Reality Based Training


Course builds on concepts from the Practical Defense & Practical Handgun classes.  Training starts with live fire and progresses to UTM reality-based training.  UTM converted firearms and rounds are provided, which is reflected in the tuition cost.

Reality based training provides the student the experience of making deadly force decisions in a training environment.  Class includes force on force scenarios where UTM marking rounds will be used.  UTM marking rounds are small training projectiles, fired from a training firearm.

Class is an 8-hour training day with a scheduled unch break.


  • Successful completion of Practical Defense & Practical Handgun
  • Current State Concealed Weapon Permit (will need to present at class).
  • Waiver of Liability to be signed during registration at start of the session.
    • Valid ID required (i.e. State ID/Driver's License) 

Student Supplies:

  • Eye and ear protection
  • Handgun & holster for live fire portion
  • 300 rounds of practice ammunition
  • Clothing for force on force, must leave no exposed skin from neck to toe

Note: Even though no common, UTM marking rounds can damage clothing worn for training.  Dress appropirate.

Class Cancelation/Refund Policy:

Due to class size being limitied, payment is required to register.  We will gladly provide student reschedule or refund, minus any card processing fee, with at least two week notice.  Cancelations with shorter notice are nonrefundable.  Class cancelation by Practical Edge for any reason will be rescheduled or refunded at student's preference.

Sessions will begin and end on time, late arrivals may result in disallowing participation at the sole discretion of the Instructor.

Please select a class date and location below. Any question please contact us at 509-987-2303 or via email at