EDC Firearms Training

MAG-20/Live Fire

A two day, 20 hour immersion course in the use of the defensive handgun under extreme stress. Draw from concealment, two-handed stances, shooting from cover, one-handed stances with either hand, speed reloading, and more are taught with an overall emphasis on fast, accurate shot placement. The course will culminate with a police-style qualification course. Estimated ammo count: 500 rounds. Students supply their own ammunition.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of firearms safety.  US citizens only

What do I bring?

  • A good quality handgun, suitable for self-protection and/or concealed carry.  Remember that you will be firing approximately 500 rounds during this class, so ultra-lightweight firearms (those 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. You need a safe, quality holster and belt.  Again, if you have any questions, please contact us. No serpa holsters please.
  • 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 500 rounds of decent quality, reliable ammunition. Range ammunition (FMJ, etc.) is fine.  You do not need to use premium self defense ammo for this course.
  • Clothing suitable for the weather and the range. If necessary, we will finish our range work in whatever conditions exist at class time, live-fire classes run rain or shine, muddy ground may be involved.
  • Rain gear plus a light jacket and sweater or sweatshirt (mornings and evenings can be cold.
  • Note taking materials. You will need to take LOTS of notes. We’ll explain why when you get here. If you wish to use a laptop computer or a tablet, that is OK. Audio or video recording of the class is not allowed.
  • Firearm cleaning supplies plus any tools / lubricants that you might need.
  • A flashlight. Although we will not be doing any night shooting, in the colder months it can get get dark fairly early and some of our facilities have no lighting at the range.  A flashlight might be handy for packing up your gear and getting to your car. 

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 etc.), if you choose.

Many of our range locations have portable toilets, most do not have 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. We have a “working lunch” in all classes. Many of our facilities do not have a place close enough to purchase meals and get back in a reasonable amount of time. Also remember that many of our classes are 10 hour days so if you need another meal in that amount of time please bring it.  Bring water; while we do provide water at all of our locations, it never hurts to bring more. We teach in many locations and cannot guarantee the comfort of the chairs, if that might be an issue for you feel free to bring a cushion to sit on.

If you have any questions, ask the host of the class you are taking.

Classes meet at 8:30 AM on the first day

NRA Women on Target

Women On Target Instructional Shooting Clinics create more opportunities for women to learn all about firearms, and to gain confidence in newly-acquired shooting skills.

  • Learn safe firearms handling
  • Learn how to store your firearms safely
  • Learn to shoot
  • Learn a sport you'll enjoy for a lifetime

This is a ladies only event, so come join in the fun!

NRA Refuse To Be A Victim

This 4 hour NRA Refuse To Be A Victim seminar is a nationally recognized crime prevention and personal safety program for men and women. Participants will receive information that assists in the development of their own personal safety strategies.

Experts agree that the single most important step toward ensuring your personal safety is making the decision to refuse to be a victim. That means that you must have an overall personal safety strategy in place before you need it.

Through this seminar, you will learn the personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim. 

This seminar is for men, women, teens and children alike, and can be tailored to fit any audience. Private seminars are available for your group or organization.

Student materials are provided. 

* Please note that this is not a hand-to-hand self defense class.

Missouri CCW

Missouri law requires 8 hours of instruction, which includes classroom time extensively covering Missouri

carry laws and those pertaining to justifiable use of force. Also covered

is safe gun handling, storage,

cleaning, and ammunition types. 

A live fire exercise is conducted, which includes shooting 20 practice rounds

out of a semi-auto and revolver each, and 20 rounds out of Either a revolver

or semi-auto at a B27 silhouette target, for a total of 40 rounds.

Students will take a written exam

and will receive a certificate upon completion of their concealed carry