I wanted to provide an AAR for the Inpax course Defensive Handgun II in Pittsburgh on Oct 22-23. This course in module 2 of 4 in the defensive handgun curriculum. The class consisted of two 6 hour days and was $295. If you bring a friend/spouse it is $450 for the two of you. Not a bad deal if you ask me. A little background about the company. Inpax was founded in 2003 by a gentleman named Sam Rosenberg who has been involved in personal security and defensive tactics for quite some time and is also a veteran of the USMC. Since the founding of this company he has built up an impressive cadre of professionals to provide training in all aspects personal security including mindset, hand-to-hand tactics, edged weapons, handguns, carbines, and shotguns. In addition, his company provides executive protection, training, and research to law enforcement agencies. For more info please see http://www.inpax.net/default.html. In not in any way affiliated with this company other than having gone to a Bulletproof Mind Seminar they hosted and having taken this class. I met Mr. Rosenberg at the Bulletproof Mind seminar and he struck me as a very down-to-earth guy who was not a pretentious ass in the least. That attitude seems to have been instilled in his organization as well and was very important to me when choosing to go train with someone. I actually was introduced to Inpax through the gentleman who was the instructor for the course, John Battilana. I met John because I was looking for someone to do firearm transfers for me when I moved to Pittsburgh and was close to my house. This is something John does to help his fellow shooters out on the side since He works executive protection and instructs for Inpax. John invited me to attend the Bulletproof Mind Seminar they were hosting (more on that in a bit) which was my first introduction to the organization and how I came to learn a little about what they do. I also met many people at this seminar who regularly pay these people to train them. After receiving unanimous positive feedback from people at the seminar I knew I had to sign up. John is a true professional and does not seem to have a dogmatic bone in his body, important in an industry of inflated egos. Throughout the class he would show us several methods for whatever skill we were working on, show you what they have found works best, and coach you through the finer points of implementing that. If you had another method that you have found works better for you, his attitude was go for it. No forced Weaver stance and Powerstroke method (used pejoratively here to describe the over-hand slide release) to earn your gold star here. John did very well at keeping the class moving along at a pace that kept you from getting bored or had too much down time, while at the same time taking time to ensure everyone had a chance to work on the concepts being taught. He was also good at providing individualized feedback to those who needed it. In addition, the head of HR for Inpax was there to act as a range officer. She was very good at ensuring a safe shooting environment and also providing individualized help to the shooters who needed it, so much so, that we discussed having her train my wife. Quick blurb about the Bulletproof Mind Seminar. Do yourself a favor and go to the seminar. Afterwards buy the book. Col. Grossman is a very engaging speaker, prolific author, and first class scholar. His material will help you mentally and tactically prepare for the worst, while also making you more aware of your everyday surroundings. I had so many light bulb moments during that seminar that I do not hav the time or space to present them here. WhatI liked most is that he was not just presenting theory. Everything he teaches is backed by scholarly research and real-world implementation and feedback. Specifically what I found most helpful was the psychology of single event mass murders (think school shooters) and strategies terrorist typically employ to draw victims in to a kill zone and terrorism tactics in regards to attacking local schools and communities. You learn effective strategies for dealing with both situations. In addition, he teaches you how to regain control of your emotions during and after a situation and how to deal with the aftermath.