Firearms Training Center

Weapons Training By Seasoned Experts

Having proper guidance and assistance during your firearms training is essential for ensuring your safety and the safety of others.

Our instructors have undergone extensive training in the military, government, and private sector security fields of both the U.S. and Israeli Governments. The foundation for Cohen Security’s shooting courses is built upon tactical shooting courses and military counter-terrorism training from the Israel Defense Forces. Register for a course, receive unique training not found anywhere else in San Diego, and see why we are a trusted choice for your firearm instruction in San Diego. We are here to ensure your safety and teach you how to safely defend yourself without endangering others.

Safety-Focused Firearms Training Classes

Before progressing to “live fire” shooting drills or exercises that use live ammunition, it is essential to make sure a shooter’s four fundamentals are sound. These fundamentals are critical to maintaining positive control of the firearm, and without them, a shooter will not progress in the course. Establishing and building upon these fundamentals through “dry” exercises, or shooting exercises without live ammunition, is how we begin every course. We practice drawing, holstering, punching out, and firing with completely empty weapons before continuing to “live fire” exercises. The four fundamentals of proper marksmanship are

  • Your body’s position to the ground
  • Your body’s position to the firearm
  • Proper breathing techniques
  • Follow-Through

Taking Your Firearms Training To The Range

While Cohen Security will provide firearms for all participants of each class, participants are encouraged to bring their own firearms. Whether you are an advanced shooter or just starting out, practicing with the firearm you will most likely be using in the event of a life-or-death situation is the best way to build up a shooter’s confidence and marksmanship proficiency. We offer classes for beginners and advanced shooters that ensure a relaxed atmosphere, so participants can focus on retaining the guidance we provide.

Safe, Dependable & Responsible

Firearms are intimidating and, when misused, can have serious repercussions, but that should never dissuade you from learning how to handle one properly. They are an invaluable tool for self-defense and, when used correctly, could be the difference between life and death. Safety is our number one priority during firearm instruction, which is why we keep our class sizes small and teach how to operate a firearm from Condition 3. A condition in which the firearm is loaded with a full magazine but no round in the chamber to reduce the chance of an accidental discharge without jeopardizing operational readiness. This method originates from Israel and is the standard by which soldiers, police officers, and security professionals are trained to operate their weapons. Training in responding with a firearm carried in Condition 3 is recommended for all concealed carry weapons permit holders, but especially those who are not yet comfortable enough with their firearm to carry with a round in the chamber.

Learn Tactics For Real World Situations

When it comes to firearms training, it’s essential that you have enough opportunities to practice and work with an experienced professional. At Cohen Security, we will focus on your individual needs and tailor our approach to your pace and teaching preferences while emphasizing everyone’s safety. There’s nothing more important than the responsible and safe use of a firearm, and we’re here to ensure it!

We designed drills that mimic real-life situations and include how to address problems you may need to overcome while using a firearm in self-defense. Rest assured that our firearms training, suggestions, and methods always put safety and practicality first.

Our Specialized & Custom Training Services

We use shooting targets designed by and only available at Cohen Security. These targets, combined with our unique shooting drills, will build your technical, reflexive, and tactical ability to operate a firearm. At Cohen Security, we are specialists in the security industry and offer active shooter training in San Diego and vulnerability assessments along with additional types of security training and consulting services. However, our trusted firearms self-defense training across Southern California is one of our most requested services that will provide you the tools to confidently carry your concealed firearm wherever you go. Register for a class today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are common questions many people have about our active shooter training in San Diego. If you can’t find your question, feel free to contact us at (858) 522-9622. Any one of our friendly staff will be happy to answer your questions.

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1804 Garnet Ave,
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Opening hours

Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday: appointment only

Sunday: appointment only