Boise, Idaho

(208) 376-9506

jtinstructor@defensivestressfire.com

Class Descriptions

Testimonials

Instructor

Schedule


Instructor Introduction:

Joe Toluse is a combat veteran with service in the United States Marine Corps in Viet Nam as an infantry squad radio operator.  As a civilian his threat management training covers subjects including but not limited to: verbal nonviolent crisis intervention, empty hand combat techniques, pain compliance devices, chemical sprays, and lethal force including handgun,  shotgun and rifle.

Joe is certified by the Lethal Force Institute as a JUDICIOUS USE OF DEADLY FORCE INSTRUCTOR and as a STRESSFIRE INSTRUCTOR for handgun, light rifle and shotgun and certified by the Massad Ayoob Group as a DEADLY FORCE INSTRUCTOR. He is also a National Rifle Association Pistol Instructor.  He has had the benefit of many years of training with some of the finest instructors and programs in the various ares of threat management.  These include Massad Ayoob, Jim Cirillo, Ken Hackathorn, Louis Awerbuck, Rory Miller and Lt. Col. Dave Grossman to name a few.  He is an advanced student with Lethal Force Institute (LFI), Firearms Academy of Seattle (FAS), Security Awareness and Firearms Education (SAFE) and Shin Ken Institute of Defensive Arts (SIDA).  He holds the distinct achievement of Handgun Master from FAS being certified in both their original course of fire and in their newer more difficult course of fire.  He is a member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) and a Life Endowment Member of the NRA.

Joe’s goals are to provide his clients with the highest degree of training possible.  He continues to attend classes with the intent of bringing the latest information back to his students.

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CLASSES: 

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Threat Management Training teaches the STRESSFIRE techniques with handgun, light rifle and shotgun for use in lethal force self defense situations.  Our shooting courses are designed ranging from programs for the brand new novice shooter to programs for those who have “been shooters all their life”.  We welcome all levels of students to join us and expand their knowledge and advance their skills with firearms.

Threat Management Training specializes in small shooting classes that are reasonably priced.  Class sizes range from one(1) to three(3) students scheduling family and friends together to create a safe and comfortable training/learning environment.

Private and semi-private classes with programs designed around the client’s particular wishes/needs are also available.  Please call us at 208-376-9506 to discuss this option.

We schedule our range time without designating a specific program so that we can meet the individual client’s needs.  When you call we will determine which class you want and schedule it at that time.  We can also arrange to have classes on days that are not on our schedule with some advanced planning.  Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes as well as Saturday and Sunday classes are available.  Please call to discuss this option.

We recommend that anyone who has purchased or is still considering the purchase of a firearm for personal protection to read IN THE GRAVEST EXTREME by Massad Ayoob.

Threat Management Training encourages it’s clients to join the ARMED CITIZENS LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK.  For more information about this organization please visit their website at:  www.armedcitizensnetwork.org

 


PROGRAMS:

  Before calling to register for any THREAT MANAGEMENT TRAINING program please visit our POLICIES page.

 

1.)    DEFENSIVE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND HABITS - This class is a unique program combining the study of body language, human behavior and assault prevention techniques to reduce the potential of becoming the victim of a violent assault.  This program is presented to organizations, churches, businesses and clubs without charge.  We do ask for donations and all money received is donated to the Women’s and Children’s Alliance Crisis Center.  Please call for more information about this program.


2.) CONCEALED CARRY - This half day program meets the requirements for acquiring an Idaho Concealed Weapons Permit. Subjects covered are:  legal and ethical use of lethal force in self defense situations; firearms safety; weapon, ammunition and related equipment selection; other topics related to personal protection.  Our instructor will come to your location at your convenience to present this program.  There are no class size restrictions for this program.

 

3.) JUDICIOUS USE OF FORCE - This day long program includes lecture, the video JUDICIOUS USE OF DEADLY FORCE from Lethal Force Institute and question and answer time.  The lecture portion provides information regarding: escalation of force continuum; color codes of awareness; priorities of survival; interaction with the perpetrator, potential witnesses, responding law enforcement officers and the court system; home defense tactics; post shooting trauma; selection of handgun, ammunition and related equipment; concepts of STRESSFIRE shooting techniques and firearms safety.  This course meets the requirements for acquiring an Idaho Concealed Weapons Permit.  Our instructor will come to your location at your convenience to present this program.  There are no class size restrictions for this program.


4)   BASIC HANDGUN SKILLS - This half day program is designed for the new/novice shooter who wants to learn the fundamentals of safe and effective handgun (semi-auto or revolver) skills.  Topics that will be presented include (but are not limited to):  firearms safety; handgun and equipment selection; proper grip of the handgun; proper sight picture and sight alignment; loading the firearm; safely drawing and holstering; two handed and one handed shooting platforms; the importance of proper trigger manipulation and recoil control.  There are no caliber restrictions for this program.  Students with their own firearms will need a rigid strong side holster with covered trigger guard and two(2) magazines or speedloaders.  Firearms and safety equipment are available for those students who have not yet purchased their own.  Please discuss this option with the instructor when you call to register for this program.

