TRAINING TOPICS & COURSES WE OFFER

BELOW YOU WILL FIND A LIST OF CURRENT TRAINING TOPICS & COURSES THAT WE OFFER.
*NOTICE* All courses & trainings can be done in Private, Semi-Private, or Open format, except for the New York State Security Guard Courses, which are only done in an Open format.

  • Private Training: 1 on 1 instruction
  • Semi-Private Training: Groups of 2 or more, training is closed to the public
  • Open Training: Groups of 2 or more, training is open to the public

Please contact us if you have any questions or want further information on any of the training or course topics listed below. Prices are not listed as they can vary on several factors. Contact us for pricing information based on the training or course you desire.

TRAINING FOR AN ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENT

*IMPORTANT* WE DO NOT TEACH, ENDORSE, NOR OTHERWISE SUPPORT THE FBI NATIONAL TRAINING MODEL OF RUN-HIDE-FIGHT. We find that this model is flawed and offer a superior training model.

MAXIMIZING SURVIVAL DURING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENT - LEVEL I
This training covers the skills, drills, & concepts from many of the unarmed self-protection topics that are offered and applies them to an active shooter incident to maximize your survival. A short lecture discusses the profile, characteristics & tendencies of active shooters, video analysis of real incidents, as well as discussion and development of tactics and concepts best suited to maximize survival during an active shooter incident. There is also a practical exercises segment (which is the most important aspect of the training) where participants get to put their skills to the test against real role players! This training is highly recommended for school districts, hospitals, places of worship, and shopping/business/restaurant establishments. This training can be completed with the participants being unarmed or armed with a firearm.

MAXIMIZING SURVIVAL DURING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENT - LEVEL II
This training starts out with a brief refresher of the Level I training and then builds on it. The focus of Level II is to introduce participants to skills, drills, & concepts that address the possibility of more than 1 shooter. As with the Level I training, there is also a practical exercises segment where participants get to put their skills to the test against real role players! This training can be completed with the participants being unarmed or armed with a firearm.

MAXIMIZING SURVIVAL DURING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENT - LEVEL III
This training starts out with a brief refresher of the Level I & II training and then builds on it. The focus of Level III is to introduce participants to skills, drills, & concepts that address the use of improvised weapons against active shooters. As with the Level I & II training, there is also a practical exercises segment where participants get to put their skills to the test against real role players! This training can be completed with the participants being unarmed or armed with a firearm.

UNARMED SELF-PROTECTION

THE ESSENTIALS
This training is a prerequisite for all other Unarmed Self-Protection Training Topics, except Home Invasion Readiness.
This training covers the essential skills, drills, & concepts of Behavioral Self-Protection and Combatives and prepares participants for surviving assaultive behavior in regards to single assailants. Non-physical resolutions to self-protection incidents will also be discussed. This type of training, depending on course format, may include a lecture portion that talks about what your body does during a real self-protection incident, what to expect as a result of such, Bad Guy behavior, what motivates a Bad Guy, Use of Force Laws, and the aftermath of being in a self-protection incident.

MASS ASSAULT
This training covers the skills, drills, & concepts necessary to prepare the participant for self-protection incidents dealing with multiple assailants.

NON-BIPEDAL FIGHTING (AKA GROUND FIGHTING)
This training covers the essential skills, drills, & concepts of fighting when in non-bipedal positions (ie Kneeling, Sitting, Reclining, Low Reclining, On Your Back, and On Your Stomach).

WEAPON PROTECTION
This training covers the essential skills, drills, & concepts to help you survive attacks against edged weapons, firearms & impact weapons (club, batons, etc).

FIGHTING FROM RESTRICTED POSITIONS
This training covers the essential skills, drills, & concepts to help you effectively engage attackers while in restricted positions. Some of those positions include wrist grabs, chokes, headlocks, bear hugs, headlocks, tackles, & being bound.

HOME INVASION READINESS TRAINING
For this training we travel to your residence and create a plan based around your specific home. The training will cover use of force laws while in the home, what to do in a home invasion if you are home alone, what to do in a home invasion if you are home with loved ones, use of firearms (if applicable) and/or improvised weapons in the home, essential equipment to be best prepared for a home invasion, as well as an overall security assessment of your home. We will also run practical scenarios to put the skills & concepts you learn to the test.

