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  • Defensive Options Group Coursework

    The Defensive Options Group is a professional firearms training organization committed to providing individuals with the necessary skills for defense against a lethal threat that they may be confident in their ability and have the essential mindset to handle such a situation.



    We offer realistic training courses to law enforcement, corporate security groups and the private sector.
    The Options Group offers firearms training programs for both the individual officer as well as the special operations and entry teams.

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  • 2015 Schedule

    The Defensive Options Group is a professional firearms training organization committed to providing individuals with the necessary skills for defense against a lethal threat and have the essential mindset to handle such a situation.


    Tuition:

    All 8 hour courses - $250

    All 16 hour courses - $400



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      Sept 24th.....Practical Handgun


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  • TRAINING APPLICATION



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    Some classes may fill well in advance. We cannot confirm your space in a class until we have both your deposit and application. Please read this application thoroughly and provide all requested information. We must have completed application, deposit for one half the tuition cost, and a copy of current driver?s license. For Level II and Advanced Level Courses, we require a copy of your concealed carry license, proof of law enforcement or military profession or documentation demonstrating proof of law abiding citizenship.

    Course requested: __________________________ Class Date: __/__/__

    Name: _________________________________ Application Date: __/__/__

    Name by which you like to be called: ________________________ Age: _____

    Address: ________________________________________________________

    City, State, Zip: ___________________________________________________

    Phone (Home): _____-_____-________ Phone (Work): _____-_____-______

    Email: __________________________ Member of CAGC? ______________

    Prior firearm training: __________________________________________

    Type of weapon you plan to use in class:

    Make: ___________________ Model: __________________ Caliber: _____

    I enclose my deposit of 50% of course tuition to reserve my space in the class. (Reservation fee is due upon submission of application with the remainder of the fees due 14 days in advance of the class desired.) I will pay the balance upon registration. (If I must cancel out of a class, I will notify you at least fifteen days prior to beginning of class date. My deposit will be credited towards a future class. If I give less than fifteen days notice is given, I will forfeit my deposit.) I agree to abide meticulously by any and all safety procedures required of me. I understand that my instruction may be terminated at any time during the course if I fail to cooperate with safety requirements. I further agree to sign a statement releasing the Defensive Options Group LLC from responsibility for any injury I may sustain during the training program. In signing this application, I certify that I have never been convicted of any crime, at any time, in any jurisdiction. I further understand that any training I may receive from Defensive Options Group LLC shall only be used for defense against lethal threats.

    Signature: ___________________________

    Send the completed application with deposit to: The Options Group LLC, 2766A Bell Road, Montgomery AL 36117.

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  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What is the cost of tuition per each course?

    Generally, 8-hour coursework is $250.00 and 16-hour coursework is $400.00. Each coursework description has its tuition fee listed below the title.


    Does the Options Group teach private classes to individuals only?

    The Defensive Options group can custom design a program to fit either the individual OR a group. Just call 334.239.8276 and let Doug know your particular needs - he will design curriculum that is tailor made to address your defensive concerns - whether private or group.



    What do I need to bring with me?

    A complete listing of necessary and recommended equipment is summarized under the description of each class. Other recommended but not mandatory supplies might include:

    * a hydration system or bottled water

    * sunscreen

    * Weather appropriate clothing, i.e. hats, jackets, rain gear, etc.,

    * a lunch and/or snacks



  • INSTRUCTORS' CREDENTIALS

    Following is a partial list of nationally recognized programs in which our instructors have participated:





    LE Carbine Instructor?s course

    Gunsite



    NRA Whittington Center:

    Jeff Cooper ? Rifle class

    Jeff Cooper ? Pistol class





      Thunder Ranch ? Clint Smith

      - Pistol Class

      - Urban Carbine

      - High Intensity Tactical Pistol

      - High Intensity Tactical Rifle



      Marksmen?s Enterprise:

      - All Handgun Courses

      - All Carbine Courses

      - Adv. Shotgun Course

      - All Instructors Courses



      Cumberland Tactics:

      - Shotgun 1

      - Practical Rifle

      - Tactical Handgun 101




      SHOOTRITE Firearms Academy

      - Low Light Handgun

      - Adv. Low Light Handgun

      - Edged Weapons


      Suarez International

      - Combative Pistol Concepts

      - Tactical Advantage

      - Combative Knife

      - Close Range Gunfighting



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  • Contact Address

    The Gun Shoppe

    2766A Bell Road,
    Montgomery, AL 36117
    Telephone: 334.239.8276
    E-mail: Options Group, LLC

