AT ANY JBS course, we will require you to be competent and safe with the operation of these life
ending tools we intend to train with. This competency is the buy in to sit at the table. PERIOD. If you
do not possess the capacity to load, unload, draw, present, transport, holster, sling, unsling, reload,
fire, or manipulate your weapon with complete control in any facet at all you WILL be removed from
the line, and a refund WILL NOT be issued.
JBS also requires that all shooters KNOW, UNDERSTAND and APPLY the 4 Life-Safety Rules of
Firearms Handling BEFORE attending any JBSTG course. We only teach responsible Americans
and all students in attendance will be held to that standard. There is ABSOLUTELY ZERO tolerance
at our classes for anyone to be irresponsible or ignorant with firearms handling and there are no
excuses that we will accept as to why someone might be irresponsible and uncontrolled with a
firearm. Violations of these rules at any time will result in a student being removed from class and
without refund of tuition. Skill is not necessarily the measure, safe gun handling absolutely is.
The 4 Life-Safety Rules of Firearms Handling are:
1. I WILL KNOW THE STATUS OF THE FIREARM AT ALL TIMES AND TREAT IT WITH
THE RESPECT IT DESERVES AS THE LIFE TAKING TOOL THAT IT IS.
2. I WILL NOT POINT MY FIREARM AT ANYTHING THAT I WOULD NOT WANT TO
DESTROY OR PURCHASE.
3. I WILL KEEP MY FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER AND OUTSIDE THE TRIGGER
GUARD UNTIL I HAVE THE INTENTION TO FIRE. MY RIFLE SAFETY WILL BE ON
UNTIL I HAVE THE INTENTION TO FIRE.
4. I WILL KNOW MY TARGET, ITS BACKGROUND AND FOREGROUND AND WHAT
IS GOING ON AROUND ME AT ALL TIMES AS BEST I CAN CONTROL.
EVERYTHING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR EXCUSES
JBS requires that students have the PHYSICAL capacity to safely hold, and manipulate their firearm
WITHOUT assistance. (Quite simply, if you have a rifle you can’t load, hold, lift, etc, or a handgun
you cannot pull the slide back on, do not come to class until you can.)
We have chosen to have high safety standards when it comes to firearms handling. The level of
control and responsibility we require is more than most. We will make sure that all students on the
line with you have the required capacity to participate in order to ensure every JBS class is as safe
IF this is your first professional firearms course, you should take care to be sure your proficiency is
up to par to participate. This DOES NOT mean you must be a highly skilled marksman. This DOES
mean you are expected to be a professional gun handler as it pertains to safety and control.
You should be able to move your body under a time crunch. That doesn’t mean you have to be fast,
it just means you are expected to be mobile.
You should be able to maintain control of the muzzle, trigger finger, and your general set up while
moving through obstacles and in and around others. There are plenty of opportunities for you to
point a gun at someone if you are not ready or capable of this. If I feel like you aren’t ready, I do not
have time to attempt to help you get there. You will be asked to leave if you make me worried you
might point a firearm at someone.
JBS requires that students use a holster made for the SPECIFIC FIREARM MODEL you have
chosen to use, (Not a generic-fit floppy “Uncle Mikes” or “Universal” type holster). This holster must
retain the firearm in all activities to include, running/sprinting, sitting, potentially falling, etc. Certain
exceptions to the universal holster policy include Tier One MSP Pro, and the Phlster Floodlight. If
you have a similar holster and are wondering if it will be allowed, please email for approval. We allow
passive or active retention holsters however if your holster works through active retention, (a thumb-
strap, ALS button or similar) you will be required to use that feature when holstering your weapon on
the line. Here are some other gear/holster criteria for training with us:
- The holster must be for outside the waistband or inside the wasteband. (NO small of back,
shoulder, crossdraw, ankle rigs, or pocket carry allowed.)
- The holster MUST remain open when the firearm is removed to officiate efficient reholstering
one handed if need be. Holsters that require you to open them up to insert a firearm because
they clam shut when you draw the firearm are a NO GO.
- Your holster MUST be mounted to a BELT that is mounted to your pants or shorts with belt
loops. You may not clip a holster to a pair of sweat pants/workout shorts and come to class. I
do not care that many people carry this way. That doesn’t change anything about this policy.
AIWB carry is fine. Battle belt/duty belt is fine. Phlster Enigma system is the ONLY exception
to this belt mounted policy and that assumes that the Enigma is set up per the mfg
instructions the correct way.
- Regarding SERPA Holsters: No. DO NOT BRING ONE TO CLASS. You will not be allowed
- Your holster MUST completely cover the trigger/trigger guard of your firearm when
QUALITY EQUIPMENT AND CERTAIN EXPECTATIONS
Your cheap junk is not a reason to stop a class so you can constantly fix it and attempt to keep up.
