Course Listing

COURSE NAME   COURSE TYPE
Care Under Fire   OPEN
Care under fire is the care rendered by the first responder at the scene of an injury while he and the casualty are still under effective hostile fire. Available medical equipment is limited to that carried by the individual or by the medical provider in his or her aid bag. This course covers such topics as: When to render aid, what to do with firearm(s), injury treatment, and all of these considerations while dealing with a deadly threat under attack. Employ your skills learned in “Tactical Wound Care” while learning the proper ways to evacuate an injured party quickly and easily. Students completing Tactical wound Care and Care Under Fire will receive TCCC certification.

Tactical Wound Care   OPEN
Based on proven practice and taught by instructors with real-world tactical and medical experience, this course covers such topics as: Introduction to tactical medical operations, tactical Risk assessment, phases of tactical care & scene management, tactical medical equipment, tactical patient assessment, tactical trauma care, tactical triage & evacuation techniques, integrating with emergency services, and medical threat assessments. Successful completion of this course will include American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification.

Ladies Defensive Pistol   OPEN
Designed to be the “next step” for ladies who want to move on with their training, the LMS Defense Ladies Defensive Pistol course focuses on ingraining fundamental skills and principals necessary for successful defense. Topics include close engagement skills, intermediate range shooting, open and concealed draw techniques, and an introduction to realistic shooting positions.

Long Distance Shooting And Data Collection   OPEN
Subjects covered in this class will be: Equipment selection, Fundamentals of marksmanship, Scope mechanics and operation, Minute of angle and MIL relation math, Cold and hot bore zeroing, Internal and external ballistics, Ballistics data collection methods / recording, Correcting for environmental effects, Wind reading and adjustment, Spotting, Rifle diagnostics and maintenance

Intro To Executive Protection   OPEN
This one day clinic is designed for those just entering into the executive protection arena. In this course, we will break down EP history in the U.S. and the reasons in having a protection detail as well as the job functions. In this one day course, you will be exposed to tactical site surveys, advance operations, arrival and departures, route planning, the protection detail, reacting to contact and more. This course covers the whole spectrum, from the full diamond formation down to one and two person details. If you are new to the EP profession or are thinking of joining, then this is the course to get you started! This is a non-live fire course of instruction and will be scenario based. Airsoft will be used for all scenarios.

Ladies Situational Self Defense   OPEN
Students will be exposed to balance and footwork, striking techniques,blocking and escapes. Students are encouraged to bring the "what if" questions relating to self defense. The instructor will field the questions with lecture and offer tactics to the students. This is a non-impact class.

Practical Carbine   OPEN
The LMS Defense Practical Carbine course is designed to take the skills that students have learned in our Carbine 1 course and carbine clinics and apply them under realistic field conditions. Through a partnership with a landowner in south San Benito County we have been able to secure a large ranch with varying terrain and field conditions to provide our students with a training environment full of endless possibilities. Shooting from distances of contact to 400 yards students will be faced with multiple target scenarios and movement problems as well as positional and varied angle shooting. This training venue also allows our instructors to touch on other important skill areas such as realistic low light engagements, land navigation, movement and equipment selection for life beyond the flat range. The facility also has lodging on site for our students which is included in the course cost. LMS Defense will provide dinner on Saturday night. These courses will begin at 10 AM on Saturday and will end between 4 PM and 5 PM on Sunday. The late start on Saturday is due to the low light/ no light component.

Introduction To Immediate Action Conflicts (Rifle)   OPEN
This course is an eight hour introduction to the Immediate Action Conflicts program, which is a long term holistic/generalist program designed for the experienced/trained firearm operator who has learned and regularly practices advanced firearm techniques, and is ready for a context oriented training program driven by measurable results. The course requires students to deductively analyze armed conflicts that require immediate action responses; they then practice skills and drills specific to individual actions taken during the conflict, and then finally apply those drills inductively during an exercise based on the class’ mental model, which is quantifiably and qualitatively measured for future improvement purposes. The class begins with a two hour briefing introducing the students to the concept of Immediate Action Conflicts, which covers; measurements of success, the primary individual actions, evaluating armed conflicts, Boyd’s expanded O.O.D.A. loop, and training methodologies used by expert learners. The class then moves onto a two hour block of physical practice which covers; the Crossfit training method, natural movements, and exercises that will improve shooting drill and course of fire performance. After a short lunch the class will spend four hours on the range shooting bench mark drills, and then concluding the course by shooting a mental model scenario or time competitive course of fire driven by an Immediate Action Conflict.

Introduction To Self Defense   OPEN
This one day course will introduce students from age 14 and up to some basic key skills to allow you to better defend yourself in a physical confrontation. Many forms of martial arts and combatives have different aspects that can take years to learn and master. In this course you will be taught simple, effective and proven techniques that are repeatable under stress. Strikes, blocks, kicks and escapes will be taught as well as disarming techniques. This course is designed for students of all backgrounds to better defend themselves when firearms are not an option. This class will require physical exertion and participation.

