Get Trained. Be Ready.

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you ever wanted to know about Get Trained Be Ready

How Can I Become A Concealed Carry Instructor and NRA Instructor

  • How can I become a Firearms Instructor?
    Can you help me with the parts that aren’t in a “normal” training class? Like building a business as a new certified trainer?

    Yes, we are one of the few training companies, that recognize the absolute need for post-training follow up, business guidance and resources to support you as you look to grow your own business in firearms and safety/defensive training.

    As a result, we are heavily invested in providing the ongoing thought leadership, brain trust, and actual resources through our website and beyond, as you move through advanced training as a professional trainer.

    Not only can we help you advance in your credentialing and skillset, but we can give you our experience in building a business from the perspective of a company who has done the same thing as you are doing. You might consider our blog (which we add to regularly), as a resource in helping you to find new ways to improve your service offering, generate new business and position yourself on top of the market in the firearms training industry, as a trainer.

    Course Offerings with specific information can be found here

About Our Course Offerings

  • Does each class have a different set of items needed?
    Some classes need specific items that are not general across the board. You can see all of our items needed for each class in the description of each class here.
  • Is ammunition included in my class price?
    No, we do not include ammunition in the price of the class unless you are doing a private course and request we provide it. It can then be included in your quoted price. Only the price of the instruction and range time is part of the included total price. Our affiliated FFL Dealer can provide access to any materials, gear or ammunition you may need.
  • I cannot make the scheduled class and it’s on short notice before the event, what do I do?
    Call us. You can reach us at 501-681-5216.
  • Will I be the only woman in the class?
    It's unlikely. It has happened, but usually, there are at least a few women in each class. Arkansas and the surrounding states are known to have a very robust female shooting population. Furthermore, what’s important, is even if you are the only woman, the classes are generally exceptionally well received and well-reviewed by our female clientele.
    For those that have only had a handful of other women in class, or for the rare times that it is a single woman, overwhelmingly, the woman in class or the couple attending get a lot out of the class and continue communication and training with us in the future.

    We are confident the style of teaching and the curriculum will fit well with women who are in the class, either solo, as part of a group or couple, or in classes that are predominantly women. Some of our best students are women, and we do everything we can to keep our enrollment numbers high in that demographic.
  • I am a former special forces “operator”; law enforcement or have some extensive training already – can I gain value from your courses?
    We are continual learners. We are also contracted often to teach military and law enforcement groups the style of training we engage in. It's not so much about can you learn something from us, but rather how can we help you to round out your overall skill set and get you to a personal best. Many of the fundamentals are going to be pre-existing if you have a lot of hardcore training and experience shooting.

    Many programs taught just a few years ago in Special forces, elite law enforcement agencies, and the civilian market have shifted and been refined. If you have been out of touch with the pulse of the training market, it will be easy to find some way to optimize your training, experience or skill refinement. We are proud to say that we have helped hundreds of competitive shooters, law enforcement from local, state and federal agencies and operators of all types as well as others, reach beyond their personal limitations through thoughtful, well-structured training that builds upon fundamentals that they already know.
  • Are there 1-on-1 classes available or are they all for full classes?
    We offer 1 on 1 classes; as well as a variety of classes that cater to various group sizes. We most often offer open classes that translate into full class rosters because we find that most shooters like learning in a group setting with varied experience levels where they can interact and network with other shooters who are working towards the same goals.
  • How should I dress?
    You need to be comfortable. Some classes aren’t particularly “physical” but many times you will have to move or be able to react to a given stimulus. Being comfortable allows you to do what you need to do without difficulty.

    Often times, we will ask participants who want the most out of training to bring exactly the kit that they will plan on wearing in the situation that spurs them on to take the class in the first place. For a concealed carrier, that might be normal work attire or street clothes. For a tactical SWAT unit, it would be their breeching/entry gear perhaps, and for law enforcement beat cops it might be their uniform with their vest underneath or at the least their duty belt and associated gear. We train how we expect to engage the threat so that we are prepared for the most likely events first and foremost.

    Most importantly for most shooters in the classes we offer is that they dress weather appropriately to avoid obvious discomfort.
  • I’m not in good shape, will this affect me during a class?
    It certainly could. If you are particularly sedentary during most of the week/day, it may cause you to be winded as we do particular drills, but this is based on a class by class basis. Each class has a different threshold of physicality. We invite you to ask us before you book your class spot, to determine if you are up to the challenge.

