Our Purpose

Provide training, services and support to assist churches in developing and maintaining a security program and security team to create a safe environment at their facilities. We provide skilled, experienced instructors, programs and training resources that will empower your church organization to develop a security program/ security team. These services we provided to the faith-based community are supported by a foundation of biblical principles.

A Biblical Approach

How is a church to prevent and respond to the various safety and security concerns of this age? The Arizona Church Security Network follows a two-pronged approach found within the Scriptures.

"And we prayed to our God and set a guard as a protection against them day and night." Nehemiah 4:9


Networking

We provide monthly opportunities to meet in person in both Southern Arizona and the Phoenix Metro Regions. The first Thursday of the month the Phoenix Metro Region meets at Church for the Nations at 6:00pm. The last Friday of the month the Southern Region meets at Christ Community Church of Tucson at noon for a Lunch & Learn. These opportunities allow church safety and security team members to share information, best practices and learn about a different topic each month. These meeting are open to anyone serving in Faith Based Organization or their churches ministries regardless of AZCSN membership.

We encourage members to share incident information with each other and the network. The network distributes person-of-interest information to its Shepherd members as it is received.

  Professional Training

  The greatest mistakes that people make in a crisis come from not knowing what steps to      take and in what order to take them in a given situation. We offer over thirty-five different    courses, taught by our professional instructors, ranging from the Biblical Basis for Church    to Security, to Family Emergency Preparedness, I LIVED Civilian Response to Active         Attackers, and Arizona Armed Security instruction. 


Assessment and Planning

We understand safety and security in churches and other ministries is unique in several ways.  We will work with your church to customize an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) that meets     the needs of your ministry while providing for the safety of your staff, members, visitors, and children. Our team is also able to assist you in development of safety and security policies and procedures, and examination of threats and risks your organization may encounter.    



Upcoming events

    • June 21, 2022
    • September 27, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • Christ Community Church of Tucson 530 S Pantano Road Tucson, , AZ
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This introductory 24-hour course will provide participants with foundational understandings of the autonomic nervous system, human factors, pressure points, nerve motor dysfunctions, use-of-force, handcuffing, impact weapons, and self defense. This course includes extensive hands-on practice. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes for all sessions. 

    • August 20, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • New Life Bible Fellowship 4900 W Cortaro Farms Rd Tucson, AZ & Pinal Airpark 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 13
    Register

    Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    • August 26, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Christ Community Church 530 S Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ
    Register

    Join us for our monthly AZCSN Lunch and Learn. This event is open to all church leadership and safety / security team members. 


    • August 27, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Christ Community Church 530 S. Pantano Rd. Tucson, AZ 85741 & Pinal Airpark 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    • September 01, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 96
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.

    This month we will focus on survival stress and the way that our bodies respond during sympathetic nervous system responses. 

    • September 02, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 03, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Church on the Green 19051 N R H Johnson Blvd, Sun City West, AZ 85375 and Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix
    • 15
    Register

    Day One Course Description- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two Course Description- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    Required Equipment:

    Semi-automatic pistol in .38 special, 9mm, 357 Sig, .40 S&W, .45 ACP or .45 GAP
    Minimum trigger pull to be no less than four pounds (more is acceptable, less is not)
    Sturdy strong side holster
    Sturdy belt (double thick 1.75” is recommended)
    Three magazines minimum (more are better)
    Magazine pouch with a minimum capacity to hold two or more magazines securely
    Minimum of 200-rounds of practice ammunition that match your pistols caliber
    Eye protection (safety rated sunglasses if it is sunny and clear safety rated glasses if it is not sunny)
    Hearing protection (plugs and electronic muffs combined is recommended)
    Brimmed hat
    Long sleeve shirt that closes at the top to keep hot ejected shell casings out
    Long pants (cargo style is best to keep loose ammunition in to top off magazines between stages)
    Closed toe shoes
    Lots of water
    Lunch
    Sunscreen

    Prohibited:

    An unteachable spirit
    Handguns in calibers not listed above
    Cross draw, shoulder, purse, backpack or bag holsters
    Holsters that require the index finger of the shooting hand to release any retention devices (Serpa style holsters)
    Holsters that require two hands to safely re-holster
    Holsters worn in any manner in which they were not originally intended
    Any equipment considered by the Range Instructors and/or Range Safety Officers to be dangerous
    Students instructing other students unless requested to do by the Range Instructor as part of the course


