Austin, TX (Burnet) - Protector 2 (August 19-21st, 2022)

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    Protector 2

    Please note that you must have attended a Protector 1 (formerly Sheepdog Level 1) to be eligible for Protector 2.

    Take your handgun and combatives skills to the next level with the Protector 2 course.

    In Protector 1, you learned pistol and grappling fundamentals, situational awareness and performing under stress inoculation. You built the foundation for being a warrior and an asset to your family and community. Now, the time has come to step outside your comfort zone once again and push yourself to an entirely new and challenging level.

    When & Where: 

    August 19-21st, 2022

    Friday (August 19)
    7am-12pm (SDR Headquarters Gym)
    1pm-5pm (SDR Headquarters)

    Saturday (August 20)
    7am-12pm (SDR Headquarters Gym)
    1pm-5pm (Reveille Peak Ranch)

    Sunday (August 21)
    7am-12pm (SDR Headquarters Gym)
    1pm-5pm (Reveille Peak Ranch)


    Classroom and Gym:



    Reveille Peak Ranch
    1610 Co Rd 115

    Burnet, TX 78611


    Travel Recommendations

    Closest Airport: Austin, TX (AUS) 

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    On-site Accommodations

    • Reveille Peak Ranch offers on-site camping. For more info contact

    About Protector 2

    Our top-tier instructors have once again brought their real-world military and law enforcement experience to this advanced curriculum, which is the next logical evolution to your skill set in a challenging three-day course.

    You will learn advanced defensive tactics and weapons skills that will not only solidify the lessons learned from Protector 1, but push you to your limits and beyond.

      What You’ll Learn

      Day 1

      Gym: Your morning starts with a review of Protector 1 grappling and a skills assessment. We then introduce street and combat effective striking, including tactics on closing the distance with your opponent, and “fun” pummeling exercises.

      Range:  You will learn in-depth situation awareness including site surveys, trip preparation, and surveillance detection. You will also learn pistol low-light engagement techniques and tactics.

      Day 2

      Range: The second morning begins with a review and assessment of your Protector 1 pistol fundamentals. We add pressure and time constraints to test your abilities to perform basic marksmanship and pistol manipulation skills on-demand. The class is then divided by skill level to ensure each student is getting the maximum benefit from the course.

      Gym: You will learn basic strikes, striking variables, as well as striking defense. We will test your fitness in a striking gauntlet and learn how to use striking to set up the clinch, as well as driving to and fighting off a wall.

      Day 3

      Range: Day three introduces non-traditional shooting positions including fighting from the ground, kneeling, and during the transition. You will also learn how to effectively use cover and the basics of fighting around vehicles.

      Gym: After a brief technique review and striking gauntlet exercise, you will continue to advance your skills on fighting off the wall. The day culminates with a realistic wall fight, including weapon retention against a dedicated opponent.

        Don’t own a firearm? Shooting packages are available that include: firearm, holster, magazines, and magazine holders. Supplies are limited so reserve yours early by emailing

        If you have any questions, please feel free to email and we will get right back to you.  See you soon!