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Why Sparrow Defense?

Georgia Law Enforcement Officers will receive POST credit for attendance at our classes.
Please make sure we have your OKey number during the registration process.
Sparrow Defense provides professional training in firearms, defensive tactics, and emergency medical techniques. We offer services to individuals, law enforcement agencies, religious organizations, and businesses.

We continually refine our courses to provide students with the best instruction available. Training maintains a low student-to-instructor ratio. Each shooter receives individual attention and personal instruction.


If you've never held a rifle, pistol, or shotgun, our beginner workshops will teach safety and the fundamentals.

For experienced shooters, lessons and classes are designed to push and refine your skills. You will leave more confident and proficient than when you arrived.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

NEW SHOOTER INSTRUCTION
This is an option for the first-time shooter, or a student who has not handled a firearm recently. A 3-hour block of instruction that covers: Georgia law, the fundamentals of shooting, using semi-automatic pistols and revolvers, and selecting a firearm that meets the student's needs.

Students DO NOT need to own a firearm or any safety equipment. All equipment used during the lesson will be made available at the range.
INDIVIDUAL LESSON
This is a 3-hour block of instruction for those who wish to work on a specific skills, or who are looking for formal shooting training. The instructor and student will discuss and agree upon the topics to be taught prior to the lesson. Great for a tune-up or for shooters looking to improve their skill.

The customer drives the content. Tell us what you want to accomplish, and we'll design a block of instruction to get you there.
NEW SHOOTER INSTRUCTION FOR GROUPS
The New Shooter Lesson can be taken as part of a groups of friends, family members, or co-workers who would prefer to learn together. This lesson covers the same material found in the individual lesson. There is a reduced per-student cost when attending as a group of two or more.

When attending as a group, Sparrow Defense will spend time teaching you how to coach each other and provide feedback. This is invaluable to groups who will continue training together beyond the scope of the lesson.
SMALL GROUP LESSON
An option for friends and families who wish to train together. Private Lessons can be conducted for groups of up to four students. This is a 3-hour block of instruction designed to focus on a specific skill or goal.
The per-person cost is lower when attending as a couple or group.
HOME DEFENSE TRAINING
Sparrow Defense offers a private training option to individuals and families interested in developing a Home Safety Plan. The Home Safety Plan is exactly what it sounds like: a pre-planned series of responses to a critical incident at your residence.

Most households have a plan for a fire, tornado, or even floods. However, many people have never considered their response to a violent actor attempting to enter their home by force.

Our Private Home Defense Instruction is a mobile service. We will travel to your residence to conduct the training for you and your family. The training price includes instruction for the entire household who reside at the residence.

All equipment used in this training will be provided by Sparrow Defense.
PRIVATE COURSES
The Private Course is a popular option amongst families, groups of friends, or groups of co-workers looking for team-building or professional development.

Any of the open enrollment courses Sparrow Defense offers may be booked as a Private Class / Private Range Day. To coordinate with us, have a representative from your group call or email, and we can add your private training day to our schedule.

GROUP TRAINING COURSES

PISTOL COURSES

Defensive Pistol I

The fundamentals of shooting, loading / reloading, malfunction remediation, access from the holster, use of cover, shooting on the move.

Defensive Pistol II

Weapon retention, edged weapon overview, one-handed manipulations, extreme close quarters shooting, positional work, partner tactics.

Low Light Techniques

Shooting in low / no light environments. Use of hand-held and weapons-mounted lights. Structure work in the shoothouse is included.

Injured Shooter

4 hours of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) content, blended with shooting techniques for employing a sidearm when wounded.
RIFLE COURSES

Tactical Rifle I

Care and maintenance, understanding ballistics, zeroing the rifle, loading / reloading, malfunction remediation, transitioning to the pistol, use of cover, shooting on the move.

Tactical Rifle II

Shooting at increased speed, one-handed rifle manipulations, positional shooting, aggressive movement, partner tactics, engagement at variable distance.

Tactical Rifle III

Fighting with the rifle. Aggressive movement, movement between cover positions, shooting in compressed increments of time. Focus on tactics and round accountability.
LADIES COURSES

Ladies Only Pistol

A blend of our Defensive Pistol I and II courses, with a focus on concerns for women using a pistol against a larger and stronger opponent. Methods of carry will also include purse / bag carry, as well as equipment setups to offset the drawbacks to most clothing designed for ladies.

Ladies Group Training

All of our courses can be taught as a Ladies Only Course. This is a popular option for professional and social groups, ladies retreats, or families. Please inquire with us about scheduling.

Ladies Personal Safety

This course is approximately four hours in length and utilizes a combination of lecture, group discussion, and practical exercises.  The course focuses on threat avoidance through pre-planning and awareness of your surroundings. The course will also teach the best practices for deploying Pepper / OC Spray for defense, basic unarmed self-defense techniques, and strikes / kicks. 
SHOOTHOUSE

Introduction to Structures

One day force-on-force class. Introduces the basics of combat and movement within a structure. Students will conduct scenario-based training using Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) marking rounds.

Structure Tactics

2-day shoothouse course utilizing pistols and rifles. Training conducted using Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) marking rounds. Scenarios will require students to understand and explain their actions when force is used.

