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.

March, 2024

 

3/2: Defend The Flock

Church Security – Defend the Flock

What/Why: Reality Based Training is where the rubber meets the road. This Able Shepherd Special Event “Defend the Flock” will simulate an active shooter event in a church. In the event of a real-world emergency you are ready, or you are not ready; We say it this way “The parking lot of the shooting is no place for a training class…”. There will be no dry runs, warm-ups, or dirt dives. There will be a safety brief, gear overview on security sashes and then it’s go-time. You have what it takes…time to perform…”On YOU!”

Check out a video of the last Defend the Flock HERE !

WHEN: Saturday March 2nd from 10:00am – 2:00pm

WHERE: Brave Church, 3800 E Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO 80113
COST: $200

WHO: Must be Able Shepherd Certified and in current status to register for this event.

Click HERE to register

Email info@ableshepherd.com for details.

 

April, 2024

 

4/12-4/13: Patrol 1,2,3

Patrol Endorsement (Patrol #1, #2, #3) All Parts (SIM/LIVE)

NOTE: THERE ARE 3 STEPS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN THE “P” (PATROL) ENDORSEMENT, THEY ALL HAPPEN IN ONE 22 HOUR EVENT)

  1. Patrol #1, formally Patrol #1/#2 in 2022
  2. Patrol #2, formally Patrol #3 in 2022
  3. Patrol #3-Patrol Rifle Class with test, formally Patrol #4 in 2022

WHO: CURRENT Phase 4 (ABLE SHEPHERD CERTIFIED)

WHY: This course will serve as a practical application of the skills developed throughout the Patrol Series thus far. In Part 1 students will practice the Dirt-Dive portions of patrol tactics on contact. This will develop the recognition and coordination necessary to quickly and correctly initiate the desired commands effectively as a team. Part 2 will serve as an actual insert, patrol, recon, hostage rescue and hot extract. Stations will initiate simultaneously and upon completion will rotate.  Part 3 will be an overnight camp and wake up have breakfast and start the Patrol Test.

WHAT: This will be a 3-part event:

  • Part 1: Presenting and Dirt diving the Tactics regarding Patrol and all skills to apply in a real-life encounter.
  • Part 2: Insert to Patrol, to Recon, to Hostage Rescue, to Hot Extract.
  • Part 3: Camp overnight and then testing begins the following morning.
  • Saturday morning, pack up camp gear after breakfast.
  • Begin 2-mile Hike.
  • Testable shooting stations are embedded within the 2-mile hike.
  • Backpack can be grounded while shooting but worn between stations.

WHEN: Friday April 12th to Saturday, April 13th, 2024 (from 4pm April 12th to 1pm April 13th)

WHERE: The Hudick Ranch (private residence)

 COST: $500 (THIS IS A SEPARATE OFFSITE EVENT, PREPAID MEMBER CLASS CREDITS MAY NOT BE USED FOR THIS EVENT)

**Participants that successfully pass the standard will be eligible for the “P” (Patrol) Endorsement on Able Shepherd coin.

**If you are just needing to Re-Test – please reach out to our Admin Staff to get you taken care of.  The cost for that will only be $200 and you will just arrive for the overnight camp and the test in the AM. 

**If you have already taken Patrol #1 and are going to be doing Patrol #2 and #3 Please reach out to our admin staff and we will work on cost for you. 

Gear list:

50 Marking SIM Rounds

Layered clothing that you can patrol in and shoot from various positions

Full kit (AR plus 7 mags: 6 on body, 1 in gun)

Camp Gear (Tent, ground pad, Sleeping bag, etc.)

Backpack w camp gear (Must carry camp gear, will not shoot wearing pack). Pack in/Pack out

Food for camp dinner and breakfast (ex. Freeze Dried, jerky, etc.)

