One-on-One Personal Training

Some people enjoy firearm training with others in our group lessons.  For others they learn in our one on one training environments. At our outdoor gun range just South of Denton, Texas we offer private lessons where we can evaluate where your ability and skill level.  The goal of our one-on-one training is to help you achieve your personal proficiency goals. All levels of shooters benefit from personalized instruction. One-on-one lessons last one or two hours and cover a variety of methods and techniques. The qualified instructors at Proactive Defense come from all different backgrounds and have a wide variety of skills to draw from to give you a very full training experience. The training at Proactive Defense is helpful for beginners to advanced firearms users.  Firearm training covers entry level firearm handling to advanced movement and multiple target engagement, a one-on-one lesson will take your proficiency to the next level. Personalized lessons are a great way for new shooters to grow in confidence with their firearm.

Starting at $75/hour for private instruction. (One free lesson a month with our Patriot membership)
$100/hour for couple’s instruction.


Foundations Pistol

The Foundations Pistol Course is designed for the License To Carry licensee and/or the gun owner interested in obtaining  and retaining the necessary skills to use a handgun in a self defense situation. The class covers the safety rules, proper loading and unloading of the firearm and fundamentals such as sight picture, sight alignment, grip, stance and trigger usage. The instruction then progresses to the safe and efficient use of the holster for carrying the handgun, both concealed and unconcealed. Other items covered, time permitting, during the class include one-handed shooting, using both strong and weak hands while firing multiple shots at different target areas; shooting moving targets and shooting while we are moving.

This is our foundational course upon which all of our other courses of instruction are built.  We utilize the building block concept to achieve the ultimate goal of complex movements and skill sets. This course is ideal for all age levels and skill sets, and most students have a great deal of fun along the way to learning new skills and enhancing current ones. The course is designed to teach and enhance safe gun handling skills as well as differing tactics and exercises designed to develop muscle memory. Our belief is that if we properly prepare our students and instill self confidence, most situations that might lead to the use of a firearm can be avoided.

The course requires 150 rounds of ammunition and is 4 hours in length.  A Skills Assessment must be passed prior to attending further courses.

Public: $200.00
Members: $105.00

Check our schedule for the next available session.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • ELECTRONIC HEARING PROTECTION is mandatory, Shop may have some for sale or rent.
  • Handgun that is 9 mm caliber or larger; Glock or Springfield striker fired guns provide a quick rate of learning.
  • “Pocket Pistols” are not allowed, they can be difficult to use due to there small size.
  • Three magazines for your handgun and two single or one double magazine pouch is recommended. Magazine pouches worn on the belt on the side opposite the handgun. Revolvers are welcomed, but speed loaders or speed strips are required. Speed loader holders worn in front of the holster.
  • Holster that will retain its shape for re-holstering.  There are several good ones on the market; try: www.itsgco.net . If there is any doubt as to your holster, please contact us, especially prior to purchasing one. We do have holsters and firearms available for rent (must book ahead of time). Thigh rig holsters are NOT allowed.
  • Hearing and eye protection.   Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap, heavy leather belt and pants that have belt loops.
  • Hiking boots, tennis shoes, or other closed toe shoe
  • High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
  • Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.
  • Sun Block

Situational Pistol
Prerequisite course: Foundations Pistol The Situational Pistol course is designed to pick up where Foundations Pistol finished. We begin with working with the holster in order to improve our use and speed.  We then progress to reloads of the handgun, emphasizing both speed and tactical reloads. We work on firearm manipulation skills in order to improve economy of motion and time. Malfunction clearances are our next order of business, as it is imperative that in the case of our firearm running out of ammunition or in the event of a malfunction we can make our firearm functional again under the stress of a self-defense or time constrained situation. Other items covered, time permitting, are shooting from behind cover while we are shooting at moving targets. These exercises are the best to prepare us for possible real-life defensive situations, and therefore we begin to build this skill set and emphasize repetition in future classes.During this course we will fire 150 rounds of ammunition and the class is four hours in length.  A Skills Assessment must be passed prior to attending further courses.Public: $150.00
Members: $105.00
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • ELECTRONIC HEARING PROTECTION is mandatory, Shop may have some for sale or rent.
  • Handgun that is 9 mm caliber or larger; Glock or Springfield striker fired guns provide a quick rate of learning.
  • “Pocket Pistols” are not allowed, they can be difficult to use due to there small size.
  • Three magazines for your handgun and two single or one double magazine pouch is recommended. Magazine pouches worn on the belt on the side opposite the handgun. Revolvers are welcomed, but speed loaders or speed strips are required. Speed loader holders worn in front of the holster.
  • Holster that will retain its shape for re-holstering.  There are several good ones on the market; try: www.itsgco.net . If there is any doubt as to your holster, please contact us, especially prior to purchasing one. We do have holsters and firearms available for rent (must book ahead of time). Thigh rig holsters are NOT allowed.
  • Hearing and eye protection.   Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap, heavy leather belt and pants that have belt loops.
  • Hiking boots, tennis shoes, or other closed toe shoe
  • High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
  • Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.
  • Sun Block

IN ADDITION: 

  • Dummy rounds or snap caps for malfunction practice.  We do have these for sale if you don’t want to purchase them elsewhere.

