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How many times in the last month have you looked down at your phone or checked the news only to see another robbery, kidnapping, or shooting?

We face threats of violence every day, ranging from large-scale terrorism to one-on-one assaults. Most people are unprepared, unequipped, and untrained to respond effectively. Most people sign up for martial arts or weapons training expecting to learn realistic self-defense, and few get it.

That’s why we’ve developed our curriculum to address the skills you need to successfully respond to these threats no matter your level of experience.

Are you prepared to save your life. . .and the lives of others?



What to bring?

I will assume you will be going to a range to practice with your firearm. Instead of buying cheap foam inserts, invest in good hearing protection, which could mean electronic ear muffs or custom-fitted earplugs.
Not all eye protection is made the same either. Your sunglasses are most likely not ballistic rated which means they won’t protect you from small projectiles and fragments. When purchasing eye protection, be sure you buy eyewear that wraps along the side of your eye as well.
Prescription glasses technically qualify in a pinch but for continued practice with your firearm invest in a pair of prescription safety glasses. Your eyes & ears will appreciate it later.
Proper shooting clothing includes closed-toe shoes, and a shirt with a closure around the neck. Long sleeves and a hat are suggested but not required.
I would highly recommend wearing clothing that you plan to wear regularly. This class will give you the opportunity to get a feel for what real life will be like.
Dress appropriately for the climate and discover if you’ll be at an indoor or outdoor range for the shooting portion by looking at the class info, asking on Day 1, or contacting us here.
Both your firearm and ammunition will be checked in by an Instructor upon arrival. The reason for this is to alleviate any potential mix-up of dummy rounds and live rounds.

The firearm should be unloaded and in a case and should be stored separately from the ammunition.

Please bring a minimum of 50 rds (100 preferred).
Classes can get long. When they’re taught year-round, you might find yourself in extreme weather conditions (hot/cold). Be sure to pack yourself snacks, possibly lunch, lots of water, and sunscreen (if you’re at an outdoor range).
You will have a short break to eat but it is time sensitive so if you plan to leave to get it somewhere be back in time to continue with the rest of the participants.
Participants may bring an IL State Issued photo ID (Drivers License) or FOID Card.

Please remember it must be a valid ID, if it is expired or has an extension due to Covid-19 we can only recognize the expiration date on your ID/FOID.

If you need special recognition due to a COVID-19 extension a review can be made on a case by case basis by contacting us here
There will be a lot of information covered and required to retain. Taking notes, jotting down reminders, and tracking any questions or helpful information are encouraged.

If at any point you need further information or need items repeated we want you to let us know. Our goal is to help you understand and retain the information given during the class, not just make you sit for hours. That helps no one achieve or continue as a responsible firearms owner.

*Note: ANY unsafe actions will be cause for immediate disqualification from class. NO refunds. ANY demonstrations verbally or physically of poor character will be cause for immediate disqualification from class. NO refunds. You must pass the shooting qualification in the scoring area of the target. You will be given 2 chances to qualify. If you do not pass, NO refunds.

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