ON-SITE TRAINING: Firearms Training and Team Tactics for Business

Do you own or operate a business in a high-risk locale?

Is the safety of your employees and the security of your property a corporate priority?

Does the potential threat of terrorism, mob violence, gang warfare, criminal activity or disgruntled employee keep you awake at night?

If so begin taking proactive steps to secure your location.

DSI offers on-site training and support packages for businesses.

Small and medium-sized enterprises are at a disadvantage when it comes to security. In the past, small businesses were limited to two choices, either hire expensive security guards or depend upon local law enforcement to provide for their safety and security. Hiring security guards is not only expensive but questionable as to training and consistency, while law enforcement will never be there when a threat materializes. There is an alternative - developing a private security force.

Developing a private security force in a smaller business takes on the same dimensions as developing and managing other competencies in business. You develop and manage a private security force the same way you develop and manage a sales force, human resources department, engineering group, etc. Your private security force is staffed by your own employees, who undergo comprehensive basic and recurrent training in order to learn the skills necessary to defend lives and property. The employees in your private security force come from your existing ranks who are cross-trained. These are not full-time positions, which limits your costs and because you control the training and select the participants, you can be confident that your private security force will effectively defend lives and property.

DSI Will Help You Develop Your Own Private Security Force

DSI will teach you and a select group of your employees how to defend your lives and property. You will learn three weapons systems - handgun, shotgun, and rifle, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3), communications, and the team tactics necessary to operate as a cohesive fighting unit. The training you receive from us will be equal to, and in many cases better than the training provided to your local law enforcement SWAT teams.* Our instructors all come from significant military and law enforcement backgrounds. We start by teaching you how to eliminate the threat before the authorities arrive. We train you on exactly what to do from identifying the threat and the firing of the first shot, to the arrival of the first responders. We at DSI will train you and a trusted group of your employees to stop the carnage and save lives. We will teach you the skills and the mindset to not only eliminate a lethal threat but how to provide life-saving Tactical Combat Casualty Care to treat and stabilize that those who have been injured until EMS (Emergency Management Services) can arrive and provide advanced medical support and transport the injured to hospitals.

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Your Training Integrates Firearms Fundamentals, Reality Based Tactical Simulations and "Tabletop Wargaming"

When a lethal threat appears, and law enforcement response may be late or inadequate, individual skills and preparations are only a partial solution. 360 degree, 24/7 security is palpably, demonstrably beyond the ability of an individual to maintain for very long, and when you are protecting something bigger than yourself, the problems multiply. Whether your entity is a business, church, school, or community, your choice may someday be what Ben Franklin characterized as "hanging together, or hanging separately."

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From Beslan to Mumbai, from Moscow theaters to Kenyan malls, and sadly in our own American businesses, schools and public venues, lethal threats are a fact of life in our era. The transition from the everyday routines of life to combat can occur suddenly, violently, in the midst of those we must protect; and it will be shrouded in fog, friction, and chaos.

If the fight comes to us on our own ground, we can leverage the advantages of knowing the ground and rehearsing on it. We can prepare ourselves in advance for every specific contingency we can foresee, as well as those we cannot. So armed, we have a good chance to deter, disrupt or detect a threat before it materializes, or if the fight is on, we can retain the initiative or retake it swiftly.

With dedication, perseverance, and good training, you can learn how to dominate an adversary and win a gunfight. But just as an army can win every battle and still lose the war, the most formidable gunfighter can still fail catastrophically if he lacks situational understanding and the ability, based on study, rehearsal, and experience, to make timely, effective decisions above the level of individual tactics.

Through tactical simulations and tabletop wargaming DSI's business, school, and community defense programs will help you to:

  1. Define your goals and mission;
  2. Derive your defensive strategy;
  3. Characterize your particular strengths and vulnerabilities;
  4. Characterize your potential threats;
  5. Develop a list of mission-essential and supporting tasks, hierarchically organized, to guide both your training before, and your decisions in a crisis. (What is most important? Most urgent? How do you task organize, and sequence your actions?)
  6. Prepare crisis response plans that are simple, based on shared understanding, designed for decentralized execution, and adaptable to changing or unforeseen circumstances
  7. Rehearse your response plans until, for all of your key personnel, appreciation of the situation, decision making, and appropriate action happen together in what Clausewitz called the coup d'oeil, or strike of the eye.

Or as T.E. Lawrence said, "Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals. It can only be ensured by instinct, sharpened by thought practicing the stroke so often that at the crisis it is as natural as a reflex."


Your Training Is Delivered In Two Phases - Basic Training And Recurrent Training.

