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© 2016 Practical Defense Solutions, LLC.

What We Do
Nationally Recognized Certifications

We are a firearm skills, use of force, and concealed carry training company servicing northwest Arkansas (Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, Fayetteville, I-49 corridor), southwest Missouri, and northeast Oklahoma.  Our primary training facility is located in Centerton, AR (Lonesome Oak Guns and Range).

Our approach to teaching firearms skills and self defense is to focus on the practical techniques and knowledge you will need to prevail in encounters you are likely to face as an armed citizen, and the knowledge to deal with the legal aftermath of a self-defense encounter. We understand that your time is valuable to you, so we strive to pack as much knowledge into our classes as we can. Whether you are new to handguns, an experienced shooter who just needs some fine-tuning, or just need to improve your body of knowledge on the legal aspects of the judicious use of deadly force, we will provide an experience that meets your needs and goals.

Our lead instructor, Jody Box, has received multiple instructor certifications from nationally recognized industry professionals.  Our classroom content is taught by Jody, with certifications from Massad Ayoob (Deadly Force Instructor certification) and Andrew Branca (Law of Self Defense Instructor certification), the two most prominent figures in self-defense legal education in the country.

On the handgun skills side, Jody is a graduate of both Tom Givens' Rangemaster Instructor course as well as the Massad Ayoob Instructor course.  These were intense courses demanding a high degree of handgun proficiency for certification, while also focusing on coaching techniques, problem diagnosis, adult education theory, etc. Our handgun classes are a blend of the training Jody has received from these instructors (and others), designed to help you build the skills you need to win the fight.

  • Justification for use of force

  • Fighting mindset & dynamics of violent encounters

  • Understanding our legal system and lethal force legal concepts

  • Interacting with suspects, witnesses, and responding officers

  • Legal & psychological aftermath

  • Minimizing your legal exposure

  • Basic firearms safety, manual of arms (handling), gear selection, etc.

  • Presentation from the holster

  • Marksmanship fundamentals

  • Balance of speed & precision

  • Shooting from cover & movement

  • Malfunction clearing & prevention

  • Close-quarters concepts

  • Skills drills and self-diagnosis

Practical Skills and Knowledge