Pre-enrollment is strictly required: It is not okay to just show up. You must pre-register, either over the phone or online. The classes fill very quickly so we recommend you call well in advance. Confirmation information will be sent to you by mail, including a map to our location along with any other information you need before attending class. Please note the following details:
- Women who are pregnant or nursing may not participate in live-fire training, due to risks from lead exposure and loud noise.
- Each student will be required to sign a statement that they are legally entitled to own handguns prior to participation in the class.
Taught by Zach Campbell (an IDPA multiple handgun Master and several time WA State Champion) this three-day, 1,000 round count course will take the Marksman’s or Sharpshooter’s performance to the next level (or even next two levels!). For Experts, no guarantee to get you to Master, but we will try!
Running from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day, the morning session will concentrate on developing your handgun shooting skills, then in the afternoon, we will concentrating on IDPA specific issues. Course content will cover ALL aspects of IDPA shooting, including, but not limited to: Concealed carry draw, tactical and speed reloads, multiple targets, moving targets, one handed shooting, low light shooting with and without flashlights, and position shooting as one might find in a typical match.
Taught in person by Massad Ayoob
A high intensity, four-day, 40-hour immersion course in rules of engagement for armed law-abiding private citizens, emphasizing legal issues, tactical issues, and aftermath management. Classroom topics will include interacting with suspects, witnesses, responding police officers, threat recognition and mind-set, management of social and psychological aftermath after having had to use lethal force in defense of self or others and preparing beforehand for legal repercussions and minimizing exposure to them. Situations in the home, at the place of business, or "on the street" will all be covered.
The Firearms Academy of Seattle is honored to be chosen by the worlds’ premier firearms training school, GUNSITE ACADEMY to be the host range for an off-site class in the year 2019. Gunsite was started in 1976 by Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper, and holds the distinction of having been the first, and most people would agree, the most prestigious firearms training school in the nation.
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John Farnam's Armed Response to a Terrorist Attack is designed to prepare armed citizens against the threat of terrorist violence and other active-shooter events.
We have seen the need to develop this specialized firearms course with a focus on armed response to these unique dangers in our modern world. Classroom instruction will cover practical options and tactics intended to give individual operators the life-saving mindset and skill sets for prevailing against such attacks.
This is a combined rifle and pistol course, with heavy emphasis on pistol.
The purpose of this 3-day class is to improve the capability of the armed citizen and law enforcement officer to quickly identify and stop an Active Shooter. Instruction covers knowledge, mental preparation, gear, skills, tactics, and other considerations.
Taught in person by Massad Ayoob
An intensive study of defensive firearms that teaches extreme speed for hits, and includes shooting at greater distances, and management of such contingencies as weak hand draws, one-hand only reloads and malfunction clearing if wounded, etc. Students receive several hours of hands-on training in handgun disarming, and in countering attempts by an attacker to disarm them. Shooting while moving, and use of long guns for defense, are among the areas covered.
A 2-day force on force defensive tactics class with Airsoft. The focus of this course is giving the student a more realistic understanding of what can and will occur during and after a violent encounter. While it has no live-fire component, most students find this course more stressful (and more educational) than additional courses that consist of live fire drills against paper targets.