Ed Monk: Active Shooter Threat Response (GTFIT)

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.

*Class Is Full - Waitlist Available*

Please e-mail or call Tues-Fri 0900-1600.

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Classroom lecture and discussion includes a detailed study of over 30 Active Shooter attacks, identifying lessons-learned, trends, and what is most likely to occur in future attacks. The lecture emphasizes that TIME is the most critical planning factor for saving lives. Other classroom topics covered include avoiding friendly fire, citizen-police contact, after action drills, school & church considerations, options for unarmed persons, organizational response planning, and tough decisions you may have to make.

Live-fire range training includes instruction and drills on long-range shooting, shooting while moving, and slow & fast building search techniques using paper, steel, and 3D targets.

About Ed Monk, Co-Owner of Last Resort Firearms Training:
With experience as a law enforcement officer, school teacher, firearms trainer, and Army officer, Ed Monk has been researching, writing, attending training, and providing training on the Active Shooter threat for over ten years.  He has served as a consultant for several Arkansas school districts, provides training for Arkansas school districts licensed to have armed school staff, has trained the armed security teams of several churches, and trains School Resource Officers of law enforcement agencies on countering the Active Shooter.  He has provided presentations on the Active Shooter threat to universities, schools, churches, law enforcement agencies, and other audiences in several states.  Ed is co-owner and instructor at Last Resort Firearms Training in White Hall, AR.  At Last Resort, he trains citizens and law enforcement on the defensive use of handguns and other firearms.   In 2007, Ed retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and Battalion Commander after 24 years of active duty in the US, Europe, and Iraq.  Immediately after his Army retirement, Ed taught high school for four years and served as a deputy sheriff in Kentucky. He now serves as a Part Time II police officer for his city.  Ed’s formal education includes a BS in US History from the US Military Academy (West Point), an MS in Adult Education from Kansas State University, and he is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College.

This is not an entry-level course. Students must have previous training, at a level of at least the Firearms Academy's Level 2: Defensive Handgun course of fire or the equivalent from a reputable shooting school, which includes low light shooting with and without flashlights, moving and shooting, shooting at moving targets. Students must also present a valid state issued concealed carry permit/license upon sign in for class. It CANNOT be stressed enough that students enrolling in this course should have the above skills mastered. We will not slow the class down because students cannot keep up. If you question your skill level for this course, please consider enrolling in our other training courses first, before attempting this class.



  1. Your own handgun of .380 caliber or larger
  2. Three magazines or speedloaders, plus a belt holder or pouch for them.
  3. Holster with covered trigger guard (no fanny packs, appendix holsters, shoulder holsters or soft, collapsible inside-the-pants holsters, please)
  4. 500 rounds of full metal jacket (FMJ) or jacketed hollow point (JHP) ammunition
  5. 20 rounds of carry ammo
  6. Ear protection and wrap-around safety glasses (eye protection)
  7. A billed baseball cap
  8. A pen and notebook
  9. A set of kneepads
  10. Your lunch and beverages--we will eat during classroom lecture.



Event Date 06-28-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-30-2019 6:00 pm
Registration Start Date 10-12-2018
Capacity 7
Cut off date 01-17-2019
Individual Price $575.00
Location Firearms Academy Range

Venue - Firearms Academy Range

Please note that this is a private range.  There is no public access, other than for scheduled classes / events.  Contact us for driving directions.

We are no longer accepting registration for this event