Self Defense For Concealed Carry   OPEN
Carrying a firearm often gives us peace of mind but the unfortunate reality is that most situations we may find ourselves confronted with will not be resolved with a firearm. This one day course will provide the concealed carry permit holder, plain clothes or off duty law enforcement officer with critical skills to maintain control of your firearm during a physical altercation. Topics covered will include weapon retention both in the holster and outside of the holster, weapon takeaways, strikes, blocks, holds. This is a hands on practical application class that will require physical exertion.

Knife Defense Clinic   OPEN
Edged weapons are highly accessible, easily concealable and are a growing threat on today’s streets. Reality based self defense training cannot be complete without a basic understanding of how to defend yourself and your loved ones if faced with this potentially deadly threat. This clinic will focus on basic combatives, instinctive defenses, and defending against dynamic attacks from any angle (over hand, under hand and straight thrust stabs and slashes). The course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge, skills, and mindset to begin rudimentary hand-to-hand combatives and self-defense training against an attacker armed with a knife or similar edged weapon. Age Requirement: Must be 18 years of age or older. NOTE: STUDENTS SHOULD BE OF GOOD HEALTH AND PREPARED FOR MODERATE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. There are a limited number of participants accepted for this clinic, so please pre-register early in order to ensure placement.

Idaho Enhanced CCW   OPEN
The LMS Defense Idaho Enhanced CCW Course is specifically designed to combine our world class handgun fundamentals curriculum with all of the necessary elements outlined in the new Idaho State Enhanced CCW law. This course is compliant with the updated Idaho Statute 18-3302K, making the successful student qualified to apply for the new "Enhanced" Idaho CCW beginning July 1, 2013, allowing for carry in close to 40 states, including Nevada and Utah. This course includes instruction in Idaho law relating to firearms and the use of deadly force, responsible firearms use and safety, self-defense principals, moral and ethical issues related to the use of force, daily handgun carry principals, gunfighting fundementals and dynamics, weapons handling, effective close quarters engagement techniques, and concealment holster use. Pistols available for rent. We recommend this before you buy for first time shooters.

Wilderness Skills Intro B   OPEN
This one day course will introduce the student to basic land navigation skills including recognizing different land forms, using a map and compass to determine direction and using a basic GPS. This course will begin in the classroom and then move a short distance to a training area for hands on practical application of the skills.

Wilderness Skills Intro A   OPEN
This one day course will consist of a combination of classroom and field work. In the classroom we will discuss prioritizing your needs in survival situations, equipment selection and packing to make your time outdoors as comfortable as possible. Our instructors will share what they carry and why they have selected those items. Surprisingly it doesn’t take a lot of equipment to be comfortable in the woods. After the classroom portion the group will move to a training site a short distance away to have hands on opportunity to construct and test a variety of shelters (shelter materials provided) and learn different methods of fire building. This course will also provide the student with options for water filtration and purification in the field using both modern water filters and time proven improvised filtering methods. Foraging for food will also be covered introducing students to a number of native area plant species and methods for preparing these into edible foods as well as other practical uses.

First Aid (Standard)   OPEN
This course will teach students to recognize, respond, and provide immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced care arrives. Students who successfully complete this course will recieve 2 year first aid certification.

Pet First Aid   OPEN
For many, dogs are an integral part of the comprehensive home defense plan. The goals of this course are to teach participants how to be prepared for emergencies that involve their cat or dog, how to protect themselves and the animal from further harm, injury, or suffering during emergencies. This is done by teaching prompt, effective first aid actions and care. This American Red Cross course will prepare you to deal with both common and traumatic injuries to your pet.

Wilderness First Aid   OPEN
This course provides participants with a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in wilderness and remote enviroments, including urban disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes. Participants must possess a current CPR/AED certification and be at least 14 years of age.

CPR/AED For Rescuers & Health Care   OPEN
CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers is required for professionals who are emergency responders and covers the following topics: Recognizing and responding to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants; Performing 2 rescuer CPR; Prevention of disease transmission; Use of resuscitation and bag-valve masks; Use of AED for a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. Students recieve 2 year certification.

First Aid/CPR/AED   OPEN
The American Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR/AED - Adult and Child plus infant course will help participants to recognize and respond appropriatly to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies. This course teaches skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injuried or ill person until more advanced medical care arrives. Students who successfully complete this course will recieve a certificate for First Aid with CPR/AED-Adult, child, and infant which is valid for 2 years.

CPR/AED   OPEN
The American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED course will help the participants recognize and respond appropriatly to cardiac and breathing emergencies. This course teaches the skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical care arrives. Students who successfully complete this course will recieve a certificate for Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED which are valid for 2 years.

Maintenance Training Day   OPEN
The LMS Defense Maintenance Training Day course is an open format training day limited to the first 12 LMS Defense Alumni students to sign up. This class is ONLY open to students that have previously trained with LMS Defense. We've dropped the price as a way of saying thank you to our Alumni. We are not able to accomodate any coupons, discounts or gift certificates. Once paid, refunds are limited to future training credit only. You get to choose what you bring, handgun, carbine, shotgun and when you arrive let the instructor know what things you want to work on. The course will be tailored to meet the training needs of the students in attendance. 0900 - 1000 Shotgun 1000 - 1300 Handgun 1300 - 1600 Carbine

Training Gift Certificate   OPEN
Get a training gift certificate for the hard to buy shooters in your life, in any denomination & duration. Give them something unique for their birthday, anniversaries, Father's or Mother's Day, anytime of the year. When registering be sure to use the gift-givers contact information for our admin to contact.