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  • MORE ABOUT COURSEWORK

    Our programs can be an asset in the battle to stretch your training dollar by offering the most value for the investment made in each officer or team member.
    All programs meet the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission requirements for continuing education and can be custom tailored to meet the needs of your department or agency.
    Our team of professional instructors can develop a program for you and bring that program to your facility. This saves on travel, lodging and overtime cover- age expense while keeping your officers available in the unlikely event that they need to be called back into service.
    As more departments and agencies are faced with shrinking budgets, it becomes imperative that each allocate those monies available in the most efficient manner possible. Each department head or purchasing supervisor must take great care to insure that every service or item of equipment that is received is the best value for the tax dollars spent.

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  • More About Coursework

    Services offered include: work place and home security risk evaluations, personal security escorts, private firearms instruction for clients and their families and a full schedule of training courses for handgun, carbine, shotgun and rifle. As more departments and agencies are faced with shrinking budgets, it becomes imperative that each allocate those monies available in the most efficient manner possible. Each department head or purchasing supervisor must take great care to insure that every service or item of equipment that is received is the best value for the tax dollars spent. The Options Group offers firearms training programs for both the individual officer as well as the special operations and entry teams. Our programs can be an asset in the battle to stretch your training dollar by offering the most value for the investment made in each officer or team member. All programs meet the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission requirements for continuing education and can be custom tailored to meet the needs of your department or agency. Our team of professional instructors can develop a program for you and bring that program to your facility. This saves on travel, lodging and overtime cover- age expense while keeping your officers available in the unlikely event that they need to be called back into service.

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  • Practical Handgun

    Duration: 8 hours Tuition: $250

    PRACTICAL HANDGUN is an eight hour course intended to provide the fundamentals for using the handgun for personal defense. Students will be introduced to:


    Proper Weapon Safety
    Gun-Handling Skills
    Marksmanship
    Shooting Techniques for Defense from a Lethal Threat

    This course is appropriate for those shooters who are beginners or experienced

    Equipment Requirements:

    Handgun
    Belt Holster
    Magazine or Speed Loader Pouch
    Minimum 3 Magazines or Speed Loaders
    Eye and Ear Protection are Mandatory
    250 Rounds of Ammunition


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  • Defensive Handgun

    Duration: 16 hours Tuition: $400

    DEFENSIVE HANDGUN is a sixteen hour course designed to build on the techniques learned in a Level I course. Students will be introduced to:
    * Three Dimensional Targets
    * Use of Cover
    * Use of Supported Shooting Positions
    * Shooting While Moving
    * Introduction to Flashlight Techniques for Low Light Training Included

    This course is appropriate for shooters who are experienced with handguns
    Equipment Requirements:

    Equipment Requirements:
    * Same as Level I Classes
    * Quality Flashlight
    * Knee and Elbow Pads Recommended
    * Eye and Ear Protection are Mandatory
    * 500 Rounds of Ammunition


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  • Ladies Only

    Duration: 8 hours Tuition: $250

    The Defensive Options Group offers this eight-hour course for ladies from novice through experienced with handguns. This course is intended to provide women with fundamentals for using the handgun for personal defense. Students will be introduced to:
    * proper weapon safety
    * gun-handling techniques
    * marksmanship skills and
    * shooting techniques for defense from a lethal threat

    This course is divided into two sessions - a classroom discussion and a range session.


    Equipment Requirements:

    * Handgun
    * Belt and holster
    * Magazine or speed loader pouch
    * Minimum 3 magazines or speed loaders
    * Eye and ear protection are mandatory
    * 200 rounds of ammunition.


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  • Specialty Handgun

    Duration: 8 - 16 hours Tuition: $250 - 400.00

    SPECIALTY HANDGUN is is offered by invitation to those clients who have trained extensively with the Options Group. Custom tailored curriculum is designed by the instructors to meet the needs of participating clientele.


    Interest and questions may be directed to the Options Group at 334.239.8276 or by email at training@optionsgroup.org .


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  • Practical carbine

    Duration: 8 hours Tuition: $250

    PRACTICAL CARBINE is an eight-hour course intended to provide the student the fundamentals for using the carbine for defense.
    Students will be introduced to:
    * proper weapon safety,
    * gun-handling skills as well as,
    * marksmanship and shooting techniques to precisely engage targets from 3 yards and beyond.

