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Gabe Huffman
· February 17, 2018
I have never met James in person but I did stay at his house in the team room when I took Fighting Pistol. James was at Blade. Anyone who will let people stay at his home while taking training is very... giving person. Tactical Response is the best, I learned more in those 2 days than I have in all the lessons combined. Staff is amazing. I can’t wait to go back this year. Thank you James & crew See More
James Miller
· December 28, 2017
James Yeager is such an Inspirational Individual.
Following him via his YouTube channel over the years has allowed to me to grow as a man, neighbor and father.
Having him handle the classroom portions... of Fighting Pistol in Camden, TN was just an iconic experience.
I am extremely happy to be an Alumni of his teachings and school.
Thank you Mr. Yeager for all that you have done and will continue to do!
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Joe Lozzi
· September 5, 2017
I just read an article suggested by James Yeager. The article was named O.O.D.A. - Loop, I originally wanted to watch his video on loading your handgun. Now i know how to do that, but for some reaso...n I wanted to watch it. When I did, he said to go to his "Facebook" page and read this article, (which i did). Now, do I always do what I'm asked, yes, pretty much, after all, what is it going to take from my life, a moment or two, so what. Plus, it is James Yeager asking me, and he's training me over this video, so that's what i will do. Now, some of you are going to say that, not that guy, he curses all the time, he's a thug, a redneck. So, I have been watching him for about six months now and I believe him to be one of the best instructors of firearms and assault training out there. You people who look and make your decisions based on outward appearances, or verbal coarseness have to stop being persuaded by feelings and fight though those things to make the right decision, go to his website, sign up for classes and learn how to protect your family. Remember, his quote, "your responsibility to be ready for the fight never ends"... The point is "Your responsibility"! See More
Paul Thomson
· January 17, 2018
James has formed the best firearms training facility I have been to. From the range, to the instructors, to the content, you can not go wrong. Great instruction at a great value.
Josiah Burk
· December 6, 2017
James Yeager has helped me become more prepared in the professional setting as an EMT and in training to become a Sheriff's Deputy. The information he provides is experienced and invaluable if you con...sider yourself a fighter or a life saver in any capacity. Let's help him get back online! See More
Thomas Moreland
· September 22, 2017
Back in June 2017, I attended my first Fighting Pistol class at Tactical Response, in Camden. It was a life changing experience. Most of the class was lead by Jay Gibson. I can't wait to take more cla...sses. I also can't recommend this class, highly enough. See More
Eric Proctor
· December 6, 2017
The MFCEO is awesome and I am pissed that YouTube canceled him but I can’t wait to take some classes at your school I am a true fan and I think that you are awesome and will overcome this fuck YouTube
Norman Blaylock
· December 7, 2017
I have never had the opportunity to meet Jame Yeager, but he
has my support! I think he has demonstrated his love of Country
and The 2nd Amendment....
For YouTube and parent company Google to "terminate" his
channel for "violating" YouTube's so-called "Community Guidelines"
considering some of the content that YouTube allows, is a travesty.
It is a clear indication that Google supports the disarming of the
American Public and the subversion of the US Constitution!
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Zach Hall
· June 14, 2017
James Yeager has assembled the best group of instructors and curriculum I've yet to see anywhere . He also hosts the some of the finest guest instructors outside of his school . If that wasn't enough ...he is one of the most generous people I've yet to meet . He goes so far as to open his house up to students to have a place to stay and decompress while sharing the class experience . I can't recommend training here enough . See More
Adam Sliger
· October 20, 2017
James Yeager, you are a Sunshine Patriot. You are a shill, and you are a sellout. You would sellout to anyone that would pay you. Your RAS47 videos are lies, and you support the traitorous NRA, and ba...n anyone who disagrees with you and preach freedom. You delete your crap videos when you look like an idiot, or shill for a new company. AR-10’s and 1911’s sucked until you got them free as well. You and John Willis (the felon) at SOE Gear look like bald midgets. You are a joke. You appeal to fat guys like the HOSSUSMC, the thief. Most guys that like you have no combat experience or do not know anything about Firearms, tactics, and fieldcraft. See More
Johnny Walker
· August 1, 2017
Awesome Instructor, glad I had the honor to meet and train with him and is instructors.
Not the type of guy you train with if you are not ready to win the fight. You gotta have thick skin a open minda...nd be prepared to give 100 percent to train with him. I will be going back for many more courses.
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Cephas Armstrong
· June 14, 2017
I took my first class from Mr.Yeager in 2003 while preparing for a military deployment overseas. His class did exactly what I needed it to do, fill in the holes in the traditional, "big range" style... military training. Since then I have taken several more classes. His classes are direct, practical and oriented toward real world need. His manner of instruction is perfect for the type of person that values practical firearm skills. The Entire Tactical Response staff is knowledgeable, polite and focused on the professional development of it's students. Classes surpass simple instruction and become life experiences that live on beyond the class period because of the mindset that you develop and the friends that you make. See More
Keith Morrisett
· November 17, 2017
I have taken training from several different sources. I even conduct training on several subjects but after watching James Yeager and his staff work I can safely say they are among the best. Kudos James
Joshua Masters
· June 14, 2017
I've trained at several places. I've trained repeatedly at Tactical Response with James and his solid crew. You will learn something in every class regardless of whether it's your first time or second..., third, fourth time through a class.

