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CTT Solutions – Performance Carry Course
April 15, 2023 @ 9:00 am - April 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm$600
This two-day training is Mike’s signature course.
It is a fast-paced course designed to give attendees not only the technical, but the practical understanding of the effective employment of their pistol from a covert concealed location. The metric of evaluation is the MEC (Marksmanship Evaluation Course) as found on the website.
This course is based upon:
• training Mike received while a member of the 1st SFOD-D
• training and instruction he provided to the Federal Air Marshal Service (while serving as the Head Range Instructor at the F.A.M.S. School) and as the Chief In-Service Instructor at the Seattle Field Office of the F.A.M.S.
• training he taught and utilized during protection operations in Iraq
• training he refined for a course he recently taught to high-level Special Operations Forces assets prior to high threat deployments involving covert operations.
The goals of this course:
• to safely make the student an extremely competent legal concealed pistol carrier (civilian, law enforcement or military)
• provide a foundation of drills and concepts for the student to maintain his/her skills at their own range.
This course is geared toward all civilian, law enforcement and military personnel involved in detective work, undercover operations, covert surveillance operations, V.I.P. protection details, as well as every day off-duty or legally permitted carry.
This is the next evolution of the CTT-Solutions Covert Carry course that has been taught for the last 6 years. The new curriculum puts a premium on movement in the form of turns as well as traditional shooting while moving. There will also be an emphasis on multiple targets and strict accountability of marksmanship all while putting a heavy emphasis on high performance gun handling skills from concealment.
All shooting will be from 10-25 yards, and outside of sight-zero verification and one string on one drill, all shooting will begin facing away from the target at either 900 or 1800 . Curriculum is built around a non-compensated, optics mounted handgun with a 4.9” barrel or less because that is what the overwhelming preponderance of people carry for work or EDC and is also the size of most duty guns.
The course will require:
· 1000 rounds of ammunition
· Serviceable handgun of 9mm or larger caliber
· Pistol Mounted red/green dot Electro-Optical sight (highly recommended but not required)
· Electronic hearing protection (safety requirement)
· Concealment holster (no duty rigs with shirt over it unless you’re LE and that’s your duty setup)
· Multiple common garments that the shooter wears
· 4 magazines and minimum of 1 mag carrier
Mike Pannone is a former operational member of U.S. Marine Reconnaissance, Army Special Forces (Green Beret) and 1st SFOD-D (Delta Force) as well as a competition USPSA pistol shooter holding a Master class ranking in Limited, Limited-10 and Production divisions. He has participated in stabilization, combat and high-risk protection operations in support of U.S. policies throughout the world as both an active duty military member, and a civilian contractor.
Specifically, in conduct of his duties as both a Special Operations soldier and a high-risk contractor, he has carried a handgun, trained others in the use of a handgun, and carried one as part of force protection and or combat operations.
The following countries he has carried a handgun as force protection and/or for combat operations or high-risk protection operations.
· Papua New Guinea – force protection due to extraordinarily high crime rates and lawlessness
· Haiti – during operations in Port Au Prince and while conducting training with Nepalese Contingent to MNF
· Direct Action operations with 1st SFOD-D (Delta Force)
· Bosnia/Croatia/Srpska/Serbia as part of the formal protection detail for Gen Meigs, COM/SFOR in Bosnia
· High Risk protection Iraq
· Combat operations Iraq
· Training and force protection in Kuwait
Mike has conducted dedicated instructor development training for and with but not limited to the following organizations:
· Created and implemented pistol training curriculum for the Federal Air Marshal Service as the head range instructor at the school in Atlantic City
· Created and implemented pistol training curriculum for the Seattle Field Office as the head in-service instructor.
· Created and implemented pistol, rifle and tactics curriculum for the Asymmetric Warfare Group, taught to every element of the 82nd Airborne Division prior to their deployment on the IZ surge in 2007.
· US Army 82nd Airborne Division 1/325 PIR
· USMC- 1st and 3rd SOTG, Marine Security Forces (pistol and rifle)
· US Navy Special Warfare (pistol and rifle)
· US Navy EOD (pistol and rifle)
· US Secret Service (pistol and rifle)
· Federal Bureau of Investigations (vehicle tactics, pistol and rifle)
· US Drug Enforcement Agency (vehicle tactics, pistol and rifle)
· LA Sheriff’s Department (pistol and rifle)
· Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department (pistol and rifle)
· Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (CQB, pistol and rifle)
· Riverside Sheriff’s Department (pistol and rifle)
· Kuwaiti Special Forces Special Police (urban tactics, pistol and rifle)