Water for camp and to hydrate during patrol event

Recommended Patrol AR 

-16” barrel

-4 to 8 power magnification

– sighted to engage 100 to 400 yards

7 AR mags

210 Rounds

Pistol wear optional (but will not be fired)

Camp chair

STATION 1

  • 200 yds kneeling to BODY

STATION 2

125 yards standing to BODY

  • 100 yds prone to HEAD

STATION 3

  • 300 yds standing assisted to BODY

STATION 4

  • 400 prone to BODY

 

Date: April 12, 2024

Time: 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Location: Hudick Ranch, US

Date: April 13, 2024

Time: 12:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Hudick Ranch, US

4/20: Rifle Site In

Patrol Sight-In

When: Saturday April 20th
What: This Class is an opportunity for students to sight in or confirm sight in of their patrol platform rifles. The objective is for all students to confirm zeroing per their specific optics at distances consistent of 100 up to 400 yards.
Class Outline:
Hour 1: There will be a maximum of 10 students shooting at one time, all on one line and will only move down range with the line cold to tape targets downrange
Students will sight their rifles at 100 yards.
Students will refine sight in between 100 and 200 yard zero per their optic.
Hour 2:  There will be a maximum of 10 students shooting at one time, all on one line and will only move down range to set and pick up steel targets with a cold range.
Students will move to the longer range berms to confirm and practice shooting at 150 yards, 200 yards, 300 yards, 400 yards.
Positions for shooting will be Bench, Standing, Kneeling, and Prone.
** This class is designated for Patrol Rifle Site in. If you have questions about other rifle site in/set up please email or call us for more information. 720/775-5674 or info@ableshepherd.com
Date: Saturday April 20, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Ben Lomond Gun Club
Staff: Todd Brock
4/20: Breaching
Breaching Event

SAVE the Date.. get registered before spots fill!!

More information coming soon..

 

Date: April 27, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Hudick Ranch
4633 County Road 146

Elizabeth, CO 80107 US

Spaces Left: 14
Capacity: 15
Event Price: $300.00
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

May, 2024

 

5/17-5/18: Patrol 1,2,3

Patrol (#1,2,3)

Patrol Endorsement (Patrol #1, #2, #3) All Parts (SIM/LIVE)

NOTE: THERE ARE 3 STEPS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN THE “P” (PATROL) ENDORSEMENT, THEY ALL HAPPEN IN ONE 22 HOUR EVENT)

  1. Patrol #1, formally Patrol #1/#2 in 2022
  2. Patrol #2, formally Patrol #3 in 2022
  3. Patrol #3-Patrol Rifle Class with test, formally Patrol #4 in 2022

WHO: CURRENT Phase 4 (ABLE SHEPHERD CERTIFIED)

WHY: This course will serve as a practical application of the skills developed throughout the Patrol Series thus far. In Part 1 students will practice the Dirt-Dive portions of patrol tactics on contact. This will develop the recognition and coordination necessary to quickly and correctly initiate the desired commands effectively as a team. Part 2 will serve as an actual insert, patrol, recon, hostage rescue and hot extract. Stations will initiate simultaneously and upon completion will rotate.  Part 3 will be an overnight camp and wake up have breakfast and start the Patrol Test.

WHAT: This will be a 3-part event:

  • Part 1: Presenting and Dirt diving the Tactics regarding Patrol and all skills to apply in a real-life encounter.
  • Part 2: Insert to Patrol, to Recon, to Hostage Rescue, to Hot Extract.
  • Part 3: Camp overnight and then testing begins the following morning.
  • Saturday morning, pack up camp gear after breakfast.
  • Begin 2-mile Hike.
  • Testable shooting stations are embedded within the 2-mile hike.
  • Backpack can be grounded while shooting but worn between stations.

WHEN: Friday May 17th to Saturday, May 18th, 2024 (from 4pm May 17th to 1pm May 18th)

WHERE: The Hudick Ranch (private residence)

 COST: $500 (THIS IS A SEPARATE OFFSITE EVENT, PREPAID MEMBER CLASS CREDITS MAY NOT BE USED FOR THIS EVENT)

**Participants that successfully pass the standard will be eligible for the “P” (Patrol) Endorsement on Able Shepherd coin.

If you are just needing to Re-Test – please reach out to our Admin Staff to get you taken care of.  The cost for that will only be $200 and you will just arrive for the overnight camp and the test in the AM. 

If you have already taken Patrol #1 and are going to be doing Patrol #2 and #3 Please reach out to our admin staff and we will work on cost for you. 

Gear list:

50 Marking SIM Rounds

Layered clothing that you can patrol in and shoot from various positions

Full kit (AR plus 7 mags: 6 on body, 1 in gun)

Camp Gear (Tent, ground pad, Sleeping bag, etc.)

Backpack w camp gear (Must carry camp gear, will not shoot wearing pack). Pack in/Pack out

Food for camp dinner and breakfast (ex. Freeze Dried, jerky, etc.)

