Course Offerings

PRIVATE - MEMBER Appreciation Day

Member Appreciation Day will be held on Saturday, 11/18 from 9am-1:30pm. It will be very similar to the Alumni Shoot held in previous years. (There will not be an Alumni Shoot in 2017.) It will be a great day to include snacks, the usual great lunch, three pistol courses, and great prizes. This even will be held at the Oakdale Sportsman's Club. WE WILL RAFFLE ONE FIREARM AT THIS EVENT. RAFFLE OPEN ONLY TO THOSE PRESENT. When we know for sure the details of the firearm to be raffled we will post the information. Any 2017 VDC Member can attend MEMBER Appreciation Day with a tax-deductible (#'s listed below) $50 donation to Welcome Home Heroes Foundation (WHHF). Your donation will go through the standard VDC registration process. If you'd like to make an additional contribution to WHHF you can do so via their website, or on the day of the event via check. There will be a Toys For Tots donation bin on site. Please remember that they request: 1) new un-used toys in their original packaging, 2) no gift wrap. Both monetary donations and toys will be gratefully accepted. Tax Exempt 501c3 #s USMC Toys For Tots (501c3 #20-3021444) Welcome Home Heros Foundation (WHHF 501c3 #26-3160981)

2017 VDC Membership Application and Instructions

Please read the document.  If you want to apply for membership:  print, complete and mail in with your payment

(To:  Vince Bizzini  PO Box 583512 Modesto,  CA  95358. )

Confirmation of acceptance as a VDC 2017 Member will be when you receive your training packet (copy of approved application & previous year membership bonus - if applicable) from us.  If you have any questions, please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

2017 Valley Defense Membership Application

Alumni Shoot ~ Non-Shooter

Thank you for your interest in the Non~Shooter classification of the 2016 VDC Alumni Shoot Fundraiser.  This year, the event will be held on Saturday,  11/19/2016, and will begin at 9am at the Oakdale Sportsman's Club at 840 Stearns Rd,  Oakdale.  Please CLICK HERE to read more information about the Alumni Shoot, and a brand new, never before offered by Valley Defense, raffle opportunity!    The Stand-Up! Raffle

Starting last year, by popular demand, we increased the attendance options for our Valley Defense Alumni Shoot Fundraiser.  All Valley Defense students are invited and may register on our website as either a Shooter or Non-Shooter.  Any adult can attend...you do not need to be VDC, Inc Alumni anymore.   If you are not Alumni, you will not be shooting at the event, so you are in the right place, and will register as a Non-Shooter.  As a non-shooter, you need to bring both ear / eye protection and closed toe shoes.  If after reading the details, you have more questions, please email us by clicking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We look forward to you joining us!

This new format in using the shooter and non-shooter classifications, gives us the opportunity to allow more people to attend, but still keep the range activities a manageble size and safe.  Please keep in mind, Non-Shooters do not need to be graduates of our firearms classes, but they still need to be adults and need to bring ear/eye protection.

Please, no children, and no un-registered observers.  Thank You!

 

The Stand up! Raffle

IMPORTANT INFO:  100% of the funds received from this raffle will be handed over to WHHF.

        $200 = 12 entries                $100 = 5 entries             each single entry = $25

Read on for the  $1,000+ entry and it's Grand Prize Bonus! 

Please use this link to participate in the $1,000+ entry.

HOW TO PURCHASE ENTRIES FOR THE Stand up! RAFFLE/s

email / snail mail                  PayPal                 phone                 Facebook                website

We are not going to focus on the disappointing decisions / actions of bystanders and nay-sayers in this world. Nope!  We are going to make our own path ... Vince and I choose to Stand Up! for our flag.  To Stand Up! in support of our veterans, our veterans loved one's, our active soldiers, our 1st responders (police, fire, EMS, dispatch, ER), for each other, and for our imperfect, but beautiful - America, the Great!  We invite you to Stand Up! with us.

Even if you don't want to be in the raffle, every contribution, whether it be $5 or $50,000 matters, and every entry speaks our message to our communities, and those that watch over us while we sleep. Stand Up!

