Force on Force with the Concealed Carry Snub*

Mr. de Bethencourt has decades of experience with the snub-nose revolvers to share. He offers a lively and informative program and will challenge your thinking on these under-rated little guns. – Ralph Mroz, Nationally known firearms writer and Training Director for the Police Officers Safety Association’s Force on force with the Concealed Carry Snub* presents a unique force-on-force, man-marking cartridge shooting experience. Shooters will face live, interactive opponent. All shooters will be supplied with custom machined, micro-welded, and dedicated UTM marking cartridge firing snub revolvers. Shooters will face live, interactive opponent in a series of encounters that will challenge both your gun handling and your knowledge of use of force rules.

Program topics will include:

  • Rates of use of force encounters: Home, Work, and Travel
  • The basic rules for responsible use of force
  • Professional resources and preparations required before the need for force.
  •  Review of class safety, and safety tools
  • Introduction to using FoF and its goals

FoF encounters will include:

  • Home alone and the unknown intruder
  • Your injured neighbor is fleeing her ex-husband
  • Some unpleasantness at the ATM
  • Meeting new people in the underground garage
  • Road rage at the parking meter
  • New job promotes old violence
  • The trouble with gas pumps
  • Road blocks and the family rescue
  • Car wreck and the injured motorist
  • Road fight and the officer requiring aid
  • Camping and encounters with predators
  • Mid-day dining at the local cafe
  • You’ll find what your looking for at the mall
  • PTA meeting and a problem parent
  • Post shooting behaviors of responsible gun owners
  • Practicing for safe post-shooting police response

Equipment List:

• Force-on-force training snub

(All force-on-force training revolvers will be provided)

• Quality holster and belt

(Holster remains open following draw stroke)

• Eye and ear protection

• A baseball-style cap with a bill

• Ammunition (Supplied)

(Each student will be issued all required force-on-force man-marking rounds, as well as all required safety equipment.)

• Lunch and snacks

(Lunch is a working lunch)

• Bottled water


• Three ring notebook and pen

$185.00 per student

To register, telephone Michael de Bethencourt at 978-667-5591, e-mail or mail in your application along with a $85.00 tuition deposit to, 7 Mohawk Drive, Acton, MA 01720

*This program is not a new shooter’s gun safety class. This course is for shooters looking to test  their skills with the self-defense snub revolver using supplied force-on-force snub revolvers. This class has no prerequisite.

View the schedule and register for an upcoming class