ACRASE™ The Armed Citizen Response to an Active Shooter Event
Course Dates:

Classroom Session: Friday, March 29th
4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Registration Link

Range/live fire session: Friday, April 5th:
4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Course Fee:

$99.00 per person, Cash or credit card

Course Description:

While this is NOT a beginner’s class, formal class training is preferred but not required. Participants will be expected to demonstrate an understanding and application of basic firearms safety and handling concepts. A basic understanding of tactical handling skills is preferred but not required. Manchester Firing Line and its cadre of trainers maintain a zero-tolerance policy regarding unsafe firearm handling. Any instance of unsafe firearm handling will result in immediate expulsion from the training without exception and without refund.

NOTE: This is a two-day course!

'The Armed Citizen Response to an Active Shooter Event' (or ACRASE™) training is a comprehensive program designed to expose students to the legal, ethical and tactical considerations that must be understood in order to mitigate the outcome of an active shooter event, thus reducing the number of injuries and even deaths that may occur. Also included in this powerful, comprehensive program is a new module on the basics of TECC, or Tactical Emergency Casualty Care and will focus on the basics of gunshot wound first-aid.

This program is taught by active, federally-certified law enforcement active shooter response instructors and tactical counterterrorism trainers. ACRASE™ 'The Armed Citizen Response to an Active Shooter Event' draws from cutting-edge, up-to-the-minute federally-recognized law enforcement active shooter response and tactical counterterrorism protocols to give the student a technical and tactical advantage during a rapidly-evolving critical incident.

This two-day, nine-hour program is broken into two segments:

  • 4-1/2 hours in the classroom with presentations, discussions and tabletop exercises;
  • 4-1/2 hours indoors utilizing practical exercises, range exercises, and live-fire drills.

Modules include (but are not limited to):

  • The historical evolution of the active shooter event;
  • State statutes relevant to the defensive use of deadly and non-deadly force;
  • Civil liability relating to the use of deadly and non-deadly force;
  • What to expect when law enforcement & medical first responders arrive;
  • How a scene is triaged (ICS Compliance);
  • When to act, and when NOT to act;
  • Understanding 'Combat Psychology';
  • Tactical Situational Awareness, and Decision-Making under elevated/critical stress levels;
  • Understanding safe firearm handling in a critical situation;
  • Range drills involving limited movements as well as turns, pivots, and shooting on the move;
  • Stress induction drills;
  • Basics of 'Tactical Emergency Casualty Care';
  • and much more!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Armed Citizen Response to an Active Shooter Event takes a very frank approach to mature subject matters. Participants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older, and must not be a 'prohibited person' under applicable federal and state guidelines. A federal or state-issued ID is required.

What do I need to bring to this training?

Semi-automatic Pistol chambered in one of the following calibers: .380acp, 9mm, 10mm, .40 S&W, .357SIG, .45acp or .45 GAP. It is HIGHLY recommended that students bring and train with the firearm that they plan to use or carry for defensive purposes. (NOTE: If a revolver is preferred, a minimum of five (5) speedloaders is recommended.) Ammunition: 300 rounds. Ammunition should be factory-manufactured. Reloads are strongly discouraged. Magazines - bring a MINIMUM of three (3) magazines. It is recommended that students have a belt or waistband-mounted magazine holder. Eye Protection, Ear Protection, and Baseball Style Cap - Sunglasses may be worn in conjunction with a baseball cap with the bill worn forward. Safety glasses must be of the wrap around type or employ side panels. If wearing prescription glasses, they must be covered with safety glasses unless they meet the above requirements. Ear plugs or ear muffs (preferred), and a baseball cap with a bill to deflect ejected brass must also be worn. Appropriate Clothing - Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the classroom portion of the training. Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the range exercises consistent with prevailing weather and temperature conditions. Range exercises will be conducted in inclement weather unless a safety hazard exists. NOTE: Sandals or flip-flops are NOT range appropriate. ABSOLUTELY NO CAMOUFLAGE FATIGUES, FLAK JACKETS OR TAC VESTS! Note-Taking Material - Pen and a full-sized notebook for classroom notes; pen and small pocket notebook (if desired) for range notes. A jumbo permanent marker for use on the range. A Roll of Blue or Black Painter's Tape is extremely useful as well!

Course Instructor:

The lead instructor for Mindset for the Empowered Women is Keith Hanson. With a 15-plus year law enforcement career in a variety of capacities, Keith Hanson now trains federal, state and local law enforcement officers, maintaining four federal law enforcement active shooter response instructor ratings along with instructor credentials in three tactical counterterrorism disciplines. He is a certified law enforcement firearms trainer with multiple instructor ratings in tactical pistol, tactical patrol rifle and tactical shotgun, basic SWAT operator, breaching skills, SWAT medic and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS). He is also a court-recognized expert witness focusing on law enforcement training, use-of-force, and criminal and civil liability surrounding use-of-force applications..

Contact Information:

E-mail the instructor, Keith Hanson, at for more information or click register to enroll for a class.