• Hosted Premium Instruction & Training

    We host instructors from outside of Montana who offer nationally recognized courses of instruction, not normally available to our fellow Montanans. These instructors come with a significant resume and their training can be critical to your legal defense, if you are forced into a deadly force self-defense situation.


    May 19, 2018 9am-4pm

    One-day $149.99

    This is a live, in-person seminar presented by Attorney Andrew Branca.

    This seminar covers the self-defense laws of IDAHO, MONTANA, OREGON and WASHINGTON, based on those states’ self-defense relevant statutes, jury instructions, and court decisions. Scroll down for a detailed description and syllabus of what’s covered in this LEVEL 1 Class.

    Register TODAY: $149.99/person. (NOTE: Price increases to $199.99/person on April 19.) If you register for more than one person, please indicate the names of the additional people in the “Notes” box at checkout on LOSD page.

    Law of Self Defense Simulator Module (Highly recommended by Freddie Merc's).

    NEW: We are adding an OPTIONAL Law of Self Defense Simulator Module to this seminar. Immediately after completion of the seminar, students who elect this option will have the opportunity to run through self-defense scenarios on a laser-based shooting simulator. Each student will run through at least one scenario. Upon completion of the scenario, Attorney Andrew Branca will conduct a self-defense law debrief of the “defender’s” use-of-force decision-making. Every student will observe every other student’s run, so all of those participating will have the opportunity to learn from each other. The scenarios will be run for at least one hour, and students may be able to do multiple runs if time allows. (We don’t yet know how long each run will take per student, nor how many students may sign up for the option.)

    The Law of Self Defense Simulator Module is an optional add on, and costs an additional $99.99 per student if paid before Feb. 11 or $149.99 if paid later. This option is NOT available separately from the seminar; you MUST be registered for the seminar in order to participate in the Law of Self Defense Simulator module, as the legal debrief will be based upon the education received during the seminar.

    You can pre-pay for the Law of Self Defense Simulator in the sidebar to the left. THERE ARE ONLY 12 SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR THE SIMULATOR MODULE. These will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis!


    Other Seminar Options

    Once you’ve indicated your registration in the ticket form below, there are several additional options you may consider, each of which may also be selected in the ticket form at the bottom of this page.

    OPTIONAL: CLE (+$99.99). This seminar is accredited for 4.0 hours of CLE (general) by the ID, MT (5.0 hours), OR and WA bars. (THIS INCLUDES A COPY OF THE PRESENTATION SLIDES.)

    OPTIONAL: Add presentation slides (+$29.99). You may pre-order a printed-and-bound copy of the >500 presentation slides (printed six-to-a-page), and have this provided to you at the start of the seminar. We strongly encourage this, as it facilitates note-taking, but it is not required. We do not bring extra copies to the seminar, so if you want a slide packet on site you must pre-order. Even if you are an accomplished stenographer, you cannot take notes fast enough and HIGHLY recommended by Freddie Merc's.

    PRE-REGISTRATION and PRE-PAYMENT is REQUIRED for ALL seminars. Seminars routinely sell out. We do not guarantee a seat unless you have pre-registered and pre-paid. We DO often have to turn away people who simply show up without having pre-registered/paid. DON’T BE THAT GUY.


    Register here and find more details at the LAW OF SELF-DEFENSE website.

  • COMBATIVE PISTOL by Tom Givens

    Date TBA 9am-6pm (Saturday-Sunday)

    Two-day $475.00

    This is an intensive weekend course that covers all of the essential skills involved in fighting with a handgun. There is an all day session Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am to 6:00pm.

    Topics covered in this course will include:

    • Rapid presentation from concealed carry
    • Effective gun handling techniques, designed to work under stress
    • Rapid reloading techniques
    • High speed accuracy at close ranges
    • Precision shooting at mid-ranges
    • Shooting effectively with one hand, with either hand
    • Fixing malfunctions rapidly and reliably
    • Proper defensive mindset, personal tactics, and more.

    Expect to fire about 800-1,000 rounds of ammunition. This course is designed expressly for the armed citizen who carries a concealed handgun, or the plain clothes or off duty police officer.

    You will need a good handgun, holster, belt, and magazine pouch, at least three magazines, a ball cap and concealment garment (vest, jacket, windbreaker, etc), eye and ear protection, and rain gear (we train rain or shine). A cooler with soft drinks, water, snacks and lunch will be needed, for lunch on site.

    You will need a quality handgun and gear. It is a good idea to bring a second gun just like your primary, in case something breaks on your primary gun. Please bring good quality ammunition. You will shoot better, your gun will function better, and you will learn faster. Leather or kydex holsters are fine—PLEASE NO flimsy nylon or cloth holsters. A IWB carry is allowed. Serpa holsters are allowed, but strongly discouraged.

    Your primary instructor will be Tom Givens, of Rangemaster, assisted by other Rangemaster certified firearms instructors. Tuition is $475.00.


    Register here RANGEMASTER for class and see the RANGEMASTER website here.