Northwest Suburban Tactical Training Center

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Retired Marine, federal police officer, and three-tour Iraq veteran train students in armed self-defense in class with hour of range time

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Promotional value expires Jun 30, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. FOID card not required for introduction class. Must sign waiver. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Shooters are encouraged to bring their own eye and ear protection. No open-toed shoes. Outdoor attire is required, as range portion is outdoors. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$59 for an Intro to Firearms and Shooting Class for Two ($250 Value)

Instructors spend one hour teaching students the basics of operating a handgun, going over topics such as the different parts of a gun, safe handling practices, and cleaning. They then furnish students with a handgun, ammo, eye and ear protection, and a target for one hour of range shooting. Classes are generally available by appointment on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

Northwest Suburban Tactical Training Center

The Range

Live-fire training takes place at an indoor range.

The Rentals

Instructors supply ammo and handgun rentals, including semi-automatic pistols.

At a Glance

Daniel J. Laudick, Sr. has a lot of reasons to feel proud. He has served in the Marines, worked on the US Department of Defense's counter-drug and counter-terrorism unit, and appeared on the Discovery Channel's One Man Army. 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. And they each have pretty impressive resumes as well. Adrian Rivera is a federal police officer who protects the president during Chicago-area visits, and Matthew Boelhower is a three-tour Iraq veteran appearing in The New York Times bestseller Joker One and whose platoon was featured in Soldier of Fortune Magazine. All three share the belief that in these rare but life-threatening situations, people revert back to their training.

Customer Reviews

Dan is thorough and covers more aspects on handling and caring for firearms than most training courses. Being a lifelong marine from a family of marines, for us civilians, he can be a little intimidating. But our class was diverse, including teenage girls and senior citizens. And we learned to adapt to Dan's military way of engaging the class because he's a decent man with tons of incredibly useful information. Dan's wife will greet you upon arrival and helps those during the course when a more civilian touch is needed. The 2 hours training is superior. Training class is done in Dan's garage and the group drives together to the shooting range.
Raymond L. · September 6, 2015
Take this class! Taught by an ex-marine, it's fantastic!!
Judith S. · August 15, 2015
Good class. I will probably take another one.
Sue S. · August 8, 2015
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