CQB Shooting Package   OPEN
The LMS Defense CQB Shooting Package is a course specifically designed to teach the student square range skills specifically tailored to the close quarters environment. Topics include the definition of CQB, range vs street mindset, weapon and support equipment selection and setup, CQB weapon manipulations, ready positions, emergency transitions and reloads, circumstantial transitions and reloads, detailed carbine offset procedures, rapid single and multiple target engagements, shooting on the move, shooting through barriers, unusual positions, multi-directional threats, close to intermediate target transitions, and close quarters team shooting. This course is designed to fully integrate handgun and carbine platforms into an effective system. This course is designed to be taught in both 1 day and 2 days blocks of instruction. .22 LR are allowed for this course

SWAT Team Leaders Course   CREDENTIALED
Course is designed to prepare the student to train and lead a 3-7 Operator SWAT element safely and effectively within the bounds of current best practices. Through the use of tabletop and practical exercises, students will learn SWAT mission profiles and priorities of life, leadership roles and responsibilities, team selection and initial training, planning and conduct of team level training, team capabilities development, mission planning, Tactical Command Post Operations, tactical span of control, and tactics development; with practical exercises in warrant service, barricaded subjects, hostage rescue, vehicle assaults, and dignitary close protection.

Dynamin Business Leadership Clinic   OPEN
The modern business climate requires focus, motivation, flexibility and innovative leadership to stay a step ahead. The LMS Defense Dynamic Business Leadership Program is designed to translate time tested and battle proven individual and organizational leadership principals into a methodology easily applied to your business. Our focus on mission driven leadership, along with our unique insights into motivating groups of people to apply their best efforts and creativity to problems, makes this a valuable course for business leaders at all levels; including first and second line supervisors, managers, and executives. This clinic will focus on the fundamentals of leadership: the construction of a good leader, individual and group motivation, mission focus, employee selection and team dynamics, the leadership cascade, employee training, and everyday teambuilding. This course is designed to assist you in developing strategies to increase your team’s effectiveness, loyalty, customer service, and competitiveness in the marketplace.

Precision Carbine   OPEN
Precision Carbine will teach the techniques and skills required to use any 5.56 or 7.62 battle carbine for very accurate application of fire out to 500M. Focus will be on getting the most out of your equipment, leaning its limitations, and gaining confidence in your capabilities to engage small or distant targets. Subjects covered: • Equipment and ammunition selection • Proper zeroing and ballistic offset zero methods • Data collection • Ballistic effects • Effects of cant • Wind doping • Advanced Marksmanship (alternate positions, sling use) • Hold-overs and hold-offs • Maintenance procedures for best accuracy • Follow-on self-training drills

Wilderness Skills 1   OPEN
This challenging and educational two day, overnight course will cover skills needed to survive in a wilderness setting. You will learn travel considerations as well as land navigation. Shelter site selection and building basics will be covered. Water purification and fire building will also be amoung the skills that will be learned. Whether you are a seasoned outdoorsman or live in the concrete jungle, this class will serve to refine your skill set.

Bad Breath Pistol   OPEN
LMS Defense would like to introduce “Bad Breath Pistol” as the next evolution in gunfighting. Though it is important to train at distances of 15 yards and greater, statistics bring gunfighting occurrences at a much closer distance. Approx. 90% of gunfights occur from contact to 15 feet where approximately 40% of those were from contact to just 3 feet. This course focuses on rapidly clearing your holster and effectively delivering rounds utilizing alternate sighting methods.

SWAT Skills Maintenance   CREDENTIALED
The LMS Defense SWAT Skills Maintenance program was developed to allow individual SWAT operators to hone and improve the fundamental carbine, pistol, submachinegun and shotgun skill sets vital to their missions. This program is designed to be an ongoing training outlet for these highly perishable skills; and operators are encouraged to attend at least one session monthly. Individual operators taking responsibility for their own skill development allows formal internal SWAT training sessions to focus on tactics and procedural based subjects, making for a more capable and professional team. We offer this course twice per month, in 4 hour sessions; from 1200-1600 hours. Cost is $40 per session, with discounts available for pre-pay in 6 and 12-month periods, and for Department purchases for teams. Email kris@lmsdefense.com to RSVP.

Ladies Beginner Carbine   OPEN
This low stressed course focuses on teaching the ladies basic fundamentals of shooting a carbine; also know as an M4 or assault rifle. Topics covered include weapon familiarity, core skills of shooting and marksmanship, zeroing, positions, malfunctions, mindset, and much more. If you want to try a carbine before you buy we have complete setups available for $35 day; comes with carbine, 3 magazines & optic in 223 or 22 caliber.

CCW Nevada   OPEN
This course covers all of the material required for you to obtain your initial or renewal Nevada Concealed Firearms Permit (CCW). There will be a written exam, and a firearms safety and marksmanship exercise at the range. This course is open to Nevada residents and non-residents, age 21 and over, and you also must be able to legally possess a firearm in the State of Nevada. The class covers the laws, skills and attitude necessary to survive a life threatening encounter. If you're new to shooting, don't worry because it also covers safety, firearms knowledge and marksmanship. This class will also qualify you to apply for your Arizona, Florida, and Oregon permit, if you desire.

