5 hours

Imagine a scenario where someone is badly injured, bleeding out in front of you, and there is still an active shooter in the area. It’s a scenario no one wants to find themselves in, but being prepared can increase that person’s chance of survival. Being able to switch from an active defensive/offensive mindset to a medical mindset can be extremely difficult. Having the tools and knowledge on hand to step in and save lives is no longer a luxury – it has become a necessity. 

Both Sides of the Gun is a very unique opportunity for participants to experience both defensive and medical training at the same time. The course is designed to reinforce each participant’s fundamental skills necessary for defensive pistol shooting and to give every participant a foundation for their IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit). We will be focusing on every detail, being sure that each participant leaves with the necessary skills for any scenarios that they may encounter in and around their home or workplace. Over the course of the class, participants will learn in many different training settings (classroom / simulated shoot house / firing range). The class utilizes stress-based scenario training to reinforce the skills learned throughout the day.

  • Requirements:
  • Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) and Every Day Carry (EDC) Kit
  • CAT Tourniquet
  • Handgun and 2 magazines
  • Holster and 1 magazine pouch
  • 200 rounds of ammo
  • Water
  • Notebook and pen
  • Clothing that allows for movement and can get dirty


A minimum of 3 students is required to run the class or it may be canceled/rescheduled.