The materials are well thought out and build progressively on each lesson, each drill. They don't teach you to shoot well; they teach you to fight with a firearm. However, you will shoot better as a result of their teachings.

Fighting Pistol is a life changing class! It will change how you think about the martial use of firearms and how best to defend yourself both during and after the fight.

Fighting Rifle is a must for anyone planning to employ a carbine whether it be AR or AK in a defensive situation.

The High Risk Contractor Classes teach you skills and tactics I've not seen offered anywhere else. If you have a group of friends you plan on working with or defending yourselves as a team, I totally recommend at least Small Unit Tactics.
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Ian Esterhuizen
· January 17, 2018
If you want to learn how to fight with a gun, go there. If you’re afraid your delicate sensibilities will be offended, don’t go. Stay on the couch or hide behind your keyboard.
Charles David Sellars III
· December 7, 2017
Take his classes if you want to know what not to do. Oh and if you really want to be the real deal just find a ditch when shtf, thats what he does.
Jacob Peterson
· June 15, 2017
Are you a good guy who wants to learn to shoot bad guys in the most professional and responsible manner; in the need event that need ever arises?
Then go to Tactical Response, and use Jame's curriculu...m.
While other classes spend loads of time in my opinion on curriculum that is more political than anything, Jame's curriculum gets to the heart of the purpose of training, putting bad guys away, whether as a civilian who is defending themselves or a contractor. Highly Recommend
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Jeffrey A. Ray
· June 14, 2017
I have been watching his videos and following him on social media for some time now. He comes highly recommended from those in the field that I respect. I have yet take a Tactical Response class, but is definitely on my short list. I have learned so much from him without ever meeting him I feel like I would be doing myself a disservice to never take his classs! See More
Samuel Young
· September 12, 2017
James is one funny sob in person! Good man all around. His curriculum, based on his approach to gunfighting is so practical, useful and realistic. Tactical Respone alumnus x3 baby!
Albert Trebla
· July 22, 2017
A very good class teaches you how to defend yourself and your family under any chaos situation, some real tactical survival techniques that you will have for life.
Mike Giangarra
· January 19, 2017
James is the fucking man.... go watch all
His YouTube videos tons of content that may help you in times in need... actually it will most definitely help you in times of need. Draw that line in the san...d! tactical response may seem expensive, but what you will learn from those courses is something you will retain for life, knowledge equals power, power equals strength, strength equals survival. With the world at a turning point, this is more valuable than ever. Other classes around the country are about the same price, some guys classes are good some guys classes suck.... James classes are great. See More
Matthew Arreguin
· November 20, 2017
Love watching this guy! So informative, so honest, can’t wait to take some classes with him!
Juan del Norte
· June 14, 2017
I've taken four classes from Tactical Response (well, I've actually taken three but one of those I've taken twice) and I will come back again. The crew at Tactical Response encourage their students t...o train with other schools too. This not only suggests to me that Tactical Response is very confident that they will compare favorably to others in the business, but that they genuinely care about their students being able to win whatever fight they might get into. I've found one or two trainers that claim to have all the answers (and so, of course, you should ONLY give your money to them...) and Tactical Response suffers from no such insecurities.

The 'Mindset' lessons from Tactical Response alone are worth the price of admission but the skills you'll learn are also very solid. Everything they teach they teach for a good reason and will work under stress, not necessarily something flashy or fashionable that might let you down under less-than-ideal conditions. Some stuff that Tactical Response teaches is "against the grain", but they're not just being different for its own sake.

