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Threat Assessment & Analysis of Vulnerabilities

How the Las Vegas Sniper Attack / Active Shooter Event has shaped Special Event Security Planning. The Las Vegas Active Shooter Event represents just one of many potential threat scenarios.  The problem is, all scenarios need to be considered when planning for Special Event Security.  While it exemplifies a growing threat, the circumstances surrounding the […]

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Tactics Matter – How to Survive an Armed Encounter

How One Police Officer was able to defeat an Enemy who had Superior Firepower & Superior Manpower with good Tactical Training! On May 3, 2015, a pair of terrorists from Arizona launched the first ISIS-inspired terrorist attack on U.S. soil.  The attack occured in the city of Garland, Texas, just a few minutes north of […]

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The OODA Loop & the Gift of Fear (?)

The OODA Loop: Wikipedia – not my usual source for information, defines the OODA Loop as an acronym for Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act. Developed by military strategist and U.S. Air Force Colonel John Boyd.  Boyd first applied the concept to aerial combat (Dog Fighting). His approach favors agility over raw power when dealing with human opponents in any endeavor. […]

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TERRORISM ON THE RISE

Terrorism is on the rise as shown in the 2016 report, Investigative Project on Terrorism.  This study focused on trends in radical Islamic terrorism. The data was frightening as it showed three very important trends: Fatalities from terrorist attacks has increased 744 percent from 2007-2011 to 2014-2015. The average annual fatalities has increased from roughly 3,200 […]

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View our 178 acres Firearms Training Facility

Tactical Firearms Training, Firearms Training, Tactical Training, Personal Protection, Long Range Shooting

178 Acres Firearms Training Facility Handgun Ranges Carbine Ranges Skeet Range Live-Fire Close Quarter Battle Shoot House Obstacle Course Roof Pitches Static Helo Platform Covered / Shaded Shooting Area Shooting In & Around Vehicles Campground Deer / Turkey / Pig Hunting SHAFFER SECURITY GROUP (SSG) has partnered with CONSOLIDATED TRAINING GROUP (CTG) and built a […]

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SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS One of the most often overlooked, yet critical aspects of Personal Security is, Situational Awareness: “Check Your Six”, “Head on a Swivel”, “Be aware of your surroundings”.  You have probably heard all of these before, but what do they mean? As the names implies, “Situational Awareness” is simply knowing what’s going on around […]

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Knife Fighting – a lost art form.

KNIFE FIGHTING – A Lost Skill-Set Shaffer Security Group Welcomes JOHN HOOPER to our Training Team: John Hooper is an ‘expert’ knife fighter and Empty Hand Combative Instructor. Shaffer Security Group (SSG) has invited John to be a part of our “Training Cadre” for both our Military/Police and Civilian Tactical Courses.  John is an outstanding […]

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JANUARY 2017 Tactical Training Course Schedule

Please find a listing of our January 2017 Training Courses. 7 JANUARY:  “Women’s Personal Defense Course” – Private Group This Course is FILLED.  This is a Private Personal Defense Course held in the privacy of your home.  This course concentrates on Situational Awareness; Awareness Detractors; Response to Active Shooter Events; Self Defense; Basic Skills to […]

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What Do I Do?

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Greg,…What Do You Do? I get asked this countless of times at social events, at the gym, or at conferences. My go to answer is: “I’m a Security Expert”. In reality, there is so much more I do as a security professional.  As a result, I have to generalize it for the average person. The […]