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We are developing a full complement of classes to teach self-defense skills, and assist shooters in improving their skills.  Private lessons are also available.

PLEASE NOTE:  Registration and payment are required to hold a spot in a class.  Cancellations made within 48 hours will result in forfeiting 1/2 the cost of the class.  The balance may be applied to a future course.

Basic Gun Handling Skills

This 3 hour interactive class is designed for the new shooter.  You will become familiar with all the basic functions of firearms.  If you have your own gun, we recommend bringing it to the class (unloaded and in a case- do NOT bring ANY live ammunition).  We will discuss different features present in common handguns, learn safe gun handling skills, basic marksmanship skills, and what to consider when deciding what type of ammunition to use.  You will also have the opportunity to practice these skills in our new, state-of-the-art simulator (included in the price of the class).  Please check the calendar for dates and times, or call or email us for more information.

Cost:  $50

Reserve your spot now!


Intermediate Pistol Skills Class

Six hour class, conducted in 2 three hour sessions.  Session one includes classroom, dry fire, & simulator at Empowered.  Session two is live fire held at Rainbow Range & Gun Club near Fallbrook.  Topics covered include:  mental preparation for shooting, considerations for defensive pistols, tactical & emergency reloads, malfunction clearing, engaging multiple targets, and much more!

Prerequisite:  must have attended Basic Handgun Skills Class or equivalent.

Equipment requirements:  handgun, holster (holster must fit the gun and completely cover the trigger guard), sturdy belt, magazine pouch, 3 magazines, eye & ELECTRONIC hearing protection, hat

Cost:  $100,  $20 range fee, and ammo (200 rounds recommended)


Reserve your spot now!


Advanced Pistol Skills Class

Three hour course held at Rainbow Range & Gun Club.  This live fire class teaches presenting from a holster with concealment, weak hand shooting, one handed shooting, getting off the X, and shooting from unconventional platforms, much like situations you may encounter in real life.  High intensity training will challenge you to maintain speed and accuracy while under stress.  This class is designed to be taken multiple times.

Prerequisite: must have attended Intermediate Pistol Skills Class or equivalent.

Equipment requirements:  handgun, holster (holster must fit the gun and completely cover the trigger guard), sturdy belt, magazine pouch, 3 magazines, concealment garment, 200 rounds of ammo, eye & ELECTRONIC hearing protection, hat

Cost:  $80/person includes range fee

Skill Builder Range Days

Bring your shooting to the next level!  Classes are held at Rainbow Range & Gun Club.  Two sessions:  Fundamentals and Intermediate/Advanced.  Regardless of your experience, the Fundamental class will help you hone your marksmanship skills to an even higher level.  Note:  For the Int/Adv class, you MUST have experience shooting from a holster using concealment, shooting while moving, and shooting with one hand.

Two hours of drills and courses of fire designed to increase your confidence, speed, and accuracy.  Different drills each session, so attend as often as you like.  We WILL challenge you!

Equipment requirement:  Beginning:  handgun, holster, magazine pouch, 3 magazines, eye & ELECTRONIC hearing protection, hat, and 200 rounds of ammo.  Int/Adv:  also need concealment garment.  Knee pads are recommended.

Cost:  $60 person includes range fee


Reserve your spot now in the Beginning Skill Builder!

Reserve your spot now in the Intermediate/Advanced Skill Builder!


Private Lessons & Private Group Classes

Private lessons with a certified instructor are available.  Let us help you improve your marksmanship skills and diagnose problems.  Learn basic gun handling skills, or fine tune more advanced skills such as working from a holster, shooting with a flashlight, or basic tactical movement.  Work one-on-one with one of our highly trained staff and see what a difference it makes.  Improve your confidence, speed, and accuracy while working on the specific skills you desire at your own pace.

Pricing:  $80/hr.  Simulator fee included.

Private Group Classes:

With a minimum of 6 students we will conduct your own private class. Choose from any course we offer, or allow us to customize a class based on your group’s needs. Flexible scheduling allows you to find a time and date that works for your group.

Email LeAnne at:  leanne@empoweredfirearms.com to discuss pricing and scheduling




Tired of cookie sales and car washes? Looking for a different way to fundraise for your non-profit organization? Provide a valuable skill and raise funds at the same time!

Our two hour self-defense and safety seminar can be adapted to all age levels, from elementary school, to seniors. Earn up to 50% of the ticket sales for your organization.

You can either sell 100 candy bars, or 2 tickets to an event that could save someone’s life!

Contact LeAnne at:  leanne@empoweredsafetysolutions.com for more information or to schedule a fundraiser.



Pistol Care & Maintenance

Learn how to protect and care for your investment.  Bring your pistol (unloaded and in a locked case- NO live ammo), cleaning mat, and cleaning supplies.  Don’t have cleaning supplies?  You can purchase them at the store.  We will walk you through the steps of how to properly clean and maintain your firearm and discuss tips and tricks for keeping your firearm in top condition.

1.5 hour course/$15

AR Assembly Class

Come learn how to correctly assemble an AR.  This 2 hour hands-on class will provide you with the tools and instruction to complete your AR project.  Have your own parts?  Cost is $60.  Or, purchase a complete basic AR carbine kit (minus the lower) for $550, and get the class for 1/2 price!  Students must bring their own lower receivers.  Don’t have a lower receiver?  Come talk to one of our staff.  This class is limited to 6 students to provide ample space and instruction, so sign up early!

Refuse To Be a Victim

Do you have a personal safety plan? According to the FBI, a violent crime occurs in our country every 19 seconds. What can you do to reduce the likelihood of being targeted? This valuable course will examine ways to increase your home, work, car, phone, internet, and personal security. The simple steps discussed in this class are applicable to all ages from teens to the elderly. Don’t wait until you are in a dangerous situation before you think about your options. Be prepared!

$40/4 hour course.  All student materials included.

NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home

In this 8 hour course, students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development.  Live fire will take place off-site at Rainbow Range & Gun Club.

$150 includes student packet, simulator fee, and range fee.  Students must supply their own handgun and 100 rounds of ammunition.

NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home

This 16 hour course teaches students the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home. Students have the opportunity to attend this course using a quality strong side hip holster that covers the trigger. From a review of safe firearms handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life-threatening situation.

This course meets the Orange County CCW requirements.  It is also a prerequisite to become a Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor.

Cost:  $200

The link to purchase the course is:  http://defensivetacticsandfirearms.com/concealed-carry-courses/

Self-Defense 101

This four week class is designed to give students practical, no-nonsense skills to defend against common strikes and grabs.  Basics of targeting, strikes, and escapes from various holds will be taught.  “Homework” will be assigned to help students retain information learned, and weekly reviews will further solidify the skills.  Graduates of the program will also be eligible to attend “refresher” courses.  Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes, and bring water.

$80 for 4 week course/1.5 hours per week (6 hours total).

Non-Lethal Force

Situations arise where carrying a gun is not an option, but you still want to be able to defend yourself.  What are your options?  This class will explore the use of tactical flashlights, pepper spray, stun guns, and tasers.  What are the pros and cons of each?  How do they work?  What factors should you consider when choosing one of these methods for self-defense? You will learn how to use each of these tools safely and effectively.  Two hour interactive class includes practice with pepper spray in the simulator room.

$25 includes simulator fee.