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BRADY Phelps

Expert Firearms Instructor

Brady Phelps brings a unique training style that compliments his friendly and approachable demeanor. His 16 years of smalls arms experience is rooted in multiple live-fire engagements during the Global War on Terror, but has since matured from the frantic and exaggerated, to precise and meaningful. His goal is to create an environment where the student will become adept in economy and purpose, yet still nurturing creativity and inevitably building confidence.

Brady is an industry recognized physical security practitioner and consultant. In 2017, he was recognized by Security Systems News as “Top 20 Security Professional Under the Age of 40” and he holds all three ASIS International board certifications in security management, the Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Physical Security Professional (PSP), and Professional Certified Investigator (PCI). Brady has specialized his practice and services to be scalable to both the fortune 500 corporation to the concerned homeowner. He has developed and implemented multi-faceted Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Programs that include awareness training, threat and vulnerability assessments, plans, and task execution assistance.

I already have my CCW but took this class to sharpen my skills as I don’t shoot my gun often. Felt very confident with the main instructor, Brady, because of his military background. I found him to be very knowledgeable, patient and an excellent teacher who explained each drill and then demonstrated it. I highly recommend Southwest Tactical Defense to anyone interested in learning how to handle a gun or just sharpen the skills you already have learned
Ted Csincsak
Ted Csincsak
18:31 12 Jan 21
This team knows what they’re doing! The staff puts safety first and Brady is a top notch instructor! He is thorough, detailed and easy to follow. I took Pistol Confidence and would encourage everyone to take this class, even if you are not a beginner, it is a great opportunity to fine-tune skills. It was a great day!
Rachel
Rachel
03:12 11 Jan 21
Great group, they teach all the fundamentals to keep you prepared. Looking forward to my next session on the range with these guys.
ThatGuyTNM
ThatGuyTNM
20:42 10 Nov 20
Great up and coming training company. Guys are very friendly and personable. The atmosphere SWTD puts on is very much so about including shooters of varying skill levels, in contrast to other groups I've seen which I could imagine could be intimidating for newer shooters. I would definitely recommend them and can't wait to shoot with them again!
Anton Zoubrilin
Anton Zoubrilin
15:32 07 Nov 20
These guys can train anyone at any level! Had a great time at their afternoon and evening shoot with night vision. Super well built target systems. They can accurately assess a person and give insightful input!
Clay Greathouse
Clay Greathouse
06:02 07 Nov 20
Took Pistol Confidence class with Brady. So valuable! He covered so many things I didn’t know I didn’t know. He’s very thorough, patient and supportive. Left the class with increased confidence and accuracy with my handgun. Can’t wait to take the next level. Definitely recommend this class!
Kim Gateb
Kim Gateb
01:12 07 Nov 20
First time gun owner, I took the introduction to pistol class. These guys were great made me feel much more comfortable and knowledgeable of my fire arm. I highly recommend Southwest Tactical. Brady was an amazing instructor. Thanks Again!!
Cristi Schwichtenberg
Cristi Schwichtenberg
19:44 06 Nov 20
I took the women training class from Brady and Southwest. It was a great combination of intro to pistol and very relevant to the unique situations women may find themselves in. Brady perfectly blends reality with effective instruction. Let's get an Advanced Ladies Class going!
Ashley Phelps
Ashley Phelps
18:39 02 Nov 20
Awesome instruction from RIP! There is something for every level of shooter at SWTD. Learned several new drills I have never seen and every lesson builds on to the next. Left the with a high level of confidence!
Scot Havir
Scot Havir
17:26 02 Nov 20
Took an intermediate pistol class and it was great. Brady is a knowledgeable coach and excellent marksmen. He helped me dial some things in that noticeably improved my accuracy.I like that there were far more experienced shooters than myself taking the class. Tells you something about the caliber of instruction. Definitely plugging into more classes. Stoked.
Brian Ramberg
Brian Ramberg
02:29 02 Nov 20
Best tactical training around !!
Charlotte Csincsak
Charlotte Csincsak
01:36 09 Jul 20
Had an Absolutely Fabulous time at the beginner pistol class!
ann csincsak
ann csincsak
23:38 07 Jul 20
We had instructor R.I.P over to do a threat assessment for some of our homeowners. Every owner we introduced him to was thrilled beyond belief. This is top notch first class training everyone should experience.
Colorado Home Check
Colorado Home Check
19:16 05 Jul 20
Took the beginner pistol class with instructor RIP learned so much I can’t wait to come back. Best course of any kind I have ever taken.
Noah Theodore
Noah Theodore
18:51 03 Jul 20
These are top-notch professionals. From basic pistol training to advanced home defense, they have training for anyone at any level.
Ryan Kirkpatrick
Ryan Kirkpatrick
16:46 03 Jul 20
Instructor RIP is the best I have ever trained with !! His intermediate & advanced pistol courses are very informational and really bring everything together !! I will be back for Rifle 2
Jesse Csincsak
Jesse Csincsak
16:00 03 Jul 20

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