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AR-15 Intro to America’s Favorite Rifle

By | 2017-04-06T07:26:52+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Classes|

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 [...]

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All Classes are NOT the Same!!!

By | 2017-03-09T19:09:41+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Categories: Gun Articles and Commentary|

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 [...]

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First Gun for Her – Merry Christmas!

By | 2017-03-09T19:10:30+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Categories: Gun Articles and Commentary|

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 [...]

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Refresh Your Knowledge

By | 2017-03-09T19:07:41+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Categories: General|

We started teaching AZ and Utah CWP (Concelaed Weapons Permit) classes way back in 2011 and it is time for an update. In this time we have helped more than 1,200 people get their CWP's and learn to shoot better.  Over this time we are proud to say that our classes are the most content full, safe, [...]

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Handgun 1

By | 2017-04-06T07:49:37+00:00 April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Classes|

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 [...]

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Concealed Carry Permit and/or Renewal

By | 2017-04-06T07:49:20+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Categories: Classes|

This 5 hour CWP (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 if done separately) [...]

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HR218 Range Qualification

By | 2017-04-06T07:49:06+00:00 April 17th, 2016|Categories: Classes|

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. [...]

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Let’s Shoot!!! Range Practice!!!

By | 2017-04-06T07:48:48+00:00 April 16th, 2016|Categories: Classes|

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 [...]

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Defensive Handgun 2

By | 2017-04-06T07:45:32+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Categories: Classes|

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 [...]

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LASR Indoor Diagnostic Simulator

By | 2017-04-06T07:48:08+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Categories: Classes|

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 [...]

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