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Hi Ron, Training with you has certainly met and exceeded my expectations. Before the training I had a lot of

concern about using a shotgun. I probably used my gun more that first morning than in the last twenty years that

I owned it. But you taught me valuable and simple techniques that will last a lifetime. I have now traded my home

defense tool from an AR to a 12 gauge because in close quarters it's just a more effective tool.

BubbaBob

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Hey Ron, Thanks for another enjoyable Sunday shoot. I will be there again Sunday if it rains, if it stays cold and

we still have snow I will have to miss. Not too many snow shoe days left south of ADKs.As you probably know I do

a lot of shooting on Tues nights. I was “lucky” enough to shoot 1st on my squad @ GCL on Tues which means I

had no idea what to expect on one of the stages. Usually once the 1st person runs through, everyone knows who

the bad guys are and its just a matter of trying to score enough points when you cruise through the course.  Your

scenarios change every time and the emphasis is on identifying the threat and reacting as quickly as possible. The

concept of changing the goal or “order of attack” under fire never comes into play up there as it does on your

shoot. Tues night still is a lot of fun, but your training adds a sense of realism impossible to duplicate in that

environment. The fact that your classes are outdoors in itself adds realism. Running for cover and taking a knee

to retrieve loose ammo is a lot different w/ an inch or 2 of snow on the ground than it is on dry concrete. I have

owned a pair of 870’s for many years and have killed a lot of deer w/ them as well as many clay pigeons but after a

couple weeks at your shotgun class I am realizing I really know an awful lot less than I thought about how to

effectively run them. The high-speed reloading/shooting drills were a lot of fun and will help build muscle

memory and a thorough familiarization of the weapon.

I still can’t believe I was able to shoot as much as I did, If more people knew what you are doing, the place would

have been packed. Next time I will bring more ammo! Thanks Again

Alan

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I just attended a CQC/Defensive Knife Course offered by LMI today. It was a free course that Ron was nice

enough to offer me.

I have been attending the weekly shooting classes at the Canandaigua Sportsman’s Club for a while now and have

realized that Ron has a wealth of knowledge and expertise. So when he offered the “free” CQC course, I of course

jumped at the opportunity. I was not disappointed. I have never had any formal self-defense training what so ever

before this. I started out learning the basic grasps and take down maneuvers and it wasn’t too long and I already

had a few favorite take down moves. As the day progressed I became more comfortable and could perform these

actions at a faster speed. This is day number one for me mind you. In the afternoon, Ryan showed up and I got to

practice my newly found skills on him. He is quite a bit taller than Ron (and myself for that matter), so some of

the techniques worked better and some had to be modified to get the desired outcome. This showed me that in a

real life situation, your attacker may be bigger or smaller than you, so you will have to adapt to that, but the basic

premise is still the same. During the knife portion of the course, I learned one important thing. That is, you don’t

want to be in a knife fight! If you go toe to toe with someone and “spar with a knife” you are going to get cut to

ribbons. The red lipstick marks on our shirts, from the training knives, will attest to that. I learned that it is much

better to fend off the attacker, by moving in close and taking him down and by adding in some strikes, therefore

ending the fight quickly and hopefully without getting cut. I also now know that the knife in my pocket will never

make it out in time to be used, when you are under an aggressive close encounter attack. The day ending up with

basically a free for all with unscripted attacks to see how I would respond. Some of my techniques were clean and

smooth, and some were, well let’s say “improvised”! The basic rule is, that if your move fails, as it very well may

happen in a real world situation, follow through with a strike, a distraction, or another move and get your

opponent under your control. Ending the attack quickly is the ultimate goal, no matter what.  In addition to being

a fun learning experience, this class was one hell of a workout! After a few minutes of non-stop action, I was out

of breath and my heart was beating like a drum. It by far exceeded any cardio workout that I’ve done at the gym.

Over all I would recommend this class to anyone and everyone who wants to know how to stop an attacker that is

determined in doing you harm. I plan on taking more of Ron’s CQC courses as well as some of his gun-fighting

courses. I am already signed up for his CQC Gun Fighting class.

Thanks again to both Ron and Ryan.

Tim

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I recently attended a free Pistol class offered by LMI. Let me start by saying that I learned a great deal and had

fun while doing t. Ron is an excellent instructor and I will definitely be attending more classes at LMI whenever

my schedule permits. Ron is very good at what he does, and equally as good at passing along his knowledge to the

student. The drills were challenging, well thought out, and filled with plenty of techniques to keep me busy. Ron is

a very likeable, down-to-earth guy. It was nice to meet and train with everyone (including some fellow AR15.com

guys). I recommend Ron and LMI to anyone without reservation. Thanks Ron, I look forward to more training in

the future

Pete

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Hey guys, I'm one of the guys in the LMI video for the shotgun course. It was 2 days and it was INTENSE!!! My

friend and I shot over 850 rounds of 00buck and slug each over the two days. Thats a total of about 1700 rounds

total in the 2 days. I have to say, my shoulder does not hurt in the least. there is a small bruise there, but it's

hardly worth mentioning, and it certainly doesn't hurt. The part of my body that hurt have nothing to do with the

shotgun at all. My legs, from being overweight and out of shape, my knee, having a torn meniscus, and my fingers

felt like jelly the one day from using them to manipulate the SG and the rounds. So to anyone who thinks that

your shoulder will hurt after all those rounds, I have to tell you, it WILL NOT HURT.

