Visceral Tactics

Comprehensive Firearm Safety Training

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Philosophy

At Visceral Tactics, we believe responsible firearm ownership is the result of acquired foundational skills necessary to operate your firearm safely and confidently. One on one training creates an

atmosphere conducive to increased safety, immediate feedback, higher retention of information and a more personal experience simply not attainable in group settings. 

At Visceral Tactics, we believe responsible firearm ownership is the result of acquired foundational skills necessary to operate your firearm safely and confidently. One on one training creates an atmosphere conducive to increased safety, immediate feedback, higher retention of information and a more personal experience simply not attainable in group settings. 

Class Options

Comprehensive Handgun 1

8-hour pistol instruction is a two-day series of classes that teach new students what we believe are core foundational firearm skills. Our goal is to instill a skillset that the student can build off of and continue to improve over time.

Class Prerequisite: 21 years old AND Valid Concealed carry license, or ability to pass criminal background check

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Cost: $650

Day 1:

  • Firearm Safety
  • Range Safety
  • Overview of State and Local Firearms Laws, Gun Owner Responsibilities
  • How firearms function
  • How to load and unload your firearm
  • How to use dummy rounds to practice trigger control
  • Proper grip, Proper stance, Trigger control, Follow through

Day 2:

  • Understanding different types of optics and sights, and how to establish a clear sight picture
  • Common malfunctions and how to clear them
  • Safe firearm and ammunition storage
  • Cleaning and maintaining your firearm
  • Live fire 100 rounds with instructor provided .22 caliber semi-auto handgun and ammunition

Elective 1:

  • Dryfire drills with Student provided firearm
  • Live fire with student provided firearm and ammunition
  • Clearing common malfunctions with student provided handgun
  • Fieldstripping and cleaning student provided firearm

OR

Elective 2:

Student does not currently own a firearm but will have the ability to fire and test 6 different firearms from different manufacturers to explore possible suitable options. All 6 firearm options are 9mm. Student will provide 100 rounds of quality brass range ammunition for this elective. Ammunition can be provided by instructor at current market prices.

Comprehensive Rifle 1

8-hour rifle instruction is a two-day series of classes that teach new students core fundamental rifle skills necessary to safely and confidently operate their rifle. Our goal is to establish safe habits and skills to build the students confidence over time.

Class Prerequisite: 21 years old AND Valid Concealed carry license, or ability to pass criminal background check

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Cost $650

Day 1:

  • Rifle Safety
  • Range Safety
  • Overview of State and Local Firearms Laws, Owner Responsibilities
  • How bolt action and semi-auto rifles function
  • How to load and unload bolt action and semi-auto rifles
  • Understanding different calibers and loads
  • Proper grip, Proper stance, Trigger control, Follow through

Day 2:

  • Understanding different types of optics and sights, and how accurately sight in your rifle
  • How to use dummy rounds to practice trigger control
  • Common malfunctions and how to clear them
  • Safe rifle and ammunition storage
  • Cleaning and maintaining bolt action and Semi-auto rifles
  • Live fire 100 rounds with instructor provided .22 caliber bolt action and semi-auto rifles.

Elective 1:

  • Dryfire drills with Student provided Semi-Auto Rifle
  • Sighting in Student provided Semi Auto Rifle
  • Live fire 100 rounds total at 50 and 100 yards, with student provided Semi-Auto rifle and ammunition
  • Clearing common malfunctions with student provided Semi-Auto rifle
  • Fieldstripping and cleaning student provided Semi-Auto Rifle

OR

Elective 2:

  • Student does not currently own a Semi-Auto Rifle and will have the ability to a use instructor provided Semi-Auto Rifle.
  • Dry fire drills
  • Sighting in the rifle
  • Live fire 100 rounds at 50 and 100 yards
  • Clearing common semi-auto malfunctions
  • Field stripping and cleaning Semi-auto rifle
  • Student will provide 100 rounds of quality brass range .556/223 ammunition for this elective.
  • Ammunition can be provided by instructor at current market prices.
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Cost: $650

Day 1:

  • Firearm Safety
  • Range Safety
  • Overview of State and Local Firearms Laws, Gun Owner Responsibilities
  • How firearms function
  • How to load and unload your firearm
  • How to use dummy rounds to practice trigger control
  • Proper grip, Proper stance, Trigger control, Follow through

Day 2:

  • Understanding different types of optics and sights, and how to establish a clear sight picture
  • Common malfunctions and how to clear them
  • Safe firearm and ammunition storage
  • Cleaning and maintaining your firearm
  • Live fire 100 rounds with instructor provided .22 caliber semi-auto handgun and ammunition

Elective 1:

  • Dryfire drills with Student provided firearm
  • Live fire with student provided firearm and ammunition
  • Clearing common malfunctions with student provided handgun
  • Fieldstripping and cleaning student provided firearm

OR

Elective 2:

Student does not currently own a firearm but will have the ability to fire and test 6 different firearms from different manufacturers to explore possible suitable options. All 6 firearm options are 9mm. Student will provide 100 rounds of quality brass range ammunition for this elective. Ammunition can be provided by instructor at current market prices.

