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Classes are still in session

In these trying times, we know that there’s a greater need than ever for training, so we are forging ahead with our current schedule.
If there is anything we can help with or if you have any questions you can send us an email or call 763-205-2079.


quality firearms training for professionals and civilians

Providing Law Enforcement and Security Agencies the tools and techniques to optimally perform and prevail in high-risk, kinetic environments through authentic and dynamic training since 1993.

​We are committed to offering the best in law enforcement training available. Our instructors consist of active and former police officers who are highly trained and well-respected professionals in the field.

Patrol Courses

Tactical Courses

instructor Courses

civilian Courses




2018-2019 SOTA Trainer of the year

Sgt. Matt Beckman

St. Paul Police Department
Top Gun Of the Year

Commander Brad Hazelett


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August 2020

Basic Tactical Officer Course

August 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - August 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The Five and a Half Day Basic Tactical Operators Course Sponsored by the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, is designed for the entry level or newly appointed Tactical officer or Operator that has not been to an updated swat course for several years and focuses on the basics of working in the team environment, concentrating on tactical team skills, operations and concepts. Operational scouting, Mission planning, variable Operational concepts for the Kinetic tactical environment, Leadership, Asymmetric thinking and team work are…

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Tactical and Urban Sniper Course

August 31, 2020 @ 8:00 am - September 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Camp Ripley, 15000 MN-115
Little Falls, MN 56345 United States
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This demanding, five day course is designed for the entry level or newly appointed tactical officer assigned to the role of police sniper.  This course focuses on the basics of precision rifle work with a sniper-grade rifle and the intricacies of the scout/sniper in tactical police operations.  Topics covered will include: range estimation, understanding ballistics and the effects of weather on ballistics, scouting and covert surveillance, urban and rural stalking, setting up a hide position in rural and urban environments, and implementing modern…

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September 2020

Patrol Ambush Course

September 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - September 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
St. Cloud Police Department, 101 11th Ave N.
Saint Cloud, MN 56303 United States
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This aggressive 2-day patrol level course is designed to enhance your skills to not only survive, but dominate an ambush attack while on duty in multiple environments. These situations will include being in your patrol vehicle, on a traffic stop, or working in an area near your squad or other vehicles. In addition to vehicle-related ambush situations, this course will explore other disadvantageous positions that law enforcement officers may find themselves in and how to combat those as well. This…

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3 Day Low Light Instructor Certification

September 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - September 11, 2020 @ 10:00 pm
Camp Ripley, 15000 MN-115
Little Falls, MN 56345 United States
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Statistically most Officer Involved Shootings (OIC) occur in Low or No light situations yet Officers receive little or no formal instruction or follow up training in principals of Low and No Light operation. Likewise many departments address low light operations sparingly with little time devoted to actual training, tactics and application. This is an aggressive three (3) day instructor certification course designed to take the already certified fireman’s instructor into the development, presentation and application of the Critical skills and…

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1 Day Challenge Long Range Rifle

September 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Camp Ripley, 15000 MN-115
Little Falls, MN 56345 United States
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This Civilian one day Challenge course is designed for the experienced and competent long range marksman that wishes to take the rifle and themselves to that upper level of marksmanship. The course will move quickly beginning with firearms safety and transition into on range shooting with confirmation zeroing at 100 yards and rapidly moving to distance out and past 1000 yards during the day. The majority of the class will be spent on range conducting drills and live fire FTX’s.…

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2009 West Broadway Ave.
Ste 400, PMB 324,
Forest Lake, MN 55025

763-2 05-2079

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