Do you own a firearm? Don't assume television cop programs, movies or video games are adequate instructors for a "just in case" response to a crisis. Doing so can lead to your arrest, or worse, injury or death.
Relying on the response of law enforcement to keep you safe? Though law enforcement is highly trained, they can't possibly be everywhere. Depending on how busy or far away, response times can vary widely. Your only option may be to protect yourself.
Strategic Outfitters is a different paradigm in personal firearm safety training. We are a mature husband and wife team, both former law enforcement. Firearm training is our business, not a sideline, and we teach classes from basic to advanced (a maximum of 8 students per class) with an extra focus on the legal responsibilities and information on insurers such as CCW to represent you in the event of an incident.
Classes offered by many others only meet the bare minimum (2-3 hours) required for the CWP (Florida concealed weapon permit), leaving the student without real knowledge of personal safety, firearms, or basic marksmanship. At Strategic Outfitters, we offer tiered training levels to equip you with the thought process and skills to avoid bad situations whenever possible and how to deal with them when avoidance is not possible. Even if you are a "passive" gun owner (one who has possession of a firearm yet rarely has contact with it), you need the training and confidence of knowing (if and when) you will be able to handle the situation.
Unlike the vast majority of other trainers who use facilities owned by others, Strategic Outfitters has its own complete private training facility and gun range. NRA courses and private instruction are held in our classrooms with a collocated outdoor range. The facility is located in the Orlando area and is only minutes from Downtown Mount Dora and Eustis. Our facilities include an actual home dedicated to training scenarios, the latest technology in computer and laser simulators, and a Pro Shop to purchase everything from concealed carry accessories (holsters, purses, etc.) to defensive items such as pepper sprays and stun guns. As a federally licensed firearm dealer (FFL), Strategic Outfitters stocks a variety of firearms for concealed carry and home defense.
Before you take firearms training from anyone, take a look at their website and social media to see what they tell you about themselves and their philosophy. Google them to see what information from others is available and if it comports with what they tell you about themselves. Ask them about their firearms knowledge and background, whether they carry instructor liability insurance, whether the classroom and range are covered with commercial insurance policies specifically for firearm training, will the range training be conducted at a public range where the general public (including those with unsafe habits) will be shooting at the same time, and will the range training be conducted out in an open field that is miles from civilization? Whether you choose to train with us or someone else, you have the right to know the answers to these questions.