Classes:  (click on class title)

 

Handgun I                                                Handgun II                                                         Both Handgun I and II

 

Home Personal Protection                    Outside the Home Personal Protection          Both HPP and OHPP

Tactical Handgun I                                 Tactical Handgun II                                           Both Tactical Handgun I and II

Defensive Carbine I                                Defensive Carbine II                                         Both Defensive Carbine I and II

 

Defensive Shotgun I                              Defensive Shotgun II                                         Both Defensive Shotgun I and II

 

Individual and Small Groups

 

 

HANDGUN I    (no prerequisite)

                

Next Classes

Septermber 28, 2019 (13 open seats) (Alumni on waiting List: 0)

October 19, 2019 (15 open seats) (Alumni on waiting List: 0)

This is the place to start for beginners and anyone

without prior, formal handgun training.

 

Saturday classes     Approximately 8 hours

 

Morning is "classroom" including hands-on work with

revolvers, semi-automatics, and dummy ammunition

 

  • Gun Safety—foremost and always!

  • Handgun knowledge—revolvers and semi-automatics

  • Ammunition and hygiene when shooting

  • Fundamentals of handgun shooting

  • Gripping revolvers and semi-automatics

  • Loading

  • Unloading

  • Reloading

  • Dry firing

  • Cleaning

 

Afternoon is range live fire:

 

  • Benchrest 

  • Two-handed standing

  • One-handed standing

 

Note:

Handguns (.357 revolvers) and custom ammunition loaded to extremely low levels are provided and included in the price.

 

You only need eye protection and ear protection, with "muff" type ear protection best.

 

Lead Instructor:  John Michaels

 

Cost:  $150

 

 

Take both Handgun I and Handgun II (same weekend)  for $280

 

SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!

 

 

HANDGUN II:  the Semi-Automatic

 

Prerequisite:  Handgun I or permission of instructor

 

 

Next Classes  

September 29, 2019 (15 open seats) (Alumni on waiting List: 0)

October 20, 2019 (14 open seats) (Alumni on waiting List: 0)

November 2, 2019 (15 open seats) (Alumni on waiting List: 0)

 

 

Lead Instructor:  John Michaels

 

Cost:  $150

 

 

Take both Handgun I and Handgun II (same weekend)  for $280

 

SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!

Sunday classes     Approximately 8 hours

 

Morning is "classroom" including hands-on work using dummy

     ammunition

 

  • Gun Safety—foremost and always!

  • Handgun knowledge—the semi-automatic

  • Ammunition for the semi-automatic

  • Gripping the semi-automatic correctly

  • Loading magazines

  • Loading the semi-automatic (from holster) and racking slide properly

  • Holstering correctly and safely

  • Presentation (draw stroke) from holster

  • Changing magazines (reloading) the semi-automatic

  • Reholstering correctly and safely

  • Clearing stoppages and malfunctions

 

Afternoon is range live fire:

 

  • Trigger control and reset  

  • Checking for any additional threats

  • Shooting single and multiple targets

  • Introduction to "Move and Shoot"

  • Informal "competition" emphasizing accuracy

 

You will need:

 

  • Reliable semi-auto, with at least 3 magazines--more if single stack magazines

  • Belt or "paddle" holster (Blackhawk "Serpa" and similar holsters prohibited!)

  • Sturdy belt--preferably 1 1/2" wide

  • Double magazine pouch or two single magazine pouches

  • 150 rounds reliable ammunition

  • Eye protection and Ear protection (muff type is best)

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Cap, sunscreen, and insect repellant depending on weather and season

 

Notes:

It is unfortunate, but there is a lot of variability in reliability among semi-automatic handguns.  Glock is the "gold standard" in reliability, with the Smith and Wesson M&P line, Sig, and Springfield XD models also having excellent reliability reputations.  Recommendations:  Glock or Smith and Wesson M&P.

 

  • For holsters, Safariland offerings are particularly good:  ALS #6378, GLS models, and #5198 are all excellent choices and reasonably priced.

  • For magazine pouches, the Safariland model 71 (single pouch) accomodates almost all magazines, and, again, very reasonably priced.

 

We have a limited number of 9mm Glock pistols with holsters, magazines, and magazine pouches for rent:  $25.00

 

You will need your own (sturdy) belt and ammunition.

