Category: Course Options

Here are SOME, but far from ALL, of the courses we teach. If you want to learn about firearms, defense, or medical subjects not listed here, please contact us to set up personalized coaching, or to schedule a class for your family or group.
We tailor our training to fit your particular needs and skill levels. It’s YOUR journey. We can help you improve, whether you are new to shooting or an operator wanting to get better before your next overseas deployment.
Some people find it easier to get to training on a given date, or if they have options to choose from, so we do schedule courses on specific topics (you’ll find those with dates on this page, and in our Scheduled Training section).
Some of our survey courses are “Level 1,” or “Level 2,” but we do not follow a generic, “colored belt” approach to improving your skills. Absent a request for specific material, we choose a topic, such as Low Light, Use of Cover, or how to deal with Multiple Assailants, and work it extensively, allowing you to explore several different workable solutions to multilayered tactical problems.
We are modifying our courses to keep us all safe, and burn up less precious ammunition, during the COVID-19 epidemic.

  On 26 Jan 2008, Officer Jared Reston chased a shoplifting suspect out of the Regency Square Mall in Jacksonville, Florida.  The suspect shot him in the chin with a .45, knocking him down.  Reston said he kept trying to …

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  Not too long ago, in the Walmart parking lot at Speedway and Kolb in Tucson, three gang bangers attempted a carjacking.  This being Arizona, not Massachusetts or California, the owner of the car shot the one who threatened him …

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When I was growing up in the 1960s and ’70s, women were mostly part of the scenery in movies and TV shows.  During a violent confrontation, her job was to stand behind the hero and scream.  Men were expected to …

Women Only Pistol Fundamentals clinics Read More »

This class is offered by our partners at Warlizard Tactical.  The instructors, Joel and Michael G, are former Army, and currently NAEMT certified Tactical Emergency Casualty Care providers. The Level 1 Lifesaver (L1LS) course uses the military MARCH algorithm to …

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Home invasions became popular in the 1990s.  Now even spree killers are targeting people in their homes; witness the Nova Scotia killer’s arson and shooting rampage. This course is NOT just about Active Shooters.  We will give you unarmed skills …

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In this era of hijacked protests turned into riots, the old-fashioned “riot gun” is making a comeback.  Many people still use shotguns for the bunkering down phase of home defense.  But as the carbine has gained popularity, corporate knowledge of …

Defensive Shotgun Read More »

Phase I Defensive Pistol (DP1A) is the first half of our celebrated introduction to FIGHTING WITH HANDGUNS. YOU WILL NEED AT LEAST ONE PARTNER YOU CAN SPAR WITH.  Your training partner(s) should be a family member or intimate acquaintance you …

Defensive Pistol Phase I, 30 Jan 2021 Read More »

One way to speed up your response to threatening situations is to reduce doubt.  A great way to do that is to know, beforehand, exactly what the law says about what you can and cannot do. “Everything seemed to be …

May / Can / Should: Lawful Use of Force Read More »

During a killing spree in Dallas, Texas, on July 7, 2016, an officer took cover behind a large pillar.  Taking fire from a suspect who ran at him, the officer ducked back behind his cover, which was very effective at …

Myths of Cover Read More »

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Do you need a Concealed Carry Permit?  Is it a good idea to have one? Arizona is a “constitutional carry” state.  You may carry a firearm on your person or in your car without any concealed weapons (“CCW”) permit.  An …

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The AR series carbine has twice as many manipulations to master as your average pistol, yet most of us spend far more of our time training with our handguns.  Pistols are more likely to be our constant companions, but carbines …

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This course is offered by our training partners at Warlizard Tactical.  It’s a great way to get more experience and trigger time, and work on your fundamentals, without breaking the bank for tuition. But it won’t ONLY be the fundamentals. …

Pistol Fundamentals Clinic, 05 Dec 2020 Read More »

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There are 3 things you need to do with threats in the dark: 1)  Locate potential threats 2)  Identify whether or not something IS a threat 3)  If so, you need to hit it. Many of us get “night” sights …

Night Pistol Fighting Read More »

THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF CROWD VIOLENCE American news reporters in Japan covering the aftermath of the disastrous March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami were astounded that there was hardly any looting following the complete breakdown of law enforcement services–even …

Managing Multiple Assailants Read More »

This class is being presented remotely.  We will show you ways you can practice these skills with your family at home.  We have also added blocks on Home Invasion prevention and survival, as well as domestic violence. Contact us to …

Violence Avoidance and Survival (VAS) via Teleconference Read More »

“An elegant weapon, of a more civilized age.” Join us for a clinic on revolver tips and tricks. Revolvers have put plenty of bad guys in the ground.  The wheel gun is still quite capable–IF you are trained to use …

Lost Art of the Revolver Read More »

Dynamics of Movement in Interpersonal Confrontation A class for intermediate level defensive shooters Ever wonder why law enforcement officers have a 99% hit rate during qualifications, but only a 20% hit rate in violent confrontations?  There are many reasons, but …

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