June 8, 2023
DEFENSIVE PISTOL TRAINING - ARIZONA
Build upon your fundamentals.
What’s next? Defensive Pistol Training is TRB’s second-level pistol course. You will build upon your fundamentals by applying them in basic and advanced defensive drills. Strengthen your mindset and skills for use in your defensive shooting career through faster, more accurate shooting, multi-target engagements, distance shooting, and shooting while moving.
I would recommend them to everyone!
Ernie and his team were great instructors with a wealth of knowledge and experience. I would recommend them to everyone!
I recommend TRB to all my friends and family!
Training with TRB is one of the best investments I have made. Ernie and his team are incredible on working with individuals at all skill levels. When I found TRB, I was a new gun owner with limited experience and skills. I have now completed multiple training sessions with TRB including my CCW. From no gun experience to avid gun enthusiast... I recommend TRB to all my friends and family!
Stephen is very engaging and very thorough with his explanations
Went shooting after a long time and this time took a class with Stephen. Such a great experience! Stephen is very engaging and very thorough with his explanations. Stephen is all about GUN SAFETY and I am all for it. Though the class is teaching very serious concepts and requires focus and safety at all time, Stephen knows how to lighten the mood up and bring anxious minds to ease. Stephen is a great instructor and I highly recommend him to any, experienced or beginner shooters.
All in all I was very impressed!
I completed the in-person CCW course at FT3 recently, and I can't say enough about Ernie and his team (Sunshine, Brendan, Stephen)! First, their expertise is top notch! And, they are all very professional and knowledgeable. Ernie is really a gifted trainer, too. He is clear, concise, and keeps you engaged at all times. It is serious stuff but he keeps it fun! He and the team go above and beyond what is required and you get a big bang (pardon the pun) for your buck! With the comprehensive course work, videos, holster draw, dry fire, range shooting, the laws, organized notebooks, links, and tons of supporting information, they cover everything you need and more, and make it easy to follow. All in all I was very impressed! I have signed up for the white glove and I feel confident moving forward. I've also taken private lessons from Ernie which I highly recommend. The one-on-one is quite valuable and worth every penny. I'm looking forward to training hard in the Advanced CCW courses, Women's Defense and a lot more! Thank you TRB! I'm all in!
T.R.B. and its courses are where you want to be.
This is the place to go! Ernie, Brendon Steve and all the T.R.B. employees are great. I can’t say enough kind words to describe this experience. If you are serious about your weapons and your second amendment rights, T.R.B. and its courses are where you want to be. I was nervous about taking a Concealed Weapon training course just because I had no idea what to expect. I imagined all of the horrible scenarios, Military personnel or police officers screaming and yelling in your face etc. You get the idea. I was so wrong, to say the least. This class was so much fun that I wish it lasted a week! One thing you will quickly realize in this class that it is all about safety first. You will also quickly see why I am saying I wish I could have spent a week with these guys. If you are going for your CCW there is so much to consider and understand that it's hard to get all the information and digest it in such a short amount of time. The good news is you will be able to ask questions and even voice your opinions. This turns into a full class discussion which I found to be extremely helpful. Its always a good thing to hear how other people think, it could save your life! Then there is the day on the range! Your adrenaline will be pumping, you’ll be nervous and excited all at the same time. The good news is that you have nothing to worry about. Safety is top priority and the T.R.B. staff is paying close attention to you. That alone will put you at ease. The drills and discussions you will be having on the range are so much fun. You’re not going to want to leave. I heard there were other companies offering classes like this for a shorter time in the classroom. If you’re serious about this you will not sell yourself short by taking a lessor course. Do yourself a favor and take all of this seriously. T.R.B. will give you the training you need to keep yourself out of jail and even more importantly, how to not get killed by another person with a CCW. I have been training with weapons for decades. Im from a military family and trained with a S.W.A.T. instructor for a short period of time and I PROMISE you that you will learn from T.R.B., Ernie and his employees truly love what they do, so listen closely when they speak!
...they do and go the extra mile to help-out their students
I have taken multiple training sessions with TRB. Not only they've been very productive in terms of content, I had a blast every time. I felt Ernie and his team is truly passionate about what they do and go the extra mile to help-out their students. Thank you TRB!