Adaptive Pistol
Prerequisite course: Situational Pistol The Adaptive Pistol course, again, picks up where the Situational Pistol course finished. We will continue building upon the skill sets learned.   We begin with shooting on the move, emphasizing moving off of the line of attack as well as continual movement toward cover and/or leaving the danger area. The student will learn how to shoot at a moving target while he/she is on the move, all while seeking cover to hide behind or an exit strategy from the defensive situation. This class requires the ability to speed load as well as malfunction clearance and manipulation skills learned during previous courses.    The topic of team shooting is addressed during this course, preparing students to work with a spouse or another person during a defensive situation. Students are then taught ground fighting tactics so that targets can be safely engaged from the ground.  Students must be prepared for every scenario, including the possibility of being pushed or knocked to the ground during a defensive situation.Students will fire 150 rounds of ammunition during this 4 hour class. A Skills Assessment must be passed prior to attending further courses.Public: $150.00
Members: $105.00
Check our schedule for the next available session.
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • ELECTRONIC HEARING PROTECTION is mandatory, Shop may have some for sale or rent.
  • Handgun that is 9 mm caliber or larger; Glock or Springfield striker fired guns provide a quick rate of learning.
  • “Pocket Pistols” are not allowed, they can be difficult to use due to there small size.
  • Three magazines for your handgun and two single or one double magazine pouch is recommended. Magazine pouches worn on the belt on the side opposite the handgun. Revolvers are welcomed, but speed loaders or speed strips are required. Speed loader holders worn in front of the holster.
  • Holster that will retain its shape for re-holstering.  There are several good ones on the market; try: www.itsgco.net . If there is any doubt as to your holster, please contact us, especially prior to purchasing one. We do have holsters and firearms available for rent (must book ahead of time). Thigh rig holsters are NOT allowed.
  • Hearing and eye protection.   Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap, heavy leather belt and pants that have belt loops.
  • Hiking boots, tennis shoes, or other closed toe shoe
  • High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
  • Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.
  • Sun Block

IN  ADDITION:

  • Wear clothing that you do not mind getting dirty, as we will be on the ground some during the last part of this course.
  • Dummy rounds or snap caps for malfunction practice.  We do have these for sale if you don’t want to purchase them elsewhere.

4-hour rifle course

This 4 Hour Rifle Class covers the safety rules, proper loading and unloading of the firearm and fundamentals such as sight picture, sight alignment, grip, stance and trigger usage. The instruction then progresses to the safe and efficient use of the rifle/safety with up/down drills. Other items covered during the class include using both strong and weak sides while firing multiple shots at different target areas; shooting moving targets and shooting while we are moving. We then progress to reloads of the weapon, emphasizing both speed and tactical reloads. We work on firearm manipulation skills in order to improve economy of motion and time.  Malfunction clearances are our next order of business, as it is imperative that in the case of our firearm running out of ammunition or in the event of a malfunction we can make our firearm functional again under stress. We then progress to shooting from behind cover while we are shooting at moving targets. These exercises are the best to prepare us for possible real-life defensive situations, and therefore we begin to build this skill set and emphasize repetition in future classes. If time permits, dependent on speed and safety of class, we’ll work on modified shooting positions.  This may include, but not limited to shooting under cars and at the various positions utilized.

Covert Carry
Prerequisite course: Foundations PistolSo you have gone through the CHL course, and you are now aware of the legalities involved in carrying a concealed firearm, the laws justifying the use of deadly force, and you have shot 50 rounds into a B-27 target, achieving a score of 85% or higher.  You have had your fingerprints recorded, your photo taken, paid the fee, and shipped your documents off to Austin.  The day has finally arrived, and they have mailed you your CHL.  You are now legally allowed to carry a concealed handgun on your person.  So you strap on your holster, throw on a jacket and walk out to face the world.  And after about 10 minutes, the internal dialog starts.

