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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 2019

Critical Component Sniper Course

August 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Camp Ripley, 15000 MN-115
Little Falls, MN 56345 United States
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This is a demanding 3 Day course that is designed for the current or experienced sniper to take them to the next level of precision marksmanship operations. The course will involve moving and movement, off position and high angle shoots in urban and challenging target environments. The course is designed to address the new and challenging requirements placed on the Tactical Sniper in difficult, crowded and public venues and environments. Who should attend: Current and Experienced Sniper Personnel / Update…

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SOTA Basic Swat

August 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Camp Ripley, 15000 MN-115
Little Falls, MN 56345 United States
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The Basic Tactical Officer Course 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, Basic Tactical Firearms Skills, tactical operations and concepts. Leadership, asymmetric thinking and team work are emphasized the entire week with extensive FTX’s and experiential exercises. This is a very challenging but rewarding course for…

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September 2019

Civilian Shoot House

September 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Camp Ripley, 15000 MN-115
Little Falls, MN 56345 United States
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This is a once in a life time civilian course that allows advanced CCW carriers the opportunity to train on a live fire range and then participate in a state of the art “Shoot House” environment. Participants will spend the morning on a live fire range honing and addressing the necessary handgun skills and safety actions necessary to participate in the live fire shoot house. The afternoon will be spent in the shoot house conducting dry drills in preparation for…

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Advanced Civilian Long Range

September 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Camp Ripley, 15000 MN-115
Little Falls, MN 56345 United States
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This is a Level 2 Civilian Precision Rifle Course and is designed to give the civilian precision rifle shooter the opportunity to shoot at extreme distances and moving targets. Shooters will reinforce the basics skills and then move on to several challenging ranges on Camp Ripley that will test their knowledge, research, data books, weapons skills and distance shooter in an environment not normally open to the public. Attendance in our level one course is mandated to participate in this…

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Patrol Ambush Course

September 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Chisago Country Training Range, 15230 Per Road
Center City, MN 55012 United States
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This is a new and aggressive 2 Day patrol level course designed in response to the current threat of dynamic and sudden ambushes on uniformed patrol personnel while on active or criminal patrol. Officers are increasingly and alarmingly being attacked and ambushed without provocation and this course will deal with attacks and ambushes on foot, while mobile and from mobile situations for patrol personnel in CQB (Close Quarter Combat) situations. Day one involves intense, confrontational and dynamic scenarios in simulated…

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

763-2 05-2079

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