Pre-enrollment is strictly required: It is not okay to just show up. You must pre-register, either over the phone or online. The classes fill very quickly so we recommend you call well in advance. Confirmation information will be sent to you by mail, including a map to our location along with any other information you need before attending class. Please note the following details:

  • Women who are pregnant or nursing may not participate in live-fire training, due to risks from lead exposure and loud noise.
  • Each student will be required to sign a statement that they are legally entitled to own handguns prior to participation in the class.

Subcategories

Our Entry Level Courses offers new and existing owners proven legal, safety and operation guidelines.  Our Hand Gun Safety Course is a pre-requisite to all others

For those who have completed our Level 1 courses, or for Entry level armed professionals, including law enforcement, military and security.

Advanced concepts, including tactical simulations and avanced techniques.  Attendance requires staff evalution and approval

24
Mar
2018

Level 2: Defensive Handgun

03-24-2018 9:00 am - 03-25-2018 5:00 pm
$425.00

Two days of combined classroom and range instruction, teaching the armed citizen or entry-level police officer the techniques of defensive handgunning.

Classroom topics include, gun safety and range safety, legal considerations in use of deadly force, crime awareness and pre-attack indicators, aftermath issues (interacting with police), and role play interacting with police.

Range instruction includes, defensive draw stroke, defensive draw stroke from concealment, handgun accuracy relating to self defense, malfunctions and speed reloading, low light shooting, moving and shooting, shooting at moving targets, and shoot-don’t shoot scenarios.

31
Mar
2018

Level 3: Tactical Handgun

03-31-2018 9:00 am - 04-01-2018 5:00 pm
$425.00

This course picks up where Level 2: Defensive Handgun leaves off, and requires a non-negotiable prerequisite of the current F.A.S. Level 2: Defensive Handgun, or both the pre-2015 F.A.S. Defensive Handgun and Tactical Handgun classes. 

14
Apr
2018

Level 1: Intro to Handguns

04-14-2018 10:00 am
$95.00

Our most popular program since 2002

For a nominal tuition fee of $95, students in the Intro to Handguns class have the opportunity to learn vital information on deadly force laws and the state laws regarding ownership and possession of handguns, along with learning the basics of how to handle and shoot your handgun safely and competently.


28
Apr
2018

Level 3: Active Shooter Interdiction

04-28-2018 9:00 am - 04-29-2018 5:00 pm
$425.00

This class is specifically geared to prepare students for the possibility of defending against an active shooter in an urban environment and will involve shooting exercises designed to test skills necessary for active shooter interdiction, along with force on force training to prepare the armed citizen to be able to respond as effectively as possible if they ever have to face an armed assailant bent on shooting numerous victims. The class will also address the legal issues involved in this type of a defensive handgun use.

06
May
2018

Level 1: Concealed Carry 101

05-06-2018 9:00 am
$195.00

Concealed Carry 101 was born out of the need to quickly and efficiently get students "up and running" with self-defense and concealed carry handgun skills. Information covered in this class includes: holster selection and carry methods, drawing from concealment, concealed carry wardrobe options, reloading and malfunction clearing, ammunition selection, and a variety of marksmanship skill building drills.

01
Jun
2018

Level 4: Advanced Defensive Handgun

06-01-2018 9:00 am - 06-03-2018 5:00 pm
$575.00

For graduates of F.A.S. Levels 1 through 3 Handgun courses (or our pre-2015 F.A.S. Tactical Handgun and Advanced Defensive Handgun courses), this intensive three-day class combines advanced gun handling skill development with advanced tactical decision making.

04
Jun
2018

Weeklong Handgun

06-04-2018 9:00 am - 06-08-2018 5:00 pm
$825.00

Combining the curriculum of Level 2: Defensive Handgun and Level 3: Tactical Handgun classes, along with the Special Interest Seminar Wounded/Downed Defender and a run at the FAS Handgun Master Test into a very worthwhile, week-long training course for the student who can take a full week away from their jobs and families. This class is 5 days, Monday through Friday.

