John Murphy recently retired after 25 years of service in the Marines and the intelligence community, but he makes no claim to being a combat veteran. He considers himself very fortunate to have trained under some of the most respected firearms instructors in the country, and he’s learned much more about shooting and self-defense outside the military than he ever did during his service. As an instructor, John has incorporated the best and most practical methods and techniques into his courses, and he continues to train and refine his skills every year, both as a defensive shooter and as a trainer. John has presented classroom and range instruction at the multiple Rangemaster Conferences, and currently holds a “Master Instructor” rating from Rangemaster, and is a graduate of Massad Ayoob’s “Lethal Force Instructor” program.  For reference of some select instructors John has training or certifications from reference below.

In this show we talk about John’s flagship course Street Encounter Skills and Tactics,  Ancillary skills that may preclude having to shoot, including Managing Unknown Contacts (MUC, credit Craig Douglas) pre-assault cues, Pepper Spray use and Medical, Recognition Primed Decision Making, use of video review and more… For more on John, and to sign up for one of his classes:

Or find him on social media @fpftraining 

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John’s Youtube has hours of life saving information all for free.  

Also discussed Active Self Protection John Correia’s channel.  

Some of John’s prominent instructors:

  • John Farnam
  • Louis Awerbuck (RIP)
  • Kelly McCann
  • Pat Rogers (RIP)
  • Jeff Gonzales
  • Pat Goodale
  • Tom Givens
  • Craig Douglas
  • Greg Ellifritz
  • Massad Ayoob
  • Kathy Jackson
  • Andrew Branca
  • Mike Green
  • Brett Harnish
  • Melody Lauer
  • Annette Evans
  • David Spaulding
  • Chris Sizelove
  • Kyle Defoor
  • Karl Rehn
  • Phillip Groff
  • Tatiana Whitlock

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