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2019 Schedule

We are very excited about what 2019 has the potential to bring to the area here in NE Kansas. We are building working partnerships and relationships with instructors and training groups that provide cutting edge principals, tactics and techniques. We are expanding our facilities and operations to better suit our military and special operations community, which in the end will be a boost to our open enrollment courses - keep an eye open for extended range engagement courses and other specialty courses throughout the year. We are again focusing on providing direct hands on training so our facilities are not available for rent per se however we are eager to work with local groups and agencies to provide very competitive rates (please contact us with your specific needs)! 

Listed below are base examples of our rates for facilities, instructor and disposables (not including ammunitiion)

KS CCH Course - $100 per student

Basic Firearms Manipulations and Marksmanship Courses - $100 per student per day (half day courses also available)

Tactics / Tactical Courses - $125 per student per day

Reality Based Training Courses - $125 per student per day PLUS our cost of the actual amount of man marker rounds used

LE Dept. contracts - $500 / day, $300/ 1/2 day & $150 / 2-hour; we provide target stands, target backers and targets - we can conduct KS CPOST quals, Use of Force Concepts, all levels of firearms and tactics training, CQB, Active Shooter Response, Vehicle Interdiction, FOF (additional charge for munitions expenses), Defensive Tactics

Defense Midwest 'Storm the Gates of Hell' for the SOWF Warrior Challenge - Event, Silent / Active Auction, & Awards / Prize Banquet - $200 charitable donation to SOWF

Defense Midwest 'Debauchery at the KC Ren Fest' Group R&R - Period Costumes are pretty much required!!!


8 December - Tac Team / Reserve Reunion Patrol Rifle Course 10:00 - 17:00 there is no cost for the event. This course is open to anyone serving or training with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Tactical Team and or Reserve Unit from 1990 through 2017!

Following the Training course we plan to grab a group supper (location TBD) to include spouses and friends. For more information please contact


11 & 12 January - Women's Self Defense Issues and Awareness Course - this is a specialty course and it is closed enrollment. However if you have interest or questions please contact me and we can discuss admission to this event and or scheduling another for your group! 

19 January - Trauma Casualty Care in Austere Environments - 09:00 - 18:00 cost for the course is $135 (all training aids and materials will be provided as will a tourniquet and an IBD pressure bandage for your personal kit) - This course will have a contextual lecture portion, classroom drilling of the techniques, live fire range to discuss and develop various tactics and a pass/fail FTX utilizing all of the equipment and techniques presented during the day. This course is extremely applicable to anyone, but especially so for those who carry regularly, are in a career that injury is a potential hazard, people who participate in high risk hobbys or hike / camp in areas where extraction and treatment may be further away that common EMS responses. 

22 - 25 January - Shot Show, Sands Expo Center Las Vegas NV

9 February - KS CCH, 08:30 - 18:30 cost for the course is $100. This course meets all the requirements to apply for and receive a Kansas Concealed Carry Permit. Minimum requirements are note taking materials, a handgun with at least 1 spare magazine or speed loader and 150 rounds of ammunition. This is an open enrollment course and sign up is through Defense Midwest, 

16 February - Interior Tactics - 09:00 - 18:00 cost for the course is $150. This course will focus on 1 and 2 person movements in and out of single and multiple rooms. This will include dry drilling, force on target using UTM man marker rounds and will culminate in force on force using UTM man marker rounds. Conversion kits, firearms, UTM munitions and safety masks will be provided at no extra cost other than enrollment. Due to the high cost of these units and munitions we can't offer any discounts for the training. Double layers of protective clothing, throat and groin protection and addtional chest protection (females), gloves and handheld lights are required for this class. This is an open enrollment course but you must have legitimate firearms handling skills so that the focus can be on tactics and not on shooting. This course requires a minimum of 8 students and will be capped at 16 students to maximize the opportunities for repetitions in our facilities! sign up by emailing 

2 & 3 March - Lead Faucet Tactical Intensive Handgun, S Florida, 

23 & 24 March - Intensive Handgun and Rifle Technique Skills 08:30 - 18:00 cost for the course is $250. This 2-day course will primarily focus on shooting and manipulations techniques, positions, movement and barricades. Minimum requirements are a handgun with 2 spare magazines, a rifle with 2 spare magazines, 500 rounds of handgun ammo and 750 rounds of rifle ammo - knee and elbow pads are recommended. This is an open enrollment course and sign up is through Defense Midwest, 

5 - 7 April - Lead Faucet Tactical Vehicle Course - Houston TX,

19 - 21 April - TTPOA TX with Lead Faucet Tactical,

6 & 7 May - Intensive Patrol Rifle - Dan Brokos, Lead Faucet Tactical. Cost for this course will be $500. This is an intensive 2-day patrol rifle / carbine course that focuses on driving the rifle in the open, around barricades and on the move. Check the lead faucet tactical site for specifics and minimum requirements. This will be an open enrollment course. Please contact for more information!

8 - 10 May - Extended Range Patrol Rifle - Dan Brokos, Lead Faucet Tactical. Cost for this course will be $750. This course will cover all the information on MOA, Mil Dot, and various reticle hold for range calculations and rapid engagements. Distances and scrambles for this course will be from contact distance out to and beyond 500 yards. It will include barricades and unconventional shooting postions as well! This will be an open enrollment course. please contact for more information!

6 - 10 May both Patrol Rifle courses offered together will be put out at the discount price of $1,000. Please sign up early and we may have room options available for you to take advantage of!!! 

22 - 24 May - MTOA with Lead Faucet Tactical,

4 - 8 June - OTOA with Lead Faucet Tactical,  


All Courses Require; Brimmed Hat, Wrap Around Ballistic Eye Protection, Hearing Protection (electronically enhanced is preferred), Factory Ammunition, and All Weather Range / Work clothing - we train rain or shine

Shoot House Courses Also Require a Ballistic Vest (these can be borrowed on site)

Reality Based Training Courses Require; 2 layers of clothing (no exposed skin), groin protection, females need additional chest protection, full face protection and throat coverage and protection

We offer a 20% discount to all Law Enforcement, Emergency Services & Military Personnel and their Spouses - unless otherwise noted in the course description and not available on Host Courses that are sponsored at our facility

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Black Out Dates in Addition to the Defense Midwest Schedule

The owners and operators of Defense Midwest believe that our first responders and emergency responders deserve the best training around - in that pursuit we work with local agencies to help provide a training venue without being prohibitive on the budget! 


Other Customizable Training Classes that we Offer on Request - minimum of 8 students are required

The emphasis in our programs is tactics and contextual applications
1 & 2 Day Firearms Courses for Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun, Subgun, & Precision Rifle
Custom Tactics Courses and Team Train-ups  

Reality Based Training with both force on target and force on force building blocks    

Please Contact us with your needs to develop an applicable curriculum

****Our Facility is an Instructional Facility Only ---- It is not open to the general public as a shooting range*

We offer a 20% discount to all Law Enforcement, Emergency Services & Military Personnel and their Spouses - unless otherwise noted in the course description - applicable only to Defense Midwest Courses and not applicable to outside instructors


If you are interested in additional training dates or courses please contact us for specifics. We will do our best to accommodate requests for customized dates and curriculum. We are also available for individual and small group instruction.

(888) 286-9286

5615 Peddicord Rd.  
Wamego, KS 66547

Operations Director / Instructor
Buck Peddicord
(785) 456-4314 - Voice/Text

Safety Director / Instructor
Bill Henry
(785) 456-3053 - Voice/Text