Bart Taber is retired from law enforcement after 32 years. He has 20 years of instructional experience in firearms, defensive tactics and use of force. Bart is currently a certified firearms instructor with handguns and rifles. Bart has several years of experience coaching youth and high school wrestling programs.
Bart founded Safe-Sight Consulting in 2017 as a result of observing what he perceived as a lack of appropriate training in private and professional settings. These shortcomings, along with the expanding mentality of fear and loss of control in our society, spotlighted the need for a new path toward safety and security for all individuals.
He believes that combining our knowledge, mindset, and communication skills will serve the purposes of bringing individualized training to professionals and private citizens while taking into consideration the duties, abilities and ages of the people we train.
We provide professional personnel and private individuals a realistic, individualized safety and security training program as it pertains to their current duties and abilities.
We provide realistic, individualized security plans for business and church personnel, security/law enforcement, and private individuals regardless of age. The training is based on the psychology of de-escalation with an emphasis on safe evasion. Our experience shows us that security training is not a "one size fits all" philosophy. Most safety training is focused on security and law enforcement as being the first respondents. Thus, we have seen a lack of importance provided to the individual. The true first responder in a crisis situation is "you." A focus of our training is based on the idea that the most critical point of contact in a violence situation is at the inception of the incident.
What Is Included in the Class:
No, and the reason is simple; facing a life threatening situation will require the same response from a man or a woman. All three classes require very little physical exertion. Several classes have been women only, but the curriculum is the same.
Yes, the reason will become evident very early in the instruction, you need to be intimately familiar with the weapon that will be used in a stressful situation. While almost any weapon can suffice, there are a few that are better. Contact me for references.
Most people take classes 1 and 2 on the first day, those classes take approximately six to seven hours together. Each student needs to spend as much time learning the skills from classes 1 and 2 as it takes to become comfortable, then return for class 3. Classes 1 and 2 are typically done in one day. Practice a lot, then return for class 3 when comfortable. The classroom portion is usually at the customer's houses. ex.) barn, garage
Holsters are nice, but if your plan is to have your weapon in your home only, you probably won't wear a holster inside your home. If you plan on carrying your weapon, then yes please. Extra magazines are helpful, bring them if possible.
For the first two classes, around 200. I have had students shoot more and less. If you have ammo and want to shoot, we will shoot! For class 3 you should bring around 150 rounds or more. A total of 350 to 400 rounds will be fine.
Either will be fine, but medium frame semi autos are much easier to shoot than revolvers and sub compacts. This can be a highly debated subject. Contact me for more specific information.
The short answer is that my lesson plan is comprehensive, it starts in the beginning and does not skip fundamentals or details. It is divided into three parts that are absolutely necessary for being able to confront a life threatening situation. To be vaguely familiar with any object you might use during tense, stressful situations is a recipe for failure, shooting while moving and shooting moving targets requires different skills than bulls eye shooting. Target shooting only will not prepare you for a home invasion at 3 A.M. Along with practical skills, the knowledge and current Indiana laws governing the use of force is part of a complete preparedness program.
Live Free, Live Safe
We do not rise to our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.