NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading
8 am to 5 pm

  • Learn to reload your own ammuntion safely and correctly
  • With ammunition hard to find and prices sky high, it makes sense to reload
  • Reload ammunition for as little as 9 cents.
  • Includes all NRA materials and reloading supplies
  • Small classfirst  five to enroll

Total Cost:  $90        (Includes NRA book, all materials and reloads you can shoot)
You imparted great confidence in my first time skills, which was very reassuring. That's a mark of a great teacher.

    Ross

Just wanted to say THANK YOU for a fun and informative class...you gave me the tools and knowledge to begin my own reloading. You were incredibly patient, explaining everything with great care and detail.

    Shawn
AR Rifle/Carbine I
Saturday class      7:30 am to 5 pm                                    Instructor:   Sgt. Jamie Tharp
  • Prerequisite:  Handgun II or instructor permission.         Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Instructor
Topics Include:
  • Safety
  • Placement and Storage
  • Configurations--full stock, collapsible, flat top
  • Types of Ammunition and .223 vs. 5.56
  • Sights--open, telescopic, red dot
  • Operation of AR-type Rifles
  • Clearing Malfunctions
  • Shooting Positions
  • Loading the magazine
  • Loading the Rifle
  • Reloading--empty and tactical reloading
Students must bring:
  • AR-style rifle with sling
  • At least three 20 or 30-round magazines.
  • 300 rounds ammunition, minimum
  • Eye protection and ear protection
  • Hat or "baseball" style cap and appropriate clothing--collarless
          or button up outerwear that won't catch hot brass.
  • Sunscreen, drinking water, and other incidentals
Live Fire
Big thanks to you both as well for taking the time to teach us "AR-15 tactical newbs" the ropes of the rifle, particularly on the range shooting portion that most of us had never experienced before. I see a lot of range time in my future to try and master what I've been taught, as I HATE to lose! 

   Phil
Morning is "classroom" 
Gun Safety—foremost and always!!
Defensive mindset
    Loading, reloading, clearing jams in semi-autos
Firearms and the law
Introduction to Defensive Shooting
Strategies for home safety
Selecting handguns for personal protection

Afternoon is range live fire, learning advanced techniques:
  • Defensive accuracy
  • Flash sight picture
  • Breaking tunnel vision--scanning environment
  • Cover and concealment shooting
  • Reloading
  • Kneeling position
  • Point Shooting
  • Shouting commands
  • Moving and shooting
  • Tueller drill
  • Defensive Shotgun Introduction (shotgun available)


More Information or to Enroll:
Phone:  260-459-2382      Fort Wayne,  Indiana 
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I wanted to thank you for the class today. You are a great instructor and did an exceptional job handling the various levels of familiarity with firearms in the class. I learned several things I clearly need to practice and look forward to further classes.

   Chris 
Home Personal Protection

Dr. William Petit and his family were attacked in their home in Cheshire, Connecticut, on July 23, 2007, by two thugs who followed Mrs. Petit home from a grocery store.  They beat Dr. Petit almost to death, forced Mrs. Petit to withdraw $15,000 from the bank on the promise of doing no harm to her and her daughters.  They then raped and strangled Mrs. Petit, sexually assaulted the youngest daughter, and burned the house with the daughters still alive, inside.  Dr. Petit escaped and survived.

The Petits were unarmed and defenseless.
Handgun II
Sunday classes     7:30 am to 5 pm

Morning is "classroom" including hands-on work with
      handguns and dummy ammunition
Gun Safety—foremost and always!
Handgun knowledge—the semi-automatic handgun
Ammunition for the semi-automatic
Gripping the semi-automatic correctly
Loading magazines
Loading the semi-automatic and racking the slide properly
Holstering correctly and safely
Presentation (draw stroke) from holster
Changing magazines (reloading) the semi-automatic
Reholstering correctly and safely

