Special Events

Our special events are a great way to hone your skills, network with our community, and enjoy the full spectrum of our program.

Specialized Training

Our specialized training events are held throughout the year for Able Shepherd Certified members to participate.  These events provide advanced on-location training and tactics.

Community Gatherings

We often host events that are open to the public!  These are a great way to meet new people, network with our community, and learn more about the program.

Fundraisers and Benefits

Building a positive future is the cornerstone of our program and we are always looking to host benefits for companies and causes we believe in.

Quarterly Events

Every quarter throughout the year we host special events for our community.  From camping adventures, excursions in nature, or special family gatherings, we do it all.

January, 2023


Join us for The MIX!

This month’s MIX event will be a family-friendly mingling with members of our community, and is also open to the general public!
Featuring special guest speaker Michael Bowen, this will be a great night to hang with our community.

WHEN: Friday, January 20th from 6-8pm
WHERE: The Summit Church, 7200 S Clinton Street, Centennial, CO 80112
COST: Free with Able Shepherd Membership, $10 Non-Member 
GUEST SPEAKER: Michael Bowen

WHO: Current members and general public welcome! 

To sign up, click the link HERE.  You will need to log in or register for a free Zen account.


Able Shepherd at Shot Show

The nation’s largest professional event for the sport shooting, hunting and outdoor industry comes to Las Vegas, January 17–20—the SHOT Show.
Able Shepherd will be there to help represent our brand and our mission, hope to see you on the floor!

WHEN: January 17-20
WHERE: Venetian Expo + Caesars Forum • Las Vegas
COST: varies


To find out more, click HERE


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February, 2023


2/11 - Training at Longmont Police Range

SESSION 1: Armed Tactical Defense

Course Description: In this course students will be presented with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform and understand the 3 handgun safety rules, drawing from a holster, and engaging targets at various distances.  Additionally, students will be presented with the skills to engage with targets transitioning from unarmed to armed.  In this course students will engage with live adversaries in reality based scenarios making split second decisions in order to defend themselves and those around them.

Who: Responsible citizens, beginner to advanced, who are looking for a realistic application of shooting skills. Max: 10 Students

What: 4 sessions, each with Live-fire and Reality Based Training Simulations, designed to be taken individually or progressively to complement the next session.

When: Saturday, February 11th from 1pm to 6pm (5 hrs)

Where: Longmont Police Department and Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Range and Training Center,

10916 County Road 5, Longmont, CO 80504

COST: $225 per person


Click HERE to register

Email info@ableshepherd.com for details.


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**Each class progressively builds on the last, but is basic enough to be taken as a stand alone.



2/25 - Special Event: Defend the Flock

One of our most popular and important special training events is back for 2023.

Defend the Flock is focused around armed church security validation scenarios, using Simunition products in an action-packed environment.  If there were an active shooter situation in your church, do you have the capability to effectively neutralize the shooter, render aid, and be prepared for Police arrival?

Take a look at last years’ event and watch this video on our YouTube channel HERE

WHEN: Saturday, Feb 25th
WHERE: Brave Church
COST: $200

WHO: Must be Able Shepherd Certified in current standing.

Click HERE for more info and to register.

Email info@ableshepherd.com for details.



New Events Coming Soon!

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March, 2023


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April, 2023


4/29: Breaching Event

A brand new cirriculum for 2023: Breaching.
What if that door is locked?  This course will teach multiple methods for entry including using manual breaching tools and shotgun.

WHEN: Saturday, April 29th
COST: $200

WHO: Must be Able Shepherd Certified in current standing. 

Registration link coming soon.  Email info@ableshepherd.com for details.




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DISCLAIMER: Always obey all firearm safety rules when handling, shooting, cleaning, and storing firearms. Only practice live fire training at shooting ranges designed and appropriate for shooting live ammunition. The tips, opinions, techniques, and strategies on this website are for training purposes only. Only practice the techniques and strategies with trained and qualified professionals in an environment suitable for such training. Techniques and strategies on this website related to security protocols should be implemented by trained professionals in conjunction with a comprehensive security scheme. Techniques and strategies related to defending against active shooters and other violent encounters are constantly changing and evolving. Able Shepherd therefore does not guarantee any outcomes. The contents of this webpage and associated photos, video, graphics, or other materials may describe or reenact active shooter scenarios or other violent scenarios which may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.