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  • Tall Guns has been awarded the right to use the By Colorado logo by the byColorado licensing program. This signifies companies that are based, design their products and make their products in Colorado. (10/2014)
  • Colorado West Firearms Institute has joined the Tall Guns network Affiliated Independent Instructors licensing our Colorado Handgun Permit course program serving Colorado West from the Grand Junction area. (10/2014).
  • Tall Guns announces a price reduction in its combined Colorado and Utah CCW/CFP Course. The new price is $99.95 for both highly valuable permit course. (08/2014)
  • Tall Guns now offers certification training for security officers in firearm, baton, handcuff, Taser and OC Spray. (05/2014)
  • Tall Guns is actively instructing courses at this time (June 2020).
  • To support the ongoing efforts to control COVID-19, Tall Guns will be limiting class sizes to eight (8) persons. (16 Mar 2020).
  • Tall Guns is certified as the only TASER certified civilian training academy location in Colorado (10/2012)

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Tall Guns Security Officer CourseSecurity Officer aka Security Guard Certification Training

                                                                                   Tall Guns is a Colorado company and displays the Colorado Company logo under licenseTall Guns non-NRA programs are all designed in Colorado by a Colorado companyTall Guns non-NRA programs are all made in Colorado by a Colorado company

The Tall Guns Security Officer training is modular based allowing maximum flexibility for the needs of the client. This program is designed for the individual wishing to attain certification for various tools of the trade, the individual needing to re-certify or a security firm needing a structured training program for their team under a contract pricing scale.

We provide these courses to the individual seeking to enter the highly crucial security officer/guard career field or under contract to security service businesses.

Our client list includes private security firms, in-house security teams, educational site security teams, armed forces security augmentation contractors and dedicated security forces for governmental departments.

We are centrally located to the Front Range and Southern Wyoming. We are only 30 minutes from the northern side of the Denver Metropolitan area.

Our 4XX series of course for the non-firearm trained officer while our 9XX series is for the armed officer.

We train security guard personnel for licensing for all Colorado and Wyoming locations and various industries from educuation to national security oriented operations.

We are also City and County of Denver Department of Excise and License Approved Security Guard Trainer. We instruct a variety of programs for numerous locations and licensing authorities.

Listed for your reference are some of our offerings by course number and the related disciplines:

  • 401 - Core, TASER, OC Spray, Handcuff and Baton
  • 402 - Core, TASER M26 and/or X26, Baton, Handcuff
  • 403 - Core, OC Spray and Handcuff
  • 404 - Core, OC Spray, Baton and Handcuff
  • 901 - Core, Armed, Baton, Handcuff and OC Spray
  • 902 - Core, Armed, Baton, Handcuff and TASER M26 and/or X26
  • 903 - Core, Armed, Baton, Handcuff, OC and TASER M26 and.or X26
  • 905 - Core, Armed and Baton
  • 906 - Core, Armed Only

We also have specific programs for base and force protection personnel, power grid security and hostage program for you or your personnel.

We offer discounts to businesses contracting the service and for multiple attendees per session under those contracts. For established security firms we offer open account terms to facilitate the needs of payment processing of a larger enrerprise. This eliminates the needs to expedite payment processing prior to having your staff trained.

We accept credit cards also for course payment if that is your preferred option.
Security officer licensing is still conducted at the municipality, county or state level, but this training is used as part of the application process to demonstrate training proficiency.

All of our courses utilize our core modules as follows:
  • Module - State Laws - Currently Colorado and Wyoming
    • Justification for the Use of Force
    • Criminal Code
    • Detainment protocols
  • Module - Constitutional Law
    • 4th Amendment
    • 8th Amendment
    • 14th Amendment
  • Module - Role of the Security Officer/Guard
    • Professional
    • Deterrent
    • What it is not
    • Duty belt wear
    • and more...
  • Module - Sample Use of Force Model and Reporting
    • Resistance Identification
    • Resistance Management
    • Security Officer Self Control
    • Decision Tree
    • Verbal Judo Value
    • Presence Management
    • Liability - Criminal, Civil, Vicarious
    • and more!
  • Communications
    • Verbal
    • Making the assistance call
    • Report writing
    • Use of Verbal Judo
      • based on Dr. George J. Thompson's Program
    • Law Enforcement Interaction
    • and more...
Our individual tool modules are as follows:
Module - Armed Officer
  • Basic firearms knowledge and safety module.
  • Defensive Considerations module.
  • Using the IES Milo Range we take the officer through various scenarios to
    • judge and develop decision processes
    • speed to respond
    • shoot and don’t shoot
    • stress management
    • This includes drills in a shoot house environment and the Tueller drill.
  • Live fire – the attendee will shoot 50 rounds at indoor range in timed exercises.
  • A written exam will be administered.
  • Course certificate is issued at the end of the class.
Module - Oleoresin Capsicum Spray (OC Spray)
  • The course covers the design of OC units.
  • Proper deployment.
  • Types of dispersal systems.
  • Spray zone management.
  • Environmental deployment management.
  • Deployment subject reactions.
  • Duty belt positioning.
  • Student will demonstrate methods.
  • Contamination avoidance strategies.
  • De-contamination methods.
  • Optionally OC drills can be ran on the IES Milo Simulator.
  • A written exam will be administered.
  • Course certificate is issued at the end of the class.
Module - Baton
  • The course covers the design of the collapsible baton.
  • Maintenance.
  • Ethical usage of the baton.
  • Strike zone management.
  • Multiple methods of deployment.
  • Multiple methods of striking.
  • Proper strike and deployment stances.
  • First aid for baton strikes.
  • Duty belt positioning.
  • Student will demonstrate methods.
  • A written exam will be administered.
Module - Handcuff
  • The course covers the design of handcuffs.
  • Proper deployment.
  • Subject positions.
  • Reactionary gap management.
  • Proper locking and positioning.
  • Deployment subject reactions.
  • Duty belt positioning.
  • Student will demonstrate methods.
  • Multiple cuff set strategies.
  • Turnover of custody techniques.
  • A written exam will be administered.
  • Course certificate is issued at the end of the class.
 Module - TASER M26 or X26

  As a TASER Civilian Training Academy facility with Certified TASER Instructors Tall Guns offers the following crucial training for the security officer.

  General TASER Overview
  • Benefits
  • Introduction
    • Risks
    • Technology
    • Voltage
    • Amperage
  • Both probes must make contact to create a circuit and cause Neuromuscular Incapacitation (NMI)
  • Greater spread equals greater effectiveness
  • Neuromuscular Incapacitation
  • Probe spread
  • Aiming and targeting
  • Drive stun
  • Causes of limited effectiveness
  • Cartridge safety
  • Flammability
  • Effects on animals

Please contact our office at 970-619-8154 or at info@tallguns.com to enroll.

Model Specific (M26 or X26)
  • Nomenclature
  • Safety switch operation
  • Trigger operation
  • Central Information Display
  • Illumination selection
  • Digital Power Magazines
  • Replacement
  • Programming new software
  • Storage
  • Must keep DPM inserted
  • TASER Cam (X26C only)
  • Spark test
  • TASER Cartridges
  • Loading and unloading
  • Course certificate is issued at the end of the class.
  • A written exam will be administered.
  • Course certificate is issued at the end of the class.

You can also contact our office to discuss your specific needs and scheduling.

No Classes are currently scheduled. Please call 970-619-8154 or email us at Info@TallGuns.com to inquire about scheduling a course.