Preparedness Training (Level 2)
Course Description: Designed for the person who has been prepping for a while or the beginner who wants to get ahead quickly, this all day blended learning course provides the option of classroom or range time during the morning and class room training in the afternoon.
During the range portion, students will run drills with pistols and long guns useful in situations occurring outside the home. Range work will be similar to drills in our Defensive Pistol Skills 2, Personal Tactics Skills, and Defensive Long Gun Essentials courses, with emphasis on gunhandling appropriate for a 360 degree environment in close proximity to others (threats, strangers and friends/family).
The classroom portion is designed to raise the skill level of those who have completed the basic preparations for various emergencies. Students will receive training on advanced preparedness topics designed to improve the student’s overall level of preparedness.
This course is part of our 40 hour Defensive Pistol Skills Program.
Topics: Drawing from concealment, 360 degree gunhandling, gunhandling around vehicles, team tactics. Developing a home medical emergency plan, creating a robust neighborhood watch, practical gold and silver investing, creating a 60 day plan to become disaster ready, preparing your workplace for emergencies
Length: 9 AM – 4 PM
For prices and upcoming course dates, check the schedule page.
Prerequisites: Able to safely handle, load, unload, and shoot the firearms brought to class. With both the handgun and long gun, ability to hit a 12" circular target from a standing, unsupported position at 15 yards (no time limit) is required.
The level 2 class is not the place to bring a gun you've never fired before. Each student needs to be capable of basic operation of his/her gun without help from a friend, spouse or instructor. .22 caliber pistols and rifles can be used for this course.
Preferred: Texas License to Carry. Completion of the Basic Preparedness course, Defensive Pistol Skills 1 or other course or match in which drawing a loaded pistol from a holster was trained or tested. Pistols and/or pistol caliber carbines in 9mm or larger caliber. Rifles in .223/5.56. Shotguns in 20 or 12 gauge.
Required Equipment: Handgun, quality belt holster (kydex or leather, must cover trigger guard, must be possible to reholster one handed), 2 or more magazines. Long gun with sling (carbine or shotgun). 150 rounds of handgun ammunition, 50 rounds of rifle ammunition OR 25 buckshot loads for shotgun. Eye and ear protection.
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Taught by: Karl Rehn and Paul Martin
Facility: A-Zone Range
9 AM - Noon
Range Portion: During the range portion, students will run drills with pistols and long guns useful in situations occurring outside the home. Range work will emphasize gun handling appropriate for a 360 degree environment in close proximity to others (threats, strangers and friends/family).
- Preparedness While Traveling - what have recent events in New York City and Las Vegas taught us about being better prepared while we travel?
- Bug Out Vehicle modifications - what options are available, and which ones make the most sense?
- Become Your Own Fusion Center - from local law enforcement up to the Department of Homeland Security, more agencies are relying on fusion centers to collect and analyze information on various threats. We'll discuss some ideas on how to become your own fusion center.
1 PM - 4 PM
The Classroom Portion will cover topics such as:
- Creating a robust neighborhood watch - preparedness is a team sport. We'll discuss how to go about identifying potential members, surveying skills and interests, and formulating a neighborhood watch that focuses on security and safety.
- Practical gold and silver investing - you've seen the ads..."Buy Gold and Silver!"...but should you? And if so, how should you do it? We will make this really easy for you.
- Creating a 60 day plan to become disaster ready - you're ready to be all in on preparedness, and you want to get ready quickly. We'll share a 60 day intensive plan that will help you establish a strong foundation, preparing you for the vast amount of perils out there.
- Preparing your workplace for emergencies - most of us spend at least 8 hours a day in the workplace. When the emergency goes down while you're at work, is your employer prepared to handle it? We'll show you what you can do to help get them on the right track.
- Developing a home medical emergency plan - when there's a medical emergency at your house, that's not the time to figure out the plan. We'll work through what you need to have on hand, drills you can run, and how to set up procedures to maximize life safety in the event of a medical emergency at your house.