There isn't one correct stance and position of the SG that will make it not have recoil, but for whatever reason,

when you are running around and reloading, transitioning from buck -to slug - to buck, aquiring the shoot targets

and engaging, and avoiding the no-shoot targets....somewhere the recoil gets lost. If your mind is on how bad

your shoulder is going to hurt, we'll then maybe it will. but as soon as you forget about it, it has no effect on you.

About the class, I'm not an expert, nor have I taken a bunch of different classes to compare, but what I can say is

that Ron @ LMI definitely can show you a thing or two on what to do and what not to do. what works and what

does not work. He's open minded, a friendly guy, and easy to talk to and be instructed by. No ego, no B.S., and a

great guy. Most importantly, the class was FUN AS HELL.

Pinwormfood

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Yesterday I attended LMI's Advanced Carbine Course given by Ron Lauinger. Ron brings over 18 years executive

protection, corporate security and security management to the table on top of his time in the Marine Corps as a

Scout/Sniper and Marksmanship Instructor. The course was filled with drills such as threat assessment, failure to

fire and reloading, multiple target engagement,shooting on the move and after action assessments. The well

structured class made for plenty of range time as opposed to some schools I have attended where most of the day

is spent in the class room. Ron's philosophy of train hard, be safe is evident through out the days class. With the

small class we were able to train outside the box and get the most out of our day.The end of the live fire was

topped off with a shoot house using Airsoft firearms putting the days drills to work. The cost of the course is very

affordable at $200. Ron holds many other courses such as pistol, shotgun, cqc/knife defense and can custom

tailored courses to anyone's needs. Here is the link to his site.

SLAMB

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I'm sorry to see you go, however I understand completely, and wish you great success and greater business

opportunities in your new location. My only regret is not taking advantage of you training more while you were

here. I am glad to get the training I did from you.

I haven't taken a lot of formal training classes, with the exception of 2 classes by Chuck Taylor, (pistol 1, and

carbine). That said, I think your teaching style, attitude, professionalism, and think-out-of-the-

box/pragmatic/what-really-works philosophy eclipses Chuck Taylor, and is way above all of the local/WNY/CNY

wannabees (and I know &&&&&&& well) who are little more than mall ninjas and gun handling 101 instructors.

Thank again, (private)

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I had the opportunity to take a LMI class on the first of March. I brought my wife and a buddy to the class not

really knowing what to expect. There was another fellow there "Big Lug".  LMI had taught us the basic defense

and offense tactics for CQ situations. LMI taught and explained in "REAL WORLD" terms on what to expect from

bad situations and how to get out of them. LMI will make you understand how even an amateur knife fighter will

win against a CQ pistol match- it's scary. LMI had even taught my wife (5'5") on how to take down a 6'8" "Big

Lug" guy with a little effort and not just by kicking the "twig and berries" if you know what I mean. We drove

almost 2 hours one way. It was EXTREMELY worth every minute and penny.

LMI is a MUST for todays real world issues.

skidz38

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Hey guys I've been taking LMI's Combative Courses now for just over a month and wanted to give some feedback. 

I've never had any type of formal training for the record. I've been doing the 3 hour weekly meets & I've already

done one of the 8 hour hand to hand courses. I also plan on his fighting pistol course coming up in a few weeks

and many more to follow.

The training is great, the people that have signed up so far are great and Ron is great also. SUPER nice guy,

honestly just looking to teach real skills. No one, including Ron ever tries to be a "tough guy" or show their

dominance during training. So don’t feel intimidated even if you are new or have experience, this class works for

you. I am brand new to training and my friend has been trained in various martial arts over 15 years and we both

feel everything we have learned is completely different, a better perspective and very useful.

Not only do we go through techniques, but we also go through various drills to try and employ some of them. And

when I say try, I mean Ron teaches that everything isn’t going to always work - you must keep moving, keep

thinking and going to plan B,C,D etc. It is also an open discussion, we always talk about different ideas scenarios

and concepts - always an open forum with the intent to teach/learn.

This isn’t just about fighting, its about thinking and thinking QUICK, focusing on an objective and executing until

the objective is accomplished. There are going to be situations that will be over whelming and how you handle

them will determine how you walk away from them. When you train for them, with the proper training, you will

be able to react quicker and more efficiently, giving you better odds in life.

What I really like about this training is its versatile. Hand to hand, pistols, shotguns, rifles and knives - he covers

just about every aspect you would want. So there is something for everyone.

