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ASP Instructor Class

January 12th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Classes

For those of you who are LEO or Security, we are hosting an instructor-trainer class by ASP for baton, restraint, and OC instructors. This 3-day class will be held at the fairgrounds in Imperial March 28-29-30th. You can’t get a better deal than this – It costs $50 to sign up, but as long as you show up for the class, you get your tuition refunded! Not only that, but at the conclusion of the class you end up with a bag of great ASP products, and instructor certification, and knowledge that will help you in the field as well as in your career.

Class space is limited, pre-registration is required.

To register, you must contact SGT Damian Valdez at the ECPD, 760-337-3175 (

5.11 Days at Border Tactical!

May 7th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Classes

Its time for our annual Once-a-Year sale at the store, when everything by 5.11 Tactical is 20% Off! Next door at Phoenix Uniforms, they are having the same sale, but at the range we carry lots of 5.11 gear that next door doesn’t have. Three days only – May 14-15-16. Thinking about graduation or Father’s Day gifts? This would be a great time to beat the rush! Come on in and take a look at the great 5.11 gear on sale.

Advanced Defensive Pistol Class May 23

May 7th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Classes
shutterstock_187381103Our marvelous instructor Bill Smerdon is teaching an Advanced Defensive Pistol Techniques class here at the range Saturday May 23rd, from 8am till noon.  This great class takes pistol technique to the next level, working from concealment, in low light, with challenging scenarios. Designed for intermediate & advanced shooters, this class is an absolute MUST for CCW holders! Each shooter wil need a functioning handgun, holster, magazines (or speedloaders) & cases, and 100 rounds of ammo. Tuition is $45, members get a 10% discount, and Platinum Members get free tuition. For more information call 554-2333 or email

Self-Defense Pistol Class – Dec 3rd

November 19th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Classes
shutterstock_51551008Wednesday evening, December 3rd, we’ll have a great class in “Handgun Applications for Self-Defense”. It starts promptly at 5:30 pm, and lasts till 9. Wear comfortable, athletic clothing, jeans & a T-shirt are fine, with tennis shoes or similar. Cost is $45 each, Border Tactical members only pay $30 (Platinum members get free tuition).

Bring your own handgun, if you have one, and holster. If you don’t have a handgun or holster. we’ll have those for rent for the evening. Bring 100 rounds of ammo, or purchase that here at the range as well. A small flashlight would be great to bring as well, we’ll take care of the rest. Bring a date, this would be a unique night out! Call Bill, the instructor, at 554-2333 for any questions you might have. Sign up soon, this is always a popular class.

AR-15 Classes Coming Up

October 3rd, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Classes

October 11th we’re having a class on “AR-15 & Pistol Techniques for the Zombie Apocalypse”, and we’ll have a class on October 18th just for “Pistol Techniques for the Zombie Apocalypse”. These are great classes with practical applications if you own or are thinking about owning a carbine of any type. There is a fee for these classes, but members get a discount, and Platinum Members get free tuition at the classes, and everyone who completes the class gets a free Zombie T-Shirt. Check out the details here.

Introduction To Tactical PIstols for Ladies Class February 8th

January 24th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Classes

Shooting_range_GlockAll ladies are invited to sign up for our Introductory Ladies’ Tactical Pistol Class. This is a GREAT class for beginners! The training is geared to beginner to intermediate level shooters. If you have, are thinking about, or want to get a CCW permit, for sure you should take this class. Call the range at 353-4884 to reserve a spot, class size is limited. See more details on our website here.

Even if you don’t have a pistol, you can rent one, and a holster, for this class. Call Kris at the range for more information.

Glock Armorers’ Course – Coming Soon to El Centro

December 2nd, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Classes


We are having a Glock Factory Authorized Armorers’ Course here at the range. This course is full at the moment, but a waitlist is available. Please sign up here. These courses are very popular and hard to get into. After you have had your Glock Armorer’s Certification for two years, you’ll be eligible for the Advanced Armorer’s Course, which we are trying to bring to the range later in 2014.

More Classes, More Training

November 21st, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Classes

More Classes,  More Training

November 30th we have a women’s self-defense class, December 14th a really cool class entitled “Arm Bars, Joint Locks, Takedowns, Pressure Points and Assorted Dirty Tricks” for Self Defense, our Action Shoots every 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, a Glock Armorer’s Class on January 23rd, and more. Check out our Events section of our website for further information.

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Concealed Carry Techniques & Tactics Class

October 10th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Classes

Concealed CarryTwo of our popular instructors, Lyn and Bill, will teach a class November 9th at the range to prepare the student to safely carry a concealed firearm, and deploy that firearm in a time of of crisis. This class will fill fast, you’ll need to enroll early. To get the most from this class, the student should be comfortable shooting from the bench, but experience drawing from a holster is not required. The class runs from 1pm – 5pm. The student will need to bring the handgun they are comfortable with, 100 rounds for that handgun, and a concealment garment. Shoulder and cross-draw holsters are not allowed for this class, you need a belt holster. If you have an ankle holster, yo can bring it but bring a hip holster too. If you need a belt holster, tell the folks at Phoenix Uniforms next door you are taking the class and get 10% off the price of any holster over $50. A CCW license is not necessary to take this class.

Cost is $60, Border Tactical Indoor Range members get a $15 discount, Platinum Members may take this class for free. Call Bill Smerdon at 760-353-8211 (or email at for further information about this class.

Tactical Techniques for the California-Compliant Carbine Class

September 17th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Classes

This is one of the most exciting and popular classes we offer here at the range!

shutterstock_120816034We’ll cover a number of topics including threat neutralization, shooting on the move, deploying the carbine from cover & concealment, transitionaing from the carbine to the sidearm, dynamic shooting positions, tactical and emergency reloads, dynamic entry, and more.

In California, legal carbine shooters are hampered by the bullet-button law. In this class, we’ll learn a number of methods to accomplish reloads quickly and legally with the bullet-button manipulation system. All students will be issued a special tool to be used during the class, and may keep the tool after the class is completed.

Students need a carbine with a sling! Any MSR or AR-15 style rifle chambered for .223, 5.56, 9mm, or .22 are acceptable, as are mini-14’s. Larger caliber rifles such as .308 are not allowed, and all rifles must have a bullet-button system or be chambered in .22! No magazines in excess of 10 rounds are permitted! Bring at least two 10-round magazines for your rifle. You also must bring a handgun with belt holster and spare magazines, and a stiff belt to support the holster. Wear long pants! Wear comfortable athletic shoes! You’ll be moving and shooting a lot. Knee pads are a good idea, but not required. Students must bring 200 rifle rounds and 150 handgun rounds. You should purchase the ammo several days before the class!

Tuition is $75 for this class. Border Tactical members pay $60 tuition, and Platinum Members receive FREE tuition.

Advance registration is required, this class will fill up fast. Call Bill at 554-2333 or email the instructor at for more information.