Self-Defense Is More Than Shooting

Shooting accurately is a mechanical skill that’s relatively easy to learn. But shooting is only one small part of the self-defense paradigm. For average citizens to get the best return on their investment of training time and money, we believe shooting skills must be acquired and practiced not in a vacuum but in an immersive, real-world context that reinforces the spectrum of skills required for the adoption of this lifestyle.  


Our mission is to provide training focused on the skills that provide the best chance for success in a self-defense situation. No Hollywood-style gun play or “trademark pending” techniques that look cool but fail under the pressure of violence wielded by a determined opponent. Instead, we help people like you develop the skills, find the equipment, and cultivate the kind of attitude that can help ordinary people prevail in extraordinary circumstances. We prepare you to avoid the threat if you can, and teach you how to stop it if you must.


Proven, effective and repeatable techniques


 What our clients have to say

“[John] specified that the goals for us are to maintain our health (win the fight), our freedom (stay out of jail), and our wealth (not go bankrupt defending our actions in criminal or civil court). There was a lot of stress on conflict avoidance and alternatives to lethal force.” - Robert G.

“[Y]our personal presentation style was engaging, well planned, and attention grabbing. We especially appreciated the individual attention provided by you and the coaches at the range. The focus on skills transfer surrounded by excellent safety procedures was outstanding.” - James E.


Avoid the threat if you can…stop it if you must.