Home Defense 2   OPEN
In this live fire course you will learn to more effectively employ the skills taught in Home Defense and to better address threats both inside and outside of your home. Home Defense 2 will also take students beyond the home, through the use of scenario based training, and introduce methods of dealing with a variety of threats when in public places with those that we love.

Low Light Clinic   OPEN
The one day low light clinic will help students understand how to use a firearm in conjunction with both hand held and weapon mounted lights. Principles of target identification, movement, and interior/exterior flashlight use will be covered.

Private Pistol Clinic   CREDENTIALED
This fun and informative course is designed for novice and regular shooters. LMS Defense’s professional and comfortable learning environment will enable you to quickly learn handgun safety, core fundamentals and shooting dynamics, weapons handling, effective handgun engagement techniques, and holster use. You will also take home techniques and skills to train correctly on your own. This is a great course for new gun owners and recreational shooters to take the plunge into getting professional instruction without a large financial and time commitment. We strive to teach these low stress courses locally and often.

Close Quarters Battle (CQB) Clinic   OPEN
The one day CQB clinic is a non live fire class that addresses movement in and around structures. Skills addressed will be room clearing, corners, cover and concealment, as well as low light considerations. By teaching proven methods, this class will challenge experienced shooters to take their skills to the next level.

Force On Force Clinic   OPEN
This one day class will provide an introduction to force on force training using air soft guns. Topics covered will include creating and maintaining a safe training enviroment, philosophies and advantages to force on force training, combat stress management, mindset, movement in and around structures, and other tactical considerations. Training will be accomplished through a variety of reality based training scenarios. There will be no live fire component for this class.

Advanced Pistol Clinic   OPEN
The Advanced Pistol Clinic will take your handgun training to the next level. Topics covered include Alternative Carry Methods, Single-Handed Weapons Manipulations, Alternative Aiming Methods, Fighting from Disadvantaged Positions, and much more, all in a one day format.

Vehicle Tactics Shooting Package 2   CREDENTIALED
The Vehicle Tactics Course is designed to train the student in life saving skills and tactics in, on and around vehicles. This shooting course focuses on shooting in, on, from and around vehicle. Subjects trained in depth include fighting from inside the patrol vehicle, vehicle stop shooting tactics, vehicles as cover, and an extensive vehicle ballistics lab.

FN 303 Less Lethal Launcher Armorer Certification   CREDENTIALED
The FN 303 Less Lethal Launcher Armor Course is intended for personnel responsible for the maintenance and inventory of the FN303 less lethal system. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the operation and the maintenance of the system, to explain the removal, the reinstallation, the repair and/or the replacement of the component parts. Upon successful completion of the individual course the student is certified as FN Less Lethal Armor. This Armor certification enables the student to properly maintain and manage an internal agency’s armory of FN 303 Launchers. This responsibility includes establishing policies and procedures for internal agency training, conducting light to heavy maintenance, inspections, and inventory management and assisting operators with their maintenance, handling, and proper use. This certification is intended to only cover the ability to administer and maintain the weapons and the weapon management system. This course is not intended to qualify the student to train and/or certify other students for operators or instructor’s qualifications.

FN 303 Less Lethal Launcher Instructor Certification   CREDENTIALED
The FN 303 LESS LETHAL LAUNCHER Instructor Course is designed to augment the NET training and provide lifelike dynamic scenarios in a safe, controlled environment where students will apply their acquired knowledge and new skill sets. This class is designed to certify students as an FN 303 Less Lethal Launcher instructor. The student will be trained in the proper techniques of the safe operation, care and cleaning and deployment of the FN 303 Less Lethal Launcher. Students will also be trained to perform related maintenance on the FN 303 Less Lethal Launcher. Once certified as instructors, they will be able to incorporate policies, procedures and training to certify FN 303 operators within their agencies. This course is certified by FNH USA, and students will be certified upon completion for a period of two years.

Carbine 3   OPEN
The LMS Defense Carbine 3 Course is a standards based technique and procedure course designed for experienced LMS Alumni. This course is developed with the close to intermediate range carbine fight in mind; and focuses on high speed, high accuracy engagements and rapid, effective weapon manipulation.

Evolution Of Mindset   OPEN
The Level 1 course in the Evolution of Mindset Series is an intense experience that is fast-paced and designed to elevate your skill sets to the next level of performance. The Mindset Weapons System Formulas (Dynamic Autogenics©) go beyond helping you achieve a high score in your chosen shooting activity but is the ultimate weapons and tactics administrator that may be a determining factor in your survivability. The Evolution of Mindset Weapons System Course at LMS Defense may be the most mentally and physically intense two-day course you will ever experience but acquiring the ability to use the Mindset Weapons System Formulas may be the difference between basic competency and becoming a skilled weapons manipulator and decision maker. The course is designed to teach you methods for reducing and eliminating the adverse effects of the Combat Stress Paradigm (auditory exclusion, fine motor skills deterioration and cognitive dysfunction). Typically, in most courses, the topic of mindset is only a brief presentation or afterthought with little or no application. The Mindset Weapons System Course at LMS Defense brings the mindset component to the forefront of training. . Each day specially designed scenarios will test and refine your ability to apply The Mindset Weapons System Formulas© to the Challenge Scenarios. During the scenario challenges each participant will be wearing a heart rate device that will provide real-time heart rate data to the instructors. This data stream will enable immediate feedback and enhance the development of an individual Mindset Effectiveness Zone (MEZ) for each student. The Evolution of Mindset Course, Level One, has been designed to place you in (controlled) high stress/failure/fear situations where you will have the opportunity to utilize and practice the Mindset Weapons System Formulas to maximize your performance.

