CAA Global: Train the Trainer – The IDF Way

    In a few days (December 11th), Lt Col (ret) Mikey Hartman, a 22 year veteran of the IDF and writer of the IDF Shooting Doctrine, and CEO of CAA Global, is bringing IDF style training here to the United States.

    The IDF Sharpshooting and Marksmanship school (and doctrine) in Israel, which Lt Col (ret) Mikey Hartman was the Commander, has graduated north of five-hundred thousand plus Israeli Defense Forces members as well as a few thousand US soldiers.

    Lt Col (ret) Mikey Hartman will be personally running this first course along with a few other handpicked cadre, to include Aaron Forum, Garret “Machine”, Hayim Funes and Eran Segev (a mix of former IDF and US Special Forces). The three day course at the Altair Training Solutions facility near Miami, Florida, covers use and deployment of the CAA Micro RONI (and Micro RONI with Stabilizer) and the new Hartman MH1 Reflex sight. The course will include instruction in sharpshooting and marksmanship, shooting from alternate positions, multiple target engagement, and close quarters battle, all culminating in a final drill.

    Be on the lookout for articles in the next couple of weeks highlighting the training and equipment from the “Train the Trainer” course, as one of our own is attending. We will get some good feedback on the RONI and see what the deal is!

    If you are interested in this kind of training, a schedule of classes will be available in early 2017.

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

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