Self Defense & Church Security Training

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Based in Southwest Missouri, Tereo Training Solutions is your solution for Church Security Training, evidence-based defensive pistol classes, Missouri CCW classes, and more. 

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What kind of training do you offer?

Armed church security training

Secure Your Sanctuary with Tereo Training Solutions! Join our comprehensive Church Security Training courses, designed to empower your team with the skills needed to protect your congregation and premises effectively. Our 3-stage course covers crucial aspects including verbal de-escalation techniques, understanding use-of-force laws, OC spray deployment, ensuring children’s ministry safety, tactical medicine essentials, and armed response to active threats.

Led by seasoned experts, our training goes beyond basics, delving into advanced strategies like hardening your church as a target against potential threats. Equip your team with the knowledge and confidence to handle any situation with professionalism and competence.

At Tereo Training Solutions, safety is our top priority. Your church has a responsibility to keep your congregants spiritually and physically safe. Enroll today and fortify your defenses against potential risks. Together, let’s ensure a safe and secure environment for worship and fellowship.

Evidence-Based Defensive Pistol

andand Elevate Your Defensive Skills with Tereo Training Solutions! Our evidence-based Defensive Pistol Classes offer a comprehensive 3-stage program designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently defend yourself and your loved ones.

From mastering concealed carry equipment and tactics to honing the speed of draw from a concealed holster, our curriculum covers every aspect of defensive shooting. Dive deep into situational awareness, tactical anatomy, verbal de-escalation techniques, and understanding use-of-force laws to make informed decisions in high-pressure situations.

Led by experienced instructors, our classes also include training in OC spray deployment, tactical medicine essentials, and civilian armed response to active shooters. Learn how to harden your home and vehicle as a target against potential threats, ensuring maximum safety for you and your family.

Don’t leave your safety to chance. Train with Tereo Training Solutions and take control of your personal defense journey today!

Missouri CCW Classes

Unlock Your Right to Carry with Confidence at Tereo Training Solutions! Our Missouri CCW Classes offer comprehensive training tailored to meet the requirements of Missouri gun laws while equipping you with essential skills for responsible carry. Delve into the intricacies of Missouri gun laws and use-of-force regulations, ensuring you understand your rights and responsibilities as a concealed carrier.

Led by seasoned instructors, our classes focus on critical decision-making in real-life self-defense scenarios, empowering you to react effectively under pressure. Gain invaluable insights from in-depth analyses of past self-defense encounters, preparing you for potential threats you may encounter.

Additionally, learn the importance of handgun maintenance and care to ensure your firearm operates reliably when you need it most. Don’t settle for subpar training—choose Tereo Training Solutions for a comprehensive CCW experience that prioritizes your safety and legal compliance. Enroll today and take the first step toward confident and responsible concealed carry.

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

Be Prepared, Stay Safe with Tereo Training Solutions! Our Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events classes are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to protect yourself and others during life-threatening situations. Learn the ins and outs of use-of-force laws and develop critical decision-making abilities to navigate high-pressure scenarios with confidence.

Benefit from real-life self-defense encounter analysis, gaining valuable insights into effective response strategies. Discover how to avoid, deter, and defend against active shooter attacks through proactive measures and practical techniques taught by experienced instructors.

Practice evidence-based shooting tactics to effectively neutralize threats and safeguard yourself and your loved ones during an active shooter event. Don’t wait until it’s too late—join Tereo Training Solutions and empower yourself with the tools necessary to respond effectively to life-threatening situations. Enroll now and take control of your safety today!

Shoot/No Shoot Training

Ready to Make Split-Second Decisions? Join Tereo Training Solutions for our Shoot/No Shoot classes! Designed to enhance your situational awareness and decision-making skills, our comprehensive program covers every aspect of navigating high-pressure situations.

Learn the intricacies of use-of-force laws and develop critical decision-making abilities essential for distinguishing friend from foe in real-time scenarios. Benefit from in-depth analysis of real-life self-defense encounters, gaining valuable insights into effective response strategies.

Master the art of threat identification and elimination in crowded spaces, honing skills such as shooting from cover, room clearing, single-hand shooting, and low-light tactics under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Don’t leave your safety to chance—equip yourself with the knowledge and skills necessary to react confidently and effectively in any situation. Join Tereo Training Solutions today and empower yourself to protect what matters most!

About Matt Stidham

Firearms instructor & Pastor

Matt is a Rangemaster Certified Instructor, a Stragtegos Peacekeepers Armed Church Security Instructor, ALERRT Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor, and NRA Range Safety Officer. He has logged more than 200 hours of top tier firearms instruction in the past year. Matt is a skilled pistol shooter with experience in church security, and IDPA competitions. Matt is blessed to pastor a church in the Nixa, Missouri area, and raise farm animals with his family on their property in the Ozarks.

Matt Stidham, owner of Tereo Training Solutions, with Tom Givens of Rangemaster.

A few of the folks I’ve trained with.

They understand that defense education is more than just pulling the trigger.

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Book Review – Inside The Criminal Mind by Stanton E. Samenow, Ph.D.

Inside the Criminal Mind is a fantastic resource for those interested in criminal psychology, offering insights into the minds of those who choose to defy the law.

The Need for a Rapid Armed Response: A Review of Ed Monk’s Lecture on Active Shooter Preparedness

Simply put, on average a victim is shot every 10 seconds. So the question we need to ask ourselves is “How many dead and wounded people are we willing to accept while waiting on a response?” The answer to that question designs the plan for us. The longer we allow the shooting to last, the more victims we will have. The sooner we end the shooting, the fewer victims we will have.