Water for camp and to hydrate during patrol event

Recommended Patrol AR 

-16” barrel

-4 to 8 power magnification

– sighted to engage 100 to 400 yards

7 AR mags

210 Rounds

Pistol wear optional (but will not be fired)

Camp chair

STATION 1

  • 200 yds kneeling to BODY

STATION 2

125 yards standing to BODY

  • 100 yds prone to HEAD

STATION 3

  • 300 yds standing assisted to BODY

STATION 4

  • 400 prone to BODY

 


Date: May 17, 2024

Time: 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Location: Hudick Ranch, US

Date: May 18, 2024

Time: 12:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Hudick Ranch, US

5/27: MURPH

Sweat it out!

Memorial Day Community BBQ

Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th, 2024
Hudick Ranch

Last year, we had an amazing turn out for our community wide celebration of Memorial Day. And we can’t wait to go even bigger this year. Mark your calendar for another fantastic celebration!

Not doing the workout…that’s ok! Come out and support those that are—everyone is welcome! We will also be creating a “kids course” so the whole family can have a great time! 

To support the Michael Murphy Foundation, you must register on their website.
Learn more about the Murph Challenge here: themurphchallenge.com

Select Able Shepherd as your ‘Gym Affiliation’ to support the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation fundraiser.

For those choosing to do the workout, we have 3 categories:

1. The Official Murph Workout: 

  • 1 mile run
  • 100 pull ups
  • 200 pushups
  • 300 squats
  • 1 mile run
  • All in a 20lb vest or body armor

The Grand prize will be awarded to the fastest time in the Official category

2. The Modified Murph Workout: Modifying to workout in any way, but still completing the whole workout. Examples are…

  • Not wearing the weighted vest or body armor
  • Doing dumbbell rows instead of pull-ups 
  • Using TRX straps for pull-ups

We will do a drawing for the prize in the Modified category

3. The Family/Team Murph Workout: Splitting the workout into sections for multiple people to complete.  Examples are…

  • Christian and Rebecca do the 1 mile run
  • Jimmy does 100 pull-ups 
  • Sarah and Rachel split the pushups 
  • Jimmy, Rachel, and Sarah split the squats
  • The whole family walk/run the last mile

Any combination is allowed in the Family/Team category. 

We will do another drawing for the prize in the Family/Team category

 

Date: May 27, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Hudick Ranch
4633 County Road 146

Elizabeth, CO 80107 US

Spaces Left: 100
Capacity: 100
Event Price: FREE
5/31-6/1: Urban Hike Overnight
Urban Hike (Overnight)

SAVE THE DATE.

Plan to join us for an urban hike /overnight..
WHEN: Friday, May 31st  through Saturday June 1st, 2024
WHERE: TBD
COST: FREE $

 

Date: May 31st, 2024

Time: 11:00 PM to 8:00 AM
Location: Off Site Training **
Event Price: FREE
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

June, 2024

 

6/21: Rifle Site In
Patrol Sight-In
When:Friday, June 21
What: Patrol Sight-In Opportunity
This Class is an opportunity for students to sight in or confirm sight in of their patrol platform rifles. The objective is for all students to confirm zeroing per their specific optics at distances consistent of 100 up to 400 yards.
Hour 1: There will be a maximum of 10 students shooting at one time, all on one line and will only move down range with the line cold to tape targets downrange
Students will sight their rifles at 100 yards.
Students will refine sight in between 100 and 200 yard zero per their optic.
Hour 2: There will be a maximum of 10 students shooting at one time, all on one line and will only move down range to set and pick up steel targets with a cold range.
Students will move to the longer range berms to confirm and practice shooting at 150 yards, 200 yards, 300 yards, 400 yards. Positions for shooting will be Bench, Standing, Kneeling, and Prone.
** This class is designated for Patrol Rifle Site in. If you have questions about other rifle site in/set up please email or call us for more information. 720/775-5674 or info@ableshepherd.com
Date: Friday June 21, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ben Lomond Gun Club
Staff: Parker Mansour

July, 2024

 

7/11-7/14: Intro To Backcountry
Intro to Backcountry Adventure #1
WHEN: Thursday, July 11th to Sunday July 14th – 3 nights/4 days of adventure
WHERE: TBD
HOW MUCH: TBD
GEAR:
1.Each person should have their own off-road motorcycle
2. Protective Gear (ie. boots, helmet)
3. Camping Gear
We can always use support vehicles – consider joining us!