Stand Up! Raffle Grand Prize:  Package is a $1750 value. Open to the public, need not be present to win.  Entries available in Valley Defense classes, Valley Defense Training Center (by appointment), Christie's PMZ office on Carpenter (by appointment), email,  phoneFacebook, our  website (listed on 11/19 in schedule) and other locations in the community to be announced.  You can send funds via  PayPal  (no charge to send funds to "friends" or "family")...send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  We can also take Cash or check/money order: PAYABLE TO WHHF 501c3 #26-3160981 (Welcome Home Heroes Foundation)

**   THE GRAND PRIZE   **

*  Valley Defense custom defensive carbine (gorgeous!).  This rifle was custom made for this event (by Vince & Christie) and is a lightweight carbine with a premium stainless steel barrel, free float hand guard, Timney trigger, sling, and the receiver is even engraved with the Valley Defense logo...everything you need, nothing you don't.

And,   *  3x 10-round magazines         *  100 rounds .223 ammo         Soft  carry rifle case

*  THE GRAND PRIZE  ~  Bonus!  *

 NOTE:  All entries or contributions over $1000 will receive special thanks on our website, on our Facebook, and at the Alumni Shoot.  You will also receive an add'l  5  entries for the Grand Prize.

Entries (equal to/greater than $1,000) will be placed in a BONUS drawing and are eligible to win:

A great day (9a-3p) on the range with Vince & Christie for you and 5 friends to include lunch on us! (value is in excess of $1,700)

Please use this link to participate in the $1,000+ entry.

HOW TO PURCHASE ENTRIES FOR THE Stand up! RAFFLE/s

email                  PayPal                 phone                 Facebook                website

  $200 = 11 entries               $100 = 5 entries               each single entry = $25

 

Stand Up! raffle entries:  Multiple entries are encouraged!   

                          

Alumni Shoot ~ Shooter

By selecting the REGISTER tab, next to the DETAILS tab, you will register for the Shooter classification of the 2016 Alumni Shoot.  This year the event will be held on Saturday,  11/19/2016, and will begin at 9am at the Oakdale Sportsman's Club.  Please CLICK HERE to read more information about the Alumni Shoot, and a brand new, never before offered by Valley Defense, raffle opportunity!  The Stand-Up! Raffle

Starting last year, by popular demand, we increased the attendance options for our Valley Defense Alumni Shoot Fundraiser.  All Valley Defense students are invited and may register on our website as either a Shooter or Non-Shooter.  Any adult can attend...you do not need to be VDC, Inc Alumni anymore.   If you are VDC Alumni and you choose to shoot, you need to bring handgun, 100 rounds ammo, magazines/speed-loaders, both ear / eye protection and closed toe shoes.  If after reading the details, you have more questions, please email us by clicking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We look forward to you joining us! This new plan gives us the opportunity to allow more people to attend, but still keep the range activities a manageble size and safe.  Please keep in mind, Non-Shooters do not need to be graduates of our firearms classes, but they still need to be adults and need to bring ear/eye protection.       Please, no children, and no un-registered observers.  Thank You

 

2016 Alumni Shoot Fundraiser

 

DON'T MISS:

*  11/19/16 at 9am.   $75 for both SHOOTERS  &  NON-SHOOTERS

*   Oakdale Sportsmen's Club  840 Stearns Rd,  Oakdale

*  New... Stand Up! raffle for every one!

*  Benefiting USMC Toys for Tots   &   Welcome Home Heroes Foundation

*  As always,  an on-site raffle, lunch, snacks, shooting drills, quality time with friends & family

*  More information below:

This year the event will be held on Saturday,  11/19/2016, and will begin at 9am at the Oakdale Sportsman's Club.  Please read on for a brand new, never offered by Valley Defense, raffle opportunity!  The Stand-Up! Raffle

Starting last year, by popular demand, we increased the attendance options for our Valley Defense Alumni Shoot Fundraiser.  All Valley Defense students are invited and may register on our website as either a Shooter or Non-Shooter.  Any adult can attend...you do not need to be VDC, Inc Alumni anymore.   If you are not Alumni, you will not be shooting at the event, so you will register as a Non-Shooter.  Either way, you need to bring both ear / eye protection and closed toe shoes.  If after reading the details below, you have more questions, please email us by clicking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We look forward to you joining us! This new plan gives us the opportunity to allow more people to attend, but still keep the range activities a manageble size and safe.  Please keep in mind, Non-Shooters do not need to be graduates of our firearms classes, but they still need to be adults and need to bring ear/eye protection.

