Safety in Schools

Dear Chuck,

After our last round of training, I thought it would be most appropriate for you to know what I tell others regarding you and ASAA.  For anyone considering firearms training, please read what I have to say about Mr. Chuck Taylor.

Living in a world that now requires armed teachers and staff in public schools, I knew that I needed someone who could train my faculty and staff to be able to respond to threats in densely populated and highly concentrated areas.  I researched many firearms schools and instructors, but only one stood out to be the best, and that was Chuck Taylor/ASAA.  Chuck served in SpecOps units and trains many elite forces.

In January, 2013, Chuck became a friend of our School District when he said that he could help us.  Chuck is dedicated to our cause and he trained our first set of Guardians in February, 2013.  In the summer of 2013, a new group of Guardians began their training and the original team furthered its skills and knowledge by building upon what they had already learned.  Some of the team members are now capable of performing at the advanced and master level in many of the respective components within each level.

Chuck, you are one of the few who have actually seen the elephant on more than one occasion and in different scenarios.  You have proven techniques that have been fully thought-out from before the fight to after the fight.  Regardless of a student's starting point, students learn and assimilate new skills within a short time period because of ASAA's methods and your superb ability to effectively impart your knowledge and skills.  They learn to be fast, but deliberate.

Folks need to realize that you teach real combat shooting that is based upon real experience.  ASAA is based upon current and proven combat fighting techniques and not competitive shooting.  The latter will get you killed in a real fight.  Most instructors teach outdated techniques, embellished techniques or techniques that are only good for winning trophies - not Chuck and his team of instructors!

You are the real deal and people should think of you as the guy who trains the trainers of trainers!  I will not settle for less for my kids and community.  Our children are our most precious asset and I will not put them in jeopardy by having training from a lesser group or individual.  I cannot take that risk.

Chuck, you are one heck of a teacher.  I feel safer knowing that we have this training.  It should act as a deterrent to anyone wishing to cause harm and mayhem.  I consider you to be a close friend and I know that many lives will be saved if it ever comes to a real fight.

I give you my full recommendation.  Chuck Taylor is a man of his word and a man of action!

D.R.W.
Superintendent of Schools
(Texas)

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Student Comments

Here's what ASAA's students are saying:

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Dear Chuck

To put it short, you have saved my life several times -- I walked the away, the other guys didn’t.  

Your training course is still being used on my previous department, was the basis for the updating of the State program and has followed me here to SD.  

Currently carrying a .45 auto (had been carrying a S&W M25-5 in 45LC, but thought I should get modern), and an M1A Scout Squad, with a pistol grip stock and M-4 buttstock (I love it -- was carrying a lever action Marlin in 45LC)  

Sgt. J.O.
South Dakota

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"All I can say is...A True Professional!" -- MSG D.B., Team Sergeant

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"Your services contributed to the the success of the organization during combat operations in Iraq.  Your dedication, professionalism and selfless service is truly appreciated."  -- CW2 J.F., Team Commander

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"Thanks for the superb instruction during the recent course.  Your dedication to providing us with the best training possible is a testament to your patriotism and support for the U.S. Army Special Operations community." -- CPT S.F., Team Commander

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I am...a former CIA undercover operative and...just wanted to pass along my thanks for putting together a very useful and enjoyable course. Your teaching style is absolutely superb.

B.R.

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Chuck,

I took your 2-day Tactical Handgun Course two weekends ago in Ft. Lauderdale and just wanted to pass along my thanks for putting together a very useful and enjoyable course. Your teaching style is absolutely superb. I found your course extremely worthwhile and would like to be notified the next time you will be teaching in our area. Also, if you should ever need a testimonial I would be happy to provide one (I am, by the way, a former CIA undercover operative and now own a P.I. firm in West Palm Beach which provides, among other services, executive protection).

Best Regards,

B.R.

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Dear Chuck,

I thoroughly enjoyed the Tactical Rifle Course did all of the other people I talked to. I am always surprised by your understated excellence, both in the skills you teach and in the way you teach them. Three examples come to mind.

First, you taught the malfunction drills at the end of the first day, but did not include Position Three stoppages, leaving them for the morning of the second day. I presume that was because we were all tired at the end of the day and Position Three clearance procedures are more difficult to learn. But by teaching one and two on the first day, you provided a basis for our subconscious minds to think about malfunctions overnight, making it easier to deal with Position Three stoppages on the morning of the second day.

Second, it was helpful after we had assumed firing positions to remind us that shooting skills were also at issue -- can you guarantee your hit?

And last, your method of describing control of the rifle with the middle, ring and little finger of the firing hand and control of the trigger as a pinching movement was particularly helpful.

W.L. State Supreme Court Attorney

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You were right !