Counterterrorism Hard Skills Package   CREDENTIALED
This course will consist of: Handgun Skills 2 Days (20 hours) Includes fundamentals (stance, grip, draw, sighting, after actions etc), tactical and concealed engagement procedures, advanced weapons manipulation, one handed shooting and manipulations, transitions to secondary weapon, alternate aiming methods, precision engagements, low light engagements, fighting from disadvantaged positions, and two man handgun tactics. Carbine Skills 2 Days (20 hours) Includes zero procedures, marksmanship fundamentals refresher, fundamental and advanced manipulations, simple complex and catastrophic malfunction management, simple and complex shooting positions, ground fighting, use of cover and concealment, shooting on the move, CQB shooting, precision engagements, low light engagements, and team tactics. May include NVG / IR block of instruction, depending on student equipment. Vehicle Counterassaults 1 Day (10 hours) Includes fighting from inside moving and stationary soft skin vehicles, exiting vehicles in high threat areas and under fire, fighting from and around vehicle exteriors, engaging targets located in and around vehicles, small team counterassaults from vehicle based positions, and assault deployment from vehicles. CQB Cell Tactics 2 Days (20 hours) Includes 4 man cell tactics for use inside structures, using movement, SIMS and live fire evolutions. Focuses on team assaults, building / area re-seizures, principal recovery and extraction (PRE), and safe area seizure / ALAMO operations. Includes day operations, night operations, and (student equipment dependant) NVG / IR CQB operations. Integrated Team Operations 3 Days (30 hours) Day 1 (10 hours) Includes intra and inter team communications procedures, TCCC (self aid, buddy aid and casualty prep and movement), CASEVAC / MEDEVAC procedures (including casualty packing, HLZ ID, setup and security, 9 Line comms), high risk convoy and motorcade counterassaults, and low light large target assaults (no fire - at offsite casino / hotel). Day 2 (10 hours) Includes live fire high risk convoy counterassault and CASEVAC full mission profile, live fire commercial structure assault full mission profile (Day time), and SIMS fire PRE full mission profile (night). Day 3 (10 hours) Includes live fire PRE full mission profile (with ALAMO and QRF evac block), SIMS fire structure assault full mission profile, live fire high risk convoy counterassault and safe area seizure full mission profile, and complete AAR.

AK Skill Builder   OPEN
The one day AK Skill Builder focuses on the specifics of the Avtomat Kalashnikova system and its intricacies users encounter worldwide. This unique course will put the shooter into non-standard shooting positions and scenarios. Course objectives include, non-standard shooting positions, use of barricades, shooting on the move, clearing of AK specific malfunctions, timed exercises, accessories and equipment.

Ladies Beginner Pistol Clinic   OPEN
This low stressed course focuses on teaching the ladies in our lives the basic fundamentals of shooting a pistol. Topics covered include weapons familiarity and breakdown, core skills of shooting and marksmanship, draw techniques, holsters and where to carry on your body, mindset, and much more. This class has a 2-3 hour classroom presentation and a 3-4 hour range portion.

Pistol Manipulations Clinic   OPEN
This course is a fast paced course designed to renew and rebuild your fundamental skills with a pistol as well as help build new skills. Even though Pistol 1 or equivalent is a prerequisite, an Intermediate Pistol Clinic or Pistol 2 is recommended for this course. You will be challenged to draw faster, shoot more accurately, and fix malfunctions faster than you ever have in the past. Several repetitions will build the necessary neuro-pathways to achieve this goal. You will be pushed to achieve your highest potential in the course. This will be a physically demanding course so please come prepared.

Carbine Manipulations Clinic   OPEN
This course will be fast paced and designed to renew and rebuild your fundamental skills with a Carbine as well as help build new skills. Even though Carbine 1 or equivalent is a prerequisite, an Intermediate Carbine clinic or Carbine 2 is recommended for this course. You will be challenged to get on target faster, shoot more accurately, and fix malfunctions faster than you ever have in the past. Several repetitions will build the necessary neuro-pathways to achieve your goals and exceed your current skills. You will be pushed to reach your highest potential in the course. This will be a physically demanding course so please come prepared.

Carbine Positions Clinic   OPEN
This course will be fast paced and designed to renew and rebuild your positional skills with a Carbine and to help build new skills. Carbine 1 or equivalent is a prerequisite, however, a prior Intermediate Carbine clinic is recommended for this course. You will be challenged you to move into many shooting positions that have been used in actual armed encounters. You will be pushed to shoot in more unusual positions than you can imagine. You will be pushed to reach your highest potential in the course. This will be a physically demanding course so please come prepared.

