"No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms."
- Thomas Jefferson
"The defensive firearm is a special-purpose piece of safety rescue equipment, designed to extricate a person... from the immediate threat of savagely violent crime."
- Massad Ayoob
The mindset behind our training goes beyond firearms. Although we pride ourselves in sharing proven techniques to new shooters, we recognize there are other vital aspects of personal safety.
The first part of our motto is "Keep Calm". This is the philosophy of de-escalation, whereby one seeks diplomatic and non-violent conflict resolution. We also focus on situational awareness and conflict avoidance. The second part of our motto is "Carry". This refers to either open/concealed carrying of a firearm or other self-defense tool, and the proficient use of it. In other words, "Plan B".
Our classroom instruction is conducted in O'Fallon, IL.
Live fire qualification is completed in Highland, IL at the Highland Pistol & Rifle Club. We serve the communities of Swansea, Belleville, Shiloh, Fairview Heights, O'Fallon, Scott AFB, and all of the St. Louis Metro East area around St. Clair County.