S.I.R.T. Tactical Defense Training

Confidence Through Competence

Defensive use of a pistol is very different from range use and shooting. The differences separate those who may survive an attack or fail to protect themselves or loved ones (thinking they were ready).

I urge anyone who has their LTC to take this class !

These classes are remarkably informative, comprehensive, engaging, even fun.
(Equipping people with knowledge should be enjoyable)

Beyond the safety aspect of gun handling, defensive shooters should realize that a criminal attack is a highly stressful situation. In fact, it will dump more stress into your system than just about anything else that you could imagine. There may well be yelling, shouting, and shooting as people—combatants and non-combatants—are running in all different directions. Your heart rate will be extremely high and your fine motor skills will be virtually gone. In the midst of this extreme chaos, you must function in such a way as to keep up with everything that is going on and to neutralize any threat that might exist. You simply won’t have the luxury of time to give conscious attention to making your defensive firearm work.

The effective handling of the defensive firearm, when you are under actual attack, must be entirely second nature. Successful operation of the defensive tool must be a habit.

When it comes to defending yourself, you must already possess the skills needed at the time of need
(meaning they must be practiced IN ADVANCE)

Failure to Plan = Planning to Fail

The Tactical/Defense Training is a 2 hr  (per person) course
(This course applies shooting fundamentals in a defensive home based scenario to acquaint the shooter with real life stress based defense.  Learning how defensive shooting differs from target shooting (methods and results), multiple targets, handling corners, cover and concealment, and is meant to be taught in the student’s own home using a safe laser pistol. 

 (this course is completely  hands-on using laser training pistols.)

*Taught in your home for $100/person (2 hrs per person)
as long as distance to home is within 15 minutes driving distance from 02745
(extra driving time simply requires compensation of $25 per .15 minutes increment).

(i.e. a 30 minute drive to your site to teach would require additional $25 since the first 15 minutes is covered under the class cost)

This course is taught on Saturdays and available weeknights (from 7-9 pm)


A  (Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger Pistol) S.I.R.T. Pistol is a specially designed laser pistol (actually two lasers in one pistol) which shows not only where the sights are aimed at the time of the shot, but can also indicate how the trigger is being used, effective take-up on the trigger, and movement at time of shot.

Couple this piece of technology with target mapping software, capable of observing multiple targets at the same time, providing split shot timing, and you have the foundation for an objective learning experience that will show the shooter strengths and weaknesses in their skill level and training level.



Discussing (and practice/exposure):

  • the mindset of the attacker
  • effective use of concealment vs cover
  • practicing both distance shooting and up close shooting
  • protection
  • earning your draw
  • draw practice methods and mistakes
  • shooting mistakes
  • handling corners
  • where to shoot and how
  • what to expect of yourself when attacked


click here to see the tactical class outline

To Take a tactical Course:

  1. Sign Up Here

    for desired date (or dates)

  2. print out and sign waiver (to bring with you for class or you can sign one upon arrival)
  3. make your payment
  4. I will reply with confirmation

* wifi access will be required for tactical course taught in your location.

venmo payments also accepted (send to davec@karpos.net) no checks please

(any questions can be emailed here)

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