Guys I HIGHLY suggest this, so come on out and at least give it a shot.

Johnny (4/4/2009)

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I wanted to comment on LMI. He's moved to the Cleveland area and I've had a chance to start taking his classes.

All I can say is Awesome!

I started taking the CQC courses once a week since February. Since I have also taken a knife course, and Combat

Pistol I. Ron's courses are excellent. I have nothing but good things to say about them. The CQC classes on

weekdays are mainly hand to hand where Ron starts at your level. He covers techniques, you practice them,

ingrain them, then use them in a low light, high stress environments. My skill level was zero when I started. We've

covered grabs, charging attacks, knife attacks, attacks from behind, ground fighting, and disabling your attacker:

breaks, chokes, deploy a ccw, blade, ect. Ron's motto is instantly and immediately attack your attacker. Ron gets

you in the mindset then you do it. You will be able to take your attacker down and take him out (or escape) and

protect your loved ones. The classes can be physically grueling or not, its up to you. In that time I have developed

confidence, muscle memory, and the need to make my toolbox of techniques bigger. I look forward to class every

week.

The knife course is conducted in the same manner with rubber and foam knives. You will be shown how knife

attacks take place, put in that situation, then taught how to handle it. You will be shown how to attack an attacker

that has a knife pointed at you, in your face, against your throat, and poking you in the back. You will have him

down and be in control before he can react.   I was amazed at how well Ron's techniques work. Definitely out of

the box!

Pistol Class. You're not standing still shooting a target. No lecture. You're at a 360 DEG range and shooting close

quarters. It's out of the holster with threat assessment, combat reloads, moving and shooting, and attacking

moving targets. This was a day well spent. I've never gotten gotten so much out of a day of shooting. Evey time I

go to the range I shoot different and practice different. If you ccw this is a must!

I will comment more as I continue. It would be great to see more of you here!

Krankshaft72 (8/10/2009)

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Guys this is the real deal. I just had Ron in Findlay over the weekend for this class (Fighting Pistol 1). This class

exceeded my expectations. I have also taken classes from Ken Hackathorn and Ron is right there with him. Shoot-

house was phenomenal and trust me it is a real eye opener as to threat non-threat targets. Add a strobe light and

loud music to that and you definitely have something you cannot experience at most ranges. Great out of the box

training this isn't your grandfathers tactical training. Ron brings a ton of real world experience to the table and

lets just say that I wouldn't want to have to take him on.

scrampop (8/25/2009)

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We highly recommend this class for females as well as males. Every woman should be able to fend off an attacker.

Ron altered the self defense moves for the women in the class so that we could maximize our attacks. He also

discussed mindset, awareness and how to harden homes and daily routines. This class was extremely beneficial to

my sister and I.

Alisa M. 1/30/2010

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I took the close combative class. I had a lot of fun and learned tons of useful things. As a woman, I feel more

confident in my ability to defend myself. There are different techniques for women that Ron showed us how to

execute. I would recommend this class to all women.

Ashley M.

1/30/2010

Findlay, Ohio

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AAR (After Action Report) on June 6 Fighting Rifle Course.

Good course. The instruction was on par with other big name shooting courses; Farnam, TDI, Suarez, etc. Ron is

a 1 man show with minimal overhead so he's able to keep his prices low.

Also, like other schools where you would need 1,000 to 2,000 rounds for the day, Ron works with his students

and suggests that they load 5-7 rounds per mag (more if you want) for the beginning stages. This way you can

keep your ammo expenditure to around 500 rounds for the day.  In the room clearing and move and shoot stages

you'll want your mags topped off!

I also do H2H with Ron and his philosophy with H2H, Knife, Pistol, Rifle is all the same. Training with Ron isn't

so much  about learning 'his way' but rather a guided tutorial of refining 'a way that works for you'. Much of the

training is based on experiential learning of what works and what doesn't. Ron also builds stress inoculation

training into his curriculum through a variety of approaches. But he's not all work and no play either, there are

several drills that build your confidence. After the course, Ron then pulls out the Airsoft gear for Force on Force

training and stays as late as people want to.

If your looking for the stage after "OK I know how to shoot, now teach me to fight with the weapon". Then you

need to look to Ron's courses.

PS... there were a few things I noticed that kind of bothered me though:

* All of the other students were set up with either IDPA type magazine set ups or nothing at all. I was the only guy

with a chest rig. I got a few strange looks.

* Ron teaches to drop magazines. Which is technically realistic if your not set up to retain (drop pouch or an open

BDU leg pocket). So there were a lot of scattered magazines.

* Also, Ron allowed the students to ground their rifles and go back and reload. Which keeps the pace steady for

the class. I was the only one who put the barrel safety flag in and carried my rifle with me. It took extra time, but

thats the habit we ingrain.

Which BTW, there were several rifles always laying around (even when the students went to lunch!). In a pinch it

would have been a$$holes and elbows looking for rifles.

