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THE VANGUARD

The Vanguard

Dates: October 2020

Location: Central Texas, Just outside of Austin

Registration opens July 1st, 2020

 

The 2nd event in the competence series, the Vanguard takes a deeper look into the skillsets that make you more of an asset to your family, friends, and community.

 

Along with reinforcing the primary skills taught in The Awakening, this event adds training blocks that are unfamiliar and uncomfortable to many individuals.

 

The Vanguard gives attendees an opportunity to step away from technology and and unplug for the weekend as they learn new skills, meet new people, and camp out under the stars.

Training Modules

Below are the modules we’ve done in the past, they vary year to year based on instructor availability

  • Defensive Pistol
  • Defensive Rifle
  • Land Navigation
  • Grappling
  • Striking
  • Obstacle Course
  • Edged Weapons
  • Trauma management
  • Rappelling
  • Team based Night Event
  • Small game Butchery (Rabbits / Chickens)
  • Medium Game Butchery (Feral Hogs)
  • Low Light Run and Gun

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

  • Pistol – semiautomatic with a capacity of at least 10 rounds (no revolvers)
  • Retention holster that allows the shooter to run without losing positive control of the firearm
  • Magazines (3) and magazine holder (holds 2)
  • 200 rounds of pistol ammunition – not hollow points, just the cheap stuff
  • Sturdy Belt
  • Flashlight and Headlamp
  • Knife
  • Ear and Eye protection
  • Outdoor clothes / Hat / shoes that are durable
  • Leather Work Gloves for Rappelling
  • Shelter / Sleeping pad / Sleeping bag
  • Back pack / Assault pack with water bottle or hydration sleeve
  • Food – Breakfast and lunch are on your own, as well as dinner Friday night.
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

 

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Camp Stove
  • Camp Chair
  • Pistol Cleaning Kit
  • Cooler with extra food

FAQ

Is this event for men only? 
No, this is a co-ed event. We’ve had women come the past two events and they crushed it.

 

Do I need a Pistol?
Yes, a defensive pistol such as a Glock, Springfield XD, Smith and Wesson M&P, and a Sig 226 are all examples of good pistols to bring. Do not bring a revolver. Don’t have a pistol? You will need to go buy one, or borrow one.

 

Do I need a Rifle?
No.

 

I’m just a beginner, is this course appropriate for me?
The blocks of instruction are meant to be 90 minute “primers” to introduce you to the fundamental concepts of each subject. They are meant for novice level athletes. If you are a Purple Belt in BJJ then you won’t learn too much in the grappling portion, likewise if you are a competitive shooter the pistol portion will be mostly a review.

 

If I sign up but cannot attend what happens? Is there a return policy?

  • 60+ days = 100% refund
  • 30 – 60 days = 50% refund
  • < 30 days = 25% refund
  • < 14 days = 0% refund

 

Do I have to attend each event?
Event participation is voluntary. If you are smoked, or choose to skip one of the blocks that is fine.