Instructor: Ken Allen Bio
Business: Ken Allen Firearms Training
Class Date: 2017 August 12-13
Class Time: 0845-1730
Location: Pelham Fish & Game Club, Pelham, NH
Hotel: Holiday Inn Salem or Nashua Holiday Inn
Class Size: [Contact Instructor]
Experience Level: Skilled Base Intermediate through Advanced (Prerequisites below)
Class Description

Barricades and Backgrounds (A Defensive Carbine & Handgun Skill Development Training)

Are you only training on a "square" range with no barriers or obstacles between you and the target? Are you concentrating on one very specific target directly in front of you? If that is the case, it is time to break the norm.

A typical “square” range is good for working though mechanics and foundational fundamentals but it doesn't truly reflect the reality of the dynamic environments we spend our lives moving through.

"Barricades & Backgrounds" is a multidimensional cover and concealment based Defensive Carbine and Handgun Skill Development Training with foreground, middle-ground and background threat / non-threat awareness & assessment. The experience will include simulated architectural and environmental obstacles such as walls, doorways, curbs, vehicles, trees, mailboxes, tables, boulders, etc.

This training will also include shooting-on-the-move, turns and alternative shooting positions. To maintain accountability, targets will be varied and continually scored. Communication will also be practiced throughout the training.

Skills will be taught, then practiced in conjunction with foundational skills and then trained under stress in defensive scenarios. Numerous learning repetitions will be offered to assure the students understanding of the skills presented before increasing the level and complexity of the challenge.

This in-depth, well blended training is invaluable for the Armed Professional or Citizen Defender, but is equally as valuable for those interested in competition or range use of their carbine and handgun. It is specifically designed to give you skills to get through a bad day.

Included is individualized coaching and feedback. All students will constantly be encouraged to perform to their potential.  Class size is limited. Do not miss this training opportunity!

Note: The training is designed to improve the skilled base intermediate level student thru advanced level student. This is NOT a first time learning to shoot or handle a carbine or handgun training. 

Note of Special Allowance: This training can be attended with only a carbine if one’s handgun skills are not suitable.


All students must already understand and practice each of the elements of firearm(s) safety and have knowledge of their firearm(s) working mechanics for their safe operation and use.

One must be able to keep ones finger(s) clear from the trigger and trigger space when they are NOT on-target and ready-to-engage the target. 

One must be able to operate and manage the firearm(s) (load, reload, lock slide and or bolt to rear, use the safety selector and place sites on target, press the trigger, placing rounds on an intended target).

Required Equipment:

  • M4/AR15 Type or AK type Carbine/Rifle w Iron Sights and or Optics - fully functional/operational and lubricated
  • Spare Carbine/Rifle – optional  
  • Extra Batteries for Optics
  • Tools: Any required by carbine/rifle, mounted equipment (including optics, Back Up Iron Sights (BUIS), etc.)
  • Sling – Adjustable 2-Point
  • Carbine Magazines (6) 30 Round
  • Handgun - Service or concealment pistol (i.e. Glock 19 size or larger. No subcompact, micro or pocket pistols or revolvers. No single action only firearms (without prior approval).
  • 4 magazines (min 10 rnd capacity)
  • Quality belt mounted holster - outside the waistband (inside waist holsters only with prior approval) – Holster must have at least strong friction retention.
  • Ammo - Carbine - Approx. 700 Rounds (minimum-on-hand)
  • Ammo - Handgun - Approx. 400 Rounds (minimum-on-hand)
  • *Ammo Note: Bring extra. NO Reloads or Remanufactured Ammo
  • Lube and Rag
  • Gear Belt w/ min of 1 Mag Holder (support side) for Carbine and 2 Mag Holder for Handgun
  • Addition Magazine Holder(s) for Carbine and Handgun per personal needs – Gear Belt Mounted, Chest Rig, Mag Carrier and or Cargo Pockets (Shooter maybe expected to carry on themselves up to 6 extra carbine magazines and 2 extra handgun magazines).
  • Eye Protection – 2 pair (clear and sun protection)
  • Hearing Protection – electronic preferred
  • Knee Pads
  • Flashlight
  • Shooting Mat or Pad
  • Sharpie Marker (2)
  • Pen / Note Pad
  • Shooters Cap
  • Sturdy Footwear
  • Shooting Gloves (support hand min.)
  • Cleaning Kit with sectional steel rod
  • Trauma Kit w/ Tourniquet
  • First Aid Kit (Boo-boo Kit)
  • Cargo Pants or Cargo Shorts (Cargo Pants are preferred for your protection)
  • Fleece Jacket or other clothing suitable for weather/temperature
  • Rain Jacket / Pants
  • Sunscreen / Bugspray
  • Camp Chair
  • Cooler with ice and cold H2O
  • Snacks
  • Lunch (food options within 10 min drive as well)

Students must possess and produce a valid State issued drivers license and Concealed Firearms Permit / License (CCW or Equal) prior to training.

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Payment: Send payment for each student via PayPal (Remarks on PayPal should read ONLY “072017”). Send to the same email address. Checks also accepted but must be received prior to training to hold the seat (Return checks: admin fee of $50 will be charged and due immediately with full payment via a bank check or cash).

Cancelations: Received more than 24 hours prior to training will receive credit toward future training (must be used within 4 months of the initially scheduled date). General cancelations within 24hrs (without an emergency) will forfeit payment. Emergency situations are dealt with case-by-case and similar credit rules as above may apply.

Cost: $400 via PayPal (PF&G member discount price $350 - must specify member ID).

To register: Email Ken Allen and request a seat. Please include a copy of your current Drivers License and Concealed Firearms Permit.