Brian

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I was lucky enough to have taken a couple of his handgun courses - a true "run your gun" school, it's as honest

and grounded as he had advertised: learn how to fight with your pistol. Working from the basics of

marksmanship and manipulation to how to move and shoot, Ron taught me skills that one cannot achieve, simply

from standing stock-still inside a stall at your favorite indoor range. And unlike many other schools, Ron trains

regardless of the weather (as long as conditions are not physically unsafe), and he made good on this promise in

our low-light class, which featured torrential rain. Bad-guys don't sit back and wait only for fair nights with a cool

breeze, and I am glad that I found out what it would be like, to have a gun-fight in the dark, soaking wet from the

rain. A LMI specialty is a live-fire shoot-house as well as force-on-force training, using airsoft/RAM-trainers,

something that is usually completely absent from other classes at this level, locally. I've taken a number of other

local offerings, and in-retrospect, I think that Ron's first-step class was perhaps one of the most intense -

demanding that the student be at least proficient at the fundamentals prior to arrival - yet was also strangely the

best-rounded: coming out of there, the novice shooter is incredibly well prepared for the bad stuff.

Ron's easy manners and personable attitude belies an absolutely encyclopedic knowledge of his profession as well

as an eagle's eye for safety.  Nothing - and I mean nothing escaped Ron's knowing eyes.

All of this, I've come to recently find out, also applies to his combatives classes.

Even in our firearms classes, Ron repeatedly stressed the importance of us - the civilian concealed-carry licensee -

realizing that we may not always be able to get to our gun, right-off-the-bat: that we must have the skills

necessary to fight and triumph over the bad-guy, even if we have nothing but our hands as weapons. Towards this

goal, "Integrated Street Combatives" is what Ron teaches, and based so far on the single "Close Quarters

Combatives" class that I've taken, I can see just how critical such skills are. As a teenager - nearly 20 years ago - I

studied Shuai Chiao, and achieved a level of proficiency in the art: while I had always known that did not make

me an unstoppable fighter on the streets, I nevertheless always harbored hope that it would mean that I would at

least be able to better defend myself, in case of something bad happening, when I am without a weapon to rely

upon.

What I found out in Ron's CQC class was that my martial arts background did not prepare me well, at all, for

violent encounters. Sure, what I did all those years ago was fun and spectacular in the ring, but it lacked the

necessary explosiveness and "finishing touches" that is so necessary out there in the real world: I'm used to the

throw being the end of the engagement, for the bell to ring and the next round to begin - I'm not used to jumping

on the other guy and pounding him into a pulp, then backpedaling and putting two in his chest as he's getting up.

But I *know* that's the ferocity and resolve I will need, in dire street scenarios, and those are the brutally effective

skills that Ron's class teach the students.

I will definitely continue to study with Ron.

Allen

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"LMI had a booth at gun show in my area, and after meeting Ron and talking with him a bit about his philosophy

on training and personal defense, I decided to sign up for his Close Quarters Combatives course. Everything we

learned was immediately practical and useful in the streets. The progression of techniques built upon what we

learned just before it, and often repeated itself through the course, serving as a way to solidify what we learned

through repetition. Ron kept a close eye on each student, always looking out for proper form and safety during

the training. I also really appreciated how open he was to questions and my hypothetical situations/counters to

what we learned. He was always ready with an answer and technique, which satisfied me completely. We covered

escapes from common chokes and holds, take downs, knife defense and ground fighting. Each section was very

comprehensive and left little to wonder about. Expect to work very hard in this course and be very satisfied with

the quality and application of this training."

 -Lee

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As a runner who runs on trails & the road, you never know who you will encounter; so, you must be able to defend

yourself.  If you run alone, you must rely on yourself. Heck, running with others doesn’t guarantee safety any

more.

Having trained at Street Combatives, I have developed the skill set necessary to assess the situation & then decide

what type of action to take to defend myself. Street Combatives instructor Ron adapts & customizes techniques

for you.  If some maneuver isn’t quite working for you, Ron will tweak the maneuver to make it easier.

While some may say what we do is too brutal or too hard especially for women, I say better to be challenged and

tossed around in a controlled environment rather than be totally destroyed or raped on the street in a certain life

or death situation.

The best part of Street Combative is randori, a stimulation of what one may confront on the street.  Taking down

a guy twice your weight in randori builds confidence as well as gauges how you’d react not knowing how or when

you’ll be attacked.  I recommend Street Combative to women as you never know how much big or strong your

attacker can be  and the realism of randori will give you a glimpse of  what to expect on the street.

Loisirene Bernhardt,   Spring, 2014

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Hi Ron, Training with you has certainly met and exceeded

my expectations. Before the training I had a lot of concern

about using a shotgun. I probably used my gun more that

first morning than in the last twenty years that I owned it.

