Private Citizens

Fortis Group has helped thousands of individuals reach their fullest potential through the precise delivery of relevant and realistic training.  Our success is a result of the consistent delivery of specialized curriculum by instructors that have real-world experience and are passionate about what they teach. Fortis Group is committed to providing a safe, dynamic, and ego-free learning environment that is driven by the goal of each participant earning their success. We believe in focusing our efforts on integrity, reputation, and a quality-over-quantity business ethic. Over the past decade, Fortis Group has proudly achieved nothing but excellent customer satisfaction ratings. Without compromise, we strive to arm individuals with the proper mindset and skills to succeed and prevail.

Course & Workshops

1st Care Trauma

 

Trauma is the leading cause of death in Americans under age 46. Serious injuries require immediate action to stop someone from dying. Based on FEMA guidelines, this 3-hour workshop provides tools to educate and empower the public to act in an emergency before professional help arrives. This course is perfect for those with limited or no first aid training.  Participants will learn how to communicate with 9-1-1 operators effectively, act to protect the injured from further harm, position the injured, stop life-threatening bleeding and provide emotional support.

Equipment requirements: Unrestrictive clothing

Personal Self-Defense

 

You have a right to be safe. You have the legal, ethical, and moral right to defend yourself from harm. You have all the tools you need. Learn how to use them and refuse to be a victim!  Learn to avoid, deter, and defend against physical assault in this 3-hour empowering workshop. Learn simple and proven techniques based on your body's natural reactions to danger, from conscientious coaches, in a safe training environment.

Equipment requirements: Unrestrictive clothing, athletic footwear. 

Basic Pistol Safety Course (CPL)

 

Over the past decade Fortis Group instructors have helped thousands of people better their gun handling and shooting skills. Delivered by law enforcement firearms instructors, this course not only meets but far exceeds State of Michigan requirements to obtain your Concealed Pistol License.  Must pass a written examination and qualification to obtain a certificate of completion.

Equipment requirements: Serviceable handgun, 100 rounds of ammunition, eye/ear protection, writing utensil.

Advanced Concealed Carry I

 

Picking up where the CPL course leaves off, part one of an exclusive four-part training series emphasizes fundamental skill development for real-life lethal encounters. This 4-hour workshop sets a proper foundation that focuses on proper holster deployment, upgraded handgun manipulation, and sharp reactionary shooting methods. A lecture on lethal force dynamics and legal update is included in this course.

 

Proof of valid concealed carry license is mandatory.  Equipment requirements: High-quality handgun, extra magazines, waist-mounted holster, magazine pouch, eye/ear protection, 150 rounds of ammunition. 

Advanced Concealed Carry II

 

Part two of this exclusive training series, this 4-hour course builds upon the methods learned in Level 1 and develops skills to dominate a lethal encounter. Training is now focused on extreme deployment speed, evasive movement, and advanced handgun skills. Only proven techniques, tactics, and applications are utilized by expert instructors.

Proof of Level 1 completion necessary.  Equipment requirements: High-quality handgun, extra magazines, waist-mounted holster, magazine pouch, eye/ear protection, 250 rounds of ammunition. 

Advanced Concealed Carry III

 

In part three of this exclusive training series participants continue to master unique techniques that will result in self-confidence, superior weapon handling skills, and rapid reaction to spontaneous lethal threats. 4-hours are spent clearing different garment types, improving concealed deployment speed, engaging multiple targets, and negotiating complex shooting scenarios.  

Proof of Level 2 completion necessary.  Equipment requirements: Jacket/button-down garment, sweatshirt garment, high-quality handgun, extra magazines, waist-mounted holster, magazine pouch, eye/ear protection, 200 rounds of ammunition. 

Advanced Concealed Carry IV

 

Building upon handgun skills attained in the previous levels, this 4-hour course instructs in adverse light conditions and how to properly utilize a flashlight during a lethal self-defense situation. Topics of instruction include flashlight use considerations, tactical principles of light, realistic low light/no light scenarios, simultaneous weapon/light deployment, engaging multiple threats, and shoot-no shoot decision making.

Proof of Level 3 completion necessary.  Equipment requirements: Concealment garment, tactical flashlight, high-quality handgun, extra magazines, waist-mounted holster, magazine pouch, eye/ear protection, 150 rounds of ammunition. 

