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Action Training Group, Inc. presents Firearms & Reality Based Training Scenarios for Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Area


On October 20, 2016, we presented another training event for new and experienced shooters. The Action Training Group has been presenting shooting events at Fernan Rod and Gun Club near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho since June, 2016.

We will soon be shooting indoors for the winter months but are glad to schedule groups of people for Action Shooting events while the weather holds out!

We are now recruiting new members. A Charter Membership is only $29.00. Charter Members that sign up before January 1, 2017 will only pay $29.00 a year to renew membership for at least the next five years. Membership will normally cut the price for each live-fire shooting event by $10.00 or more.


We are now incorporated as an Idaho nonprofit. We have written By-Laws in place. You can view the By-Laws at http://www.actiontraininggroup.org/.

We invite interested individuals and groups to attend our business meetings in Liberty Lake presently scheduled for November 11 at 6:00 PM.

Please go to the Calendar of Events at the website for the date place and time of the meeting.

We are seeking volunteer range officers, instructors and others who can serve in a number of capacities.

We also expect to provide support in creating the new Jensen Memorial Youth Ranch facility near Medical Lake. See Jensen Ranch.

REALITY BASED TRAINING. Our objective for the next several months will be to focus on new shooters and developing Reality Based events that will be utilized by members of church security teams to train their teams.

We are developing plans for force on force scenarios, including scenarios for members of church security teams. Such scenarios should include foreseeable church emergencies- low light, crowded rooms, hostile shooters stationed at exits, etc.


The ADTA- which Mark S. Knapp helped start in Federal Way- has had a great deal of success with New Shooter Clinics.

We now have a Mission Statement in place with clear, measurable objectives:

MISSION STATEMENT- We are a group of citizens that have come together in order to be prepared for action when a crisis arises. We encourage each other to anticipate threats, think about our actions and the consequences of what we do- or fail to do- and we train accordingly.

ACTION- We must take action. because we cannot prepare by simply thinking and talking about what we see happening;

TRAINING- because we know that preparations fail without continual training;

GROUP- Because we live in communities and cannot prepare & train adequately unless we work together.

OBJECTIVES-We exist for the purpose of giving participants monthly opportunities to continue sharpening skills and to develop a regular schedule of events that includes Reality Based Training, to develop situational awareness and instill skill in the use of arms while maintaining a mindset that fosters defense of ourselves and others.

What do we mean by REALITY BASED TRAINING?

Reality One. The mind is our primary tool for self-defense. Firearms are also a tool but the risks of carrying a firearm outweigh the benefits without constant training in safe handling, storage and use.

Reality Two. Tools need to be maintained therefore we need to think actively about our responses in advance and then act thoughtfully during an emergency that may require an immediate response.

Reality Three. Use of force requires a mindset by which we respond immediately and effectively; our response must be correct for the circumstances.

Reality Four. Conveying a positive public perception towards armed citizens is important because misperceptions can contribute to the potential for chaos during a crisis. Thus, we will aim for opportunities to interact positively with local police and other public agencies and the news media and remain free of taking political positions.

Reality Five. We are committed to monthly “live-fire events” that may consist of AirSoft or other Reality-Based simulated lethal force technology, shooting on the move and making real-time decisions related to use of force. Developing marksmanship and the ability to deploy lethal force under stress with follow-up in the form of after-action reports is critical. We will endeavor to provide training scenarios that will develop fundamental skills and also provide training for the more advanced shooter and/or a security team.

Reality Based Training is beyond what is available to most gun owners.

The shoot-on-the-move courses of fire develop many of the skills and challenges featured in various competition shooting matches like IDPA and USPSA shooting.

We invite interested groups and individuals to contact us and consider serving on one of our volunteer planning committees.

Promoting respect for law enforcement, gun safety and preparedness are just some of the values fostered by the numerous activities presently under discussion.

Go to Firearms Lawyer for my email or contact Mark Knapp at (253) 202-2081.