Safety First!

Teaching the proper techniques and care for handling and carrying firearms.

WEAPONS training provided

Concealed Carry Certification/Combat Handgun Level I

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Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a Florida CCW Basic certificate. This 6 hour familiarization course consists of 4 hours in the classroom and 2 hours on the range. Topics covered include: firearm safety, ​concealed carry methods and considerations, Florida concealed carry law, fundamentals of marksmanship, stance and movement, weapon retention, basic draw and weapon handling at close range, methods of effective shot delivery, multiple target engagements, shooting in densely populated areas, and developing speed, coordination, stamina and strength. It also includes stress firing, e.g., one-handed shooting, reloading, clearance/stoppage drills and tactical reloads. 


*There is a 5% discount given to the person organizing the course per additional student up to 5 students per class (25%).

Concealed Carry Certification / Combat Handgun Level II

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This 8-hour course is the second level to Concealed Carry Certification/Combat Handgun Level I. It is a good supplement to the basic course and prepares for sudden, violent and surprise attacks. You must have attended a basic firearms course and prove shooting proficiency prior to this course. The topics covered: pre-violence indicators, basic combat/concealed carry certification, stance and movement, basic close quarter combat (CQC) strikes, weapon retention, basic draw and weapon handling at close range and methods of effective shot delivery.  It also includes stress firing, one- and two-handed drills (shooting, reloading, clearing, stoppage, tactical reloads), multiple target engagements, shooting in densely-populated areas, using cover while shooting, physical and mental conditioning and developing speed and coordination. 


*Pre-requisite Concealed Carry Certification/Combat Handgun Level I 

Long Gun to Handgun Transition Level I

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This is an 8 hour basics of transitioning pistol and long gun. The student will shoot on the move both indoors and outdoors as an individual. This course has a difficulty rating of moderate. Students should be capable of getting into and out of kneeling, sitting and prone positions and moving at a brisk pace through several outdoor simulators.


*There is a 5% discount given to the person organizing the course per additional student up to 5 students per class (25%).

More training

Long Gun to Handgun Transition Level II

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This 8-hour class goes beyond the basics of the pistol and carbine and delves into working as a team with both weapons systems. You  will work as an individual and as a team. Training includes: vehicle bailouts, shooting on the move, team movement, emergency medical procedures, bounding/break contact and bounding over watch. This course has a difficulty rating of moderate. Students should be capable of getting into and out of kneeling, sitting, prone and supine positions, getting into and out of vehicles numerous times and moving at a brisk pace through several outdoor simulators. 


*Pre-requisite is Long Gun to Handgun Transition Level I.

Home Defense I

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This is a non-shooting 4-hour course. It teaches students the basic knowledge and skills of safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home. Students are taught NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. Students will receive the a Home Firearm Safety handbook, Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure and course completion certificate.


*There is a 5% discount given to the person organizing the course per additional student up to 5 students per class.

Refuse to be a Victim

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This is a non-shooting 4-hour course. You will learn personal safety tips and techniques needed to avoid dangerous situations and to AVOID BEING A VICTIM. Some of the topics discussed are: know what criminals look for in a victim, creating a safe room, home and phone security, carjack avoidance techniques, automobile and travel security, personal and technological security, use of various personal safety devices (tasers, stun guns, batons, pepper spray), home invasions and burglary, use of bump keys and prevention, security window film, the 6 second garage door break-in and how to prevent it and malls and parking garage safety concerns.


*There is a 5% discount given to the person organizing the course per additional student up to 5 students per class (25%).

Current Specials

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*Anyone organizing a class and bringing in 5 or more students gets their class for up to 25% off!

Classroom training now available at Babcock Ranch Punta Gorda FL

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We just opened a new site at Babcock Ranch in Punta Gorda Florida.  At that classroom facility, only non-operational simulation firearms are used.


*We are not affiliated with Babcock Ranch in any way!

Other Classes Available

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NRA FIRST Steps Orientation


  • Shotgun course is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific shotgun action type.


  • Rifle course is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific rifle action type. 

About Us

Dedicated Instructors

 Sean Collins grew up in Miami Florida and has over 37 years of military, security, law enforcement and training experience. Before retiring, he was a New York and Connecticut certified police officer and security officer trainer. As a U.S. Marine Infantryman, law enforcement officer and trainer he attended and conducted numerous military, security and law enforcement courses throughout the United States and abroad.


Joe Walsh is a 25-year law enforcement officer. Before retiring, he was a New York State certified police officer and security officer trainer. He has a background in defensive tactics having trained with Floyd Patterson and was a boxing bantam-weight fighter in the United States, Canada and Ireland. Because of his passion for justice, Joe has also been a R.A.D. “Rape Awareness Defense” Instructor for over 20 years and is credited with bringing the program to his and other New York police departments. Joe was also a coach at the Floyd Patterson boxing club in Highland, New York.

High-Quality Equipment Available

  • Holsters
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Eye and hearing protection
  • Police quality revolvers, pistols, shotguns and rifles (for training purposes only)
  • Ammunition 


Our Motto


 “Vision, Intelligence and Strength!” 

 

FAQs

Equipment needed/provided:

  • Firearms can be provided if necessary for an additional cost.
  • Holsters - If you have no equipment, we will provide holsters.
  • Cleaning equipment will be provided to use during training.
  • You will need a quality leather or nylon pants belt, notebook, pen and pencil and a baseball hat.
  • Appropriate clothing for seasonal or inclement weather (hot, cold, rain).  Pants should allow movement and shirts should fit snugly around the neck area.
  • Bring meals and snacks that can be eaten during training.
  • Eye and ear protection (can be provided).
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional).
  • Bring water bottle or hydration device.


​   Ammunition provided with course registration:  

  • It is preferred you have a personal handgun of police quality chambered in .38 special (SPL), 357 magnum (MAG), 9mm, .40 caliber or .45 automatic cartridge pistol (ACP).  This is so you become familiar with your carry sidearm.  A  minimum of two magazines or two speed loaders/speed strips is required. 
  • Ammunition is only included for 9mm and .38 caliber firearms and for certain course.  Please confirm with instructors.


*No alcohol or drugs allowed at any time during training. If you are taking prescription medication that could affect your safe handling of a firearm please inform the instructor prior to the beginning of the course.


*No modified firearms are acceptable for any course.  Our philosophy is that you should purchase a good quality and proven weapon, and train with it until the usage becomes second nature.  Good quality weapons can be purchased used for very reasonable prices.

 
*Only United States citizens and permanent residents are eligible (certain foreign embassy personnel may be eligible). This is Florida State law.


*To pass the Basic Course, you are required to qualify at the same level  required for Armed Security Officers in the State of Florida.  We believe responsible firearm possession and carry begins with the proper training and certification of the responsible citizen.  Don't worry, if we can't get you to qualify at that level you can have your money back!  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.

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42881 Lake Babcock Drive, Punta Gorda, Florida 33982, United States

(239) 699-0648

Hours

By appointment only