Carbine Barricade Clinic   OPEN
This course will be fast paced and designed to renew and rebuild your barricade skills with a Carbine and to help build new ones. Carbine 1 or Carbine Positions Clinic is a necessary prerequisite. You will move into many shooting positions behind many types of simulated barricades that have been used in actual armed encounters. You will be pushed to shoot in more unusual positions than you can imagine. You will be pushed to your highest potential in the course. This will be a physically demanding course so please come prepared.

Firearms Instructor Development   OPEN
There are fewer positions in life more important than being entrusted with teaching others to defend their lives and the lives of those they love. Are you an active firearms instructor who wants to update your skills; or an accomplished student who thinks you are ready to learn by teaching? This 40 hour course will cover principals based training, range safety, adult learning, course design, training plans development, combat mindset, marksmanship diagnosis, case law and liability, force on force training concepts, combat shooting principals, shooting while moving, cognitive combat skills and low light instruction.

Battle Rifle 1   OPEN
The LMS Defense Battle Rifle 1 Course is a mentally and physically challenging class designed to equip the battle rifle user with the skills and techniques necessary for the effective employment of this versatile system on the domestic and overseas battlefield. This standards based course includes rifle set up and zero, optics and support equipment options, rifle manipulation, close and intermediate range open environment engagements, techniques and considerations for use of the rifle indoors, integration of the battle rifle into carbine equipped teams, and ongoing self training tools. Rifles appropriate for this course include, FN SCAR H/17S, PWS Mk 214/216, LWRC REPR, Knights ECM, M14/M1A, HK91, FN FAL, or other suitable semi-automatic 7.62X51 mm NATO Battle Rifle. Non-magnified or low variable-power optics are recommended for this course.

Shotgun Clinic   OPEN
The LMS Defense Shotgun clinic will provide a good introduction to using the shotgun as a defensive weapon. The clinic will cover how to effectively use the shotgun in a variety of situations. Time will include partial reloads, emergency reloads, ammunition selection and shotgun deployment inside a house.

Pistol 2   OPEN
The LMS Defense Pistol 2 will take your handgun training to the next level. Topics covered include Alternative Carry Methods, Single-Handed Weapons Manipulations, Alternative Aiming Methods, Fighting from Disadvantaged Positions, and much more.

Legally Armed Citizen   OPEN
An all encompassing Use of Force course for civilians. This course covers all levels of appropriate force, doctrine of life over property, Reasonable Person standard, interacting with arriving law enforcement, Castle law, potential ramifications of deadly force application, and Use of Force attorney referrals. Each presentation varies, depending on current California case law. Legally Armed Citizen takes place entirely in the classroom, combining a mixture of lecture, video and group discussion.

Precision Rifle 1   OPEN
An intensive course that covers all of the skill sets required to engage targets with accurate rifle fire, at any range. This course focuses on precision shots from 0-500 yards and provides useful techniques for tactical applications, hunting, or competition. In addition to long range marksmanship techniques, students will learn how to determine the capabilities and limitations of their equipment through careful data collection.

Public Safety Marksman Level 1   OPEN
An intensive course that covers all of the required skill sets of the Tactical Marksman or counter-sniper. Creates a solid foundation of knowledge for continued professional development. Focus is on precision (head) shots from 0-200 meters; however, students will chronograph rifles and receive ballistic data cards for ranges out to 1000 yards (where facility will allow) based upon their individual rifle's ballistics.

Ladies Pistol Clinic   OPEN
This low stressed course focuses on teaching the ladies in our lives the basic fundamentals of shooting a pistol. Topics covered include weapons familiarity and breakdown, core skills of shooting and marksmanship, draw techniques, holsters and where to carry on your body, mindset, and much more. Pistol, holsters, magazines, & mag pouch available $20 per day

Down, Not Out   OPEN
Down, Not Out focuses on the 'what now?' Caught off guard, injured, or forced to defend a loved one in a life and death struggle are all topics covered. A majority of this course will focus on one handed live fire. Either engaging an adversary while holding a loved one, or clearing a malfunction with only your non-dominant hand, this course will prepare you for real life scenarios. This course is not introductory and students should possess solid familiarity with the chosen weapon. Students are encouraged to utilize the weapon most accessible on a daily basis.

Counter Ambush   OPEN
Today's law enforcement professional operates in a reactive environment. Assault on officer statistics continue to rise annually. The focus of this course is to enable officers, as well as legally armed citizens to prevail under attack. Breaking contact, fighting from the ground up, and maintaining the will to win are the focus of this course. The primary weapon choice is the handgun.

Urban Defense   OPEN
Urban Defense will teach you how to manage life threatening situations on the street. This course is designed for the student who has a firm grasp of the fundamentals of pistol shooting. It will challenge your existing skill sets and give you new ones to take home. Topics include concealed draw techniques, alternative sighting methods, dynamic movement and shooting, fighting from the ground, dominant/non-dominant malfunction clearances,shooting from awkward positions, intermediate/long range handgun shooting, shooting in and around vehicles, moving targets,mindset, and much more.

Private Contract Course   PRIVATE
This is private course time with the instructor of your choice. You must contact the instructor prior to registering.

