Over centuries, modern firearms gradually replaced archaic weapons, such as the rapier and the sternly worded pamphlet. Take aim with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $69 for a four-hour Utah concealed-firearm-permit class for one (a $150 value)
- $129 for a four-hour Utah concealed-firearm-permit class for two (a $300 value)
After the concealed-firearm-permit class, students are armed with an application for a Utah concealed-firearm permit, which is valid in 35 states, signed and stamped by the instructor. The class covers the basics of operating a revolver or semiautomatic weapon, but no weapons are actually used or required. See the schedule for upcoming Utah concealed-firearm-permit classes.
Northwest Suburban Tactical Training Center
Daniel J. Laudick, Sr. has a lot to feel proud of. He has served in the Marines, worked on the U.S. Department of Defense's counter-drug and counter-terrorism unit, and appeared on Discovery Channel's One Man Army. He's not totally sure how that last one happened, though he suspects it has something to do with running into R. Lee Ermey at a Marine Corps ball right before Discovery called. Despite all this, his proudest moment may be a weapon-retention class he taught one Saturday. Soon after, someone attacked one of his students, a federal contractor, and went for his gun. Daniel's student not only retained his weapon using the techniques he learned in class, but also subdued his attacker without firing shot.
The instructors at Northwest Suburban Tactical Training Center aim to prepare students for those kinds of situations, which they refer to as "the 1% day". Daniel and his two fellow instructors—Adrian Rivera, a federal police officer who protects the president during Chicago-area visits, and Matthew Boelhower, a three-tour Iraq veteran appearing in The New York Times bestseller Joker One and whose platoon was featured in Soldier of Fortune Magazine_—believe that in these rare but life-threatening situations, people revert back to their training—or lack thereof. That's why their classes cover a broad range of armed and unarmed self-defense techniques for civilians, the military, and law enforcement. Drawing from their own combat training and field experience, Daniel and his team also organize custom training programs on topics such as patrolling, giving trauma first aid, and teaching police how to avoid stage fright when _COPS cameramen show up. Holding an ATF license for their facility, Northwest Suburban Tactical's weapon experts advise on and can customize firearms.