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The Academy of Combat Application Techniques A.K.A. Academy of Combat is a combat arts training center in Fort Worth Texas that teaches everything one needs to know to survive from Unarmed Combat, Self Defense and Close Quarters shooting to First Aid and fundamentals of Tactical Combat Casualty Care. Owned and operated by Former Green Beret, Department of State approved Firearms Instructor and Professional MMA athlete Andy Curtiss "The Rabid Wolverine"; The Academy of Combat is an exclusive training academy that has the highest standards of training in the DFW area.

Andy Curtiss has over 17 years of experience in military and tactical firearms training and has trained thousands of police, security and soldiers from around the globe.

• 11 years U.S. Army
• US Army Special Forces 2001 – 2007
• Special Forces Weapons Sergeant
• US Army Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course (SFAUC)
• US Army Expert Rifleman
• US Army Expert Pistol
• US Army Expert Machine Gunner
• US Army Expert Grenadier
• US Army Range Master
• German Marksmanship Badge (Schützenschnur in Gold)
• GermanArmy Proficiency Infantry Badge (Das Abzeichen für Leistungen im Truppendienst Gold Medal)
• US Department of State Protective Security Specialist
• US Department of State Basic Field Firearms Officer
• US Department of State Protective Security Specialist Firearms Instructor
• US Department of State Approved Range Master Firearms Instructor
• Glock 19 Pistol Proficiency top 5% in Department of State Qualification Sores
• M4 Colt Rifle Proficiency top 5% in US Department of State Qualification Score
• Remington 870 Shotgun top 5% in US Department of State Qualification Score
• M203 Grenade Launcher top 5% in US Department of State Qualification score
• M240 Machinegun top 5% in US Department of State Qualification Score
• M249 Machinegun top 5% in US Department of State Qualification Score
• Kabul Military Training Center Range Master Certified
• VxL Enterprises Security and Investigations Firearms Instructor
• Graduate Trigger-Time LLC High Threat Personnel shooting and driving course
• North Carolina Concealed Carry Course
• Department of Homeland Security Active Shooter Course
• FEMA Active Shooter Course
• NorthWest Fugitive Recovery Agency Fugitive Recovery Course (Basic Firearms)

Relative Experience:

US Army Infantry Non Commissioned Officer/ Range Safety 2000 - 2001

Special Forces Weapons Sergeant and Operational Detachment Alpha Firearms Trainer / Range Master for ODA’s 325 and 326 (Senior Weapons Sergeant) 2003 - 2007

Firearms and Tactics Instructor for the US Department of State African Contingency Operations and Training - 2009 – 2011 (Various Countries in support of UNAMID and AMISOM missions in Darfur and Somalia)

US Department of State Worldwide Protective Service (WPS) program Firearms Instructor and Range Master (Afghanistan in support of the Kabul Embassy Security Force KESF mission)
Are you in the firearm industry?:
Firearms Instructor
State / Location:
Texas, Fort Worth, 76114
Mixed Martial Arts, Combatives, Shooting/ Firearms training, functional fitness, the outdoors
Professional Firearms and Tactics Instructor, Professional Mixed Martial Arts Athlete and writer
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The value of dry-fire training

by academyofcombat on 04-28-2013 at 11:52 AM
I can remember as a young Ranger in [I]F Co. 51st Infantry Long Range Surveillance (LRS)[/I], I was first introduced to dry fire training by my platoon sergeant. He was a high level competitive shooter and former Delta / CAG Operator. We were at the range for probably about 12 days and a majority of that time was spent executing dry fire drills. As a 26 man amphibious recon platoon, we fired thousands of rounds in only a week's time. Because our unit was a Corps asset, we probably fired more rounds

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