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Carbine Home Defense

If you’re like me, the subject of home defense is important to you. I was talking to my buddy Dean from 2 Vets Arms a while back about this very topic (learning a lot as usual) when I asked him if he would consider teaching a course on home defense tactics and fundamentals. After some deliberation, Dean agreed.

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We’ve been working on the details for a few weeks, and I’m happy to announce that the course is now a go. It will be a one day course held in the Houston area, the cost will be $250 per student, with a maximum of 20 students. I will be attending the course, along with my buddies Mr. Colion Noir (most likely schedule permitting) and Brad from MADCAT Aviator | Operator.

Course Details

The course will cover basic movement, reflexive fire, reflexive fire while moving properly and safely, firing from cover, movement to cover, home defense mindset, and home/close quarters fundamentals.

The end result will be dry runs through shoot house with a final exercise in home defense – clearing from outside in, and clearing from bedroom/common room out.

This class is not to teach you to be the greatest commando ninja ever. This class is designed to teach you how to handle two separate situations

  1. Bump in the night and your house is compromised where you need to secure your family members from a threat.
  2. Arriving home and finding your house compromised and the ability to clear your house upon finding it compromised.

The course will use the “Crawl, Walk, Run” method of teaching, where everything you learn is applied in the next iteration, and built upon. While this is a rifle/carbine course, the skills and techniques learned will transition to side arms as well.


June 22, 2013
Course begins at 0730. If you need to zero your rifle, be there at 0700.


Dean Brandly
Operations Manager for 2 Vets Arms

Background includes training in Small Unit Tactics, unit marksmanship instructor, Sniper section NCO, Sniper section team leader, Infantry team leader, Joint Fires trainer, as well as 2 tours on SOTF teams in support of OIF/OEF.

Randall Jennings
2 Vets Arms Head of L/E sales

US Army Veteran of Desert Storm
18 years service with US Secret Service
USSS Firearms Instructor

Allen Shaw
2 Vets Arms T&E Coordinator

USMC Infantry
NRA Certified pistol instructor
Competition action shooter (10 years) - Threegun, IDPA, IPSC, Pointshoot, Outlaw

Equipment Requirements

  • Water source
  • Sunscreen
  • Notepad with pen/pencil
  • Clothing suitable for activity/weather (NO BOOTY SHORTS)
  • Ear & eye pro
  • 3 magazines
  • Weapon platform (rifle) as you have it in your home with good combat zero, (i.e. as you would pick up your weapon from your truck, or closet in your home)
  • Plate carrier/Load bearing vest OPTIONAL

Ammunition Requirements

200 rounds minimum, 300 rounds recommended




Info coming soon, Houston area


Click here to sign up online at the 2 Vets Arms web store.

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11 Responses to Carbine Home Defense

  1. Chris May 29, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

    Gonna be a great day for sure.

  2. Rhys May 30, 2013 at 4:03 am #

    Sounds like a good course, shame Im in the UK, be interested to hear your AAR and maybe you could put up some video please

    • Brandon May 30, 2013 at 8:04 am #

      I will definitely write up an AAR, and there might be video too if Mr. Colion Noir shows up to the class.

  3. Ben S May 30, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    I wish it wasnt so far away, are you thinking of doinf any closer to Colorado?

  4. Ken Ulicny May 30, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    Man….sounds awesome….hope to be able to attend

  5. Jeff May 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    This looks like a great course. So far my only “tactical rifle” is a M&P15-22. Do you think taking a course like this on a 22 platform would be beneficial?

    • Brandon May 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

      Yep – M&P15-22 will work just fine. This is going to be more about tactics and CQB fundamentals.

  6. Daniel June 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    I’m in, now waiting for the place to be announced.

  7. Jeff June 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    I have signed up … on the 2Vetsarms website it says we need a range belt. I guess I need the mag holders for the range belt as well. I am new to rifles … so I am trying to understand.

    • Brandon June 14, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

      You can just put the mags in your pocket. That’s actually what we’ll be doing most of the time anyways. I’ll have extra gear too in case someone needs something.

  8. Harry July 1, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    When do you plan on offering another course?