We all know what to do if faced with fire or an automobile accident. How about a street encounter with a violent criminal or a home invasion? The possibility of serious physical harm, loss of freedom and loss of assets is real. Come train with us (in a non-intimidating environment) and learn how to prevail physically and legally should the "test" come your way.

Click Here For Women Only Courses

Missouri Conceal Carry Course

You will learn all state-required information, plus the three elements needed to justify deadly force, the five things you must tell the police if you use your gun for self-defense and vital information brought directly from Massad Ayoob, Dr. William April, John Farnam and more of the nations top experts. (We don't learn from or teach information from YouTube, Internet forums or magazine articles.) 

Deterrence, de-selection, and legal use of deadly force are your responsibility. Learn to legally and ethically defend yourself for your family.  Check dates for public classes held at Target Masters of Columbia.

Beyond Concealed Carry

Beyond CCW classes are broken down into two-hour blocks and conducted on Saturday mornings from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. These are shooting intensive courses and require 100 rounds of ammunition, a suitable holster, at least 1 spare magazine, safety glasses and a hat with a brim.

Defensive Pistol Level-1:

  • Defensive theory – 4 critical steps to getting your gun in play and eliminating the threat.
  • Dressing for your gun.
  • Proper holstering technique.
  • Verbal challenges.
  • Proper drawing technique and target acquisition.
  • Proper loading, reloading and magazine handling.
  • Moving while reloading.
  • Use of cover and concealment.

Defensive Pistol Level-2: Level-1 is prerequisite.

  • Brief review of Level-1 skills.
  • Clearing malfunctions while moving.
  • Operating 360 degrees in a threat environment.
  • Battlefield pick-up, learning to fight with any gun.
  • Engaging multiple threats.
  • Controlling bystanders.
  • Communicating with law enforcement.

Defensive Pistol Level-3: Level-1 and 2 are prerequisites.

  • Quick review ofLevel-1 and Level-2 skills.
  • Working with a partner
  • Fighting from vehicle.
  • Shooting through vehicle glass.
  • Using vehicle for cover.
  • Shooting from cover positions.
  • Engaging multiple threats.

Low Light Defensive Pistol: Level-1 is prerequisite.

  • Introduction to Low-light shooting.
  • OODA Loop.
  • Confronting hostage situation.

Less-Than-Lethal Defense

Learn how to utilize less-than-lethal defense weapons (tactical lights, pepper and chemical sprays). This course offers must-have knowledge for those who carry concealed weapons, as well as those who work or travel in a non-permissive environment.

Church Security Team Skill Evaluation

This course is designed to evaluate the skill level and weapon choices of your security team. Certified does not mean qualified. How large is your sanctuary? Have you defined minimum weapon requirements for your team? How about minimum performance standards? Expecting team members to successfully confront an active shooter with a snub-nosed revolver or subcompact pistol is unrealistic. You are 100% accountable for every round fired. This is the first step in developing an effective and competent security team.

Surviving and Aftermath of Violent Physical Encounter

Private engagement for home or business designed to prepare attendees for the physical, emotional and legal aftermath of an encounter with a Violent Criminal Actor (VCA) 

This detailed workshop covers what you need to know say and do to minimize the likelihood of being killed by a perpetrator, shot by the police, prosecuted or found civilly liable for your actions or inaction during a physical emergency. You will learn what actions need to be taken to protect yourself and those in your care prior to, during and after a physical emergency.  You will also learn how to get medical attention to the injured as quickly as possible. Lastly, what would you do if you ended up in jail? This seminar is invaluable!

Specific Topics include:

  • Profile of violent criminal actor (VCA).
  • Two types of violence.
  • Risk analysis.
  • Threat analysis.
  • Developing personal threat response network.      
  • Defining personal success.
  • Competence & mindset.
  • Stress inoculation.
  • Conceptualization –visualize what may happen.
  • Developing personalized response procedures.
  • Skill acquisition.
  • Interaction with violent aggressor:
  • Dealing with witnesses.  
  • Three rings of safety.
  • Medical response.
  • Interaction with 1st officers at scene.
  • Interaction with investigating officer.
  • Selecting an attorney.  
  • What to do if you are arrested.
  • Post event psychological issues.

Rules of Engagement for Civilians

This course examines situations where deadly force is justified. It covers case law, in-depth legal principals and legal lessons learned from real-life survivors. Learn how your actions will be judged and how to protect your family from financial devastation.