FIREARMS TRAINING

Our prior military, law enforcement, and expert civilian certified firearms training instructors provide the highest level of firearms training available to civilians in the Bismarck region.

INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION & COACHING

$75

/hour

FIREARMS TRAINING / INSTRUCTION

Call now to schedule a firearms training appointment or class: 701-460-6161

Individual firearms instruction and coaching is a one on one experience where you will have focused attention given to your specific level of firearms training. Our certified firearms training instructors are patient and understand that not every shooter is at the same level of skill or experience and follow intentional protocols to develop your competency so that you are confident in your firearms training progression. You will learn how to safely use your firearm, and develop confidence in its operation.

Our firearms training instructors will fine-tune every aspect of your firearm shooting fundamentals, from stance to grip, trigger control to trigger reset, as well as how to draw and fire safely from a holster, reloading during a gunfight, and other advanced skills.

 

Firearms Training courses offered

ReservationS AND PREPAYMENT Required

Basic Defensive Carry

$100.00

/2.5-3 Hours

This course is designed to teach fundamentals of firearm defensive carry. 

This course is not for a ND concealed weapons permit.

Call now to schedule a training appointment or class: 701-460-6161

You Will Learn:

  • Safe gun handling - Muzzle Control, Trigger Discipline

  • Familiarity and getting comfortable w your Firearm in a safe and controlled environment with no live ammunition

  • Once student has proven to operate safely, student will move into a live fire environment

  • How to safe and clear a handgun

  • Loading safely and consistently

  • How to clear malfunctions

  • Proper Grip - Key skill and the most common problem among new shooters

  • Trigger Control

  • Trigger Reset

  • Stance - what works best for fine tuning fundamentals

  • How to select a firearm

  • Engaging a target effectively for defensive purposes

Minimum Skill Requirement:

  • None - This course is designed for both new shooters and experienced shooters alike, and focuses on fundamental skills necessary at all levels of experience.

You are responsible for your own firearm, holster, and ammo for the class. 

Minimum of 50 rounds Required.

Gear Required:

Costs to attend:

  • Notepad & Pen/Pencil

  • Handgun

  • 1 Magazine (2 is better)

  • 50 Rounds of Ammo

  • $100 Class Fee

  • $13 Range Fee unless you are a member

  • $10 Firearm rental if you do not have your own

  • Ammunition up to $25/box if you do not have your own

Defensive Carry Level 1

/2.5-3.5 Hours

$125.00

This an intermediate defensive carry firearms training course that is designed to teach cognitive decision making as you move through advancing firearm manipulation drills. 

This course is not for a ND concealed weapons permit.

Call now to schedule a training appointment or class: 701-460-6161

You Will Learn:

  • Safe handling - Muzzle and Trigger Discipline

  • Advanced familiarity w firearm

  • How to perform Administrative, Combat (during a firefight), and Tactical Reloads

  • How to clear malfunctions and continue fighting during a firefight "Fighting through the drill"

  • Pre-fight and post-fight cognitive processing

  • How to Engage Multiple Targets 

  • Increasingly more difficult drill progression which will advance your skillset and confidence with your firearm

  • How to perform under stress ( Inducing simulated stress w Timed Fire and environmental challenges )

  • 5x5 Qualification Course of Fire

Minimum Skill Requirement:

  • Student must have taken Basic Defensive Carry, or if an experienced shooter undergo a safety / skill check to confirm can perform fundamentals in a safe manner

You are responsible for your own firearm, holster, and ammo for the class. 

Minimum of 200 rounds required. 

Gear Required:

  • Notepad & Pen/Pencil

  • Handgun

  • 3 Magazines

  • 200 Rounds of Ammo

  • Kydex OWB Holster that fits the firearm, no finger release holsters

  • Stiff Gunbelt

  • Magazine Carrier for Extra Magazines

Costs to attend:

  • $125 Class Fee

  • $13 Range Fee unless you are a member

  • $10 Firearm rental if you do not have your own

  • Ammunition up to $25/box if you do not have your own

Defensive Carry Level 2

$125.00

/2.5-3.5 Hours

This an intermediate defensive carry firearms training course that is designed to teach cognitive decision making as you move through advancing firearm manipulation drills. 

