self defence training against shootings

Enhancing Personal Safety Through Superior Training

Helping You Learn Self-Protection Skills

  • Office Numbers

    (607) 202-5999

    (866) 905-5220

  • Business Hours

    Tue: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Wed: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Thurs: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Fri: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Mon, Sat & Sun: Closed

    Please call to verify hours

  • Headquarters

    156 McAmbley Ave
    Elmira Heights, NY

  • Email

How Dare You?

Active Shooter Incidents, Domestic Terrorists, & the Threat of Assault are unfortunate realities of our daily lives. It’s vital to be able to defend yourself, your coworkers, & your family from any of these threats. 

At Pugh Self Protection, we’re committed to helping you get home safely to your loved ones. We do not employ a victim mindset. These situations are an insult to our way of life, and we teach you to go on the offensive. 

Our method levels the playing field and gives you the best chance of survival should someone decide to attempt to threaten or attack you

“That is how I felt as I was going through the training. How dare somebody attempt to hijack or attack my loved ones and I! Zach and his team create very life-like scenarios for us to react to. At the beginning of the training, I felt like a victim. At the end of the training,

 I felt like a victor.” – CG.

Our Full Range of Courses

trainee practicing shooter training

Active Shooter S.O.S. Training

Make sure that you can stay safe in an active shooter situation.

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unarmed security training

Unarmed ChAD Self-Defense

Learn how to defend yourself without a weapon with our training.

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armed self protection training

Armed ChAD Self-Defense

Learn how to properly use a firearm to keep yourself safe.

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security guard training

NY State Security Guard Courses

Obtain and maintain your security guard license with us.

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Strategies to Overcome the Shooter(s)

SOS is no longer a distress signal: it is a system of survival

Active shooters are very real threats. If you find yourself in an active shooter situation, you need to know how best to defend yourself. Our active shooter training courses are designed to help you prepare. The courses will go over the mentality of an active shooter, techniques to maximize survival, and how your body will likely react to stress. You’ll even have the opportunity to practice everything that you’ve learned. This way, you can make sure that you’re prepared should you find yourself in this harrowing situation.

Armed and Unarmed ChAD  Self-Defense

CHarge Attack and Distract

If you are reading this page, then you are a leader in business, in your family, or both. People look to leaders for certainty during times of crisis. While the shooter may have instigated the first attack, how you respond will determine your fate and that of your team or family. 

Being able to defend yourself effectively is incredibly important. Whether you have a weapon or not, you need to know the skills and techniques to keep yourself safe. At Pugh Self Protection, we offer both armed and unarmed training courses. During the armed training courses, we’ll go over concealed carry laws, gun combat, and more to make sure that you can use your weapon safely and effectively. During the unarmed training courses, we’ll show you how to break out of a restrained position, disarm opponents, and otherwise defend yourself without a weapon. We offer a wide range of courses to choose from that will address many different situations. We can even provide you with customized courses, depending on your needs. Simply call us today to learn more about what we offer.

“You never know how these situations can turn out, but we will give you the best chance for you and your family to arrive home safe that day.” – Zach Pugh

New State-Aided Health & Safety Training Courses for New York State Public Schools

Our training is now available for state aid for New York State public schools under Health & Safety Co-Ser 609 of GST BOCES! This means that our courses are now accessible to a broader audience, including those who may not have been able to afford them. Our courses focus on health and safety measures in public schools, ensuring that you are prepared to handle any situation that may arise. Contact us immediately to set up training with one of our knowledgeable teachers or if you have any questions regarding our state-funded courses. Take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your skills and contribute to a safer school environment.

Why Pugh? Why now?

We have specialized in Active Shooter Training since 2015. Run, Hide, Fight is not your best defense and can leave you in a vulnerable position. Our real-world scenario training will demonstrate the difference between traditional techniques and ours. You will assess your confidence level in handling an active situation at the beginning, and at the conclusion of our training. If you feel you have not increased your ability to handle an active situation, we will work with you individually until you reach that level or your money back.

  • Over 20 Years of Experience
  • Extensive Expertise
  • Customizable Course Options
  • Commitment to Clients
  • Thorough Training
  • Safe and Effective Teaching

The Area We Serve

Elmira Heights, NY

Training Services Offered Worldwide

Guns & Ammo Shipped Nationally

Sign up for One of Our Courses

At Pugh Self Protection, we want to make sure that our clients are able to defend themselves effectively. Learn important skills by signing up for one of our courses. Call (607) 202-5999 or get in touch using the contact form to learn more about what we have available. We’re ready to help teach you the skills you need to stay safe.

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