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Cost $650

Day 1:

  • Rifle Safety
  • Range Safety
  • Overview of State and Local Firearms Laws, Owner Responsibilities
  • How bolt action and semi-auto rifles function
  • How to load and unload bolt action and semi-auto rifles
  • Understanding different calibers and loads
  • Proper grip, Proper stance, Trigger control, Follow through

Day 2:

  • Understanding different types of optics and sights, and how accurately sight in your rifle
  • How to use dummy rounds to practice trigger control
  • Common malfunctions and how to clear them
  • Safe rifle and ammunition storage
  • Cleaning and maintaining bolt action and Semi-auto rifles
  • Live fire 100 rounds with instructor provided .22 caliber bolt action and semi-auto rifles.

Elective 1:

  • Dryfire drills with Student provided Semi-Auto Rifle
  • Sighting in Student provided Semi Auto Rifle
  • Live fire 100 rounds total at 50 and 100 yards, with student provided Semi-Auto rifle and ammunition
  • Clearing common malfunctions with student provided Semi-Auto rifle
  • Fieldstripping and cleaning student provided Semi-Auto Rifle

OR

Elective 2:

  • Student does not currently own a Semi-Auto Rifle and will have the ability to a use instructor provided Semi-Auto Rifle.
  • Dry fire drills
  • Sighting in the rifle
  • Live fire 100 rounds at 50 and 100 yards
  • Clearing common semi-auto malfunctions
  • Field stripping and cleaning Semi-auto rifle
  • Student will provide 100 rounds of quality brass range .556/223 ammunition for this elective.
  • Ammunition can be provided by instructor at current market prices.

Low Light

Being able to positively identify your target and what is beyond it, is especially important and often overlooked. This 4-hour course teaches students how to identify targets in low light/no light conditions, and how to use modern firearm lighting tools.

Class Prerequisite: Completion of Comprehensive Handgun or Comprehensive Rifle

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Cost: $450+

In this class you will learn about: 

  • The human eye and how it works in low light environments
  • How to choose and install weapon mounted light systems
  • How to observe and use light intermittently, learning the pros and cons of these different techniques
  • Importance of properly identifying threats in low light conditions
  • How to distract, confuse, and incapacitate with light
  • Dry and live fire drills utilizing weapons mounted lights and alternative light techniques
  • Live fire at stationary target without lighting options

Student will provide 100 rounds of quality brass range ammunition for this class. Ammunition can be provided by instructor at current market prices.

Home Safety & Protection

Too often, it is not until after something catastrophic happens that homeowners think about what they could have done to prevent or prepare for such an event. This comprehensive 4-hour in-home consultation is focused on developing solutions to common home safety concerns before they happen.

Class Prerequisite: Completion of Comprehensive Handgun or Comprehensive Rifle

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Cost: $450+

In this class you will learn about:

  • Securing the home-locks, deadbolts, doors, windows
  • Fire protocol and prevention (early detection, prevention and response)
  • Home Crime Prevention (making your home less attractive to crime)  
  • Lighting and home surveillance (how and why)
  • Emergency evacuation plan and first aid 
  • Securing firearms in the home
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Cost: $450+

In this class you will learn about: 

  • The human eye and how it works in low light environments
  • How to choose and install weapon mounted light systems
  • How to observe and use light intermittently, learning the pros and cons of these different techniques
  • Importance of properly identifying threats in low light conditions
  • How to distract, confuse, and incapacitate with light
  • Dry and live fire drills utilizing weapons mounted lights and alternative light techniques
  • Live fire at stationary target without lighting options

Student will provide 100 rounds of quality brass range ammunition for this class. Ammunition can be provided by instructor at current market prices.

Learn More

Cost: $450+

In this class you will learn about:

  • Securing the home-locks, deadbolts, doors, windows
  • Fire protocol and prevention (early detection, prevention and response)
  • Home Crime Prevention (making your home less attractive to crime)  
  • Lighting and home surveillance (how and why)
  • Emergency evacuation plan and first aid 
  • Securing firearms in the home

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Testimonials

“Training at Visceral Tactics is an amazing experience I will never forget!

As a 62-year-old, newly retired female with adventures ahead, I came to Visceral Tactics seeking their experience in choosing my first firearm and how to responsibly own and operate it. This led me to a journey of being exposed to much more than just a firearms course.

My objective of my day was met, but I walked away with expectations of myself elevated to a place I did not know existed, because of the careful instruction I received.

I completed my first firearms course feeling safe and confident, yet full of respect for what I now hold in my hand. Thank you, Visceral Tactics, I will be back to keep improving my skills!

Janice Dennis

“Visceral Tactics has been instructing me in firearms training for over two years. When we started, I was a new gun owner with little experience handling firearms. The one-on-one teaching sessions are fun and informative and cover a wide range of skills and safety measures.

My instructor even took the time to teach me how to thoroughly clean and maintain my firearms. Without a doubt, Visceral Tactics has been invaluable to my growth as a responsible gun owner.”

James Steele

“My experience with Visceral Tactics is one of satisfaction, confidence and having been trained by the best. I am not a natural when it comes to things like weapons, self-defense, and being strong in a man’s world.

I have worked with Visceral Tactics over the years and my instructor has taught me many things, but his calm and supportive delivery while training me with handguns goes above and beyond the usual experience. My instructor familiarized me with the handgun, showed me how to handle it and why certain aspects of the handling are important. He helped me understand sound and recoil upon firing and made every accommodation to help me gain confidence. I highly recommend Visceral Tactics for this type of training. In an uncertain world, feeling confident in self-defense and protection are of ultimate importance. You could not find a better resource to build that confidence.”

Melissa Warren

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