2-Day Essential Class Equipment Required*

  • Handgun (See articles on handgun selection and carrying methods.)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • 400 rounds of ammunition
  • *All equipment is available for rental except ammunition.


    Tom Russell

    Tom Russell, Master Instructor

    Tom Russell has over 20 years of experience as a firearms instructor having trained under and then instructed with Colonel Jeff Cooper and received his Master Firearms Instructor rating from Colonel Cooper in 2000. In 2006, Colonel Cooper identified Tom as a Doctor of Practical Marksmanship.

    Tom has faced potential and actual deadly force situations on the street and in the game field.  He dealt with those problems quickly and efficiently and states, “The goal is to end the fight before your assailant realizes he has jumped on a wolf and not a mouse.”

    Tom is also a Christian Gospel Preacher. He and his wife Liz have been happily married for thirty years and have four children and one grandson.

    Our Mission

    “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing!” Burke
    "My company’s mission is to train good men and women to do what needs to be done when they come face to face with the desperate and the vicious. Perhaps you have already been a victim. It would give me great pleasure to provide you with the training and help you attain the mindset to ensure that it never happens again."
    ~Tom Russell