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Thank you for your interest in our training. As we are located in New England, and only use an outdoor range, we do not operate in the late fall or winter months. Our 2018 season for new students will begin April 27th with a 3 Day Defensive Handgun Course. We are still in the process of revising sections of this website but our 2018 schedule has been posted and a PDF of the class dates is also available on request. To receive the PDF click on our Email address on the "Contact Us" page and type in Schedule on the subject line of the message box that opens.

The "Overview and Staff” page provides a short explanation as to who we are and why we believe the courses we offer are both more appropriate others currently available if your goal is self-defense. Their descriptions, cost and start dates can be found on the "Courses by Chuck Taylor (ASAA)" and "Courses by Massad Ayoob (MAG)" pages.

Details on the location of the range, required equipment, etc. can be found on the "Frequently Asked Questions" page while the "Reference Material" page includes a variety of additional training information.

To enroll in a course follow the instructions on the "Course Enrollment Form" page. Once we receive your application, we will forward specific information on the class, directions, etc. The State of Connecticut has placed severe restrictions on the ownership of firearms and magazines. Out of state students usually are allowed to bring their handguns to CT to attend our courses but not magazines with more than a 10 round capacity. We have a limited number of loaner magazines available for Glock 17 & 19, M&P 9, XD 9 & 45 and/or these handguns available as loaners.

Having been involved in training for over three decades, retirement is probable within the next few years. During our remaining time we would like to conduct classes in, and relocate to, a more gun friendly state. (This does not mean we are abandoning the cliental or range that has supported us during this time and a selective number of courses will always be offered in CT.) If you live in the southeast (KY, TN, GA, NC, SC, etc.) and know of an outdoor range that is suitable for the type of shooting we teach; that has a classroom, restrooms a covered shooting area and which can be rented on a regular basis let us know about it or have them contact us. It must be within an hour's drive of a population center large enough to provide students but a little on the rural side. Tornados rather scare us so if they are common in your area don't call. Obviously, there are other considerations, such as how restrictive the gun carry laws are etc., but those are easy for us to research.


Military Discounts - All individual active duty members of the Military and National Guard receive a 25% discount on all training classes in Connecticut.

AASAA/MAG Discount - We firmly believe that anyone who owns a handgun for self-defense needs the training provided by both ASAA's 3 Day Defensive Handgun Course and MAG/40. Attending both these classes in the same season is not inexpensive and beyond the training budget of many. We offer two options for reducing the total cost for those wishing to attend both including a special 7-day version of the two at the greatest savings. Details are on the Ayoob page.

Refresher Courses - ASAA, LFI and MAG graduates who would like to brush up their current skills can repeat a class they have graduated from (classes must be 2 or more days and Tactical Handgun Seminars are excluded) for half price. The catch is we may put you to work helping out in target changes and/or helping a class member learn a specific technique and no certificate is issued.


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