Two Bad Days

Two Bad Days


Audience:  This course is for anyone wants to embrace the suck of some of the ‘worst case’ scenarios! In Two Bad Days you will learn problem-solving before it is all on the line and you are having to figure it out for the first time. This is a physical 2 day (16 hour) course that is designed to challenge your thought process and pistol handling abilities. This is not a beginner course.


Scope:  The focus of this course is to introduce and refine new skills in high threat situations to give students an understanding of how to formulate responses in these bad times! Further, to explore how they set up their gear, placement of weapons/first aid kit and what they focus on in training.


The instruction and practical exercises on the range will increase your defensive handgun abilities and start to develop neurological pathways that maybe called upon in a dynamic critical incident.  Lastly student’s defensive pistol manipulations, tactics, shooting fundamentals will increase, and a variety of additional skills that will improve their thought processing abilities.


Participants should be prepared to train in all weather conditions. This program can be challenging and participants should come to class with an open mind and a good attitude.


This is an 8 hour training day 8:30 am to 4:30 pm with 30 minutes for lunch. It is highly recommend that you bring your lunch as you will have no options within 15 mins of the range. It is also recommended you have snacks, some will be available such as power bars and granola bars. Otherwise, please bring your own.

Length & Price: 2 day. $420.

Areas of Instruction:

  • Defensive Pistol Tactics
  • Cognitive Optimization
  • Low Light searching & shooting
  • Considerations for fighting around vehicles
  • Tourniquet applications
  • Multi-Threat engagements
  • Shoot/ no-Shoot decision-making drills
  • One-handed operation of the pistol


Prerequisites and Physical Requirements

  1. Student should be in relatively good shape
  2. Student should be prepared to train in all weather
  3. Student must possess the physical strength and stamina to fire their firearms in shooting drills.
  4. Student should be physically able to get up and down from the ground, standing and kneeling positions.


Required Equipment

  • Pistol in good working order with at least 3 magazines
  • Duty Belt OR Belt mounted, dominant side holster that covers the trigger
  • Magazine Pouches (optional) (available upon request, no charge)
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Cap with brim (baseball or boonie style)
  • T-Shirt with crew neck collar (no V-necks)
  • Long pants (no shorts) & Jacket (light rain type)
  • Light hiking boots or running shoes. NO open-toed shoes allowed!
  • Hearing protection (available upon request, no charge)
  • Wrap around eye protection (available upon request, no charge)
  • Water bottle or hydration system
  • Sunscreen / Bug Spray
  • Foul weather clothing
  • Note taking materials
  • 800 rounds of range ammo (available for purchase at BRM with advanced notice)


**If you do not possess any of the above gear, or have ammunition selection questions, please contact Kevin as far out from the course date as possible**


Optional Equipment

  • Knee pads
  • Training tourniquet (if you have one. If not, one will be provided)
  • Long sleeve ‘Sun’ shirt (can be button type)

Teaching Style:

At Blue Ridge Marksmanship, we help you to gain a better understanding for your firearm. We help your gun handling abilities improve and we teach you ‘a way’ to shoot. There are millions of ways to fire a gun and hit a target, we will help you find the best one for you, not hammer you into ‘the way’ to shoot.

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