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Concealed Carry Permit (CCW)


This 5 1/2 hour CCW (Concealed Weapons Permit) and refresher course is for those who already have pistol and self defense experience, but need to know the laws and how they affect you.  It is taught by local, insured, experienced, NRA certified instructors. It is classroom ONLY with NO live fire and includes the applications and fingerprinting ($30 [...]

Concealed Carry Permit (CCW)2019-06-17T13:03:27-07:00

AR-15 Intro to America’s Favorite Rifle


The AR-15 has become the most popular shooting platform in the USA and there are lots of great reasons why - BUT it is a bit different than dad's old bolt action hunting gun and it can be intimidating to the new AR-15 owner. We started this class to help people learn how to SAFELY AND CORRECTLY [...]

AR-15 Intro to America’s Favorite Rifle2017-04-06T07:26:52-07:00

All Classes are NOT the Same!!!


All Classes are NOT the Same – Buyer BEWARE! Once again, it happened. I was enjoying a dinner party where two gentlemen sitting at the same table began a lively conversation about the concealed carry class they had taken recently. The ‘instructor’ was touted as “experienced” and “knowledgeable,” by them – of course their only frame [...]

All Classes are NOT the Same!!!2017-03-09T19:09:41-07:00

First Gun for Her – Merry Christmas!


With the Christmas shopping season coming I want to relay an important message to men who wish to buy their loved ones their first firearm. In nearly every class I teach I encounter the same problem – women show up with a very small handgun which was either bought for them by a loving spouse/friend/etc or [...]

First Gun for Her – Merry Christmas!2017-03-09T19:10:30-07:00

Handgun 1


We know your time is valuable, so we have packed as much as we can into our introductory handgun class.  Even if you already know how to shoot or if you are new to defensive handguns, this class is unlike any other in western Arizona. This class looks at handling a handgun from the perspective of [...]

Handgun 12019-06-17T13:01:54-07:00

LEOSA HR218 Range Qualification


Calling ALL Retired LEO! We know how much of a pain it is to travel all the way back (annually) to your old agency to qualify to retain your HR218. To say thank you for your service, Apex Arms will be glad to take you to the range and proxy your annual qualification at our cost. [...]

LEOSA HR218 Range Qualification2019-06-17T13:01:19-07:00

Let’s Shoot!!! Range Practice!!!


We decided that sometimes getting to the range is the hardest part of regular practice.  So let's set the date and get practicing! Apex Arms will provide an NRA certified Range Safety Officer to safely call/run the range and targets. WE will offer technical advice if you want, but this is primarily a chance for you [...]

Let’s Shoot!!! Range Practice!!!2017-04-06T07:48:48-07:00

Defensive Handgun 2


After the initial class, many of our clients are realizing that while they learned a lot, it was only the beginning!  Our LEVEL 2 class is for extending the techniques introduced in the Handgun 1 and now they want to learn how to perform at the next level.  This class delves deeper into real-world carry techniques that [...]

Defensive Handgun 22017-04-06T07:45:32-07:00

LASR Indoor Diagnostic Simulator


Technology and shooting!!! Using LASR equipped Glocks and a computer program that runs you through various drills, times you, watches and records when and where you shot, includes split times, and even tracks your muzzle movement just prior to the shot(s), THIS TRAINING TOOL ROCKS!!! For novice and experienced (and everyone in between), this indoor shooting simulating [...]

LASR Indoor Diagnostic Simulator2017-04-06T07:48:08-07:00