This course is not for a ND concealed weapons permit.

Call now to schedule a training appointment or class: 701-460-6161

You Will Learn:

  • Cover, Concealment, Situational Awareness

  • How to judge engagement distance of an attacker

  • How to prepare for daily carry - Press Checks, Status Checks

  • How to Draw and Fire, Holster while loaded

  • Basic movement, transitions and fire to and from Kneeling and strafing

  • How to Fire from Retention

  • Increasingly more difficult drill progression which will advance your skillset and confidence with your firearm

  • How to perform under stress ( Inducing simulated stress w Timed Fire and environmental challenges )

  • 5X5 Timed Qualification Course of Fire at 7Yds

Minimum Skill Requirement:

  • Student must have taken Defensive Carry Level 1, or if an experienced shooter undergo a safety / skill check to confirm can perform fundamentals in a safe manner

You are responsible for your own firearm, holster, and ammo for the class. 

Minimum of 200 rounds required.

Gear Required:

  • Notepad & Pen/Pencil

  • Handgun

  • 3 Magazines

  • 200-300 Rounds of Ammo

  • Kydex OWB Holster that fits the firearm, no finger release holsters

  • Stiff Gunbelt

  • Magazine Carrier for Extra Magazines

Costs to attend:

  • $125 Class Fee

  • $13 Range Fee unless you are a member

  • $10 Firearm rental if you do not have your own

  • Ammunition up to $25/box if you do not have your own

Defensive Carry Level 3

/2.5-3.5 Hours

$125.00

This an advanced defensive carry firearms training course that is designed to teach situational and tactical awareness as well as cognitive decision making as you move through advancing firearm manipulation drills. 

This course is not for a ND concealed weapons permit.

Call now to schedule a training appointment or class: 701-460-6161

You Will Learn:

  • Situational awareness and tactical cognitive processing

  • Re-enforcement of using cover

  • How to Draw and Fire from Concealment

  • Movement in a firefight - "Getting off the X"

  • Prone fire, kneeling fire, covered fire, firing from retention

  • How to Engage targets in Low-light/ No-Light Conditions

  • Increasingly more difficult drill progression which will advance your skillset and confidence with your firearm

  • How to perform under stress ( Inducing simulated stress w Timed Fire and environmental challenges )

  • 5X5 Timed Qualification Course of Fire at 10Yds

Minimum Skill Requirement:

  • Student must have taken Defensive Carry Level 2, or if an experienced shooter undergo a safety / skill check to confirm can perform fundamentals in a safe manner

You are responsible for your own firearm, holster, and ammo for the class. 

Minimum of 200 rounds required.

Gear Required:

  • Notepad & Pen/Pencil

  • Handgun

  • 3 Magazines

  • 200-300 Rounds of Ammo

  • Kydex OWB Holster that fits the firearm, no finger release holsters

  • Stiff Gunbelt

  • Magazine Carrier for Extra Magazines

  • Flashlight - handheld or weapon mounted for low-light / no-light fire

Costs to attend:

  • $125 Class Fee

  • $13 Range Fee unless you are a member

  • $10 Firearm rental if you do not have your own

  • Ammunition up to $25/box if you do not have your own

North Dakota Concealed Carry Class 1 Testing

$50

/person

Get Your North Dakota Concealed Carry Class 1 Permit and be able to carry in 40 States! 

Why wait any longer? Sign up in advance classes fill fast!

WE SHOOT AT OUR INDOOR RANGE!  Finger Printing and Photos Available on Site! Prints and photos are $25.00.

You are responsible for your own firearm, holster, and ammo for the class. 

Minimum of 50 rounds for testing more if you want to!

