Discrete, accelerated, and tailored to meet your particular training goals:
Half day instruction $500 for 1su individual, $250 per person for 2, $200 per person for 3, $175 per person for 4 or more. Also, hourly rates available from $120/hr.


If you wish to carry a concealed weapon for protection, a concealed carry permit is required. Montana Code Annotated Section 45-8-315 covers the laws related to concealed weapons. The Criteria for obtaining a concealed weapon permit are:

  • Resident in Montana for 6 months
  • 18 years of age
  • No criminal repcord
  • Possess a Montana Drivers License or State ID
  • Written documentation of firearms training – such as a handgun safety course

Tactic’s CWP course of instruction satisfies the proficiency requirement of a handgun safety course. I HIGHLY recommend this course for anyone considering carrying a weapon. This course will minimize your risk and keep you on the edge of your seat! The following material will be covered in this course:

  • The legal definition of use of force will be explained
  • CCW laws will be discussed
  • Post shooting actions will be analyzed
  • Practical steps during a use of force scenarios will be covered
  • Sources to determine further information will be given
  • Most importantly, the trade-off of using force vs. threat avoidance will be thoroughly debated

This course costs $80.


Handgun 1 is an introduction to firearms nomenclature, operation, and live fire drills. The pace of the classroom is such that a new learner feels safe and develops confidence. Safety is paramount! Basic firearms safety, gun handling, and techniques to make any loaded weapon safe will be covered.
You can expect to learn:

  • Grip
  • Stance
  • Sight alignment
  • Sight picture
  • Trigger control
  • Follow through
  • Breathing
  • Unloading/Reloading
  • Drawing from a holster
  • Recoil management
  • Malfunctions

Time of course: 6 hours
Cost: $150
Prerequisite: none
Minimum number of students required to run class: 2
What to bring to class: Notepad, pen, handgun, 2 magazines (3 recommended), 300 rounds of ammunition, outside the waistband holster, belt mounted magazine carrier, eye protection, hearing protection, long sleeve garment.


Handgun 2 course builds upon the proper fundamentals developed in Handguns 1. The course is conducted exclusively at a shooting facility with live fire drills. Students will learn to shoot more dynamically: faster, under stress, and while moving.
You can expect to learn:

  • Review of Fundamentals
  • Drawing and presenting from a holster
  • Shooting positions
  • Strong and weak hand drills
  • Rapid reengagement
  • Instinctive fire vs Long range fire
  • Turning
  • Lateral movement
  • Off-line movement
  • Sympathetic nervous system responses
  • Shooting quickly and accurately

Time of course: 6 hours
Cost: $200
Prerequisite: handgun 1
Minimum number of students required to run class: 2
What to bring to class: handgun, 2 magazines (3 recommended), 400 rounds of ammunition, outside the waistband holster, belt mounted magazine carrier, eye protection, hearing protection.


Handgun 3 course builds upon the proper fundamentals developed in Handguns 1 & 2. This course is conducted exclusively at a shooting facility with live fire drills. Students will learn advanced weapon handling, movement, and team drills
You can expect to learn:

  • Shooting around corners
  • Advanced movement
  • Shooting from unconventional positions
  • Combining multiple techniques in problem solving scenarios
  • Drugged assailant & body armor defeating drills

Time of course: 6 hours
Cost: $250
Prerequisite: handgun 1 & 2
What to bring to class: handgun, 2 magazines (3 recommended), 600 rounds of ammunition, outside the waistband holster, belt mounted magazine carrier, eye protection, hearing protection.


Handgun 4 course builds upon the proper fundamentals developed in Handguns 1, 2, & 3. The course is conducted exclusively at a shooting facility with live fire drills. Students will learn to shoot in specialized situations under unique conditions. This course of instruction is private and by invite only. TOPICS ARE PROPRIETARY & AVAILABLE BY REQUEST ONLY.
You can expect to learn:

  • Conceal carry applications
  • Shooting through clothing
  • Shooting through materials
  • Shooting from vehicles
  • Night shoot

Time of course: 6 hours
Cost: $300
Prerequisite: handgun 1, 2, 3
What to bring to class: handgun, 2 magazines (3 recommended), 400 rounds of ammunition, outside the waistband holster, belt mounted magazine carrier, eye protection, hearing protection.