  • Why is that person looking at me?  Do they know I have a gun?  Is it showing?  
  • I have to use the restroom.  How do I do that?  Where do I put my gun?  Should I take it out of the holster and hang it on the hook on the back of the stall door?  How do I keep everyone from seeing my holster on my belt?  
  • I need to go to the Post Office.  I can’t take my gun in there!  Where do I leave it?  How do I take it on and off without everyone seeing it?
  • Why didn’t they teach me any of this stuff in my CHL course?!?!?

In Proactive Defense’s Real Concealed Carry course, get the practical instruction that was left out of your CHL course:

  • The best holster for your gun: why comfort isn’t always the best option
  • How to carry a gun without looking like you are
  • How to use a public restroom without anyone seeing your gun
  • How to secure you gun in case you have to visit a place that does not allow them inside
  • The steps to follow that will keep you out of an armed confrontation
  • How to draw your gun from concealment
  • How to draw and reload your gun one handed

In this course, we are assuming a certain level of proficiency.  It is expected that you will be able to safely draw and fire your pistol, and return to the holster in a safe manner, as well as be able to perform emergency/speed reloads and tactical reloads, as well as be able to clear malfunctions.  Proactive Defense Level 1 & 2, or an equivalent course from a reputable training school are course prerequisites.

Public: $150.00
Members: $105.00

Check our schedule for the next available session.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Sturdy belt.
  • Kydex holster
  • Spare magazine pouch.
  • Functional semi-auto pistol and at least 3 magazines.
  • Expect to shoot about 150-200 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Ball Cap
  • Water bottle
  • Closed toe shoe

IN ADDITION:

  • Please also bring two covering garments, an open front (button down shirt or open front jacket) and a closed front (sweat shirt or t-shirt).

Vehicle Defensive Solutions
Prerequisite course: Foundations PistolDuring this course the student will be taught how to defend from a vehicle and all of the special concerns and nuances that are involved in this type of defensive situation. This particular scenario is becoming increasingly common and so tactics to counter it are becoming a mandatory skill set to possess.  Many of the instances involve car jacking,  and citizens must learn how to either shoot and defend from the vehicle or escape. During this course students will be taught how to work around the vehicle, using it for cover as well as how to shoot from around it and within it.  As vehicles are part of our day in and day out lives, we believe that everyone should avail themselves of this knowledge and develop this skill set.  It could prove to be the deciding factor in a life or death situation.The student should plan on firing 150 rounds during this 4-hour course.Public: $150.00
Members: $105.00
Check our schedule for the next available session.
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Handgun that is 9 mm caliber or larger; Glock or Springfield striker fired guns provide a quick rate of learning.
  • Two magazines for your handgun.  Revolvers are welcomed, but speed loaders or speed strips are nice to have.
  • Holster that will retain its shape for reholstering with one hand.  There are several good ones on the market; Defense Solutions Group (DSG) and White Hat Holsters make excellent kydex holsters that are easily streamlined into our training . If there is any doubt as to your holster, please contact us, especially prior to purchasing one. We do have holsters and firearms available for rent.
  • Hearing and eye protection. Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap, heavy leather belt and pants that have belt loops.
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes.
  • High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
  • Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.

Introduction to Defensive Shotgun

During this 2.5-hour class, the student will learn about the advantages of defensive shotgun. The class covers the safety rules, operation, and controls of a shotgun, selection of ammo for defensive shotgun. The instruction then progresses to proper loading and unloading of the firearm. Other skills covered during the class include proper stance, reloading techniques to keep the shotgun operational, single shot and multi-shot exercises. (Cost: $100)
The course requires:
  • Shotgun (Example: Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 is ideal)
  • 75 rounds of #7 ½ – #9 low brass ammunition (NO SLUGS, BUCKSHOT -or- STEEL SHOT!!!
  • NO DAMASCUS GUNS!!!!
  • NO PISTOL GRIP ONLY GUNS
  • Hearing and eye protection. Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap, heavy leather belt, and pants that have belt loops.
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes.
  • High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
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Drills Night

If we have to use our weapon in self defense, we have to be prepared for the possibility of anything happening. One of those possibilities is having to defend ourselves in conditions that we have not been introduced to. That is the purpose of this class. The student will learn the challenges of seeing at night and how the physiology of the eyes works in low light conditions.There will also be a discussion of the different types of sights and how they work at night versus those used in the daytime. We will demonstrate several different types of flashlights and various techniques utilized in conjunction with shooting with a flashlight. The students will have an opportunity to practice with the flashlights and will also be involved in live fire shooting at night-time under various lighting conditions – ranging from ambient lighting to car headlight illumination to no lighting at all.

