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Thank you for your interest in our training. As all our live fire is conducted outdoors, classes are held only from April through October. Weather permitting, the 2017 season will begin on April 21st with a ASAA 3 Day Defensive Handgun Class. The course descriptions, cost and start dates can be found on the "Courses by Chuck Taylor (ASAA)" and "Courses by Massad Ayoob (MAG)" pages. The "Overview and Staff” page provides a short explanation as to who we are and why we believe the classes we offer are both more appropriate and effective than others available. Additional training information can also be found on the "Reference Material" page. Details on the location of the range, required equipment, etc. can be found on the "Frequently Asked Questions" page.

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.

We are looking to relocate to a more gun friendly state in the future. This does not mean we are abandoning the cliental or range that have supported us over the past two decades 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 sort of 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 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. As attending these two classes in the same season is not inexpensive, if you do we will deduct $100 from the total tuition. We also offer a special 7-day version of the two at an even greater 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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