    This course is appropriate for those shooters who are beginners or experienced

    Equipment Requirements:

    * AR-15, Mini-14 or other quality carbine with carry strap
    * Minimum 3 magazines
    * 300 rounds of ammunition
    * Eye and ear protection are mandatory
    * Handgun
    * Holster
    * 50 rounds of ammunition
    * Knee pads are recommended.


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  • Practical Rifle

    Duration: 8 hours Tuition: $250

    PRACTICAL RIFLE is an eight-hour course intended to provide the student the fundamentals for using the bolt action rifle for defense.
    Students will be introduced to:
    * proper weapon safety,
    * gun-handling skills as well as,
    * marksmanship and shooting techniques to precisely engage targets from 3 yards and beyond.

    This course is appropriate for those shooters who are beginners or experienced

    Equipment Requirements:

    * Quality, bolt action rifle with low power scope or iron sights and carry strap
    * 300 rounds of ammunition
    * Eye and ear protection are mandatory
    * Handgun and holster
    * 50 rounds of ammunition
    * Knee pads are recommended.


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  • Defensive Carbine

    Duration: 16 hours Tuition: $400


    DEFENSIVE CARBINE is a sixteen hour course designed to build on the techniques from a Level I course. This course will increase the ability of the student to:


    * Use supported shooting positions

    * targets through the use of cover

    * Shoot while moving

    * Utilize three dimensional targets

    * Be introduced to flashlight techniques



    * Equipment Requirements:


    * Same as Level I classes plus

    * Quality Flashlight

    * Clear Eye Protection and ear protection REQUIRED

    * Knee and Elbow Pads recommended

    * Handgun of choice

    * 100 rounds of Ammunition



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  • Specialty Carbine

    Duration: 8 - 16 hours Tuition: $250 - 400.00

    SPECIALTY CARBINE is offered by invitation to those clients who have trained extensively with the Options Group. Custom tailored curriculum is designed by the instructors to meet the needs of participating clientele.


    Interest and questions may be directed to the Options Group at 334.239.8276 or by email at training@optionsgroup.org .


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  • Practical Shotgun

    Duration: 8 hours Tuition: $250

    PRACTICAL SHOTGUN is an eight hour course intended to provide the fundamentals for using the shotgun for personal defense. Students will be introduced to:


    Proper Weapon Safety
    Gun-Handling Skills
    Marksmanship
    Shooting Techniques to precisely engage targets from 3 yards and beyond.

    This course is appropriate for those shooters who are beginners or experienced

    Equipment Requirements:

    Semi-auto or pump action shotgun with carrying strap
    25 rounds slugs
    200 rounds birdshot
    24 rounds buckshot
    Eye and Ear Protection are Mandatory; kneepads are recommended
    Handgun, holster, 50 rounds ammo


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  • Low Light Handgun

    Duration: 8 hours Tuition: $250

    LOW LIGHT HANDGUN is an eight hour course intended to provide the fundamentals for using the handgun for personal defense in ambient light conditions.

    Students will be introduced to:


    Proper Weapon Safety
    Gun-Handling Skills
    Marksmanship
    Flashlight Techniques for Defense in low/ambient light conditions.

    This course is appropriate for those shooters who have completed Practical Handgun.

    Equipment Requirements:

    Handgun
    Belt and Holster
    Quality, hand-held flashlight
    Magazine or Speed Loader Pouch
    Minimum 3 Magazines or Speed Loaders
    Eye and Ear Protection are Mandatory
    300 Rounds of Ammunition


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  • Practical Revolver

    Duration: 8 hours Tuition: $250

    PRACTICAL REVOLVER is an eight hour course intended to provide the fundamentals for using the revolver for personal defense.

    Students will be introduced to:


    Proper Weapon Safety
    Gun-Handling Skills
    Marksmanship
    Shooting Techniques for Defense from a Lethal Threat

    This course is appropriate for those shooters who are beginners or experienced

    Equipment Requirements:

    Handgun
    Belt and Holster
    Speed Loader Pouch
    Minimum 3 Speed Loaders
    Eye and Ear Protection are Mandatory
    250 Rounds of Ammunition


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  • Handgun - Carbine Combo

    Duration: 8 - 16 hours Tuition: $250 - 400.00

    HANDGUN - CARBINE COMBO is offered by invitation to those clients who have trained extensively with the Options Group. Custom tailored curriculum is designed by the instructors to meet the needs of participating clientele.


    Interest and questions may be directed to the Options Group at 334.239.8276 or by email at training@optionsgroup.org .


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