Protective Agent Training - Handgun

Protect Yourself and your Protectee(s) with the skills of a Trained Protective Agent 

Length: 16 hours (two days)

Facility Requirements: PPT, Live-fire range out to 25 yards. 

Think and move like the professionals: Learn the skills and gain the knowledge of a trained Protective Agent. Take advantage of this extremely rare opportunity to learn from the experience and knowledge of a protective services professional from deep within the US Defense Intelligence community. Former federal employee (CIA), Protective Programs subject matter expert and world-class educator Steve Tarani steps outside “the Agency” to provide you with this vetted, live-fire, easy-to-follow advanced Protective Agents training curriculum allowing you the opportunity to develop protective gunhandling, marksmanship and movement skills utilizing your instinctive reflexes to solve difficult threat engagement problems. 


Designed for the seasoned/ intermediate level shooter – you must submit proof of recent prior training as this is NOT a square-range shooting course - this IS a 360 professional hands-on Protective Services approach to doing what it takes to get yourself and your protectee(s) immediately out of trouble and to safety. Applicable on the job, at home, in your car and while traveling, this IS an opportunity for you to take home field-tested “bread and butter” techniques, sustainment drills and proven tactics. 

Course content includes:

  • The fundamentals of Protective Intelligence, Attack Recognition, Threat Assessment and appropriate armed response
  • How to move yourself and your protectee(s) to and from controlled/ uncontrolled Areas
  • Concealed Carry immediate Access and Rapid Deployment
  • Asymmetric Firing Positions
  • Handgun Defense against contact-range Edged Weapon and Impact Weapon attacks
  • Threat Engagement in both open and confined areas including vehicles
  • Confronting Multiple Attackers
  • Fighting with a Handgun from the ground (access, deployment, retention, tactical recovery, etc.,)
  • Handgun Weapon Retention (in/ out of the holster, stationary, clearing, etc.,)
  • Counter-retention (takeaways, principals of disarming, multiple positions, etc.,)
  • Hostage Scenarios (should you be held at gunpoint)
  • Real-world Scenarios (single/ multiple threats 360 approach)
  • How to take and keep positive control of your environment
  • Managing the fateful Injury/ Distance liability gap
  • Cover and Evacuation
  • Hostage Escape
  • Armed defense against single and multiple assailants with protective movement

What to Bring: Attendees must bring traditional range kit to include

  • duty/ off-duty carry pistol
  • holster
  • mag pouches
  • 3 magazines
  • eye/ear protection
  • ball cap
  • 500 rds of FMJ ball ammo
  • range cleaning gear
  • Gloves are mandatory
  • Knee and elbow protection optional
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