    NOTE: we can make accommodations for those with disabilities, or those who cannot move well, or who do not desire to learn the movement shooting aspects of our classes, but we would prefer to determine if it will be a problem first before we make a recommendation for which class to take. Many of our classes don’t require a lot of movement while shooting defensively, so it may not even be an issue.
  • What if it’s raining the day of the class?
    We have never canceled a class because of weather. We do ask that you do your best to be dress weather appropriately to avoid obvious discomfort. Some classes we teach are a big trip for either us or our students due to the geographical location of the event. As a result, we do our best to make sure class happens when and for how long we plan for it to happen on our calendar.
  • What if I don't have a holster and/or need a recommendation on gear?
    We are happy to provide recommendations prior to class, but we want to remind you the importance of good planning, as it can sometimes be difficult to source certain items that meet our requirements for the classes. These items are meant to be long-term solutions for you as a shooter, and therefore we understand the importance of the selection process and the proper break-in periods. The sooner you can plan to purchase gear, the better, so you are not lacking equipment during a class.

    In the case that you are attending an intro class, or a corporate team building event, we can make arrangements to provide everything you need. If there is a catastrophic failure during a class, we will have enough gear on hand to help you get through the course, this includes holsters and firearms – it is a rare case where something like this is necessary.
  • How do I know the class will be safe with a bunch of people I have never met that have guns?
    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.
  • What types of ammunition are needed?
    You can use the same ammunition you reasonably expect to use in the real world whether that is hollow point, soft point, full metal jacket or some other specialty load.

    We discourage you from using specialty ammunition that may be ultra-expensive or are novelty type loads.

    We do NOT ALLOW ammunition that contains incendiary powders, are armor piercing or have hardened cores. We also do not allow explosive cartridge or cartridges that are damaged or compromised in any way. We encourage you to be shooting factory new or standard specification rounds only.

    Each class requires a specific amount of ammunition, please check the individual class requirements here.
  • What is the average class size that I can expect?
    It truly does vary. Generally, you will find yourself in a shooting class with 6-15 students.

    ALICE Training (non-shooting training classes), could have up to 60-70 attendees depending on the size of the venue.

    We add instructors to big classes to ensure the appropriate time with students and the right ratios to maintain a safe and comprehensive learning environment.

    We offer private classes, small group classes, and specialty group classes.
  • I am disabled – can I take a class with you?
    Of course. Every student needs to be able to defend themselves. We will make accommodations if you need them; please contact us ahead of time to ensure we can meet your specific needs.

    There is a place to note it on the registration form: please do so.

    We will hold you to the same handling and safety standards as any other student, and we will recommend less strenuous, and non-moving classes for many of our disabled students to better serve their needs.
  • Do I have to have my own hearing and eye protection?
    You should have all your own gear if at all possible. Things break, things happen, and circumstances can change, so we will always have backup equipment available for rental or purchase, or in the extreme cases, you may have to borrow some of our equipment if a major difficulty arises. Please communicate your needs as they come up, and we will do our best to accommodate.
  • Can I use my shoulder holster or other specialty holster at the class?
    No, under most circumstances, shoulder holsters and specialty rigs (that are not otherwise common for training scenarios) are not allowed in our classes. If you need training with a shoulder holster or other unorthodox holster, we can accommodate you, but it may be outside a standard class, due to safety constraints.

    You can under one class type, and then, only with pre-approval, carry a shoulder harness or other specialty rig: the 1 on 1 class. This must be pre-arranged through the instructor and you must have a properly fitted holster.

    The shoulder holster and some other specialty holsters can be dangerous in a full class setting, and generally, they are not allowed on most ranges. You should contact us beforehand if you need specialized training utilizing esoteric equipment or which seek to utilize shoulder holsters.
  • Can I just pay for my class the day I arrive to take it?
    Unfortunately, we cannot accept day-of class payments. In order to best serve all of our clients, we have implemented this policy. Same day payment would not allow us to plan for materials and secure class load sizes and adjust for instructor needs. That is the main reason we do not allow same day payment.

    You will have to pay upfront for a future class, and we will also send you information about what you will need to do to be prepared for this class.
  • Do you teach us the basics of shooting at the Concealed Carry or Enhanced Concealed Carry class?
    Each class we teach will have some aspect of “the basics”. The Concealed Carry or Enhanced Concealed Carry class will generally be modified based on the class level of knowledge. If you are very new to the world of shooting, we may be able to help you get into the best class fit possible, with others at the same level as you from an experience perspective.

