prəˈvāl/  verb:

prove more powerful than opposing forces; be victorious.


About Us


 Provide responsibly armed citizens with the essential skills necessary to protect themselves and their families and PREVAIL in a violent confrontation.  

Founder - Lead Instructor: Bob Schneider

  Bob Schneider is in his fourth decade as a certified firearms instructor. His experience includes a highly decorated career with the Denver, Colorado Police Department. Bob was assigned to the Department’s full time SWAT Unit for 18 years. After retiring from Denver, Bob became a trainer with the world-famous Heckler and Koch International Training Division. There he was awarded the Trainer of the Year and eventually became the Director of Training.   After leaving HK, Bob went to work for the Sig Sauer Academy. He worked there for eight years teaching Armorers Classes. Bob helped to develop the GSR 1911 Armorers and Transition Course. Bob is currently an adjunct instructor at  Gunsite Academy where he is a Range Master.  Bob received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado.  Bob still lives in the Denver area with his sons Dylan and Jake.  

Lead Instructor: Steve Hendricks

Steve Hendricks' experience in the area of use of force includes over 40 years as a martial arts instructor, firearms Range Master and certified defensive tactics instructor. A retired Sheriff's Deputy, he has experience as a certified peace officer in California and Colorado serving in patrol, investigations, high risk warrant service, training, VIP protection and supervisor. He spent over seven years in Afghanistan as an instructor and Protective Security Specialist for the U.S. Embassy High Threat Protection Detail. He also spent two years with the U.S. Department of Energy, as their Lead Instructor for Firearms Instructor Certification, at the Central Training Academy. He has been an adjunct Instructor for the prestigious Gunsite Academy since 1991.  Steve is an avid hunter as well as an accomplished national level competitive shooter.


Upon successful completion of this class, you can apply for your Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit. The Colorado permit is valid in 35 states.

You want your Permit to Carry Class instruction to be the best available. You want the material to be high-quality and engaging. As United States Concealed Carry Association Instructors, we are licensed to use their excellent training curriculum. Our PowerPoints, videos and training books are the absolute best in the industry.

One of our core philosophies is that you can't teach what you don't know, and you can't train others in skills you don't possess. With this in mind, we only hire the best firearms instructors, and we ensure they stay the best through ongoing training and development. By combining the knowledge of the United States Concealed Carry Association and skills our instructors hone, you can be assured that you are taking the finest training available.

Here is what you will learn in this class:

  • Knowledge to help keep you physically, legally, financially, and morally safe
  • Personal Protection Plan
  • Handgun Basics
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • The Legal Use of Force
  • Violent Encounters and their Aftermath
  • Gear and Gadgets
  • Colorado Carry Law   

Cost: $65.00 prepay - $89.00 pay at the door

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This pistol skills class will teach the student essential gun-handling skills and techniques. It will increase your ability and proficiency with a defensive handgun. This class is suitable for both beginning and advanced shooters.

  • On-range training in crucial handgun skills
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Grip, stance, aiming, trigger control, follow-through
  • Loading and unloading
  • Presentation from ready and holster
  • Target engagement from a variety of distances
  • After-action drills
  • Clearing malfunctions
  • Emergency and tactical Reloading

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Montrose & Aurora CO

(970) 275-5226 - (303) 548-7470


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