Thank you for your interest in Valley Defense's 8th annual fundraising event!  If you have never attended this event, I encourage you to join us this year.  Keep in mind there is limited seating, and we were sold out the last 3 years.  It's held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, and it's all about:  Food, Fun, Givin' & Guns!  We run some shooting drills with awards, have a guest speaker and/or demonstration, more food than you can eat, and offer great raffle items, including guns and ammo! We benefit 2 non-profits at this event in an effort to bring awareness & funding to these amazing organizations. Every year we recognize the USMC Toys For Tots (501c3 #20-3021444) and each year (in addition to USMC Toys For Tots) we recognize a different 501c3. 

Well, we are happy to share that Welcome Home Heros Foundation (WHHF 501c3 #26-3160981)will once again, be our focus.  They've done some really great things over the last year and we are excited to work with them more.  We are ALWAYS impressed by the kindness, interest in community, and generosity our students show at this event.  On the contrary, it seems each time I watch/read the news lately, I am heart broken by how divided we are becoming....well, even how divided we've already become.  I think that's why I'm am always so moved at this event by those in attendance, and by our amazing support staff.  This event is not about crime, political party, race, gender, Hillary and Donald ... it's not even about whether you are a gun enthusiast or not.  It's about a group of people coming together to have some fun, as well as share a meal and some laughs.  Mostly, it's about us, as individuals, recognizing how very blessed we are, and looking beyond ourselves to learn about others that are struggling and may be in need of our help.    

...One nation, under God, INDIVISIBLE...

* In addition to attending, if there is a way you'd like to help, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at your earliest convenience.  We are taking Event sponsors, Gun sponsors, and Ammo Sponsors, and we are grateful for any other items you would like to contribute.  Finally, but hugely important, if you can benefit, or if you know someone that can benefit from this years 501c3 organizations, please contact them (information below) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.  

This year the event will be held on Saturday,  11/19/2016, and will begin at 9am at the Oakdale Sportsman's Club.

Please click here to read about the Stand up! raffle

IMPORTANT INFO:  100% of the funds received from this raffle will be handed over to WHHF.

 

Welcome Home Heroes Foundation      WHHF is a benevolent nonprofit organization based in Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties. Welcome Home Heroes Foundation is a homegrown, grass roots 501c3 organization made up of Gold Star & Blue Star Families as well as local veterans. They are all volunteers (no salaries, overhead, etc) and 100% of the funds they receive go toward the support of U.S. veterans and their families.  They work directly with the Veterans Administration (VA) staff located at the Palo Alto and Livermore facilities in California, as well as the U.S. Military. They have been addressing the needs of OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) veterans by helping to bridge the gap between the time the veteran is evaluated by the VA and compensated by Dept of Defense (DOD). WHHF assists with emergency transportation, housing and other financial aid, as well as recreational based therapy activities.  Activities such as outings biking, fishing, rowing and other outdoor activities designed to both build confidence and establish connections with other veterans dealing with the healing process from physical and emotional injury.

