In January of 2021 we began offering several "virtual" workshops via our online learning management system. Several of these are based on the USCCA programs listed above, while others have been developed by our instructors to help people expand their knowledge base regarding firearms and personal safety issues. All of our online workshops are conducted by our SCCWP instructors.
For more information about our online programs click here to access our schedule of online training workshops.
Basics of Firearms - Guns 101
This lesson will introduce you to a wealth of information on different types of self-defense firearms including handguns, home defense shotguns, and the AR-15 platform. Our instructors provide easy to understand explanations of the common terms used so frequently. The goal of this lesson is to de-mystify what can sometimes feel like a topic reserved for experts. This is a great chance tor individuals who are new to firearms to begin learning the basics in a low-stress setting.
This program is typically 2.5-3 hours in length.
Developing Your Personal & Home Defense Plan
Developing a personal & home protection plan is a key component of not only preparing for how we should (or might) react if confronted by a violent crime, but also how we might avoid violent crime in the first place. Within this lesson, Michael Martin explains that developing a protection plan is about much more than becoming proficient with a firearm or writing up a home invasion plan. It’s a plan that must encompass awareness, avoidance, and preparation, so that we’re less likely to find ourselves in a situation where we have no other option than to use our firearm, rather than more likely.
This program typically takes 1.5-2 hours.
Lessons Learned from Mass Shootings
Countering the Mass Shooter Threat Online, opens with a look at the data in a way that has never been explored before. Part One begins with a high level summary of many of those data points, including key definitions, data trends of these events, a breakdown on where these events are occurring, and even a detailed look at police response time to these shootings. Part One also analyzes what factors affected the outcome at mass shootings. For example, after every mass shooting and in particular, after the Newtown shooting at Sandy Hook elementary, there was a deafening cry by gun control advocates to ban certain classes of firearms and to reduce the number of rounds that could be stored in magazines, driven by the belief that those changes would reduce the number of dead at mass shootings, or even eliminate them all together. In addition to understanding whether those arguments were right or wrong, Part One also analyzes whether these shooters really do gravitate toward gun-free zones; and, how the response of potential victims affected the outcome. Part One closes with a detailed analysis of the solutions being proposed by gun control advocates to determine whether the data indicated that those solutions would work, or not work.
This program is typically 2.5 to 3hours in length.
Violent Encounters and the Aftermath
This workshop explains what physical and mental reactions may occur when a human undergoes extreme stress, such as during an incident involving deadly force. It also explains what you should do immediately after using force to defend yourself. Also, when law enforcement arrives, it is crucial that you conduct yourself in the correct manner and prepare yourself for the consequences, even when you are in the right. This program is typically about 90 minutes in length.