Carbine 1 focuses on the semi-automatic rifle and is an introduction to carbine nomenclature, operation, and live fire drills. The pace of the classroom is such that a new learner feels safe and develops confidence. Safety is paramount! Basic firearms safety, gun handling, and techniques to make any loaded weapon safe will be covered.
You can expect to learn:

  • Stance
  • Proper body placement (cheek weld, forearm, grip)
  • Sight alignment
  • Sight picture
  • Trigger control
  • Follow through
  • Breathing
  • Zeroing
  • Sight differentials
  • Unloading/Reloading
  • Drawing from a sling
  • Shooting positions
  • Recoil management
  • Malfunctions

Time of course: 6 hours
Cost: $200
Prerequisite:  none
What to bring to class: Notepad, pen, carbine (AR-15 or AK 47 style), sling, 3-4 magazines, 400 rounds of ammunition, magazine carriers, eye protection, hearing protection, long sleeve garment.


Carbine 2 course builds upon the proper fundamentals developed in Carbine 1.  The course is conducted exclusively at a shooting facility with live fire drills.  Students will learn to shoot more dynamically: faster, under stress, and while moving.
You can expect to learn:

Review of Fundamentals
Reloading
Malfunctions
Advanced shooting positions
Turning
Ambidextrous shooting
Rapid reengagement
Shooting while moving
Lateral movement
Off-line movement
Sympathetic nervous system responses
Shooting quickly and accurately

Time of course: 6 hours
Cost: $250
Prerequisite: carbine 1
Minimum number of students required to run class: 2
What to bring to class: carbine (AR-15 or AK 47 style), sling, 3-4 magazines, 500 rounds of ammunition, magazine carriers, eye protection, hearing protection, long sleeve garment.



Carbine 3 course builds upon the proper fundamentals developed in Carbine 1 & 2.  The course is conducted exclusively at a shooting facility with live fire drills.  Students will learn to shoot more dynamically: faster,under stress, and while moving.
You can expect to learn:

  • Review of Fundamentals
  • Stress drills
  • Run down drills
  • Multiple distance engagements
  • Shooting from vehicle
  • Getting the most out of your reticle

Time of course: 6 hours
Cost: $300
Prerequisite: carbine 1 & 2
What to bring to class: carbine (AR-15 or AK 47 style), sling, 3-4 magazines, 600 rounds of ammunition, magazine carriers, eye protection, hearing protection, long sleeve garment.


You can expect to learn:

  • Night shooting
  • Shooting with NVG’s

Cost: $400
Prerequisite: carbine 1, 2, & 3
What to bring to class: carbine (AR-15 or AK 47 style), sling, 3-4 magazines, 600 rounds of ammunition, magazine carriers, eye protection, hearing protection, long sleeve garment.


Many of our clients are interested in learning how a carbine works.  Additionally, some wish to assemble a carbine for sentimental reasons or cost savings.  Learn how the P.O.U. (philosophy of use) determines which parts you choose.  Learn what components are compatable and why. By the end of this course, you will have built your own fully functioning carbine. This class will be conducted in four 2 hours sessions on four different days:

  • Session 1:  Nomenclature and Philosophy of Use (1 month break to order your components)
  • Session 2: Lower Receiver Assembly
  • Session 3: Upper Receiver Assembly
  • Session 4: Final Build Assembly and Function Checks

At the end of the course, we will have an optional fun competition for all students using their new builds. There will also be the opportunity after the course to enroll in a discounted carbine 1 course ($150 instead of $200).

Time of course: 4 2-hour lessons
Cost: $250
Prerequisite: None



This 1-day firearms training course focuses on tactical speed shooting and development of aggressive gun-handling skills during tactical deployment of the shotgun for personal protection and home defense. The concepts of dominating the weapon, threat and all visual areas during dynamic action will be emphasized throughout the course. Students will develop reflexive gun-handling skills that will enable them to quickly and efficiently engage threats while performing multiple complex tasks. Students have the option to use pump-action or semi-automatic shotguns in this course.

What you can expect to learn:

  • Use of the shotgun for home defense
  • Shotgun nomenclature
  • Stance
  • Loading /unloading & press checking
  • Review of tactical sling systems
  • Presentation from low ready, high ready, indoor ready and SUL positions
  • Moving off the line of force
  • Scanning
  • Ammunition management
  • Buckshot patterning and effective distances
  • Select slug techniques
  • Transition to secondary weapon system
  • Malfunction clearance drills
  • Multiple threat engagement
  • Movement
  • Drugged assailant and body armor defeating drills

Time of course: 6 hours
Cost: $500
Prerequisite: none
Minimum number of students required to run class: 2
What to bring to class: Shotguns must be 12 gauge and have a side receiver ejection port/loading port. Bring a sling, 400 rounds of birdshot, 150 rounds of #4 or 00 Buckshot, and 25 slugs, eye protection, hearing protection, long sleeve garment.
Course duration:  (8 hours)


How is our course different:  This course is designed to increase your ability to utilize your own equipment to its’ full potential.  You will learn the principles of long range shooting, but more importantly, how to maximize long range tools.  Our goal is to have our students apply these techniques to their own firearm.  We want you to solve new problems in the field!  Your success is our priority.