WHHF 501c3 # 26-3160981

HOW VALLEY DEFENSE CHOSE WHHF:  For a while now, I have been wanting to start a non-profit that would have a 2-pronged impact on our community.  One of those is that I want every single soldier (living or fallen) with an honorable or medical discharge, that comes into our central valley, to have a welcome home party.  If they are fallen, as a community, it is important to show our support and gratitude to their loved ones.  If they are living, they need to be rallied around and welcomed...their journey is not over.  In my opinion, it should be a production...literally, an extravaganza!!  I have a picture in my mind: civilians on strategic passes over the highways, lighted escort vehicles - a motorcade if you will (our politicians have them! Why shouldn't our soldiers?!), even a couple strategically located ladder trucks prominently displaying our flag and maybe the flag of the "celebrated" soldier's branch of military.  Also available to them would be funding/organizing assistance for a party (if the soldier wants one) to include their loved ones. For several reasons, that has not happened yet.  But!  I was having breakfast with some dear friends after church, and I was sharing my vision with them.  They turned and looked at each other (mouths open and eyes wide) and I immediately knew that I was missing something juicy!  They began to tell me about Mike Anderson, Sr - USMC Gold Star Father.  On December 14,  2004 Mike's 21-year-old son, Cpl Mike Anderson, Jr-USMC, was killed in Fallujah, Iraq.  In spite of Mike Sr's grief, he created WELCOME HOME HEROES FOUNDATION.  I contacted Mike, and after Vince and I finished our meeting with him, it was clear...WHHF would join Toys For Tots as the Valley Defense non-profit beneficiaries.  On a sad note, we have learned in the last couple of years, that every day American soldiers take their own lives ... on our soil.  If they have made it through a conflict, returned home and then (THEN?!) suicide is their only option....Goodness.  We are seriously doing something wrong.  I am desperate to see those numbers fall and to see the numbers of happy, healthy, and whole veterans increase ten fold.  These are some of our first steps...maybe together we can figure out how to do more from this point forward.

WHO:  All Valley Defense Alumni (16+) are invited.  You will register on our website as a  Shooter   or a   Non-Shooter  Non-Alumni will register as a  Non-Shooter        Please, no children, and no un-registered observers.  Thank You

WHEN:  Saturday,  11/19/16  at  9am (we are usually finished around 3:30ish)

WHERE:  Oakdale Sportsman's Club:  840 Stearns Rd     Oakdale,  CA

Please click here to read about the Stand up! raffle

IMPORTANT INFO:  100% of the funds received from this raffle will be handed over to WHHF.

VDC Course Offerings

** Please Note: All courses hold a 20% non-refundable cancellation fee. * *
** Private-Members Only Training Days hold a non-refundable $10 registration fee. **

** IMPORTANT** EQUIPMENT NEEDED (Continue for Course Offerings)

All courses require brimmed hat, belt, closed toe shoes, collared shirt, and valid US-issued CDL or ID.
All HANDGUN courses require a handgun, holster, magazine pouch(es), and three pistol magazines.
For DH2 and above, knee/elbow pads are recommended.
All SHOTGUN courses require a shotgun with a barrel length of 20 inches or less...a sling is desirable.
All CARBINE classes require any magazine fed rifle (AR15, mini 14, 22LR-type AR15 clone), 3 magazines, optic or iron sights, and a sling.
All PRECISION RIFLE classes require .223 or larger caliber (semi-automatic or bolt action) with mounted scope/optic, Optic/Scope Requirements - fixed or adjustable power, Sling, Ammo - 250 rounds of identical ammo (same manufacturer, same bullet weight...this is the first lesson of class), Cleaning rod and cleaning supplies. Suggested: Knee/Elbow pads, ammo loops or pouch, shooting mat/bag, bipod, binoculars.

ARMORER SERVICES Our armorer services are available by request. Our specialties are shotgun modification, and sight installation for shotguns and handguns. We are certified Glock armorers and can direct you to other service providers if true “gunsmithing” is required.

MASTERY COURSES * a great opportunity ~ strongly reccommended! *
What is a Mastery Course? A Mastery Course is an "all shooting, no lecture" course you can take after completing the actual training course (DH1, DSHOT1). DH1, and DSHOT1 both have mastery classes.

Every reputable training facility in the country, stresses the necessity to practice the basics, and VALLEY DEFENSE CONSULTING is no different. Taking a Mastery Course gives you the ability to have the core information from the main training course, and then come to the range to practice what you learned in that main course, without more classroom time. During the main courses, we give you a ton of information...we want you to have a place you can go for some safe supervised shooting, and to help you absorb and practice everything you have already learned...to be the best...to not just finish the course, but to master it!!