    • September 02, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 04, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Church on the Green 19051 N R H Johnson Blvd, Sun City West, AZ 85375 and Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix
    • 18
    Register

    Day One Course Description- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two Course Description- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    Required Equipment:

    Semi-automatic pistol in .38 special, 9mm, 357 Sig, .40 S&W, .45 ACP or .45 GAP
    Minimum trigger pull to be no less than four pounds (more is acceptable, less is not)
    Sturdy strong side holster
    Sturdy belt (double thick 1.75” is recommended)
    Three magazines minimum (more are better)
    Magazine pouch with a minimum capacity to hold two or more magazines securely
    Minimum of 200-rounds of practice ammunition that match your pistols caliber
    Eye protection (safety rated sunglasses if it is sunny and clear safety rated glasses if it is not sunny)
    Hearing protection (plugs and electronic muffs combined is recommended)
    Brimmed hat
    Long sleeve shirt that closes at the top to keep hot ejected shell casings out
    Long pants (cargo style is best to keep loose ammunition in to top off magazines between stages)
    Closed toe shoes
    Lots of water
    Lunch
    Sunscreen

    Prohibited:

    An unteachable spirit
    Handguns in calibers not listed above
    Cross draw, shoulder, purse, backpack or bag holsters
    Holsters that require the index finger of the shooting hand to release any retention devices (Serpa style holsters)
    Holsters that require two hands to safely re-holster
    Holsters worn in any manner in which they were not originally intended
    Any equipment considered by the Range Instructors and/or Range Safety Officers to be dangerous
    Students instructing other students unless requested to do by the Range Instructor as part of the course 


    • September 05, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cross Church 17475 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ
    • 100
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Monday of the month at Cross Church in Surprise. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.

    This month we will be focused on the Biblical Basis of Church Security. What do the Scriptures teach about physical security, security teams, use-of-force, self-defense, and more. Join us to learn more...

    • September 08, 2022
    • September 10, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Evangelical Free Church of Green Valley 1393 W Mission Twin Buttes Rd, Green Valley, AZ 85622 & Pinal Airpark 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 6
    Register

    Day One- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    • September 10, 2022
    • October 08, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • New Life Bible Fellowship 4900 W Cortaro Farms Rd. Tucson and Pinal Airpark 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 7
    Register

    This is an 8 hour introductory pistol class, taught in two parts, on separate days. The first 4 hours will be classroom and will include an understanding of safety, function and use of the pistol. This will be done with safe, laser firing teaching replicas. The second 4 hour session will be at the range, where the student will put her new knowledge to use. Training will be in a safe and supportive environment, led by a woman with years’ firearms and range safety experience in addressing women’s needs. 

    Part One: New Life Bible Fellowship 4900 W Cortaro Farms Rd. Tucson

    Part Two: Pinal Air Park Range Three 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road

    • September 17, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • CDO Bible Church 9200 N. Oracle Rd. Tucson
    Register

    Plan to join us for our fourth annual day of training!

    General Sessions:

    The Wicked and the Righteous

    House of Worship Attack Trends 

    Breakout Sessions include:

    Off-Lines: The Key to Successful Disarms (limited to 20 people per session)

    Identifying Domestic and Homegrown Violent Extremist Groups 

    Developing an Internal Training Program

    Safety & Security Ministry Team Development

    Threat Assessment and Management: Mitigating Foreseeable Violence Risks 

    Use-of-Force

    Using Table Top Exercises With Your Team

    Narcan Training

    Situational Awareness



     

    • September 23, 2022
    • September 24, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Christ Community Church of Tucson 530 S. Pantano Rd. Tucson, AZ 85710 & Pinal Air Park Range 24641 E Pinal Airpark Rd, Red Rock, AZ 85653
    • 17
    Register

    Day One- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    • September 30, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • CDO Bible Church 9200 N Oracle Rd, Tucson
    Register

    Join us for our monthly AZCSN Lunch and Learn. This event is open to all church leadership and safety / security team members. 


    • October 01, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Pinal Airpark 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 13
    Register

    Learn the basics of operating your pistol, from safely loading, unloading, reloading, sighting, firing, presentation and holstering your pistol and much more…  

     

    • October 06, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 98
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.

    This month we will hold a field training exercise where everyone in attendance will participate in a scenario. 

    • October 15, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Pinal Airpark 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 5
    Register

    Skill Development Workshops provide participants with opportunities for continued practice and growth in skills. AZCSN instructors and RSOs will provide coaching and instruction in specific skills applicable to the church safety and security mission. Skill Development Workshops are limited to ten participants. 

