Course Descriptions
Defensive Firearms Training, Concealed Carry Classes, Law Enforcement Equipment, Gun Range

Active Shooter-Killer Training For Civilians:

Arms To Bear has been teaching the solo officer/civilian response to the active shooter/killer for almost 4 years which is now becoming popular with law enforcement. The solo officer/civilian response to the active shooter is the only viable and most important a timely response for Law Enforcement to prevent high numbers of casualties. Actually, the absolute best response to the active killer is a competent, willing armed law enforcement officer or citizen who is at the scene of the event when it occurs. The active killer problem is solved by citizens as opposed to law enforcement 75% of the time. This first of its kind class in our area will cover the history of the active killer and the three levels of active killers including terrorist incidents.  Preventing terrorism will be discussed as well. Traditional active killers statistics and facts, mental preparation, fears of the first responder and typical time line of response are included. Options of response as taught through the Response Options (Alice Program) for both armed and unarmed are discussed and practiced in live fire and force on force scenarios. Course will also include battlefield pickup of weapons and there familiarization. The third day will be predominantly force on force scenarios. $525 per person

Active Shooter-Killer Training For Law Enforcement:  

Arms To Bear has been teaching the solo officer/civilian response to the active shooter/killer for almost 4 years which is now becoming popular with law enforcement. The solo officer/civilian response to the active shooter is the only viable and most important a timely response for Law Enforcement to prevent high numbers of casualties. Actually, the absolute best response to the active killer is a competent, willing armed law enforcement officer or citizen who is at the scene of the event when it occurs. The active killer problem is solved by citizens as opposed to law enforcement 75% of the time. This first of its kind class will cover the history of the active killer and the three levels of active killers including terrorist incidents. Terrorism, homicide bombing and preventing terrorism will be discussed. Traditional active killers statistics and facts, mental preparation, fears of the responder and time line of response are included. Options of response as taught through the Response Options (Alice Program) for both armed and unarmed are discussed and practiced in live fire and force on force scenarios. Course will also include battlefield pickup weapons and one evening will be spent with Medical Treatment of Traumatic Injuries. The third day will be predominantly force on force scenarios. $450 per officer

Advanced Defensive Handgun 1:  

Affordable, convenient one day advanced course modules that can develop your skills to the level of professional shooters! This one day, eight hour course includes practice sessions at the tactical range that help you develop close contact shooting techniques, efficient use of cover or concealment, shooting at multiple targets, clearing malfunctions, moving and shooting, building searching skills, low light level shooting, and more. There will be minimal classroom time and maximum range time. The course is designed to fine tune your handgun handling and improve your accuracy and speed. You will be instructed in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere without compromising safety. A maximum of six students will be registered for each scheduled class, providing you with more personal attention, resulting in more progress. Successful completion of Personal Protection (initial or renewal) or a demonstrated equivalent level of shooting experience and knowledge is a prerequisite to register for this course. $150 per person

Advanced Defensive Handgun 2:  

Affordable, convenient one day advanced course modules that can develop your skills to the level of professional shooters! Continuing to develop your handgun skills, this one day, eight hour course will review and continue what was instructed in Advanced Handgun 1. In addition to reviewing the content of Advanced Handgun 1, you will be familiarized with handgun retention techniques, support hand shooting, moving targets, selecting layered targets, covert versus dynamic building clearing techniques, communicating with hand signals, clearing buildings in low light, and more. As in Advanced Handgun 1, you will be instructed in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere without compromising safety, and there will be minimal classroom time to allow maximum range time. A maximum of six students will be registered for each scheduled class, providing you with more personal attention, resulting in more progress. Successful completion of Advanced Handgun 1 is a prerequisite to register. $170 per person

Advanced Defensive Handgun 3:

Affordable, convenient one day advanced course modules that can develop your skills to the level of professional shooters! After reviewing the contents of Advanced Handgun 1 and 2, you will be familiarized with shooting while moving, shooting moving targets while moving, reaction times during defensive encounters, searching buildings with a trained partner, force-on-force training, challenging scenarios, and more. As in Advanced Handgun 1 and 2, you will be instructed in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere without compromising safety, and there will be minimal classroom time to allow maximum range time. A maximum of six students will be registered for each scheduled class, providing you with more personal attention, resulting in more progress. Successful completion of Advanced Handgun 1 and 2 is a prerequisite to register for this course. $190 per person

First Steps Pistol Orientation:  

During this four hour course, you will familiarize yourself with your handgun. Firearms safety is emphasized as a primary topic throughout the course. You will become familiar with the parts and operation of a handgun. The fundamentals of shooting are covered; position, grip, breath control, sight alignment, trigger squeeze, and follow-through, which is the first step to developing consistent accuracy. There are no prerequisites for this course. It is recommended for adults or children over the age of 12 who want to learn a foundation for shooting handguns and have no previous experience with firearms. $65 per person

Basic Pistol Shooting Class:

During this course, you will familiarize yourself with your handgun. Firearms safety is emphasized as a primary topic throughout the course. You will become familiar with the parts and operation of a handgun. The fundamentals of shooting are covered; position, grip, breath control, sight alignment, trigger squeeze, and follow-through, which is the first step to developing consistent accuracy. There are no prerequisites for this course. It is recommended for adults or children over the age of 12 who want to learn a foundation for shooting handguns & have no previous experience with firearms. In addition to the previous items learned you will also be going to a range & shooting a semi-auto & revolver pistols. $105 per person

