One of the difficult things about running a training class is interacting with a wide variety of different gear. Our primary concern when teaching students is safety, but this must be balanced with making students are learning the necessary information. There are times when the gear a student brings to class makes it impossible to fulfill that goal. We pride ourselves in allowing many types of gear and not requiring anything too specific for our classes. That said, we need to lay a couple ground rules to be sure we maximize safety.
Paladin Combatives instructors have the final say of whether a piece of gear is unsafe, or not.
If a piece of gear is deemed unsafe, the student will not be allowed to continue using it in class. We will make every attempt o offer a replacement for the remainder of the class. At the very least we’ll help you modify future drills to make the most of the class while missing that piece of gear.
A short list of unsafe gear is listed below. This is not a comprehensive list and should not be taken as such.
Nylon holsters with velcro retention straps
Any kydex holsters not designed for the specific model of firearm being used
Pulls, cord-locks, or attachments on clothing or jackets that dangle near the holster
Firearms with mechanical problems which affect function
Chest mounted holsters
If you aren’t sure about the safety of a piece of equipment, please be sure to contact us. We’ll do everything we can to get you the information you need. You may use the form below, or leave us a comment on this page.
Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Thanks!