Some time back I asked you about tactical slings for a shotgun. You stated that you didnt like the use of a sling on a shotgun, and gave several reasons. Well... I had to try it.

When our SWAT boys feel frisky they challenge some of the patrol officers to some range competition. This includes house clearing and CQB style stuff. Failure to complete or bad shots is bad , REAL BAD !

All was going well until I got tangled up in my ninja sling in the shoot house and one of the "bad guys" almost choked me out with the damn thing. It was a real eye opener for me, and a few SWAT guys as well. At least it wasn't on the street. Once again, you were right.

C. P.
Wake County Sheriff's Office
North Carolina

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"I am very impressed with the ASAA instructional staff. With my past experience on the faculties of two universities, I fully appreciate how difficult it is to be an effective teacher. Simply knowing the material, no matter what the level of expertise, is not enough; one can be a master, yet be incapable of passing on that mastery to the student. The instructors at ASAA do more than teach firearms manipulation, they share of themselves, their experiences, their lives. There are those who would label this as the telling of "war stories" and a waste of time, but I submit that this attitude indicates a lack of understanding of the teaching/learning process. A good teacher, an excellent teacher, has the rare ability to impart the material as well as give a little piece of himself to the students. Such is the ASAA staff, they are the "best of the best," both in terms of their individual and collective experience, and more importantly, their talent for passing their expertise to us, the students."

J.W. -- VSLI Design Consultant

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"Not only is Chuck Taylor an expert at what he preaches, he is an expert instructor as well. I have found over the years that it is one thing to shoot well and quite another to tell someone else how it's done. Chuck is as good as they get at both. He's definitely one of the premier firearms and tactics instructors in the world today"


D.C. -- Deputy Sheriff and contributor, Shootist magazine.

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"Two things impressed my wife and I about Chuck Taylor's ASAA classes. The first is that while he has very definite feelings as to what gun and equipment you ought to be using, he recognizes that other weapons do have a place in the self-defense world. He also realizes that law-enforcement officers must carry what their departments require. The second thing that impressed us was his willingness to adapt to the needs of his students. My wife mentioned to him that she never uses a holster, that her gun goes into her purse. She spent her second day of instruction using her purse and the specialized techniques Chuck had developed for such situations. That was a very valuable day for her and the kind of training few would think to provide her."


C.G.S. -- Juvenile Court Judge

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"It was a pleasure, as well an educational experience attending Chuck's class. His knowledge of and experience with weapons and tactics is most impressive."

A.J.V. -- Security Consultant

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"The knowledge and experience you shared with us will better prepare us and our fellow officers for the battles we face on the streets. Your assistant instructors also did a terrific job with the "Jungle Lane," and "Shooting House."

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"Your lectures alone are worth the price of admission, but I want you to know that your training has served me well in a recent fatal shooting situation. Your efforts are sincerely appreciated."

H.B.N. -- Police Lieutenant

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"The instruction we received will not only be beneficial during a real-world Special Response Team mission, but also in our daily Military Police duties as well. Several members of the team have related to me that this was by far the most realistic and useful training they have received since joining the Military Police Corps."

L.L.M. -- U.S. Army Military Police Special Reaction Team

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"The professional manner and expertise in which your classes are given is truly state-of-the-art. Your comprehensive knowledge of self-defense tactics, nomenclature of different weapons and excellent grasp of history is not just impressive, but amazing. The combination of your personal background in both military and police affairs makes you one of the finest, if not the THE finest, instructors I have ever met."

P.D.P. -- Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Special Operations and Test Board

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"You have a real gift for teaching, and that compliment comes from somebody with a Master's Degree in communication and nine years of teaching experience. You are able to combine the right mixture of stress and encouragement to get the most from each student. It was an excellent experience. I have now completed courses at all the other schools, but I feel that my shooting was most improved after my course with you at ASAA. Again my sincere thanks."

M.B. -- University Professor

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"I found your class to be very refreshing and educational and hope to attend more of them. I surprised even myself with things I did that I did not think I could do!"

L.A.R. -- Police Officer

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"Through ASAA, Chuck Taylor has demonstrated the insight, skill and honesty to elevate the technique of small arms to a discipline previously unachieved in this generation; to the level of a science for the control of one's environment whatever the circumstances may be."

S.L. -- Newspaper Reporter & Columnist

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"The course greatly exceeded my expectations, was challenging and I learned quite a bit. I was very pleased with Mr. Taylor's presentations. I found him to be articulate, knowledgeable, and personable. Additionally, he has excellent teaching abilities and gets the material across to the students. He maintains the interest of the students and has the proper balance of range work to classroom work. I truly believe that ASAA defensive techniques are the way to go."