These courses are very productive, and very fun. Your day will begin with shooting, and end with more shooting. This is an excellent opportunity to practice, with the guidance of a trainer to help you perfect your skills.Who is eligible for a Mastery Course? Anyone who has completed DH1, and beyond. Once you have taken DH1, for example, you can take the DH1 Mastery Course at any time, and the great part is you can take it as many times as you want. Even if you've worked your way through DH3, you have the option of taking DH1, DH1 Mastery, DH2, or DH3 anytime! We strongly reccommend taking the Mastery Course at least once before moving on to the next level of training.

CCW Course

** IMPORTANT! **
If you are a Stanislaus County Resident, for your protection, it is important that before you schedule a class, you read and understand the CCW Policy of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department (www.scsdonline.com click on Forms). Effective 8/1/14, if you take your training class prior to your appointment, your certificate cannot be dated more than 6 months prior to your appointment date. If you do not understand their policy, please call them at (209) 525-7117.

This course is designed to satisfy the requirements for CCW issuance in California. Our CCW training certificates are accepted in Stanislaus County, San Joaquin County, City of Manteca, City of Ripon, Mariposa County, Merced County, and Tuolumne County.

While there is no guarantee of issuance, this course is also the perfect introduction to firearms (pistol) training. You will leave with new skills and confidence in the safe operations of the pistol, with an understanding of the use of firearms for self-defense.

Course Length….…..2 days
Tuition………….....…$225
Ammunition..........150 rounds

NOTE: We are unable to keep tabs on which counties are issuing CCW Permits and which are not (although we do our best). We have limited information on this topic. Please check with your issuing agence (The LE Agency of the county/city in which you currently reside).

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
• 150 rounds
• Eye/Ear Protection, closed toe shoes, hat with a bill (bball hat is sufficient, but if you wear a full brimmed hat make sure it will work with the hearing protection you'll be wearing)
• Gun, holster, magazines (or speed loaders/speed strips). If you do not have a gun, pls email us so we can assist you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will greet you with snacks/coffee/water, refrigeration,potable water, plumbing, and food establishments close by for lunch. Our tuition and round count are a little higher than others, and there's a reason for that. Please consider we are not training our students to put a little white paper in your wallet...we want you to be prepared in the God-forbidden situation that you have to defend yourself. You will not be disappointed. If you have any questions at all, please drop us an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ask one of our many previous & returning students.

*Mandatory two day attendance per Stanislaus County Sheriff's Dept.

*VDC goes to great lenghts to train and ensure that each student understands the material. We are well known for working with our students through both emotional and physical challenges.

Click Here to Register for our next CCW Course

CCW Course Renewal

IMPORTANT!!!
Effective July 1st: Stanislaus County residents are required to complete a 16 hour (2 day) ccw training course.
(NOTE: This training enhancement only applies to initial applicants, not renewing applicants.)

This course is designed to satisfy the requirements for CCW Renewal issuance in California. Our CCW training certificates are accepted in Stanislaus County, San Joaquin, Mariposa County, Merced County, and Tuolumne County.

While there is no guarantee of re-issuance, this course is perfect for a quick update. Please remember to look into our other training courses as qualifying once every 2 years (state minimum) is NOT enough to keep you prepared and informed for a lethal encounter.

Course Length….…..4 hours
Tuition………….……$100
Ammunition..............50+ rounds

*** IMPORTANT NOTE: We are unable to keep tabs on which counties are issuing CCW Permits and which are not, and the changes in their internal operations re ccw permits (although we do our best). We have limited information on this topic. Please check with your issuing agence (The LE Agency of the county/city in which you currently reside).

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
• 50+ rounds
• Eye/Ear Protection, closed toe shoes, hat with a bill (bball hat is sufficient, but if you wear a full brimmed hat make sure it will work with the hearing protection you'll be wearing)
• Gun, holster, magazines (or speed loaders/speed strips).

If you do not have a gun, please email us so we can assist you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click Here to Register for our next CCW Renewal Course

Defensive Handgun 1 (DH1)

Considering the pistol as a defensive tool is the focus of this course. You will be introduced to the DEFENSIVE TRIAD concept and the aspects of self-defense with a firearm. A building block approach to training is used and all elements of shooting will be practiced. Pistol manipulation skills as well as marksmanship elements will be stressed. This course is the foundation of Valley Defense Consulting’s program.

