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AAR: FPF Training - Street Encounters Skills and Tactics

Updated: Jun 12, 2022

Note: I paid full retail, and have no kickback/financial incentives regarding this class or any products mentioned.

21/22 May 2022 - Cincinnati, OH

Weather: Early Spring, warm/humid on Saturday, cool then thunderstorms late on Sunday

Recommended Round Count : 250-300 rounds

FPF Training - Street Encounters and Tactics (Trailer video)

Host - Zeigler Defense Systems

Is this class worth your time and money? Absolutely.

Will this class be the same week to week? No, the curriculum is modified over time based off feedback, efficiency, and relevancy to the students. There is no box checking.

SBS 3x3 format:

My top 3 things covered in the class

Response and decision making based off of stimulus BESIDES a timer beep

Pepper spray staging, deployment, "cook time"

3D targeting versus 2D targets (which paired very well with this Ballistic Radio episode)

My top 3 things I learned

Spontaneity is a thing - it confirms understanding surprisingly well

Integration of tools on hand, the difficulty of changing tasks/breaking out of the rabbit hole

Easy verification of correct TQ pressure

My top 3 things I am going to change

Integration of dry-fire/draw stroke practice of POM (and in-pocket carry vs clip, or both) More focus on CNS accuracy requirements

Pace-counting to help with knowing my limit

Lastly, get to know people better, and try to break out of the echo chamber we all have. Be human, do the dosey doe, tell stories, laugh, have dinner with new friends, smile, and be kind.


Firearm of choice - Ruger LCR, Hi-Viz front sight, LCRx grip

Holster: Phlster City Special mods: DCC clip, foam wedge

Belt: Mastermind Tactics Specialist

Ammunition: 158 grain flat point jacketed, ammunition loaded near max charge

Reloads accomplished via SpeedBeez , Safariland (worn AIWB) and Tuff (8 shot)

Edit: Armed&Styled (Tessa from Phlster) has a phenomenal AAR.

Additional AAR's:

FPF Training Street Encounters Debrief

Concealed Carry Foundation Skills & Street Encounter Skills

FPF Training STREET ENCOUNTERS Skills & Tactics Class!

FPF Training Street Encounter Skills Class Review

Multiple from

Aug 15&16 2020

Feb 20&21 2021

Jun 6&7 2020

Sep 21-22 2019

Sep 2016

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