Handgun Training For Civilians

Atlas Defense Enhanced Firearm training is only available to citizens with a handgun license.

Survive & Protect.

Train for real life scenarios like home invasion, assault, active shooter and road rage in our safe advanced simulations. Enhance your firearm and defense skills by learning to manage your critical decision process under calculated stress.

  • Validate Your Abilities Under Stress
  • Learn To Make Tactical Decisions
  • Develop Confidence
  • Learn Proven Voice Commands
  • Recognize Shoot and No-Shoot Situations
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Live Role Players Deliver Realism And Unpredictability.

A powerful component of our system is the performance delivered by the live role players. The patent pending reflective target creates the illusion of a face to face encounter making for a compelling training experience.

  • Unlimited Scenarios
  • Live Reaction By Role Player Aggressors
  • Controlled Intensity Tailored To Each Student
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Video After-Action Reviews.

Atlas Defense scenario training includes a detailed review of each students' performance, each time they go through a scenario in the live-fire training system. Our instructors provide insights and instruction that helps you understand what to look for, how to make better decisions and how to perform better under stress. With each scenario experience, students build confidence and capabilities under stress

  • Video Reviews of Each Scenario Experience
  • Synchronized Views Of Students And Role Player Adversaries
  • High-Level Instruction and Insights
  • Learn What To Look For
  • Gain Confidence Under Stress
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Handgun training delivered by former U.S. Secret Service Agents, Combat Veterans and Law Enforcement Officers.

Atlas Defense courses are developed by former Secret Service and U.S. Federal Air Marshall elite trainers, and are designed for all levels of shooting experience. Our Master Certified Instructors leverage our exclusive VIKN Advanced Live-Fire Combat Training System to create a realistic scenario, triggering physical and mental reactions, preparing you to make good decisions in real time under calculated stress.

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You have made the commitment to legally carry a handgun.

You owe it to yourself, your family and your community to receive the best handgun training available to civilians anywhere. Based near Austin Texas, Atlas Defense provides enhanced handgun training that will expand your capabilities, increase confidence through real scenario experience, test your weapon under calculated stress and develop the enhanced skills you cannot gain shooting at paper or steel targets.

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A state-issued license to carry a handgun is required for all Atlas Defense Civilian Courses.

Responsible Defense 1

Introductory course focused on basic weapon handling skills and critical decision making in the simulator.

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Responsible Defense 2

Intermediate course focused on weapon handling skills and more complex critical decision making in the simulator.

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Responsible Defense 3

Advanced course focused on tactical weapon handling skills and very complex critical decision making in the simulator.

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Atlas Defense provides beginner to advanced handgun training to licensed citizens that will expand your capabilities, increase confidence through real scenario experience, test your weapon under calculated stress and develop the enhanced skills you cannot gain shooting at paper or steel targets.

The Atlas Defense Advantage

Atlas Defense provides custom armed confrontation training solutions to licensed citizens who have made the commitment to legally carry a firearm in public.

Our curriculum developers create custom survival scenarios that are tailored to the skill and confidence level of each individual student. Our role players are highly skilled, qualified and capable professionals who deliver the most realistic experiences so trainees are prepared for the street.

Our Master Certified Instructors are elite military and law enforcement professionals with years of training experience who provide valuable feedback during after action reviews.

  • Live Fire Combat
    Students train to deal with stress management and conflict resolution in armed and unarmed confrontations.
  • Carry Weapons
    Students use the same weapons and ammunition that they carry.
  • Safe Training Environment
    Strategic ballistic and reflective target walls are structured for safety with 2 to 1 Safety Officer and Instructor to student ratio during training.
  • Stress Inoculation
    Through repetitive training gain a true muscle memory and strong foundation in perfecting fundamentals in stressful environments.
  • Role Player Aggressors
    Customized interactive scenarios featuring live adversaries reacting to the student in real time.
  • After Action Reviews
    Includes multiple video angles for immediate feedback of the shooter's actions.
  • Post Shoot Evaluations
    Validation of skills, equipment, and level of readiness. We monitor our students with blood pressure checks before and after each scenario to demonstrate how stress or increased stress affects the student.
  • Skill Graduation
    Measurable improvements through established benchmarks in a controlled training environment.
  • Decision Management
    We teach our students to make the right decisions when confronted with a deadly-force situation.
  • Scenario Control
    Atlas Defense Survival Scenarios are tailored to match the skill level and confidence of each individual student.