Beyond Concealed Carry Enhanced with Ben Branam (Modern Self Protection)


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Brand New Course and Curriculum with Ben Branam of Modern Self Protection and Jody Box of Practical Defense Solutions

September 22-23, 2018 9am to 5pm
Lonesome Oaks Guns and Range
2106 West Centerton Blvd
Centerton, Arkansas 72719

This is a 2-Day handgun self defense course that will get you shooting better and enable you to test your skills against local and federal law enforcement personnel by shooting their qualifications.  This isn’t a course to teach you how to shoot their qualifications but a course on how to shoot better to survive if the worse happens.  As a test at the end we shoot the qualifications so you can see how good you are and give you confidence in carrying your gun.

Cost: $450

Ben and Jody are team teaching this course so you get two different views at shooting and different ways to solve the same problem.  And problem solving you will have to do at this course.  You’ll have to think on your feet and shoot while figuring out what’s going on.  It’s a way to put you under stress so you can see for yourself how well you can react and how you can improve.

You’ll shoot about 800 rounds and have a blast.  You’ll shoot a bunch on Saturday morning to learn to run your gun better.  All Saturday afternoon you will have to think to  get shots off.  You will be given lots of thinking problems to solve and shoot the solutions you come up with.

Sunday you will have to work to get your gun out.  You’ll be in lots of different positions and have to work your gun out and then shoot from a compromised position.  You are going to get a nice workout while you are having fun learning how to fight better with your handgun.

Sunday afternoon we will be shooting multiple qualifications and famous drills so you can test your skills and see how good you are.  This isn’t to show you suck.  We won’t be grading you against the best professionals in the industry, you will get your score and be able to compare it to local and federal law enforcement.  Trust me, this will give you great confidence in your abilities.


Course Outline
  • Day 1

    • Running the Gun

    • Drawing

    • Malfunctions

    • Reloads

    • Fast Shooting

    • Combat Marksmanship

    • Thinking Targets

    • Designed to make you do different things

    • Think while you shoot

    • Solve Problems while you are shooting

    • Creates False stress that you will have to overcome

  • Day 2

    • Drawing from Different Positions

    • Real World Draws

    • Draw from compromised positions

    • Draw with your off hand

    • Quals and Drills

    • State Trooper Qualification

    • FBI Qualification

    • 5×5 Drills

    • FAST Drills

    • and many, many more!


You’ll love this course.  The range is beautiful and the company will be unreal.

Equipment List

  • A good quality handgun, suitable for self-protection and/or concealed carry. Remember that you will be firing at least 800 rounds during this class, so ultra-lightweight firearms, though suitable for concealed carry, are not a good choice for class use. If you have any questions about the suitability of your gun, please contact us. It is a good idea to bring a spare gun, if you have one, just in case your primary gun breaks. ( it happens more than you think)

  • A good quality holster - a quality holster is made of molded plastic or kydex and does not collapse when you draw your handgun. You need a safe, quality holster and belt. Again, if you have any questions, please contact us.

  • A minimum of 3 magazines or speed loaders for your handgun

  • A magazine pouch/holder for at least 2 of your spare magazines or speed loaders

  • A sturdy belt, to support the above

  • Hearing protection

  • Eye protection

  • Billed cap or other brimmed headwear

  • At least 800 rounds (or more) of decent quality, reliable ammunition. Range ammunition (FMJ, etc.) is fine. You do not need to use premium self defense ammo for this course.

  • Rain-gear, sunscreen, bugspray, or other elemental protection.

  • Good attitude

  • Willingness to learn

Please note that the above list is just the essentials. You may bring additional items (such as a range bag, extra magazines, folding chairs and tables, tarps, canopy, etc.), if you choose.

Our range location has a portable toilet, but not running water. For your comfort, you might want to bring wipes, disposable washcloths and/or hand sanitizer.

Please bring your own lunches, snacks, beverages etc. Bring water, while we do provide water, it never hurts to bring some more. There are picnic tables on the range as well, but you may want to bring your own folding chair for breaks.

Class Procedures

We will send a welcome packet to you prior to the class beginning via email. This will include directions to the bay on the range, gate access code, and instructions for arriving at the class prepared. Please bring all requested materials with you and be on time.  If you miss the safety briefing at the beginning of class, you will not be allowed to participate.

​This range is a cold range. No handling of firearms in the parking lot or classroom is permitted. If you arrive with your handgun holstered and loaded for street carry, please keep it holstered. Once we start class on the range, we will assemble everyone on the firing line to handle firearms under instructor's commands. At the end of class, we will do the same, allowing everyone to get loaded up with their desired carry before leaving the range.  Do not handle any firearms without explicit instructor directions to do so.  Failure to obey firearms safety rules will result in immediate dismissal from the class and range.

The allowed shooting hours for this range are 8 am - 5 pm. We will move at a very swift pace to make sure all shooting is completed by 5 pm.

Please do not hesitate to contact us prior to the class if you have questions.