Hands to Guns

Hands-to-Guns (2 Day) – Live Fire


In contact there is control and with stability speed. In all there are fourteen factors that affect your performance in firearms response to an active threat. Each factor has a time element which determines tactical advantage. Hands-to-Guns addresses each of these factors and reduces those time elements to give you the tactical advantage.

 The average personal attack unfolds in under two seconds. Response time is measured at an estimated 4.0 seconds from awareness to first round on confirmed threat from concealment. Do the math! How can you go from threat recognition to first round downrange in the least amount of time? How can you develop the critical fundamentals of handgun shooting as applied to your own personal defense?

 Whether you are civilian (open or concealed carry) or law enforcement (on or off duty), this training is designed for armed response versus single or multiple attackers and is essential to anyone anticipating engagement of a physical threat at close quarters and under duress.

 Yes, you shoot on a flat range to develop your firearms handling and marksmanship skills, and of course you train in defensive tactics, but never the two worlds shall meet, that is, until circumstances demand you go from hands-on to guns and vice versa. Effective transition from hand-to-hand to hand-to-gun at extreme close quarters and under duress is a skill that is developed only by professional instruction and supervised repetition.

 To qualify for this class: You MUST be able to pass the Bill Wilson 5x5 Handgun Skill Test with a score of 45 or better. All registrants will be tested! No refunds will be issued so please don’t register if you can’t do it! If you do register and fail to pass, then you are welcome to attend the course using your blue gun but you will not be allowed to shoot.

 Packout gear: one duty or CCW pistol, holster (IWB/ OWB) and a matching blue/ red (inert training pistol). three magazines (and mag pouches), eye and ear protection, ball cap, cover garment (course is run from concealment), range kit and 500 rounds of ammunition.


***Register before September 20th, 2019 for early bird rate of $300!    Registrations from September 21st, 2019 through October 16th, 2019 will be at the normal rate of $375.  

Payment can be in the form of check, money order, invoice billing, or purchase order.   Please make checks or money order payable to the South Bend Regional Academy.   For checks please write "Hands to Guns" in the memo section.   Payment must be received by October 17th, 2019

If mailing a check, please send to:

South Bend Police Department Training and Recruiting Division: 701 W. Sample Street, South Bend, IN 46601


Thursday and Friday October 17th and 18th 2019, from 8:30AM to 4:30PM each day

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #36

25327 IN-23

South Bend, Indiana 46614


Contact Chris Brady at the South Bend Police Training and Recruiting Division at (574) 235-9224

Your Instructor’s Brief Bio

 Steve Tarani is a former CIA full-time employee and protective services subject matter expert who served on Donald Trump’s pre-election protection detail. He is the lead instructor for a nationally-recognized awareness-based training program offered to nearly 3 million members. Tarani, an active protective agent, is a Central Intelligence Agency and FLETC-certified federal instructor who also provides services for the US Naval Special Operations Command, FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association, National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), and others.


Event Properties

Event Date 10-17-2019 8:30 am
Event End Date 10-18-2019 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 04-09-2019 8:00 am
Capacity 50
Registered 17
Available place 33
Cut off date 10-16-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price $375.00
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #36
26327 St. Rd. 23
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #36
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
$375.00 33

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