Responding to Active Killers

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Responding to Active Shooter Situations
8 hrs. / $250.00

As a result of national events, continuous requests from members, students who have taken our courses,  and safety conscious decision makers at churches, civic organizations, elderly care facilities, schools and area businesses, we are now offering this intensive 8 hour course.  Out of necessity, organizations can no longer only implement non-firearm protocols to deal with such horrifying and deadly incidents.  The need for ready, willing, capable and well trained armed personnel who are on scene and who move to the call of gunfire with the goal of bringing the incident to a successful resolution is the RESPONSIBLE AND PROVEN MOST EFFECTIVE RESPONSE to such situations.

This course will prepare those responsible for protecting individuals in any facility to bring such incidents to successful resolution.  Emphasis is on mental preparation for responding to such incidents and advocates an aggressive response protocol in addition to providing participants with real-world firearms and armed response skills to successfully resolve such incidents.

Training blocks include:

Review of selected active killer incidents around the country over past 50 years
Legal aspects of the use of deadly force
Mental preparation for confrontation
Experiencing and Managing fear and stress in deadly encounters
The Sheepdog mentality and related issues
Coordinated aggressive response utilizing the “move to the call of gunfire” concept
Acceptable outcomes
Mastery of firearms handling and shooting fundamentals
Positional and barricade shooting
Shooting on the move and at moving targets
Extended range shooting with a handgun
Shooting in crowded environments
Split second instinctive point shooting vs. Precision Aimed Fire
Shoot/Don’t shoot decision making using realistic targets

Participants must possess an Ohio Concealed Handgun License, Ohio Armed Security certificate or be a retired police officer with a valid firearms requalification completed within the past year.  Participants will also have to pass a 50 round weapons handling drill and qualification course of fire with targets at 10-50 feet before being permitted to take the course.  This must be scheduled at the time of registration for designated dates/times before the first scheduled class.

Participants will need ear (hard shell only) and eye protection,firearm, holster, mag pouch, at least three magazines/speed strips, and 250 rounds of specialty Cleanfire ammo which must be purchased the range.  Participants should also wear and/or bring clothing similar to what they wear when serving in a security capacity.

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Cancellation Policy

SimTrainer will not issue refunds for any training course registrations.  Registrants will be permitted to reschedule to a future course provided they give at least 48 hour notice AND pay a $25 rescheduling fee.

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    • Mon: Closed
    • Tue: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    • Wed: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Thur: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Fri: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Sat: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Sun: 12:00PM – 4:00PM


    2031 Dryden Rd.
    Dayton, OH 45439-1741
    Phone: 937-293-3914

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