Enhanced Concealed Carry – CCW:

– ECC is where the rubber meets the road for your Concealed Carry training. This course is designed to teach the student about the handguns that are best for concealed carry, how to store them safely and securely, and how to use them efficiently in the context of a Imminent Lethal Threat.

–  Students will learn the difference between sighted and unsighted fire, the balance of speed and precision, drawing from the holster, movement out of the line of attack, and the science behind defensive shooting. You will also learn about proper defensive firearms and ammunition, holsters, where and how to store your firearm to maximize access, and will review the State of Ohio laws regarding the Use if Deadly Force and Concealed Carry. If you have been thinking of getting your CCW permit, this is the training you NEED to take to put you on the right path to confidently defending yourself.

–  You will also learn the vital skills of stopping life threatening hemorrhage that can occur in a self defense situation from Instructors with decades of experience at home, and on the battlefield, dealing with these injuries. Students will receive accredited education content from the American College of Surgeons and the National Stop the Bleed Campaign

Items Necessary:

  • The pistol that you intend to use for Concealed Carry that is cleaned and properly functioning
  • Minimum of 250 rounds of pistol ammunition
  • Minimum 3 functioning and cleaned pistol magazines for caliber
  • Holster, Belt, magazine carrier, etc.
  • Rain or cold weather gear for inclement conditions at an outdoor range
  • Appropriate Eye/Ear Protection
  • Personal IFAK, or trauma first aid kit
  • Food and Water for the day
  • Note taking supplies

Defensive Rifle 1

–  DR1 is an all-day rifle course that gives the student a firm base of knowledge on engaging threats at close range and in restricted environments. Taught under the guide of US Marine combat veteran Tom Dillon the student will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective in a multitude of close-quarters situations.

Additionally, this course is intended to make the student more comfortable manipulating their carbine and gear, engaging threats when under stress, and to learn the basics of intuitive shooting. These are skills that are necessary when engaged in a real world, immediate threat engagement scenario.

Items Necessary:

Come with an open mind and ready to learn. We are here to share our knowledge and skills, and we expect all students to leave at a higher level of skill than before.

  • AR-15, M-16, or AK  type rifle that is cleaned and properly functioning
  • Minimum of 300 rounds of rifle ammunition
  • Minimum 3 functioning and cleaned rifle magazines for caliber
  • Rifle Sling, Magazine Pouches, Dump Pouch, etc. (We will not tell you what gear to use. You are here to get comfortable with your gear.)
  • Rain or cold weather gear for inclement conditions at an outdoor range
  • Appropriate Eye/Ear Protection
  • Food and Water for the day


A.D.A.P.T. – Advanced Defensive Application Pistol Training

–  Have you taken your CCW, or any basic handgun class, and it left you wondering “What’s next?”. This is the course that answers those.  You will take your skills in using you defensive firearm and push them higher in this fast paced and challenging class. Skill development sections include, speed vs precision, cover vs concealment, shooting and movement through everyday spaces, unorthodox positions, use of cover, dealing with use of your firearm in crowded spaces, as well as pushing contact distances out to the limits of your marksmanship abilities.

–  By the end of the day you will be thinking your way through various reality-based scenarios which will include dealing with sudden and chaotic self-defense situations. You will also be taught some basic trauma care, centered around the treatment of massive hemorrhage control and other injuries you can sustain during a defensive situation. Come ready to immerse yourself in the real world of violent and deadly encounters that you could face every day when you walk out of the door….


Items Necessary:


  • Minimum of 400 rounds of pistol ammunition (Minimum Caliber of  .380)
  • The pistol that you intend to use for self defense that is cleaned and properly functioning. This pistol is preferred to be semi automatic, get ready to reload ALOT if you are shooting a revolver.
  • Minimum 3 functioning and cleaned pistol magazines for caliber for pistol being used in class. We suggest having proper magazine pouches for these magazines.
  • Holster,  Belt, and magazine carriers, etc. It is suggested that the holster be kydex and the belt be strong enough to hold everything around your waist. You will be moving and your stuff needs to be retained.
  • Personal Medical Kit if you have one. If not Contact us and we can help you get one.
  • Any additional EDC (Every Day Carry) equipment, such as edged weapons (carried only), flashlight, etc.
  • Rain or cold weather gear for inclement conditions at an outdoor range. We suggest that if the day is sunny you should bring sunscreen, there is not a lot of natural cover on the range.
  • Appropriate Eye/Ear Protection. Electronic ear muffs are preferred so you can hear us talking while you are not shooting, but if you don’t have some bring what you have.
  • Knee and elbow protection as needed. You will placed in multiple uncomfortable firing positions and you will have to deal with them as you need to.
  • Food and Water for the day. It is suggested that you bring a gallon of water, as well as plenty of snacks to keep your energy level up.

