3 Rivers Tactical Training Solutions, Inc.

Pittsburgh, PA

The Pittsburgh area's premier firearms and tactical training provider.

Armed Citizen Response to the Active Shooter

3 Rivers Tactical Training Solutions, Inc. (3T) is holding a 2-day Armed Citizen Response To The Active Shooter class.

From Columbine to Virginia Tech, Aurora, Colorado to the L.A. Fitness shooting in Collier Township, to Western Psychiciatric Hospital in Pittsburgh among many others, Active Shooter scenarios have played themselves out numerous times in recent history across the United States. Only those who choose to live in denial still believe that "it will never happen here".

3T is holding a 2 day course designed to give the Armed Citizen the skills and abilities to respond to and stop an Active Shooter should they ever find themselves in just such a scenario. This course will consist of 2 days of classroom instruction and range training. Topics covered will included case studies of Active Shooter incidents, Tactical Pistol range training, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and Close Quarters Battle (CQB) to include one person room entries and clearing, hallway movement, and most importantly, link-up procedures when law enforcement personnel arrive on scene. Force-On-Force training will also be done by use of Air Soft weapons.


There is no prerequisite training required to attend this course, however, all students must have a current and valid concealed carry weapon permit issued by any state. There will be absolutely no exceptions to this requirement.


Day 1
Location: Beaver Valley Rifle and Pistol Club - Beaver Falls, PA

Topics Covered:

All of day 1 will be dedicated to classroom and range work - Tactical Pistol - specifically:

  • Historical Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States
  • Combat Mindset and Situational Awareness
  • Basic Fundamentals of Handgun Marksmanship
  • Introduction to TCCC - Tactical Combat Casualty Care
  • Introduction to CQB - Close Quarters Battle
  • Concealed Carry equipment recommendations
  • Fundamentals of Handgun Marksmanship
  • Fundamentals of Concealed Carry
  • Reloads and Malfunction Clearing - Two handed and One handed
  • Use of Cover and Concealment
  • Multiple Threat Engagement
  • Shooting While Moving
  • Unorthodox Shooting Positions
  • Low Light Exercise

Day 2
Location: Beaver Valley Rifle and Pistol Club - Beaver Falls, PA

Topics Covered:
All of Day 2 will be dedicated to Close Quarters Battle - specifically:

  • Tactical Exterior Movement
  • Building / Room Entry and Clearing
  • Hallway Movement
  • Threat Discrimination
  • Linear Assaults
  • Vehicle Deployment
  • Link-Up procedures with arriving Law Enforcement personnel
  • Live-fire room entry and clearing exercises
  • Force-On-Force scenarios utilizing Air Soft weapons will be part of the Day 2 training.

Required Equipment

  • A quality 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, or .357 Sig pistol, or a .38 or .357 revolver. A minimum of 2 magazines if using a pistol, a minimum of 2 speed loaders if using a revolver. Please bring as many magazines or speed loaders as you can. There is no such thing as having too many magazines or speed loaders.
  • 400 rounds of handgun ammunition.
  • Clear and Tinted eye protection.
  • Ear protection.
  • A weapon mounted light is very, VERY strongly recommended.
  • A quality hand held flashlight. Think SureFire and Streamlight here - NOT a 20 year old maglite that runs on 6 D-cell batteries, or a $3.99 piece of crap you picked up while waiting in the check out line at Wal-Mart. LED lights with a minimum output of 200 lumens are very strongly recommended. *** If you bring a piece of junk hand held light you will significantly decrease the quality of your training experience during the low light shooting exercise. ***
  • Concealed Carry cover garment
  • A quality Outside-The-Waistband (OWB) Kydex holster. Nylon and leather holsters are not permitted for this course. I strongly recommend you check out the following companies if you are need of a quality kydex holster: Comp-Tac, Raven Concealment, Contact! Concealment, Dark Star Gear - a local Pittsburgh area company.
  • *Note: IWB - Inside the Waist Band - holsters are not permitted for this class.
  • *Note: Holsters that have a retention device that must be deactivated with the shooters' trigger finger - such as the BlackHawk Serpa holster - are not permitted in this class.
  • A baseball cap and BDU or 5.11 type pants with side cargo pockets are required for this class.

A full lunch will be provided at the range for both day 1 and day 2. Bottled water will also be provided at the range.

This course will be limited to 12 students.

Cost: $350, payable below or over the phone. Please read below for our cancellation and refund policy.

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In accordance with ITAR regulations, only United States citizens will be accepted into 3T classes.

All classes end with a night shoot on day 1.  The class hour vary upon time of year.  You will be notified of the class hours specific to your class approximately 2 weeks before the class. Range locations are subject to change.


  • Any customer who has registered for a course, or has made a down payment on a course, can cancel their registration or down payment and receive a full refund if 3T is contacted no less than 60 days prior to the start of the course.
  • If a customer cannot attend a course they have registered for, and there are less than 30 days before the start of the course, the customer will be allowed to reschedule for any of the same courses remaining on the schedule.  Even if the class the customer chooses to reschedule to is full, the customer will be allowed to attend that class. 
  • If 3T must cancel a course all customers who have signed up for, or made a down payment for, the cancelled course have two options to choose from:
  1. Customers can receive a 100% refund.
  2. Customers can reschedule to a later course of their choice.  Customers who choose this option will be compensated with a gift certificate good for one free day of training, redeemable at any 3T class of their choice.  Even if a course is full, the customer will be allowed to attend the course they choose. The gift certificate can be used to attend a 1 day course free of charge, to receive a 50% discount on any 2 day course, or to receive a 33% discount on any 3 day course.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact 3T at info@3riverstraining.com or 412-925-0818 prior to registering for any course.