North Dakota Concealed Carry Class 1 Testing Requirements

An applicant for a North Dakota Concealed Carry Class 1 license shall successfully participate in a classroom instruction that sets forth weapon safety rules and the deadly force law of North Dakota, successfully complete an open book test based upon the Concealed Weapon License Manual, demonstrate familiarity with a firearm or dangerous weapon, and successfully complete an actual shooting or certified proficiency exercise.

States With Reciprocity for ND Class 1 Permit.

  • Arizona

  • Kentucky

  • New Hampshire

  • Utah

  • Arkansas

  • Louisiana

  • New Mexico

  • Vermont

  • Alabama

  • Iowa

  • Nebraska

  • Tennesse

  • Alaska

  • Kansas

  • Nevada

  • Texas

  • Colorado

  • Maine

  • North Carolina

  • Virginia

  • Delaware

  • Michigan

  • Ohio

  • Washington

  • Florida

  • Minnesota

  • Oklahoma

  • West Virginia

  • Georgia

  • Mississippi

  • Pennsylvania

  • Wisconsin

  • Idaho

  • Missouri

  • South Carolina

  • Wyoming

  • Indiana

  • Montana

  • South Dakota

North Dakota Concealed Carry Class 2 Testing

/person

$50

26 State Concealed Weapons Test.

Why wait for a gun show? Don’t Have the time to take the North Dakota Concealed Carry Class 1 test. Well Get your North Dakota Concealed Carry Class 2 Permit instead. Why wait any longer? Call or stop in Testing Available 6  Days A week from 9am- 6pm! No Need to wait for a gun show or Class Get it done today!

Finger Printing and Photos Available on Site! Prints and photos are $25.00

Class 2 Testing Requirements

An applicant for a North Dakota Concealed Carry Class 2 license shall successfully complete an open book test based upon the Concealed Weapon License manual. Must be at least 18 years old.

States With Reciprocity for ND Class 2 Permit.

  • Alabama

  • Indiana

  • Nevada

  • Utah

  • Alaska

  • Idaho

  • New Hampshire

  • Vermont

  • Arkansas

  • Iowa

  • North Carolina

  • West Virginia

  • Colorado

  • Kentucky

  • Ohio

  • Wyoming

  • Delaware

  • Michigan

  • Oklahoma

  • Florida

  • Missouri

  • South Dakota

  • Georgia

  • Montana

  • Texas

Escape, Evasion Class

$75

/3 hours

The Escape and Evasion class provides insight into the principles of avoidance, escape, and evasion. It reviews the sympathetic nervous system’s impact on survival; reviews techniques for avoiding pending aggression by becoming aware of certain threat cues; reviews techniques for countering and escaping from escalating levels of physical threats and refines the student’s physical technique.

Course Goals

  1. To examine survival learning research in an effort to enhance survivability in a combat situation.

  2. To instruct an escape and evasion system that is compatible with the effects of survival stress.

  3. To teach students how to avoid being attacked and how to effectively evade or escape their assailant if they are attacked.

Course Topics

Use of Force Human Factors

This chapter examines survival stress research and provides student with information that will enhance their survivability in a combative situation and recommendations regarding issues related to critical incident management.

Principles of Avoidance

This chapter shows students how to predict and avoid pending aggression by becoming aware of certain threat cues and focuses on the three basic “Principles of Avoidance”: know your limitations, control the environment, and control your fear. Students learn how to use awareness and distance to control survival stress/fear and how to read potentially aggressive body language.

Passive Releases and Escapes

This chapter analyzes the three most common categories of passive assaults (passive intimidation, flirtatious contact, and wrist grabs) and provides three techniques designed to manage/control those threats.

Defensive Counterstrikes

This chapter introduces a simple system of defensive counterstrikes, composed of two blocks, two stunning techniques and two kicks, all designed to temporarily stun or disable an aggressor for 30 seconds or more and allow the student to escape attack.

Disarming

This chapter provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to disarm an attacker when they believe that their life is in imminent jeopardy and all other survival strategies have failed. It examines basic survival strategies (including maintaining a reactionary gap, identifying threatening body language, developing a predetermined survival response, and maintaining psychological control of the subject and the environment) and presents a basic disarming system based on three simple components (waiting for the subject to become distracted, closing distance to the subject, and twisting the weapon in a way that defeats the normal gripping action of the hand).

