Defensive Flashlight2017-05-19T12:09:06+00:00
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I recently had a session on Friday and had a positive experience. It is a night and day experience between your range and a local range. Steve was an excellent range officer with good customer service etiquettes. He helped me improve my shot in a matter of minutes. I was a little surprised that a range officer actually loaded my magazine for me. It’s unusual to have a someone so helpful. It’s the small things that count. A+ experience. A++ for Steve.
Renato, Walk in

Defensive Flashlight

Length of Course: 3-4 hours
Location: Woodland Park Range.
Course Level: Starter (What’s this?)

Who teaches this course? 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 GFH this is not a “hobby” but a full time, legitimate vocation. Any “instructor” can teach you anything, 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 you were required to justify your actions, at GFH all of our 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, and then spend the next thirty years in prison because of the wrong advice you were given by a part time amateur “instructor”.

Course Description:  Are YOU walking confidently?  With all of the New Jersey gun laws, the criminals are the ones walking confidently thinking you cannot defend yourself when out in public without a firearm.  What appears at first to be a simple flashlight, in the hands of our graduates is a weapon capable of stopping and incapacitating attackers.  The best thing is that a flashlight can be carried anywhere, even on an airplane.  This course is ideal for everyone in the family, especially students.  You will not only learn how to protect yourself with a small light, but also how to conduct yourself before and after a defensive situation.  Course has limited seating.  At Gun for Hire we strive to provide the most qualified and competent instructors with every course we offer.

  • Use of Force Law in New Jersey (The Flashlights place in the Force Continuum)
  • Mindset of Awareness (Who/What/When/Where and Why of Personal Protection)
  • Types of Lights (Pros/Cons)
  • Light as your Friend/Foe
  • Movement (Getting off the X)
  • Deployment of your light
  • Flashlight as an impact/control tool
  • Utilizing strong and support hand
  • Practical applications (Scenario training)
  • Aftermath of a violent encounter (What to expect when police arrive)
  • Comfortable clothing
  • A flashlight of your choice (Preferably one you carry every day)
Once you have taken this course here are a few other courses we recommend. If you’re not sure you’re ready just ask the instructor for a free personal consultation.
  • Protective Penn
  • Protective Pen 2
  • Protective Cane
  • Civilian Mace

More Testimonials

Dear Anthony, I found the First Steps course to be a very lively and spirited one.It is refreshing to be among a group of people who cherish the right to own firearms. Our instructor, Robert Howe, knows guns like the back of his hand and was quite helpful. It was a pleasure meeting you, Anthony, and I’m glad you made that cameo appearance in the classroom. Hopefully, one day the State of New Jersey will come to its senses and adopt rational firearms legislation. And when it does, we can all thank the outspoken proponents of Second Amendment rights like yourself. My Florida CCW application went out in the mail yesterday. I look forward to my next course at Guns For Hire.
John Morlino, Member
Anthony, Thanks for a great experience for my son and I. We attended you “First steps pistol” course with Sandy yesterday and it was great! My son has had an interest in competitive shooting for several years and finally got the opportunity to learn from the pros at your facility. Everyone we came in contact with was very supportive and my son and I learned alot. We are looking forward to visiting often. Thanks again to everyone there for a GREAT experience!!!
Kevin S., Member
Hi Anthony, Thanks for your email. Yes – I enjoyed the class yesterday; it was very informative and a good introduction to shooting safely. I now feel confident enough to go to the range and practice independently. However, I know that this is only an introduction and want to come back for further classes. I just wish you were closer than the 2 hour drive! But it was well worth it and will be seeing you again in 4-6 weeks hopefully. Many thanks.
Peter, Member
 Anthony and staff, I truly enjoyed and was extremely impressed with the extensive wealth of knowledge and your dead on approach to teaching firearms, First Steps to me. You covered an enormous amount of information in a short period of time and your teaching techniques and interaction with the students was remarkable, honest, and sincere. Absolutely can not say enough about the no B.S. way you people do your instruction and run the whole Gun For Hire Teaching / Training facility . Totally professional, yet very friendly, and by far the best firearms instruction I have ever seen. I am looking forward to continuing my training in other classes you offer in the near future. Thanks again!
Scott H., Member