    Prerequisite: Basic Pistol, Practical Pistol or AZ Armed Security Guard course. 

     

    • October 22, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Ben Avery Shooting 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85086
    • 18
    Register

    Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom.

    Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The day will include live fire practice and qualification. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.


    • October 28, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Christ Community Church 530 S Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ
    Register

    Join us for our monthly AZCSN Lunch and Learn. This event is open to all church leadership and safety / security team members. 


    • November 03, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 99
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.

    This month we will host stop-the-bleed training.

    • November 04, 2022
    • November 05, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Christ Community Church of Tucson 530 S. Pantano Rd. Tucson, AZ 85710 & Pinal Air Park Range 24641 E Pinal Airpark Rd, Red Rock, AZ 85653
    • 19
    Register

    Day One- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    • November 05, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Calvary Chapel Queen Creek 19248 E San Tan Blvd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
    Register

    This six-hour course is designed to educate the public on how they can mitigate the loss of life if they find themselves in a violent intruder incident. The goal of I LIVED training is for participants to recognize the need for immediate response to these types of incidents, recognize ways they may intervene, and empower them to make a difference in the event.

    The purpose of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign is to make our nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. This preparation is being done by raising awareness and teaching people how to learn three quick actions to control serious bleeding.

    • November 18, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Christ Community Church 530 S Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ
    Register

    Join us for our monthly AZCSN Lunch and Learn. This event is open to all church leadership and safety / security team members. 


    • November 19, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Ben Avery Shooting 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85086
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom.

    Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The day will include live fire practice and qualification. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.


    • December 01, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 99
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.

    This month we will review the incidents that have occurred in our house of worship during 2022. 

    • December 16, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Christ Community Church 530 S Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ
    Register

    Join us for our monthly AZCSN Lunch and Learn. This event is open to all church leadership and safety / security team members. 


    • January 13, 2023
    • January 14, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix
    • 24
    Register

    Day One Course Description- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two Course Description- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    Required Equipment:

    Semi-automatic pistol in .38 special, 9mm, 357 Sig, .40 S&W, .45 ACP or .45 GAP
    Minimum trigger pull to be no less than four pounds (more is acceptable, less is not)
    Sturdy strong side holster
    Sturdy belt (double thick 1.75” is recommended)
    Three magazines minimum (more are better)
    Magazine pouch with a minimum capacity to hold two or more magazines securely
    Minimum of 200-rounds of practice ammunition that match your pistols caliber
    Eye protection (safety rated sunglasses if it is sunny and clear safety rated glasses if it is not sunny)
    Hearing protection (plugs and electronic muffs combined is recommended)
    Brimmed hat
    Long sleeve shirt that closes at the top to keep hot ejected shell casings out
    Long pants (cargo style is best to keep loose ammunition in to top off magazines between stages)
    Closed toe shoes
    Lots of water
    Lunch
    Sunscreen

    Prohibited:

    An unteachable spirit
    Handguns in calibers not listed above
    Cross draw, shoulder, purse, backpack or bag holsters
    Holsters that require the index finger of the shooting hand to release any retention devices (Serpa style holsters)
    Holsters that require two hands to safely re-holster
    Holsters worn in any manner in which they were not originally intended
    Any equipment considered by the Range Instructors and/or Range Safety Officers to be dangerous
    Students instructing other students unless requested to do by the Range Instructor as part of the course


    • January 13, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility High Power Building
    Register

    Situational Awareness (SA) in its simplest form is knowing what is going on around us. This course focuses on building situational awareness in everyday settings. Learn to develop a healthy awareness of what is taking place around you. This course will focus on teaching you ways you can increase your attention to people, location features, and problems you may need to address.  You will be given opportunities to practice awareness skills, allowing you to identify threats earlier and select from your predetermined plan, how you will respond in a specific situation. 

    • January 27, 2023
    • 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85086
    • 12
    Register

    Take your tactical self-defense training to the next level and learn to protect yourself in low-light situations.

    Most handgun training occurs during daylight, however, it is well documented that many shootings occur under low-light conditions. So why not train for the most probable and realistic real-world scenario? Want to see what it looks like?

