Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Situation

If you or any of your loved ones venture out of the house, this class is a must. You will learn how to respond, fight, or flee any active shooter situation. This course is open for all to attend from 8 to 98 years old. The Gun For Hire Active Shooter Response Course for Civilians is a 3 hour course that will provide the student with the tactics and knowledge to properly respond to an active shooter situation. The course will begin with a review of several active shooter events and proceed into legal issues when responding to an active shooter situation. The course will then move into showing the students proper tactics and procedures to use when responding to an incident. 

Course Pricing

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None. The material is suitable for all, including appropriately supervised, mature children. Minimum age, 8 years old.

Length of Course:

3 hours

What to Bring:

• Please wear comfortable clothing. No open-toed shoes.

What We Will Cover

• Case studies of active shooter events in the U.S. and abroad
• Legal responsibilities of the armed civilian
• Taking care of your family during an active shooter incident
• Escape and evade an active shooter
• How to choose and use cover and concealment
• Awareness in large open areas (church, mall, synagogue, etc.)
• First aid for self and victims
• What to do upon law enforcement arrival
• Dealing with the after effects of an incident

Instructor Bios:

All of our high-level courses are taught by experienced professionals with the credentials to prove it. They are all trained and certified by the N.J. Police Training Commission, N.J. Department of Criminal Justice, and possess Federal Law Enforcement Instructor Certifications. They are experts in N.J. Use of Force Policies, and are always updating the course material with the latest use of force guidelines and case law. At Gun For Hire, this is not a “hobby”, but a full-time, legitimate vocation. Any “instructor” can teach you something, but only a select few can teach you the “why” or the “root of law” to justify your actions. If you were to use your newly acquired skills and were required to justify your actions, Gun For Hire instructors are ready, willing, and able to testify in your defense, as long as you had followed the training and procedures we provided. It does you, and your loved ones, no good if you survive the fight but have spend the next thirty years in prison because of the wrong advice you were given by a part-time amateur “instructor”.


What To Take Next

Self Defense Pistol
Protective Cane

Disclaimer: In an effort to keep all of our students safe course objectives and drills are subject to change.