Course Information

The Arizona DPS 24-hour Unarmed AND Armed Guard course includes the full three days of instruction for an individual to obtain an Arizona Unarmed and Armed guard card. The course fee includes fingerprints, photos, and range fees. The course fee does NOT include Az DPS state fees, or ammunition cost. See the description below for a day to day schedule.

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. **NO RENTAL FIREARMS**

What this course covers

  • Day One; Arizona DPS 8-hour Unarmed Security Guard Lesson Plan
  • Day Two; Armed Guard introduction and equipment inspection
  • Day Three; Armed Guard Law and Legal, Defensive Shooting, qualification
  • Course fee includes fingerprints, photos, and range fees
  • Course fee DOES NOT include state fees, stamps, delivery, or ammunition.
  • 50 round qualification, select the link below and copy paste into your browser, scroll to the bottom.     https://www.azdps.gov/sites/default/files/media/Armed%20Security%20Guard%20%288Hrs-annual%29%20Lesson%20Plan_0.pdf
  • Safe Gun Handling; Anyone who does not demonstrate safe handling skills will NOT receive an armed guard card.
  • Proper firearm grip, stance, draw, and defensive shooting

Required Gear

  • Day One; Note taking materials
  • Day Two; Duty belt, holster, firearm (Unloaded or carried)
  • Day Three; 50-100 rounds of ammunition, belt, holster, firearm, two mag pouches, and a minimum of three magazines
  • Range appropriate attire (NO open-toed shoes)
  • Eye and Ear Protection, electronic ear protection is highly encouraged, Sun Protection
  • Each day is an 8hr block of instruction

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
-California POST Instructor
-Sabre Red OC Spray Instructor
-ASP Baton, Handcuffing, and Flashlight Tactics Instructor
-CPR Certified

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

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