Courses

ONGOING DEFENSIVE HANDGUN TRAINING!


CCW COURSES
California CCW classes are not all the same. Train with the most qualified and experienced instructor you can find because your life may bet on it. Use the contact page to e-mail for class dates. A multi state ccw course is also available and private lessons for individuals and groups are a specialty.

Private CCW
lessons are also available as an option for the student who prefers one on one instruction.

HANDGUN

The training offered surpasses most law-enforcement and military firearms training. These courses are for serious students who wish to take their concealed carry weapon (CCW) and tactical training to higher levels.

LEVEL 1
A one day course starting with the basics. Safety, lecture on defensive handgun, presentation from ready and holster, loads and malfunctions, multiple targets, and failure to stop are among the techniques taught at this level. This full day also involves low light and no light shooting.


LEVEL 2
This one day course builds upon the fundamentals taught in level one. Beginning with a review of level one skills, longer distances, refining techniques, close quarter drills and more, ending with low and no light shooting for a full day of instruction.


LEVEL 3
This is our advanced course. Positions, recovery drills, shoot-no shoot decision making and much more is lectured, dry practiced and live fired in an intensive two day course.


TACTICAL HANDGUN
The best shooting skills in the world may find a practitioner at a disadvantage without tactical skills. Proper use of cover and concealment, movement, lecture on the tactical rules and practical decision-making scenarios are presented. An eye-opening full day course. Since this course emphasis is on tactics, any other small arm may be used.


COMBAT MASTER HANDGUN
The highest level of handgun skills. Put all the other levels together plus even more new techniques to make you the best you can be. Only a couple of dozen people in the world have successfully tested at this level. Anyone who has challenged themselves with this level of training can be confident in any close encounter of the worst kind on this planet.


Think of the above skill levels as a martial art progressing from white belt through black belt (level three) to the Combat Master level.

Handgun student requirements:

Handgun (9mm or 38 or larger)
Spare handgun (optional)
Spare magazine or speed loaders, carrier/pouch
Holster (firing side hip suggested)
Eye & ear protection
Hat/sunblock, fluids, meals, snacks
Notebook/pen
Button activated flashlight (Surefire suggested)
Ammunition (300 rounds per day)

SHOTGUN
A full one day course that includes safety, lecture, myths and misconceptions, stance, mounting, loading, tactical loading, start and shooting positions, scoring, self-defense drills are some of the techniques learned. The day ends with a low light session. The student’s confidence with the shotgun will be vastly improved.


Shotgun student requirements:

Shotgun
Sling
Eye & ear protection
Hat/sunblock, fluids, meals, snacks
Notebook, pen
Ammunition carrier or cargo pockets
20 rounds slugs/40 rounds 00 buck/200 rounds birdshot
Flashlight



PRACTICAL RIFLE
One or two day courses that will put the student’s skill level above the average soldier. Center fire rifles in any action with no or low magnification optics suggested. Safety, lecture, dry practice and live fire drills will allow the operator to perform techniques at an advanced level.


Rifle student requirements:

Rifle
Magazine/pouches
Eye & ear protection
Hat/sunblock, fluids, meals, snacks
Notebook and pen
Rugged clothes
Flashlight
300 rounds of ammunition per day



PRECISION RIFLE
Two days including one evening of low/no light shooting. Lecture, zeroing, bullet drop and click adjustment data, shooting positions, range estimation and realistic shooting situations are among the activities. Competitive, tactical and hunting skills will all benefit from this course.


Precision Rifle student requirements:

Center fire rifle/sling/optically equipped
Rugged clothes
Eye & ear protection
Notebook/logbook/pen
Hat/sunblock, fluids, meals, snacks
Backpack and/or bipod
Binoculars and/or range finder optional
Cleaning gear
300 rounds ammunition minimum, quality
Flashlight



HUNTING, BIG AND DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE
A challenging one day course for the serious hunter. Why spend lots on a hunt and neglect necessary rifle skills? Safety, lecture, zeroing, range estimation, varying distance and techniques needed for successful world wide hunting. A good portion of the day is live fire exercises on realistic targets from field position. Most big game movement occurs at dawn and dusk. Low light shooting completes this full day. Precision rifle recommended, but not mandatory prior to this course.


Hunting Rifle student requirements:

Center fire rifle/sling/optically equipped
Rugged clothes
Eye & ear protection
Notebook/logbook/pen
Hat/sunblock, fluids, meals, snacks
Backpack and/or bipod
Binoculars and/or range finder optional
Cleaning gear
140 rounds ammunition minimum, quality
Flashlight

FOUR WEAPON COMBAT MASTER
The ultimate tactical firearms level. Disciplines include handgun, shotgun, rifle and submachine gun. Due to California laws the handgun, shotgun and rifle three weapon format will be taught at the Bakersfield site. Exceptions will be made for those students who can legally possess submachine guns in the state of California. Three days of intensive dry practice and live fire drills followed by the skills test. Our other courses are highly recommended prior to this advanced level course.


Four Weapon student requirements:

Handgun (9 mm/38 or above)
Handgun support gear: holster, magazines, pouches
Shotgun/sling
Ammunition carriers/pouches
Rifle (center fire), iron sight
Tac vest/ammunition pouches/magazine
Submachine gun (offsite courses)
Associated gear
Eye & ear protection
Fluids, meals, snacks, hat, sunblock
Ammunition (quality):
Handgun: 400 rounds
Shotgun: 150 rounds 00 buck/150 rounds birdshot
Rifle: 300 rounds
Submachine gun: 400 rounds



SCENARIOS
“If the mind is right, the sword is right.”

This course hones the mind with very realistic practical scenarios. The course starts with a review of safety and tactical techniques, then moves on to scenarios strictly scripted with role players allowing the student to make real world decisions. The student’s attendance on one of our rifle, shotgun or handgun classes along with our tactical handgun will prepare them for this essential course.


Scenarios student requirements:

Notebook, pen
Fluids, meals, snacks, hat, sunblock
Holster ONLY
Flashlight
Paintball full face mask (we will not be using paintballs)
Long sleeve shirt

DEFENSIVE KNIFE
Learn modern life-saving skills with your edged weapon. A full day of training that teaches techniques that will boost the student's confidence in the emergency use of the knife.


LADIES SELF DEFENSE OPTIONS SEMINAR
A three hour seminar designed for familes, workplaces, and/or church groups. Advantages and disadvantages of many self-defense options will be discussed. A very popular seminar for ladies groups of any size.

INSTRUCTOR COURSES

Martial Arms is looking ahead for candidates wanting to become a firearms instructor with us.  Also, these courses will enhance a instructor's skills and perhaps provide a new perspective.


Additional Courses:

Selecting a handgun - $75
Hunting Handgun - $275
Defensive Chemical Sprays - $ 75
Self Defense Options Seminar - $300 (same fee for individual or group)

Course fees should be sent to the PO Box listed on the contact us page a minimum of 2 weeks before Course start date to reserve your slot, class size is limited, so sign up early.

*ALL COURSE DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
*ALL COURSES CAN BE TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS AT OUR LOCATION OR YOURS.
*PRIVATE LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE TO INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS

Private lessons by appointment only $110.00 per hour.