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Austin, TX (Burnet) - Women Only Protector 1 (Sept 27-29, 2024)

  • September 27 - September 29, 2024

About this Course

How many times in the last month have you looked down at your phone or checked the news only to see another robbery, kidnapping, or shooting?

We face threats of violence every day, ranging from large-scale terrorism to one-on-one assaults. Most people are unprepared, unequipped, and untrained to respond effectively.

Most people sign up for martial arts or weapons training expecting to learn realistic self-defense, and few get it.

That’s why we’ve developed the Protector 1 curriculum to address the skills you need to successfully respond to these threats.

Are you prepared to save your life … and the lives of others?

Learn from some of the best instructors in the world, with decades of experience in shooting and fighting.

You will spend the first night learning situation awareness and having some one-on-one time with our instructors who will go through your gear setup.  The next two days will be split between the mats and the range, learning defensive tactics, weapons retention, and firearms handling.

Everyone at Sheepdog Response is very excited to see you there! If you have any questions, please feel free to email info@sheepdogresponse.com and we will get right back to you. Thanks, and have a great week!

Topics Covered
  • Self Defense Tactics
  • Striking Skills
  • Weapons Retention
  • Proper Loading/Unloading and Reloading
  • Correcting Weapons Malfunctions
  • Pistol Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Situational Awareness
Class Itinerary

When & Where: 

September 27th-19th, 2024

Friday (September 27)
4:30 pm-7:30 pm (SDR Training Center)

Saturday (September 28th)
7 am-12 pm (SDR Training Center)
1 pm-5 pm (Reville Peak Ranch)

Sunday (September 29th)
7 am-12 pm (SDR Training Center)
1 pm-5 pm (Reveille Park Ranch)


Range, Classroom, and Gym:


SDR Headquarters, 1754 Bagdad, Cedar Park, TX 78613


Reveille Peak Ranch, 1610 Co Rd 115, Burnet, TX 78611


SDR Headquarters, 1754 Bagdad, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Travel Recommendations

  • Closest Airport:  AUS Austin, TX

Recommended Hotels:

On-site accommodations: Reveille Peak Ranch offers camping.  

 For more info contact https://www.rprrange.com

Packing List
Clothing and Gear Required:
  • 3 pairs of durable pants and 3 comfortable/durable shirts (avoid tank tops or low cut collars)
  • Sturdy belt/pistol belt
  • Rain Jacket- the event will go forward regardless of weather
  • Electronic Hearing Protection (to receive instruction while on the firing line)
  • Protective Eyewear
  • Extra batteries for hearing protection and optic
  • Weapons cleaning and maintenance equipment
  • 400 Rounds of ammunition
  • Tourniquet
  • Food (Our lunch breaks will be short, so bring something that does not require any preparation)
  • Water (you will need to be drinking water throughout the day to stay hydrated)
  • Dummy Rounds X 5
  • Pistol
  • Retention Holsters (your holster preferably will be made of Kydex which is form-fitted to your pistol. If you use nylon or leather holsters you will need to have a thumb break or some form of retention. If you show up without a proper holster you will have to do all drills off the table. No Blackhawk Serpa holsters allowed.)
  • 3-4 Magazines
  • Magazine pouch (recommended two)
Recommended Items:
  • Individual First Aid Kit (we highly recommend getting one and learning how to use it)
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellent
  • Snacks
  • Multi tool