Course Length…......…..1 day
Tuition………...…....……$160
Ammunition....................200 rounds

Defensive Handgun 2 (DH2)

The basics will be refreshed and the application of those skills will be put to the test with drills and exercises requiring speed and proper application. Multiple threats, and various scenarios will be presented to the shooter. While there is no such thing as an “advanced gunfight” DH2 will demand application of the basics with greater speed and economy of motion. Shooting and moving will be introduced.

Course Length…..…..1 day
Tuition…………..……$185
Ammunition...............300 rounds

Defensive Handgun 3 (DH3)

Shooting and moving, multiple threats, support hand shooting, and compromised positions are the skills emphasized in DH3. The shooter will move, the targets will move and your skills will be challenged. Full concentration, application and grasp of the basics are a must for this course. Presentation of the pistol from concealment, and from a vehicle environment will be practiced. This course is fast paced and dynamic.

Course Length…..…..2 days
Tuition………….….…$285
Ammunition...............500 rounds

Intro to DSHOT

The purpose of this 4-hour course is to introduce you to the operation and handling of the shotgun for personal protection. We will discuss how to set up a shotgun for home defense, as well as ammunition selection, and the topic of "to sling, or not to sling". We will practice loading/unloading, manipulation drills, acquiring proper sight picture and proper shoulder mount.

Course duration…….....4 hours
Tuition……...…………$100
Ammunition..................100 rounds of bird shot

Defensive Shotgun 1 (DSHOT 1)

This course will help you have a better understanding of the shotgun as a self-defense tool. Ammunition selection will be covered, as will the principles of shotgun operation. The shotgun is a premier self-defense tool and is often overlooked. Shotgun accessories will be covered as well as considerations for modifications to make the shotgun more user friendly.

Course duration……..1 day
Tuition………………$185
Ammunition................200 rounds of bird shot & 25 rounds of 00 buckshot

Defensive Shotgun 2 (DSHOT 2)

This course is designed for the “set up” fighting shotgun. Select ammunition drills, stoppage drills and movement will be stressed. You will work the gun from conversation distance to beyond 50 yards with the use of slugs. Cornering and using the shotgun in confined spaces will also be introduced.

Course duration……..1 day
Tuition………………$225
Ammunition................250 rounds of bird shot & 25 rounds of 00 buckshot & 10 slugs

Defensive Carbine 1 (DC1)

An introduction to the use and operation of the carbine for both personal and home defense. We will discuss ballistics, ammo, and equipment selection. This course is designed for any carbine in .223, 7.62x39, pistol caliber carbines or 22LR-type AR15 clones.

Course duration…….....1 day
Tuition……...…………$185
Ammunition..................500 rounds of .223 (or suitable caliber)

Defensive Carbine 2 (DC 2)

Exercises will include movement, multi-target, and unconventional shooting positions. This two-day class will challenge your skills. Day 2 will require approx 45-60 mins drive time to a remote location where you will enjoy "God's Country", a delicious lunch provided by VDC, and finally, with a rural stalking exercise as your final "test". According to Steve G, "About a week later you can start 'trying' to wipe the smile from your face!!"

Course Length........2 days
Tuition....................$295
Ammunition...........800 rounds

TACTICS FOR CLOSE QUARTERS ENCOUNTERS (TCQE)

W/ SCENARIOS

What a great course! If you have a CCW permit, or plan to use a firearm for personal protection, this class is a MUST. We will do all shooting from concealment or cover. We will discuss the difference between concealment and cover as a means of self protection. You will learn how to handle different situations (i.e. you've drawn your firearm, and now this has become a no-shoot...it's become a struggle/fight instead). You will also get to work through real life scenarios, armed with an Air Soft pistol, but watch out! Instructors are armed as well! It's a great day, and one that will make a huge impact on your day to day life.

