With our Adaptive Training Concept we offer classes and tutoring specific to the needs and requests of the student or group.

One-on-One training and tutoring is available.

We also offer Instruction for People with Physical Limitations.

And the following prepared courses:

Pistol Basics I  (BP051)

This is a 3-4 hour introductory course great for preparation for any of the 101 level courses.

Pistol Basics II (BP052)

This 3-4 hour course builds on the basic concepts of the BP 100 course and will further prepare the students for any of the Defensive or Competition Pistol courses.

Competition Pistol 101

This course addresses the competitive use of the pistol.  Our focus is USPSA/IPSC style, but IDPA and other types of competition are addressed as requested by the student.


Defensive Pistol 101

This course focuses on the mechanics of defensive pistol shooting.  Lecture topics include: “Why do we do this?”, the physiological and psychological aspects of dynamic critical incidents for both the “good guy” and the “bad guy”, firearms and ancillary equipment for defensive use among other topics.  Range exercises build on each successive evolution ending the day with a simple drill that rehearses the physical and mental issues dealt with during the class.

Defensive Pistol 201

DP201 takes off where the 101 class ends with just enough overlap to maintain the progressively building and adaptive approach of ACT’s courses.  This course is primarily (98%) on the range.  Shooting on the move, alternate shooting positions, extreme close quarters shooting, multiple adversaries and recognition and use of cover and concealment are just some of the topics covered in Defensive Pistol 201.

Defensive Pistol 102(c)

This is a seasonal class that falls between the 101 and 201 pistol classes.  The focus is cold weather issues pertaining to the defensive use of a pistol.  Course may include cold weather briefings from our medical and survival areas.

Defensive Pistol 205 (Low Light)

This course explores the equipment, concepts and practical application of lights and lasers in the defensive mode.  Due to the time of year, cold weather issues are also addressed.  This course typically is offered the first weekend in December at Riley Conservation Club.

Defensive Pistol 250 (One-Handed Skills)

This course explores manipulation of the handgun utilizing only one hand, both strong side and support side.  Handgun types, ancillary equipment and the use of a second handgun are among the topics covered.  Also covered are malfunction reductions and reloads, again using only one hand.

note:  This course requires a high level of competence in handgun manual of arms (manipulation of the handgun) therefore instructor approval will be required for attendance.

Defensive Rifle 101

Defensive Rifle 201

As the course titles state, these are about the defensive use of of the rifle or carbine.  Typical defensive rifles such as the AR15 and the AK, and their differences, are addressed .  Beyond marksmanship and desire, the mechanics of how to use firearms to defend yourself, your home and those entrusted to your care.

Defensive Shotgun Fundamentals

The focus of this four hour class is keeping your shotgun running.  Methods of carrying ammunition, reloading the shotgun, various types of ammunition and it’s application are among some of the material covered.  This course is highly recommended as an intro to our Defensive Shotgun Applications class.  Range work in this course include performance testing your shotgun and ammunition selection as well as drills to hone reloading skills.

Defensive Shotgun Application

This class takes the material we learned in the DSF class and expands with the shooting of some of ACT’s favorite drills.  These drills will illustrate the shotgun as a defensive weapon platform, compared to pistol and rifle, as well as carrying methods and shooting while on the move.  As with all of our defensive classes, the concepts of defensive shooting remain, only making allowances for the different platforms.

Self Defense Seminars

The ACT Self Defense Seminars are three-hour blocks of instruction for small groups that focus on one or two principles or techniques pertinent to self defense, which are taught using drills and exercises to help participants understand the concepts well enough to eventually practice them independently. The instructors observe and coach the students as they complete the drills, offering guidance and constructive criticism as necessary. Immediate feedback and personal attention are key elements of the experience. The seminars are intended to complement our formal classes and private instruction, rather than serve as a replacement for them. Because of the format, experienced students with some formal training will derive the most benefits from the seminars.

Basic First Aid (4hr)

Basic First Aid (8hr)

Intermediate Emergency Medical

Emergency Preparedness

This course is about preparing for “riding out the storm”.  What to acquire, store and how to use those materials are topics that are visited.  The “72hr” or “bug out bag” is explored in detail as well as basic survival skills.  Also addressed is the issue of  “bugging out”  vs  “bugging in”.

Wilderness Survival

Near Urban Survival

Survival in any environment requires a will to do so.  Beyond that, there are materials and techniques that will make survival possible and these courses deal with those topics.

Hunting 101

This is about the basics of harvesting game animals in the midwest.  Small game, varmits, upland birds and deer are discussed.