. FAST DFW Training & Classes .
Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL) Qualification Class:
This is our most popular class, for obvious reasons. Obtaining a CHL (Concealed Handgun License) is a straightforward process and carrying a firearm is something we believe every responsible adult should consider doing to help protect themselves and their loved ones more effectively. Click Here for our CHL Class details.
FAST DFW offers a variety of training and classes suitable for all responsible adults who want to take a sensible and realistic role in their personal safety. From those who prefer not to use a firearm or who are not allowed to carry a firearm at work, church, school, etc, right through to basic tactical training for experienced shooters:
NRA ‘Refuse To Be A Victim’ Seminars:
Hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement officials across the country use NRA (National Rifle Association) ‘Refuse To Be A Victim’ seminars as part of their crime prevention and community policing initiatives. This is not a firearms or physical combat instruction course, it’s a seminar suitable for every responsible adult who takes the safety of themselves, their family, friends, and colleagues seriously and understands they have an important part to play in avoiding becoming yet another sad story on the news.
The instruction includes a variety of crime prevention strategies, from basic criminal psychology to automobile crimes to ‘cyber’ or online crime. Our NRA (National Rifle Association) certified instructors highlight common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of and teach a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive, and easy to follow. Our NRA instructors discuss home security; ‘carjack’ avoidance techniques; ‘cyber’ safety; the use of personal safety devices; providing safety tips and techniques that help participants create a personal safety strategy to use as they go about their everyday lives.
We offer ‘Refuse To Be A Victim’ seminars to the general public but they are also ideal for businesses, educational establishments, churches and social groups. The complete seminar lasts about eight hours but can be customized to suit your needs and run as short as 90 minutes depending on the choice of topics. We can come to your location, holding the seminar in any quiet space with suitable power, light and seating (and ideally A/C as well - it is Texas after all!). Locations must be approved by FASTDFW in advance. Please Contact Us to discuss further.
Topics that may be discussed include: Mental Preparedness; Psychology of Criminal Predators; Domestic Violence; Stalking; Home Security; Physical Security; Workplace Security; Security For Parents and Children From Pre-School to College; Security For Senior Citizens; Security For Persons With Physical Disabilities; Automobile Security; Out-Of-Town Travel Security; Technological Security; Self-defense Training; Personal Protection Devices.
NRA 'FIRST Steps’ Pistol, Rifle or Shotgun Orientation Classes:
‘Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training’ classes are NRA (National Rifle Association) orientation classes intended for firearm purchasers who know little if anything about firearms but want to learn. They are three to four hours long and include both classroom and range time. Our friendly, patient NRA certified firearm instructors provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation of a handgun (semi-automatic pistol or revolver), rifle or shotgun. They teach the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the firearm’s parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals and how to clean the firearm after use. We recommend responsible parents with both a firearm and children in the home remove the curiosity and mystique of guns by bringing family members (aged 12 or older) and the unloaded firearm to this class. (Anyone aged 17 or younger must have their parent or guardian attend the same class.)
NRA Basic Pistol, Rifle or Shotgun Classes:
These classes are for absolute beginners with or without a CHL who want to start building and improving their shooting skills. (If you’re interested in the basic pistol class but haven’t purchased a pistol yet we can loan you one for $25 including ammunition.) These courses are 8 hours long and includes both classroom and range time. Our friendly, patient NRA certified firearm instructors teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude required to own and operate a firearm safely. They cover the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; firearm parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position and two handed standing positions; how to clean the firearm; and offer advice on the best way each student can keep improving their marksmanship skills after the course.
NRA ‘Personal Safety Inside the Home’;
NRA ‘Personal Safety Outside the Home’ (Level I):
These two courses are for more experienced shooters, specially CHL holders, who wish to learn self defensive firearm techniques to help them protect themselves and their loved ones more effectively. These courses are 8 hours long and includes both classroom and range time. Our NRA certified firearm instructors teach defensive shooting skills & strategies, responses to violent confrontations, firearms and the law, choosing suitable firearms for self-defense, and much more. Students must have their level of marksmanship pre-approved by a FAST DFW instructor before attending these courses.
Tactical Pistol or Carbine Training:
These are non-NRA training sessions for those who have their level of marksmanship pre-approved by a FAST DFW instructor.
Private firearms coaching sessions, either held at our own facilities or at your local range, are ideal for absolute beginners and novices who want to learn good, safe habits right from the start. If you’re more experienced and want advice or some help correcting a bad habit, we can also help. $50 per hour with a two hour minimum (plus gun loan/ammo and/or range fees, if applicable).
Private Classes & Groups:
If you’re interested in booking a CHL or NRA class or basic tactical training session/s for your family or a group of friends or colleagues we’re happy to help. We offer discounts to group organizers and may also be able to hold some or all of the class at your location. Fees vary.
And now for something completely different ...
Metallic Cartridge Reloading:
The cost of factory loaded ammunition is rising all the time and if you don’t like paying through the nose for every round, even ones you just use for plinking, why not learn how to reload your own.
If you’d like to know more about any of the training mentioned here or would like advice about the best training solution for you or your group, don’t hesitate to Email us or call Kyle on (972) 523-2865.