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Shooter Fighter Matrix with Sonny Puzikas

  • 10 Jul 2021
  • 9:00 AM
  • 11 Jul 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • MALC Range, 6077 South US HWY 31, Edinburgh, IN 46124
  • 20



About this Course:

This is a combination handgun / empty-hand FIGHTING course. You will learn how to use your handgun in the overall scheme of a violent encounter. Remember, in the real world, "gunfights" aren't common, in reality they will be a "fight with a gun". This course will better prepare you to deal with that reality.

Often the hardest evaluation one can do is that of yourself. Of ones own competency.

Owning a firearm. Something millions can claim. Being a competent shooter. Many will claim that, yet only a fraction of them are, in fact, competent shooters. The difficult question is where on the matrix of competency as a shooter and as a fighter with the Firearm do YOU stand…

This is about Matrix. Actually, about more than just one. This is about self evaluation. Self reflection. Re-calibration. This is about charting out a highly customized, accurate, relevant and objective matrix of what you are.

And it is of crucial importance to each and everyone – to know what you are as a shooter, gunfighter, fighter on a more wholesome scale, and more- so that we can determine not only what we want to train, but more importantly – what we actually need to learn and train. To figure all this out, we need to think. Objectively, using raw data.

This course takes the path of first defining where each student stands as a shooter and as a fighter with the gun. Through thoughtfully designed drills, each student will be able to diagnose individual issues and problem areas. Drills gradually and progressively will take students from the square one way range shooting realm into a much more complex and chaotic realm of a gunfight.

Attributes and components of the distinct stages of actions within the gunfight will be introduced in order to not only evaluate and diagnose, but to expose dogmatic habits that impede ones ability to fight.

In two intense days of learning and training, each student will be able to gather enough raw data and relevant results to be able to quantify his/her own competency as a shooter and as a gunfighter.

Along with diagnostics and charting competency, relevant and practical suggestions related to both shooting and gunfighting, how and why “fighting” affects shooting, and a lot more, will be given individually to each student.


  • Safety, rules principles.
  • Charting your competency as a shooter and as a gunfighter.
  • Components of shooting:
  • Accuracy
  • Speed
  • Weapon handling
  • Consistency
  • Components of gunfighting:
  • Moving
  • Malfunctions from the vantage point of a gunfight.
  • Shooting while moving: Let’s move away from the dogmas.
  • Ambidexterity: The other half of you.
  • Vision: The what, the why, the how.
  • Mindset: What is it?
  • Putting it all together.
  • How to train.

Equipment required:

  • Handgun and holster
  • Extra magazines and holster
  • 500 rounds of ammunition
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Eye and Ear protection


This is mentally and physically challenging class. It’s purpose is learning, not just training.

If you are not familiar with Sonny's courses, you should expect a challenge to your mind, your perspectives, and your body. They are physical if you want to get the maximum benefit. You are welcome to sit out any of the exercises that are too intense for your comfort, injury, or physical fitness.


Defensive Handgun Level 1 or equivalent

You must have SUPERIOR safe weapon handling understanding of how the 3 intertwine (muzzle discipline, trigger discipline, weapon status). Each of the 3 will be challenged taking you out of your comfort zone and to show you how it is the 3 together which causes issues.



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