Defensive Firearms Training Designed for Women & Families
Our training is not physically demanding and is taught in a stress-free, non-judgmental, relaxed atmosphere for those with little to no firearms training experience.*
*Concealed carry permit required
What We Do
Entry-Level Armed Defensive Training
A.T.A.C. is an entry level, fundamentally focused, basic armed defensive training company designed for women and couples who have little to no firearms training experience.
Everything is provided in the course to include suppressed firearms, equipment and 500+ rounds of ammunition.
It is our mission to equip you with the fundamental skills needed to effectively defend and survive in a real-life scenario. This is best done by creating an enjoyable environment that is low stress, and not physically demanding.
Pick from three different training courses—Introduction, Building, or Vehicle (coming soon).
Each class has a maximum of 6 guests, or three teams of two, at any given time. Small classes keep the intimidation factor down and allows each guest to receive adequate attention.
The number of custom-built ranges at our training facility.
Why We Do It
To increase your confidence using a firearm defensively
A.T.A.C. provides an option for the American firearm owner to address the clear and present danger in modern America. We’ve blended the psychology of shooting with urban techniques to create a defensive tactical training program.
Most schools teach the primary objective is to shoot the target. We teach the primary objective is NOT to be shot by the target.
What Makes A.T.A.C. Different?
Learn the Basics
Our Introduction course focuses on marksmanship training. This course is for those who have little to no experience with a firearm.
Introduction Course only available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Real-World Training From U.S. Army Special Operations
Meet Your Instructors
A.T.A.C. was Established 2017 and designed by a retired military couple with over 46 years of combined service in the US Army Special Operations. They served as enlisted, as well as officers. Travis served as a Green Beret, while Ashley served in Psychological Operations.
Travis and Ashley have multiple combat tours in Afghanistan bringing real world experience to the range from being shot at and having to shoot back!
David is a life long friend of the Worlocks with over 30 years in the construction industry. David built the intricate range complex and is an instructor that embodies the soft spoken, respectful attributes that personifies A.T.A.C.
Former U.S. Army Green Beret
Former Psychological Operations
Tactical Range Engineer
Just Over Yonder!
Shady Valley, TN
Located in Shady Valley, TN, the range is a repurposed century old Appalachian Tobacco Farm. It has a climate-controlled office with men and women bathrooms. A small break area with a kitchenette is provided for our guests.
With the exception of one range, all our courses are covered from the elements. Most firearm training courses can be a miserable experience dealing with rain, heat and insects. We specifically designed A.T.A.C. to be as comfortable as possible mitigating those environmental distractions.
Feel free to reach out to us anytime with any question you might have—we’re an open book!