Practical Force is a scenario based training course designed to improve responses to real life situations. Students will be asked to react accordingly to different stimuli while working against a role player with a marking cartridge pistol. This class will test your skills with a handgun, but also tests the verbal and decision makings skills you may need to defend yourself.

Duration: 5 Hours, 1 Day

Ammo Requirements: None

Prerequisites: Practical Carry I, valid concealed weapons permit, or outside approved training course

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events


In the past two decades, horrific mass shootings have been thrust into public consciousness. Mitigating the effects of these events is the responsibility of those who serve in our communities' public safety organizations. The public expects an effective and swift response to these threats. Research has shown, however, that many of the mass attacks, or active attack events, are over before law enforcement responders arrive on the scene.

Civilians who find themselves embroiled in such an event must be prepared to take immediate action to save their own lives before law enforcement arrives. The average response time for police response to an active attack event is three minutes. Without effective, preplanned response options for civilians at the scene of the attack, many victims can be seriously injured or killed during these three minutes.

This course is a classroom lecture on how your team can respond to a worst case scenario. It is designed to change hiding and hoping into an attitude of action. 

Duration: 1.5 hours

Safety Consulting

Variable Cost

55 Defense offers small business, house of worship and home consulting for individuals and groups. Consultation includes identifications of issues with planning, equipment selection and employment, and suggestions for further action and training. 

Consulting is performed on request, and can be done on your schedule and at your pace. Follow up assessments can also be performed.

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