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 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 intermediate to advanced level shooters looking to advance their skills with the self-defense snub revolver. Shooters do not have completed the Secrets of the Conceal Carry Snub course in order to attend this program.

View the schedule and register for an upcoming class