Afternoon is range live fire, learning the unique aspects of
the semi-automatic:
  • Trigger control and reset 
  • Checkin for additional threats
  • ​Shooting single and multiple targets
  • Informal "competition" on speed and accuracy
Meets Arizona and Florida Concealed Carry Training Requirements
Ohio requirements are met and exceededwith both Handgun I and
     Handgun II
Relaxed, friendly facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana

You will need:
  • Reliable semi-auto, with at least 3 magazines
  • Belt or "paddle" holster (Blackhawk "Serpa" and similar
           holsters prohibited!)
  • Double-magazine pouch
  • 150 rounds reliable ammunition
Save $20  for both classes same weekend

Save another $40 with accompanying spouse for
   $80 total savings over individual prices
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  NRA Metallic Reloading

                  To Be Announced
NRA Range Safety Officer Training
8 am to 5 pm

Topics include:

  • Firearms safety, safety, and more safety!
  • Roles and Responsibilities of an NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO)
  • Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Range Inspection; Range Rules; and Range Safety Briefings
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Firearm Stoppages and Malfunctions

Each RSO Candidate will receive:

  • RSO Student Study Guide
  • Basic Firearm Training Program brochure
  • NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure
Class Cost:  $90  (plus NRA processing fees)

  • NRA processing fees not included.
          Additional $30 must be paid directly to the NRA
Outside the Home Personal Protection
7:30 am to 5 pm                                                                                   Lead Instructor:  Bob Aldridge
Prerequisite:  Handgun II and                                                                              NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
                        Home Personal Protection, or permission of instructor
"Classroom" (8 am to 10 am)
  • Review of safe gun handling procedures
  • The defensive mindset
  • Methods of avoiding deadly force encounters
  • Legal, emotional, and social aspects
  • What to do after a shooting
  • Guns and gear
  • Methods of concealed carry

Range and live fire (11 am to no later than 5 pm)
  • Presentation (drawing), Position, and Movement
  • Moving and shooting
  • Cover and concealment
  • Engaging multiple targets
  • Engaging turning and swinging targets
  • Speed reloading
  • Clearing stoppages
  • Aimed fire, Flash sight picture, Point shooting
  • Instinctive shooting at close quarters
  • Engaging multiple targets from an automobile
Students must bring:
  • Reliable handgun
  • Holster  (Fobus or Safariland ALS #6378 good choices)
        Blackhawk "Serpa" and similar holsters prohibited!
  • Extra magazines--at least three--or speedloaders
  • Double-magazine pouch
  • 200 rounds reliable ammunition
  • Eye protection and ear protection
  • Covering garment (long open shirt, vest, or jacket)
  • "Baseball" type cap, sunscreen, and drinking water
I really took a lot home from the weekend. I have a lot to work on.  The classes were everything I expected and much more.

    Kyle
Both classes were great and have provided me with a solid foundation upon which to grow my skills.  Please know that I would recommend you to others.

    Dr. T. Jenkins
Taking your classes made me feel like I have some control over unforeseen circumstances, which beats being terrified out of my mind!

   Anita  (almost a vicitm of home invasion)
  NRA Range Safety Officer class

                        To Be Announced
I continue to appreciate your willingness to share your expertise.

You are a wonderful and patient mentor.

   Dr. T. Jenkins
The class was awesome! You're an excellent teacher and I'm hoping I'll be able to take more of your classes in the future and I might have a couple of friends interested as well. Yes, the shotgun was a lot of fun!
   Caleb
Thanks for the professional class!  I really appreciated the extra time spent on clearing pistols and rifles.

     Mike    (different Mike)
The killers, Hayes and Komisarjevsky sentenced to death (Nov. 2010 and Nov. 2011)
--small consolation for Dr. Petit--
April 16, 2011 class
Great group!
Thank you for taking such good care of my mom.  She learned a ton from you and couldn't be more excited about her class.  You gave her a great experience and that is what she needed.

C. Lowe  (Karen, mom, shown)
I thought your class was very informative, and you are extremely personable and very good instructor. You have honed your people skills well. Again, please pass a warm thank-you to your wife for her wonderful hospitality.

