Erick Gelhaus is s 29 year Law Enforcement veteran, former US Army infantry squad leader and Iraq veteran. He has decades of firearms instructor experience teaching both at his Sherriff’s Department and the legendary Gunsite founded by Jeff Cooper the father of the modern technique. He recently founded Cougar Mountain Solutions, CMS is a training & consulting firm that focuses on Developing practitioners and programs, Educating those who discuss, explain, or review uses of force; Evaluating equipment, events, and performance.  Erick is a subject matter expert in Red Dot optics on pistols, developing and leading the Gunsite’s RDO program.  He is also heavily focused on low light solutions, defensive shotgun, carbine and much more.

This episode EvoSec dives into the recent Rangemaster Instructor Development class that Erick and Eric Davis attended together where Erick received the Top Gun award.  Erick then provides some master class philosophy and recommendations on RDOs, Low light techniques and much more….

Erick’s 2X3 Red Dot Development drill – as discussed on the show:

7 yards – IDPA/IPSC A zone or a B8 Bull repair center – shot timer.

On buzzer, draw strong hand only, fire 2 rounds center mass – in battery speed reload, change to two handed grip, fire 2 more rounds – speed reload 2 more rounds from support hand only.

Erick shooting and explaining the drill

Newer shooters aim for under 12 seconds, advanced shooters under 10 sec.  Give it a try!

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Cougar Mountain Solutions 

Instagram @cougar_mountain_solutions

Evolution Security is Eric Davis, Aaron Davis and Brian Schilt; specializing in self-protection education, defensive pistol and carbine, consulting, and weapons based grappling.  Their mission is to help those serious about protecting themselves and their loved ones, become more capable though filtered information, recommended study, and highlighting their mentors who are the best in the field.   In addition, Eric and Aaron (twins) are musicians keeping with Musashi’s adage that martial artist should focus on art outside of the martial (bumper music recorded by the brothers).

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