Civilian Response To An Active Shooter or Hostage Event (C.R.A.S.H.)

Course Length:  4.0 HRS | 2.0 Hours (Classroom) ; 2.0 HRS (Live-Fire)

Prerequisite: None. 


Class Size: 16 - 20


Cost:  210.US

Taxes, fees, range time, and ammunition are not included in course cost.

10% Discount for Law Enforcement, Military, NAAGA and NRA members

This class is designed to enhance the lawfully armed citizen’s ability to not just survive, but prevail, an active shooter and various other mass casualty events Through the presentation of case-study data; proven defensive strategies and tactics; and reality-based scenario training; this course teaches students how to possibly avoid, prepare for, but, if necessary, overcome an active shooter event. 


While this course is specifically designed for CCW holders it proves to be beneficial for armed professionals as well (particularly security operatives working in both permissive and non-permissive environments alike). 


This course is taught in conjunction with Panther Protection Services, and consists of both classroom and live-fire instruction.


Participants must be a minimum of 21 years of age, be a U.S. Citizen, be of good character, and possess a clear criminal history, and be in good medical and physical condition. 

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Understanding Active Shooters, Suicide Bombers and Hybrid Targeted Violence

  • Recognizing Danger

  • Identifying Accomplices

  • Handgun Fundamentals (“Running The Gun”)

  • Effective Utilization of Cover and Concealment

  • Improvised Armor

  • Improvised Weapons

  • Solo Response Measures & Tactics

  • Small Teams Response Measures & Tactics

  • Family Dynamics and Crisis Event Planning

  • Managing Moral Dilemmas

  • Interacting With Law Enforcement

Required Gear

  • 100 rounds of brass-cased FMJ ammunition (Can be purchased at the range)

  • Eye and Ear Protection (Rentals Available)

  • Long Sleeve Shirt

  • Pants

  • Comfortable Footwear

  • Notepad

  • (2) writing pens


  • Social distancing observed (During verbal instruction)

  • Face Masks and/ or Face Shields Required

  • Face masks will be available for purchase 5. US

  • Face Shields are available for purchase 30. US

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