     Mike

Susan and I would like to thank you for the excellent instruction and personal teaching this weekend. Susan was reluctant to attend because she thought everone would be experienced shooters. You really made Susan feel comfortable in the two courses.

     John & Susan 
I really did enjoy myself and definitely learned quite a few things as well, especially the fact that unless you absolutely have to get involved, DON'T!!!  A very good lesson to learn for any permit holder.

   Brent
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AR Rifle/Carbine I

         To Be Announced
 Unarmed Self Defense

                   To Be Announced
 Defensive Shotgun

              To Be Announced
Tactical Handgun I
7:30 am to 5 pm                                                          Lead Instructor:  Sgt. Jamie Tharp
Prerequisite:  None                                                     Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Instructor
Topics include:
  • Situational Awareness--Don't be a victim
  • Autonomic Acute Stess Responses
  • Legal Aspects
  • Empty hand techniques against knives and firearms
  • Tools such as Kubaton, Pepper Spray, "civilian" Tazer

Techniques (frontal assault):
  • Distraction
  • Pressure Points
  • Arm Strikes, Knee Strikes, Leg Strikes
  • Arm Bar
  • Joint Locks

Techniques (rear assault):
  • Airways
  • Pressure Points
  • Arm Bars
  • Leg Strikes and Kicks

Cost:  $115
Defensive Shotgun
7:30 am to 5 pm                                                                  Lead Instructor:  Sgt. Jamie Tharp
Prerequisite:  Handgun II or instructor permission.                          Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Instructor

Topics include:
  • Types of Shotguns--Single Barrel, Double Barrel, Pump, Semi-Auto
  • Ammunition--Bird Shot, Buck Shot, Slugs, Specialty 
  • Safe Rooms at Home and responses to threats
  • Firing Positions and Firing lanes
Standing
Kneeling
Cover
Defending
Live Fire:
  • Empty Chamber Loading Overhand, Underhand, and On Target
  • Loading Magazine Tube
  • Reloading--Overhand, Underhand, Empty Chamber
Students must bring:
  • Shotgun, 12 or 20 gauge, with sling
  • 50 rounds bird shot
  • 20 rounds each of slugs and 00 Buckshot (#2 Buck for 20 gauge)
  • Eye protection and ear protection
  • Hat or "baseball" style cap and appropriate clothing 
  • Sunscreen, drinking water, and other incidentals

Note:
The Remington 870 Express (#25077) "tactical" shotgun is a superb choice for a defensive shotgun, as are the Mossberg 500 and 590.

Cost:  $145
Individuals and Small Groups

$450 for full day, up to two people for eight hours
          $115 per additional person

Range fees and any materials are additional
Sgt. Tharp demonstrating Mandibular Angle Pressure Point
I just wanted to chime in here quickly to let you know of how once again I was very pleased with the Unarmed Self Defense class you, your wife and Jamie put on yesterday! I learned a LOT and had a great time doing it.

I'd hate to run into that guy in a dark alley and I'm so glad he's on our side!! He's awesome and I truly enjoyed his training, laughing with him, and being his test dummy.

    P. Rickard
Once again, thanks for an enjoyable and informative class. Much appreciated.

   Steve and Roni, 2012
 Outside the Home Personal Protection

 Sun. 07-20-14      July 20 Enrollment Form

 Sun. 09-07-14      September 7 Enrollment Form
Sgt. Tharp second from left
Okay, it  was cold.  So what?
 Handgun I

