Richard Nance:


March 20-15 – St. Louis, MO
Close Quarter Pistol
ILEETA Conference
(Law Enforcement)
March 27 – Harrisburg, PA
Unarmed Combatives
(Private Group)
April 25-27 – Peoria, IL
Vehicle Dynamics
(Law Enforcement)
May 18-20 – The Site, Mount Carroll, IL
Specialty Course (Private Group)
July 15-16 – The Site, Mount Carroll, IL
Close Quarter Pistol
(Open Enrollment)
October (Dates TBD) – Dayton, OH
Close Quarter Pistol – Level II
(Open Enrollment)
October 27-30 – The Site, Mount Carrol, IL
Close Quarter Pistol – Level II
(Open Enrollment)
*All courses are two-day format unless otherwise noted. Additional courses are being scheduled. If you are interested in hosting a course in 2017, contact us ASAP.
An integrated approach to shooting and fighting in close quarters
By Richard Nance

During an armed encounter at arm’s length, marksmanship alone won’t save you. In this fast-paced, hyper-violent range of combat, your life will depend on your ability to FIGHT with your gun! Learn the close quarter techniques and tactics that will help you prevail.


  • Mindset and awareness
  • Striking and fending
  • Accessing your gun in close quarters
  • Contact distance shooting
  • Handgun retention
  • Disarming and counter-weapon tactics
  • Clinch fighting
  • Ground fighting
  • Force-on-force training
  • Much, much more…


For a limited time only, gunFIGHT! author Rich Nance and photographer Alfredo Rico will sign your copy of the book. Only limited quantites available.
$23.95 plus $12 S&H
Shipping and handling is Priority Mail to continental US. Additional shipping rates will apply if outside the continential US.


“Richard has written a book that should be required reading for anyone carrying a firearm, especially citizens who have chosen to carry daily.”
Sergeant Major Kyle E. Lamb (R), Former 1st SFOD-D Delta Force Operator
“Rich Nance’s new book encompasses the high skill I’ve seen him display in both martial arts and shooting, and his deep understanding of both as they relate to police work and self-defense. An extremely useful, potentially life-saving read!”
Massad Ayoob, Renowned Author, Trainer, Use-of-Force Expert
“This is a most comprehensive and valuable resource to the firearms community. This is a great book for the beginner and for the master!”
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Former Army Ranger, Paratrooper, West Point Professor of Military Science, Author of On Killing and On Combat
“gunFIGHT! is very well-written and addresses reality in every detail from gun and equipment selection to mindset and techniques. I think anyone, whether law enforcement or civilian who is concerned for their own safety would be remiss if they didn’t read this book. I can’t say enough good things about it.”
Jim Kauber, Former Navy Seal, President/Director of Training of The Site Firearms Training Center
“Rich is able to integrate his knowledge about combatives and self-defense into a reliable, insightful primer on shooting that will significantly contribute to any serious student’s performance.”
Kelly McCann, Former Special Operations Marine, Black Belt Magazine Self Defense Instructor of the Year
“Rich Nance’s comprehensive work addresses what I believe is one of the most neglected if not misunderstood topics related to firearms and self-defense tactics…Extreme Close Quarter Combatives. This book should be mandatory for any serious student of the craft.”
Fletch Fuller, Vice President/Director of Law Enforcement Training ISR Matrix International, Veteran Police Officer
“In gunFIGHT! Rich Nance provides 20 chapters of solid information on critical aspects of armed encounters, which exceeds the gun, ammo, holster basics so common in armed self-defense books. Few books address and fewer authors have the knowledge base to write about such topics.”
Kevin Davis, Police Officer, Firearms Trainer, and Author of Citizen’s Guide to Armed Defense
"Whether you’re a rookie cop or a salty vet, my sense is that you’ll find at least one thing in this book that might help save your life."
Excerpt from Review of gunFIGHT!
Schedule subject to change

Richard Nance is a full time, municipal police officer with a Northern California police department. During his 18+ year law enforcement career, Richard has served as a SWAT Team Leader, Firearms Instructor, and Defensive Tactics Instructor in addition to his patrol duties. He is a lifelong martial artist and Karate Blackbelt. Richard writes for Guns & Ammo and Handguns magazines and is the co-host of Handguns & Defensive Weapons, a Sportsman Channel original TV series. Richard authored the book, GunFight! – An Integrated Approach to Shooting and Fighting in Close Quarters. Richard is the co-founder of WARTAC CQC, LLC.

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