 

Handgun I

      and

Handgun II:

 

Next Classes  

September 28 & 29, 2019 (see individual classes for open seats)

October 19 & 20, 2019 (see individual classes for open seats)

Cost:  $280.00   (vs. $300.00 individually)

 

  • Save $20 by purchasing both classes on the same weekend

 

  • Save another $40  for husband and wife taking both classes (same weekend) for $80 total savings vs. individual prices

 

 

INSIDE THE HOME PERSONAL PROTECTION

Prerequisite:  Handgun II or permission of instructor

Next Classes 

TBD - Request a date via email at Owner@IndianaFirearmsTraining.com

Lead Instructor:  John Michaels

 

Cost:  $150

 

Take both Home Personal Protection and Outside the Home Personal Protection (same weekend) for $280

 

SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!

 

Saturday classes     Approximately 8 hours

 

Morning is "classroom"

 

  • Gun Safety—foremost and always!

  • The Defensive Mindset

  • Terminal ballistics, and defensive ammunition selection

  • Firearms and the law

  • Introduction to defensive shooting

  • Strategies for home safety

  • Selecting handguns for personal protection

  • The shotgun in home defense

 

Afternoon is range live fire:

 

  • Defensive accuracy 

  • Flash sight picture

  • Breaking tunnel vision, and scanning environment

  • Cover and concealment shooting

  • Reloading

  • Kneeling position

  • Point shooting

  • Shouting commands

  • Move and shoot

  • Tueller Drill

 

  • Home Invasion scenario using handgun and shotgun

 

You will need:

  • Reliable handgun--semi-auto or medium frame revolver

  • 200 rounds of Reliable ammunition

  • Extra magazines (at least three) or speedloaders

  • Shotgun with five (5) rounds of "slug" ammunition, or

        five rounds of 12 gauge slug ammunition, and use our

        shotgun 

  • Eye protection and Ear protection (muff-type is best)

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Cap, sunscreen, and insect repellant depending on weather and season

 

Indianapolis, Indiana, Tuesday, November 10, 2015

 

Amanda Blackburn, wife of Pastor Davey Blackburn, was attacked by three violent home invaders, while her husband was getting an early morning workout and her 15-month-old son slept upstairs.  She was savagely beaten, teeth knocked out, raped, shot three times, and declared dead the following day.

 

Three suspects:  Larry Taylor (the suspected killer,) Jalen Watson, and Diano Gordon have been arrested in connection with the horrific crime.  They called themselves, "The Kill Gang."

 

From the Probable Cause Affidavit:

"Larry Taylor told Gordon, Watson, Bull and possibly (redacted) he killed the woman.  Taylor stated she charged at him and he shot her somewhere in the upper body so he would not be scratched.  Taylor told them that he leaned over her body and shot her in the back of the head.  He leaned further, looked at her face, and watched her bleed."

 Taylor         Watson        Gordon

 

Outside the Home Personal 

Protection

Prerequisite:  Home Personal Protection or permission of instructor

Next Classes 

TBD - Request a date via email at Owner@IndianaFirearmsTraining.com

Lead Instructor:  John Michaels

 

Cost:  $150

 

Take both Home Personal Protection and Outside the Home Personal Protection (same weekend) for $280

 

SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!

 

Sunday classes     Approximately 8 hours

 

Morning is "classroom"

 

  • Gun Safety—review of safe gun handling

  • The Defensive Mindset

  • Ways to avoid deadly force encounters

  • Legal, emotional, and social aspects

  • What to do after a shooting

  • Guns and gear

  • Carry methods—concealed, open carry, off body, etc

 

Late morning and afternoon is range live fire:

 

  • Presentation (drawing,) positioning, and movement 

  • Moving and shooting

  • Cover and concealment

  • Engaging multiple targets

  • Engaging turning and swinging targets

  • Speed reloading

  • Clearing stoppages

  • Shouting commands

  • Aimed fire, flash sight picture, point and instinctive shooting

 

  • Gas station stick-up scenario

  • Car jacking scenario

 

You will need:

  • Reliable handgun--semi-auto or medium frame revolver

  • Extra magazines (at least three) or speedloaders

  • 200 rounds of reliable ammunition

  • Holster and sturdy belt.  Outside the waistband positioned on

        strong-side hip is best  (safety consideration)

        Safariland makes excellent, reasonably priced holsters: 

