Firearms Proficiency For Church Security I


Firearms Proficiency for Church Security

Your safety is your responsibility – that’s true at home, at the grocery store, taking your dog for a walk, and even at your place of worship. We’ve seen church security first-hand and we understand how difficult it is to create and maintain a functional church security team in both very small and extremely large churches or other worship locations.

Unfortunately, we’ve seen churches attacked in Charleston, SC, Richmond, CA, Moscow, ID, Fresno, CA, Knoxville, TN, Sutherland Springs, TX, Colorado Springs, CO, and so many other places around the country. Soft targets make easy targets. The challenge that church security teams have in front of them is real and it’s significant. There is far more to having a successful security team than firearms training, but we’re here to do our small part to make those teams effective.

We have put together a 12-hour curriculum for both new and established church security teams that we have broken out into three manageable 4-hour classes – each class builds on the last – and each is focused on those skills that overwhelm many in the security business. Depending on current skill level, each class can be tailored to fit your needs. Whether you have experienced shooters on your team or those who need to start at the very beginning, these classes will safely build the skills necessary for your team!

TEAM BUILDING is one of the goals of this class and one of the true benefits! Learning the "gun skills" is important, but working together in a team environment is what separates this from most other classes. You will be able to work with your actual safety or security team, building confidence in each other and strenghtening those bonds!

Firearms Proficiency for Church Security I

In preparation for duties including church security, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Safety, safety, safety
  • Understanding how any why my firearm works
  • The Tueller Principle and dangers of contact weapons
  • Choosing ammunition for carry
  • The importance of a handgun qualification standard and picking one that works for you
  • When to use deadly force, including discussion on “ability, opportunity, and jeopardy” (AOJ) (this is important – if this discussion runs long, we’ll bump something else to the next class)

Skills we will train and develop:

  • Three common shooting stances
  • Three common handgun grips
  • Introduction to trigger control
  • Accuracy fundamentals
  • Strong-hand only shooting (SHO)
  • Weak-hand only shooting (WHO)

If time permits, we will begin working on these topics:

  • Drawing from a holster, including clearing cover garments
  • Drawing and moving safely while in close proximity to our teammates, including position Sul


  • Handgun of choice
  • 200 rounds of ammunition. Please do NOT “pre-load” your magazines as we’ll be starting out shooting 1 or 2 rounds.
  • At least 2 magazines or speed loaders (3 is ideal)
  • Magazine pouch capable of holding at least 2 magazines
  • Gun belt
  • Holster (non-collapsible, to allow for a one handed re holster. No purses, packs or bags will be allowed for this class.)
  • Blue Gun matching your pistol for class
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Hat with Brim (to protect from flying brass)

Additional optional items for your comfort:

  • Water
  • Lunch/snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Folding chair
  • Range-appropriate footwear

Pricing specials or quantity discounts, where applicable, are for single transaction web orders ONLY. All orders placed over the phone will be assessed full price even if you are purchasing more than one of a single class. Thank you for your cooperation. If we have a large enough group, we would love to discuss teaching this (or any) class wherever is convenient for you. Contact us for more information. 24-hour notice required if you are unable to attend so we can roll you into the next available class. There are no refunds for this product.

If you have any questions about this class or anything else we offer, check out the FAQs page. To read what others have said about this class, see our testimonials, here.

For PRIVATE CLASSES, give us a call at 720-608-1911. We generally require 10 students for a private class, but it can be a lot of fun taking a self-defense class with people you already know well... and you'll save some money! Our pricing for private classes is actually cheaper per person than our standard classes. We can teach either at one of our usual locations or at your facility, as long as there is enough room for everyone to take notes comfortably, an appropriate television with audio, and room for the instructor with our visual aids. We've taught at churches, homes, meeting rooms, offices, hotel banquet rooms, etc. If you don't have 10 people for a private class, our pricing structure falls under our private instruction rates - see our Gun Lessons page for more detail.

Don't settle for an inferior class at higher prices from a less-respected source. Get your training from the experts in civilian self-defense, right here with Carry On Colorado.

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