Personal Protection


Personal Protection can mean a lot of different things depending on who you ask and in what context.  Personal Protection may mean seeking out the training to protect yourself and your family or hiring others to protect you and your loved ones.   Typically, if your hiring someone to protect you or your family, whether its for work or your personal life, it will be with Bodyguards or Executive Protection Specialists.  Bodyguards & Executive Protection Specialists are educated, non-confrontational, incident avoidance professionals.  The days of having a big “thug type” in a suit and tie and going to a place of ill-repute, looking for trouble are almost gone.  The industry standard now is termed Executive Protection Professional or Specialist.  The Executive Protection Specialist is hired to protect, cover, and evacuate his or her client and their families.  You cannot accomplish this task if you are confrontational and constantly on the offensive.  The task of the properly trained Executive Protection Specialist is to stabilize, diffuse and de-escalate confrontations or contentious situations.  Refer to this sites Blog Post of Ryan Seacrest’s Bodyguard fulfilled his duty! for further details.  The Executive Protection Specialist is present to be pro-active in regards to incident avoidance.  Clients who hire Executive Protection Specialist are generally high profile individuals by nature, but want to remain low profile in regards to their personal activities and daily lives.  To learn more about Bodyguards or Executive Protection Specialists, click on the corresponding tab at the top of our site or visit for more details.  Please feel free to call or email anytime for a free confidential consultation.

If your interested in learning how to protect yourself with firearms or empty hand defense featuring Army Combatives, then you have come to the right place.  Do you want to learn how to shoot your pistol and shotgun that you just bought and are probably lying next to your bed?  Are you getting into the security field or law enforcement and want to learn how to shoot?  Do you already know how to shoot, but want to clean up your shot and tighten your group/ pattern?  Let ICS of Colorado NRA certified instructors teach you the three secrets to shooting.  After 1-2 days you will know what the secrets are and why they are important.  You will learn the four universal firearm safety rules and be able to present your pistol from concealment rapidly, deliver well placed shots, clear all malfunctions, and perform tactical and emergency reloads.  Learn the techniques that are proven to work should you ever decide to shoot in a lethal force encounter.  It’s all fine and dandy to own weapons, but what good are your weapons if you go by the old adage of point and shoot and hope for the best.  You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to make “good hits”.  You’re responsible for every round you fire.  So doesn’t it make sense to receive some professional firearms training that will make you more proficient, competent, and less of a liability should you decide to shoot?  The answer is “yes”!

With our NRA (and various law enforcement & military certified instructors) we keep our classes capped off to ten students. Smaller class sizes insure we can conduct a more personable shooting experience and give each of our students the time they deserve and require.  Call today for pricing.  Due to the current economic woes, we are having an ”O-nomics depression/ terrorism on the rise special”.  Bring a friend with you and receive 10% off.  Bring your own group of friends for team tactics and receive 20% off.  ICS will fully customize any firearms training course to meet your needs as a group or you can enroll in our standard CCW and regular firearms courses.

If you have a private group of shooters and you want to have a private 2 day course all to yourselves on either a weekend or mid-week, call to reserve a private training session for your group or select one of the dates listed and we’ll make it happen.

Some of the techniques and nuggets in the training courses you will learn but are not limited to:

  • Four universal gun safety rules
  • Rapid presentation and stance
  • The 3 shooting secrets
  • After action drills
  • Timed and stressed shooting drills
  • Clearance of three major malfunctions to keep your weapon running
  • Emergency and tactical reloads
  • After action drills
  • Moral and ethical decision making used during lethal force encounters
  • Law of the land for where you reside

Students will need to supply themselves with the following list of items for the Pistol class:

  • Handgun (Semi-Auto or Revolver)
  • 400 rounds of ammunition in your chosen pistol caliber.
  • At least 2-3 magazines for semi-auto students and two speed reloads for Revolver students
  • Holster (no thigh-rigs for this particular class-Sorry)
  • Double magazine or speed reload holster
  • Eye and ear protection (preferably sunglasses)
  • Hat and safety glasses
  • Holster (thigh-rigs are accepted in this course)
  • Tactical light and holster
  • Concealment garment
  • Knee and elbow pads (not required but recommended)
  • Water and snacks to last the entire day (there will be an extended lunch break)

Students will need to supply themselves with the following list of items for the Shotgun class:

  • Tactical Shotgun (Pump or Semi-Auto)
  • 100 rounds of Slug
  • 200 rounds of Double OT Buck (OO)
  • 300 rounds of birdshot
  • Shell carrier, side saddle, or butt cuff  for extra shotgun shells
  • Tactical sling
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Hat and safety glasses
  • Water and snacks to last the entire day (there will be an extended lunch break)

Students will need to supply themselves with the following list of items for the Rifle Course:

  • Rifle
  • 300 rounds chambered in your caliber
  • Magazine/ Stripper clips etc.
  • Ammunition pouches, etc.
  • Sling
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Hat and safety glasses
  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Water and snacks to last the entire day (there will be an extended lunch break)

*Note- Confirmed students will receive a map and location to the outdoor ranges.  We are a local Colorado operation and we train at private instructor berms that meet NRA regulations.  We also offer Firearms Training for Executive Protection students in the Denver Colorado Metro area.

ICS of Colorado Protective Services will offer our courses on the weekends just like our competitors.  But we realize there is a demand for people who work weekends and want a mid-week course. 

Call us to check availability.

Private lessons are available upon request.  Call or email for availability and pricing.

If you want to learn how to shoot and operate your weapon system for a whole host of reasons and if you have any questions or to check for availability do not hesitate to call ICS of Colorado at 800-828-9198, 303-797-6789, or

For more information on ICS of Colorado  Firearms Training refer to the Firearms tab on this blog site or visit our home web address located at or  call or email for a free confidential consultation.

*Note- Confirmed students will receive a detailed list of necessary items.

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