J.M. -- Corporate Chief Operating Officer

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"The training at ASAA is very efficient. During a recent situation, a madman holding a number of school children hostage was neutralized with relative ease. We are very proud to be your students."

V.G. -- SWAT Team Commander

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"I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the weapons training that you provided to us... it was excellent and very beneficial. The confidence and knowledge that I gained will help me utilize my weapon more effectively."

L.E.C. -- Sergeant, U.S. Army Military Police Special Reaction Team

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"I would like to thank you for providing voluminous firearms material and information resulting from your extensive small arms research and commend you for your support of the general law-enforcement community and special operations sector in particular."

C.S.P. -- F.B.I., Supervisory Special Agent

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"You techniques have been found to be vastly superior to those taught by the TRADOC instructors at the Special Warfare Center. They are easy to learn, retainable under stress, logical and have already resulted in a number of 'saves' during recent conflicts."

D.P.K. -- Captain, U.S. Special Forces

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"The personnel of the various Special Operations units on and about Ft. Bragg are noticeably better marksmen, thanks to your efforts."

D.M.H. -- Staff Sergeant, US Special Operation Command

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"This has been by far the best weapons training I have received. You taught us a lot of both basic and advanced shooting tactics that we need to know in order to confidently perform our job in any given situation..."

J.P.H. -- U.S. Army Military Police Special Reaction Team

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"You're first-rate. I will recommend you without reservation! It may please you to know that the lessons I learned are indeed being practiced and perfected. Thanks for everything!"

J.R. -- Manager, Retail Sales

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"I would like to express our appreciation for the highly professional job you did in our recent course. We have greatly enjoyed your inspired lessons on the various aspects of handgunnery. They provided us with matchless information derived from your first-hand experience in the field. Once again, thanks for a superlative job."

V.F. -- Corporate Director

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"The Tactical Handgun Course I just took with you was even better than I expected. I can't thank you enough."

D.B. -- Computer Consultant

 


 

 

 

"The issues of sight picture, sight alignment and trigger control were addressed constantly and that is exactly what is needed by any student at any level. The instructor cadre is composed of professional men who obviously know what they are doing and know how to present the students in a way that is easy to understand. I have attended many shooting schools in the past, but I have never learned more than I learned here."

M.H. -- City Marshal, Texas

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"When unarmed I rely on my family's jiu-jitsu techniques. When armed I rely on Chuck Taylor's firearms techniques. They're based on sound technique, a demanding curriculum and administered by excellent instructors."

Cesar Gracie -- World Famous Jui Jitsu Instructor

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"I really liked the instructors, the curriculum structure and the subjects you coverd.Thanks also for skipping a bunch of paperwork and others B.S.! I don't need, want and don't use an itinerary! We covered more, more completely and in the same amount of time as other classes I've taken. I was always challenged, but never pushed to the point of futility. I felt a significant improvement at the end of every day."

D.D. -- Film Director

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"The class couldn't have been better. The three things I liked best were the expert instruction, tactical expertise and real world training (Street Smarts) of the staff. Chuck, Gabe, Dale and Jeff -- what a group! I can't imagine any training group with more real life knowledge. It has been a real pleasure to be included in this class. I'll be back, as I have a lot to learn."

M.F. -- Business Consultant

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"The instructors were wonderful and made the class very comfortable. the format was varied and included lots of different situations. the class was also fun! The instructors never made me feel stupid and always gave encouraging reinforcement and showed me what to do to correct mistakes. I had a great the people, students and instructors are some of the best."

L.C

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"I liked the dedicated, professional enthusiastic supportive staff. To a man, you are the best! The relaxed training atmosphere was also great. You pushed me, but not too hard.I learned so much! The simulator really put it all together. I don't know what you could improve.I also appreciated the sense of humor of all the staff. I don't have the vocabulary to express how much I enjoyed this and how wonderful I think all of you are."

A.P. -- Bank Manager

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"Wow! What a fantastic course! I never knew how much I didn't know until Chuck's course. The three things I liked best were the review of fundamentals, always important, the personalized instruction by very personable and highly competent instructors, and the awesome computer simulations of real life tactical problems."

R.I.M -- University Professor

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"The 4 day Advanced Defensive Handgun course offered by ASAA was not only a challenging, skill building affair, but an enjoyable time spent with truly professional instructors and motivated, fun loving students. I have come to expect nothing less than superlative from Chuck Taylor and the ASAA instructors. They consistently meet and exceed my expectations."

F.S. -- Production Manager

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"I really liked shooting from a moving vehicle, the moving targets, video simulator, and the intensity of the tactical maneuvers. The whole staff is exceptional and the best group I know and are fun to be around. Everyone was very courteous and paid very special attention to all the students. I look forward to many more courses in the future."