    • Rods and cones – the human eye and how it works in low light
    • Night vision
    • Back-lighting and front-lighting
    • Handheld flashlight shooting techniques
    • Shooting from concealed carry positions
    • Point Shooting
    • Target Identification
    • Weapon manipulation skills (reloading, malfunctions clearance under low light conditions)
    • April 28, 2023
    • April 29, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix
    • 24
    Register

    Day One Course Description- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two Course Description- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    Required Equipment:

    Semi-automatic pistol in .38 special, 9mm, 357 Sig, .40 S&W, .45 ACP or .45 GAP
    Minimum trigger pull to be no less than four pounds (more is acceptable, less is not)
    Sturdy strong side holster
    Sturdy belt (double thick 1.75” is recommended)
    Three magazines minimum (more are better)
    Magazine pouch with a minimum capacity to hold two or more magazines securely
    Minimum of 200-rounds of practice ammunition that match your pistols caliber
    Eye protection (safety rated sunglasses if it is sunny and clear safety rated glasses if it is not sunny)
    Hearing protection (plugs and electronic muffs combined is recommended)
    Brimmed hat
    Long sleeve shirt that closes at the top to keep hot ejected shell casings out
    Long pants (cargo style is best to keep loose ammunition in to top off magazines between stages)
    Closed toe shoes
    Lots of water
    Lunch
    Sunscreen

    Prohibited:

    An unteachable spirit
    Handguns in calibers not listed above
    Cross draw, shoulder, purse, backpack or bag holsters
    Holsters that require the index finger of the shooting hand to release any retention devices (Serpa style holsters)
    Holsters that require two hands to safely re-holster
    Holsters worn in any manner in which they were not originally intended
    Any equipment considered by the Range Instructors and/or Range Safety Officers to be dangerous
    Students instructing other students unless requested to do by the Range Instructor as part of the course


    • August 25, 2023
    • August 26, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix
    • 24
    Register

    Day One Course Description- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two Course Description- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    Required Equipment:

    Semi-automatic pistol in .38 special, 9mm, 357 Sig, .40 S&W, .45 ACP or .45 GAP
    Minimum trigger pull to be no less than four pounds (more is acceptable, less is not)
    Sturdy strong side holster
    Sturdy belt (double thick 1.75” is recommended)
    Three magazines minimum (more are better)
    Magazine pouch with a minimum capacity to hold two or more magazines securely
    Minimum of 200-rounds of practice ammunition that match your pistols caliber
    Eye protection (safety rated sunglasses if it is sunny and clear safety rated glasses if it is not sunny)
    Hearing protection (plugs and electronic muffs combined is recommended)
    Brimmed hat
    Long sleeve shirt that closes at the top to keep hot ejected shell casings out
    Long pants (cargo style is best to keep loose ammunition in to top off magazines between stages)
    Closed toe shoes
    Lots of water
    Lunch
    Sunscreen

    Prohibited:

    An unteachable spirit
    Handguns in calibers not listed above
    Cross draw, shoulder, purse, backpack or bag holsters
    Holsters that require the index finger of the shooting hand to release any retention devices (Serpa style holsters)
    Holsters that require two hands to safely re-holster
    Holsters worn in any manner in which they were not originally intended
    Any equipment considered by the Range Instructors and/or Range Safety Officers to be dangerous
    Students instructing other students unless requested to do by the Range Instructor as part of the course


    • November 03, 2023
    • 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85086
    • 12
    Register

    Take your tactical self-defense training to the next level and learn to protect yourself in low-light situations.

    Most handgun training occurs during daylight, however, it is well documented that many shootings occur under low-light conditions. So why not train for the most probable and realistic real-world scenario? Want to see what it looks like?

    • Rods and cones – the human eye and how it works in low light
    • Night vision
    • Back-lighting and front-lighting
    • Handheld flashlight shooting techniques
    • Shooting from concealed carry positions
    • Point Shooting
    • Target Identification
    • Weapon manipulation skills (reloading, malfunctions clearance under low light conditions)