 

Date: July 11, 2024

Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Off Site Training **
Spaces Left: 25 Capacity: 25
Event Price: FREE
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
7/20: Breaching
Breaching Event

SAVE the Date.. get registered before spots fill!!

More information coming soon..

 

Date: July 20, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Hudick Ranch
4633 County Road 146

Elizabeth, CO 80107 US

Spaces Left: 15
Capacity: 15
Event Price: $300.00
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

August, 2024

 

8/1-8/5: Intro To Backcountry

Intro To Backcountry Adventure #2

WHEN: Thursday, August 1st to Monday August 5th – 4 Nights/ 5 Days of Adventure
WHERE: TBD
HOW MUCH: TBD
GEAR:
1.Each person should have their own off-road motorcycle
2. Protective Gear (ie. boots, helmet)
3. Camping Gear
We can always use support vehicles – consider joining us!

 

Date: August 1, 2024

Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Off Site Training **
Spaces Left: 25 Capacity: 25
Event Price: FREE
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
8/3: Rifle Site In
Patrol Sight-In Opportunity
This Class is an opportunity for students to sight in or confirm sight in of their patrol platform rifles. The objective is for all students to confirm zeroing per their specific optics at distances consistent of 100 up to 400 yards.
Hour 1: There will be a maximum of 10 students shooting at one time, all on one line and will only move down range with the line cold to tape targets downrange
Students will sight their rifles at 100 yards.
Students will refine sight in between 100 and 200 yard zero per their optic.
Hour 2: There will be a maximum of 10 students shooting at one time, all on one line and will only move down range to set and pick up steel targets with a cold range.
Students will move to the longer range berms to confirm and practice shooting at 150 yards, 200 yards, 300 yards, 400 yards. Positions for shooting will be Bench, Standing, Kneeling, and Prone.
** This class is designated for Patrol Rifle Site in. If you have questions about other rifle site in/set up please email or call us for more information. 720/775-5674 or info@ableshepherd.com
Date: Saturday August 3, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Ben Lomond Gun Club
Staff: Todd Brock
8/16-8/17: Patrol 1,2,3

Patrol (#1,2,3)

Patrol Endorsement (Patrol #1, #2, #3) All Parts (SIM/LIVE)

NOTE: THERE ARE 3 STEPS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN THE “P” (PATROL) ENDORSEMENT, THEY ALL HAPPEN IN ONE 22 HOUR EVENT)

  1. Patrol #1, formally Patrol #1/#2 in 2022
  2. Patrol #2, formally Patrol #3 in 2022
  3. Patrol #3-Patrol Rifle Class with test, formally Patrol #4 in 2022

WHO: CURRENT Phase 4 (ABLE SHEPHERD CERTIFIED)

WHY: This course will serve as a practical application of the skills developed throughout the Patrol Series thus far. In Part 1 students will practice the Dirt-Dive portions of patrol tactics on contact. This will develop the recognition and coordination necessary to quickly and correctly initiate the desired commands effectively as a team. Part 2 will serve as an actual insert, patrol, recon, hostage rescue and hot extract. Stations will initiate simultaneously and upon completion will rotate.  Part 3 will be an overnight camp and wake up have breakfast and start the Patrol Test.

WHAT: This will be a 3-part event:

  • Part 1: Presenting and Dirt diving the Tactics regarding Patrol and all skills to apply in a real-life encounter.
  • Part 2: Insert to Patrol, to Recon, to Hostage Rescue, to Hot Extract.
  • Part 3: Camp overnight and then testing begins the following morning.
  • Saturday morning, pack up camp gear after breakfast.
  • Begin 2-mile Hike.
  • Testable shooting stations are embedded within the 2-mile hike.
  • Backpack can be grounded while shooting but worn between stations.

WHEN: Friday August 16th to Saturday, August 17th, 2024 (from 4pm August 16th to 1pm August 17th)

WHERE: The Hudick Ranch (private residence)

 COST: $500 (THIS IS A SEPARATE OFFSITE EVENT, PREPAID MEMBER CLASS CREDITS MAY NOT BE USED FOR THIS EVENT)

**Participants that successfully pass the standard will be eligible for the “P” (Patrol) Endorsement on Able Shepherd coin.