But you taught me valuable and simple techniques that

will last a lifetime. I have now traded my home defense

tool from an AR to a 12 gauge because in close quarters

it's just a more effective tool.

BubbaBob

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Hey Ron, Thanks for another enjoyable Sunday shoot. I

will be there again Sunday if it rains, if it stays cold and we

still have snow I will have to miss. Not too many snow

shoe days left south of ADKs.As you probably know I do a

lot of shooting on Tues nights. I was “lucky” enough to

shoot 1st on my squad @ GCL on Tues which means I had

no idea what to expect on one of the stages. Usually once

the 1st person runs through, everyone knows who the bad

guys are and its just a matter of trying to score enough

points when you cruise through the course.  Your

scenarios change every time and the emphasis is on

identifying the threat and reacting as quickly as possible.

The concept of changing the goal or “order of attack”

under fire never comes into play up there as it does on

your shoot. Tues night still is a lot of fun, but your training

adds a sense of realism impossible to duplicate in that

environment. The fact that your classes are outdoors in

itself adds realism. Running for cover and taking a knee to

retrieve loose ammo is a lot different w/ an inch or 2 of

snow on the ground than it is on dry concrete. I have

owned a pair of 870’s for many years and have killed a lot

of deer w/ them as well as many clay pigeons but after a

couple weeks at your shotgun class I am realizing I really

know an awful lot less than I thought about how to

effectively run them. The high-speed reloading/shooting

drills were a lot of fun and will help build muscle memory

and a thorough familiarization of the weapon.

I still can’t believe I was able to shoot as much as I did, If

more people knew what you are doing, the place would

have been packed. Next time I will bring more ammo!

Thanks Again

Alan

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I just attended a CQC/Defensive Knife Course offered by

LMI today. It was a free course that Ron was nice enough

to offer me.

I have been attending the weekly shooting classes at the

Canandaigua Sportsman’s Club for a while now and have

realized that Ron has a wealth of knowledge and

expertise. So when he offered the “free” CQC course, I of

course jumped at the opportunity. I was not disappointed.

I have never had any formal self-defense training what so

ever before this. I started out learning the basic grasps

and take down maneuvers and it wasn’t too long and I

already had a few favorite take down moves. As the day

progressed I became more comfortable and could perform

these actions at a faster speed. This is day number one for

me mind you. In the afternoon, Ryan showed up and I got

to practice my newly found skills on him. He is quite a bit

taller than Ron (and myself for that matter), so some of

the techniques worked better and some had to be

modified to get the desired outcome. This showed me that

in a real life situation, your attacker may be bigger or

smaller than you, so you will have to adapt to that, but the

basic premise is still the same. During the knife portion of

the course, I learned one important thing. That is, you

don’t want to be in a knife fight! If you go toe to toe with

someone and “spar with a knife” you are going to get cut

to ribbons. The red lipstick marks on our shirts, from the

training knives, will attest to that. I learned that it is much

better to fend off the attacker, by moving in close and

taking him down and by adding in some strikes, therefore

ending the fight quickly and hopefully without getting cut.

I also now know that the knife in my pocket will never

make it out in time to be used, when you are under an

aggressive close encounter attack. The day ending up with

basically a free for all with unscripted attacks to see how I

would respond. Some of my techniques were clean and

smooth, and some were, well let’s say “improvised”! The

basic rule is, that if your move fails, as it very well may

happen in a real world situation, follow through with a

strike, a distraction, or another move and get your

opponent under your control. Ending the attack quickly is

the ultimate goal, no matter what.  In addition to being a

fun learning experience, this class was one hell of a

workout! After a few minutes of non-stop action, I was out

of breath and my heart was beating like a drum. It by far

exceeded any cardio workout that I’ve done at the gym.

Over all I would recommend this class to anyone and

everyone who wants to know how to stop an attacker that

is determined in doing you harm. I plan on taking more of

Ron’s CQC courses as well as some of his gun-fighting

courses. I am already signed up for his CQC Gun Fighting

class.

Thanks again to both Ron and Ryan.

Tim

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I recently attended a free Pistol class offered by LMI. Let

me start by saying that I learned a great deal and had fun

while doing t. Ron is an excellent instructor and I will

definitely be attending more classes at LMI whenever my

schedule permits. Ron is very good at what he does, and

equally as good at passing along his knowledge to the

student. The drills were challenging, well thought out, and

filled with plenty of techniques to keep me busy. Ron is a

very likeable, down-to-earth guy. It was nice to meet and

train with everyone (including some fellow AR15.com

guys). I recommend Ron and LMI to anyone without

reservation. Thanks Ron, I look forward to more training

in the future

Pete

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Hey guys, I'm one of the guys in the LMI video for the

shotgun course. It was 2 days and it was INTENSE!!! My

friend and I shot over 850 rounds of 00buck and slug

each over the two days. Thats a total of about 1700 rounds

total in the 2 days. I have to say, my shoulder does not

hurt in the least. there is a small bruise there, but it's

hardly worth mentioning, and it certainly doesn't hurt.