Sat. 07-05-14      July 5 Enrollment Form  

Sat. 07-26-14      July 26 Enrollment Form

Sat. 08-23-14      August 23 Enrollment Form

Sat. 09-13-14      September 13 Enrollment Form


 Handgun II

Sun. 07-06-14       July 6 Enrollment Form 

Sun. 07-27-14       July 27 Enrollment Form

Sun. 08-24-14       August 24 Enrollment Form

Sun 09-14-14        September 14 Enrollment Form
 Home Personal Protection

 Sat. 07-19-14       July 19 Enrollment Form

 Sat. 09-06-14      September 6 Enrollment Form

 Tactical Handgun I

   To Be Announced

 Tactical Handgun II

  To Be Announced
AR Rifle/Carbine II

         To Be Announced
AR Rifle/Carbine II
Sunday class      7:30 am to 5 pm                                     Instructor:   Bryan DeYoung
Prerequisite:  AR Rifle/Carbine I or instructor permission         State Certified Firearms Instructor
Starting where Basic AR left off, Tactical Carbine will take it to another level, with more challenging exercises, faster movement, engaging multiple threats, moving and shooting, shooting from cover, speed reloads, and high-stress scenarios based on real life incidents.
Students must bring:
  • AR-style carbine or rifle with sling
  • At least three, 20 or 30-round magazines.  Four or more preferred
  • Vest or other gear with AR magazine pouches (not just stuck in pockets!)
  • 300 rounds rifle ammunition, minimum
  • Eye protection and ear protection
  • Hat or "baseball" style cap and appropriate clothing--collarless or 
          button-up outerwear that will not catch hot brass
  • Knee pads recommended
  • Sunscreen, drinking water, and other incidentals

For handgun transitions:
  • Reliable handgun.  If you have a second hangun, please bring it, too.
  • Holster or tactical vest holster (Serpa or similar holsters prohibited)
  • Minimum of two magazines, with three or more preferred
  • Magazine pouches
  • Minimum of 150 rounds reliable handgun ammunition
 Force On Force & Extreme Close Quarters

  To Be Announced
Handgun I

Beginners and Ladies always Welcome!
Saturday classes     7:30 am to 5 pm

Morning is "classroom" including hands-on work with
    handguns and dummy ammunition
Gun Safety—foremost and always!
Safe Gun Handling
Handgun knowledge—revolvers and semi-automatics
Ammunition
Hygiene when handling guns and ammunition
Fundamentals of handgun shooting
Gripping revolvers and semi-automatics
Loading
Unloading
Reloading
Dry firing

Afternoon is range live fire, learning the fundamentals of pistol shooting:
  • Benchrest 
  • Two-handed standing
  • One-handed standing
Cost:  $145  
Take both Handgun I and Handgun II for $270

      SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!
Meets Arizona and Florida Concealed Carry Training Requirements
Ohio requirements are met and exceeded with both Handgun I and
      Handgun II
Relaxed, friendly facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Includes all materials and range fees

Guns and ammunition included  (have you priced ammunition, lately?)
Students must bring appropriate eye and ear protection

Small classes:  12 maximum.
This was a fantastic experience that I will never forget.  Thank you so much for your and Charlene's hospitality into your home as it made this weekend truly personable and welcoming.   I have so much to work on.

    Bruce
Thank you so very much for a great learning opportunity! I thoroughly enjoyed the classes and you can rest assured knowing that I will be back for many more. My only regret is not signing up years ago!

    Abby  April, 2013
I very much enjoyed the course -as did Sonja, and you can expect to see more of me for certain. I was completely thrilled with the detail of the course and have every intention to further my knowledge and training.

    Mike   January, 2013
Tactical Handgun II
Force-On-Force
Unarmed Self Defense
Handgun I and  Handgun II



                  July 5 and 6 Enrollment Form 

                  July 26 and 27 Enrollment Form

                  August 23 and 24 Enrollment Form

                  September 13 and 14 Enrollment Form

Home Personal Protection and Outside the Home Personal Protection



                                                                  July 19 and 20 Enrollment Form

                                               September 6 and 7 Enrollment Form



$270 for both classes on same weekend saves $20

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Tactical Handgun I  and  Tactical Handgun II

To Be Announced
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AR Rifle/Carbine I and II
           
