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John Chapman

John Chapman (Chappy) is the founder and Director of Training of LMS Defense, an international full service training, consulting, business leadership, and weapons system testing firm. Chappy is a retired police Lieutenant and a currently serving reserve SWAT officer. He has also served as a Sergeant, Field Training Officer, SWAT Operations and Training Officer and Chief Firearms Instructor; and consults and assists SWAT teams both domestically and internationally in the organization and training of law enforcement tactical teams. He has also worked as a private security contractor, servicing training and physical security contracts in the public and private sector, both domestically and internationally. Chappy has been a firearms and tactics instructor since 1994, and has trained thousands of citizens, law enforcement officers and teams, US Military units, and international police and military clients. He is a Superior Court lethal force subject matter expert, and is an industry recognized leader in the application of night vision and IR laser technology to the law enforcement and armed citizen missions. Chappy's training philosophy is centered on a principals based methodology which allows for the evolution of techniques and procedures while maintaining the underlying fundamental skills necessary for success.
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CQB Shooting Fundamentals

CQB Shooting Fundamentals

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CQB Shooting Fundamentals will get you ready for close encounters of the ugly kind. Taught by Chappy in a no nonsense and clear manner, you will get a one-on-one lesson like no other. John Chapman (Chappy) is the founder and Director of Training of LMS Defense, an international full service training, consulting, business leadership, and weapons system testing firm. Chappy is a retired police Lieutenant and a currently serving reserve SWAT officer. In this video Chappy reviews what is CQB, range versus combat mindset, weapon selection, lighting and laser selection as well as support equipment selection, CQB weapons manipulation and ready positions, emergency transitions and reloads, rapid single and multiple target engagements, shooting on the move, shooting through barriers, and more.



NVG / IR Skill Builder

NVG / IR Skill Builder

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NVG / IR Skill Builder is your first step in learning about night vision equipment, the proper application of the equipment, as well as IR and visible laser use. John Chapman (Chappy) is the founder and Director of Training of LMS Defense, an international full service training, consulting, business leadership, and weapons system testing firm. Chappy is a retired police Lieutenant and a currently serving reserve SWAT officer. He is also an industry recognized leader in the application of night vision and IR laser technology to the law enforcement and armed citizen missions. In this video Chappy reviews mission identification and needs assessment, selecting the right night vision and support gear, NVG pre-mission setup, laser mounting and zero, movement and weapon manipulation under NVG, static and multiple target engagements, IR to white light transitions, and more. Whether you already run NVG or are contemplating transitioning to it, this video will give you a solid foundation to build upon.




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