Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to our FAQ section to serve both current and prospective students. You should find all the answers to your questions here, but let us know if that’s not the case and we’ll happily help out.
Q: Are your instructors certified?
YES! In addition to real life experiences throughout their careers as first responders, our instructors have also completed Instructor Development training through nationally recognized organizations such as the USCCA, NRA, and POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training).
Q: Do you offer private training?
YES! In addition to group training, all of our courses are offered privately. You can set up private 1 on 1 training as well as a private training for your group. We have the flexibility to work with your schedule. The most important thing for us is educating you.
Q: is the training safe?
Safety is of paramount importance. All trainings begin with a complete safety briefing and overview of range safety rules. We take the appropriate safety measures to mitigate risk during class.
Q: I've never held a gun before. Is there a beginner level course?
YES! We offer courses for all skill levels. Our beginner's course is designed specifically for individuals who are new to firearms. Everyone starts somewhere, so don't hesitate to contact us with questions. It is our job to ensure you are able to learn in a positive, safe, and comfortable environment.
Q: will i be the only woman in the class?
Women account for 40%-60% of our students. Additionally, we do offer women only classes as well as private lessons.
Q: What do i get upon successful completion of the course?
Upon completion you will receive a certificate for the course.
Q: How should i dress?
Proper attire should be worn for training. Comfortable clothing and close toed shoes. No sandals or heels. Weather / Season appropriate clothing should be worn if training on the range (outside of a classroom setting). It is a good idea to wear layers as we will be moving between the classroom and the range.
Q: how do i prepare before the course?
Prepare the night before your class to make sure you have your safety equipment and all gear organized. Classes start promptly at the scheduled start time. If this is a firearms course, your firearm should be cleaned prior to class. All firearms should arrive unloaded. Check the course outline to verify what equipment you are expected to bring for your specific class.
Q: if I have experience do i need to start with level 1 courses?
It is encouraged that all students follow the curriculum in order, however if you have extensive experience we can discuss skipping introductory courses on a case by case basis. Please Contact us to further discuss.
Q: what types of ammo are allowed at the range?
Every range has different rules for ammo, but the general rule of thumb is no steel core, steel jacketed, reloads or tracer rounds. If in doubt, pick up some factory new ammo.
Q: I don't have a gun. Do you provide guns for students to take your course anyways?
Contact us and we can assist you with that.
Q: is there a minimum age requirement for training courses?
A parent or guardian is required to attend any firearm course with a child under the age of 18. We ask you, the parent, "Do you feel comfortable with the child next to you holding a firearm?" If you aren't sure, wait a few years.
There is no minimum age for Home Security courses. We just ask that students are of an age that they will be able to comprehend the curriculum being taught. If children are young, we tailor the course to be understandable and fun for them as well. If the Home Security course includes live fire at the range, the same rule applies as listed at the beginning of this section.