Faith-based organizations are seeing an increase in violent acts against its members. We offer strategic firearms training for Faith-based organizations that are exploring the option of establishing an armed protective team or have a team with armed members. The training consists of multi-threat, active killer response, and crowd-based weapon manipulation.

Faith-based organizations should consider having weapons training and qualification standards for their armed protective members.  
-Increase visitor safety
-Increase Protective Team members response capabilities
-Reduce liability concerns for the team members and the organization.

The Course begins with one day of classroom instruction followed by two days of range time and weapon manipulation/firing.

3 day, 24 hours

$250.00 per person (special contract pricing available to agencies which enter into a contract agreement with 53 Strategic.  Please contact our Division of Education and Training for more information)

CALL FOR SCHEDULING: (302) 514-3126


Course Curriculum

  • Range Operations

    • Handgun manipulation

      • Reloads

      • One-handed

    • Multiple Threat acquisitions

    • Application of Overcoming Malfunctions

    • Shooting on the Move (SotM)

      • Team tactics

      • close quarter “offensive” shooting

      • Crowd-based weapon firing

    • Application of Foundational Marksmanship

    • Safety/Rules

  • 53 Strategic's Principles of Firearms

    • Introduction

    • Safety

    • Use of Force/Legal Updates

    • Safe use, manipulation, and storage

  • Maintenance

  • Foundational Marksmanship

  • Handgun Techniques

  • Overcoming Malfunctions

  • Team Tactics

    • Close quarter techniques

    • Crowd-based weapon manipulation

    • Active Killer response

Course Qualification

Day Shoot

Low Light Shoot


For a student to obtain course certification, the student must successfully demonstrate the safe and proper handling of firearms throughout the 24 hours of instruction.  Students must also demonstrate proper weapon manipulations in a variety of situations adhering to specific target standards established by 53 Strategic.  

* Any student that cannot meet and maintain our safety standards and/or who cannot meet and demonstrate the minimum handgun foundational skills required for this class may be withdrawn from training without certification.

Required Equipment

All students must have the following equipment: 

  • Authorized or approved pistol in good working order with at least 3 magazines

  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5" wide, duty belt, approved training belt

  • Magazine carriers, holders, or pouches

  • Belt mounted, dominant side holster

  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning (no slippers, sandals, open footware, etc.)

  • Casual, comfortable clothing suitable for training in any weather (no sweat pants)

  • Hydration system

  • Hearing protection

  • Wrap-around eye protection

  • Note taking materials

  • Ammunition, .38s, 9mm, .40sig, .45acp

Please contact our Division of Education and Training with any questions you may have.

This course has an estimated round count of 500