B.T.

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Comments about the Practical SMG Course

"I really liked getting to shoot a lot of different SMGs and enjoyed Chuck's lecture on SMG history and development. It was a fun course and good time."

H.G

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"The instructors were good and there was plenty of shooting and a wide variety of SMGs to try out. Anyone with an interest in firearms should take this class. It removes some of the evil mystery from the weapon."

J.H. -- Oil Industry Consultant

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"Well paced, not too fast nor too slow with close individual attention to each student. Really liked Chuck's lecture & discussion on the history of the weapon, plus their employment tactics and the reasoning for each. The staff was respectful of the students, had the ability to give corrections in a kind manner, were clear and precise in their instruction and were well organized. I would recommend the class to any student of history as well as those who wish to learn to sound SMG tactics and techniques."

T.H

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"I especially liked the variety of weapons used, the different ways to use them and the instructors. The class was a lot of fun and I learned a great deal. It was definitely time well spent."

K.H.

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"A great deal of emphasis has been placed in developing a meaningful and thoroughly instructive event. We have many approaches to firearms training, but an exceptional presentation will cut across the various individual styles and techniques and provide material for positive interpretation for everyone. We would like to extend our thanks to you for an extremely well received presentation."

R.E.H. -- Security Consultant

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"I realize that with your very heavy training schedule, you extended yourself greatly to provide training for the instructors in our region.The information and training you provided was enthusiastically received by all participants. Many thanks for a job well done.With people like yourself, we accomplish our ultimate purpose. Saving lives."

B.M. -- IALEFI Regional Representative

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"On behalf of the board of directors and our membership, I would like to express our gratitude for your presentation at our recent National Training Conference. Comments by the participants were extremely favorable. Your course, Field Reaction was very well received and provided valuable information and techniques which, for many, will represent the foundation for their agency's training programs.Additionally, your willingness to be objective and candid reinforces our views on Professionalism."

R.E.H -- IALEFI President

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It speaks extremely well of the profession when you have the opportunity to view first hand the amount of preparation, time and effort instructors like yourself put into their programs and the outward willingness to share info. Furthermore, please the thanks of the participants who have expressed genuine gratification through their critiques for all of your personal efforts on their behalf. Thanks for a job well done."

R.D.B -- IALEFI President

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"For his outstanding contributions to the war on drugs and for the significant training the DEA recognizes Chuck Taylor as a true warrior!"

F.E.W. -- DEA

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Comments about the Books

"I am a very pleased student of Chuck Taylor's book, Combat Handgunnery: 4th Edition. Mr. Taylor's insights and research gave me irrefutable and quotable evidence into buying the correct handgun for my purpose of self defense, which turned out to be the Glock M22. May God help me to never actually need to use it, but it's there should the need arise

I am certainly impressed and convinced unequivocally by Mr. Taylor's background...the information contained in Combat Handgunnery is helpful. Chuck says habits learned now will forever affect the future of my weapons ability, maybe even my survival, so the best training is what I want. God bless Mr. Taylor."

E.A. McG

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"We continuously monitor techniques and training methods and have yet to discover any the equal of, much less being superior to, those of Mr. Taylor's. The best measure of an instructor and his curriculum is the performance of his students. No one's students have performed better than ASAA graduates."

F.C. -- Security Consultant

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"...I would like to express appreciation for the highly professional job done as our lecturer and training supervisor during our recent course. We greatly enjoyed your inspired lessons on the various aspects of handgunnery. They provided us with matchless information derived from your first-hand experience in the field, but were also fun to hear. Once again, thank you for a superlative job."

V.F. -- Corporate Director

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About the 4-day Advanced Defensive Handgun Course

"The instruction was top-notch. The instructors here are the best. Also, the drills are applicable and build upon each other. The basics were never lost and always stressed. The video simulator is also outstanding! This course and its instructors were excellent. Thanks guys!"

J. G. -- Staff Segeant, U.S. Special Forces

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"The instruction at ASAA is second to none. The training is geared to real world self-defense combat situations and is backed by instructors who have been there and know what it's really like. and, just as important, know how to analyze techniques and tactics as they relate to real life. I especially liked the consistent review and practice of the basics, the close attention individual problems and their correction and the high level of experience and skill of the staff."

I really liked the video training simulator, shoot house and moving target."

D.H. -- Sergeant, Deputy Sheriff

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"For the individual officer or tactical team member who is motivated to protect himself, fellow officers and citizens, ASAA courses and seminars represent the finest training available and emphasize more than any other instructional program techniques that work well on the street where it counts."

K.C. -- Police Officer

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"We greatly appreciate what you did for us. It stands alone as the best training we have received to date."

J.M. -- SWAT Team Commander

 


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