Wild West Firearms Training
Wild West Firearms Training

Welcome to Wild West Firearms Training

About Us

Dedicated Instructors

 Chris Sullivan, Owner/Lead Instructor-Certified I.C.E. Training/Combat Focus Defensive Firearms Coach, NRA Certified Instructor, Certified Nevada Concealed Carry Firearms Permit Instructor.

Jenny Sullivan, Owner/Administrative Ninja, Certified NRA Range Safety Officer. 

Training & Education

 -Authorized Nevada Concealed Carry Firearm Classes.
-Certified Defensive Firearms Courses Powered by Combat Focus Shooting
-Fundamental Firearms Handling/Safety Instruction.
-NRA Courses Available.

-Private Instruction Available Upon request

Our Motto

Our Goal is to provide our community with the ability to safely handle firearms and to provide them with the skills to defend themselves in their homes and in a public environment with their chosen defensive firearm.  

Our Partners

Courses We Offer

Nevada Concealed Firearms Permit Course

 Authorized Nevada Concealed Firearms Permit Class. This course goes beyond the the State Mandated Basic Requirements for the Concealed Carry Permit Application. Come and learn how to legally and safely carry a concealed firearm. You will also learn about different methods of carry, the proper mindset needed and how to handle the aftermath of a defensive shooting situation. After completing the course you will be provided with the proper documentation required to apply for your Nevada CCW Permit.

What you will need-

Notepad and Black Pen


A handgun of your choice-50 rds of target or ball ammunition.(No reloads please)

Bring a holster if you have it. 

Eye and ear protection. 

A valid drivers license or ID card.

A Positive Learning Attitude

Course Fee is $100.00 for Initial Permit and $50.00 for Renewal.

Fundamentals of Armed Home Defense-Powered by Combat Focus Shooting

 Do you want to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones in your home with a handgun? If so this is the course for you!

This class is designed to educate the student about Home Defense Tactics, the best firearms for Home Defense and how to use them efficiently in the context of an imminent home invasion or other threatening situation. You will learn the necessary skills and tactics to defend yourself and your loved ones from an invader in the home. 

 The recommended handguns, ammunition, staging vs storage will all be presented. We will also cover the 5 Fundamentals of Home Defense and the aftermath of a defensive shooting.

The context of the course is the imminent threat of a Home Invasion with the potential of a Lethal Threat beyond two arms length or more.

The shooting portion of this class is based on the concepts and principles of the Combat Focus Shooting Program & Tactics taught by I.C.E. Training Company. This is an intuitive shooting program that works well with what the body does naturally.  

The course will start with roughly 2 hrs of class and will move to the live fire and defensive drills shortly after. On the range we will cover,  Critical Incident Reloads, Kinesthetically Aligned Defensive Shooting, proper use of sights, The Balance of Speed and Precision and much more. 

What you will need.

A mid to full size handgun.

3 magazines for double stack-5 for single stack.

200 rds of target or ball ammo.(No reloads please)

Eye and ear protection(electronics preferred).

Notepad and pen.

Lunch and plenty of hydration.  

Closed toed shoes, long pants, a closed neck shirt and sunblock. Dress for the weather. 

Course Fee is $175.00

Fundamentals of Concealed Carry-Powered by Combat Focus Shooting


This is a course for the student who wishes to learn the fundamentals of concealed carry and defensive shooting.

This course is designed to educate the student on the handguns best for concealed carry, how to carry them safely and how to deploy and use them efficiently in the context of a Dynamic Critical Incident. This is a beginner to experienced level defensive shooting class based on the concepts and principles of Combat Focus Shooting. A great opportunity for you to continue your education on Concealed Carry after the basic class has been taken. 

