Location & Time:

We will meet at California Tactical Academy 6700 Holser Canyon Rd, Piru, CA 93040 at 10.00 am.



The Critical Defender Carbine Course course is 4-5 hours of ALL range instruction. Covering our safe gun handling procedures for a cold range, we then move into slow fire for accuracy and setting a proper battle sight zero. Then we move out to the firing line to cover all loading and unloading procedures, manipulation, malfunctions, and defensive shooting skills with carbines.

Course includes:

  • Range Fees

  • Targets

  • Hearing Protection and Eye Protection

  • Certification


Required Equipment:

  • Carbine/Rifle

  • 100-150 Rounds 

  • Lunch, Water, Hat, and Weather Appropriate Clothing

  • Reliable Carbine

  • Extra Magazine or Speed Loader

  • Magazine Holder

  • Sturdy Belt

  • You can bring your Handgun if you want to work transitions. 


You Instructors:


Former Scout /Sniper US Army 10th Mountain Division and Operations SGT 40th ID

Worked with Dept. of State DSS and multinational Govt. PSD and Executive Protection Units

  • POST LE, CA DOJ, CCW Tactical Handgun Instructor 

  • DOJ Certified Instructor #352179

  • NRA Certified Instructor #190269946

  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer #19026996

  • TIF BSIS Instructor



Paul spent 8 years in the US Army Infantry, half of which was spent as an Infantry Squad leader and Fight Instructor through the Modern Army Combatives Program.

Paul has 19 years of experience in the Security Industry. 


Paul also works in the Film Industry as a Military and Weapons Tech Advisor and Trainer, advising TV and Film Productions on tactics and weapons handling and teaching actors, writers, directors, DPs, and editors how to shoot.


Philip is a former U.S. Air Force TACP that worked as a JTAC attached to the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne and other Infantry Division’s during OIF/OEF.

  • Bail Agent Pre-Licensing & Fugitive Recovery Training #287310

  • POST PC 832 Arrest & Control (San Bernadino County Sheriffs Department)

  • NRA Range Safety Officer #101000209984527

  • Assault Dynamic Combat Tactics - Handgun Workshop

The students will be certified