07/31/2027
$100.00person

Course Information

The Armed Guard course is split into two blocks of instruction that fulfill the requirements from AZ DPS to become a certified armed security guard. The initial Armed Guard portion is a two day, 16-hour block of instruction that covers the legalities as it pertains to armed guard security work. After successfully completing the 50 round qualifying shoot, students will have completed all necessary training to become an armed guard under AZ DPS regulations.

Reference AZ DPS licensing unit at; https://www.azdps.gov/licensing/sg for information about which course of instruction is right for you, or contact our instructors at Training@Dbackshootinsports.com

COST:
$100.00

PREREQUISITES:

CURRENT Unarmed Guard Card

NOTES:

Must be lawfully allowed to train with firearms. 

What this course covers

  • Unarmed guard procedures
  • Armed guard procedures
  • Required 16 hour initial training for Armed guards
  • Law and legal procedures and ARS statutes
  • De-escalation of a hostile situation
  • How to set up a duty belt
  • Safe firearm handling
  • Proper firearm grip, stance, draw, and defensive shooting
  • 50 round qualification with duty firearm for Armed guards

Required Gear

  • A privately owned firearm
  • Duty/belt with holster and two mag pouches
  • 50 rounds of ammunition for qualification (additional ammunition for any re-qualification)
  • Range appropriate attire (NO open-toed shoes)
  • Eye and Ear Protection, Sun Protection
  • Note taking material for the classroom portion

Our Instructors

A US Army 1st Infantry Division medic, JD served in Operation New Dawn in Iraq (2010-2011) a Medic. After his active duty service, he contracted as a civilian worldwide and continued to provide operational medical support across the Middle East and Africa. In addition, he served with Arizona’s own 1/158th National Guard unit. He taught over 200 Combat Life Saver (CLS) Courses during his time in service and has firsthand experience in combat trauma.

 

-NREMT and Combat Medic Trained
-Warrior Leader Course (WLC) 2013
-United States Army NCO

A US Army 82nd Airborne Reconnaissance Infantryman, and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran (2008-2009), I also spend as much time as possible outside hunting and fishing. Having countless hours training with multiple weapon platforms from crew served weapons to pistols, and having trained military, law enforcement, and civilians. I organized Diamondback Training Center’s teaching methodology following Murphy’s law, and taking equal portions of military, law enforcement, and civilian training environments to give our students the best experience possible.

 

-NRA Certifications: Refuse to be A Victim Instructor, Range Safety Officer, Pistol Instructor, Rifle Instructor, Inside and Outside the Home Personal Protection Instructor
-Arizona Department of Public Safety, Unarmed and Armed Security Guard Instructor
-Arizona Game and Fish Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor
-Sabre Red OC Spray Instructor
-ASP Baton, Handcuffing, and Flashlight Tactics Instructor
-CPR Certified

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

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