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  • Application of Situations and Tactics – Carbine Subgun


    This class is taking learning, from a closed loop to an open loop phase, meaning decisions and the decision making process, is based on input from role players who are giving direct resistance to the student.  This class is decision making in a high stress environment and developing that process.

    The goal of this course is to have students demonstrate a subconscious competence of previous technical skills as open loop resistance is applied.  The student will have situations and structures that challenge the learning curve.  Part of this course is conducted as live fire and part of the course will use UTM / Sims with realistic force on force scenarios.

    OpFor (opposing force) is comprised of the instructor cadre; we use “win the fight” standards, imbuing survival and ‘fight through’ tactics.

    This is a two day course with material that covers fundamentals of one handed manipulations and current defensive curriculum suited to structures, vehicles and force on force.  This course needs to follow previous training for a successful learning experience.

    RANGE FEE is separate.  Please bring range fees on day 1.  Cash only.  $30.00 per student per day. 

    The students will gain knowledge of low light limitations and demonstrate techniques to the instructorʼs satisfaction.

  • AR build and familiarization course – Private corporate event


    The attendees will be building and learning the functions of the AR platform, prior to a live-fire course.  Each attendee will leave with the AR they built.

  • Counter Custody with ED CALDERON


    Whether abroad or at home, we increasingly find ourselves in environments that favor the adversary. Corrupt and non-permissive environments challenge our security in ways not addressed by traditional defensive training, often leaving the criminals armed and the citizens vulnerable. To address these threats, we must learn to operate from the criminal’s perspective.

    Developed by security specialists operating south of the US border where kidnapping and ransom are common, the Counter Custody Entry Module is a direct and aggressive system designed to help you survive in locations that offer an uncertain degree of safety and little support from official channels. The intensive counter custody curriculum will force you to understand the perspective of the abductor and the experience of an abductee through high-pressure, situation-based training.

    Students will learn to observe, identify and overcome the tactics of assault and abduction, with limited resources, tools or support. From improvised weapons to the garrote, evading pursuit to confronting multiple opponents, students will leave Counter Custody more likely to avoid and survive criminal assault.

    This intensive course will provide high-pressure situation-based training.
    Counter Custody Hive ( Level 2) 
    DAY ONE:
    • Deconstruction of the threat. Review of specific abduction case studies from Ed’s personal files.
    • Social Elements: from bribery to information gathering or counter questioning techniques.
      • Aduana Exercise: pass the inspection point and get through the search and questioning. 
    • Roll reversal and understanding the criminal mindset.
    • Recap of Counter Custody Entry tool concealment and advanced tool and deep concealment option.
      • Criminal Roll Playing Exercise: Hive Group 1 
    • Students will recreate simulated abduction event in a controlled setting, learning trough experience. What does an organized attempt look like from the outside?  What surveillance methods are used and how can we counter act them?
    • The class will be divided in to two groups with each taking on the roll of abductors and victims during the span of this 2 Day immersive training experience
    DAY TWO:
    • Site hardening. Students will learn how to set up improvised security elements within a structure, be it a hotel room or laying down site.
    • Resource procurement in a Non-Permissive urban environment. Learn what you can use around you. 
      • Criminal Roll Playing Exercise: Hive Group 2
      • Self assessment and debriefing


    For over a decade Ed Calderon worked in the fields of counter narcotics, organized crime investigation, and public safety in the northern-border region of Mexico. During this period he also coordinated and worked executive protection details for high-level government officials and visiting dignitaries — often in some of the most dangerous parts of the country.

    Ed Calderon’s study in to the indigenous Méxican criminal culture, from occult practices to endemic modus operandi have lead him to be recognized as one of the worlds preeminent researchers and trainers in the field of personal security that have come out of Mexico. Ed has had the privilege of sharing his expertise with members of federal law enforcement agencies, Navy SEALS, Indonesian Kapaska, Mexican GAFE, Mexican and United States intelligence service agents, and members of special forces groups from all over the world.

    Currently, Ed travels North America doing security consulting and conducting seminars and private training courses in anti-abduction, escapology, unarmed combat, region specific executive protection work and unconventional edged weapons work. He is also a Chief Curriculum Advisor for Libre Fighting Systems and the Regional Director of Libre Fighting Systems in Mexico and a founding member of the Calidus Collective.
  • Counter Terrorism / LEO only – FULL

    As we noted last week, terrorist attacks do not materialize out of thin air. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Those planning terrorist attacks follow a discernible process referred to as the terrorist attack cycle. We also discussed last week how terrorism planners are vulnerable to detection at specific points during their attack cycle and how their poor surveillance tradecraft is one of these vulnerable junctures. 

While surveillance is a necessary part of the planning process, the fact that it is a requirement does not necessarily mean that terrorist planners are very good at it. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at surveillance and discuss what bad surveillance looks like.

    Lesson plan submitted to Host LE Training Center.

  • Handgun 1 for Teachers and First Responders


    This is a free course.

    A teachers job is to educate; to inspire learning, and frame the minds of our youth.
    At MAST out priorities are to give you the confidence and inspiration to do so, uninterrupted; and if necessary, protect our children’s innocent lives and yours.
    On 10 March, and 16 March, 2018 MAST Solutions will be conducting a introduction handgun fundamentals class, specific to educators and first responders.
    In this one day class the student will learn to safely handle and shoot their firearm, in a group environment. We will teach you how to properly load, unload, and draw the pistol from the holster. The student will understand how to clear a possible malfunction, and how to shoot accurately. This is a technical class, but after leaving this course you will be able to defend yourself with the skills you have learned and practiced.
    This course is perfect for a beginner, or a shooter who is working at enhancing their technical skills. The fundamentals class breaks down the subsections of each skill set, so the attendee can digest and master them.