Z.E.R.T.’s Instructor Cadre is made up of current/former Special Operations Instructors (with a minimum of 7 years SOF experience) who use their vast knowledge and ‘real world’ experience to teach civilian members.
Z.E.R.T. offers a variety of basic to advanced marksmanship, tactics, and survival courses.
Part of Z.E.R.T.’s mission is to bring quality training to the shooting community whether you are civilian, military, retired military, law enforcement or a first responder. Over the last 3 years Z.E.R.T. has instructed 160 courses nationally with the average count of 35 shooters per class with the largest class of 140 students on 10 ranges with 10 Special Operations Instructors. Over 25% of Z.E.R.T.’s Membership base are part of the Law Enforcement/first responder community on an international level. Z.E.R.T. has trained and supports military/government agencies around the world.
The objective with EVERY Z.E.R.T. course is to fine-tune each individual regardless of skill set. Work strictly on retuning your mechanics as a shooter, to help you effectively run the gun and having a training platform to practice at home and/or on the range.
Z.E.R.T. courses are developed for the beginner to advance shooter. We keep our instructor to participant ratio low so we can keep things at your pace based on your skill level to ensure a safe and fun environment. Regardless of skill set the shooter will get a fire hose full of information, even the advanced shooters will have their skills challenged and fine-tuned.
As a membership based organization Z.E.R.T.’s mission is to support law abiding citizens take their skills to the next level. We provide training opportunities and a wealth of knowledge via Z.E.R.T.’s global network of like-minded individuals.
First Time taking a Z.E.R.T. training course?
Here are some recommendations you should follow before arriving to class. These simple tasks will help you become more efficient with your range time and allow you to focus more on your skills rather than digging through your range bag or fumbling with equipment.
- Sight-in all weapon systems. Use the battle zero of your choice and understand its ballistics. Make sure your scope mounts are tight (Loctite blue) and use a paint pen to mark the fastener in its proper alignment.
- Clean and lubricate all weapon systems. Neglecting such a simple task can create havoc when you’re trying to learn new skills on the range.
- Function check all weapon systems and verify you put it together correctly. Check that the safety is working properly and the weapon cycles the way it was designed. Dry fire it in a safe direction with pencil inserted (pistols only) in the barrel with the eraser towards the firing pin. The pencil should shoot out of the barrel.
- Pre-load ALL magazines. The more the better. Reloading magazines wastes time on the range. Saving time leads to more shooting which leads to more training which leads to better skills.
- Replace batteries in equipment if it’s been a while: Optics, ear pro, cameras, etc… Pre-fit all your equipment. Try on all your gear before class. Don’t waste time readjusting plate carrier straps, pouches, holster height or tension or sling lengths. Once the shooting begins we can fine tune as needed.
- Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. The last thing you want is to have to sit out because you did not drink water. Bring coolers with ice, frozen water jugs, Camelbaks or whatever you need to stay hydrated.
- Snacks are a great idea on the range. Protein bars, granola bars, beef jerky or foot long subs. It will likely be a long hot day so the extra calories will give you a good energy boost to get you through the day.