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Drawing from Concealment

12:45pm - 1:45pm on Sep 6, 2019, Friday|Room 203B|View Details|Add To Calendar

Drawing from Concealment

Presenter - Brett Simon and Eric Frohardt

The principles of the draw remain the same regardless of skill level, equipment or environment. That said, the techniques change with holster type or method of carry and clothing configuration. In this 1-hour seminar we will discuss these principles as well as the specific techniques for common holsters and clothing configurations. We will also provide a framework to use for your own regular practice. 


Meet Brett Simon and Eric Frohardt

Brett Simon is the Manager of Training within the NRA’s Education and Training Division. He graduated from George Mason University where he was a three-time collegiate national champion and NRA All-American as part of the school’s Trap and Skeet Team. He also competed with the Junior Olympic and National Development teams as an International Skeet shooter. Brett owned his own training business from 2001-2016 and taught for a large training company in the Mid-Atlantic region teaching courses ranging from Personal-Protection with a pistol to Advanced-Carbine. He also taught Vehicle-based Pistol techniques, Back-up Gun Utilization and Home Defense. Nowadays, Brett spends his spare time competing in USPSA pistol matches where he is a multiple division Master. 

Eric Frohardt is a former Navy SEAL with nearly 12 years of active duty service. His duty stations included SEAL Team 5 and Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He completed several arduous deployments before being medically retired. Eric was trained in multiple combat disciplines but always gravitated back to firearms, where he had the opportunity to train with and learn from some of the best pistol and rifle instructors in the world. He also became a Navy SEAL Sniper. Before leaving the military he taught urban warfare and close quarters combat, and earned his Master Training Specialist certification. He also became an NRA Pistol Instructor. After being medically retired, Eric moved to Denver and opened an indoor shooting range, gun store and firearms training facility. Over the years, he has trained thousands of people at all levels of experience ranging from beginners to seasoned SWAT & Military Operators. Eric began working for the NRA as a consultant in 2017 and was hired later that year as the Director of Education and Training. 


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NRA Personal Protection Expo

A 3-day educational and interactive experience dedicated to Individuals interested in increasing their knowledge and skills within personal protection, concealed carry and defense tactics.