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Classes

 

We teach a variety of courses for the beginner through the advanced shooter, as well as classroom only classes on the judicious use of deadly force for everyone that keeps or carries a firearm for self-defense. All classes are listed below.

Private Classes

Any classes that we offer can be offered in a private setting as well - contact us to schedule one. Classroom only classes require a setting in which a screen is available to present on (we have audio/video/projector equipment). Range classes require a satisfactory backstop to shoot into, and must have their own liability insurance covering professional firearms activity.  We can also do private instruction at our host range, Lonesome Oaks Guns & Range, subject to classroom/range availability. Private classes must have a minimum student count of five.

Private Instruction

We also will do private instruction upon request - contact us to schedule.  Instruction can be for 1-2 students for a 2-3 hour session.  Instruction is tailored to the current skill level and goals of the student(s).  

 

Cost

2 hours - $120 plus a $10 per student range fee.

3 hours - $160 plus a $15 per student range fee.

Arkansas Concealed Carry
 

Arkansas Concealed Carry class with Certified Instructor Jody Box (#17-1326).  Student certification from this course shall be sent with application to Arkansas State Police for AR Concealed Handgun Carry License (CHCL), and successful background check will result in the student receiving their AR CHCL according to A.C.A. §5-73-301 et seq.  This course will have a classroom and a range component.  

Enhanced Concealed Carry
 

Enhanced Concealed Carry class with Certified Instructor Jody Box (#17-1326).  Student certification from this course shall be sent to Arkansas State Police for upgrading to the AR Enhanced Concealed Handgun Carry License (E-CHCL). This will result in the student receiving their E-CHCL endorsement according to A.C.A. §5-73-322 and will eliminate some locations from the prohibited places list for the licensee. This course will have a classroom and a range component. 

MAG-20 Classroom - Armed Citizens Rules of Engagement

A two-day, 20-hour immersion course in rules of engagement for armed law-abiding private citizens, emphasizing legal issues, tactical issues, and aftermath management. Topics will include interacting with suspects, witnesses, responding police officers…threat recognition and mind-set…management of social and psychological aftermath after having had to use lethal force in defense of self or others…and preparing beforehand for legal repercussions and minimizing exposure to them.

MAG-20 Live/Fire (2 day handgun)

 

A two day, 20 hour immersion course in the use of the defensive handgun under extreme stress. Curriculum designed by Massad Ayoob, featuring his philosophy on using the handgun in a defensive context, with emphasis on proper marksmanship skills. This class will be taught by certified Massad Ayoob Group staff instructor Jody Box (with other staff instructors as guest instructors).

Practical Handgun I

A 4-hour handgun class for the shooter who has basic experience with the handgun. Course will focus on presentation from the holster, marksmanship fundamentals, rapid first shots, balance of speed & precision, malfunction clearing & prevention, skills drills and self-diagnosis.

Practical Handgun II

A 4-hour handgun class for the shooter who has completed Practical Handgun I (PH1).  Course will briefly review content from PH1 , and then begin with presentation from concealment, one-handed shooting techniques, multiple threat transitions, cognitive drills, and shooting from cover.

Practical Handgun Skills Workshop

This workshop is a dynamic skills drill day where we will focus on repetition of drills geared to improve your shooting fundamentals. The day will be divided into two sessions, 8 am - noon, and 1 pm - 5 pm with a 1 hour lunch break in between. A full-day admission ticket will get you into both sessions (different skills drills in each). A half-day admission ticket will get you into either the morning or the afternoon session.

Beyond Concealed Carry Enhanced

Taught in conjunction with Ben Branam of Modern Self Protection, this 2-day handgun course will get you shooting better and have you testing your skills against local and federal law enforcement standards. We will shoot fast, and force you think on your feet with multiple cognition drills on multiple discretionary targets. We will also train on accessing and manipulating your handgun in compromised fighting positions, including simulated injury with dominant hand/arm forcing non-dominant hand access.

Beginning Handgun

A 4-hr beginner course in basic handgun safety, manual of arms (weapons manipulation), firearm selection, gear selection, basic proficiency, weapon malfunction clearance & prevention, how to practice effectively. If you have little-to-no handgun experience, this class is designed for you.