10
Jun
2018

Handgun Accuracy Seminar

06-10-2018 9:00 am
$150.00

Unless you have mastered shooting a handgun without flinching, gaining skills in the other areas of defensive handgun use is very difficult. With this in mind, students are drilled and coached on how to shoot very accurately with the handgun. Not very sexy, but very necessary!

15
Jul
2018

Moving Targets / Moving Shooters Seminar

07-15-2018 9:00 am
$150.00

Shooting at moving targets and shooting while moving are two of the more difficult aspects of defensive handgunning. It is also one that is nearly impossible to practice on a public range, so this special interest seminar gives F.A.S. graduates the chance to refresh these skills under the watchful eye of our instructors. 

19
Jul
2018

MAG-40-Armed Citizens' Rules of Engagement + Livefire Course

07-19-2018 9:00 am - 07-22-2018
$1,000.00

Taught in person by Massad Ayoob

A high intensity, four-day, 40-hour immersion course in rules of engagement for armed law-abiding private citizens, emphasizing legal issues, tactical issues, and aftermath management. Classroom topics will include interacting with suspects, witnesses, responding police officers, threat recognition and mind-set, management of social and psychological aftermath after having had to use lethal force in defense of self or others and preparing beforehand for legal repercussions and minimizing exposure to them. Situations in the home, at the place of business, or "on the street" will all be covered.

28
Apr
2019

Speed Handgun Seminar

04-28-2019 9:00 am
$150.00

Special Interest Seminars put in-depth focus on individual components and ancillary aspects of defensive firearms use. Seminar emphasis is on skill building and repetition, that the student may gain an appreciable degree of proficiency in the specified skill. The special interest seminars review and refine skills taught in our weekend courses, and are offered to provide the chance to practice specific skills, without having to spend the time to go through an entire weekend class.

28
Jun
2019

Ed Monk: Active Shooter Threat Response (GTFIT)

06-28-2019 9:00 am - 06-30-2019 6:00 pm
$600.00

This 2-day class will improve the student’s mental & physical abilities to quickly identify and stop an Active Shooter.  Classroom portions will cover a study of many Active Shooters, their attacks, lessons learned from successful and failed responses, and the absolute importance of TIME.  Topics also include mental preparation, gear, skills, tactics, fratricide, options for organizations and individuals, and other considerations. 

16
Feb
2020

Level 1: Handgun Fundamentals & Familiarization

02-16-2020 9:00 am -5:00 pm
$150.00

Continuing where our Level 1: Intro to Handguns class left off, this class focuses on marksmanship fundamentals and manipulations of defensive handguns. We will be working from the bench so a holster is not required. This class is for those students who want a refresher or to get more familiar with basic manipulations and fundamentals before continuing their training. We will be on the range for the majority of class focusing on safety, handgun manipulations, accuracy, and other skills that will prepare students for future classes.

Topics of instruction include: Firearms safety, types of handguns, loading and unloading, reloads, eye dominance, stance, grip, sight alignment, trigger control, follow through, presentation from ready positions. Lunch lecture will be on holster and gear selection for carry or training.

05
Mar
2022

Intro to IDPA Seminar

03-05-2022 9:00 am -5:00 pm
$150.00

Many of our students ask how they can get started with competition pistol shooting. Among other shooting sports, although IDPA itself doesn't have minimum requirements to participate, we understand our students would like to be more prepared before going to their first match. This special interest seminar will give you an introduction to IDPA match and equipment rules along with covering the basic shooting principles that you generally find at matches.

10
Apr
2022

One Handed Shooting Seminar

04-10-2022 9:00 am -4:00 pm
$150.00

This class will emphasize one handed shooting, both strong and week hand. We will be doing moving targets and other drills we normally only do two handed in other classes.