CONTROL TACTICS
This training covers skills, drills, & concepts designed to gain & maintain physical control over others. This topic mainly applies Security, Law Enforcement Officers, & Military Personnel, as obtaining physical control over others is often necessary to perform their duties. However, some civilians may find this type of training beneficial depending on their job and lifestyle.

CUSTOM TRAINING
We can customize any of the unarmed self-protection training topics to meet your specific needs by combining multiple topics of your choice, to include topics not listed. The duration of training can also be customized to your needs.

ARMED SELF-PROTECTION

*Please note that all of our Armed Self-Protection Training is only available for those individuals that have the authority to legally possess a the type of firearm being used (long gun or handgun) in the state in which the training is conducted.

CONCEALED CARRY INFORMATION COURSE
You DO NOT need a handgun nor a handgun permit to participate in this course. This course is designed to familiarize participants with how to apply for both NY and out-of-state handgun permits, understanding firearm safety rules, the laws related to carrying and possessing a handgun in different states, and how to properly select handguns, holsters, ammunition & other concealed carry gear and equipment.

CONCEALED CARRY TRAINING - FOR BEGINNERS
This training is a must for anyone new to or not comfortable with concealed carry. Not only will the course cover practical exercises/live fire drills, the training also includes an educational lecture that outlines and discusses the laws related to carrying a concealed handgun, including when the use of such weapon is justified. The training also covers the aftermath of using a firearm against another person, shooting essentials and much more! All participants will be able to participate in scenarios while being equipped with marking cartridge firearms to put their skills to the test against real role players; we are the only ones around that offer this type of training! This training is designed for beginners. If you are an experienced shooter, we suggest starting with Concealed Carry Training - An Introduction to Gunfighting.

CONCEALED CARRY TRAINING - AN INTRODUCTION TO GUNFIGHTING
This course is an introduction to gun-fighting. Many times, during firearm self-protection training, empty handed skills and tactics are overlooked; that is not true with this training. We realize that often empty-hand skills and tactics are necessary for one or more of the following during a self-protection situation: protecting yourself or a third party from an initial assault before being able to access your firearm, needing to fight to access your firearm from a restricted position(s), and/or to transition to empty-handed tactics if your firearm fails. This training is divided into three hands-on training segments: an empty-handed skills & drills segment, live fire segment, & scenario segment. The empty-hand skills & drills segment teaches participants the essential skills needed to survive assaultive behavior and single assailants. The live fire segment introduces participants to combat shooting (accessing, transitioning to, & firing your firearm while utilizing empty-handed skills & tactics to better protect yourself when engaging a threat(s) with your firearm as well as malfunction drills). The scenario segment will allow participants a chance to put the skills & tactics they learned during the training to the test by putting them into realistic scenarios utilizing real role players and marking cartridge firearms. This course is a must for any civilian, law enforcement or military member that wishes to increase their knowledge and skills related to extreme close-quarters self-protection training. The course is designed for those that are very comfortable handling handguns and have a working knowledge of such. If you are not as comfortable as you would like to be in those areas, check out our Concealed Carry Training - For Beginners

CONCEALED CARRY TRAINING - GUNFIGHTING WHILE NON-BIPEDAL (aka IN ANY POSITION BUT STANDING)
This training is comprised of an empty-hand segment, live fire segment, & scenario segment. The focus of this course will be on non-bipedal self-protection when armed with a firearm, particularly a handgun. The empty-hand segment will address ways to access & protect yourself while accessing your firearm from non-bipedal positions such as kneeling, sitting, reclining, on your back, & on your stomach. The live fire and scenario segments of the training will address shooting from non-pedal positions. During the scenario segment of the training participants will be armed with marking cartridge firearms to simulate the use of deadly force against real role players.

CONCEALED CARRY TRAINING - GUNFIGHTING APPLICATIONS AGAINST MULTIPLE ASSAILANTS
This is an all hands-on training consisting of an empty-hand skills segment, live-fire segment and scenario segment. The focus of the training will be on accessing & shooting your firearm against multiple assailants. The empty-hand skills segment will cover concepts & tactics to better prepare participants to shoot multiple threats. The live-fire & scenario segments of the course will apply a participant's shooting skills to multiple threats/targets. The scenario segment of the course, as always, will test the participant's skills & tactics, relative to the training and will include the use of marking cartridge firearms & real role players.

