In addition to our formal training classes, Means of Last Resort offers a multitude of private workshops, clinics and trainee practice sessions for its students. These are generally 3-4 hour sessions held on weekday evenings, but are also available as required during the day or night for our folks that work evening or night shifts. Held in private defensive shooting facilities, all of our workshops incorporate contextually based defensive shooting drills, utilizing our Advanced Pistol Combat System. Unlike standard range sessions at public range facilities, our trainees are expected to present their firearms from concealment, and shoot rapid fire shot sequencesiwhile incorporating movement as required and applicable to the circumstance of the drill.
Prior to participating in other workshops, students must:
1. Have a valid Missouri or Kansas Concealed Carry License/Permit
2. Have attended each two part intro and advanced APCS workshops.(4 units)
Examples of available workshops are described below.
All workshops will begin with a Range Safety and workshop overview briefing. Participants will then normally be broken into two relays of shooters with on member active on the firing line and the other acting as a coach. Teams will be assigned to individual instructors as appropriate.
Except for basic/introductory sessions, and in keeping with all training being contextually "real life" based, participants will retain holstered, fully loaded firearms and spare magazines at all times; however, ALL FIREARMS WILL REMAIN HOLSTERED WHILE THE PARTICIPANT IS NOT ON THE FIREING LINE. Any infraction of this rule will entail immediate dismissal from the workshop.
Unless otherwise annotated, workshop session tuition is $45 per person and are normally 3-4 hours in duration. Typically workshops are held evenings from 6-10 p.m. Check the schedule for dates and times.
The basic skills assessment workshop is designed for both the instructors and the students.
For Instructors: We use the skills assessment workshop to pre-qualify new students who have not attended MOLR formal classes or previous workshops. An example would be for a student to participate in the NRA Personal Protection In the Home class without previously have taken the NRA Basic Pistol course. It is our way of verifying that the prospective student is familiar with safe firearm handling and firing.
For Students: New students can use the skills assessment to get a 'real' measure of where they would fit when entering the MOLR training programs. After watching them shoot, the range instructor will advise the student as to which areas of their training should receive emphasis, or what new skills they should pursue next. Additionally, it allows the students to assess the instructors with whom they would be training if they choose to become a MOLR student.
Participants in this workshop will participate in several range drills from very simple to somewhat complex which are designed to test their overall basic knowledge and current defensive shooting skill level. Generally each drill will be run twice; First to watch the student perform without coaching. After the first drill instructors will coach each participant as requred, and then run the drill again to see if there is improvement. This helps us determine a student's learning 'style' over the course of the workshop, and let's students get a sample of the instructor's training/coaching style.
This is a 3-4 hour assessment/workshop but the fee is only $25 to cover our basic range and instructor costs.
This workshop introduces students with the basics of the Advanced Pistol Combat System. They will learn and practice both sighted and unsighted firing, rapid fire sequences, movement, ambidextrous shooting, reloading and clearing firearm stoppages with the methods and techniques of the system. While only an introductory level workshop, most students will see a vast improvement in their ability to fire rapidly and accurately at defensive targets regardless of their previous skill level. Prior to the end of the session, students will be taught dry-fire exercises to practice until they are ready for the Intro Level II workshop.Download Student Guide>>
The intro to APCS II class is a follow-on to the Level I course that expands the student's knowledge and skills in utilizing the APCS defensive shooting system.&nbs; Students will face more complex shooting scenarios requiring instant decision making and rapid, accurate fire.
Upon successfully completing this workshop, and with the instructor's recommendation, students may begin to participate in other, more advanced workshops, training and practice sessions.
