Firearms Training

Our goal is to teach you to

THINK your way through a critical incident.

All of our courses start with SAFETY as the foundation

We have steady progressions of technique and tactics all based off of your level of experience

We always follow the Crawl – Walk – Run – Assess format

Our Philosophy on Firearms Training for Self Defense

According to the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) stats, from 1994-2016, nearly 50 percent (48.9%) of trained law enforcement officers were feloniously killed by a firearm at a distance of less than five feet. Moreover, nearly 70 percent (68.9%) of officers killed were less than ten feet away and over 80 percent (82.1%) were killed within 20 feet of the attacker.

Due to the extremely close distances, these situations often afford the officer little or no time to effectively draw and aim. The situation is compounded by the involuntary activation of the sympathetic nervous system, which triggers the fight or flight reaction, otherwise known as the Body Alarm Response. As such, when faced with imminent threats of death or serious bodily injury; time, space, and the body work against the person who uses traditional firearms positions and tactics. Further, you may find yourself in a vehicle or other confined environment unable to move, escape, or take cover when a sudden attack occurs.

When learnt properly, the 360° CQD (formerly CAR System) out performs traditional stances in these circumstances. We believe the most optimal method is to utilize the 360° CQD method in conjunction with Weaver & Isosceles.

Gunfights for law enforcement typically occur at ranges of less than 30 feet according to the previously mentioned LEOKA stats. At gunfighting distances from zero to approximately 30 feet, the 360° CQD (formerly CAR System) cannot be matched for efficiency and effectiveness. This does not diminish the utility of other traditional shooting platforms such as the Weaver and Isosceles stances, especially at longer distances or when the threat is identified sooner enabling more time and opportunity to adjust. It should be noted that officers often perform well at distance or when the attacker is scripted or moving unrealistically; however, when forced to perform at close range, the stance, reload techniques, and even the draw become less optimal and often unsafe.

At NTS we want to ensure every person from Military & Law Enforcement to the protection minded Civilian knows how to utilize 360° CQD for the situations where it is most beneficial but also the traditional stances of Weaver/Isosceles.  This is why we offer several courses after you have attended and become proficient with the 360° CQD method.