If you are just needing to Re-Test – please reach out to our Admin Staff to get you taken care of.  The cost for that will only be $200 and you will just arrive for the overnight camp and the test in the AM. 

If you have already taken Patrol #1 and are going to be doing Patrol #2 and #3 Please reach out to our admin staff and we will work on cost for you. 

Gear list:

50 Marking SIM Rounds

Layered clothing that you can patrol in and shoot from various positions

Full kit (AR plus 7 mags: 6 on body, 1 in gun)

Camp Gear (Tent, ground pad, Sleeping bag, etc.)

Backpack w camp gear (Must carry camp gear, will not shoot wearing pack). Pack in/Pack out

Food for camp dinner and breakfast (ex. Freeze Dried, jerky, etc.)

Water for camp and to hydrate during patrol event

Recommended Patrol AR 

-16” barrel

-4 to 8 power magnification

– sighted to engage 100 to 400 yards

7 AR mags

210 Rounds

Pistol wear optional (but will not be fired)

Camp chair

STATION 1

  • 200 yds kneeling to BODY

STATION 2

125 yards standing to BODY

  • 100 yds prone to HEAD

STATION 3

  • 300 yds standing assisted to BODY

STATION 4

  • 400 prone to BODY

 Date: August 16, 2024

Time: 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Location: Hudick Ranch, US

Date: August 17, 2024

Time: 12:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Hudick Ranch, US

September, 2024

 

9/13-9/14: Patrol 1,2,3

Patrol (#1,2,3)

Patrol Endorsement (Patrol #1, #2, #3) All Parts (SIM/LIVE)

NOTE: THERE ARE 3 STEPS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN THE “P” (PATROL) ENDORSEMENT, THEY ALL HAPPEN IN ONE 22 HOUR EVENT)

  1. Patrol #1, formally Patrol #1/#2 in 2022
  2. Patrol #2, formally Patrol #3 in 2022
  3. Patrol #3-Patrol Rifle Class with test, formally Patrol #4 in 2022

WHO: CURRENT Phase 4 (ABLE SHEPHERD CERTIFIED)

WHY: This course will serve as a practical application of the skills developed throughout the Patrol Series thus far. In Part 1 students will practice the Dirt-Dive portions of patrol tactics on contact. This will develop the recognition and coordination necessary to quickly and correctly initiate the desired commands effectively as a team. Part 2 will serve as an actual insert, patrol, recon, hostage rescue and hot extract. Stations will initiate simultaneously and upon completion will rotate.  Part 3 will be an overnight camp and wake up have breakfast and start the Patrol Test.

WHAT: This will be a 3-part event:

  • Part 1: Presenting and Dirt diving the Tactics regarding Patrol and all skills to apply in a real-life encounter.
  • Part 2: Insert to Patrol, to Recon, to Hostage Rescue, to Hot Extract.
  • Part 3: Camp overnight and then testing begins the following morning.
  • Saturday morning, pack up camp gear after breakfast.
  • Begin 2-mile Hike.
  • Testable shooting stations are embedded within the 2-mile hike.
  • Backpack can be grounded while shooting but worn between stations.

WHEN: Friday September 13th to Saturday, September 14th, 2024 (from 4pm September 13th to 1pm September 14th)

WHERE: The Hudick Ranch (private residence)

 COST: $500 (THIS IS A SEPARATE OFFSITE EVENT, PREPAID MEMBER CLASS CREDITS MAY NOT BE USED FOR THIS EVENT)

**Participants that successfully pass the standard will be eligible for the “P” (Patrol) Endorsement on Able Shepherd coin.

If you are just needing to Re-Test – please reach out to our Admin Staff to get you taken care of.  The cost for that will only be $200 and you will just arrive for the overnight camp and the test in the AM. 

If you have already taken Patrol #1 and are going to be doing Patrol #2 and #3 Please reach out to our admin staff and we will work on cost for you. 

Gear list:

50 Marking SIM Rounds

Layered clothing that you can patrol in and shoot from various positions

Full kit (AR plus 7 mags: 6 on body, 1 in gun)

Camp Gear (Tent, ground pad, Sleeping bag, etc.)

Backpack w camp gear (Must carry camp gear, will not shoot wearing pack). Pack in/Pack out

Food for camp dinner and breakfast (ex. Freeze Dried, jerky, etc.)