Intro to Handguns

We will Cover the Fire arm safety rules, Different Stances, Proper sight picture, Recoil Control Methods, Basic Drawing and Presentation Skills.

Force on Force Class Put on by Stillwater Tactical – $125 per person

Stillwater Tactical integrates Force on Force training into several of its advanced courses of fire. At Stillwater Tactical we utilize the StressVest system and also have the option to use simunitions where appropriate. The StressVest® system is the worlds first non projectile, force on force, firearm tactical training system capable of creating stress through a pain penalty without fear of projectile injury for training Civilians and Law Enforcement Officers. The system utilizes training firearms that fire a laser pulse which activates the StressVest® when it strikes center mass. Depending on the setting, the vest will either deliver a vibration or a safe, localized shock to the abdomen.  Force on Force is considered the ultimate training experience. It puts the students under duress and creates a stressful situation as close to reality as can safely be done. The introduction of pain stimuli sharpens skills and allows for students to training a true stressful environment. It allows the student to recognize where their strengths lie, as well as their weaknesses, all while under a controlled environment.

Class time is 4 Hours.

Active Shooter Class

Put on by Stillwater Tactical

/person

$50

Options Based Active Shooter Planning is a comprehensive look into what happens during an Active Shooter incident. This program is based on the idea that we give people armed or unarmed the knowledge of prior incidents and what helped save lives in those situations, so they can be better prepared to make decisions when necessary. Also the

 

Options Based Active Shooter course provides a flexible plan that you can adapt to use in schools/churches/shopping malls/ theatres etc. And will cover people no matter what area of the incident they in are or what their current situation dictates. This curriculum provides flexibility while remaining rigid enough that control of the scene will still be able to be maintained during any incident.

Class time is 4 hours

Personal Safety Class

FREE

Put on by Stillwater Tactical

What will you do, how will react, come the day?”– This class is designed to help the student with overall situational awareness. Whether at work, home, or recreating, we need to stay vigilant and do what we can to protect ourselves, loved ones, and others. This is a great class, free of charge, to businesses, companies, churches, and other organizations who want to inform their employees about security/safety

Class Time 4 Hours

Introduction to Combatives

Put on by Ricochet Gun Works

This is a hands on course. This is a 4 hour class wich includes the use of multiple defensive weapon types. Curriculum addresses the use of empty hand, spray irritants, edged weapons, sticks and clubs, firearms, and improvised weapons within “bad breath distance”. Common scenarios are played out and discussed in detail. Students interact directly with each other.

 

POST

CERTIFIED COURSES

Defensive Handgun

Put on by Ricochet Gun Works

$300

/person

For the weekend tuition must be paid in full to reserve your spot. 

All courses ND POST Approved. 20 hours defensive firearm instruction including, legal considerations, discriminatory shooting problems, and low light exercises.

Equipment Required:

  • Mid to full size handgun

  • Sturdy model specific holster

  • At least 3 magazines

  • Magazine carrier

  • Hearing and eye protection

  • Handheld light

  • Weapon mounted lights encouraged

  • Handgun 750 rounds

Patrol Rifle

Put on by Ricochet Gun Works

/person

$300

For the weekend tuition must be paid in full to reserve your spot. 

All courses ND POST Approved. 20 hours defensive firearm instruction including, legal considerations, discriminatory shooting problems, and low light exercises.

Defensive Shotgun

Put on by Ricochet Gun Works

$300

/person

For the weekend tuition must be paid in full to reserve your spot. 

All courses ND POST Approved. 20 hours defensive firearm instruction including, legal considerations, discriminatory shooting problems, and low light exercises.

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GET IN TOUCH:

Tel: 701-222-2147

Email: pdcbismarck@gmail.com

CONTACT US:

303 Airport Rd.

Bismarck, ND 58504