The most direct answer is YES. We Did.
The key to brilliant tactical marksmanship is Brilliant Instruction, Consistent and Intense Drilling & Training, and teaching and evaluation to a standard using instructional techniques and methods that are based in the Brilliance in the Basics® instructional methodology employed by the Army's Delta Force instructors.
Contrary to the reporting in the media, Delta Force is the MOST Elite of the US Special Forces Units, and they pull their operators from Army's Airborne, Green Beret, and Ranger units, as well as from the other special forces units, including from the Navy SEALS and the Marine MARSOC Raiders and Force Reconnaissance Units. They then teach them using the Delta training methodology.
Dauntless' two Tier-1 Instructors have both undergone this elite and intense training, and have been instructed and certified as Brilliance in the Basics® Instructors by Delta Force and Army Marksmanship Unit Instructors at the The "TigerSwan" Range Complex, a major Department of Defense Military Training Contractor based just outside of Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina. We are the only two NON-law enforcement US civilians to ever be provided this instructor certification training, and are the only TigerSwan Certified Tier-1 Instructors in the Mid-South and Southeast region, who are authorized to teach civilians.
We learned to shoot and move like them, and so can you. They taught us how to teach you. Learn More Here
We have training privileges at two outdoor tactical ranges: One in the Mid South, and one on the East Coast. Our primary training in the Mid South region is hosted at the K&M Precision Rifle Training Complex just outside of Jackson, Tennessee. Our students and trainees are able to enjoy an unrestricted freedom to move freely, shoot aggressively, train intensively, & drill practically. All tactical training are performed on 270° dynamic outdoor ranges with elevated shooting positions, automated movers & reactive Targets. The range has clean and accessible indoor restrooms as well as a immaculate bunkhouse for students needing overnight accommodations.
We also have training privileges at the TigerSwan Range Complex outside of Fayetteville, NC, for our East Coast and Southeast clients.
For handgun permit certification classes, and for indoor private sessions, we also have training privileges at the TWRC indoor Range in Bartlet, TN, and at the Bass Pro Pyramid range in downtown Memphis.. Learn More Here
No. You do not have to own a gun to train or take a class with us, or to learn on an unfamiliar platform! Through a strategic partnership with ARCLAN Defensive Armory, Dauntless Tactical, is able to give you access to an extensive armory of firearms, electronic hearing protection, eye protection, holsters, and training rigs. Do not allow a lack of quality personal equipment to stop you from beginning your training. Learn More Here
Active Threat Mitigation is the immediate reaction and use of lethal force by the non-law enforcement first responder to neutralize a violent threat actor, generally an Active Shooter, that comes to take life in an unsecured heavily populated soft target-rich environment when surveillance, prevention, interception, and denial of entry or access, FAILS.
There are three components to Active Threat Mitigation:
I. The Cognitive Acknowledgment of Threat Realities that Leads to Strategic Planning & Practical Preparation of an Effective Response
II. The Acquisition of Advanced Combatics Training & Offensive Tactical Skills to a Tier-One Standard by Non-Traditional Protectors & Defenders; and
III. The Immediate Forcible Reaction to Neutralize an Active Lethal Threat with an Equal or Greater Response of Force, i.e. SHOOTING THE SHOOTER, Accurately...NOW!
Yes. We understand that sometimes Ladies who are first time students, as well as women who are serious shooters, may feel more comfortable shooting and learning with other women, without the stresses of dealing with sometimes impatient husbands, boyfriends, or other overly aggressive or insensitive men, or know-it-alls, in the training environment. For these ladies, we specifically offer an Intro to Handgun for Women Only Class. In addition, we are able to schedule any of our classes as a Private Training Session for any group of women who would like to train together. Learn More Here. We also offer Courses for Couples.
At Dauntless, we are also committed to expanding and diversifying our team of Tier-1 tactical instructors and are affirmatively cultivating relationships within various shooting, protection, and training circles, such as to bring knowledgeable, personable, and capable women instructors onto the Dauntless Tactical Tier-1 training team.
Answer: Because we have been trained by the some of the most Elite, with members of the most elite special forces units, we know how to train you as a civilian with a Dauntless Mindset. We know how to turn you into a Dynamic Protector and a Tier-1 Citizen that is Bold, Brave, Confident, Skilled & FEARLESS in the Face of Grave Danger & Treacherous Obstacles,™ in the way that is most relevant for you as a civilian.
While we respect members of the law enforcement community, we understand the distinction between what police officers are authorized to do, tasked to do, and capable of doing. The primary responsibility of police officers is to enforce the law and to bring people into custody. Thus, their core competence is in the knowledge of the penal codes, city ordinances, and how to bring people into custody or compliance with the law.
What the typical police officer is not, is highly experienced, trained, or proficient with the firearm. Nor are they certified instructors. Most are only required to undergo firearms re-certification every two years, and thus do very little shooting or training of their own in the meantime. Thus, contrary to media reporting, as firearm users and first responders, the typical police officer or sheriff's deputy is NOT highly trained, and is not well-practiced.