Water for camp and to hydrate during patrol event

Recommended Patrol AR 

-16” barrel

-4 to 8 power magnification

– sighted to engage 100 to 400 yards

7 AR mags

210 Rounds

Pistol wear optional (but will not be fired)

Camp chair

 STATION 1

  • 200 yds kneeling to BODY

STATION 2

125 yards standing to BODY

  • 100 yds prone to HEAD

STATION 3

  • 300 yds standing assisted to BODY

STATION 4

  • 400 prone to BODY

 Date: September 13, 2024

Time: 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Location: Hudick Ranch, US

Date: September 14, 2024

Time: 12:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Hudick Ranch, US

9/16-9/20: Men's Mission #002
Men’s Mission #2

SAVE THE DATE.. If you missed joining the Men’s Mission event last year – you wont want to miss this years!

WHEN: Monday September 16th through Friday, September 20th, 2024
WHERE: TBD
COST: TBD$

 

More information to come soon.

 

Date: September 16, 2024

Time: 12:25 PM to 1:25 PM
Location: Centennial Gun Club (Cafe)
Event Price: FREE
9/28: The GATHERING

SAVE the DATE— The Gathering 2024…There can Only Be One….

Date: September 28, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Centennial Gun Club (Cafe)
Event Price: $200.00
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

October, 2024

 

10/4-10/5: 5 Gallon Bucket Challenge

5 Gallon Challenge Rules

Who: Adults and kiddos that are up to a moderate hike and one night camping.

 

What: One evening, spend the night, wake up and have breakfast with some great people. Not exactly ultralight camping, but a bit more challenging that tent camping. Just a bucket worth of gear typically means no tent, no ground pad, no sleeping bag. Time to get creative.

 

When:  Friday, October 4, 2024 5pm to Saturday, October 5, 2024 11am

 

Where:  Elizabeth, Colorado- Hudick Ranch

 

Why: To be direct…We are all way too soft. Challenge yourself and your kiddos to rough it a bit while having some fun.

 

How Much: FREE

 

RULES: USE A 5 GALLON BUCKET AS A MEASURING DEVICE ONLY WITH LID ON, OR LIMIT OF BUCKET, AS-IF IT HAD LID ON (NOT TO EXCEED THE TOP) BUCKET DOES NOT GO WITH US (STAYS IN CAR) AT TRAILHEAD WE EACH EMPTY OUR BUCKETS AND DESCRIBE WHAT WE CHOSE TO BRING, AND WHY PACK INTO KNAPSACKS

HIKE IN (typically < 1 mile) AND SET UP CAMP

SET UP CAMP, RELAX FOR THE EVENING

IN THE MORNING, HAVE BREAKFAST, PACK UP AND HIKE OUT

SUGGESTED GEAR:

Layered Clothing appropriate for inclement weather (Does not need to be in bucket)

SHELTER: Cordage, tarp, piece of plastic film, etc)

SLEEPING SYSTEM: Waterproof bivvy, thin blanket, poncho, etc.

FOOD: Freeze dried meals, Snacks

FIRE: Small camp stove or fire starting supplies

WATER: Water bladder

KNAPSACK: Or small backpack that must also fit into bucket

Date: October 4, 2024

Time: 5:00 PM to 11:00 AM
Location: Hudick Ranch
Spaces Left: 15
Capacity: 15
Event Price: FREE
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
10/12: Able Nation Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE!

Date: October 12, 2024

Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Off Site Training **
Event Price: FREE

November, 2024

 

11/2: Defend The Flock

Defend the Flock

ABLE SHEPHERD SPECIAL EVENT- 2024

Church Security – Defend the Flock

PREREQUISITE FOR THIS EVENT (Who): ALL STUDENTS REGISTERING FOR THIS CLASS MUST BE “current” Able Shepherd “Protector Certified”

What/Why: Reality Based Training is where the rubber meets the road. This Able Shepherd Special Event “Defend the Flock” will simulate an active shooter event in a church. In the event of a real-world emergency you are ready, or you are not ready; We say it this way “The parking lot of the shooting is no place for a training class…”. There will be no dry runs, warm-ups, or dirt dives. There will be a safety brief, gear overview on security sashes and then it’s go-time. You have what it takes…time to perform…”On YOU!”

