Teaching safety and skill
D. Lewie Drake RN, CEN, CFRN, NREMT-P founder of Special OP’s Firearm Instruction has extensive knowledge and experience with firearms and working in the emergency medical field as both a paramedic and registered nurse.
In 1984, Lewie Drake started out as a Special Operations medic in the 1/75th Ranger BN. After years of schooling and training in several of the Infantry and special operations training courses, Sergeant Drake was chosen to attend Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, GA.
After completing OCS, he became a commissioned Infantry Officer and was selected as a Special Forces Officer in the United States Army. Lewie Drake reached the rank of Captain and was highly decorated for valor in combat twice during his military career.
High quality equipment is a hallmark of Special Op’s Firearm instruction.
When you train with us, you may use your own equipment, or ours, consisting of:
For the medical side, we utilize:
Responsible gun ownership starts with education and training. Special OP’s Firearm Instruction programs offer hands-on and in-person training for the beginner to the advanced student.
Our unique teaching methodology takes the "fear" out of firearms training; enhancing the learning experience so that students get more out of their education.
We focus on safe firearm handling, storage, maintenance and shooting techniques for accuracy. A well-educated, well trained, and responsible gun owner makes our communities safer for everyone.
The NRA Basics of Pistol Course is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation and is available for delivery in two ways.
NRA Concealed Carry class teaches the basic knowledge, skill sets and attitude necessary to carry a concealed pistol for personal defense.
The NRA CCW Course is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation.
All State Required Instruction, plus the following:
NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and provides information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.
Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm).
This course teaches students the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home.
Prerequisite: This course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics Of Personal Protection In The Home Course.
NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.
This course is at least eight hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles.
Develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.
This course is nine hours long and is conducted in a classroom and at a shooting facility.
NRA Level 1 pistol coaching in either a small group setting or as one on one personalized coaching.
NRA Level 1 rifle coaching in either a small group setting or as one on one personalized coaching.
The American Heart Association Basic Life Support course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
$125 NON OSHA
For anyone with limited or no medical training who needs to learn how to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency responders or healthcare professionals take over.
This class starts with the American Heart Association’s Heart saver CPR, AED, and First Aid, BUT quickly goes into more advanced medical care training.
If you have questions about our class offerings, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
By appointment only
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