The part of my body that hurt have nothing to do with the

shotgun at all. My legs, from being overweight and out of

shape, my knee, having a torn meniscus, and my fingers

felt like jelly the one day from using them to manipulate

the SG and the rounds. So to anyone who thinks that your

shoulder will hurt after all those rounds, I have to tell you,

it WILL NOT HURT.

There isn't one correct stance and position of the SG that

will make it not have recoil, but for whatever reason,

when you are running around and reloading, transitioning

from buck -to slug - to buck, aquiring the shoot targets

and engaging, and avoiding the no-shoot

targets....somewhere the recoil gets lost. If your mind is

on how bad your shoulder is going to hurt, we'll then

maybe it will. but as soon as you forget about it, it has no

effect on you.

About the class, I'm not an expert, nor have I taken a

bunch of different classes to compare, but what I can say

is that Ron @ LMI definitely can show you a thing or two

on what to do and what not to do. what works and what

does not work. He's open minded, a friendly guy, and easy

to talk to and be instructed by. No ego, no B.S., and a

great guy. Most importantly, the class was FUN AS HELL.

Pinwormfood

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Yesterday I attended LMI's Advanced Carbine Course

given by Ron Lauinger. Ron brings over 18 years executive

protection, corporate security and security management

to the table on top of his time in the Marine Corps as a

Scout/Sniper and Marksmanship Instructor. The course

was filled with drills such as threat assessment, failure to

fire and reloading, multiple target engagement,shooting

on the move and after action assessments. The well

structured class made for plenty of range time as opposed

to some schools I have attended where most of the day is

spent in the class room. Ron's philosophy of train hard, be

safe is evident through out the days class. With the small

class we were able to train outside the box and get the

most out of our day.The end of the live fire was topped off

with a shoot house using Airsoft firearms putting the days

drills to work. The cost of the course is very affordable at

$200. Ron holds many other courses such as pistol,

shotgun, cqc/knife defense and can custom tailored

courses to anyone's needs. Here is the link to his site.

SLAMB

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I'm sorry to see you go, however I understand completely,

and wish you great success and greater business

opportunities in your new location. My only regret is not

taking advantage of you training more while you were

here. I am glad to get the training I did from you.

I haven't taken a lot of formal training classes, with the

exception of 2 classes by Chuck Taylor, (pistol 1, and

carbine). That said, I think your teaching style, attitude,

professionalism, and think-out-of-the-

box/pragmatic/what-really-works philosophy eclipses

Chuck Taylor, and is way above all of the local/WNY/CNY

wannabees (and I know &&&&&&& well) who are little

more than mall ninjas and gun handling 101 instructors.

Thank again, (private)

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I had the opportunity to take a LMI class on the first of

March. I brought my wife and a buddy to the class not

really knowing what to expect. There was another fellow

there "Big Lug".  LMI had taught us the basic defense and

offense tactics for CQ situations. LMI taught and

explained in "REAL WORLD" terms on what to expect

from bad situations and how to get out of them. LMI will

make you understand how even an amateur knife fighter

will win against a CQ pistol match- it's scary. LMI had

even taught my wife (5'5") on how to take down a 6'8"

"Big Lug" guy with a little effort and not just by kicking

the "twig and berries" if you know what I mean. We drove

almost 2 hours one way. It was EXTREMELY worth every

minute and penny.

LMI is a MUST for todays real world issues.

skidz38

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Hey guys I've been taking LMI's Combative Courses now

for just over a month and wanted to give some feedback. 

I've never had any type of formal training for the record.

I've been doing the 3 hour weekly meets & I've already

done one of the 8 hour hand to hand courses. I also plan

on his fighting pistol course coming up in a few weeks and

many more to follow.

The training is great, the people that have signed up so far

are great and Ron is great also. SUPER nice guy, honestly

just looking to teach real skills. No one, including Ron

ever tries to be a "tough guy" or show their dominance

during training. So don’t feel intimidated even if you are

new or have experience, this class works for you. I am

brand new to training and my friend has been trained in

various martial arts over 15 years and we both feel

everything we have learned is completely different, a

better perspective and very useful.

Not only do we go through techniques, but we also go

through various drills to try and employ some of them.

And when I say try, I mean Ron teaches that everything

isn’t going to always work - you must keep moving, keep

thinking and going to plan B,C,D etc. It is also an open

discussion, we always talk about different ideas scenarios

and concepts - always an open forum with the intent to

teach/learn.

This isn’t just about fighting, its about thinking and

thinking QUICK, focusing on an objective and executing

until the objective is accomplished. There are going to be

situations that will be over whelming and how you handle

them will determine how you walk away from them. When

you train for them, with the proper training, you will be

able to react quicker and more efficiently, giving you

better odds in life.

What I really like about this training is its versatile. Hand

to hand, pistols, shotguns, rifles and knives - he covers

just about every aspect you would want. So there is

something for everyone.