    We DO COVER safety and understanding the laws in the Concealed Carry or Enhanced Concealed Carry classes. We also move progressively through the specific maneuvers that will be requires to safely use your firearm in a defensive way. This WILL cover the “basics”. Every Concealed Carry or Enhanced Concealed Carry class will have this aspect integrated into it.
  • Do you have your own range?
    Yes, we have a private covered outdoor range that we use for training purposes only. It is not open to the public.
  • Do I need to bring targets or target stickers to the class?
    No. we provide targets and target mending equipment during the classes. We tend to cover basic drills, and there is not a ton of target interaction, aside from shooting, that you, as a class participant will have to do.
  • Are the timelines for the class exact times? For instance, if the class is scheduled for four hours, does it last exactly four hours?
    Just to be as courteous as possible, we do our very best to start on time and end on time. We will generally be able to do this. If a class member is inappropriately elongating class time, such that it is disruptive and disadvantageous to others, we may take specific actions to modify the class structure or will find appropriate solutions to the problem.

    We may run a few minutes over and start a few minutes late occasionally and on a one-off basis, but that is dependent on the individuals in class and the specific needs at that class. We do not ever do this on purpose or by default. We expect students to arrive early enough to comfortably be ready to start class on time. We hold ourselves to the same standard and do everything we can to hit our timelines exactly.
  • Which class is right for me?
    Each class is different. We can give you a personalized assessment to help you decide which might be the best fit. Looking through our course offerings will help you to see the scope of each class. We try to be comprehensive in our course description pages so there is no misunderstanding as to the intent and value of the class. You can view these classes here.
  • How is your class structure? Is there a lot of lecture work or note-taking, or can I plan on learning experientially?
    There can definitely be some lecturing and note taking, but generally, unless you are going to be testing for a certification or a specific license, our classes are structured to allow for you to learn in a natural stress-free way, where copious note taking is not needed.

    For Instructor training classes, for those trying to learn how to instruct others with the programs we represent, it is generally a best practice to move through the course materials provided and take notes along the way to ensure your time and money isn’t wasted while attending the class.
  • How do I know you are the right trainer for me?
    We might not be. But we will do our best to help you determine that before you attend a class, and even before you register for a class. It's not in either your or our best interest to have you attend a class where we won't be able to add value to your skill set or knowledge base, and we want to make sure that our style will work for your desired effect.

    We don't mind spending the appropriate amount of time to help you determine if we are a good fit for you prior to registration.
  • What is your refund policy?
    Our refund policy is as follows: If for any reason we cancel, change, or postpone a course, you can opt to get a refund or transfer to the next class or any other training you want to attend. If you cancel, we do not generally offer refunds, but we do give you the option to transfer those funds to any other training you would like to attend.
  • Why are your prices different than other instructors? Am I getting the same thing?
    We are not the cheapest instructor, nor are we the most expensive. We do our best to be the instructor that delivers the best value. You are not necessarily getting the “same” thing as with other instructors either.

    Our aim is to provide the most comprehensive and implementable training that is realistic in the time allotted and for the student needs.

    Our past students can attest to our commitment to student learning and the practical knowledge taught in the classes. We have never had a complaint that our courses were not comprehensive enough. We similarly have never had a complaint that our course offerings did not deliver value for the money.

    We are constantly improving our offerings to ensure we are able to continue this trend.
  • Is the class indoors or outdoors?
    It can be in both, for different aspects of the class.

    Generally, we will explain in the notes about the specific class, the locational information and what to expect.
  • I am hard of hearing; will I be able to attend your class?
    There are a couple of accommodations that will be available generally. We often have multiple trainers in each class. In smaller classes, we will be able to be closer together and you will be able to hear us easily.

    In larger classes, we can make sure you are close enough to hear, or that you have someone to help you understand the instructor content.
  • Where is the class held?
    There are generally two segments of a given class. A “classroom” portion and an “experiential” portion. Either portion can be either in a classroom or on the range. Not all classes will utilize both physical locations, but all classes with have parts of each segment included.

    Many times, the range will serve for both parts of the class, especially for more advanced training, because the best results are through experiential learning once you have a good fundamental basis on the book learning aspects of the training.