Tactical Handgun

 

​This 8-hour course greatly improves the ability to use a handgun in tactical or competitive environments. Skills learned achieves a high level of weapon competency including manipulation, recoil management, speed loading, malfunction clearing, and multiple threat engagement. Target engagements occur at extremely close quarters to intermediate distances and progress in complexity. Shooting from standing, kneeling, seated, prone, behind cover, multiple threats, movement, and speed are all included during intensive skill development drills and exercises.  

Equipment requirements: Unrestrictive clothing, outdoor footwear, high-quality handgun, extra magazines, waist-mounted holster, magazine pouch, eye/ear protection, 300 rounds of ammunition.

Tactical Carbine

 

This 8-hour course greatly improves the ability to use a carbine in self-defense and competitive environments. The skills learned provide a high level of competency on AR-15 or similar type platforms. Target engagements occur in close-quarter, intermediate, and long-distance, advancing in complexity. Topics include operation, nomenclature, maintenance, ammunition/accessory selection, zeroing & marksmanship fundamentals, clearing malfunctions, long-range & CQB target engagement, use of cover, alternate shooting positions, shooting while moving.

Equipment requirements: 300 rounds of ammo, (2) magazines, sling & magazine carrier, a handgun with quality holster, 25 rounds of pistol ammo, unrestrictive clothing, outdoor footwear, eye & ear protection.

Tactical Shotgun

This 8-hour course greatly improves the ability to use a shotgun in lethal force self-defense applications. The skills learned achieve a high degree of competency including manipulation, progressive/speed loading, malfunction clearing, and reactionary threat engagement. Topics include operation, nomenclature, maintenance, ammunition/accessory selection, ballistics demo, clearing malfunctions, use of cover, alternate shooting positions, shooting while moving. 

Equipment requirements: Quality pump or semi-auto shotgun, Shotgun ammo: 100 birdshot, 30 buckshot, 30 slugs, sling & shell carrier (optional), a handgun with quality holster, 25 rounds of pistol ammo, unrestrictive clothing, outdoor footwear, eye & ear protection.

Long Range Precision Rifle

 

This exclusive 8-hour course improves extreme long-distance sharpshooting abilities. Training methods provide a foundation to achieve hits with precise accuracy at extreme distances under a variety of conditions and circumstances. Range estimation, scope adjustment and zeroing, minute of angle theory, external ballistics, and weather effects are just a few of the topics covered.  Participants will also be instructed in the use of data books and more. Target engagements will challenge the shooter at known and unknown distances out to 700 yards.  

 

Equipment requirements: Quality precision bolt rifle or AR15 platform, 20 round magazine or less, high power rifle scope & spotting scope, minimum 120 rounds of factory ammunition (match grade recommended), eye & ear protection, bipod or supportive shooter’s backpack, shooter’s mat.

Defensive Vehicle Dynamics

 

Exclusive and unique, this 8-hour workshop is an advanced shooting course that focuses on close and intermediate-range engagements around and inside vehicles.  Reality-based drills incorporate various tactical approaches and considerations when defending against hyper-violent criminals in scenarios such as carjacking, robbery, and abduction.  Advanced handgun & rifle operation, multiple planes of engagement, use of cover, evasive movements, and a ballistics demo are included in this course.

Equipment requirements: Quality semi-auto handgun with extra magazines, carbine rifle with extra magazine and sling, pistol magazine pouch, 300 handgun rounds / 200 rifle rounds, unrestrictive clothing, outdoor footwear, baseball hat, eye & ear protection.

Scenario-Based Training: Personal Self-Defense

 

Scenario-based crisis training has long been proven to be the best and most realistic training method available. This 4-hour course teaches non-lethal self-defense methods to repel physical assault in real-world dynamics. A series of simple, yet highly effective skill sets are developed then applied during live roleplay. Scenarios are adapted to each individual or group skill level.

Equipment requirements: Unrestrictive clothing, athletic footwear.

Scenario-Based Training: Deadly Force Defense

 

Designed for concealed pistol licensees, this training takes handgun skills to the next level. This 4-hour course sharpens concealed handgun deployment and decision making then applies fighting methods to defeat various deadly force assaults during dynamic roleplay. Scenarios are adapted to each individual or group skill level.

Pre-requisite course completion of the Advanced Concealed Carry training series and Personal Self-Defense are recommended but not required.

 

Equipment requirements: Unrestrictive clothing, athletic footwear, pants with a belt.

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