                                     To Be Announced

Clickable Enrollment Forms below

For Class Descriptions,  Scroll down the page
7:30 am to 5 pm                                                                          Lead Instructor:  Bob Aldridge
Prerequisite:  Handgun II                                                                          NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
7:30 am to 5 pm                                                                           Lead Instructor:  Bob Aldridge
Prerequisite:  Handgun I or permission of instructor                                  NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
7:30 am to 5 pm                                                                                  Lead Instructor:  Bob Aldridge
Prerequisite:  None                                                                                             NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
Saturday class      7:30 am to 5 pm                                     Instructor:   Bryan DeYoung
Prerequisite:  Handgun II or permission of instructor                       State Certified Firearms Instructor
7:30 am to 5 pm                                                                      Lead Instructor:  Bryan DeYoung
Prerequisite:  Outside the Home Personal Protection                          State Certified Firearms Instructor
                        or instructor permission
7:30 am to 5 pm                                                                      Lead Instructor:  Bryan DeYoung
Prerequisite:  Tactical Handgun I                                                         State Certified Firearms Instructor
Tactical Handgun I builds on the content of the previous four classes--Handgun I & II,  Home Personal Protection, and Outside the Home Personal Protection--and introduces the aspects of speed,  target discrimination,  multiple targets, and defensive maneuvers to save your life and-or the lives of others.
Preliminaries:
  • Safety--first, foremost, and always.
  • Review legal aspects of self defense
         Deadly force is the last option!
  • ​Equipment and gear selection
  • Target Discrimination
  • The OODA Loop and its importance
  • Review of gun handling fundamentals:
​              Grip and stance
              Sight aquisition
              Trigger Control (!)
              Loading, and reloading
              Clearing gun stoppages

Range and Live Fire:
  • Presentation from ready and holstered positions
  • Tactical use of Cover and Concealment
  • Speed reloading, and Tactical reloading
  • Target engagement from arm's length to 15 yards
  • ​Timed drills--shooting under time pressure
  • Importance of moving:  MOVE then shoot, not shoot then move
  • Shooting on the move:  forward, retreating, lateral, and angle
  • Shooting positions (supine, prone, etc.)
  • Shoot-Don't Shoot scenarios
  • Low-light shooting
  • ​Medical attention in the field
  • Link-up procedures with police--what to do and not say!
Students must bring:
  • Handgun, Holster, double mag. pouch,  Ammunition (200 rounds)Blackhawk "Serpa" and similar holsters are prohibited!
  • A second handgun is recommended in case of major malfunction
  • Extra magazines (at least three) or speedloaders
  • Eye protection and ear protection
  • Covering garment (long open shirt, vest, or jacket)
  • "Baseball" type cap, sunscreen, and drinking water
Tactical Handgun II is for those wanting to take the next step to "high speed-low drag" shooting with handguns.

Starting where Tactical Handgun left off, there will be faster and more complicated challenges,  faster target acquisition,  more and faster movement,  with more stress and time pressure.

Tactical scenarios for both inside the home and outside the home encounters, including shooting from your automobile.

As the team instructor and commander of the largest multi-jurisdictional SWAT team in the United States, Sgt. DeYoung is supremely qualified to share proven tactics and the mindset to prevail against any and all threats.
  • Reality based training
  • ​Intense live-action scenarios
  • Decision making imperatives
  • Advanced application of the warrior mindset
  • The critical importance of movement and cover
  • AirSoft guns give instant feedback on successes...and failures!

  • Emergency medical treatment and extraction

Students must bring:
  • Airsoft pistol (CO2 or Green Gas) and pellets
  • Holster
  • Paintball mask
  • Overshirt, jacket, or purse for concealed carry
  • Water, sunscreen, and other incidentals for a day outdoors
  • Long pants and shirts
 Cost:  $145
Armed assaults are not perpetrated by paper targets on target stands.
Bad guys are real, thinking, breathing people you must defeat.

Force On Force training is the closest thing to a real deadly force encounter.

Force On Force training instills the skills and confidence to prevail in an armed assault.

