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This course is for anyone who might come under attack while operating a motor vehicle. Whether the attack is an attempted carjacking, kidnapping, or terrorist attack. Our goal is to train the driver how to use a vehicle as a means of escape and/or a weapon for survival. The driver will learn his and the vehicle’s capability. The training will emphasize the importance of being mentally prepared in an effort to react appropriately. Trigger Time instructor cadre combines “world-class” security professionals and firearm experts. We field true “subject matter experts” with current real-world experience, whether we are discussing deployment from a motorcade into a hostile environment or evasive driving at top speed, the basic tenants of vehicle control, advanced braking techniques, and the concepts of accident avoidance are described in lecture.


Through practical demonstration and individual participation, students learn and practice precision driving, skid control, straight-line braking, braking and turning, off-road recovery, and accident avoidance. Students learn the dynamics and physical skills necessary to avoid or evade imminent attacks. Students become proficient at rapidly turning the vehicle using J and Y turns. Specialized techniques are demonstrated by instructors and practiced by each student. Tactical ramming is used as a counter-assault to an overrun or drive-by attack. Specialized frontal and reverse ramming techniques are demonstrated by instructors and practiced by each student. Instructors demonstrate the current methodology found in improvised explosive devices. A thorough system of vehicle protection and searches is taught in lectures and applied in practical exercises using inert explosive devices hidden on standard vehicles.


Our comprehensive off-road driving course is hands on, providing students detailed instruction to include:


  • Various terrain surfaces: gravel, topsoil, grass, hard packed clay, shale, sand, and rock

  • How to read and change driving techniques based on vehicle language

  • Approach and departure angles

  • Suspension variables and the importance of planning prior to negotiating an obstacle

  • How to identify and protect vehicle components both underneath and in the engine compartment

  • Understanding of driver/vehicle relationship

  • Vehicle language, weight and traction transfer, body position, steering wheel management and pedal control (to include brake/throttle modulation)

  • Challenges of smoothly negotiating a variety of obstacles: rocks, stumps, ditches, dry creek beds, logs, ruts, hills, mud and topsoil

  • How to use available materials to overcome obstacles

  • Necessity and technique of using a ground guide

  • Employment of various equipment to recover a downed or stuck vehicle in a single or multi-vehicle situation

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