    Each class will be held at a specific geographic location noted in the class information. The location is not always the same, as we teach in and out of the area, in other states and on several different ranges. We do not change the location of the class randomly or on the day of the class, and you will be able to know ahead of time, the location, and rest assured it will be there at the day of the class.
  • Do you have a military or law enforcement class?
    We frequently train law enforcement groups, and many military professionals have come through our courses. Some of our instructors have experience in military or law enforcement themselves.

    We can adapt our course content to service the needs of any group or professional background in the industry. If you have needs for military or law enforcement training, you can call and work with our team to build a class that covers exactly what you need.
  • Will I learn applicable laws in your class?
    The Concealed Carry or Enhanced Concealed Carry classes will absolutely have a robust training segment on applicable laws.

    Every class has some aspects of applicable laws taught in it.

    The legalities of defensive shooting are some of the most important aspects of any instructional training. It would be a disservice to any training student, not to arm them with the realities of the legal process and the thought process behind the application of law to a defensive shooting incident.

    We put an appropriate amount of time into each course about the topic's application to the law, and we do it in a way that is interesting, easy to understand and will help the student to apply it to their own situation so that they can make proper decisions in stressful situations.
  • I’m just a casual shooter. Is the class going to be way over my head?
    Many classes are geared specifically to newer shooters and all classes reiterate (at minimum) gun safety training.

    Most classes will not be over any shooter's head if they are engaged and asking questions as needed.

    If you are truly a new shooter we advise you to call early before scheduling a space in a class and be shown the class offerings that are best for new shooters.
  • How do I know if a class is already full of students?
    If you are able to purchase space in a class, the class is not full. If you are worried about particular classes, we can answer specific questions over the phone or via email.
  • Is there an all women class with a female instructor that I can attend?
    We can structure a class specifically for that purpose, but we generally find co-ed classes to be very good for all involved. While we have a good percentage of women who attend our classes, generally, we do not have enough women per class occurrence to make a dedicated large-scale class for all women every time we train.

    We are always looking for great female instructors to add to the team. At the current time, we do not have a dedicated full-time female instructor but will update the site when we have found one.

    Please contact us with your specific needs and we will try to accommodate.
  • I will be traveling out of state to attend your class – what special considerations will I need to know about traveling to you with a firearm?
    You should adhere to all state laws. You should also be aware of when you are about to cross into another state. If approached by an aggressive law enforcement officer, remember that it is better to be safe than to be sorry. Transparency and cooler heads will always be a better choice than alternatives. generally, Law enforcement officers during road travel are quite professional and friendly.

    Generally, you will be safe carrying your firearm, unloaded, separately from locked ammunition. These should not be in the cab of a vehicle, or within easy reach of the driver within seconds of exiting the vehicle. This will generally suffice for most states. Washington D.C., New York, NYC (New York City), Illinois, Chicago, California, and a few other areas will have strict vehicle laws for carry. For instance, in some areas, you cannot carry firearms and ammunition in the same vehicle regardless of how they are staged.

    You need to understand the laws of each state you are traveling through and ensure they can be reasonably accommodated by your gear and your mindset.
  • My child wants to attend with me, is this possible?
    We cannot accommodate spectators in general. There are safety and privacy concerns that we are not comfortable with, in a group setting.

    Generally speaking, because of the course content, our courses will not be well suited to your non-adult children. If your child desires to be a paid attendee with good knowledge of the tasks at hand, we CAN make an exception based on your realistic answer to this question:

    Can your child perform all the necessary procedures safely, and with confidence, and do they have prior extensive knowledge of gun safety and range rules? If the answer is not a comprehensive yes, then it will not make sense for your child to attend the same class.

    We do offer an apprentice program within the NRA Instructor Development program that your child might be able to take part in. Please inquire about it if that is what you are interested in.

    We do offer private 1 on 1 lessons, or 1 on 2 (1 instructor, 2 students), and even small group classes, though the per-student cost is substantially higher because we cannot spread the cost across many/several students.
  • I want really “hardcore” training, do your instructors offer that kind of training? Can I get trained by a specific instructor with a background I am particularly drawn to?
    Depending on what you actually want to accomplish, we can custom tailor a course to your needs.

    That said, we do not offer a “boot camp” style course just for the sake of “beating up” our clients or class participants.

    If you are looking for something that covers topics that you may not be familiar with that will test and try your abilities and seeks to improve your ability to react to a wide variety of situations, then we have hardcore classes running frequently.