This class is meant to take the knowledge you acquired during your CCW class and push it beyond. This class is for the novice as well as the advanced shooter, and it is guaranteed that your skills will be challenged no matter your skill level.


Enhanced “Basic Bleeding Control” Course:

Learn critical skills in this course, approved by the American College of Surgeons, that goes beyond the equipment and techniques to treat life threatening hemorrhage in the event of violence or everyday trauma. This program was initiated after the Boston Marathon bombings in response to the need to have the average person sufficiently trained in hemorrhage control that can DEFINITIVELY save a life. If you carry a firearm for self defense, or have regular interaction with a vulnerable population of the public, this is the minimum standard of training you SHOULD attain.

Class is perfect for teachers, school workers, Law Enforcement, the CCW carrier, industrial workers, or anyone else who is concerned with everyday safety. After completion you will:

  • Receive an Accredited Certificate
  • Use the latest training equipment available like the Wound Cube from Phokus Research Group
  • Learn from vetted and experienced instructors that have used these skills in dangerous environments and share with you lessons learned that you will not find in other courses
  • Understand the difference between bleeding and Life-Threatening bleeding
  • Be above and beyond confident in your ability to intervene on behalf of yourself or another person
  • Group and Corporate clients, this will meet OSHA requirements for first-aid training for your staff!

Defensive Rifle 2

–  This course is designed to take the skills and fundamentals learned in Defensive Rifle 1, and how to apply them to various chaotic environments and complex situations. Taught by combat veteran and security consultant Tom Dillon, he brings his experiences from real world conflict to bear so that you survive and thrive when it counts.

–  Students will be challenged to adapt and overcome the obstacles that can be found in many dynamic encounters, such as running the weapon inside buildings and other enclosed structures, to working in an around vehicles, at various contact distances, and will also included low light/low visibility situations. Shooters will have to think their way through engagements designed to put the new skills learned to the test, regardless of skills level or experience.

–  As with any defensive skills instruction, injuries can happen in the real world, and the learning in DR2 addresses this. Included in the program is the 2 hour Enhanced Bleeding Control module, which is an accredited course on addressing the life threatening bleeding that can result from an injury suffered during a critical incident.

Efficiency, speed, and accuracy are paramount when chaos reigns!

Items Needed:

  •  AR15 or AK platform rifle WITH optic (red dot or equivalent)
  • Weapon-mounted Light with spare batteries
  • 500 rounds of factory rifle ammunition
  • Minimum 4 magazines and the appropriate duty gear/LBE to carry them
  • High Quality Rifle Sling
  • IFAK or equivalent trauma aid kit
  • Eye and Ear Protection
  • Elbow and Knee Protection

Course is perfect for Law Enforcement, Security Contractors, Military, and Armed Citizens alike.


2 Responses to Courses

  1. Thomas Cappello says:

    Would the ADAPT class be appropriate for a person who has not shot his pistol a lot? My friend hasn’t done a great deal of pistol shooting and was asking if he needs a prerequisite class.

    • crucibledt says:

      Thomas, I sincerely apologize for the lateness of this response, but our website has been undergoing alot of changes and responses were severely delayed. To answer your question, yes ADAPT would be appropriate for a person who does not have alot of experience with their firearm. In fact, that’s who the class is particularly designed for….those who have their license but do not necessarily have additional training to prepare them for the realities of defending themselves and/or fighting with their weapon. We build from the ground up, no matter your skill level, and you will leave the class more competent and confident that when you came in.

      Hopefully this answers your question. If you have any additional ones please fell free to email me directly at or phone at 330-697-0495.

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