        ALS models 6378, 5198, and GLS models are very good

        Note:  Blackhawk "Serpa" and similar holsters are prohibited

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  • Double magazine pouch, or two single magazine pouches

        Safariland makes an excellent single pouch that fits most magazines

  • Covering garment:  long-tail open shirt, vest, or jacket

  • Eye protection and Ear protection (muff type is best)

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Cap, sunscreen, and insect repellent--depending on weather and season

 

 

Inside the Home Personal Protection

                          and

Outside the Home Personal Protection

Next Classes  

TBD - Request a date via email at Owner@IndianaFirearmsTraining.com

Cost:  $280.00   (vs. $300.00 individually)

 

  • Save $20  by purchasing both classes on the same weekend

 

 

Tactical Handgun  I

Prerequisite:  Outside the Home Personal Protection or permission of instructor

Next Classes 

September 14, 2019 (8 open seats) (Alumni on waiting List: 0)

Class will be the following weekend if rained out.

 

Lead Instructor:  Sgt. Schultz

 

Cost:  $150

Minimum Class Size:  3

Maximum Class Size:  8

 

Take both Tactical Handgun I and Tactical Handgun II (same weekend) for $280

 

SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!

Saturday classes     Approximately 8 hours

 

Morning is "classroom"

 

  • Gun Safety—foremost and always!

  • Legal aspects—deadly force is the last option!

  • Equipment and gear selections

  • Target discrimination

  • OODA Loop

  • Review gun handling fundamentals

         Grip and stance

         Sight acquisition

         Trigger control and follow through

         Loading and reloading

         Clearing stoppages

 

Afternoon is range 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

  • Importantance of moving

         Move, then shoot, not shoot then move!

  • Shooting on the move—forward, retreating, lateral, and angle

  • Shooting positions, including supine and prone

  • Low-light shooting

  • Link-up procedures with police--what to do, say, and not say

 

You will need:

  • Reliable handgun--semi-auto or medium frame revolver

         A second handgun in case of major malfunction recommended

  • 250 rounds of Reliable ammunition

  • Extra magazines (at least three) or speedloaders

  • Holster and sturdy belt

         Safariland products are excellent  (see Handgun II)

         Note:  Blackhawk "Serpa" and similar holsters are prohibited

  • Covering garment:  long-tail open shirt, vest, or jacket

  • Eye protection and Ear protection (muff type is best)

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Cap, sunscreen, and insect repellant--depending on weather and season

 

 

Tactical Handgun  II

Prerequisite:  Tactical Handgun I or permission of instructor

Next Classes  

September 15, 2019 (8 open seats) (Alumni on waiting List: 0)

Class will be the following weekend if rained out.

Lead Instructor:  Sgt. Schultz

 

Cost:  $150

Minimum Class Size:  3

Maximum Class Size:  8

 

Take both Tactical Handgun I and Tactical Handgun II (same weekend) for $280

 

SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!

 

Sunday classes     Approximately 8 hours

 

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 movement 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.

 

You will need:

  • Reliable handgun--semi-auto or medium frame revolver

         A second handgun in case of major malfunction recommended

  • 250 rounds of Reliable ammunition

  • Extra magazines (at least three) or speedloaders

  • Holster and sturdy belt

         Safariland products are excellent  (see Handgun II)

         Note:  Blackhawk "Serpa" and similar holsters are prohibited

  • Covering garment:  long-tail open shirt, vest, or jacket

  • Eye protection and Ear protection (muff type is best)

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Cap, sunscreen, and insect repellant--depending on weather and season

 

 

Cost:  $280.00   (vs. $300.00 individually)

 

  • Save $20  by taking both classes on the same weekend

 

Tactical Handgun I

             and

Tactical Handgun II

 

Prerequisite:  Outside the Home Personal Protection or permission of instructor

 

Next Classes 

September 14 & 15, 2019 (see individual classes for open seats)

Classes will be the following weekend if rained out.

 

Defensive Carbine  I

Prerequisite:  Handgun II or permission of instructor

Next Classes  

November 9, 2019 (8 open seats) (Alumni on waiting List: 0)

Class will be the following weekend if rained out.

No steel core ammo allowed.

