Top Skills You Gain in an Armed Security Training Course

Top Skills You Gain in an Armed Security Training Course


The Armed Security Training Course is your next step in upgrading your current Unarmed Security Guard License to be an authorized Armed Security Officer.

Do you know the critical rules and laws pertinent to usage of force, proper and effective ways to impart your authority legally and correctly, and want to improve your skills for high-stakes or high-threat situations?

If so, then you should know that “armed” security officers need specialized skills beyond basic training and common sense.

What essential skills do you gain from an armed security training course, and how does it prepare you for real-world security challenges?

This post explores the Armed Security Training Course that gives armed security officers the confidence and competence to perform their duties in any scenario.

What Critical Skills Do You Acquire in an Armed Security Training Course?

In an Armed Security Training Course, you gain essential skills for high-stakes security work like:

  • Tactical Firearm Handling: Learn safe firearm handling, proper maintenance, and accurate shooting techniques in an to ensure effectiveness and safety on the job.
  • Legal Compliance: Understand the legal aspects of firearm use, including civil and criminal laws, to ensure you act within the law.
  • Situational Awareness: Develop the ability to assess and respond to threats quickly and strategically in an Armed Security Training Course, a crucial skill in crisis situations.
  • Conflict Resolution: Gain skills in de-escalating conflicts and managing tense situations, ensuring minimal disruption and safety for all involved.
  • Emergency Response: Learn how to respond effectively to various emergencies, from medical situations to active threats, ensuring you’re prepared for any scenario.

These skills are vital for managing security challenges in high-stakes environments, ensuring you perform your duties confidently and competently.

Weapon Handling and Safety: Mastering the Essentials

Weapons training is the core of the Armed Class-G Security Officer Course at All Florida Security Services.

AFSS training academy fully prepares you to handle firearms safely and effectively.

Safe Handling

The first rule of firearm safety is exactly that, Being Safe. Students will learn the vital and prudent skills of handling firearms safely and how to build muscle memory to ensure proactive training.

Proper Maintenance

Understanding how to maintain your firearm is crucial. You’ll receive detailed instructions on how to disassemble, clean, and reassemble your firearm. Proper maintenance ensures your firearm functions correctly and extends its lifespan.

Accurate Shooting Techniques

Mastering firearm shooting techniques and skills are essential for any responsible gun owner, especially an armed security officer. Practice different stances, grips, and movements to improve accuracy. Instructors guide you through live-fire exercises to refine your site alignment, trigger discipline, and follow-through skills.

Tactical Drills

Engage in practical exercises that simulate real-world scenarios. Practice drawing from a holster, maneuvering, and working in two-person teams. These drills help you react quickly in high-stress situations and building reaction times reflexively.

Range Safety

Learn and follow range commands and protocols. Get trained in range safety rules to conduct yourself safely during live-fire exercises.

Practical Exercises

The Armed Security Training Course includes various practical exercises like shooting from different positions, engaging targets at different distances, and performing rapid magazine changes. Training for hip shooting, one-handed, kneeling, and prone stances are also typically included as well as  other close-quarter techniques.

Learn the legal aspects and potential liabilities of firearm usage backed by Florida Statutes, Florida Case Law, and previous experiences of real-life scenarios. The course covers civil and criminal implications, ensuring you know your rights and responsibilities, and possible repercussions.

This comprehensive training ensures that you are not only proficient in handling and maintaining your firearm but also prepared to use it effectively and legally in any situation.

Situational Awareness and Response: Preparing for Real-World Challenges

Armed security training emphasizes situational awareness, a crucial skill for assessing and responding to threats swiftly and strategically.

  • Assessing Threats: Learn to identify potential threats in different environments. Recognize suspicious behavior, understand risks, and anticipate security breaches.
  • Strategic Response: Develop strategies to respond to threats effectively. Practice making quick, informed decisions under pressure to act decisively in high-stakes situations.
  • Crisis Management: Get trained to handle crisis situations calmly and efficiently. Coordinate with team members, communicate effectively, and manage the scene until law enforcement arrives.
  • Real-World Scenarios: Participate in realistic drills that simulate real-world challenges. Practice responding to active shooter situations, managing crowd control, and de-escalating conflicts.
  • Tools and Techniques: Learn to use tools and techniques to enhance situational awareness, including surveillance equipment, communication devices, and tactical movement strategies.
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations: Learn the legal and ethical considerations of using force. Training covers appropriate use, ensuring compliance with laws and minimizing liability.
  • Continuous Improvement: Situational awareness improves with practice. The Armed Security Training Course emphasizes continuous learning and adaptation, preparing you for changing security threats.

This training ensures that you can assess situations accurately and respond effectively, making you an asset in any security role.

Instructor Credentials: Expertise You Can Trust

At All Florida Security Services, our instructors bring unparalleled experience and expertise to the Armed Security Training Course.

Their backgrounds ensure you receive top-notch training from professionals who have dedicated their careers to security and law enforcement.

Our instructors:

Chief Richard Stein: With decades of experience combined in law enforcement, fugitive apprehension, tactical and practical hands-on knowledge and skills, and business management, Chief Stein has a wealth of knowledge in security protocols and firearms training. His leadership and instructional skills will ensure that every student gains a deep understanding of security operations and practical applications in the field.

John Briney: As a former law enforcement officer with extensive field experience, John Briney brings practical insights into real-world security challenges. His hands-on approach helps students apply theoretical knowledge effectively.

Rich Wilson: Rich Wilson’s background in law enforcement includes specialized training in tactical response and crisis management. His expertise ensures that students are well-prepared for high-stakes situations and can handle emergencies with confidence; and being a 7th Degree Black Belt solidifies his many abilities.

