Close Quarters Tactical's education-based facility is rooted in decades of experience. Led by Aaron Hoke, a veteran Marine, and Al Dustan II, a hand-to-hand and mixed-martial-arts specialist, the staff of former law-enforcement officers and experienced instructors impart safe firearm operation and self defense to students during courses. Additionally, their non-firearm classes run the gamut from basic street self-defense to repelling, in which students grip ropes, maneuver down walls, and learn to properly clean their homes’ stairs.
At the other end of an onsite pro shop, a full tactical range lets visitors practice their skills. Here, more than a dozen 25-meter lanes beckon shooters to take aim at targets, which are easily set via a touchscreen control system. Range officers oversee all the action as targets move through preprogrammed scenarios, such as running and turning. Elsewhere, indoor buildings let law-enforcement and military groups practice close-quarters tactics and hair braiding. The indoor facilities can also host airsoft games.