Our mission is to train, educate and inspire responsible citizens and first responders in life saving mentality, skills and tactics.
"I had the unique opportunity to attend ARC's weapons training course recently in 2023, taught by Michael Caughran. As a retired Police Captain, 31 years of service and during my career also a range master for 10 years, I was pleasantly surprised with the depth of understanding and professionalism taught by their cadre of instructors. Michael is an excellent firearms instructor with the most current practices when using a handgun. He easily communicated with the novice as well as the most seasoned student. During my years as a range master I also attended many training courses in all kinds of weapon usage and safety. In my opinion Michael's ARC weapons training course ranks among the best I have attended and participated in. Michael taught me new and valuable techniques in target acquisition, and weapon safety. This course is hands on. I recommend ARC to anyone from beginner to professional to take advantage of these excellent courses ARC provides."
"When I went through a course, I went from an uncomfortable novice to now- confidently and safely performing moving, communicating and shooting!"
"I had the opportunity to train with Michael for a full day of shooting rifles and pistols. Michael’s talent and enthusiasm for instructing made the day both productive and very fun. He is clear, concise, and does an excellent job of tailoring his teaching to the individual. I left feeling more confident in the basics as well as some more advanced shooting skills.
As someone who has received firearms training through both the military and private civilian courses I can say that Michael is a great instructor to work with regardless of skill level or experience. Expect humor and good conversation."
"Michael Caughran is a great instructor! Whether you are a first time shooter or a long time enjoyer of shooting and tactics, he can tailor his training to you and what you want to work on!"
"I went into today thinking I was checking another thing off my todo list. It turned out that I was completely wrong. It was so much more than that. Thank you Michael for the instruction and coaching."
"It’s a perishable skill to use your weapon. I’ve done multiple courses here over the last year and a half and every time I learn something new, something different. It’s valuable, worth the money and I highly recommend it!"
"I got a lot out of the classroom portion of Combatives level 1. I really appreciated the way Michael drew from resources, not just his experiences but also pulled information that he had learned from different experts in the field. I took a ton of notes, which means I felt like it was really productive!"
"This survival course is really awesome! I really enjoyed it! It was great to get my feet wet with this whole survival thing. I do have aspirations as a pilot. It was really cool to see all the different things that go into survival, not just the basic things we think about, like making fires and getting food. But we don’t always think about shelter considerations, staying warm and dry or how to filter water. It was really cool to learn all the in-depth things that go into making really effective survival. It was really fun! "