Ed Monk: Active Shooter Threat Response (GTFIT)

This 2-day class will improve the student’s mental & physical abilities to quickly identify and stop an Active Shooter.  Classroom portions will cover a study of many Active Shooters, their attacks, lessons learned from successful and failed responses, and the absolute importance of TIME.  Topics also include mental preparation, gear, skills, tactics, fratricide, options for organizations and individuals, and other considerations. 

Live-fire range training is progressive and includes assessment of skills and accuracy, shooting accurately while advancing, and scenarios stressing speed and 100% accuracy. Scenarios will use 3D and photo targets.

About Ed Monk, Co-Owner of Last Resort Firearms Training:
With experience as a police officer, schoolteacher, firearms trainer, and Army officer, Ed Monk has been researching, writing, and providing training on the Active Shooter threat for over ten years.  He has trained the armed staff of public schools, armed church security teams, School Resource Officers, and other law enforcement officers on countering the Active Shooter.  He has served as a consultant for school districts, churches, and businesses.  He has provided presentations on the Active Shooter threat to universities, law schools, public schools, churches, law enforcement agencies, government agencies, businesses, conferences, and other audiences in several states.  Ed is co-owner and instructor at Last Resort Firearms Training in White Hall, AR, where 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 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. Please call with any questions about the pre-requisite. Do not sign up unless you are sure you qualify for this class.

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. Defensive service pistol (no pocket pistols) and at least 3 magazines
  2. Secure waist holster that remains open when gun is removed, and capable of 1-handed re-holstering (No shoulder, pocket, or SOB carry)
  3. 400 rounds of full metal jacket (FMJ) or jacketed hollow point (JHP) ammunition
  4. 10 rounds of your self defense (carry) ammo
  5. Ear protection and wrap-around safety glasses (eye protection)
  6. A billed baseball cap
  7. A pen and notebook
  8. A set of kneepads
  9. Clothing & footwear adequate for outdoor range activity
  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
Capacity 12
Cut off date 01-17-2019
Individual Price $600.00
Location Firearms Academy Range

Venue - Firearms Academy Range

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