The Armed Parent/Guardian taught by Citizens Defense Research
A fast-paced course designed around the thought, “What if my children are with me when I get into a shooting?” Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian discusses with students the hard/soft skills necessary to solve the commonly observed shooting problems associated with fighting with our children present. Are some of the most commonly held best practices for if we are attacked when we are alone actually going to put our loved ones at risk when they are present? Students will be shown WHY the context we find ourselves in as a parent can change our tactics. This skill-intensive two-day course covers application of practical handgun skills in a family environment. Topics include, but are not limited to; types of attacks, avoidance skills, handgun terminal ballistics and the importance of accuracy, one-handed access/shooting skills, shooting past/around no-shoots, clearing family members from lines of fire, best practices for dealing with a close-range assault while loading/unloading children from the vehicle, malfunction clearances and more with the end result being students better capable of delivering fast, accurate, fight-ending fire on demand.
The Armed Parent/Guardian Seminar ($100 – stand alone (NO SHOOTING OR GEAR REQUIRED)) is a four-hour seminar discussing the types of attacks parents and children are likely to face, situational awareness, gear, mindset, post-incident, legal issues and non-firearm solutions to common issues while out and about with your children while remaining vigilant and minimizing your appeal as a potential victim.
Contextual Handgun: Fundamental Concealed Pistol Skills ($175 + range fees – stand alone) is a four-hour block of instruction immediately following the Lecture that is focused entirely on access to a handgun in a holster; a quick, efficient and safe draw from the holster; malfunction clearing; ammo management; as well as accuracy at distances ranging from 3 to 25 yards. This block is specifically designed to push individuals boundaries of accuracy and efficiency and produce skilled, efficient shooters and is good for anyone (parent or not) who wants to challenge their individual skill level.
Lecture and Fundamental Pistol Skills ($250 + range fees) can be taken together for a discounted rate and both are a prerequisite for the completion of the Armed Parent/Guardian.
Section 3: (must take all 3 sections to finish program)
The Armed Parent/Guardian ($450 – includes all range fees) is a full 16-hour course that includes the Seminar, Fundamental Concealed Pistol Skills. Day two adds another 8 hours, including a ballistic demonstration, combat anatomy lecture, as well as techniques in controlling individuals, under our care during a violent encounter, ranging in age from a baby in arms to non-combative adult. You will also learn the principles of hostage rescue with a handgun as it relates to your loved one, shooting on the move, and when/how it’s appropriate to move people under your care out of the line of fire during potential violent encounters.
Gear Requirements for Fundamental Skills and Armed Parent:
3 magazines for double-stack handgun (minimum), 5 magazines or speed loaders for single-stack firearms and/or revolvers
Quality belt-mounted, open-mouth holster for that firearm (no SERPA)
At least one (preferably two) magazine pouches
Eye and Ear Protection
700 rnds of ammunition
Pre-school sized backpack that can be weighted and dropped
Range appropriate clothing
We will be shooting rain or shine, please bring appropriate clothing.
Basic Handgun, Concealed Carry class or equivalent. Participants should have basic fundamental knowledge of handling their firearm.
The Armed Parent/Guardian (including Lecture and Fundamental Skills) – $450