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ARMED GUARD 16hr 11/30-12/1/2022

November 30 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Wednesday, Nov. 30 &
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022

Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm (BOTH days)

Location: 7030 E. Broadway Tucson, AZ 85710

Phone: 520-886-8338

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Note: Please bring your receipt, whether paper copy from in store, or electronic PayPal copy, with you to class.

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Course Cancellation Policy Reminder:
  • If a student notifies us at least 72 hours prior to the start of their course, the student may cancel for a full refund or reschedule to an alternate available course date with no rescheduling fee.
  • If a student notifies us between 24 and 72 hours prior to the start of their course, no refund will be issued, but the student may reschedule to an alternate available course date by paying a $15 rescheduling fee.
  • If a student notifies us less than 24 hours prior to the start of their course, or fails to attend their course, no refund will be issued, and the student may not reschedule to an alternate available course date without paying the full registration fee again.

Course Information

The Arizona DPS Armed Guard course satisfies the requirement for a current Unarmed Guard to get their Armed Guard License, and the requirement for the two year Renewal of a current Armed guard card. The course fee includes fingerprints, photos, and range fees. The course fee does not include state fees, or ammunition costs. Day one is all classroom instruction. Attendees should bring their duty belt, and firearms will either be UNLOADED, or carried in a holster on your person, and remain holstered. Day two starts in the classroom covering law and legal aspects, followed by an afternoon range qualification. 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 the instructors via email at Training@dbackshootingsports.com.



Must be lawfully allowed to train with firearms. 

What this course covers

  • Mindset, verbal judo of de-escalation
  • Armed guard procedures, requirements, suggestions
  • Fingerprints, photos, and range fees are included in the course fee
  • Law and legal procedures and ARS statutes
  • AZ DPS’s lesson plan covers the fundamentals of shooting, however this is NOT an introductory course
  • Differences in duty belt, equipment, flashlights, firearms, etc.
  • Universal rules of 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 (rentals ARE NOT available for this course)
  • Duty/belt with holster and a minimum of two mag pouches, minimum of three magazines
  • 50 rounds of ammunition for qualification (students are allowed one re-shoot in 24 hours)
  • 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 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. We are constantly updating our training curriculum, making Diamondback an ideal training environment for individuals from every walk of life.


-NRA Certifications: Refuse to be A Victim Instructor, Range Safety Officer, Pistol Instructor, Rifle Instructor, Shotgun 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

A Former US Marine, Roan Grimm has dedicated his life to the study of the grim realities of violent close combat.  With 35+ years of martial arts, the past 27 of which have been focused on the weapon intensive Filipino martial arts (arnis/eskrima/kali) and WWII era American combatives (scientific dirty fighting). With over 125 real contact stick fights with the world renown Dog Brothers, Grimm has tested the theories of actual fighting with impact weapons at a level few can approach.


Email: Training@dbackshootingsports.com


-NRA certified RSO, Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun Instructor
-Guro (black belt equivalent) in Nitullama silat as well as Dog Brothers Martial Arts
-Ma’a Guro in Sub3 American Kali, and Full Dog Brother – “Poi Dog”
-AZ DPS certified Unarmed Guard Instructor
-Creator of ADEPT personal security program

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

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November 30
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Ben Anderson


Diamondback Shooting Sport
7030 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85710 United States
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