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Course Description

KS CCH - Wamego Facility

The KS CCH training course, as mandated by statute, is to be a minimum of 8 hours. Our day classes start promptly at 08:30 (8:30 am) - unless otherwise noted in schedule - and end around 18:30 -19:00 (7:00 pm).

Our course fee is $100 for members of the general public and $80 for law enforcement, detention, dispatch, fire, ems, and military personnel and their spouses - this is over and above the fees charged by the county and state. The fee is payable to Defense Midwest LLC upon application and for class reservation.

Handguns must be clear / empty of all ammunition when you come to class – they will be checked at the door prior to the start of training. Handguns must be kept in a holster or a case during training. There will be no ammunition allowed in the classroom – please keep it in your vehicle until it is time for the range. Absolutely no unauthorized handling of handguns during the training class. You are not required to qualify with the handgun you intend to carry – however it is a good idea to train with what you carry.

The qualification Course requires 25 rounds and the practice session could take up to 150 rounds. We recommend you come to class with 200 rounds – factory ammunition is required.

Please bring plenty to drink and eat during instruction. Short breaks will be taken to allow for you to have access to additional items. Eating and drinking are allowed during the lecture portions of the training. We will take a short 30-minute break for lunch around noon – you are welcome to bring your lunch or make a quick trip into town to pick something up.

TCCC in High Stress Austere Environments - Wamego Facility

This is a medical course that focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of tourniquets and pressure bandages. It consists of lecture, dry drilling and application techniques, live fire exercises and a final field training exercise to test the concepts. This is a highly applicable course to active outdoor and adventurous people - the life saving skills of stopping the bleeding have significantly decreased morbidity both on the battle field and all across the country in civilian applications. It is my belief that every member of a household should have these basic skills and that it should be taught in all our schools. Round count for this course will be in the 250 range.

Introduction to Conducting Internal Structural Movements - Wamego Facility 

This course begins with a solid foundation of lecture to hammer home the principals of room combat and whys of how it is approached. There is extensive dry drilling and then live fire exercises to illustrate the importance of proper progressions and processor speed (the mind) when clearing rooms. We start with 1-person entries, move to 2-person with and without bringing additional people through the structure, and end with 4-person entries if we have students who work in team environments. Couples are highly encouraged to take this course together and it is equally applicable to the professional who is tasked with CQB. This course culminates with a low light force on target / target discrimination final exercise. This course is a high round count course once the live fire portion starts - it is applicable to handguns or rifles depending on the students primary focus. Expect to shoot 500 - 700 rounds depending on the size of class.

LPVO - Eskridge Facility

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the enhanced capabilities that a low powered variable optics scope with a red dot offers over other systems that are in wide use. This course will cover all the technical aspects of the use of the scope both for shooting, for lighting conditions and for ranging. You will engage targets from up close contact distances out to 500 yards or further. There will be blocks on using cover to the best advantage and on the ambidextrous use of a rifle.

Women's Basic Handgun Skills - Wamego Facility

This course focuses on building the basic manipulation skills and the proper foundations to both enjoy and effectively shoot handguns. We highlight applicable safety with positive manipulations and develop a solid physical platform to manage recoil and to deliver accurate shots. Round count for this class will be limited to 250 or less.

Urban Conflict In and Around Vehicles - Wamego Facility

This is a handgun and a rifle course that focuses on the dynamics that vehicles bring to the daily routine and what advantages and disadvantages they pose in urban conflict. Day 1 will focus on driving the weapons platforms in multiple shooting positions with and without cover. Day 2 will move into the use of those techniques when inside a vehicle and when moving around vehicles. This is a very dynamic course and requires rapid and repeated changing of elevations. It is also a high round count course we usually try to shoot 600 plus rounds total daily with about half from each weapon system.

Advanced Tactical Handgun - Wamego Facility

This is one of Lead Faucet Tactical's development courses. Dan Brokos will cover current POI's and drills regarding the handgun and it's deployment in the tactical environment. This is an outstanding course for anyone with at least a solid background in safety and basic manipulations - it is equally applicable to the advanced LE, Mil or Tactical Officer.

Storm the Gates of Hell Warrior Challenge - Eskridge Facility

This is a combination training event and competition all rolled up into one. 100% of all proceeds go to the designated charity. There will be prizes for the top shots and drawings for door prizes as well as an awards banquet and party following the event. This will be a high round count event be prepared to shoot 650 rounds of rifle and 250 rounds of handgun.

OLD Group SWAT Conference

This is a training / competition event that is open to current or past PTSO SWAT members, current or past SWAT members from neighboring departments and also by invitation. There will be a top shot prize and door prizes at the awards banquet as well as a guest speaker. This event usually requires 300 rounds of rifle and 300 rounds of pistol.

 

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Smoking is banned from the classroom facility and is not allowed on the firing line. Smoking and chewing are allowed in other areas on the training facility.

There is one restroom at the facility. You are allowed to use the restroom facilities at any time, as needed.

Don’t forget medications and other small medical items. We recommend you bring any medication you might need during the day. Remember to wear sun block during the range portions and to be prepared for things like bug bites or other stings.

Our lectures are very informal. If you have any questions regarding the materials please feel free to put your hand up at anytime. Many times, if one person has a question others probably do too. We welcome open discussions regarding the materials.

Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions – we will be on the range in all but dangerous weather. You will need to wear some kind of cap with a bill, and high tight-necked shirts are recommended (to prevent hot brass from falling down inside your shirt). Shoes are required – no sandals or flip-flop type of footwear. You will need to wear wrap around eye protection at all times on the range – if you are using prescription glasses you will need to provide clip on side protection (available at most hardware stores or welding supply stores). You will also need to wear hearing protection at all times on the range – we can provide head set hearing protection to you at no charge.

Some of our courses come with training manuals and some don't - either way you will need a pen and paper for notes and for mandatory paperwork.

Photography is allowed as long as it doesn't interfere with training - photos posted to social media must be cleared with Defense Midwest staff and anyone from the class that might be depicted in the picture. Many of our students have valid operational security reasons to not have their faces on the web.


Directions to the Facilities


Wamego Facility

from wamego travel 5 miles east on hwy 24 to the Onaga Rd

travel 1 mile north to School View Rd

then 1/2 mile east to Peddicord Rd

and then just under 1/2 mile south to the gravel range road heading west

from the east travel through Belvue and over the viaduct to Camp Creek Rd

travel 1/2 mile north to Half Moon Rd

Then 1 mile west to Peddicord Rd

and then a few hundred feet to the gravel range road heading west

Eskridge Facility

It is located just North and East of Eskridge - east of hwy 4 and north of mission valley rd

At the junction of Hwy 4 and Mission Valley Road head east

approximately 1 mile from Hwy 4 there is a gravel lane headed north

go north on the unmarked road for just under 1/2 mile to the range entrance.