atac

Reality focused, Combat proven

Firearms Training

(267) 521-ATAC

atac

Reality focused, Combat proven

Firearms Training

(267) 521-ATAC

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About ATAC

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  ATAC is an instructional weapons familiarization course. ATAC provides both individual and small group lesson plans that are tailored to today’s ever-changing dynamic environment. This is accomplished through a series of courses available for all skill-sets.

 

Unlike most firearms instruction courses, ATAC does not have a set schedule. Rather, you find a course you want to take and contact ATAC with the week or specific date you would like to train and a class will be booked. 


Most classes are taught at an outdoor range in Gap, PA. The range is approximately an one hour drive from Philadelphia. However, classes can be held at any range. Just contact us to plan in advance. 


All students will be ran through a NCIC Federal background check prior to booking a class. Felons, scumbags,  hoodlums and brigands need not apply.

Your Instructor

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William "Red" Redheffer is the owner and lead instructor at ATAC and has instructed hundreds of students.  He is a five time combat veteran who served as an assaulter with the elite 75th Ranger Regiment. William is an Army Sniper, NRA pistol, rifle and shotgun instructor and a police counter active shooter instructor.  Some of his certifications include being a bodyguard through World Protective Services (WPS, US Department of State). William completed several high risk protective details in Afghanistan. He was an employee of US Special Operations Command as an "adviser" in the mountains of Afghanistan. William still serves his country as a Civil Affairs team Sergeant in the Army Reserves and currently serves his community as a police officer in a West Philadelphia border township. When not saving the world, William is changing his daughter's diapers and trying his hardest not to piss off his wife.

Pistol Courses

Pistol Marksmanship

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The Pistol Marksmanship Course is designed to teach anyone how to confidently handle and fire a pistol in a safe manner using principle based training. During this course you will fire 300 rounds  of 9mm ammunition. This course is meant for someone who has never had formal firearms training or one who needs to brush up on the basics. This course is approximately four hours long with one hour spent in the classroom and the remainder on the range.

This course is for one to four people and costs $300 each. This includes 300 rounds of 9mm ammunition, one rental pistol, professional classroom instruction, on range mentoring, targets and all range fees.  If you have your own ammunition the price drops to $250.

Tactical Pistol

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The Tactical Pistol Course is the next progression after learning Pistol Marksmanship. Some of the lessons taught during this course are; Drawing Pistol from the Holster, Emergency and Tactical Reloading, Alternate Firing Positions, Weak Side Shooting, Barricade Shooting, Shooting while moving, and its all finished up with a Stress Shoot. This course is approximately four hours long with one hour spent in the classroom and the remainder at the range.

 This course is for one to four people and costs $325 each. This includes 300 rounds of 9mm ammunition, one rental pistol, professional classroom instruction, on range mentoring, targets and all range fees.  If you have your own ammunition and pistol the price drops to $275. 

Close Quarter Pistol

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The purpose of this course is to teach the student how to safely and accurately fire their pistol from non traditional firing positions. The positions that are taught in this course were developed from real world attacks. Seldom attacks take place where you have time to be in perfect shooting position. We must train for the reality that we live in. We can’t plan for every scenario yet, we can train for the most common ones. In this course the student will learn how to shoot an attacker that is within arms distance, how to deal with multiple attackers, how to shoot while protecting an asset and how to shoot from on the ground. This course is approximately four hours long with one hour spent in the classroom and the remainder at the range.

  This course is for one to four people and costs $325 each. This includes 300 rounds of 9mm ammunition,  one rental pistol, professional classroom instruction, on range mentoring, targets and all range fees.  If you have your own ammunition and pistol the price drops to $275.  

Rifle courses

Rifle marksmanship

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The Rifle Marksmanship Course is designed to teach anyone the principles, fundamentals, and limitations of their rifle. Some of the lessons taught in this course are; Safety, Clearing Procedures, Operator Maintenance, Disassembly and Inspection, Assembly and Functions Check, The Four Fundamentals of Marksmanship, The Eight Cycles of Function, Immediate and Remedial Action. This course is approximately five hours long with two hours in the classroom and the reminder on the range.

 This course is for one to two people and costs $325 each. This includes one rental rifle, 300 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition, professional classroom instruction, on range mentoring, targets and all range fees.  If you have your own ammunition the price drops to $275. 

