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When preparing for the worst,train with the best!

Many new courses are offered based on interest from our customers! Contact Fort Discovery at 877-876-4750 and let us know what courses you are interested in.




Introduction to Threat Awareness

This entry-level course will give you the confidence you need when making a decision to save your life or the life of another. This course focuses on Jeff Cooper’s threat index and will teach you how to detect a threat prior to an event. This will give you the upper hand on how and what defensive measures to employ. The course will also explore several types of weapons, including knives, Tasers, and firearms. This is a classroom-only course.


Basic/Intermediate/Advanced Pistol

Basic Pistol is an introductory handgun course for those with no or limited shooting experience who want to learn safe, effective use of the handgun. Topics covered will include safety rules, grip, stance, use of sights, loading and unloading, basic maintenance, and trigger control. By day’s end, the student will fire five shots into a ten-inch circle target.


Intermediate Pistol is for shooters to build upon the skills you already have. It focuses on presentation, sight picture, speed and tactical reloading, malfunction clearance, and accuracy in compressed time frames.


Advanced Pistol focuses on marksmanship and movement. Topics include concealed carry, unusual position shooting, lateral, forward, and rearward movement, and speed and accuracy.


Defensive Rifle 1 and 2

Defensive Rifle 1 is for students who want to learn or reinforce their basic rifle skills. The course covers the safe and functional operation of the rifle. Participants will learn nomenclature, safety rules, basic shooting positions, how to load/unload and chamber a round, and accuracy from standing. Any caliber and action type is permitted.


Defensive Rifle 2 provides skill building for those with basic skills. Topics include equipment, modifications, accessories, stance, positions, speed and tactical reloading, malfunction clearance, and accurate hits with compressed time limits.

Survival Shotgun

This two-day class explores the utility of shotguns in defensive and survival applications. Topics include selection of the shotgun, fitting the shotgun, ammunition, grip and stance, use of sights, loading and unloading, select-loads, tactical reloads, shooting slugs, and more.


Urban Survival

Don’t be confused and scared! Learn how to navigate, build temporary structures, and defend yourself and your family. You will also learn basic first aid skills, weapon types and your legal rights. Classroom only course.


Active Shooter Awareness

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and can escalate quickly. This course will help better prepare you to deal with an active shooter situation. Classroom only course. This course can be taken at Fort Discovery, or we can also conduct the training at your location. Contact Fort Discovery at 877-876-4750 for details.


Gun Safety for Kids

This 4-hour course for a parent and child is a class all families should take. Learn about gun safety and how to relay that information to children. Classroom only course.

Students attending any Fort Discovery firearms training course should bring:

  • Eye and ear protection

  • Hat with a brim

  • Gun

  • Two magazines

  • Ammunition (200 rounds for Basic courses, 350 rounds for Intermediate courses, and 500 rounds for Advanced courses)

  • Notepad and pen, sack lunch and bottled water


Pistol classes require a quality pistol; a rigid (Kydex or leather) holster; magazine or speed loader pouch. A defensive caliber is suggested, but a .22 LR pistol is acceptable.

Rifle class students may use any safe, quality rifle or carbine, from .22LR to .30 caliber; any action type is acceptable – autoloader, bolt, pump action, lever action, etc. A sling is required on all rifles.

Shotgun class requires normal range equipment; a quality shotgun, pump-action suggested; a shotshell ammo carrier; 150 birdshot, 25 buckshot, 25 slugs.

Safety of the students is a priority!  Therefore, students with unsafe or inadequate equipment will not be allowed to shoot. Classes requiring a prior skill level to participate will mandate that students who fail to pre-test will not be allowed, but may apply the tuition to a more basic class.


You are encouraged to wear clothing that is comfortable and dress in layers.If you don’t have any of the required equipment, Fort Discovery has them available for purchase at our store.


Equipment sales and rentals are available.


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