Select Page

Citizens Defense Research

“The class standard for shooting was high enough that I wondered aloud if students would be able to keep up.

I was wrong.”- Tamara Keel

Read Full Review

Citizens Defense Research

“Until taking The Armed Parent/Guardian, I had no training on how to move children out of the line of fire, or how to act in certain scenarios including hostage/kidnapping scenarios,…”- Bob Owens

Read Full Review

Citizens Defense Research

“I learned things I can apply to both my 10 year old and my 17 year old (much to his mortification).”- The She-Shepard

Read Full Review

Citizens Defense Research

“Instead of providing ‘do this’ pronouncements, TAP/G is a more nuanced class and requires an appropriately thoughtful approach to using a gun to defend yourself and others..”- Annette Evans

Read Full Review

Citizens Defense Research

“The class got me to critically analyze how I interact with my environment when I am out with my kids, got me to think about new ways to protect them or get them out of my way in the event of a potentially violent situation, and opened my eyes to new levels of accountability in regards to muzzle awareness and shot placement.” – Dan Easterday

Read Full Review

Citizens Defense Research

“I always hear guys asking, ‘What can I do to get my wife interested in training?’ The answer is this class! It will resonate to their inner momma bear. You will learn together about the roles you each can and will play in a hostile situation. You will become a team.” – Scott Jedlinski

Read Full Review

Men And Women Deserve Access To The Skills That Can Help Them Succeed In A Violent Encounter

The Armed Parent/Guardian

A fast-paced course designed around the thought, “What if my children are with me when I get into a shooting?” Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian discusses with students the hard/soft skills necessary to solve the commonly observed shooting problems associated with fighting with our children present. Are some of the most commonly held best practices for if we are attacked when we are alone actually going to put our loved ones at risk when they are present? Students will be shown WHY the context we find ourselves in as a parent can change our tactics. This skill-intensive two-day course covers application of practical handgun skills in a family environment. Topics include, but are not limited to; types of attacks, avoidance skills, handgun terminal ballistics and the importance of accuracy, one-handed access/shooting skills, shooting past/around no-shoots, clearing family members from lines of fire, best practices for dealing with a close-range assault while loading/unloading children from the vehicle, malfunction clearances and more with the end result being students better capable of delivering fast, accurate, fight-ending fire on demand.

This course can be taken as one complete class or broken into three blocks:

– Day 1 –
Blocks I & II can be taken together for the discounted price of $250.00

– Day 2 –
Both Block I & II must be successfully completed to attend Day 2.

Block I

Seminar: The Armed Parent/Guardian

Those who arm themselves with knowledge, never find themselves unarmed.

The Armed Parent/Guardian Seminar is a 4-hour block of instruction that is designed to help give you answers to the question “What happens if I am targeted for violence while my children are present, and what are some strategies I can employ to mitigate my risk?” Topics include the importance of context when considering this problem. Video examples of the types of attacks that are typically perpetrated against both adults, and children.

This seminar may be attended by itself or in conjunction with the Fundamental Concealed Pistol Skills for $250 (a $25 discount).

 

$100.00

Block II

Contextual Handgun: Fundamental Concealed Pistol Skills

This four-hour block of instruction immediately following the Seminar that is focused entirely on access to a handgun in a holster; a quick, efficient and safe draw from the holster; malfunction clearing; ammo management; as well as accuracy at distances ranging from 3 to 25 yards. This block is specifically designed to push individuals boundaries of accuracy and efficiency and produce skilled, efficient shooters and is good for anyone (parent or not) who wants to challenge their individual skill level.

This block can be taken by itself or in conjunction with the Seminar for a total of $250 (a $25 discount).

 

$175.00

Block III

Contextual Handgun: Tactics & Techniques for the Armed Parent

Day two adds another 8 hours of instruction, including a ballistic demonstration, combat anatomy lecture, as well as techniques in controlling individuals, under our care during a violent encounter, ranging in age from a baby in arms to non-combative adult. You will also learn the principles of hostage rescue with a handgun as it relates to your loved one, shooting on the move, and when/how it’s appropriate to move people under your care out of the line of fire during potential violent encounters.

