WATERMAN, IL | MAY 9 - 10, 2020

PERFORMANCE SHOOTING & MOVEMENT (PISTOL/CARBINE) WITH NAVY SEAL & PRO SHOOTER FRED RUIZ

EARLY BIRD PRICE IN EFFECT  

$575 on or before April 8, 2020, or for students #6 to #10, whichever comes first.

($650 after the first ten students or on April 9, 2020, whichever comes first.)  

Early Bird rate ends soon!

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WHAT IS PERFORMANCE SHOOTING & MOVEMENT?

Professional sports shooters are some of the fastest and most accurate shooters given they focus solely on shooting.  

However, what techniques, tactics, and movements from sports competition shooting work well in actual combat? What won’t work well?  

In our Performance Shooting and Movement class designed for intermediate to advanced shooters, former Navy SEAL and Professional Sports Shooter, Fred Ruiz, will help you master pistol and carbine fundamentals and teach you how to shoot faster and more accurately in life-threatening situations by incorporating practical sports shooting and movement techniques to your arsenal.

CLASS INSTRUCTOR

FRED RUIZ

Fred Ruiz is a former U.S. Navy SEAL who completed nine years of active duty service. He is a qualified Naval Special Warfare Sniper and small unit tactics subject matter expert. In addition to teaching SEALs, he has taught private shooting and tactics courses nationally for civilians, law enforcement, and other military service members.  

After leaving the Navy, Fred became an executive protection team member for several Fortune 500 executives and their families where he worked as a close protection agent. 

Fred is also a professional competitive shooter in pistol and 3-gun action shooting sports disciplines with factory sponsorships from Primary Weapons Systems, Vortex Optics, and Polymer80. He has been involved in competitive shooting sports and with the firearms industry for over 15 years and serves as a product consultant for numerous popular brands.  

Currently, Fred continues teaching tactics for a military SOF unit as he works to develop and grow his own business. He also travels to teach performance shooting courses for private groups looking for specialized coaching.  

CLASS INSTRUCTOR

FRED RUIZ

Fred Ruiz is a former U.S. Navy SEAL who completed nine years of active duty service. He is a qualified Naval Special Warfare Sniper and small unit tactics subject matter expert. In addition to teaching SEALs, he has taught private shooting and tactics courses nationally for civilians, law enforcement, and other military service members.  

After leaving the Navy, Fred became an executive protection team member for several Fortune 500 executives and their families where he worked as a close protection agent. 

Fred is also a professional competitive shooter in pistol and 3-gun action shooting sports disciplines with factory sponsorships from Primary Weapons Systems, Vortex Optics, and Polymer80. He has been involved in competitive shooting sports and with the firearms industry for over 15 years and serves as a product consultant for numerous popular brands.  

Currently, Fred continues teaching tactics for a military SOF unit as he works to develop and grow his own business. He also travels to teach performance shooting courses for private groups looking for specialized coaching.  

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The class is designed for intermediate to advanced shooters who want to shoot faster and more accurately in defense of their life.

  • Early Bird: $575 (On or before April 8, 2020, or for the next five students, i.e. #6 to #10, whichever comes first.)
  • Standard: $650 (After the first ten students or on April 9, 2020, whichever comes first.)

  • Pistol Fundamental Four
  • Carbine Control
  • Efficiency vs Speed
  • Energy and Flow State
  • Eye Movement and Focal Planes
  • Sight Acceptability
  • Footwork Dynamics
  • Barricade Performance
  • Firearms Transitions & Recovery
  • Situational Adaptations
  • Confined Space Modifications
  • Room Entry Practical Exercises

  • Pistol and carbine of your choice. Make sure they are both in good, working condition and already sighted in, i.e. zeroed at the range of your choice.
  • Plate carrier with three magazine pouches for your rifle, or a battle belt with at least two magazine pouches for your rifle.
  • Outside the waistband holster.
  • Gun belt or battle belt.
  • Sling (Single or Double Point)
  • At least 3 pistol magazines. They can be 10 or 15 round magazines. (If you are shooting a 1911 platform bring extra magazines so you can shoot 30 rounds per relay.)
  • At least 3 carbine magazines. They should be 30 round magazines.
  • Magazine pouches so you can carry at least 2 extra pistol and carbine magazines. (If you will be using a plate carrier with rifle magazine pouches, your gun or battle belt will not need rifle magazine pouches.)
  • At least 750 rounds for your pistol and 750 round for your carbine.
  • Extra batteries for any electronic equipment
  • A speed loader to maximize training time
  • Eye (dark and clear lenses) and ear protection
  • Comfortable shoes. Most of the day we will be on our feet.
  • Sunscreen and a hat (Optional, but we will be spending a lot of time in the sun.)
  • Knee pads (Optional, but we may be shooting from kneeling positions.)
  • Drinks and food. We will be providing lunch and bottled water. If you are on a special diet, please bring your own food and drinks.

The class is being held at Aurora Sportsmen's Club in Waterman, IL. (about a 1.5 hour drive from downtown Chicago, and an hour from Naperville, IL). Training will be held from 9am to 4pm both days.

This is an intermediate to advanced class. Students must know how to safely operate and manipulate their pistols and carbines. This is NOT a beginner's class. Please contact us at info@tacticalhyve.com for questions regarding qualifications. Unsafe weapons handling will result in immediate suspension from the class without a refund.


Students must be at least 21 years old, and due to the Department of State ITAR regulations, tactical training is only available to US Citizens/Legal Residents.

  • Full refund: 61 or more days from the class
  • Partial refund: Between 31 and 60 days from the class
  • No refund: Within 30 days of the class

  • (In the event it rains, the class will proceed as planned unless the instructor feels the weather is severely affecting the quality of training.)

If you have more questions that were not already answered above, please send your questions to info@tacticalhyve.com.

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STUDENT BONUSES (Worth Over $1000)

  • Access to a private forum open only to Tactical Hyve class alumni. Here, you’ll be able to keep in touch with fellow students and seek additional guidance from instructors and other students.
  • Professional, digital photos/video of you training 
  • Shortly after the class, we will give you online access
  • Free Tactical Hyve American Flag T-Shirt
  • If for some reason we do not have your size in-stock a the time of the class, we will substitute the T-shirt for one of our hats.  
  • Free Lunch and Drinks
  • We will be providing lunch and bottled water on both days for all students.

Enroll in Performance Shooting & Movement (Pistol/Carbine)

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