Our approach here at Ten8Safety is simple, safe and effective when it comes to personal
protection. “Ten Eight” is a simple radio code meaning “I am in service.” To be “In Service”
means to be available and prepared for a call for service from the community. That is to say,
the training and equipment the public servant has on them meets the standard of vigilance
required to serve the public.
Our training is based on a blend of science and experience. The goal of our training is to keep
law abiding citizens safe and ready to be “In Service” for themselves, their loved ones or for the
community. Whether you are a civilian, a police officer or have military experience we have a
course for you. Some of our officers are California Peace Officer Standard Training (POST)
certified instructors and are certified to teach police firearm use and tactics. We will also have a
section that focuses on hunting. The modules we provide are tailored for individuals or groups
based on their level of experience or lack thereof. We have the capacity to cater to most
everyone. The principals of firearm safety are the same for everyone. The context may vary
greatly but using a firearm to protect ones’ own life or the life of an innocent is virtually the
same, including the very basic tactics. You specify your firearms goals and objectives and we will tailor a course for you or your group using our principles and extensive skill sets.
The state of mind that can be developed before, during and after a critical
incident involving the use of a firearm is the primary subject to be studied and
discussed. Mindset is a broad subject involving multiple approaches in preparing for a
possible event involving a firearm, having the skill to endure and respond to a deadly
encounter during the event and also knowing what to do immediately after the event.
In a gunfight, if you don’t have the reflex to move out of the way of the
incoming rounds your chance for survival are greatly reduced. “Incoming rounds have
right of way” is what we tried to remember in the Marine Corps. Our method will not
only teach, but habituate the individual to use movement to their advantage. We use a proprietary form of biometrics and science, blended with extensive experience to achieve this goal.
“A is before S in the alphabet.” In our line of work, that means that accuracy
is more important than speed. Our instructors will effectively teach how to balance
accuracy and speed to optimize proficiency and mastery of combat shooting.
Speed- “Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.” This paradoxical statement underlines the
importance of how to learn to be fast and accurate with a firearm. The approach in
teaching speed with firearm use is based on solid science on how the brain functions
and how it can be trained for optimal fast work with a firearm.
In a combat situation the brain must be able to shift gears from using the
Amygdala for the “fight and flight” response to the frontal lobe of decision making. This
is a gross simplification of the brain process during a critical encounter but it highlights
the basic need to be able to shift gears so to speak and transition into using one part of
the brain to the other. This training too has solid use in science that is blended into
tactics and experience based methodology.