Personal and Defensive Firearm Training

Watch this short video introducing Phase2 defensive firearm training.


Basic / Intermediate


Supervised Range


Per Student Need




4-Hour Training Sessions

Basic Firearm Training (Personal and Defensive)

  1. Universal rules of firearm safety and weapon handling
  2. Breakdown, cleaning, and reassembly of the handgun
  3. Rules of concealed carry and use of force
  4. Basic marksmanship skills

Intermediate Firearm Training (Personal and Defensive)

  1. Proper draw, engagement, and follow-through
  2. Tactical and non-tactical reloading techniques
  3. Managing weapon malfunctions loading errors
  4. Engaging multiple targets simultaneously

Instructor BIO: Michael I. Kaplan

Michael I. Kaplan is the founder and CEO of Phase2 Advantage, and currently manages the Defensive Security initiatives of the company. He is a military veteran and a national advocate for the military affiliate community. After attending the U.S. Army’s Intelligence Center of Excellence at Fort Huachuca in Arizona in 1983, he attended the Defense Language Institute, Airborne School, several specialized Schools at FT. Bragg in North Carolina, and was assigned to the 11th Special Forces Group (AGR).

Michael was recruited in 1989 to Special Projects Group and served as an instructor and operator on a Federal International Fugitive Task Force (his FBI letters of reference can be viewed on his LinkedIn profile). He was responsible for supervising and training 325 agents who were responsible for more than 3,000 UFAP apprehensions in seven years. Michael left government service in 1994 to pursue a career in High-Threat Executive Protection as an instructor and operator, then founded Phase2 Advantage in 2014. His numerous Instructor firearm certifications are listed below.

Relevant Civilian Certifications

Instructor, USMC SAM-R Tactical Sniper Course
Blackwater Training Center

Instructor, Bushmaster M4 Tactical Carbine Course
Blackwater Training Center

Instructor, Tactical Shotgun Course
Blackwater Training Center

Instructor, High Performance Pistol Training & Tactics
Sig Sauer Academy

Remington 700 LTR Urban Sniper, Advanced Course
Blackwater Training Center / Iron Brigade Armory

Remington 700 LTR Urban Sniper, Intermediate Course
Blackwater Training Center / Iron Brigade Armory

Instructor, Counter-Terrorism Motorcade & Security Driver
BSR Driving Academy

Instructor, High-Risk Executive & Asset Protection
Blackwater Training Center

Executive Protection Specialist, Advanced Course
Executive Protection Institute

Executive Protection Specialist, Basic Course
Executive Protection Institute

Counter-Terrorism Security and Motorcade Driving, Basic Course
BSR Driving Academy

Veteran Owned Business

Contact Us for More Information

All of our firearm classes are taught at the DNR Range in Richmond Hill, Georgia.  They can also be taught at the client location.  Contact our office to learn more  our discount programs for military veterans and government agencies.

(912) 244-0394