Yaji “Yaji” Perera
TRB covers all things 2nd Amendment
Top level instruction, continued updates on policy changes in California, and caring support from Ernie and his crew of professionals. TRB covers all things 2nd Amendment.
...TRB has you covered
Million dollar course at a fraction of a price! Ernie and crew are the top of their class. My wife and I have taken several courses with several companies with several instructors at several different ranges. No one tops TRB @ FT3. Ernie makes material fun, easy to pay attention to and realistic. There are definitely cheaper courses throughout LA and Orange County. But you won't be disappointed in the amount of value you get out of the coursework and live fire. The thing that sets TRB apart from other training courses we've taken is Ernie teaches you to be a "thinker" not a shooter. There's enough shooters out there. But to really analyze the situation and how to react. It's something I've never experienced from other trainers. We're coming back to TRB for more training in the near future. If you're looking for your first firearm safety class, CCW coursework requirements, or rifle TRB has you covered. It won't be a mistake.
I will definitely be coming back for other classes!
The guys and gals at TRB are amazing! I went through the CCW process and training with them and it couldn’t have been better. Not to mention they have have veterans in staff with real world experience!!! You guys are the best! I will definitely be coming back for other classes!
I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a weekend
Safe, educational and very interesting! I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a weekend. All of the instructors are very professional and personable. I feel like they would help you anytime, anywhere. Was very nice to meet you all! Would like to get back together sometime soon.
If you don't learn your CCW with Earnie you just not paying attention
Top notch. Serious but charismatic trying the focuses on precision and accuracy both law and self defense. It was simply a great experience. ERNIE is the absolute most gifted teacher. If you don't learn your CCW with Earnie you just not paying attention.
They take the time to assist each person. . .
This is my first time taking an extended course and Ernie and Brenden made it a wonderful experience. They take the time to assist each person as much as they can while keeping the class constantly going. In the course of two days I learned a large amount and improved my shooting capabilities. Defiantly recommend for anyone new or experienced.
Joe Van C.
...hands down recommended TRB...
I completed my CCW hybrid online/in person training class with TRB on 4/28/21 thru 5/1/21. I had a great experience and learned a lot. I would hands down recommended TRB for your firearm training needs. Thank you very much Ernie, Stephen, Brendon, and SonShine!
The CCW class I attend was interesting and entertaining.
Very comprehensive and detailed training. Ernie is a professional and his team are all top of their game. They are all very skilled at what they do. The CCW class I attend was interesting and entertaining. I learned a lot more than I thought I would about laws and regulations. Erine covers a lot but it's in a great learning environment, and he makes it fun. The second day was mostly shooting and I got to use some of the skills taught to me the previous day. If you are on the fence, don't be. You will at the very least, come away with a better understanding of your weapon and how to employ it safely and efficiently. Again I had a great time throughout the 2 days and will definitely be back for the more advanced training that they offer. Last but not least, Sunshine is awesome to speak to, and she's really helpful getting all setup in the cousres. Thanks Sunshine!
Highly recommend TRB for your CCW training certification.
This is a top notch training course. A rigorous and real world program with experienced and professional instructors. Lots of great other services as well. Highly recommend TRB for your CCW training certification.
This course was very informative and fun
Needed to complete my CCW training and certification to compete my CCW. Ernie and his team are solid and extremely knowledgeable. This course was very informative and fun. Ernie really makes this course fun and easy to learn. Definitely recommend if you are pursuing your CCW for LA County or Orange County.
I can't recommend the TRB team enough!
I have been taking both public and private lessons with them for over a year now, and as a new instructor, Ernie and Brendon's courses have been instrumental in both my personal and professional shooting development! They are both passionate and effective trainers, who give so much knowledge. Their weekly IG livestreams where they freely give so much great advice is a sign of how much they care and give back to their community of students and greater firearms community at large. Also, they're always innovating with new challenging and useful course material you won't find at other schools. I can't recommend the TRB team enough!
