We are well into 2012 and there’s a lot going on.  A lot going on at PFC HQ, (When isn’t there?)  and
a lot going on in this month’s newsletter.  We have plenty of instructional content for you to check out and put into practice.

In this edition we have an excellent article from Chris Doughty, our Lead Instructor for PFC Asia-Pacific. Here Chris explains how to keep your firearms skills sharp using Blue Guns. We also have an article from AR15.com that provides a comprehensive review of the debut TIDE class conducted at AR15.com HQ.  You can check that out below as well as an excellent shooting drill via video and our latest instructor profile; this one featuring Mike Gillette.  Enjoy! 

PFC Instructor Spotlight – Meet PFC Instructor, Mike Gillette.


In this installment ofInstructor Spotlight, we get to know Mike Gillette.  Mike goes a long way back with our company, having taught his first PFC course in 2001.  Since that time Mike has become a  familiar face at PFC.   He is a lead instructor for PFC’s Protective Security Operations Certification (PSOC) courses and has served on protective details for PFC Safeguards throughout the US and abroad.  Mike also acts as PFC’s in-house subject-matter-expert for threat and vulnerability assessments, having developed studies for a number of PFC’s high-profile clients. Read More


The Tactical Indoor Defense & Evacuation (TIDE) Course as reviewed by AR15.com!    

 The debut session of PFC’s Tactical Indoor Defense & Evacuation (TIDE) course was recently held at AR15.com’s headquarters facility in New York.  TIDE teaches both armed professionals and citizens how to safely defend themselves or someone else indoors.  TIDE covers such vital topics as structure clearing, defense in-place and tactical decision-making through lecture, technical drilling and practical exercises.  Here is a review of the TIDE course from AR15.com. Read More

From the PFC YouTube Channel, check out the “Shooting Hoops” Drill…
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Upcoming Featured Training

PSOC in San Diego, CA!  March 27-31 at the American Shooting Center.

Train with the PFC staff during this month’s Protective Security Operations Certification Program.  PSOC is a CA POST and GSA approved course of instruction.

Click here for more information… Read More


Join us next month for the…


Progressive F.O.R.C.E.



Run! / Shoot! / WOD!


Show your support during this action-packed fundraiser benefiting the Lyman family.  Run, jog or walk the 5k.  Shoot the ‘extreme steel’ course for the best time.  Tackle the CrossFit workout of the day (WOD).  Or attack all three events!  Prizes for top performers.


$15.00, $25.00 or 30.00 to enter.


Saturday, April 14, 2012

7:00am – 2:00pm

Clark County Shooting Park, Las Vegas, NV


For more info or to register, contact PFC HQ:


[email protected]



Training Schedule – Coming Soon!
Register early to guarantee enrollment.
Mar 4, Pistol Skills & Drills Clinic, Las Vegas, NV  Enroll
Mar 24, Progressive Handgun 1, Las Vegas, NV  Enroll
Mar 27-30, PSOC/Protection Agent Development, San Diego, CA *
Mar 31, PSOC/Protective Pistol Skills, San Diego, CA *
Apr 15, Progressive Carbine 1, Las Vegas, NV Enroll
Apr 16-19, PSOC/Protection Agent Development, Phoenix, AZ *
Apr 20, PSOC/Protective Pistol Skills, Phoenix, AZ *
Apr 26, Progressive Carbine 1, Rochester, NY
Apr 27, Progressive Carbine 2, Rochester, NY
Apr 28, Progressive Handgun 1, Rochester, NY
May 1-3, NYTOA Training Conference & Expo, Verona, NY
May 5, Tactical Indoor Defense & Evacuation (TIDE), NY Enroll
May 6, Tactical Indoor Defense & Evacuation II (TIDE 2) NY Enroll
May 14-16, Protective Driving Operations Cert., Las Vegas, NV*
May 17-20, PSOC/Protection Agent Development, Las Vegas, NV*
May 21, PSOC/Protective Pistol Skills, Las Vegas, NV*
May 27, Progressive Handgun 2, Las Vegas, NV Enroll

* Clearance required to enroll.  Contact PFC HQ to register.

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Best regards,
The PFC Team

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