This is why police and sheriff departments have special units known as the SWAT unit, i.e Special Weapons And Tactics units, or SRT Units, Special Response Team units. They have these units because the typical officer does not have the training, skills, or experience to be a great shooter, and do not have the certification and training to be an instructor.
In similar fashion, most people in the military perform non-combat work, and are therefore not highly experienced in the way of the gun. Unless they are being deployed on a tactical mission, most soldiers do little more shooting than the annual rifle and pistol re-qualification, shooting no more than about 50 rounds on each platform to very lax standards. Like police departments, that is why our military has SMU's, i.e. Special Mission Units, otherwise known as Special Forces, i.e Delta Force, Seal Team Six, Force Recon, etc. It is these units that spend lots of training and instructional time on the range and under the gun.
Dauntless Tactical's two Tier-1 Instructors have both undergone elite and intense training, and have been instructed and certified as Brilliance in the Basics® Instructors by Delta Force and Army Marksmanship Unit Instructors at the The "TigerSwan" Range Complex, a major Department of Defense Military Training Contractor based just outside of Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina. We are the only two NON-law enforcement US civilians to ever be provided this instructor certification training, and are the only TigerSwan Certified Tier-1 Instructors in the Mid-South and Southeast region, who are authorized to teach civilians.
Among other training, we learned to shoot and move like them. They taught us how to teach you. Learn More Here
Tier-1 is the designation of the highest level United States Special Mission Units under the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), including the Army's 1st Special Forces, i.e. Delta Force, aka "The Unit;" The Navy's Special Warfare Command, aka DEVGRU, i.e. Seal Team Six; as well as the training standard to which the Tier-2 Special Ops forces, like the Marine Corps Special Operations Command's MARSOC Raiders and Force Recon Units train.
The Standard and Skill-Set can be described as Dynamic, Aggressive, Mobile, Efficient, and Incredibly Accurate Tactical Shooting under extreme stress and conditions. No mistakes are allowed or acceptable. They are trained away with a focus on a Brilliance in the Basics.®
Dauntless Tactical Training, Inc. was birthed partially out of an initiative created by its founder, Jonathan Cross, known as E.M.P. Tactical, with an emphasis on Security and Preparedness Training for the Modern Urban Man as the Leader of Families. It was the quiet, discrete training of numerous students in this initiative that paved the way for Jonathan Cross and Phillamone Berry to expand their training offerings to form Dauntless Tactical and Effective Threat Protection, Inc.
"E.M.P." is a play on words related to the most devastating man-made catastrophe that the modern technologically dependent world could ever face, absent an all-out global thermonuclear war: the Electro Magnetic Pulse, or "EMP" as it is commonly called in military, defense, and national emergency preparedness circles.
The general public has very little knowledge and/or awareness of this very realistic Doomsday threat, but the threat is in fact real, so much so, that the United States Congress has at least twice formed official commissions to study the matter, and issue public reports on the nature of the threat, and the impacts and effects of the threat on the American electrical, logistical, agricultural, medical, and telecommunications infrastructure, population behavior, continuity of government, and national death rate. Three EMP Commission Reports have been declassified and released to the public. The results of these studies were all devastating: Within one year of such an event, 90% of the American population would be dead, and it would be at least a decade before normal power could be restored to the country.
Inspired by the knowledge of this very real threat, which can either be caused by the detonation of a small nuclear device in the upper atmosphere, or by the impact of a large solar flare-like wave known as a Coronal Mass Ejection from the sun hitting the Earth, Jonathan Cross created the EVERY MAN PREPARED Initiative, i.e., EMP as a correlated play on words . The simple concept: Every Man Prepared (EMP) for the potential of an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP.)
Cross' Vision for EMP Tactical is straight forward and crystal clear: "We see Every Man Prepared... Every Man a Warrior… Every Man An Arsenal … Every Man a Plan… Every Home A Fortress... Every Family Secure … and Every Mind at Peace... ™ – EMP Tactical
The Mission of EMP Tactical is to prepare the Modern Urban Man such that he WILL accept the responsibility to protect, defend, secure, and feed his family during times of threats and uncertainty for WHATEVER, WHENEVER, WHEREVER, & from WHOMEVER, through the use of Excursions, Practical Training in Combatics and Weaponry, and Via the
Discussion of the Philosophy of Preparedness.
Within the Word “Woman” is the word “man,” therefore, women were and are always welcome at EMP Tactical, too…without reservation. And the same goes for Dauntless Tactical Training, Inc.
Preparedness for an EMP, is preparedness for nearly anything, short of an invasion from aliens...If that happens, we will need Will Smith.
Recommended Reading on EMP: Official EMP Commission Website
Significant Book on the subject: One Second After