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Shooting with Xray Vision for Civilians


Every year the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report and other Department of Justice documents demonstrate that private citizens used deadly force justifiably in self-defense roughly twice as often as police do. Dr. Gary Kleck in his landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Assocation in 1996 proved that private citizens use firearms in defense against criminals more than two million times annually.

Given these facts, and recognizing that Americans’ right to keep, bear, and use firearms is guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the Constitution, Tactical Anatomy Systems™ is honored to offer the same training in 3D target visualization to qualified private citizens as we offer to police. By “qualified”, we mean anyone who can legally own/carry a firearm and provide proof of good character (e.g., a valid concealed carry license).

Our 8-hour Tactical Anatomy for Civilians class includes all the classroom topics covered in our law enforcement Shooting With Xray Vision class, and special emphasis is given to understanding of the judicious use of deadly force, from state statutes and U.S. case law.

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Shooting with Xray Vision (SXRV)


This class was developed to train law enforcement personnel in anatomically effective targeting in an Officer Involved Shooting. In other words, we teach cops where to place their bullets for optimum results.

This class gives cops the tools they need to visualize vital human anatomy in 3 dimensions from any presentation or angle. In the past ten years thousands of officers have been trained in SXRV, and reports from these officers and departments tell us that SXRV-trained officers are stopping their opponents more quickly, fewer officers are taking return fire, and round accountability is drastically increased.

SXRV is designed to give any officer or firearms trainer the tools he or she needs to not only shoot more effectively, but to train others in the system with a minimum of expense to the department.

Topics covered in this class include:

• Ethics and U.S. case law of use of deadly force

• Terminal ballistics

• Gunshot wounds and incapacitation

• Vital human anatomy and physiology

• Practical classroom training in 3D visualization

• Simulated and/or live fire 3D targeting

This is an 8-hour class and is POST-certified in several states. Attendees should bring a notebook, colored markers, duty belt with sidearm, and 250 rounds of ammunition.

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Website Update, New Classes’s website is undergoing a major overhaul. The “old” software that my webmaster used to build this site originally is now obsolete and unsupported, so we’re having to upgrade to new programs. The website will look very much the same as the old one, but the stuff working in the background will be faster and more efficient.

You will probably notice a couple of cool new things show up when we go live, and other stuff that will be added over the next several months. For one thing, we are going to have the Tactical Anatomy Instructor Manual digitized and available as a download from the website. Hard copies of the book will still be available for purchase, but the costs of printing are so high that I will be able to sell you a downloaded copy of the book for about 2/3 the price of a hard copy.  Another cool feature of the new website will be that upcoming classes will be available for online registration and payment. We had a real hard time getting that to work in the old website but my webmaster has upgraded the software so we can do it efficiently in the new website. We will also have downloadable videos, of classes and of some other cool stuff. Video downloads will be split into two categories, with the more graphic/sensitive stuff being available to members only.

Speaking of upcoming classes, here’s what I’ve got scheduled for the next few months:

Shooting With Xray Vision (law enforcement and military personnel only) at Saukville Policed Department, Saukville, WI, July 12, 2013

Shooting With Xray Vision for Civilians, Saukville Police Department, July 13, 2013

Shooting With Xray Vision (one class open to both LE and civilians), Evergreen Sportsmen’s Club, Olympia, WA, October 7, 2013.

Registration for all 3 classes will be accessible within the next couple of weeks when the new website goes live. If you want to nail down your spot prior to that, shoot me an email at and I’ll get you squared away. 

One negative effect of the rebuild is that I have had to suspend adding new members to the site temporarily… so if you have been waiting for your membership to be activated, this is the reason for the delay. We should be able to activate all of your memberships shortly.

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Tactical Treatment of Gunshot Wounds

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Tactical Anatomy SystemsTM  offers several options for training in the treatment of trauma in the tactical setting: 4-hr Basic, 8-hr Intermediate, and 16-hr Advanced  level courses. Both the Intermediate and Advanced courses are detailed enough that upon completion you should have all the Instructor tools you need to go home and train your whole cadre or department. These courses are designed for SWAT and military personnel, not EMT’s. Their purpose is to train operators in the core techniques needed to save the life of a buddy, a civilian casualty, or even oneself in the tactical environment.

These courses have been developed over several years out of my trauma experience as a certified Emergency Physician, an EMS Medical Director, and after taking tactical medicine classes offered by colleagues around the country. The curriculum of these courses continues to evolve as more information comes my way from tactical medics and docs returning from the Sandbox and elsewhere.

So what does Tactical Anatomy ‘s  TTGSW class consist of? To be honest, it depends on how much time you allot for training, and the level of skill and training the class has coming in the doors. My most basic TTGSW class is a 4-hour block that covers the basic principles of field treatment of gunshot wounds, edged weapons wounds, and blast trauma, with hands-on practical exercises in using the basic survival tools that every soldier or cop should have on hand in a violent confrontation. If we have a more advanced group with more time, we go into more advanced scenario-based training incorporating simulated wounds and simulated-fire and live-fire environments, officer-down extrication procedures, airway management, and IV access.


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