Considering a purchase?
Glocks and Smith & Wesson M&P
Semi-auto handguns are unbeatable

   Some Recommendations:
  • Glock model 19 Generation 4  (9mm)
  • Smith & Wesson  M&P  (9mm)
  • Safariland ALS Holster  (model #6378)
  • Fobus holsters--very reasonbly priced
  • Fobus double-magazine pouch
  • Suggest "paddle" style holsters and magazine pouches
  • The Warrior Mindset
  • Optics and sighting systems
  • Tactical shooting positions
  • Recoil management
  • Use of cover and shooting from cover
  • Weapons transitions
  • Target acquisition
  • Target discrimination
  • Target transitions
  • High stress drills and scenarios with time pressure
  • Precision fire
We are, now, Certified Instructors for the
Illinois Concealed Carry License
All Ladies Class
May 5 and 6, 2013
Students must bring:
  • Reliable handgun--Semi-auto or medium frame revolver  
  • Reliable ammunition (200 rounds)
  • Five (5) 12 gauge shotgun slugs
  • Extra magazines--at least three--or speedloaders
  • Eye protection and ear protection
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather
  • "Baseball" type cap, sunscreen, and drinking water
Thanks Bob! I had a blast! Make sure to pass on to Bryan what a great job I thought he did. I definitley got a lot out of his instruction and the information he presented.

   Brent
Sgt. Tharp demonstrating "Cutting the Pie"
Wow, great class again. Sarge was a great addition to your company.

   Scott, March, 2013
March 23, 2013
Yeah, it was still cold but
Weather is Beautiful Now!
$270 for both classes on same weekend saves $20

$270 for both classes on same weekend saves $20
Cost:  $145  
Take both Handgun I and Handgun II for $270

      SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!
Cost:  $145
Take both Home Personal Protection and 
Outside the Home Personal Protection for $270 

      SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!
Cost:  $145
Take both Home Personal Protection and 
Outside the Home Personal Protection for $270 

      SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!
Cost:  $145
Take both Tactical Handgun I and Tactical Handgun II for $270 

              SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!
Cost:  $145
Both Tactical Handgun I and Tactical Handgun II for $270 

                SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!
Cost:  $145
Take both AR Rifle/Carbine I and AR Rifle/Carbine II for $270 

      SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!
Cost:  $145
Take both AR Rifle/Carbine I and AR Rifle/Carbine II for $270 

      SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!
   I thoroughly enjoyed learning the proper techniques etc. this past weekend. It is a shame that everyone whom carries does not go thru such a class. I was most amazed at how well the "New to Firearms" folks handled their semi-automatic in the Handgun II class. 

   You and your staff presented all the information in the right order and at the right time. It made it very comfortable and confident for all to shoot. You know that all of us went home feeling just ecstatic about what we had just accomplished. 

    Steve, April 2013
Sgt. DeYoung
Demonstrating recumbent shooting position
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you again for the outstanding handgun class today. I thought the information and instruction was just tremendous all day long. I know I still have a LOT to learn, but you've given me all the tools to further my skills in a safe and responsible way, and be confident in doing so.
 ​
    Chris   January, 2014
Students must bring:
  • Handgun, Holster, double mag. pouch,  Ammunition (200 rounds)Blackhawk "Serpa" and similar holsters are prohibited!
  • A second handgun is recommended in case of major malfunction
  • Extra magazines (at least three) or speedloaders
  • Eye protection and ear protection
  • Covering garment (long open shirt, vest, or jacket)
  • "Baseball" type cap, sunscreen, and drinking water
Handgun I class, January 4, 2014
    Illinois Concealed Carry
         (Second day only--8 hours)

                       To Be Announced
    Illinois Concealed Carry
        (Both days--16 hours)

                    To Be Announced
NOTE for the Illinois Concealed Carry training:

To be eligible to take the second day only, you must have evidence of prior training credit approve by Illinois.

See here:  https://www.isp.state.il.us/appriss/ccw/CCWPriorTrainingCredit.pdf