Mike Colten: With a focus on firearms safety and proficiency, Mike Colten’s training methods emphasize precision and accuracy. His guidance helps students master the technical and mechanical aspects of firearm handling.

Our instructors have a combined 125+ years of service in law enforcement and professional training, providing a solid foundation for the comprehensive training offered at All Florida Security Services.

Their commitment to education and safety ensures that you are provided the highest quality of training, preparing you for a successful career in armed security; thus, setting us leaps and bounds from the competition.

Check out our Team Members page for more information about each instructor and their impressive credentials.

Armed Security Training Course: Elevate Your Skills

All Florida Security Services offer a comprehensive Armed Security Training Course designed to prepare you for high-stakes security roles.

This course is perfect for those looking to obtain their Class “G” Statewide Firearm License and enhance their security skills.

Requirements for the Course

To enroll in the Armed Security Training Course, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be at least 21 years old.
  2. Hold an active Florida Class-D Unarmed Security Guard License.
  3. Have a high school diploma or GED.
  4. No criminal history.
  5. Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident with a valid Resident Alien Card.
  6. No history of mental illness.
  7. No drug or alcohol usage.
  8. Agree to undergo a drug test and background check.

What the Course Includes

The Armed Security Training Course covers a wide range of topics to ensure you are well-prepared:

  • State-required 28-hour course: Covers legal aspects, operational safety, and firearms qualification.
  • Legal Aspects: Understand both civil and criminal implications of firearm use.
  • Firearm Operations: Learn technical and mechanical operations, including magazines and ammunition.
  • Maintenance: How to handle, clean, and store your firearm safely.
  • Practical Handling: Practice various stances, grips, and sight alignments.
  • Tactical Drills: Draw from the holster, maneuver from different positions, and work in two-person teams.
  • Range Safety: Learn and follow range safety rules and commands.

Course Expectations

Upon completion, the student should be able to:

  • Identify legal authority for security officers carrying firearms.
  • Understand limitations on carrying and using deadly force.
  • Recognize crimes justifying the use of deadly force.
  • Identify liabilities from improper firearm use.
  • Handle weapons safely and perform proper maintenance.
  • Draw and holster your handgun efficiently.
  • Load and unload your weapon safely.
  • Master basic shooting principles and demonstrate proficiency.

Additional Important Information

  • You do not need your own firearm to complete this course.
  • Rental semi-automatic firearms are available for $15/day.
  • The course requires 144 rounds of ammunition.
  • Highly recommend personal firearm training to beginners.
  • Typically scheduled the third week of every month.
  • The state-required 28-hour course runs Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What are the prerequisites for enrolling in the Armed Security Training Course?

To enroll in the Armed Security Training Course, you must be at least 21 years old, hold an active Florida Class-D Unarmed Security Guard License, have a high school diploma or GED, and have no criminal history. You must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident with a valid Resident Alien Card, have no history of mental illness, and agree to undergo a drug test and background check.

2. Do I need to bring my own firearm for the course?

No, you do not need to bring your own firearm. Rental semi-automatic firearms are available for $15.

3. How long is the Armed Security Training Course?

The course is a state-required 28-hour program, typically scheduled from Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm.

4. What does the Armed Security Training Course cover?

The course covers a wide range of topics, including legal aspects of firearm use, operational safety, firearms qualification, technical and mechanical operations of firearms, maintenance, practical handling, tactical drills, and range safety.

5. What are the practical exercises included in the course?

Practical exercises include disassembling and reassembling your firearm, cleaning and maintaining your firearm, loading magazine cartridges, clearing common pistol stoppages, shooting from different positions, engaging targets at various distances, and performing rapid magazine changes.

6. Will I receive a certificate upon completing the course?

Yes, you will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

7. How often is the course offered?

The Armed Security Training Course is typically scheduled the third week of every month.

8. What additional costs should I expect?

You will need 144 rounds of ammunition for the course. Rental firearms are available for $15 if you do not have your own.

9. Who are the instructors for the course?

Our instructors are highly experienced former law enforcement officers with over 125 years of combined service. Learn more about them on our Team Members page.

10. How can I enroll in the course?

You can enroll in the course by contacting All Florida Security Services. Visit our Class Schedule page to find available dates and enroll.

What Our Clients Say

Our clients’ experiences speak volumes about the quality of our training programs. Here are a few testimonials from those who have successfully completed our Armed Security Training Course:

Jerry J. “Recently took the Armed Class G Security course. It provided a comprehensive understanding of firearms and firearms safety. The instructor is knowledgeable, experienced, and engaging. Although getting the license was important to me, the stress on firearm handling and safety exceeded my expectations.”

Frank L.  “Just completed my armed security G License course with All Florida and have nothing but good things to say about the class and instruction. Highly recommend. Thank you to Chief Stein for everything.”

Jared Q. “All Florida Security Services is a great school to get your Florida D and G security license. Instructor John Britney is second to none. His years of experience in law enforcement and security services were very helpful. It gave me the knowledge I needed for a career in security.”

Francis C. “Just completed the Security Class D as well as the Companion License Class G armed course. Enjoyed both classes very much! Excellent instructors with years of law enforcement experience. Highly recommended!”


Skills from an armed security training course are essential for a security career.

They ensure officers handle weapons safely and manage situations confidently.

Enroll in All Florida Security Services’ Armed Security Training Course to enhance your skills and prepare for real-world challenges.

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Secure your future with top-notch training and be prepared for anything. When you complete our class, you will own a sense of pride and confidence that you gained. Graduation certificates are never given because you completed the class; they are given to those that earned it fruitfully.