Limited to 4 spots. Please call to register.  Specialized optics are required to shoot out to 1200 yards with first round impacts.  You will have the opportunity to shoot out to 1800 yards if your equipment is capable of those distances.
Bring 150 rounds and a weapon zeroed at 100 yards.
$600 prepay required.

Please call for details.



Avoiding Violence for Men & Women is a self-defense course that is founded on what works. By emphasizing the principal that less is best, Avoiding Violence for Men & Women material is kept simple so it is easy to learn, and more importantly, is easy to retain and use.  This 6-8 hour class is based on the combined experience of Chris Forrest (TACTIC) and Troy Kechely (Mountain Self Defense). It focuses on the MAD concept, Mindset, Awareness and Distance with emphasis on identifying and avoiding a violent conflict. Defensive hand-to-hand techniques are taught as well but kept simple because in the real world, complex doesn’t work.

Participants receive effective and realistic training to recognize and counter predatory behavior and assault from certified instructors whose goal is to empower men & women against violence and the fear of violence.
It is recommended that participants wear casual street clothes with no jewelry.
Cost: $150


The Defense Against a Knife Attack is TACTIC’s combatives course and one of the most empowering courses we teach! Each skill you learn is layered one upon the other systematically. At the end of the course, you will succeed in facing a threat in a red man suit with a shock knife.

The Defense Against a Knife Attack material is founded on statistics-based research and focuses on what is real and what works. Our knife defense teaches both how to defend against knife attacks with bare hands, and also how to defend against attacks by using a knife yourself. The class covers the fundamentals of fighting with and defending against an edge weapon with emphasis on the “stalking” phase of a knife attack which is more common for civilians.

Participants receive effective and realistic training to counter edged weapon assaults from certified instructors. Knife Defense is based on combat proven systems and one of the most effective foundations for knife self-defense techniques.  


Training consists of 5-6 hours of classroom and physical exercises.  The physical segments of this class can be strenuous and the subject material is inherently violent.

Cost: $200


This course is for marksmen or hunters.  You will learn to apply marksmanship fundamentals in any situation using equipment you already own. Discover proper positioning and how to establish a stable shooting platform, as well as how to compensate for your trajectory out to 500 yards.  Bring your scoped rife, 100 rounds, shooting stick if you have one, backpack, and anything else you would bring on a hunt.  Sign up now to learn how to shoot better than you thought was possible!

Time of course: 5 hours
Cost: $490
Prerequisite: None

                                                                                                                                                                 

TACTIC is offering a special 3 day Handgun Gluttony Course to those who are ready to take their handgun training to the next level. This is not for the faint of heart. The only requirement for this course is a good attitude and a willingness to learn (and a lot of ammunition!). We can’t think of a better way to spend three days than to take 4 courses of handgun training! One can shoot a handgun for the first time, and complete advanced night shooting with confidence in the same 3 days! All levels of experience welcome.

Friday – Handgun 1

Saturday – Handgun 2

Sunday – Handgun 3

Sunday Night – Handgun 4

Cost: $850
Prerequisite: None

                                                                                                                                                                 

Surviving the Griz!

2 Day Bear Spray/Firearm Training Course

This 2 day bear defense training course is a course all men and women who enjoy the outdoors should experience. Whether you are hiking in the backcountry with friends or elk hunting alone this fall, there is a chance of running into a Grizzly. Most people carry bear spray and a “Bear Gun” in the woods, but have very little confidence with these weapons because they haven’t trained enough. Training develops confidence.

Day 1 of of this course will be 6 hours of strictly handgun training. Day 2 will consist of bear and bear spray knowledge. We will be a have a live Grizzly Bear at the training! This will give everyone an opportunity to get up close and personal with a real bear.  You will train with Bear Spray Inert Training Cans and firearms. You will practice drawing from a holster against unexpected moving targets with added stress from TACTIC Instructors. At the end of this training you will have learned about bears and their tendencies, trained with inert training cans of bear spray, and put 600 rounds through your designated bear gun.