No Light Skill Builder   OPEN
The NVG / IR No Light Skill Builder course focuses on weapon handling and employment skills when the operator is equipped with night vision and an IR laser. Course objectives include weapon and support equipment setup, IR laser zero, weapon handing and manipulation under NVG’s, combat marksmanship techniques using the NVG / IR combo, IR illuminator employment at close and intermediate ranges, team shooting under NVG’s, target ID, and IR to white light transitions. This is a skills-based course, and will be conducted on the square range only at night.

CQB Operations   OPEN
The LMS Defense CQB Operations Course is a 3-day program focusing on modern CQB operational techniques, tactics, procedures and equipment. Reality based training projectiles will be used in this course. Firearms and tactics instructors, SWAT trainers and operators, military combat arms instructors, security contractors, legally armed citizens, and professional warriors are encouraged to attend. Tuition includes use of UTM M4 kit, protective mask, and all necessary ammunition.

Customer Appreciation   OPEN
We’re going all out because we want to thank you, our loyal customers, by showing you how much we appreciate your business. We’re inviting you to participate in two days of training at our Annual Customer Appreciation Weekend. This training weekend promises to be a memorable event: Meet our cadre of instructors & team of support staff. Fine-tune the skills and techniques you learned in previous classes you've attended. Learn new techniques. Meet and network with other LMS alumni. Bring a guest for only $50.

Rimfire Carbine   OPEN
LMS Defense has responded to the growing popularity of 22lr M4 training rifles with our Rimfire Carbine Course. This course is designed to teach students how to get the most out of this system as a training aid. The course focuses on using the Rimfire Carbine at 25 meters to strengthen skills and techniques that can be directly translated to the full power M4 system. Students learn to utilize specialized drills, targets and tests in order to effectively train with the system. LMS Defense recommends the Smith & Wesson M&P 22-15 for rimfire training, however any 22lr semiautomatic system is welcome in class. Rental carbines are available.

Home Defense   OPEN
If ever there is a fight where you MUST be the Last Man Standing, it is a fight within your own home. Your family depends on you prevailing. This 2 day, non-live fire, Home Defense course will teach you the skills necessary to build a strong, multi-layered defense plan for your home. You will learn how to develop concentric rings of security, home hardening, safe room set-up, lanes of fire, family member rescues, CQB weapons manipulation, room clearing, low light encounters, police interaction and stress management. If you use a weapon to defend your home, this course should be on your short-list as an inexpensive method of training.

Vehicle Defense   OPEN
How much of your life do you spend in a vehicle? If you are a commuting citizen, quite a bit. If you are an active law enforcement officer, about 3/4 of your career is spent in a vehicle. The Vehicle Defense Course is designed to train the student in life saving skills and tactics in, on and around vehicles. This course focuses on defensive shooting from and around the vehicle and an extensive vehicle ballistics lab. Also covered will be best practices for deploying your weapon, using a vehicle as cover or concealment, and extensive use of unconventional firing positions. When possible a ballistics lab will be conducted depending on range regulations.

Officer Rescue Tactics And Command   CREDENTIALED
The LMS Defense's Officer Rescue Tactics and Command course will teach marksmanship fundamentals, combat stress management, Life saving options when faced with a downed officer, movement, use of cover, fighting from unusual positions, an introduction to team tactics, gear selection, Care under Fire, and on-going self training tools. This fast paced, challenging course will enable you to intelligently integrate care under fire in to your daily patrol duties.

Carbine 2   OPEN
If you intend to be the Last Man Standing in the fight of your life, you must teach yourself to effectively deal with threats throughout the engagement window of the weapons system. This means being able to deliver accurate fire out 400 yards. LMS Defense's Carbine II course will reenforce marksmanship fundamentals, combat stress management, rifle zero, rifle manipulation, movement, use of cover, fighting from unusual positions, accurate fire from between 25 and 400 yards, team tactics and on going self-training tools.

Patrol Carbine   CREDENTIALED
LMS Defense's Patrol Carbine course will teach marksmanship fundamentals, combat stress management, rifle zero, rifle manipulation, movement, use of cover, fighting from unusual positions, ground gunfighting, an introduction to team tactics, gear selection, Care under Fire, and on-going self training tools. This fast paced, challenging course will enable you to intelligently integrate the rifle into your use of force continuum; helping you remain the Last Man Standing. * This class will be submitted for TN P.O.S.T. accrediation *

Vehicle Tactics Shooting Package   OPEN
The Vehicle Tactics Course is designed to train the student in life saving skills and tactics in, on and around vehicles. This shooting course focuses on shooting in, on, from and around vehicle. Subjects trained in depth include fighting from inside the patrol vehicle, vehicle stop shooting tactics, vehicles as cover, and an extensive vehicle ballistics lab. Due to ammo & rifle shortages, 22LR carbines are acceptable

AK Clinic   OPEN
An Introduction to the Combative Kalashnikov. The LMS Defense AK course will teach marksmanship fundamentals, combat stress management, rifle zero, rifle manipulation, ground gun fighting, gear selection, and ongoing self-training tools. All while using the AK platform. This class will also explore the design and history of this legendary battle rifle found throughout the world. This fast paced, challenging course will enable you to intelligently integrate the Avtomat Kalishnikova into your arsenal of options; helping you to remain the Last Man Standing.