I've taken Tactical Response's advice and trained with others out there. There are a few that are equally impressive in their quality of instruction and I will continue to go back to them too but Tactical Response is among the best training available to Citizens today.
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Derek Daniel Durbin
· April 7, 2017
James is a stand up guy I recently took a fighting pistol class at Tactical Response with a buddy of mine and we had an awesome time, learned a lot and getting instructed by James made the trip even m...ore enjoyable. If anyone is on the fence about getting training I'm speaking to you take that money that you were going to spend on that 12th glock and give it to the guys and gals at Tactical Response and let them show you how to defend your family and possibly save a life. Just because you shoot at the range frequently doesn't mean you know how to implement a pistol into a FIGHT. They give you the tools, tactics and mindset to get out of any situation that you may find yourself in. Make the investment in yourself I promise you it will be worth it. - Derek D. Durbin See More
T.J. Palazzolo
· December 18, 2017
He's awesoem...tells it the way it is and has a brain to think for himself!!
Douglas Hill
· June 14, 2017
My experience at Tactical Response was nothing short of amazing. An amazing, knowledgeable and friendly staff, safe and well organized range and well thought out curriculum taught by engaging instruct...ors hooked me to return over and over and over again. I highly recommend this tactical school and James Yeager. He's one of the nicest, kindest and most generous people I've ever met. See More
Jeremy Owens
· September 4, 2017
Excellent class, I would recommend it to anyone. Tons of information and shooting crammed into 2 days.
Phil Blevins
· October 12, 2017
I took Fighting Pistol the first week of October 2017 in Camden. It was the first part of the Trifecta and several of the students (including me) were there for all 3 parts. I stayed in the Team Room ...with about 12 other students. The Team Room is connected to the home of James Yeager, owner and CEO of Tactical Response. The night before the class he spent some time with the students in the Team Room answering questions and just hanging out.

Most of the students met for breakfast each morning at a local diner (Downhome Family Restaurant). The instructors ate there too and it was a good way to start the day. It's a good idea to bring a lunch although a local BBQ business offered a catered lunch most days (even bringing lunches to the range).

I think we had about 25 students for Fighting Pistol and no one was late. We were a diverse group with all age groups, many ethnic backgrounds and both men and women. We checked in and took our seats. The lecture portion of the class was handled by James Yeager. As this class is sort of a cornerstone for the other classes I think he tries to teach it when he can to make sure his philosophy is presented the way he wants it to be and to convey his passion for the material.

Yeager makes it clear that he is teaching the students, not the other way around. This is a blessing if you've ever had to sit through a class in which that one student always wants to tell his stories or let everyone know how HE does things. For the most part people refrained from being that guy.

The handout for the class is a very complete representation of the curriculum and content. Note taking is valuable but I found that I was mostly just writing down interesting or funny quotes from Yeager since the content was in the handout.

After a couple hours of classroom time we headed to the range. It takes about 15 or 20 minutes to get to the range and is a nice drive. The range itself is big and on the days I was there it was pleasant. The weather was warm but not too hot and we only had one brief afternoon rain shower. There are benches, tables and, of course, targets.

Our range instructors were Jay, Tim and Jerry. They are a great bunch and each possess a good balance of drill sergeant, teacher and comic. We went over safety considerations in depth; including medics, how to evacuate an injured person and how to stay safe on the range. Students with health issues (prior injuries, diabetes, etc.) were asked to let the instructors know. Throughout the time on the range the instructors reminded students to stay hydrated.

The instruction was methodical and careful. We started with basics and built on the things that Yeager had talked about back in the classroom. When we engaged in shooting drills the class was separated into 2 groups. That gave the instructors a better opportunity to coach students and gave the group not shooting a chance to hydrate and recharge their magazines. When shooting I always felt that I was being observed and, in fact. many times instructors noticed and corrected students who probably didn't realize they were being watched. The instructors frequently reminded us that they "see everything" and it seemed like they did.

By the end of day one we had done a lot of shooting and had moved from basics to more advanced drills. There were students who were obviously good marksmen before they got to class and there students who were obviously handling a pistol for maybe the first time. The students who needed individual attention got it, sometimes going off to the side and working one-on-one with an instructor. We left the range around 5pm after agreeing to get together for pizza with Yeager at 7pm. When I spoke to my wife that evening I told her that I couldn't imagine what day 2 would be since it seemed like we had learned everything on day 1.

Day 2 again started with classroom time. We spent more time in the classroom setting on day 2. The lecture was quite serious and the information was especially valuable later in the week during the third part of the Trifecta, The Fight.

Range time on day 2 was mostly applying the things covered in day 1 to more complex scenarios. Movement, cover, concealment and shooting in less than favorable circumstances (one handed, close quarters or from the ground) were taught and practiced. The final drill was completed individually, students were unable to see the task until it was time for them to perform it. It involved thinking on your feet and was a great way to end the day. We spent quite a bit of time huddled at the range after the final drill to ask questions and hear words of encouragement from the instructors. They also gave a stirring call to action for us as alumni.

