Get Trained Be Ready Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Topical FAQs
    • Become A Firearms Instructor
      • How can I become a Concealed Carry Instructor?
        How can I find out what's required in my state?

        Most state require you to become a Pistol Instructor from a recognized organization. The NRA is such an organization and the NRA Basic Pistol Instructor certification we teach is acceptable in many states. Some states require additional certifications as well. To find out more about your state, see the link below.

        Course Offerings with specific information can be found here
      • How can I become an NRA Instructor?
        How can I become an NRA Instructor? Depending on the kind of NRA Instructor you are interested in becoming, there can be several avenues for you to explore. Some NRA Instructor certifications have much deeper prerequisites than others. Go to our NRA Instructor Training and Development page to find out detailed information about the type of instructor you wish to become.
      • How can I become a GTBR Instructor?
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        If you are an instructor willing to work hard, continue to train and self educate as a good student, bring solutions instead of problems, and have a willingness to work with other likeminded professionals, click the link below and fill out the Q&A and submit a resume to us. We will look it over, discuss it, and contact you with results. We don't bring instructions in on a continuous basis, and we may not be looking to add instructors in your area at this time. Please be patient. We will respond.

        Click here to apply
    • About Our Course Offerings
      • What is your Cancellation Policy?
        Our Cancellation Policy at Get Trained Be Ready is as follows:

        Our policy is that all payments are non-refundable, but if a student is unable to attend and advises us prior to the day of the class that he or she is unable to attend, we will retain the payment on their behalf for a period of one year from the date of the class as a credit towards any class that we teach in an amount equal to their payment.

        However, we limit all class sizes. If you want to attend a later class and notify us after that class is already full, then you will have to wait for another class.
      • 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 on the individual class pages
      • Is ammunition included in my class price?
        Other than CSSO training, we do not generally 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.
      • 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, or full metal jacket.

        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 at many of our training events. 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 on the class page.
      • I cannot make the scheduled class and it’s on short notice before the event, what do I do?
        Email your instructor(s) as soon as you can to let them know there is a problem. You can find contact information at our Meet Your Instructors page.
      • 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.

        For an article on women and training, click here.
      • Is there an all women / ladies only class with a female instructor that I can attend?
        At the current time, we do have a great ladies only female instructor who is dedicated to making that happen for you if you would like. 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.

        Please contact us with your specific needs and we will try to accommodate.
      • 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. Seep specific information on 1-on-1 training on our Private Instruction page.
      • 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?
        Most classes probably not, but most of our defensive shooting courses require a lot of standing and some movement.

        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.
      • 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.

        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.

        Please let us know ahead of time so we can make preparations for you.
      • 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.

        Here is an article on what we require of all our Range Safety Officers and Instructors.
      • What is the average class size that I can expect?
        It truly does vary. Generally, you will find yourself in a shooting class with 6-12 students.

        ALICE, CRASE, De-escalation, or Refuse To Be A Victim 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 training, small group classes, and specialty group classes.
      • 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.

        We promote the use of strong side hip and appendix holsters in which to top of the holster stays open after the gun is drawn. Kydex and leather combinations work very well.
      • 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 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. To find out more about our instructors and their backgrounds, check out our instructor biography page.
      • 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. We decided a long time ago that we will not compete on price. We compete by being the best.
      • 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.

        If it is a shooting class, we strongly encourage you to use active hearing protection.
      • 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.

        Any of our defensive shooting courses you attend, we ask you to wear your duty gear in order to make the context of your training as realistic as possible.
      • 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.
      • 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. Our registration system will automatically put you on a wait list if the course is full.
      • 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.
    • 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 a novice 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.
      • 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.
      • Do you offer beginning pistol shooting classes?
        We believe there is a place to start for everyone and that place is different for different people. Some people are more comfortable with firearms because they were raised with them of have been shooting before and are ready to take a larger step forward. Others are interested in a more structured environment that moves at a more relaxed pace where they can gain more in-depth knowledge about the pistols they intend to shoot.

        We have beginner courses like NRA Basic Pistol available as well as 1-on-1 private training for those who are interested in learning a little more.
      • Do you offer beginning rifle shooting classes?
        From 22 caliber rifles and target shooting, to defensive carbine classes, or longer range precision shooting, there needs to be a place to start training. We offer what you need. Whether you are older and just getting started with rifle shooting, or you are a young person who's interest in the sporting or competitive shooting has captivated you, there is a place to start and learn the basics.

        We have beginner courses like NRA Basic Rifle available as well as 1-on-1 private training for those who are interested in learning a little more.
      • Do you offer armed home defense classes?
        We offer Armed Home Defense courses based on the Intuitive Defensive Shooting program. This course is designed to increase the student’s understanding of defensive firearms and their use in a home defense situation and it focuses on understanding the differences between generic “shooting skill” and truly understanding the most important aspects of using a firearm for self-defense. There are no pre-requisites for this course.
    • Firearms Questions
      • 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. We have seen all types and kinds of firearms in the years we have been instructing from hundreds and hundreds of students. What works best is a modern striker fired handgun which fits your hand properly and does not have any manually operated external safeties that require actions that are not already inherent in the process of defending yourself with the firearm.

        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.

        Fore more information on what kind of gun to get for self defense, click here to see this article.
      • Can you rent me a gun for the training?
        We can provide all the equipment you need, but we need you to make some arrangements ahead of time with us. 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 (only in rifle 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 on our Blog 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.
    • Range and Safety Questions
      • How do you keep the range safe?
        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 do the terms "Hot Range" and "Cold Range" mean?
        Some of our classes run on a "Cold Range". Sometimes this is determined by the range we are operating at and sometimes it is determined by the class we are teaching. A "Cold Range" is a range where there are NO LOADED FIREARMS anywhere other than the shooting line.

        A "HOT RANGE" means that loaded guns are allowed at places other than the firing line line but THEY MUST BE HOLSTERED AND NEVER HANDLED at any time other than on the firing line.
      • Is everyone expected to be a "Range Officer"?
        No. Range officers have a duty to oversee the firing line. Students have a responsibility for themselves and their own actions. We expect everyone to be self aware of their own safety and responsible control of their firearm, observant of others, and feel free to communicate any concerns with us that are safety related that they do become aware of. If you see something. Say something.
      • 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. However we use ranges all over when we get hosted. We train at ranges where we can control the conditions to make sure training and safety standards are being met.
    • Everything Else
      • 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
        Commissioned School Security Officer (CSSO) Training
        Church Safety and Security Team Training
        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

      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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 sessions, or 1 on 2 (1 instructor, 2 students), and even small group classes. Though the per-student cost is higher because we cannot spread the cost across many/several students, your learning curve is exponentially accelerated.
      • Do you offer CPR classes?
        Yes, we offer CPR courses as a stand alone course or in conjunction with School Security Officer training, Church Safety Team training, or with a basic trauma training class. We currently have four or five CPR instructors on our team. We do open to the public courses as well as hosted or private training.
      • Do you offer First Aid and Basic Trauma classes?
        Yes, we offer Basic Trauma and First Aid courses many time along with CPR classes. We believe that knowing a few simple courses of action like tourniquet use, chest seals, and others can make a difference and save a life. We have several first responders on our team who teach these skill sets. We do open to the public courses as well as hosted or private training.
      • Do you offer de-escalation training?
        We discuss de-escalation in several of our courses including Church Safety Team training and Concealed Carry to a certain degree. If you are looking for something really in-depth, we can do seminars based around de-escalation all the way up through multi-day events for a large staff.
      • 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. Or you can contact your instructor directly by email from the Instructor page.