Pioneer in active shooter training

On August 1, 1966, the first modern mass shooting occurred in Austin, Texas. Charles his Whitman climbed the University of Texas clock tower and opened fire, killing 15 and wounding 32.

The first mass shooting for most of us was the Columbine shooting on April 20, 1999. Thirteen people were killed and more than 20 injured in a mass shooting involving two teenagers.

From 1982 to 2011, there was a mass shooting about once every 200 days. Active shooter events are currently growing at a frightening rate.

As of 2022, there are 213 mass shootings in the United States.

COBRA Defense International has been using scenario-based training since 2002, long before the term “active shooter” became commonplace.

Essentially, through interactive training, we explore what a shooter needs to be “successful” and how to systematically eliminate those needs one by one as the active shooting event continues. It starts with recognizing that, regardless of what stage the Event is in, striving to safely exit the building is always a top priority.

The COBRA Active Shooter Response Plan provides civilians, schools, businesses, groups and organizations worldwide with a comprehensive strategy on how to deal with armed assailants.

This program was created by seasoned law enforcement officers who have undergone active shooter training through multiple law enforcement agencies. This is not an uninformed, untrained extreme amateur with no real experience in law enforcement or working with real criminals.

The COBRA Active Shooter Response Plan has been featured in the national news.Featured in a Time magazine article “I wish I could stop teaching this.”.

Experience tells us that these killers will always exist. you can’t stop them. Laws cannot be made to keep them in check. They find guns, find soft targets, and do everything in their power to kill as many people as possible.



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