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Practical Employment of Rifles


PER (Practical Employment of Rifles) Works with the new or seasoned semi-auto rifle owner that wants to learn how to use it more effectively. This class will teach the shooter weapons efficiency, along with giving them the correct understanding of its limitations. This is an excellent class for people wanting to build and sharpen their skill set. Students will be able to fully understand the zeroing method, and re-zero their rifles if desired. Then through instruction and drill, we will help define their current skill set, and begin building on it. The course will start off in manipulations and marksmanship, then progress into movement, and teamwork.

Skilled Rifle

Skilled Rifle is a one day course for most levels of rifle shooters.
While based around the AR-15 platform, most magazine fed rifles are entirely applicable. (The biggest criteria is an easy to manipulate safety).
Shooters will spend a good amount of time collecting data on their rifle and preferred ammunition, then establishing a custom zero based on their setup and general use.
Then shooters will push back to distance to prove their data. While being instructed and critiqued on shooting positions.
After precision has been established, shooters will then begin the process of training for their mechanical offset, and pressing into closer quarters marksmanship and drill.

Practical Employment of Handguns

PEH's (Practical Employment of Handguns) focus is on building a solid foundation in the fundamentals of handgun shooting, as well as learning the basics of fighting with a gun. This class is 2 days long, and requires 600 rounds of ammunition. Students will be instructed and challenged in drills of fundamentals and marksmanship, then progress into movement and stress drills. All designed to build one into a much stronger shooter.

Handgun Manipulations 


HM1 is a breakdown from the 1st day of our 2 day PEH handgun course.  It is offered to allow clients that have demanding schedules to complete the 2 day course but spread out to 2 weekends with plenty of time between classes to allow for an easier attendance.  HM requires no prerequisite course.

Beginner Handgun


This course is designed for students that have little to no experience with handguns. We will start in the classroom to go over: Safety, nomenclature, operation, calibers, and fundamentals. After lunch, we will begin the students building the foundation of fundamentals through demonstration, and drill. This course is ideal to help you prepare for a License to Carry Course, or to increase your competence and confidence with handguns.

Practical Employment of Handguns 2


PEH2 course is the 2 day follow up and skill building course to PEH.  The first day is review and continuing handgun skills.  The second day consists of building those skills and teamwork, basic medical response, additional Target Discrimination and courses of fire.

Shotgun Operator

In S.O. Course, students will gain a new appreciation for the capabilities of the 12 gauge pump-action or traditional semi-auto shotgun platform. This course will cover everything from ideal shotgun setup, ammo management, slug marksmanship, buckshot patterning, as well as several loading techniques for competition, hunting, and defensive use.

Kinesthetic Rifle
KR is a 1 day rifle course designed to push your grasp on the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship.  Prior rifle training is required, as fundamental rifle use and marksmanship will be briefly discussed, referenced, and employed, but not covered in depth.

Intro To Tactics


Intro to tactics brings shooters into world of small unit tactics. Students with previous rifle training will be challenged in movement, communication, thought process, discrimination, and basics of patrolling. 
This course is 1 day long and requires 400 rounds of rifle ammunition.

 **Previous rifle training is required to maintain safety and accountability.

Vehicle Tactics


Vehicle Tactics will cover everything from proper use of cover, vehicle ballistic tests, react to contact, team movement, and even ramming.
All iterations are gleaned from lessons and techniques used by the most elite units in the world. There will be ZERO application of range theory. 
Body armor is recommended, but not required.



Close Quarters Battle will only be open to clients of TDA that have attended PER course, or an equivalent at another reputable instructor’s rifle course. 
CQB is graduating from the flat range. The fundamentals of shooting must be in place to allow you to focus on technique of moving in a room with other shooters, and executing one of the most important aspects of a fight... making decisions.