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The Able Shepherd Program

Able Shepherd® is the standard-setting, nationally recognized progressive training program designed to teach situational awareness, leadership and protective tactics that can be applied to virtually any threatened environment. Able Shepherd® operates from the belief that your family’s immediate safety cannot be delegated; YOU can be the most effective, ‘first responder’ in your immediate vicinity. 

At its core, Able Shepherd® is an elite-level self-defense program utilizing armed and unarmed tactics, emergency medical training and reality-based training scenarios. Our goal is to make you, and those around you, safer. We accomplish this by holding our students to the highest of moral, ethical, and tactical standards.



To be successful, you must train to a standard.
We proudly train to the Able Shepherd®, U.S.A. Standard™



Everyone is on the same page



Safe Firearms handling skills for individuals and teams-even while moving. Consistently display the ability to identify threats and non-threats prior to discharging your firearm.



Possess the repeatable documented ability to place rounds on the intended designated target.

I Don’t live in Colorado

Is this for me?


Yes. Come spend a week training with us.

The American Patriot Course


This 5-day intensive course is specifically designed for groups of 5 or more with an interest in rapidly developing the team skills necessary to effectively respond to a violent encounter or situation.


  • 5 six-hour days.
  • Topics covered in the 30-hour intensive curriculum: Foundational Biblical truths, Founding documents, Unarmed self-defense and movement in a crisis, Organizing your emergency response team, Firearms safety and marksmanship, Shooting and moving in close quarters, Stop the Bleed, Radio Communication basics, Individual and team room entry, Hostage rescue, and more.
  • Due to the rapid advancement of the curriculum, this option is not recommended for beginners.
  • This course is a favorite with our out-of-town guests.

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