Defense Go Learn: Talon’s “Close Quarter Home Defense” David Reeder March 16, 2015 Join the Conversation Do you have plans for July yet? Going to be anywhere near Calera, Alabama during that time frame? Check out the Close Quarter Home Defense course from Talon Defense, to be held July 18th and 19th at the Double Tap Training Grounds. Talon Defense is headquartered in Gadsden, Alabama. I've heard a lot of good things about them. Here are a few pics from one course I personally would be interested in taking – “Injured Shooter.” Don't want to do that July class or have a scheduling conflict? Take one of their others – they run several classes every month, in a variety of locations: Handgun Skill Builder in Gallant, Alabama; Vehicle Counter-Ambush Course in Watkinsville, Georgia; “Brass & Blood, Fighting & Fixing” TCCC at the Alabama Tactical Officers Association in Columbia, AL. More on the CQHD class here. Lots of training options, as I'm trying to show with the Go Learn series. Find a good, affordable class somewhere and take it. Plan that Spring Training (or Summer Training, or Autumn Training, or…) now. Do something with your firearm, but don't neglect everything else. As Pocket Doc preaches, you're more likely to us a bandage than a gun; as many DT instructors would say, training with your firearm and ignoring your basic fitness and ability to defend yourself physically is just silly. Tracking helps situational awareness, verbal judo can talk you out of a fight or delay one until you get some help, driving skills are valuable just about every day – you get the point. Go learn something, even if your budget only allows for dryfire and a DVD. Explore RECOILweb:RE Ranger Launches New Eye Pro at SHOTWater Dragon: Grey Ghost 6ARC DRACEscaping Close-Quarters ConstraintsCheck out Peltor's "minimalist" active ear-pro NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.