Citizen Homeland Defense/Survival Course:

The answers to these questions are dependent on so many variables that there is no definite answer other than whatever it takes to survive. However, it is beyond a doubt that the great majority of our citizens are in no way prepared to deal with an terrorism event similar to that experienced in Beslan or Mumbai.  Our citizens' reactions will mirror those seen in those locales: try to stay out of sight of the terrorists, secure in place, and hope like heck that law enforcement or the military gets to them before they get to us. This is not a recipe for survival. There are so many more options available to our citizens when attacked, unfortunately most are unaware what those options are. And of those that are, most will lack the necessary training and mindset to put those skills to beneficial use. For many years, we have heard from our fellow officers and soldiers in the tactical and special operations communities that you cannot teach tactics and skills to civilians. Our philosophy is that we are all citizens, and it's the citizens who are the target. Response Options believes to not offer survival skills to those who are the target is incredibly short-sighted. Look at the ability of law enforcement and the military to "quickly" respond and neutralize these terror attacks. 9/11 should have taught us that it will be left up to the citizens to decide how much carnage those who wish us harm will achieve. It's time for the public safety community to acknowledge the need of the citizen's help in all facets of these evil events - To include: proactive escape, interfering with the terrorist's ability to engage static and passive targets, and even putting a stop to the killing and injuring of mass number of innocent victims by engaging the terrorists themselves.

Our Citizen Survival Course will include:

  • Survival Shooting Skill

  •  Use of Cover and Concealment

  •  Distraction Techniques

  •  Engagement Tactics

  •  Equipment Choices

  •  Escape and Extraction Tactics

  •  Field-Trauma First Aid

  •  Long-term Disaster Survival Strategies

  Class Modules:

  • Day One: Preparing for Violence

  • Day Two: Improvised First Aid

  • Day Three: Combatives

  • Day Four:  Firearms

Total Cost For The Four Day Course $495 per person

  
Personal Protection (Initial) CCW Class:  

This eight hour course is a basic through intermediate course that qualifies you to apply for a Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Florida & New Hampshire "Concealed Carry Permit". This is also a good course for developing your fundamental shooting skills to protect yourself & your home, whether or not you plan to obtain a license. We will cover firearms safety, state firearms law, the proper mindset for defending yourself, the levels of awareness, cover & concealment and strategies to use during a violent attack. You will be shooting at a range for several hours (Nevada Only) while simulating violent encounters. The course includes range practice (Nevada Only) as well as responding to multiple armed assailants. This is the most comprehensive CCW preparation course available to private citizens in Northern Nevada. Nevada Class $95 per person, Multi-State Class $120 per person, Includes: Florida, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oregon and Utah

Personal Protection (Renewal) CCW Class:

Designed to meet the needs of State of Nevada residents who are renewing their concealed carry (CCW) permits, this four hour course begins with a review of firearms safety, the fundamentals of marksmanship, and state firearms law. Moving to the range (Nevada Only), you will practice marksmanship, drawing and holstering, speed loading, and moving to cover while shooting. As time allows, we will include additional drills, such as clearing malfunctions, and tactical shooting drills. This is the most comprehensive four hour CCW renewal course available to private citizens in northern Nevada. Cost $75 per person

Night-Fighter Low Light Shooting Skills:

Now you have the opportunity to conveniently practice your low light and night shooting! Public ranges do not allow the public to practice tactical night shooting, for a variety of reasons. Scheduled at least once a month on a Saturday evening, you can practice shooting at dusk and then during the night. During this four hour course, you will practice identifying threats and shooting at multiple targets. You can enhance utilization of your flashlight and/or your laser sight. As always, only 6 students per class maximum and a maximum of 3 students per Instructor, and as always, you will receive personal instruction and attention from the instructor. Cover and concealment, shooting and moving, and room entries are some of the other skills you can focus on. Offered through most of the year, this course can be taken whenever you feel the need to practice at night. Successful completion of any Arms To Bear handgun course or a demonstrated equivalent level of shooting experience and knowledge is a prerequisite to register for this course. $90 per person 


Refuse To Be A Victim:

The single most important step you can make toward ensuring your personal safety is making the decision to refuse to be a victim. This means that you must have an overall personal safety strategy in place before you need it. Through a four-hour seminar called Refuse To Be A Victim® you can learn the personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim.
 
The topics presented in the Refuse To Be A Victim® seminar include:
  • Mental preparedness
  • How to make your home more secure
  • Improving your physical security in various environments
  • Safety precautions when driving
  • Safeguarding yourself and items while traveling
  • Technological Security
  • What to consider when choosing physical self-defense training
  • Personal protection devices (pepper spray, electronic control devices, tasers, kubaton and hand to hand)

The following optional topic areas can be added upon request in advance. This will add a small amount of time and cost to the seminar fee.

  • Workplace Safety
  • Safety for Parents and Children (Pre-school through High School)
  • Safety for College Students
  • Safety for Seniors and Persons with Physical Disabilities
This is not a firearms course.

This course is about lifestyle practices and changes in mindset that can enhance your personal safety.
The Refuse To Be A Victim® curriculum was developed for women but has become very popular with men also. $90  per person

 

 



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