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The annual Rangemaster Tactical Conference is the premier training event for all serious students and teachers of personal defense. The 2017 Conference will be held at a new location: the Direct Action Resource Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. This event features three full days of training from over thirty nationally-renown instructors. A diverse array of classes offered on several concurrently-running tracks gives attendees the freedom to choose their courses and design their own daily itinerary. The weekend includes classroom seminars, live-fire courses, and various levels of force-on-force training, from empty-hand to simunitions. And every Conference attendee is eligible to enter the Polite Society Pistol Match, where competitors face defense-oriented shooting drills and realistic scenarios with reactive targets.
The Tactical Conference traces its roots to 1998 and has steadily grown ever since. Recent Conferences have featured instruction from Tom Givens, Masaad Ayoob, John Farnam, Jim Higginbotham, William Aprill, Greg Ellifritz, Paul Sharp, John Hearne, Craig Douglas (aka "Southnarc"), and many other veterans of personal defense. The last three years have ushered in a record number of female attendees, and this is also one of the few major conferences to offer training blocks led by female instructors. The 2016 Conference was sold out five months in advance. Don't miss your opportunity to be there in 2017. Register today!
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For over four decades, Tom has provided firearms training to security staff, military personnel, law enforcement officers, and every day citizens with a focus on personal defense. After a 25-year career in law enforcement and specialized security work, Tom opened his own pistol range in Memphis, TN in 1996. For 18 years, it was the primary source of handgun carry permit certification for the greater Memphis area. Soon joined by his wife Lynn, the training duo formed Rangemaster Firearms Training Services to share their expertise with a much broader audience. They now travel across the country and around the world to arm responsible citizens with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively protect themselves and their families.
Tom is certified as a law enforcement firearms instructor by the NRA, the FBI, and the state of Tennessee, and he serves as an expert witness all over the US in cases involving firearms and firearms training. He holds a Master rating in three IDPA Divisions (CDP, ESP and SSP) and has won several state and regional championships. Tom has written well over 100 published magazine articles in SWAT Magazine, Combat Handguns, The American Handgunner and other publications.