Tactical Rifle

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The Advanced Tactical Carbine Course is the next step after learning Rifle Marksmanship. Some of the lessons taught during this course are; Emergency and Tactical Reloading, Alternate Firing Positions, Weak Side Shooting, Barricade Shooting, Shooting while moving, and its all finished up with a stress shoot. This course is approximately five hours long with two hours in the classroom and the reminder on the range.

  This course is for one to two people and costs $350 each. This includes one rental rifle, 300 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition, professional classroom instruction, on range mentoring, targets and all range fees.  If you have your own ammunition the price drops to $300.  

Long Range Precision Marksmanship

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The long range precision rifle marksmanship course is designed to teach anyone the principles, fundamentals, and limitations of their rifle. This course is about one hour of classroom time and the remainder spent at a 100 to  600 yard range. The total time of the course will depend on the clients individual ability to comprehend and exercise this new skill.

This course is $105 per hour (three hour minimum), the student must provide their own rifle and ammo. This includes professional classroom instruction, on range tutelage, targets and all range fees.

TESTIMONIALS

Here's what former students had to say about ATAC...

-Very focused training with an instructor who has a strong and professional presence, articulate communication skills and an in depth understanding of the student's needs. Each student who attended walked away with new skills, re-enforced existing skills and most importantly motivation. I would attend another course from this instructor regardless of topic.  


 -Great experience. I learned to gain two sight pictures for every shot taken. Proper handling of the rifle and always knowing the condition of the weapon. What was new and novel for me was the use of the Rockwell targets which pushed me to think before every shot. 


  -From start to finish William was a very caring, informative instructor, who really really was intent on me learning what I needed to learn! I went into this course with a lot of insecurity for a firearm, and came out of it very secure, and confident In understanding and handling of a firearm correctly! 


-As a novice, this was the 1st experience with stress (induced stress) the command of threat is usually the only stress inoculation. This had the most movement (under stress). And the culmination of all drills was a great way to finish up. What stuck out is just how much more training is needed. And the commitment to attaining the proficiency I seek. Physical fitness is paramount to defense fighting even with firearms. Even more so. 



 -The experience was outstanding. The level of detail and depth of instruction was top-notch. The course covered myriad aspects of firearms safety and rifle marksmanship. The course started with a safety briefing, followed by an overview of the course. The greatest strength this course has is that all of the information is conveyed in a way that it builds upon itself and enforces good habits. One new piece of info I learned was the procedures and loading, clearing, and inspecting the rifle. The principles were the same as those taught in the pistol course, but the operation due to differences in the rifle and pistol weapon systems was slightly different. Learning the proper steps to load, clear, and inspect the rifle was critical, as it ensures safety and best-practices. The importance of obtaining sight picture -and learning why sight alignment differs with optics- before and after a shot was also a major benefit of the course. Learning the principles of sight alignment and sight picture greatly improved my shooting. 


 -Training was great, and instructor was clear and precise with instruction and advice. I learned a great deal of knowledge on improving my technique and shot placement. Overall, very satisfied with my experience. 


 -The course was highly professional and entailed a functional layered progression. I really enjoyed the teaching methodology, progression, and pace. Communication of safety, fundamentals, body mechanics, manipulations and other particulars were concisely articulated (as well as answers to questions) and demonstrated with precision. The unique visual teaching tools – e.g. interactive poster, targets, and slides (notes) are great artifacts to help explain and recall the curriculum, drills, and overall experience during and after the course. Having experience with other courses, I can appreciate a varying or contrasting view of teaching methods and points of instruction. Certain aspects were new and very useful: e.g. Using a unique interactive graphic as a teaching aid for concentration and visual focus; unique visually interactive shooting target with drills; marksmanship axiom of "making bigger circles into smaller circles" was a great verbal/visual analogy; an alternative and functional method and manipulation for engaging multiple targets; Drilling for the 5° indent for port inspection after executing controlled pairs. From my perspective, there wasn't anything nonessential. 



   -Fundamentals are key. If your fundamentals are mediocre, then most likely you are going to be a mediocre shooter. The structure started with the basics; sight picture, grip, breathing, trigger control. The structure and course of day is what worked for me. Instead of having a day at the range with a instructor, I had a day at the range with a detailed course of action with a methodical process with a professional instructor. We sharpened the basics and which led to a stronger shot. 



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