We take safety very seriously. We do our best to have the optimal number of instructors in place during shooting drills, live fire training or range activities of any type. We communicate clearly, we expect trust and while we cannot safeguard against every possible scenario, our training is extensive, and we are generally able to handle situations as they arise.
We subscribe to the idea that class safety is the responsibility of the instructor(s). Our job is to ensure that the exercises we run are safe, and we promise that the benefits of our training far outweigh any real or perceived risks to the student.
As part of our training material, we teach that comfort is a shared responsibility. We want you to perform all the drills and exercises we ask you to do in all of our courses. However, if there is a physical disability that precludes you from being able to participate in a particular drill, we can work around it. That is our part of the shared responsibility. Your part is to communicate with us any misunderstanding, insecurities, physical issues, or gear related problems you might have. Don’t hesitate to communicate: the solution may be as simple as our staff explain the drill or maneuver in a different way to showcase the expectations and outcomes more effectively.
It is exceptionally important that all students understand that this is not a competitive event. You are there for you. We are there for you. We want you to be better when you are finished with the class, that you were when you first arrived. That is our goal.
Finally, we emphasize a “Big Picture” rule. Everyone is in control of a firearm firing real rounds in a live environment on a hot range that if used negligently can hurt, harm, or kill you or someone else. Each student or Instructor Candidate is responsible for their own actions physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, and legally.
Our curriculum should never make you feel unsafe. As instructors, we are all attentive and situationally aware at all times and we will handle safety concerns immediately, even in the middle of class. We ask that also remain aware and attentive to alert us to conditions you see in class. This will ensure the best possible outcome.