    If you simply want someone to talk down to you and make you do a bunch of physical activity that may or may not help with your actual ability to stop a threat, or perform a needed skill set, then we do not provide courses like that – we may not be a good fit for you.

    Our instructors are quite accomplished, and they offer course content and skill training that is not available from others in the area. We are frequently asked to train in different states because of our unique approach and our instructor abilities and our course content. You can read about the diverse, backgrounds of our trainers here.

    We pride ourselves on our trainers and their ability to communicate content to the attendee, helping that person to improve their capabilities substantially. If you read our course descriptions here. We think you will find a course well suited to your goals.

    One on one classes can always be scheduled. If you have a particular course instructor that you would like to work with on a personal level, you can contact us to schedule time for a training session.
  • What methods/techniques does Get Trained Be Ready teach specifically?
    As Intuitive Defensive Shooting Instructors, Certified NRA Training Counselors, Certified NRA Instructors, and Certified USCCA Instructors, we share our depth of knowledge with you as a student or Instructor Candidate. Using proven training methods tested and refined over many years, we can increase your firearm skill sets in a variety of areas.
    We teach or utilize curriculum for the following:

    Intuitive Defensive Shooting Instruction under the I.C.E. company umbrella
    Certified NRA Training for Instructors
    Certified Chief Range Safety Officer Training
    Refuse to Be A Victim Training
    Arkansas Concealed Carry & Enhanced Concealed Carry Training
    NRA Advanced Defensive Shooting Training
    Certified School Security Officer (CSSO) Training
    Church Safety and Security Team Training
    ALICE Active Shooter Training

    We also offer very specialized hybrid and standalone medical training courses that are integrated into our overall training course curriculum and offers top-tier medical training to our students.

    You can see ALL OF OUR COURSES HERE

Defensive Shooting Training Questions

  • What are the differences between NRA Defensive Shooting Courses and the Intuitive Defensive Shooting Program?
    The NRA Defensive Shooting Courses have a significant classroom component. The NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home course has discussion topics driven around home safety and security strategies for individuals. The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home is geared towards concealed carry in public spaces where threats are more ambiguous.

    Intuitive Defensive Shooting Courses are centered around developing physical skill sets that work well with what the body does naturally and are entirely range based without a classroom component.
  • Are there prerequisites for your Defensive Shooting Courses?
    The NRA Defensive Shooting Courses have some prerequisites due to the fact that they are objective based courses.

    Click this link to see the NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home course prerequisites.

    Click this link to see the NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home course prerequisites.

    Intuitive Defensive Shooting Courses do not have pre-course requirements as they are subjective in nature and are designed to make you a better defensive shooter regardless of your experience. We recommend that you have a basic working knowledge of your firearm before you come.

New Shooter Questions

  • Is there a glossary of terms that I need to learn before I train in one of your classes?
    If there are any terms you don’t understand in class, you can ask in class for clarification.

  • I’m not really into guns, is there a basic safety or defense class that doesn’t involve guns?
    We generally utilize a firearms training instruction curriculum, but we also offer classes that de-emphasize the gun aspect of the training in favor of other content, this is particularly true for certain safety trainings regarding the rendering of medical aid or for basic safety understanding. We invite you to contact us to address specific questions or needs you may have, and we can recommend a course that fits with your situation.

    We also have Refuse To Be A Victim seminars that are non-shooting courses.
  • I have never owned a gun, I am a complete beginner to firearms, help me!
    We think it might be best to call us. We can assess what your immediate, intermediate and long-term goals are, and make some recommendations. We are also adding continuously to our blog section that covers this topic in depth as we continue to build our website out. You can find our blog here.

    We do have beginner courses like NRA Basic Pistol available as well.

About Firearms

  • Do you have a recommended gun for me to buy before I train with you?
    We want you to be using a modern firearm, that is safe to shoot and is maintained to be able to function and shoot safely.

    Personal recommendations are hard to give if you aren't able to see or handle the firearm in person at the same time. We know what we like, but we don't know what may feel good to you or do what you want it to do. We can certainly give you a list of guns that might fit a unique set of criteria for you if you help us to understand what you want to accomplish with the gun. At that point, you could go and try those guns out by renting them on a range to shoot them, or by trying them in a store.

