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Church Security Training

Periodically, for a variety of reasons, a crazed gunman or terrorist will choose to attack a location, with a goal to kill everyone in sight. They usually choose soft targets like churches, schools, or movie theaters. Schools and movie theaters have to jump through a lot of hoops to create a legally viable security plan, but churches do not; by state law, they are allowed to enable unmarked volunteer security teams, made up of church members who already have a License to Carry. Ideally, those people should have additional training of the type commonly called "Run-Hide-Fight". Texas implements this with a program referred to as ALERRT Training (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training).

This class is designed to train and evaluate volunteers to carry defensive handguns on a church campus. Participants are required to already have a valid Texas License to Carry (LTC, formerly known as CHL).

The Dept of Public Safety has designed a course called the School Safety Certification. While only public and charter school employees can receive the certification, anyone can take the course. Non-school employees would receive a certificate from McKinney Firearms Training. The training would be the same, except that non-school employees would be allowed to retake the required intake testing if necessary.

Participants should have a handgun and holster suitable for carry in a church setting, and of sufficient caliber to stop a threat (preferably 9mm or above). During the 16 hours of instruction we walk students through real-world scenarios and situations where they must defend church members against active shooters or other threats, including significant range training.

The four core topics covered in this course are

  • Recognizing threats, and protection against active shooters
  • Interaction of license holders with first responders
  • Tactics for denying an intruder entry into public areas or classrooms
  • Methods for increasing a license holders' accuracy with a handgun while under duress

In addition, although not a requirement for the course, our students will be coached on, and take, the FBI Agent Pistol Qualification. If you pass it, that will be reported to your organization as a significant upgrade to your skill-set.

Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Certificate of Training from McKinney Firearms Training.

The cost for this training is $200.00 per person (you provide a handgun and ammo, 250 rounds). Classes require a minimum of 3 people. There are no other fees.

This class is only scheduled periodically. If you would like to be notified when a class is scheduled, submit your email here. Opt out any time.


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