Block III (Day 2) cannot be attended stand alone at this time. You must successfully complete Block I & II to attend Block III (Day 2) of Contextual Handgun: Armed Parent/Guardian.

Upcoming Classes by State

Click on the red tab for more information on the class and how to register.

The Armed Parent/Guardian - Homestead, FL

Dec 9-10, 2017, hosted by Homestead Training Center.
Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian
4-hour Seminar Only ($100)
4-hour Fundamental Concealed Pistol Skills Only ($175)
16-hour Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian ($450)
Click here to register.

The Armed Parent/Guardian - Culpeper, VA

April 28-29, 2017, hosted by FPF Training.
Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian
4-hour Seminar Only ($100)
4-hour Fundamental Concealed Pistol Skills Only ($175)
16-hour Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian ($450)
Click here to register.

The Armed Parent/Guardian - Watkinsville, GA

May 5-6, 2017, hosted by First Person Safety.
Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian
4-hour Seminar Only ($100)
4-hour Fundamental Concealed Pistol Skills Only ($175)
16-hour Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian ($450)
Click here to register.

It was exactly what I wanted. And boy, did this class deliver for me!

Julie Parks

This is a tough subject to deal with, but they deliver it in a manner that makes it easier to deal with.

William Martin

This is truly a class that you can use to protect your family.

Steve Grosheim

Upcoming Classes by Date

December 2017

~ December 9-10, 2017: Homestead, FL ~
Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian (seminar, fundamental pistol skills and tactics, and techniques for the armed parent)
Price:
4-hour Seminar Only ($100 or $250 when combined with Fundamental Concealed Pistol Skills)
4-hour Fundamental Concealed Pistol Skills Only ($175 or $250 when combined with Seminar)
16-hour Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian ($450)
Hosted by: Homestead Training Center
Register: Click here to register.

April 2018

~ April 28-29, 2018: Culpeper, VA ~
Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian (seminar, fundamental pistol skills and tactics, and techniques for the armed parent)
Price:
4-hour Seminar Only ($100 or $250 when combined with Fundamental Concealed Pistol Skills)
4-hour Fundamental Concealed Pistol Skills Only ($175 or $250 when combined with Seminar)
16-hour Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian ($450)
Hosted by: FPF Training

Register:
Click Here.

 

May 2018

~ May 5-6, 2018: Watkinsville, GA ~
Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian (seminar, fundamental pistol skills and tactics, and techniques for the armed parent)
Price:
4-hour Seminar Only ($100 or $250 when combined with Fundamental Concealed Pistol Skills)
4-hour Fundamental Concealed Pistol Skills Only ($175 or $250 when combined with Seminar)
16-hour Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian ($450)
Hosted by: First Person Safety

Register:
Click here to register.

~ May 19-20, 2018: Brookville, OH ~
Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian (seminar, fundamental pistol skills and tactics, and techniques for the armed parent)
Price:
4-hour Seminar Only ($100 or $250 when combined with Fundamental Concealed Pistol Skills)
4-hour Fundamental Concealed Pistol Skills Only ($175 or $250 when combined with Seminar)
16-hour Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian ($450)
Hosted by: James and Korey Cocking

Register:
Click here to register.

John Johnston

John Johnston

Instructor

John Johnston is the host of Ballistic Radio, a Rangemaster certified Advanced Handgun Instructor, and has logged over 1,000 hours of private instruction with many of the top instructors in the industry. In addition to hosting Ballistic Radio, John helps test and develop firearms related products.

Melody Lauer

Melody Lauer

Instructor

Melody Lauer is a Rangemaster Advanced Handgun and NRA certified instructor since 2007. As the owner and operator of Central Iowa Defensive Training she has dedicated herself to quality, reliable self-defense information and training. She continues to seek new opportunities to learn and share information relating to self-defense and the safe, effectual use of firearms for self-defense.

Melody is a mother of three, Emergency Medical Technician and writer dedicated to learning and sharing the most effective skills in preserving innocent life.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us.

Contact