CONCEALED CARRY TRAINING - GUNFIGHTING APPLICATIONS AGAINST ARMED ASSAILANTS
This training introduces participants to skills & tactics of how to apply a handgun against armed assailants. This course is divided into three hands-on training segments: an empty-hand skills segment, live fire segment, & scenario segment. The empty-handed skills segment teaches participants the essential skills needed to survive assailants armed with knives, firearms, & impact weapons. The live-fire segment of the training will cover shooting considerations against armed assailants. The scenario segment of the course, as always, will test the participant's skills & tactics, relative to the training and will include the use of marking cartridge firearms & real role players.

CONCEALED CARRY TRAINING - BEING IN A SUSTAINED GUNFIGHT
The focus of this training will be on preparing for being involved in a sustained gunfight (being in a situation where retreating is not an option). Aside from continuing to improve a participant's combat shooting performance during the live fire segment of the course, tactics such as malfunction drills, marksmanship at long ranges, shooting from cover and concealment, shooting while moving, as well as how to clear rooms will be taught and addressed. The scenario segment of the training will include scenarios that are designed for participants to utilize the skills & tactics that they learned (as well as all previous Concealed Carry Training) to include but not be limited to protecting third parties, home invasions, & being a bystander to a crime in progress. Each participant is guaranteed to go through at least 4 different scenarios! It is recommended that participants have successfully completed all the previous Concealed Carry Training Topics listed above, prior to taking this training.

CONCEALED CARRY TRAINING - GUNFIGHTING WITH ENVIORMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
This training is the capstone to all the Concealed Carry Training that we offer. The training is designed to put the skills & concepts to the test that were learned in the previous trainings. The focus of the training will be on scenarios addressing environmental considerations. These include but are not limited to low-light situations, shooting from within a vehicle, and engaging threats in the presence of loved ones.

CUSTOM TRAINING
We can customize any of the armed self-protection training topics to meet your specific needs by combining multiple topics of your choice, to include topics not listed, such as training with a long gun. Duration of training can also be customized to your needs.

LAW ENFORCEMENT/MILITARY/SECURITY ORIENTED TRAINING/COURSES

SHOOTING TO SURVIVE, NOT JUST QUALIFY COURSE
This 8-hour training course will introduce participants how to bridge the gap between traditional 2-dimensional range training & reality. Often range drills do not mirror real gunfights. Unfortunately, state standards are extremely low and do not prepare an officer on how to survive a gunfight, this training does.
The training covers the following:
• How to physically, psychologically, & emotionally maximize survival during a gunfight
• The 3 engagement ranges of a gunfight & shootout
• Essentials of firearm training
• Shooting moving targets both while stationary & moving
• Shooting from realistic & unorthodox positions
• How to effectively & efficiently meet any state's qualification standards
• Creating drills that are both realistic & safe

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S SAFETY ACT QUALIFICATION COURSE (FOR RETIRED LEOs)
This course meets the yearly requirements of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (aka HR 218), which allows qualified retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed handgun in all 50 United States as well as all U.S. Territories. All participants that successfully pass the firearms qualification course will be issued a certification card, which is valid for one (1) year from the date of successful qualification.

COMBATIVES TRAINING
Our combatives training takes many of the skills & concepts of our civilian trainings listed above and applies them to duties required of law enforcement officers, military personnel, & security officers. Individuals in these professions vary from civilians for three main reasons: 1- they are required to move towards danger, 2-they often carry tools on a duty belt that civilians do not have, & 3-they are often required to gain control of and take custody of people. As such our trainings address those different aspect and can include the use of OC Spray, CEDs (Taser), expandable baton, handcuffs, firearms, & how to assist other officers. Contact us to set up specific training that meets your needs.

New York State Security Guard Courses

We offer the following New York State approved Security Guard Courses. We utilize our certified instructors in conjunction with Elmira College, an approved Security Guard School to offer the courses.

8-HOUR PRE-ASSIGNMENT COURSE
A general introductory course. You must complete this course and submit a copy of the certificate issued to you with your security guard application.

8-HOUR ANNUAL IN-SERVICE COURSE
This course must be completed each calendar year you hold a security guard registration. Your registration is issued for two years, therefore, you must complete two 8 Hour Annual In-Service training courses within your registration effective and expiration dates to be eligible for renewal.

16-HOUR ON-THE-JOB TRAINING COURSE
A course relevant to the duties of guards, requirements of the work site, and the needs of the employer. You must complete this training within 90 days of employment as a security guard.