BASIC TRAINING. Your training begins at your facility and a nearby live-fire range. The following is covered or accomplished during basic training:

  1. Theoretical, strategic, and tactical fundamentals of gunfighting clearly explained
  2. Intensive handgun, shotgun, and rifle firearms training for both the individual and team
  3. Small unit tactical team organization, tactical fundamentals, formations, and maneuvers
  4. Tactical simulations via RBT and/or tabletop wargaming
  5. Individual and team live fire and dry practice drills
  6. On-site reality based training active shooter scenarios (utilizing simulated munitions - UTM)

Additionally, your on-site training is "preheated" via our 360 degree 365-day online gun fighting resource the DSI Defense Academy which will prepare you for basic training. As a DSI client you have access to your own on-line private training group where you and your team can communicate, post pictures, videos and training documents. We also build-out a 12-month “Smartsheet “ training plan for your team.

These are the topics covered during basic training:

  1. Selecting team members
  2. Chain of Command and team control
  3. Handgun foundations and skill-building
  4. Assignment of team roles and responsibilities
  5. Selection of weapons (rifle and shotgun) to match assigned team roles
  6. Specific weapons system training and skill-building for individuals and teams
  7. Intensive individual and team moving techniques and drills
  8. Establishing the armory, access points, and policies and procedures.
  9. Facility hardpoints, command and control centers, cover, concealment, safe rooms, fields of fire, etc.
  10. Basic small unit tactics used to engage active shooters
  11. Live fire drills and movement as individuals and then team movement
  12. On-site or remote reality based training for teams
  13. Communicating with authorities (designated role)
  14. Initial consolidation of forces
  15. Team formations in a hostile environment
  16. Moving to contact as a team while maintaining 360-degree security
  17. Locating and eliminating the threat
  18. Secure area, reconsolidate assets
  19. Activate medical response for all injured
  20. While maintaining security, conduct verbal and physical contact with authorities once they arrive
  21. Proper conduct for interfacing with Law Enforcement Agencies
  22. Dealing with the media
  23. Constructive After Action Reviews of each scenario
  24. Recurrent training schedules, drills, and management.

Upon completion of the basic training, you and your team will have the skills and the confidence necessary to effectively eliminate an active shooter threat.

RECURRENT TRAINING. As part of your basic training, we build-out a 12-month training program for your team using “Smartsheets” which specifies the schedule for recurrent training including dry-practice and live-fire exercises. At minimum, you will want to stage reality based training exercises every six months and from time to time you will need to replace employees who depart the company. We offer several recurrent training options from a monthly "stand-by" retainer to a "train the trainer" solution where we train and certify one of your employees to manage and deliver our training methodology. If you're facing a particularly tense period (union unrest, rioting, downsizing, etc.) we can mobilize and deploy our own security specialists to augment your efforts.

COST. We tailor the training to fit your specific needs, so each engagement has to be quoted individually. The cost of the basic training phase covers the program cost, travel, food, lodging, and production. The cost of recurrent training is determined by the services provided. A monthly "stand-by" option provides for a security specialist to be on call for a specified period of time and scope of service deliverables. A 2-day reality based on-site training session every six months would be priced like basic training - adjusted downwards for the number of days involved. Our "train the trainer" option is designed for one team member who spends two weeks training at our facilities with our certified training instructors. The cost of mobilizing our security specialists to your facilities is based upon the urgency and nature of the threat and the required qualifications of the specialist(s).

Contact us directly either via email or phone (877.452.0951) to discuss your needs. There are many ways to structure this sort of training and we will be happy to provide you with a formal quotation after finding out more about your situation.

WARNING: This is not "team building" in the corporate adventure sense of riding zip lines and white water rafting. DSI provides life-threatening, crisis relevant team-building skills with the end result of developing fighters who can win a lethal force encounter. You need to choose the team members on their ability to function in this situation.


*The specialty skills of sniper, breacher, negotiator, or tactical driver are less applicable to private citizens in defense of home, business, church, school, and community, and we do not teach them. DSI training will help you develop shooting and gun handling skills comparable to the best police and military operators, which will enable you to consistently achieve hits on target, at realistic ranges, under stress, in low light, faster than your adversary. Your judgment and decision making skills will ensure that you use force legally and appropriately, without endangering the innocent. Your mastery of individual tactics will let you avoid a fight where possible, and fight from a position of advantage where you must. You will be able to work safely and effectively in a team with other similarly trained operators in any urban or suburban environment. Your tactical medicine skills will enable you to save lives when seconds count and EMS is minutes away. Your tactical communications skills and means will allow you coordinate within and across teams. Your DSI training is an integrated package that will reward you with top-level skills in all these areas for a commitment of approximately 150 hours of on-range work, and the equivalent in guided study and practice.


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