Cost: $390

Prerequisite: none

Minimum number of students required to run class: 4

What to bring to class: Notepad, pen, handgun, 2 magazines (3 recommended), 600 rounds of ammunition, outside the waistband holster, chest holster (such as the Kenai Chest Holster or Hill People Kit Bag), or drop leg holster, belt mounted magazine carrier, eye protection, hearing protection, long sleeve garment.

Course duration:  (2 days of 6 hour sessions)

                                                                                                                                                                 

Long Range Rifle Training with Prairie Dog Hunting 4 Days Available week days now through end of August.

 

This summer TACTIC and Montana Elk Hunting Company have partnered to create a 4-day training/hunting experience for the long range shooting enthusiast. The first two days will consist of long range rifle training with TACTIC. The goal is to maximize long range tools and get the most out of your equipment. You will have opportunities to shoot as long as 1100 yards on our range in Bozeman. Then we will hit the road with Montana Elk Hunting Company to put our training to the test with two days of long range prairie dog hunting. After the hunt, we will head back to camp for the night for drinks and some good food by the fire. A minimum of four people is required.

What’s included?

2 full days of long range rifle training.

2 full days of guided long range prairie dog hunts

breakfast, lunch, and dinner, nonalcoholic beverages and lodging will be provided for the two days of hunting. (If you do not plan to stay in camp, please let us know asap)

$3,000 per person ($2000 deposit)

What you need to bring.

Transportation, long range rifle, scope (first focal plane scope with external adjustments), 700 rounds of ammunition. Food, transportation and hotel accommodations while we are training in Bozeman.

Please call 4064516062 or email tacticmt@gmail.com for more info or questions with equipment.

                                                                                                                                                                 

Introduction to Reloading

This course covers the basics required to get started in reloading your own ammunition. The primary emphasis is on reloading for precision rifle, and producing ammunition that maximizes the accuracy potential of your rifle.
We will cover basic equipment requirements and recommendations, the reloading process, from processing spent brass, selecting components, to finally seating your selected projectile to it’s optimal depth.

$80

                                                                                                                                                             

TACTIC is offering a POST Certified Combat Handgun Course for Law Enforcement Officers. This course will be from 9am-4pm Thursday April 27th. This training will take place at the Ruby Valley Range. All students should bring 300-400 rounds of ammunition for the training.


This July, TACTIC is excited to offer a 3 day Carbine Gluttony Course to those who are ready to put the petal to the metal on their carbine shooting. No prior experience is necessary. If you cannot take the whole three day course, you are still welcome to participate. Please email tacticmt@gmail.com with any questions.

Day 1 – Carbine 1

Day 2 – Carbine 2

Day 3 – Carbine 3

Day 3 (Night) – Carbine 4

Cost: $850
Prerequisite: None



TACTIC and MTN Tough Fitness Labs are excited to welcome Julien from Aerie Backcountry Medicine June 3rd for a full day Wilderness Medical Essentials. Julien is originally from France, Julien now lives in Missoula, where he is completing a Bachelor of Nursing. He teaches year round for Aerie Backcountry Medicine, and works as a ski patroller in the winter. He is also a member of Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue unit, and volunteers regularly with the local ambulance service. Julien is certified as an Advanced EMT, Wilderness EMT, Level I Avalanche, Rope Rescue Technician and Swiftwater Rescue Technician. This class is designed to focus on medical issues and injuries an elk hunter or backpacker could potentially face. We will give you the knowledge and resources to treat injuries and medical concerns that could happen on a hunt or backpacking trip when help is far away. Lacerations, heat stroke, hypothermia, hunting accidents and other backcountry injuries and medical concerns will be covered. We will also focus on improvising to treat these medical situations with limited resources. This class will be at the TACTIC Camp Creek Range.


Patrolling – Gully Course

This course teaches students how to patrol an area and shoot while moving from A to B. You will be using both handgun and carbine. You can expect to patrol the gully on the TACTIC range and hit targets with both our carbine and our handgun. We will practice transitions from carbine to handgun as well as handgun to carbine. You will learn how to use terrain to your advantage, avoid exposure, and improvised shooting positions.

$225


Shotgun 1

This will be a five hour course held at the TACTIC Range to build our knowledge and skills with a shotgun. This is a great opportunity to vet your gear and try different choke tubes or different set ups. We recommend bringing 100 shells for the course. We will learn the following below.

This will be a clay/wing shooting course.

Basic Shotgun Safety
Assembly, Parts, Function
Choosing the Appropriate Shell/Ammunition
Choke Choice and Gun Set-up/Fit
Eye Dominance
Proper Mounting
Proper Stance
Types of Lead
Visual Concentration and Mindset
Various Target Presentations
Common Mistakes and Solutions

$200