Building on the knowledge and skills learned in the Intro to APCS workshops, students learn more advanced shooting, movement and weapons manipulation skills and the ability to utilize them in defensive type scenarios.Download Student Guide>>
The Advanced APCS II workshop is designed to provide shooting scenarios that with allow students to further practice their previously learned skills until they become virtually 'automatic' responses to defensive situations as applicable.Download Student Guide>>
In this session students will learn and practice tactical and shooting techniques to be used in defensive situations when the assailant is within 2 meters of the student. The training includes techniques for thwarting an assailant's attempts to grab your drawn firearm, and for when an assailant has already grabbed your firearm.Download Student Guide>>
In this session students using their own preferred shooting style will practice exclusively with multiple assailant scenarios. Many scenarios will involve 'innocents' in the vicinity of either or both the assailants and themselves, of between themselves or some or all of the assailants.Download Student Guide>>
This workshop will focus on the shooting skills, techniques and tactics used when firing from within a vehicle, exiting the vehicle, or using the vehicle as cover and fighting around the vehicle.Download Student Guide>>
This workshop will focus on the weapons retention techniques. Many of the police officers shot each year are shot with their own firearm. In this course we teach you the techniques that can foil and assailant's attempt to take away your firearm. With simulated firearms, students will practice these in pairs.Download Student Guide>>
This is a highly restricted workshop. Students applying for this workshop should have successfully completed ALL other workshops and have their instructor's recommendation to attend the workshop.
Students in this class will practice drawing and firing their firearm into an assailant while grappling with the assailant (for the one or two scenarios where this is feasible in real-life), however the most significant portions of this class will be on hand based combatives, which would simulate the most common real-life scenarios.
Practice will be with a rubber practice firearm with their training partner, but live-fire on the range with a 3-D assailant target under the supervision of the instructor and range safety personnel.
NOTE: due to the extra instructor and range safety personnel required for this workshop, the 4 hour workshop cost is $100.00 per student. The Defensive Operator Program (DOP) is an intensive, advanced level course for those persons who want to significantly expand their knowledge and hone the skills that may be required should they find themselves in a defensive shooting situation, and increase the probability that they are able to 'win' the fight.
This training provides the skills to two (or more) person teams that may be together when faced with a defensive situation. Participants will learn the teamwork and communications required to be an effective fighting force. Additionally they will learn and practice the techniques required to protect/move non-combatants out of harms way.Download Student Guide>>
This training is conducted at Lethal Force Virtual Shoot House, a state-of-the-art video projection and laser firearm facility that is exactly the same type of system used to train military, law enforcement and contractor personnel. Each participant will be faced with a multitude of real life scenarios, where they must shoot assailants before the assailant shoots them while at the same time not shooting innocents. Student's will have their hits and times scored.
As with the Shoot/No Shoot training, this training is conducted at a state-of-the-art shoot house using laser based weapons. Participants will learn the finer points of house/building clearing with real-life scenarios in a completely safe environment.
Although discouraged from seeking to clear one's own house, reality dictates that there are times when this procedure is warranted. Students learn the correct methods and techniques with which to traverse and clear rooms, closets, stairways, hallways, etc. This training is done on the range utilizing movable walls and doorways.Download Student Guide>>
This is a skills practice workshop for students to practice presenting their firearm from concealment (holster, purse, fanny pack, etc.) in a variety of different situations. While most of the session is a skills practice session, there is an instructor led roundtable discussion at the end to discuss the pros and cons of the various concealment methodologies vs they types of scenarios students most probably will encounter.Download Student Guide>>
In this workshop students practice smooth, consistent Combat and Tactical reloads under a variety of conditions including moving away from the line of fire or towards cover as appropriate. Emphasis is placed on safe, smooth and efficient operations from which speed will be gained over time with continued practice.Download Student Guide>>
Students will practice movement to and firing over, under and around various kinds of cover and/or concealment using explosive movement as well as "step and drag" and "half moon" step movements.Download Student Guide>>
In this workshop students learn and practice safe, smooth and effective techniques for shooting while they are moving any direction as applicable to the situation.Download Student Guide>>
Students in this workshop will spend much of their time "in the dark" as they learn and practice shooting techniques for low-light situations, both without and from behind various kinds of cover. The workshop presents the correct techniques for shooting with and without flashlights in low-light conditions both "in the open" and inside during home room clearing operations. The proper use of lasers is also discussed in this class, and students so equipped are given the opportunity to practice firing with their lasers.Download Student Guide>>
This workshop is dedicated to shooting and manipulating the firearm with the students support/off hand. This includes presenting the firearm from the holster, firing with defensive accuracy, reloading and clearing stoppages.Download Student Guide>>