Off Duty Survival   CREDENTIALED
This course is designed for the law enforcement officer; some of whom carry only while on duty, while others carry every waking moment. This course will work to hone your cognitive processes and actions if you are involved in an off duty enforcement of defense incident. Topics will include off duty tactics, decision making processes, concealed carry options, deadly force, less lethal options, legal ramifications, policy issues and family protection tactics. This course will help you begin to develop the mentality and skills necessary to be the Last Man Standing mentally, physically and legally. This course includes both on the range gun handling skills and reality based training scenerios utilizing UTM. Tuition includes UTM equipment costs.

Vehicle Assaulters Course   CREDENTIALED
The LMS Defense Vehicle Assaulters Course will give responding patrol officers and tactical team members the tools they need to apprehend or neutralize subjects in a common scenario faced during law enforcement and military operations: occupied suspicious vehicles and/or barricaded subjects in and around vehicles. During this class the student will learn and demonstrate the skills required excel in this high risk environment. Subjects covered include vehicle type considerations, operator areas of responsibility, perimeters and approaches, assault configurations, patrol team assaults vs tactical team assaults, vehicle disabling techniques, searches from the exterior, confined space hostage rescue, assault planning, and vehicle preparations.

Team Tactics   OPEN
The LMS Defense Team Tactics course will teach teamwork, weapon manipulation, teamwork, combat stress management, teamwork, movement, 2 man team use of cover, fighting from unusual positions, cognitive combat skills, basic CQB skills, all with a teammate. This fast paced, challenging course will better enable you to use the handgun and rifle as effective fighting tools as part of a two man team. We strongly recommend you take this course with your partner or friends with whom you work or are often out in public.

No Light Operations   CREDENTIALED
The LMS Defense Low Light / No Light Operations Course is designed to train armed professionals in the effective integrated deployment of visible lights, night vision devices and infrared laser pointer / illuminators during tactical and assault operations.

Defensive Medicine   OPEN
The Defensive Medicine course will teach you to effectively manage life threatening injuries resulting from a traumatic event until professional emergency medical services arrive. Topics of instruction include bleeding control, airway management, shock and brain injuries and other medical issues likely to arise in the aftermath of a life threatening attack or other critical incident. Do you dedicate as much time to training for the treating of wounds as you do to the inflicting of them? The life you save will probably be your own or that of a family member.

Pistol Clinic   OPEN
This fun and informative course is designed for novice and regular shooters. LMS Defense’s professional and comfortable learning environment will enable you to quickly learn handgun safety, core fundamentals and shooting dynamics, weapons handling, effective handgun engagement techniques, and holster use. You will also take home techniques and skills to train correctly on your own. This is a great course for new gun owners and recreational shooters to take the plunge into getting professional instruction without a large financial and time commitment. We strive to teach these low stress courses locally and often. Rent pistol, 3 magazines, holster & magazine pouches for $20/per day.

Carbine Clinic   OPEN
This low stress but challenging course is designed for new carbine owners, weekend shooters and professional gun handlers who want a fundamentals refresher. Our comfortable, professional learning environment allows students of this course to learn safety, carbine setup and deployment, rifle marksmanship fundamentals and core defensive carbine skills. You will also take home techniques and skills to train correctly on your own. This one day course also sets the student up to get the full learning potential out of a two day Carbine One or similar course. At a minimum, you will leave with a zeroed carbine that you will know how to safely handle and employ. We strive to teach these courses locally and often.

Intermediate Pistol Clinic   OPEN
This one day course will focus on the fundamentals and mindset of a Combat Pistol. It will focus on multiple target engagements, taking a precision pistol shots and the use of cover and concealment. We will be shooting from multiple positions so knee and elbow pads are highly recommended for this course.

Intermediate Carbine Clinic   OPEN
This class will focus on longer range engagements (50-150 yards), unconventional shooting positions, shooting on the move, rifle to handgun transitions, combat stress management, and multiple target engagement. You may use whatever AR-15 platform you will use in the fight. AK/ WASR, M1A etc. Due to ammo shortage we have noted a minimum & maximum ammo count. 22LR are welcome.

Advanced SWAT   CREDENTIALED
The LMS Defense Advanced SWAT is an opportunity for SWAT and SRT operators to update and re-sharpen critical skills which none of us ever get enough time to maintain. Skill sets covered include weapon handling, combat marksmanship, team tactics, CQB, gunshot wound care and officer rescues.

Carbine 1   OPEN
The LMS Defense's Carbine I course will teach marksmanship fundamentals, combat stress management, rifle zero, rifle manipulation, movement, use of cover, fighting from unusual positions, ground gun fighting, an introduction to team tactics, gear selection and on going self-training tools. This fast paced, challenging course will enable you to intelligently integrate the rifle into your arsenal of options; helping you remain the Last Man Standing. Due to ammo shortage & cost, 22LR are acceptable.

Pistol 1   OPEN
The LMS Defense Pistol I course will teach weapon manipulation, marksmanship fundamentals, combat stress management, movement, use of cover, fighting from unusual positions, ground gun fighting, concealed weapon tactics and continuing self training tools. This fast paced, challenging course will better enable you to use the handgun as an effective part of your defense system.

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