Guys I HIGHLY suggest this, so come on out and at least

give it a shot.

Johnny (4/4/2009)

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I wanted to comment on LMI. He's moved to the

Cleveland area and I've had a chance to start taking his

classes.

All I can say is Awesome!

I started taking the CQC courses once a week since

February. Since I have also taken a knife course, and

Combat Pistol I. Ron's courses are excellent. I have

nothing but good things to say about them. The CQC

classes on weekdays are mainly hand to hand where Ron

starts at your level. He covers techniques, you practice

them, ingrain them, then use them in a low light, high

stress environments. My skill level was zero when I

started. We've covered grabs, charging attacks, knife

attacks, attacks from behind, ground fighting, and

disabling your attacker: breaks, chokes, deploy a ccw,

blade, ect. Ron's motto is instantly and immediately

attack your attacker. Ron gets you in the mindset then you

do it. You will be able to take your attacker down and take

him out (or escape) and protect your loved ones. The

classes can be physically grueling or not, its up to you. In

that time I have developed confidence, muscle memory,

and the need to make my toolbox of techniques bigger. I

look forward to class every week.

The knife course is conducted in the same manner with

rubber and foam knives. You will be shown how knife

attacks take place, put in that situation, then taught how

to handle it. You will be shown how to attack an attacker

that has a knife pointed at you, in your face, against your

throat, and poking you in the back. You will have him

down and be in control before he can react.   I was amazed

at how well Ron's techniques work. Definitely out of the

box!

Pistol Class. You're not standing still shooting a target. No

lecture. You're at a 360 DEG range and shooting close

quarters. It's out of the holster with threat assessment,

combat reloads, moving and shooting, and attacking

moving targets. This was a day well spent. I've never

gotten gotten so much out of a day of shooting. Evey time

I go to the range I shoot different and practice different. If

you ccw this is a must!

I will comment more as I continue. It would be great to

see more of you here!

Krankshaft72 (8/10/2009)

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Guys this is the real deal. I just had Ron in Findlay over

the weekend for this class (Fighting Pistol 1). This class

exceeded my expectations. I have also taken classes from

Ken Hackathorn and Ron is right there with him. Shoot-

house was phenomenal and trust me it is a real eye opener

as to threat non-threat targets. Add a strobe light and loud

music to that and you definitely have something you

cannot experience at most ranges. Great out of the box

training this isn't your grandfathers tactical training. Ron

brings a ton of real world experience to the table and lets

just say that I wouldn't want to have to take him on.

scrampop (8/25/2009)

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We highly recommend this class for females as well as

males. Every woman should be able to fend off an

attacker. Ron altered the self defense moves for the

women in the class so that we could maximize our attacks.

He also discussed mindset, awareness and how to harden

homes and daily routines. This class was extremely

beneficial to my sister and I.

Alisa M. 1/30/2010

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I took the close combative class. I had a lot of fun and

learned tons of useful things. As a woman, I feel more

confident in my ability to defend myself. There are

different techniques for women that Ron showed us how

to execute. I would recommend this class to all women.

Ashley M.

1/30/2010

Findlay, Ohio

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AAR (After Action Report) on June 6 Fighting Rifle

Course.

Good course. The instruction was on par with other big

name shooting courses; Farnam, TDI, Suarez, etc. Ron is a

1 man show with minimal overhead so he's able to keep

his prices low.

Also, like other schools where you would need 1,000 to

2,000 rounds for the day, Ron works with his students

and suggests that they load 5-7 rounds per mag (more if

you want) for the beginning stages. This way you can keep

your ammo expenditure to around 500 rounds for the

day.  In the room clearing and move and shoot stages

you'll want your mags topped off!

I also do H2H with Ron and his philosophy with H2H,

Knife, Pistol, Rifle is all the same. Training with Ron isn't

so much  about learning 'his way' but rather a guided

tutorial of refining 'a way that works for you'. Much of the

training is based on experiential learning of what works

and what doesn't. Ron also builds stress inoculation

training into his curriculum through a variety of

approaches. But he's not all work and no play either, there

are several drills that build your confidence. After the

course, Ron then pulls out the Airsoft gear for Force on

Force training and stays as late as people want to.

If your looking for the stage after "OK I know how to

shoot, now teach me to fight with the weapon". Then you

need to look to Ron's courses.

PS... there were a few things I noticed that kind of

bothered me though:

* All of the other students were set up with either IDPA

type magazine set ups or nothing at all. I was the only guy

with a chest rig. I got a few strange looks.

* Ron teaches to drop magazines. Which is technically

realistic if your not set up to retain (drop pouch or an

open BDU leg pocket). So there were a lot of scattered

magazines.

* Also, Ron allowed the students to ground their rifles and

go back and reload. Which keeps the pace steady for the

class. I was the only one who put the barrel safety flag in

and carried my rifle with me. It took extra time, but thats

the habit we ingrain.