What You Will Learn-

 -Realistic Defensive Skills
-Kinesthetically Aligned Defensive Shooting
-Balance of Speed and Precision
-Warrior Expert Theory
-Plausibility Principle and how it dictates training
-Critical Incident Reload
-Lateral Movement
-Counter Ambush Methodology
-Presentation from the holster
-Realistic Multiple Target Engagement
-Deviation Control
-Aftermath of a defensive shooting
-Awareness, Avoidance & De-escalation

What you will need:
A semi automatic handgun, 3 magazines minimum-5 for single stacks and a non-collapsible holster (inside or outside the waist), mag pouch if desired
250 rds of target ammo (no reloads please)
Eye and ear protection(electronic ears are recommended)
Lunch, snacks and water
Notebook and writing impliment
Closed toed shoes and long pants
Dress for the weather

Course Fee is $250.00 with a $100.00 deposit required to reserve a seat.

Beginner Defensive Handgun

 Beginner Defensive Handgun is an entry level Defensive Pistol course for the student who wishes to learn the Concepts and Fundamentals of Defensive Shooting and Handgun Manipulation.

What you will learn-
-Safety as a Concept
-How to choose the best defensive handgun
-The Plausibility Principle and how it dictates our training
-Skill Development Cycle
-How Target Shooting differs from Combat Accuracy
-Multiple Defensive Shooting Drills to increase your Efficiency with your Defensive Firearm
-How to use the body's Natural Reaction during a Dynamic Critical Incident.

What to bring-
-Your firearm and 150 rds of target or ball ammo
(Rental available for $25 does not include ammo)
-Eye and ear protection (electronic ears preferred)
-Snacks and fluids to stay hydrated
-A positive learning attitude 

Course Fee is $100.00

Personal Defense Network Tour Stop-Intuitive Defensive Shooting 2 Day Course 4/21-4/22 Course Pre Requisite is Fundamentals of Concealed Carry


This Course is part of the 2018 PDN Tour. Hosted by Wild West Firearms Training and Taught by Active CFS Instructor Ken Ortega of Homeland Personal Protection. 

The Combat Focus® Shooting Program is an Intuitive shooting program designed to help the student be more Efficient with a defensive firearm in the context of a Dynamic Critical Incident.

This course is two full days of intense training, teaching and practice. The course will cover the following topics:

Fundamentals of Defensive Shooting & Intuitive Skill Development
Combat Accuracy
Lateral Motion
The Balance of Speed & Precision
The Critical Incident Reload
Volume of Fire
Realistic Training for Multiple Target Engagement
Understanding the Body’s Natural Reactions during a Dynamic Critical Incident.
The Skill Development Cycle
One Handed & Weak Handed Shooting
Non-Diagnostic Linear Malfunction Clearing
Shooting in Motion (When, How & Why)
The Combat Focus® Shooting Course is not designed to make you the best shooter you can be on the range, rather its goal is to help you quickly develop fundamental skills that you can apply in a worst case scenario defensive shooting situation.

CFS is based on years of constantly evolving information about how the body works and what really happens during Dynamic Critical Incidents and has been heavily influenced by the diverse group of instructors that are certified to teach it and the thousands of students who have been through courses all around the world. The program features a variety of specialty drills and training methods that the student will be able to utilize in their own practice after the course in order to continue to develop their abilities.

Students will fire a minimum of 800 rounds. Students are welcomed to bring more ammunition, there are specific drills that round count may be increased.

Course Date and Time – Saturday and Sunday April 21st and 22nd. 9am – 6pm both days.


Course Location – The Smoking Gun Pistol Range and Gun Club.

Upcoming Courses

No upcoming events.

Nevada Concealed Firearms Permit Class Deposit


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Remainder of Fee Due the Day of the Class. Please state in the notes what date you are registering for. 

Fundamentals of Armed home Defense Deposit- Nevada Courses Only


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Remainder of Fee Due the Day of the Course. 

Fundamentals Of Concealed Carry Course Deposit. -Nevada Courses Only


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Remainder of Fee Due the Day of the Course. 

Fundamentals of Armed Home Defense 6/16/18 Cheshire County Fish & Game Keene, NH


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Fundamentals of Concealed Carry 6/17/18 Cheshire County Fish & Game Keene, NH


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Beginner Defensive Handgun


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Contact Us

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