Past events

August 13, 2022 AZ Armed Security Guard 8-Hour Refresher
August 04, 2022 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
July 30, 2022 Stop-the-Bleed & I LIVED: Violent Intruder Response Training for Churches & Schools
July 16, 2022 Reality Based Training Force-on-Target
July 07, 2022 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
June 25, 2022 De-escalating High Threat Situations with the Use of Active Listening Skills
June 24, 2022 June Lunch & Learn
June 17, 2022 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
June 11, 2022 Basic Pistol
June 04, 2022 Low-Light Handgun
June 02, 2022 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
May 27, 2022 May Lunch & Learn
May 21, 2022 Intermediate Handgun Three Vehicles & Parking Lots
May 15, 2022 Stop-the-Bleed
May 14, 2022 Intermediate Handgun- Defensive Actions One
May 07, 2022 Stop-the-Bleed & I LIVED: Violent Intruder Response Training for Churches & Schools
May 05, 2022 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
April 29, 2022 April Lunch & Learn
April 29, 2022 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
April 22, 2022 AZCSN Presents Massad Ayoob Armed Citizen Rules of Engagement
April 16, 2022 Arizona Armed Security Guard 8 hour Refresher Course
April 07, 2022 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
March 31, 2022 Sierra Vista Monthly Meeting Topic: A Biblical Basis for Church Security
March 18, 2022 March Lunch & Learn
March 04, 2022 AZCSN: Before the Need Arises Conference 2022
February 25, 2022 February Lunch & Learn
February 22, 2022 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
February 19, 2022 Intermediate Handgun- Defensive Actions Two
February 18, 2022 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
February 12, 2022 Stop-the-Bleed & I LIVED: Violent Intruder Response Training for Churches & Schools
February 05, 2022 Arizona Armed Security Guard 8 hour Refresher Course
February 04, 2022 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
February 03, 2022 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
January 28, 2022 AZ Armed Guard Refresher
January 28, 2022 January Lunch & Learn
January 27, 2022 Sierra Vista Monthly Meeting
January 22, 2022 NRA Range Safety Officer Course
January 08, 2022 I LIVED: Violent Intruder Response Training for Churches & Schools
January 06, 2022 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
December 17, 2021 December Lunch & Learn
December 11, 2021 AZ Armed Security Guard Refresher
December 02, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
November 20, 2021 AZCSN Presents Jerry McCown Mindset Course
November 19, 2021 November Lunch & Learn
November 13, 2021 Introduction to Impact Weapons
November 13, 2021 Unarmed Security Guard Training
November 12, 2021 Low-Light Handgun
November 04, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
October 29, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
October 23, 2021 AZ Armed Security Guard 8-Hour Refresher
October 22, 2021 October Lunch & Learn
October 21, 2021 Verbal De-Escalation
October 19, 2021 Survival Stress and Nervous System Response
October 16, 2021 Basic Pistol
October 07, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
September 17, 2021 Defending the Flock 2021 Conference
September 11, 2021 Intermediate Handgun- Defensive Actions Two
September 03, 2021 AZ Armed Guard Refresher
September 02, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
August 28, 2021 Basic Pistol
August 27, 2021 August Lunch & Learn
August 24, 2021 Communication and Report Writing
August 20, 2021 Situational Awareness
August 20, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
August 19, 2021 Communication and Report Writing
August 13, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
August 07, 2021 Stop-the-Bleed & I LIVED: Civilian Response to Active Attackers
August 05, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
July 30, 2021 I LIVED: Civilian Response to Active Attackers
July 27, 2021 I LIVED: Civilian Response to Active Attackers
July 17, 2021 Dr. Alexis Artwohl: Deadly Force Encounters
July 01, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
June 26, 2021 Intermediate Handgun/Vehicles & Parking Lots
June 25, 2021 June Lunch & Learn
June 18, 2021 Understanding Child Protection
June 18, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
June 17, 2021 Use-of-Force in Safety/Security Operations
June 12, 2021 AZ Armed Guard Refresher
June 05, 2021 After the Use of Deadly Force
June 03, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
May 28, 2021 May Lunch & Learn
May 20, 2021 Situational Awareness
May 16, 2021 Use of Force in Safety/Security Operations
May 08, 2021 I LIVED: Civilian Response to Active Attackers
May 06, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
May 04, 2021 Use-of-Force in Safety/Security Operations
April 30, 2021 April Lunch & Learn
April 24, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 8 hour refresher course
April 19, 2021 Situational Awareness
April 13, 2021 Understanding Child Protection
April 10, 2021 Intermediate Handgun
April 09, 2021 Low-Light Handgun
April 03, 2021 Low-Light Handgun
April 03, 2021 Intermediate Handgun
April 01, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
March 26, 2021 March Lunch & Learn
March 12, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
March 04, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
February 26, 2021 February Lunch & Learn
February 20, 2021 Basic Pistol
February 19, 2021 AZ Armed Guard Refresher
February 13, 2021 Basic Pistol
February 05, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
February 04, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting