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Meet Nicole Thurman
Director of the
Women's Training Institute at
Argus and A+R Tactics

Nicole is the co-owner of A+R Tactics, a co-owner of Argus Integrated Defense, an RN, and a Firearms and Combatives Instructor.  She loves working to connect individuals with information and training opportunities that can increase their ability to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. She is a Krav Maga black belt and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt with experience in teaching Krav Maga, Self Protection, Combatives, Home Defense CQB, and has participated in amateur competitions. 

As an RN, she has authored and taught Civilian Trauma Response Training curriculum extensively. Nicole is also an NRA and USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor, Simunitions Certified Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, Glock Armorer, Red Cross Certified Instructor, and TECC Trained. Nicole loves training firearms, Krav Maga, BJJ, grappling, and combatives.

Women's Training Institute

at Argus and A+R Tactics

Real world self protection training for Women seeking to grow their ability to keep themselves and their loved ones safe through effective training, relevant resources, and mutual support.

  • Women's Training Institute Monthly Self Defense and Scenario Training Courses  - Ladies join us for our monthly self defense training coupled with scenario training, in vehicle and shoot house. Course ammo and all gear provided. If you have a Glock 17 compatible holster, you are welcome to bring it.  This is open to all skill levels.  

  • Private Firearms Prep - Are you brand new to firearms or would you like a refresher course?  Would you just like to learn how to handle a firearm, check if it is loaded, and be able to unload and store it safely?  would you like to train basic home defense with a firearm?  Would you like to learn how to clean and care for your firearm?   Schedule with Nicole for this private training and we'll help you meet your training goals in a safe, non-pressured environment.  Sessions are 60 min and a training pistol and ammo used for the training are included.  $150 per session.  Family and small group discounts available.

  • Private Self Protection Training  - Do you worry about being able to keep yourself and your loved ones safe?  Our Private Self Defense Training focuses on several important aspects of personal safety: Mindset, Awareness, Threat Mitigation Profiling & Response, Deescalation, Preemption,  Effective Striking, and Grappling for Retention and Draw and going to higher force such as neck knives, or firearms.  We teach effective striking and how to defend against common strikes, chokes, and grabs.  Essentially, learning how to assess real or potential conflicts and danger, and how to respond. $150 per session.  Family and small group discounts available.

  • Handgun Fittings and Live Fire Private Training - Conducted at Point Blank Range.  Ladies, before you purchase a firearm for home defense or concealed carry, take the opportunity to test many and find the right fit for you.  We will meet you at the range for your lesson and you can try any pistol off their rental wall and look for the best match for your needs. (Call before booking since this will be an off-site lesson).  $150 per session.  Family and small group pricing available.

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