The student will shoot between 50 and 100 rounds during this 2-hour course.
These classes are taught every Thursday night at 6:30 pm.

Everyone: $50.00
(FREE with Elite Membership)

Check our schedule for the next available session.


EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Handgun that is 9 mm caliber or larger; Glock or Springfield striker fired guns provide a quick rate of learning.
  • Two magazines for your handgun.  Revolvers are welcomed, but speed loaders or speed strips are nice to have.
  • Holster that will retain its shape for reholstering with one hand.  There are several good ones on the market; Defense Solutions Group (DSG) and White Hat Holsters make excellent kydex holsters that are easily streamlined into our training . If there is any doubt as to your holster, please contact us, especially prior to purchasing one. We do have holsters and firearms available for rent.
  • Hearing and eye protection.   Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap, heavy leather belt and pants that have belt loops.
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes.
  • High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
  • Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.

IN ADDITION:

  • Suitable flashlight (must be push button on/off).  If you have a question about your flashlight, please contact us.   We do have some flashlights available for purchase if desired.

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In-Home Personal Defense Consultations

It’s 11:00 on a Friday night.  You are at home with your family and you hear a loud noise and glass breaking.  Are you prepared?  Do you know where the safe areas are in your home?  Where would you engage an intruder?  What is behind the sheetrock wall where you are aiming your handgun?  Are there areas in your home where you are more vulnerable to someone intent on doing you and/or your family harm?


Most of us have never stopped to consider the answers to the questions posted above.  Our homes are our sanctuaries, the place where we retreat and feel safe.  All of us should know the best and most practical ways to defend ourselves and our families in our homes.   During your In-Home Defense Consultation one of our trained and knowledgeable instructors will come to your home and provide solid practical advice on the best ways to defend yourself and your family.  During this two-hour in-home consultation, you will learn the answers to questions such as “Where is a safe place to shoot if I have to shoot?”  “Where are the best places in my home to defend from?”  “Where am I most vulnerable in my home?”  We also provide some scenario-based force on force exercises for added emphasis on practical ways to defend your home.

2-hour package for $300.


Long Distance Rifle

During this course we will discuss and practice shooting positions for long distance engagement with a variety of rifles. Positions include engaging targets from the prone position, kneeling and standing at distances up to 500 yards.

This course will involve shooting from ranges between 100 and 500 yards. The student can expect to fire 100 rounds during this 6-hour course of instruction. The cost is $199.00

Check our schedule for the next available session.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Rifle with optic (NO red dot).
  • Spotting Scope or Binoculars
  • Backpack
  • Carrying sling for your rifle, preferably one that can suffice as a shooting sling also.
  • Hearing and eye protection.   Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap.
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
  • Bring your lunch
  • Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.

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Situational Rifle

During this course the student will be involved in close-range shooting (within 25 yards), which will adapt more to a self-defensive rifle situation.   This class will address topics such as manipulation of the rifle, rapid sight acquisition, prescribed methods for loading and unloading quickly, and shooting multiple targets while moving. We also incorporate barrier work, which can include doorways or cars. The student will need 50 rounds of ammunition for a  bolt/lever action rifle, and 100 rounds for a semi-automatic rifle with 2 magazines.

This course is 2 hours in length and the cost is $75.00. (Club Member price is $50.00) (FREE with Elite membership)

Check our schedule for the next available session.


EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Rifle with optic (red dot).
  • Sling
  • Hearing and eye protection.   Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap.
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes.
  • High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
  • Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.

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Family 22
Parent & Child Introduction to Safe ShootingShooting firearms together as a family is a great American tradition. Strengthen family bonds, develop discipline and concentration, and have fun building lasting memories together. In this two hour class our instructors will teach parents and their children (8 years and up) how to safely enjoy the shooting sports together. During this hands on course parents will learn how to continue to teach their children proper gun handling and marksmanship. Before hitting the range we will have a short classroom workshop on how guns work, how to handle and store them safely, and how to work together as coach and student. On the range kids will shoot .22 rimfire rifles at both paper and steel targets. Before we wrap things up we will have a brief review of what we learned during the course. All students will receive a certified target suitable for framing (or the fridge).Cost for the course is $30.Check our schedule for the next available session.


You will need the following;

  • Eye and ear protection for both parent and child.
  • A .22 LR rifle (preferably with open sights).
  • 30 rounds of .22 LR ammunition

Don’t worry if you don’t have eye and ear protection we can provide that for you.

We can also provide the rife and ammunition for an additional $15.

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