Training Courses

We offer a full spectrum of Training opportunities from basic pistol and carbine classes, to specialized personal protection courses. If you are looking to learn new tactics and safely push your skills to the limit, you found the right place. Our instructors are dedicated former U.S special operations Veterans, Law Enforcement, Diplomat Security Specialist, and Private Security Specialists who are experts in their respective fields. Read through the descriptions below to find out more and sign up to train with FTA.

Introduction to Pistol & Carbine

Our Pistol & Carbine course is designed for everyone. Designed for the novice shooter this class focuses on instilling the safety principals and fundamentals of marksmanship while encouraging students to develop and hone the individual skill sets. Regardless of your age, gender or experience, completing the Pistol & Carbine class will change your life! You will be well-grounded in the modern technique of pistol and carbine, including marksmanship, gun handling and mindset. Through our systematic methodology, you will achieve confidence, competence, new skills and best of all, peace of mind. Students emerge stronger, more alert, and conditioned to respond appropriately to any threat. In addition to the range and school drills, students will be shooting on the move while learning to get off the line of attack, transition from carbine to pistol, and shoot in low light/no light conditions.

H.E.A.T. (hostile environment awareness training)

In this class, students implement the foundational skills obtained in our introduction class while learning more advanced techniques. This class goes beyond the basics of the pistol and carbine and delves into working as a team with both weapons systems. The shooters will work as an individual and as a team. Vehicle bailouts, shooting on the move, team movement, emergency medical procedures, bounding/break contact, bounding overwatch, and hostage drills will also be covered.

Long Range Marksmanship

The course is designed to bring students from a basic understanding of long-range weapon systems and tactics rapidly to the upper tier of distance marksmanship capabilities. You will be put to the test. Students will learn and demonstrate a basic understanding of required math, applied physics, and US military combat veteran sniper TTPs “Tactics, Techniques and Procedures”. From reading wind and density altitude to learning to watch trace as well as accurately hitting targets from inclines and declines and everything in between.

High Threat Diplomatic Security

One of our more advanced classes, Protector 1 primarily focuses on Bodyguard/ Executive Protection tactics and techniques. High Threat Diplomatic Security is a 14-day fully immersive course designed to give the student knowledge and hands-on practice in one of the most challenging fields. Students will learn how to efficiently operate in a high threat security detail. Whether you are looking to get into security operations as a profession or just wanting to learn how to efficiently and effectively protect yourself and loved ones this course will give you the knowledge and confidence you need. The topics covered include:

  • proper structure and implementation of protection formations site survey and preparation
  • hostile environment awareness training (H.E.A.T)
  • convoy and operational driving
  • foreign weapon familiarization
  • route planning
  • combat pistol & carbine
  • cover, concealment, and terminal ballistics
  • surveillance detection