Lead Instructor:  Sgt. Schultz

 

Cost:  $150

Minimum Class Size:  3

Maximum Class Size:  8

 

Take both AR Rifle/Carbine I and AR Rifle/Carbine II 

(same weekend) for $280

 

SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!

 

Saturday classes     Approximately 8 hours

 

Morning:

  • Introduction, Outline of the day, Refreshments

  • Gun Safety—foremost and always!

  • Basic operation, disassembly, assembly, and maintenance of the AR platform carbine

  • Lubrication and maintenance

  • Capabilities of the weapon platform

  • Proper loading, unloading, and reloading

  • Basic shooting positions and how to properly shoulder the weapon

  • Proper use of cover

  • Brief overview of popular calibers for the AR platform

  • Brief overview of popular accessories (Optics, Lights, Slings, etc.)

  • Demonstration of clearing various weapon stoppages

  • Discuss zero and holdovers/sight picture/sight alignment

LATE LUNCH

Afternoon:

 

  • Verifying zero

  • Static shooting drills from various positions and distances (5-100 yards) with and without the use of cover

  • Shooting drills with the implementation of common stoppages

  • Basic moving and shooting drills

 

You will need

  • AR-style rifle or carbine

  • 350 rounds of Reliable ammunition

  • At least three 20-round or 30-round magazines

  • Eye protection and Ear protection (muff type is best)

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Cap, sunscreen, and insect repellent--depending on weather and season

 

 

Defensive Carbine  II

Prerequisite:  Defensive Carbine I or permission

Next Classes  

November 10, 2019 (8 open seats) (Alumni on waiting List: 0)

Class will be the following weekend if rained out.

No steel core ammo allowed.

Lead Instructor:  Sgt. Schultz

 

Cost:  $150

Minimum Class Size:  3

Maximum Class Size:  8

 

Take both AR Rifle/Carbine I and AR Rifle/Carbine II 

(same weekend) for $280

 

SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!

Sunday classes     Approximately 8 hours

 

For the person who wants to learn the vast potential of the carbine as a defensive firearm.

 

Morning:

 

  • Gun Safety—foremost and always!

  • OODA Loop

  • Combat mindset

  • Cover vs. Concealment

  • Optics and sighting systems

  • Question and Answer session from previous day

Lunch

Afternoon:

​The afternoon consists of multiple shooting and moving drills that will cover the following topics:

  • Proper use of cover and concealment

  • Recoil management

  • Tactical shooting positions

  • Shooting on the move

  • Shooting distances from Close Quarters Combat to 100 yards

  • Target acquisision, discrimination, and transitions

  • Cover and concealment shooting

  • Malfunction drills

  • Transitions to handgun

  • Scenarios and drills under time pressure

These drills can be stressful and even a little physically demanding.  We want each of our students to fully enjoy their experience and get the most out of their training.  We will alter any drill to accommodate their needs.  This may be accomplished by simply slowing the pace of a specific exercise or eliminating or altering certain shooting positions.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

 

You will need:

  • AR-style rifle or carbine

  • 350 rounds of ammunition

  • At least three 20-round or 30-round magazines

  • Reliable semi-auto handgun with at least three magazines

  • Holster:  paddle or belt-type, outside the waistband

         Note:  Blackhawk "Serpa" and similar holsters are prohibited

  • Double magazine pouch or two single magazine pouches

  • 150 rounds handgun ammunition

  • Eye protection and Ear protection (muff type is best)

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Cap, sunscreen, and insect repellent--depending on weather and season

 

 

Defensive Carbine I

            and

Defensive Carbine II

Prerequisite:  Handgun II or permission of instructor

 

Next Classes

 

November 9 & 10, 2019 (see individual classes for open seats)

Classes will be the following weekend if rained out.

 

 

 

Cost:  $280.00   (vs. $300.00 individually)

 

  • Save $20  by taking both classes on the same weekend

 

 

Defensive Shotgun  I

Prerequisite:  Handgun II or permission of instructor

 

Next Classes

October 12, 2019 (8 open seats) (Alumni on waiting List: 0)

Class will be the following weekend if rained out.

 

Lead Instructor:  Sgt. Schultz

 

Cost:  $150

Minimum Class Size:  3

Maximum Class Size:  8

 

Take both Defensive Shotgun I and Defensive Shotgun II 

(same weekend) for $280

 

SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!