PRE-REQUISITE: Valley Defense CCW or DH1

Course Length......1 day
Tuition..............$160
Ammunition.......100-150 rounds

Non-Lethal Personal Protection

This course takes place in a classroom setting, and is structured to help you stay out of a bad situation. However, if a bad situation is unavoidable, we will give you some pointers on how to protect yourself WITHOUT using lethal (deadly) force. We will teach you how to use your self (your body, voice, etc), and non-lethal tools (like the civilian model Taser, and pepper spray). We will also discuss the liability you face in using any of those methods.  A great class for men and women, for employers and employees, for high shcool students and college students.  This approach might be what helps you out of a bad situation, when that situation doesn't warrant deadly force (ie: the use of your firearm).

*A canister of pepper spray, and an inert training cansiter are included in your tuition.
*You will not be expected to personally experience the effects of pepper spray at this training.
*Pepper spray will be available for sale after class.

Please remember that in this course we will be having adult conversations.

Course Age Requirement............. 16+                                                                                                      Course Length........................... 3.5 - 4 hours (approximately)
Course Tuition........................... $40 (training package included in tuition.)

NO EQUIPMENT NEEDED

ATTENTION, GENTLEMEN: I have had a lot of my male firearms training students tell me, "Wow!! That's great! I'm going to send my wife and my daughters to that class!" Thank you for trusting me with your family, really!! That's huge. HOWEVER!! As proficient and confident as I want both men and women to be with a firearm, the actual occasion of you using a firearm for self defense (within the law) is slim to none. Please know your other options. This could be the REAL meaning of "protecting your family"! Please email us if you have any questions... anytime!

LE Only | 2 day Pistol/Carbine

This course is designed specifically for today's Law Enforcement Officer. Because of our belief inon-going and up-to-date firearms training we are offering LE personnel an opportunity to seek out some great training. Most departments are cutting back on in-house training as a result of budget cuts. Whether you get the department topay your tuition, or allow you to do this training "on the clock", or if you attend on your own dime, and your own time, wewanted to make sure you have had the opportunity to keep your skills sharp! This intensive 2-day course will cover the operation of the handgun and carbine in the law enforcement environment. After a refresher of the basics, students will be exposed to performing drills and exercises with emphasis placed on speed of presentation and combat accuracy. Ammo management, movement, and "driving the gun" skills will be stressed.

Course Length........2 days
Tuition.....................$200/person
Course Location.....Coalinga Area...Range location TBA
Ammunition............350 rounds pistol & 450 rounds rifle

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
• Eye/Ear Protection
• Duty Pistol
• Minimum 3 Magazines
• Duty Flashlight (plus add'l related gear Duty Carbine w/ iron or optic sights, sling, 3 magazines Suggested for Your Success (and your flesh)
• Note-taking materials
• Knee/elbow pads suggested

LE Only | 2-Day Fighting Handgun

This two day program was developed for the armed professional. The course focuses on building proficiency with proper fundamentals. Instruction will begin with weapons manipulations geared for accuracy and will then build a foundation for speed. Students will participate in exercises and drills that more closely emphasize training within the zone of most conflicts - inside 15 ft. The course will cover: movement, sighted and stance directed fire, as well as unusual positions and ground fighting with the handgun. Also covered will be working with the handgun in and around vehicles.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
• Hearing and eye protection
• Ballcap/hat knee/elbow pads
• Suggested duty gear set up (uniform or plain clothes)
• 600-800 rounds minimum
• Flashlight
• Note taking materials

HOSTED BY: ELKO COUNTY PROBATION DEPT

LE Only | 1911 Operator Course

The iconic 1911 pistol has proven itself viable fighting handgun for over 100 years. It has found it's place in law enforcement arsenals for decades and there is new resurgence in it's popularity. However, the 1911 pistol does present some unique training challenges and skill sets that must be mastered before it is considered duty weapon. This intensive course will put the operator and their equipment to the test, and instil confidence in the selection of the 1911 s duty pistol.

COURSE TOPICS:
* Design and function of the 1911
* Maintenance and lubrication
* Pistol and accessory selection
* Manipulation of the safeties
* Ammunition management
* Stoppage clearances
* Dynamic Close Quarters shooting
* Distance Shooting
* 1911 Operator Qualification Course (scored)

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
• 300 rounds
• 1911 pistol
• Duty gear
• 6 functioning magazines
• Eye/ear protection Hat