Talon Training Group, the parent company of Talon Range, Talon Holsters and more, presents the Talon Defender Series of self-defense firearms training.
Whether you’re looking for a new school to attend to refresh your skills after training at some of the other big-name schools or you’re looking for advanced training, by professionals, that you can afford, the Talon Defender Series has everything you need.
Talon Range is situated just outside Tallahassee, Florida, a few short miles from the Capital Building on 500 acres. We are right on Interstate 10 at the intersection with Highway 90. The Tallahassee International Airport is right up the road. There are two hotels bordering the property and restaurants nearby.
Talon is 1 ½ hours from Panama City, 2 ½ hours from Jacksonville, 4 ½ hours from Atlanta, 6 hours from New Orleans, 2 ½ from Mobile and about 4 from Orlando/Tampa. Or you can fly. Leave home Thursday and drive to Tallahassee, attend class Friday, Saturday and Sunday and drive home that evening, better than you left.
Select a date to attend and let us know in the notes which date you want and the name(s) of those attending. We can help you with travel arrangements and hotel suggestions as well.
Talon’s staff has been training law enforcement officers for over 25 years and has taught close to 10,000 civilians over the last 10 years. There are over 3,000 members of the Talon Range and the range has a fully stocked pro-shop on site. We can provide anything you need for the class.
Talon Holsters is on site and produces some of the finest custom rigs around as well as production concealed carry holsters made from US Steerhide. Want an exotic rig while you are here, just ask.
The Talon Defender Series consists of three courses, the Enhanced 250 Level, the Advanced 350 Level and the Professional 450 Level. There are other supplementary courses as well such as Active Shooter Defense.
Each of these Defender classes is three days or 24 hours of instruction. They cost $500 each and as such is as affordable as any of these types of training in the country.
Why spend thousands flying to the desert when you can stay right here in the South East and drive. Spend money on bullets, not tickets.
But, don’t let the price fool you. Talon’s instructor staff boasts current and former SWAT Team Leaders, Snipers, both military and law enforcement, and lead trainers for state and local agencies. We teach what we lived.
At Talon, we believe firearms and personal defense training goes beyond just shooting drills. We teach mindset, because mindset matters. Understanding how your brain reacts to critical incident stress and preparing for that helps you win the fight and winning is what matters in a gunfight.
Our Talon Defender 250 course is the next step beyond the basics and you’ll need to show evidence of competent firearms training before attending.
We’ll drill extensively on reloads and malfunctions to build your confidence and competence. All drills will be from concealment considering you will likely be carrying that way. We will drill you on transitioning from dominant to support side and on positional shooting. Moving and shooting and cover and concealment concepts will be taught. We will instruct on a universal understanding of when deadly force is justified and how to explain one’s actions. Then there is scenario based training based on your new skillset. The class culminates in a proficiency based qualification course that you must pass for each level of certification. Many of the drills you shoot will be ones you can take home and shoot to maintain your level of proficiency.
Don’t depend on occasional trips to the range to build your skills. We all need to step outside our comfort zone and learn from others. Let our staff take you to the next level! Talon was founded on a passion for teaching, not just instructing. We have learned so much from teaching all the thousands that have come through our doors, let us teach you too!
Check the calendar for upcoming classes and contact us to put your deposit down now! There is a 10 day cancellation required and a $100 deposit so we can schedule appropriately. Deposits can be moved to future classes at our discretion. Bring your buddy or the spouse and spend a few days with us.
There are three types of people in this world, the Predator, the Prey and the Protector…..which one are you?
Call the Pro-Shop at 850-597-7550 for details, message us on Facebook or email one of the bosses at Charlie@talontraining.com or JD@talontraining.com.