Saturday classes     Approximately 8 hours

 

For the person who wants to learn the vast potential of the shotgun as a defensive firearm.

 

Morning is "classroom"

 

  • Gun Safety—foremost and always!

  • Types of shotguns:  break action, pump action, semi-auto

  • Types of ammunition:  bird shot, buck shot, slug, speciality

  • Loading, reloading, and unloading

  • Proper stance, posture, and hold

  • Carrying methods

  • Care and maintenance

  • The shotgun in home defense

 

Afternoon is range live fire:

 

  • Shooting positions

  • Patterning the shotgun

  • Manipulating the pump shotgun

  • Tactical use of cover and concealment

  • Reloading to magazine and ejection port (overhand & underhand)

 

You will need:

  • Shotgun:  12 gauge or 20 gauge

  • 100 rounds birdshot

  • 20 rounds of slug ammunition

  • 20 rounds of buck shot

  • Eye protection and Ear protection (muff type is best)

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Cap, sunscreen, and insect repellant--depending on weather and season

 

 

Defensive Shotgun  II

Prerequisite:  Defensive Shotgun I or permission of instructor

Next Classes   

October 13, 2019 (8 open seats) (Alumni on waiting List: 0)

Class will be the following weekend if rained out.

 

 

Lead Instructor:  Sgt. Schultz

 

Cost:  $150

Minimum Class Size:  3

Maximum Class Size:  8

 

Take both Defensive Shotgun I and Defensive Shotgun II 

(same weekend) for $280

 

SAVE  $20  over individual class prices!

Sunday classes     Approximately 8 hours

 

This class starts where Defensive Shotgun left off.

The shooting exercises will be more stressful—including engaging multiple targets at various distances.

 

Class is, mostly, all at the range:

 

  • Gun Safety—foremost and always! 

  • Target engagement from close quarters through 100 yards

  • Transitions—shotgun to handgun, and handgun to shotgun

  • Shooting on the move:  forward, backward, lateral, on angle

  • Proper use of and shooting from cover

 

You will need:

  • Shotgun:  12 gauge or 20 gauge

  • 100 rounds birdshot

  • 20 rounds of slug ammunition

  • 20 rounds of buck shot

 

  • Handgunreliable semi-auto

  • Strong-side belt/paddle holster (Blackhawk "Serpa" prohibited)

  • Sturdy belt

  • Double magazine pouch or two single magazine pouches

  • At least three magazines

  • 150 rounds ammunition

  • Eye protection and Ear protection (muff type is best)

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Cap, sunscreen, and insect repellant--depending on weather and season

 

 

Defensive Shotgun I

            and

Defensive Shotgun II

Prerequisite:  Handgun II or permission of instructor

 

Next Classes

October 12 & 13, 2019 (see individual classes for open seats)

Classes will be the following weekend if rained out.

 

 

 

Cost:  $280.00   (vs. $300.00 individually)

 

  • Save $20  by taking both classes on the same weekend

 

 

Individual and Small Group Instruction

 

 

$450 for all day for up to two people

$115.00 per additional person

 

Range fees and any NRA materials are additional

 

E-mail to schedule

 

 

 

All Ladies Group

Husband and Wife

Low-Light Firearms Tactics

Prerequisite:  Handgun II for pistol only, Defensive Carbine I to use rifle, Defensive Shotgun I to use shotgun

 

Next Classes

October 11, 2019 (0 open seats) CLASS IS FULL

One class every spring and every fall 

Flashlight and/or weapon mounted light required.

Lead Instructor:  Sgt. Schultz

Certified Chief Range Safety Officer will be present

 

Cost:  $100

Minimum Class Size:  4

Maximum Class Size:  8

Friday evening classes     Approximately 4 hours

 

For the person who wants to learn the advantages and disadvantages of self defense in the dark

 

First 2 hours "classroom"

 

  • Gun Safety—foremost and always!

  • Implementing a handheld flashlight or weapon mounted light while working in and around cover

  • Threat identification

  • Light discipline

  • Comparison of standard, fiber optic, and tritium sights for low light

  • Selecting a weapon and light for home defense

 

Second 2 hours is range live fire:

  • Tactical use of cover and concealment specific to low-light

  • Threat identification drills

 

You will need:

  • 125 rounds of ammunition

  • Eye protection and Ear protection (muff type is best)

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Flashlight and/or weapon mounted light