I definitely can say I learned A LOT in just two days
Highly recommend going to TRB for your firearm training needs! The staff was professional, personable, and extremely knowledgeable. I really also appreciated that they took the time out to educate everyone about firearm safety & rules/laws/etc. and not just strictly going over how to shoot, but why (or why you shouldn't in certain instances). All of the coursework and videos are dissected and it wasn't in the style of a "boring lecture" but so much more interactive and conversational. Ernie and his team also made it a point to really get to know you and know you by your name. Aside from the educational piece, the live fire training was also great. Ernie and his team broke down each training session step by step and never rushed you into it. They focused on making sure you have your basics down and they threw in real life scenarios that really make you think about what you're doing and why. I definitely can say I learned A LOT in just two days of training and am definitely coming back for their other courses! Thanks again Ernie & the TRB team - Brendon, Riley, Sunshine, and Stephen - you guys went above and beyond!
Top notch! Can't beat TRB!
I've been training privately with Brendon and recently completed the CCW course with TRB. The value they provide is above and beyond. They have a passion for preparing their students for real world encounters. Top notch! Can't beat TRB!
Ernie and Brendon are a great group of guys
Wow what can I say...Ernie and Brendon are a great group of guys. Their instruction is thorough and they are extremely patient and knowledgeable. Their expertise in the field is second to none. Their class was engaging and definitely beneficial. I know certainly feel a lot more comfortable around a firearm. I am looking forward to taking more classes with them! Thank you Ernie and Brendon!
Ernie thank you so much to you and your team...
Ernie thank you so much to you and your team for an amazing experience. It was a very eye opening and educational experience for me. I started this journey into ccw ownership shortly after the riots. It's been a crazy learning experience and now I feel more ready than ever. I sincerely look forward to more opportunities to train learn and practice to improve upon my abilities as a shooter and ccw carrier. Thanks again for everything I will be back for more training.
Had a great time and learned a ton. . .
Had a great time and learned a ton with just one CCW course. Looking forward to taking some more in depth courses down the road.
Brandon was amazing. . .
My husband and I have taken 2 training classes with Brandon. He's a great instructor and really helped us get comfortable with firearms. Our most recent class with on pistols and this is where Brandon really shined! He got us comfortable with using a holster and drawing - all the time emphasizing safety. At first we were a bit apprehensive, but Brandon was amazing at not only getting us comfortable with carrying but getting us to think about how we would react in real world situations. I never considered myself the type who would go CCW, but after this class I'm seriously considering it.
Great course!! The instructors are great and you leave the class with a bevy of gun law and safety knowledge. I highly recommend anyone going for their CCW or looking for firearm safety instruction to sign up.
You guys are AWESOME!!!!
To be very honest, this group of trainers and professionals are the best out there. I'm a 30 year veteran with LASD and have trained all my life to be proficient with the weapons that I own. Not only are these guys good at what they do, they have fun doing it. I had a great time and learned so much from people who enjoy what they do and enjoy teaching others. They are also masters at Armory. If it fires a projectile, legally, they know how to fix it and fix you at the same time. I took my AR-15 to them to ensure it was in the proper configuration and the gun works better than it ever has. They also offer rifle and combat training. Thank you so much and look forward to getting more training and becoming a better shooter and all around gun enthusiast. Thank you Ernie, Ryan, Brendon and Riley. You guys are AWESOME!!!!
F.A.Q. & Other Important Information
- Pistols encouraged but not required
- Pistol holster (IWB or OWB) and magazine holster (if you have one)
- (3) magazines (minimum)
- (2) magazine holsters/carriers
- Valid ID
- Serviceable semiautomatic pistol
- Pistol holster (IWB or OWN) and magazine holster (if you have one)
- (2) magazine holsters/carriers
- (3) pistol magazines (minimum)
- (1) pistol magazine carrier
- 150 rounds of pistol ammunition
- Clothing: long pants, ball cap (optional), clothing that covers your chest (to avoid hot brass), closed toe shoes, and sturdy belt
- Eye protection
- Hearing protection
- Folding/camping chair
- NO Steel-Cased Ammo
- NO SERPA, Shoulder, or Sticky Gun/Pocket Holsters