Instructor: Kelly Venden Bio
Business: Criterion Tactical, LLC
Dates: 2014 Oct 18-19 (2-day)
Pelham Fish & Game Club, Pelham, NH
Nashua Holiday Inn
Class Description

Criterion Tactical presents an intermediate level tactical pistol, shotgun, and carbine class hosted by NEShooters, LLC. This 2 day – 3 gun course will take the participant through individual fundamentals to tactical applications for numerous scenarios. The participant needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon systems familiarity, and foundational marksmanship skills.
Course Length: 16+ hours
Equipment List:
  • Shotgun with sling
  • Carbine (Mandatory Sling-either single or 2-point, 3 magazines minimum)
  • Pistol, 3 magazines minimum
  • Magazine Pouches (Belt or Vest Mounted)
  • Tactical Handheld Flashlight (rear mounted button)
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Hydration system (recommended)
  • Hat with a brim
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Earmuffs (electronic strongly recommended) and earplugs
  • 3-5 each Shotgun, Pistol & Carbine Dummy rounds
Round Count:
  • 100 #7 Bird Shot
  • 25 Buckshot
  • 5 Slugs
  • 400 rounds carbine
  • 400 rounds pistol

Course Overview
This intensive tactical skill development course, features dynamic reality-based live fire drills led by a seasoned veteran instructor with one-on-one assessments and corrective action as needed. Designed to transition the participant from static live fire and basic movement to advanced defensive tactics using the pistol and modern rifle; shooters will be guided through weapons manipulation drills designed to increase comfort level and develop a solid base of skill. Each participant will leave with the knowledge, skills, and ability to survive and prevail in a deadly force encounters.

Day 1: Tactical Shotgun & Pistol (1/2 day each)
· Tactical Mindset/Situational Awareness
· Tactical Kit review
· Shotgun Manipulation Skills
· Pistol Manipulation Skills
· Marksmanship Fundamentals
· Close Quarter Operations
· Static to Dynamic Position Drills
· Dynamic One-Handed Pistol Manipulations

Night Fighting Pistol (Optional)
· Limited Visibility Mindset/Situational Awareness
· Night Fighting Kit review
· Close Quarter Operations
· Static to Dynamic Position Drills
· Dynamic One-Handed Pistol Manipulations

Day 2: Tactical Rifle
· Tactical Rifle and Kit review
· Rifle Manipulation Skills
· Close Quarter Rifle Operations
· Static to Dynamic Position Drills
· Tactical Live Fire Movements
· Bilateral Rifle Manipulations
· Practical Pistol & Rifle Application Drills