Budgets are real. I get it. However, reasonable expectations must be maintained. If you bring a $35
optic to a course that will require that you to attempt high accuracy standards (they all ask that you
attempt these standards), you should not be surprised if you struggle to keep pace. Also, if you are
not a gunsmith, we do not advise that you use a weapon that you have personally modified for
defense of innocent life, training, or competing. The firearms industry typically, I said typically, does
a solid job of making the value of the weapon equitable to the cost. Frankly, if you didn’t pay but
$100 for your gun, you shouldn’t expect more than $100 worth of performance out of it.
Make wise decisions.
ATF classified “Pistols” may be used in our rifle classes. I ain’t your daddy or the ATF.
Binary triggers are not allowed in rifle courses.
Have one. I prefer a two point and so do most people after learning how to use it. I don’t
mind you bringing a single point but just know that the muzzle of that rifle not being secured by a
second point is your responsibility
Make sure you check each course page for any specific gear requirements
If you have any gear questions, don’t be afraid to email us. As long as your gear meets our
requirements, don’t be afraid to bring what ya’ got. We will work with you to get the most out of it.
We train in almost all weather conditions. Just because it’s cold, snowing, muddy, rainy, hot, muggy,
etc we do not stop classes. Only when conditions exist that pose a threat to student safety will we
cancel for the environment. In such an event, I intend to remain on property until the weather issue
passes and continue the course where we left off.
CAN MINORS TRAIN WITH JBS?
Absolutely, as long as certain criteria are met.
Those under 18 years of age (legal minors) may participate in JBS classes as long as their parent or
legal guardian is also taking the class. If a minor is under 15 years of age, they will not be allowed to
participate in any performance based open enrollment course, however we do offer private lessons
on the Home Range in Upstate SC.
For all JBSTG firearms classes, minor aged participants do not get any additional warnings, or slack
when it comes to our standards on personal responsibility or control of their firearm. As a parent you
should take care to be sure your child is ready to be responsible with a firearm.
Paying for someone other than you?
If you are paying for a tuition that is not your own YOU are responsible for making sure the attending
party you are paying for has read this agreement. If they have not read this page and also not
agreed to it in its entirety, I will hold YOU accountable for not facilitating that.
If you used the “deposit” feature to secure your class spot, you will receive an info email and final
invoice at or about two weeks before the class start date. If you do not pay the remaining balance,
you do NOT have a spot in class. Moreover, if you do not pay the remaining balance at all and have
not had any correspondence with me to absolve you of your commitment, you will go in the “Black
Book” and you will never train with JBSTG again. Even if you cannot make it to class, you are held to
your word. If you cannot make it to class, I will give you JBS credit toward your purchase ONLY if
you are paid in full. When you sign up for a JBSTG course, you are promising that you will be there,
and I am promising to have you a seat. If you can’t make it, let me know as soon as possible and I’ll
do what I can to work with you. If you’re a no call/no show, I’ll treat you accordingly.
If you have read this agreement/policy write up and agreed to it by signing up, then you have read
the email reminder about what is expected two weeks before class, then you sit through the TD1
morning chat and reminder about what is expected of you and you do not approach me in any way
to tell me you’ve decided that you are not ready, I will assume that you believe that you are. From
that point forward, I will absolutely remove you from class with no refund if you or I find that you are
in fact wanting in the necessary competency to participate.
There are certain things that do not have a measurable standard to go by. We must trust our
intuition. If I get a gut feeling that you are a risk to yourself or others based on watching you handle a
firearm, I will remove you from class and no refund will be issued. RESPONSIBLE GUN HANDLING
IS THE STANDARD. PERIOD.
If you are unsure if you are ready, here is a great tool you can use:
Video yourself doing the following based on the class you want to take and send it to me. In any
format. (Social media, email, etc.) I will look at it and be able to tell you what you’re lacking (if
anything) and give you a solid “yes” or “no” on whether you should be in a JBS course.
- Start unloaded. From the holster, load and make ready.
- On a USPSA type target (or similar) at 5-10 yards, draw and fire 3 shots.
- Perform a speed reload, and fire 3 additional shots.
- Recover to the holster.
String 2 (Can be performed in dry fire and submitted)
- Start from the holster (USPSA target or similar is fine)
- Draw and fire two shots
- Move five yards to the rear and fire an additional two shots
- Move back to the start position and fire an additional two shots for six total trigger pulls.
- Recover to the holster.
- From slung position, load and make ready with three total rounds in the rifle.
- From any standing start position, fire 3 rounds at a 10 yard USPSA type target
- Perform a bolt lock reload, and fire 3 additional rounds.
- Recover to the slung position.
- Start at the 10 yard line on the same target from string 1
- From standing start position of your choice fire 5 rounds
- Move rearward five yards
- Fire 5 additional rounds from the 15 yard line
- Move 5 yards forward to the original start position and fire 5 additional rounds.
Please include the showing of the target in the submission. Again, you don’t have to be great
at hitting what you’re aiming at. That’s what I am here for. However, you should at least have
all shots on the target somewhere in order to attend a course.
Please email me with any questions you may have.