When: SAT. NOVEMBER 2nd 2024, 10am-2pm 

Where: Brave Church, 3800 E Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO 80113

How Much: $200 per person

(THIS IS A SEPARATE OFFSITE SPECIAL EVENT, PREPAID MEMBER CLASS CREDITS MAY NOT BE USED FOR THIS EVENT)

MAX: 30 STUDENTS

We will begin with a Sim Safety Brief and then begin scenarios that cover:

Internal Security of a Church

External response to an attack on a House of Worship

Purpose and donning of DSM Safety Sashes

Deconfliction between “Immediate Responders” and “First Responders”

Shoot/No-Shoot (Target ID under stress)

T360, Entry tactics, Team Comms

360 Eyes on the Street with comms

What materials will the student provide?

Water/Food/Sunscreen/Weather appropriate Clothing/rain gear, etc.

Civilian Clothes, gear for concealed carry

Safety Sash if they have one (we will provide extras)

NO LIVE FIRE GEAR/KNIVES/PYRO/ETC.

 

Schedule for the Day:

1000 Safety Brief

1030 Scenario Stations begin

1330 Debrief and cleanup

1400 Secure and Depart

 

Date: November 2, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: Off Site Training **

Spaces Left: 30

Capacity: 30

Cost: $200.00

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

11/23: Castle Rock Starlighting
Castle Rock- Star Lighting

2024 Star Lighting in Castle Rock- Community Event

Date: November 23, 2024

Time: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Off Site Training **
Event Price: FREE
11/28: Turkey FRY
2024 Turkey Fry

Save the Date..

Date: November 28, 2024

Time: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: AbleShepherd Headquarters-ASHQ
7146 S Tuscon Way (Unit A-4)

Centennial, CO 80112 US

Event Price: FREE

December, 2024

 

12/14: Able Shepherd Christmas Party

Save the Date.. Able Shepherd Community Christmas Party 2024

Date: December 14, 2024

Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: TBD
Event Price: $40.00
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Chris Waterman
Chris Waterman
2023-02-08
Best training! Don't delay, do it.
John Orefice
John Orefice
2022-10-15
Absolutely the best training offered to the general public.
Tom L.
Tom L.
2022-03-17
Best personal protection training program you will find. If you want to protect yourself, your family, and your community this is the place to learn, practice, and grow. Great people, great facility, and great training. Take the introductory POP (protect our people) class and you’ll understand.
Alex J Moore
Alex J Moore
2022-01-25
So glad to have found out about Able Shepherd from a good friend of mine. I took the POP (Protecting Our People) half day course and was amazed by the organization, professionalism, and breath of skills taught and practiced. I hope to be returning soon to continue my training.
Becky Griess
Becky Griess
2021-07-31
Can you truly say you would know what to do in a situation where you had to protect yourself, loved ones or even a stranger? A year and a half ago I would have flippantly said “Oh sure” but truly being afraid of my own shadow. After taking the POP Class and beginning my journey in the Able Shepherd program, I look back and see how naïve I truly was. I have gotten more out of life, live more confidently and feel more secure when I am with my child and by myself from the training and relationships that have been built in this program. When Jimmy, the Able Shepherd Staff and members say, “Come for the training, stay for the family”, every ounce of this is true. I encourage everyone to at least take the POP class. You can never go wrong with Able Shepherd’s training.
Chad Allen
Chad Allen
2021-07-31
The best training you can get anywhere! Trust me the training is great but the fellowship puts it over the top!!
Joe Davis
Joe Davis
2021-07-23
The Able Shepherd team has taken my training to a whole new level with respect to uniformity, safety and accuracy in a professional and respectful environment. If you want the best in firearms training look no further than Able Shepherd!
RIDDICK Erickson
RIDDICK Erickson
2021-07-23
Ive been through the Able Shepherd program and have been being trained by the instructor's for some time now. Never once have i left a class and not learned somthing new. It really is the most applicable training to civilian life iv ever seen. Including personal protection, self defence with all weapons types and family protection. It makes a fire arm a capability not just another untrained tool.
Chad Szpunar
Chad Szpunar
2021-07-23
The Able Shepherd training program is outstanding. The entire staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Not only do I feel the training received is unparalleled , but they also deliver it in such a way that creates a community based atmosphere to the program, which makes you feel as if you’re part of something special. I would highly recommend the Able Shepherd program to anyone who is looking to learn the importance and skills of protecting yourself, your family, and others around you.

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