Lessons learned. There were many technical skills that were heavily drilled into us (like having a fresh magazine in hand before ejecting a magazine or how to reluctantly re-holster without looking away from the situation at hand). But the overarching lessons for were 1) MOVE! 2) Muscle memory and the OODA Loop (look it up) has to be addressed. If we learn to do things one way that can be applied to many situations then we don't have to waste time when under stress deciding which way to do something. Everything, from magazine reloads to holster draws are taught to be done ONE WAY and you are encouraged (to put it mildly) to always do those things the way you were taught, even when taking your pistol out the holster at night before going to bed. You are building muscle memory that can work even when your brain is scrambled by adrenalin and fear.

Tactical Response has a reputation. The instructors do use colorful language. They have a definite "my way or the highway" approach. And they all seem to have a passion for their message that drives them and that they want to pass on to students. Take note that the first item on the supply list for the class is an open mind. This is important and if you can't bring that then save your money and time.

As far as the rest of the recommended gear is concerned, bring what's on the list on the course description page. It's a good idea to bring a cooler with ice and plenty of water to the range. Your ear protection should be electronic so you can hear the instructors during drills. Bring extra batteries. It's a good idea to wear long pants and bring knee pads if you want to protect your pants. Bring a hat.

I brought an M&P Shield 9mm. Several other people did too. If you've decided what pistol you want to carry on a day to day basis I'd recommend you use it for the class. Don't try to impress the instructors and other students with a gun you wouldn't actually carry. The other students don't care and the instructors care more about you having a pistol that will work for you when you go home than anything else. If you aren't satisfied with your current pistol you can rent something else from Tactical Response. For the most part S&W and Glock were the most common pistols used. I'd recommend not bringing a 1911 and definitely don't bring a revolver.

Bring magazines. Lots of magazines. Learn to charge them quickly. Several students used Uplula magazine loaders. It might be a good idea to bring some bandaids in case you cut your fingers on your magazines.

Yeager points out that you don't need to worry about being in great shape to take this course but that many people do worry about that. He was right. I went on a crash diet and fitness mission after I registered for the class. I would have been fine without doing that but I was glad I did. There are a few drills that are easier if you have a smaller gut and a few that are easier if you can move quickly without getting out of breath. You should try to get in shape anyway but if signing up for a class at Tactical Response motivates you then great! You'll be that much more able to protect your family, your loved ones and yourself.

I highly recommend Immediate Action Medical and The Fight to get you on the way. There are informational reviews of these classes and more at the GetOffTheX(dot)com website. You can find them at FORUMS -> SKILL -> TACTICAL RESPONSE COURSE REVIEWS
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Jon Odell
· March 28, 2017
Thank you again for the in depth training this past weekend. Don and Tim were great instructors and i left with more knowledge and more confidence to defend myself and my kids.
Thank you also for the... hospitality and opening up your home for us.
Will be back for round 2 soon.
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John Whick
· December 6, 2017
gettn shut down for cock riding SOE, CrazyMatrix, Mookie Militia, GFT, NSR tactical.
I mean they all got shut down you thought you wouldnt neither??? gtfooh.......
Maggio P. Ventura
· December 7, 2017
Fighting rifle, fighting pistol, Cold War hit range. All great classes
Rick Moffett
· December 9, 2017
James Yeager is so bad ass he could shave off the beard of Chuck Norris
Lisa Argoe
· June 15, 2017
Fortunate enough to live close (hour and a half drive) to this training facility. If you are not close, check out their travel schedule for a location near you. You wont regret it!
Jennifer Warner
· April 12, 2017
My husband and I just took his fighting pistol class on Monday and Tuesday of this week... we had such an amazing time.. all the instructors included James were wonderful and very friendly and helpful..... I learned so much in those past two days.. we both looking forward to do more training.. See More
Chuck White
· October 24, 2017
James Yeager is the man! Hope to be abke to meet and train with him. Much love n Respect!
Stephen Fleischman
· June 14, 2017
They come from around the world to learn. I have taken four classes. You want the best . My teacher Mr. James Yeager and his crew are the best. Enough said. Sincerely one former student. Stephen Fleischman.
Eddy Sayers
· June 14, 2017
Good open and honest people. One of the, if not the best place to train.
Mike Devine
· June 15, 2017
I took fighting pistol with a buddy a year or so ago and I learned some much. The mindset lecture is worth the entire cost of the course alone.
Tim Jordan
· February 9, 2018
Absolutely awful, ridiculous hack that doesn’t truly support the 2nd.
Johnny Williamson
· August 31, 2017
I'm the jackass trying to figure out how to donate 5 bucks a month to the channel. Some one please help. Thanks!!
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