportunities and applied instruction/advice on operating within our own homes, given the various factors such as floor-plans, home construction and location, family members, proximity to neighbors, etc. All of these techniques were especially applicable for me, since I'm on a farm and there's no risk to neighbors during any home-defense scenarios. One surprise (for me anyway), was when the instructors broke out the timers and ran us through NJ LE carbine qualification drills. Not sure, but I think we all met or exceeded the NJ LEO standards. This Carbine class is normally a 1-month course, but compressed into 2 days for us. Pretty cool ... and a testament to the value of this training and these instructors. Heck, one of the students (Sammy) had never fired a rifle before. He learned fast, did extremely well, and was pretty darn skilled toward the end of the class.

Emphasis on the carbine as a primary home defense weapon may seem foreign, even impractical to some. But after taking this two-day course my eyes were opened ... and the prospect of knife-fighting in close quarters with a carbine as my primary is not only feasible, but given reinforcement through repetition and practice, will probably become my preferred method. I highly recommend this class to MSD members - well worth the price - all but the most experienced entry operators will learn new stuff - and all will have a blast.

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin


MSI Sustaining, SAF Defenders Club, NRA, MD Designated Collector, Utah CFP, USCCA, JPFO

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