    We have a few firearms in particular we recommend. If you would like to contact us here, we would be more that happy to answer your questions.
  • Can you rent me a gun for the training?
    The range we conduct the range portion of the class at, will have guns available for rent, but we need you to make some arrangements to do so. We have guns that are available to finish a class with, in case there is an irreparable issue with your firearm during a class, but you must generally have a well maintained, modern gun that is in safe firing condition to take these classes.
  • Can I bring my AR-15 pistol to class?
    We do not allow AR-15 Pistols in pistol classes. We have trained students on the use of specialty firearms including SBR’s (Short Barreled Rifles), and we do have specialty classes available for those types of firearms, but these handgun classes generally will not be geared towards using an AR-15 pistol or larger handguns in general.

    Also not well suited for our class, and therefore not allowed in general topic classes, are suppressors or suppressed weapons unless that is truly what you will be carrying out in the field. Remember, we are looking for realistic training.

    If you are planning on training with a suppressed weapon and need accommodation for it, please contact us ahead of time.
  • Can I bring my big bore revolver to class with a 10-inch barrel?
    If you can handle the firearm reasonably, and under the conditions of the class, we allow your primary defense weapons of most types into the class. If, however, the gun cannot be handled reasonably safely, we may not allow you to continue the class. If you are competent with a very large firearm, and it is a legitimate personal defensive option, we generally allow the firearm in class. See the above question for an exception to that rule.
  • Can you help me with buying a proper gun and gear as an individual shooter?
    It’s easier to do this after a class. If you need help prior to a class, however, we can point you in the right direction. We recommend that you have gear and a firearm before you schedule a class with us, as all of our classes will involve that gear/gun.

    If you are completely new to this type of thing, we can make some basic recommendations, or you can read through our content at our BLOG: LINK to help you determine which gear or guns will be best for you based on your individual needs.

    Buying a gun or gear is a very personal thing, and you will need to evaluate it not only from the mainstream aspects of the items but from your point of view too. Recommendations only go so far. What we can do, however, is tell you which features or gear makes the most sense for people who want to accomplish the goals you want to accomplish.

Church Safety Team Training


NOTE: OUR CHURCH SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM IS A FLUID AND CHANGING CURRICULUM THAT WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE AS PART OF OUR OFFERING. MOST COMPONENTS ARE CUSTOM TAILORED TO A SPECIFIC CLIENTELE. PLEASE WORK WITH US TO CUSTOM DESIGN THE COMPONENT PARTS OF A CHURCH SAFETY PROGRAM UNTIL WE OFFER A STANDARDIZED PROGRAM.

*Please don’t mistake our lack of a standardized curriculum as a lack of ability to adequately train your team. We are confident in our methods and curriculum, but each client varies in scope and intensity of training and which component parts relate to them.

  • My church is small, do I really need to be looking for church safety training?
    The need for church safety planning and plan implementation training is very real. The smaller congregations are those that are of particular importance because resources are generally less available to smaller congregations. Whether it's from an ideological perspective, a worry about liability or legalities or because of a legitimate need for safety training due to a recent event, we can help to get your team in a position to implement a well-thought-out plan that covers you from many different perspectives.

    If you don’t have a team in place yet, we can help to educate you, and potential members of a team from your congregation or the broader community that will be able to help in the event of a crisis or a common event that will benefit from appropriate planning.

    Church shootings, natural disasters, and one-off events are dominating the headlines currently, and it is getting worse as we move forward. Having a properly trained group of people that can implement a disaster plan, react to legitimate threats, or simply help your congregation to work better together can be an important aspect to your overall peace of mind for your congregation.

    Feel free to Host Us with another area church to save money on training.

Questions About Most Everything Else

  • I have a lot of questions that I’d like to ask – should I just call you?
    Absolutely you should call us. We have the answers to all the questions you need answered regarding our course content, the instructors and various other aspects of training for shooters.
  • How will I know when there is a law change after I attend your class?
    We strive to maintain a blog or a list of resources that will help you to understand changes in the laws that govern defensive shooting. We also have a mailing list that we send out major updates that will affect former students greatly. We invite you to email us to subscribe to this mailing list here.
  • Can I videotape the class or at least portions of it for my own edification/archive?
    Because there are other students in the class, we cannot allow videotaping. We may videotape instructors for archival purposes, but we will work out the logistics of the privacy concerns for class participants – we will be happy to answer specific questions for you if you contact us. Generally, class participants won’t be on camera without a release and then only sparingly.

    Small group classes sponsored by you can be videotaped. This includes 1 on 1 classes and similar.