Which BTW, there were several rifles always laying

around (even when the students went to lunch!). In a

pinch it would have been a$$holes and elbows looking for

rifles.

Brian

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I was lucky enough to have taken a couple of his handgun

courses - a true "run your gun" school, it's as honest and

grounded as he had advertised: learn how to fight with

your pistol. Working from the basics of marksmanship

and manipulation to how to move and shoot, Ron taught

me skills that one cannot achieve, simply from standing

stock-still inside a stall at your favorite indoor range. And

unlike many other schools, Ron trains regardless of the

weather (as long as conditions are not physically unsafe),

and he made good on this promise in our low-light class,

which featured torrential rain. Bad-guys don't sit back and

wait only for fair nights with a cool breeze, and I am glad

that I found out what it would be like, to have a gun-fight

in the dark, soaking wet from the rain. A LMI specialty is

a live-fire shoot-house as well as force-on-force training,

using airsoft/RAM-trainers, something that is usually

completely absent from other classes at this level, locally.

I've taken a number of other local offerings, and in-

retrospect, I think that Ron's first-step class was perhaps

one of the most intense - demanding that the student be

at least proficient at the fundamentals prior to arrival - yet

was also strangely the best-rounded: coming out of there,

the novice shooter is incredibly well prepared for the bad

stuff.

Ron's easy manners and personable attitude belies an

absolutely encyclopedic knowledge of his profession as

well as an eagle's eye for safety.  Nothing - and I mean

nothing escaped Ron's knowing eyes.

All of this, I've come to recently find out, also applies to

his combatives classes.

Even in our firearms classes, Ron repeatedly stressed the

importance of us - the civilian concealed-carry licensee -

realizing that we may not always be able to get to our gun,

right-off-the-bat: that we must have the skills necessary to

fight and triumph over the bad-guy, even if we have

nothing but our hands as weapons. Towards this goal,

"Integrated Street Combatives" is what Ron teaches, and

based so far on the single "Close Quarters Combatives"

class that I've taken, I can see just how critical such skills

are. As a teenager - nearly 20 years ago - I studied Shuai

Chiao, and achieved a level of proficiency in the art: while

I had always known that did not make me an unstoppable

fighter on the streets, I nevertheless always harbored hope

that it would mean that I would at least be able to better

defend myself, in case of something bad happening, when

I am without a weapon to rely upon.

What I found out in Ron's CQC class was that my martial

arts background did not prepare me well, at all, for violent

encounters. Sure, what I did all those years ago was fun

and spectacular in the ring, but it lacked the necessary

explosiveness and "finishing touches" that is so necessary

out there in the real world: I'm used to the throw being

the end of the engagement, for the bell to ring and the

next round to begin - I'm not used to jumping on the other

guy and pounding him into a pulp, then backpedaling and

putting two in his chest as he's getting up. But I *know*

that's the ferocity and resolve I will need, in dire street

scenarios, and those are the brutally effective skills that

Ron's class teach the students.

I will definitely continue to study with Ron.

Allen

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"LMI had a booth at gun show in my area, and after

meeting Ron and talking with him a bit about his

philosophy on training and personal defense, I decided to

sign up for his Close Quarters Combatives course.

Everything we learned was immediately practical and

useful in the streets. The progression of techniques built

upon what we learned just before it, and often repeated

itself through the course, serving as a way to solidify what

we learned through repetition. Ron kept a close eye on

each student, always looking out for proper form and

safety during the training. I also really appreciated how

open he was to questions and my hypothetical

situations/counters to what we learned. He was always

ready with an answer and technique, which satisfied me

completely. We covered escapes from common chokes

and holds, take downs, knife defense and ground fighting.

Each section was very comprehensive and left little to

wonder about. Expect to work very hard in this course and

be very satisfied with the quality and application of this

training."

 -Lee

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As a runner who runs on trails & the road, you never know

who you will encounter; so, you must be able to defend

yourself.  If you run alone, you must rely on yourself.

Heck, running with others doesn’t guarantee safety any

more.

Having trained at Street Combatives, I have developed the

skill set necessary to assess the situation & then decide

what type of action to take to defend myself. Street

Combatives instructor Ron adapts & customizes

techniques for you.  If some maneuver isn’t quite working

for you, Ron will tweak the maneuver to make it easier.

While some may say what we do is too brutal or too hard

especially for women, I say better to be challenged and

tossed around in a controlled environment rather than be

totally destroyed or raped on the street in a certain life or

death situation.

The best part of Street Combative is randori, a stimulation

of what one may confront on the street.  Taking down a

guy twice your weight in randori builds confidence as well

as gauges how you’d react not knowing how or when you’ll

be attacked.  I recommend Street Combative to women as

you never know how much big or strong your attacker can

be  and the realism of randori will give you a glimpse of 

what to expect on the street.

Loisirene Bernhardt,   Spring, 2014

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