Home Defense Course

Home defense course. May be taken alone or as a couple / family. Students will create a home defense plan and will learn skills necessary for defending themselves and their dependents against attacks in the home. This is a force-on-force class.
LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING

LEOSA Certification

This three hour course meets the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) yearly firearms proficiency requirements for the State of Georgia.  It will be taught by a Georgia Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) certified firearms instructor.

Defensive Tactics Workshop

The Defensive Tactics Workshop is a one day multi-discipline overview of Combative Techniques. The content of this course deals specifically with the LEO's need to gain compliance and control quickly to affect an arrest or prevent harm to him or herself or the public.

Law Enforcement Only Courses

Any Sparrow Defense course can be limited to sworn Peace Officers. LEO-Only courses can also be tailored to a specific need based on Agency SOP, POST requirements, etc.
NRA CERTIFIED COURSES

Basic Pistol

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting instructs new shooters on the proper function and safe handling of a handgun. Students will learn how to safely use revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.

PPITH

The NRA Personal Protection in the Home course is a full day of instruction and involves both classroom study and shooting at the range.  The student will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety, how to respond to a violent confrontation, firearms law, choosing a handgun for self defense, and opportunities for further skill development.

PPOTH

The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home teaches students the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home.
PERSONAL DEFENSE

Personal Safety in the Modern World

This course is approximately four hours in length and utilizes a combination of lecture, group discussion, and practical exercises.  The course focuses on threat avoidance through pre-planning and awareness of your surroundings.  The course will also teach the best practices for deploying Pepper / OC Spray, basic unarmed self-defense, strikes and kicks, and the use of an edged weapon.

Defensive Tactics Workshop

The Defensive Tactics Workshop is a one day multi-discipline overview of Combative Techniques. The course is designed to provide the student with defensive solutions when the use of a gun or knife may not be legal or prudent.
TACTICAL EMERGENCY CASUALTY CARE (TECC)

TECC Workshop

Emergency Medicine for Traumatic Bleeding is a 4-hour course of study that includes classroom lecture, hands on exercises, and scenarios designed to teach you how to identify and stop bleeding. This is the same block of instruction from the Injured Shooter course, plus addition content tailored towards a civilian audience.

First Aid / CPR Certification

Sparrow Defense's instructors are all certified to conduct Basic First Aid / CPR training. This is often a requirement for many professional organizations.

ACTIVE KILLER PREVENTION

ACTIVE KILLER WORKSHOPS

Schools and Daycares

A course designed for staff at schools and daycares. Meets and exceeds the requirements for school personnel to lawfully carry a firearm. Includes: Developing an active shooter response, judgmental use of force, Georgia law, scenario based training, and firearms qualification required by statute.

Places of Worship

A workshop specifically designed for a group of civilian defenders in a place of worship. Topics will include: Georgia law, use of force, the decision to use non-lethal or lethal force, post-engagement, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) and communicating with first responders.

Private Property and Businesses

Designed with the business in mind, this course focuses on techniques for the civilian who encounters an Active Killer or other violent actor in a crowded environment. Firearms skill development, equipment selection, Georgia law, force-on-force scenarios, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), and post-engagement skills are among the topics covered.

Annual Qualification and Certification

A one day block of instruction that documents continued training and adherence to performance standards. Legal updates, identification of current trends, revision of your personal / family safety plan and communication procedure, and qualification on the Georgia Semi-Auto Pistol Qualification Course (GSAC).

BUSINESS CONSULTATIONS / PRIVATE EVENTS

PRIVATE COURSES
The Private Course is a popular option amongst families, groups of friends, or groups of co-workers looking for team-building or professional development.

Any of the open enrollment courses Sparrow Defense offers may be booked as a Private Class / Private Range Day. To coordinate with us, have a representative from your group call or email, and we can add your private training day to our schedule.
ACTIVE KILLER WORKSHOPS

Our Active Killer Workshop programs are commonly sought out by Churches / Religious Organizations, Businesses, and Private Schools. We can design a course for the professional development and readiness of your staff. All communication and information exchanged is confidential.

Retaining Sparrow Defense for your organization allows us to focus on building a solution specific to your site. In addition to the obvious return in lessened Civil Liability, your staff will be more confident and prepared when facing a critical incident.

SECURITY CONSULTATIONS
Sparrow Defense offers security consultations for Businesses, Schools, Religious Organizations, and other groups. In conjunction with your leadership, we can build a course to fit a specific need or show training compliance to meet an existing SOP. Topics include: site security, handling / transporting currency, dealing with a critical incident, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), Georgia Law, Civil Liability, Communicating with First Responders, etc.

Our programs lower your Civil Liability in the event of loss, injury, or death during a critical incident. This training also prepares your staff and leadership to identify, prevent, and resolve these incidents.
TAILORED COURSES
Create a complex and unique training day for your group. Mix and match blocks of instruction from our existing course list. This is an excellent option for team building, bachelor / bachelorette parties, and corporate events. This is also a popular option for groups shooting enthusiasts who want to control the direction of their training.

Have your lunch catered to our location so that your crowd can spend more time enjoying themselves.