 


5)   DEFENSIVE HANDGUN - This all day program provides training and information regarding using the handgun (semi-auto or revolver) for self defense in lethal force encounters.  Lessons will cover sight alignment, sight picture and stress point indexing; cross eye dominance; safely drawing and holstering; speed reloading for handguns; two handed and one handed shooting platforms; trigger manipulation; recoil control and the importance of shot placement to stop the threat.  This program ends with a law enforcement style qualifier and a shoot/no shoot scenario.  Students will learn to think and respond under stressful situations and enhance their gun handling skills.  It is preferred that students have their own firearm (minimum caliber of .380 ACP) along with a rigid strong side belt holster, magazine or speed loader pouches, and at least three(3) magazines or speedloaders.  Since this is considered an introductory program firearms and equipment can be rented from Threat Management Training.  If you need to rent equipment, please discuss this option when you call to register for this program.  A  valid state issued Concealed Weapons Permit or police background check is required to register for this program.

 


6)    ADVANCED DEFENSIVE HANDGUN - This two day program continues where DEFENSIVE HANDGUN lets off.  Students will shoot from various shooting positions including: cover crouch; high and low kneeling; shooting from behind cover and barricades and wounded shooter positions.  Drill will also include engaging multiple targets and shooting on the move.  Exercises in this program will include lessons from Massad Ayoob, Jim Cirillo and Ken Hackathorn.  During this program students will shoot a total of four(4) law enforcement style qualifiers including the Idaho POST Qual.  Students in this program will be required to provide their own firearm (minimum caliber of .380 ACP), a rigid strong side belt holster with a covered trigger guard, three(3) magazines or speedloaders and magazine or speedloader  pouches.  You must successfully complete DEFENSIVE HANDGUN to be accepted into this advanced program.  A valid state issued Concealed Weapons Permit or police background check is required to register for this program.
 

7)     DEFENSIVE HANDGUN SKILLS - This all day program focuses on the development of defensive skills and accuracy.  “You can’t miss fast enough to win a gunfight.”  Shooting on the move, dealing with multiple targets and accuracy will be emphasized throughout this full day of shooting drills from some of the top instructors in the field of self defense.  Students in this program will be required to provide their own firearm (minimum caliber of .380 ACP), a rigid strong side belt holster with a covered trigger guard, three(3) magazines or speedloaders and magazine or speedloader pouches.  A valid state issued Concealed Weapons Permit or police background check is required to register for this program.
 

8.)   DEFENSIVE SHOTGUN - This all day course includes discussion regarding safe handling of shotguns, correct shooting techniques when firing defensively, various loading and unloading techniques, conditions of readiness, ready and carry positions, and different defensive shooting positions.  Also covered will be semi-auto vs. pump shotguns and birdshot vs. buckshot and slugs and the different loads available for defensive use.  On the range students will fire from the different defensive shooting positions at ranges from 12 yards to 50 yards.  Students will see the effectiveness of the different loads at the different ranges and the stopping power of the defensive shotgun.  There will be two(2) shotgun qualifications that the students will shoot.  The course of fire for this program is 75 rounds.  This program is designed for students who have not used shotguns before or for “shooters” who are interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in the use of the shotgun for defensive purposes.  Students are required to provide their own shotgun (12 gauge or 20 gauge).  A valid state issued Concealed Weapons Permit or police background check is required to register for this program.
 

9.)  DEFENSIVE RIFLE - This all day course includes discussion regarding safe handling of the semi-auto rifle/carbine, correct shooting techniques when firing defensively, loading and unloading techniques, conditions of readiness, ready and carry positions and different shooting positions.  On the range students will fire using different shooting positions at ranges from 15 yards to 50 yards.  This program is designed for students new to the defensive use of the semi-auto rifle/carbine and for “shooters” who are interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in the use of the semi-auto rifle/carbine for defensive purposes.  Students are required to provide their own firearm for this program.  A valid state issued Concealed Weapons Permit or police background check is required to register for this program.

 

10.)PRECISION RIFLE - This program offers training and practice in the use of the scoped, centerfire MOA rifle.  Training includes rifle marksmanship principles, field positions, and other information related to this discipline.  A valid state issued Concealed Carry Permit is required to register for this program.  Please call 208-376-9506 for more information regarding the PRECISION RIFLE program and equipment requirements.

 


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Testimonials

As a former Police and Military firearms instructor who has also taught hundreds of Civilian marksmen both men and women to use firearms, I can state that Joe Toluse is one of the finest instructors that I’ve known in the last 35 years.  Joe, as the owner of and instructor for Threat Management Training, teaches philosophies and techniques which are sound and which are based on his real world training and experience.

 Joe instills confidence into his students by showing them that he is dedicated to their individual needs in the area of safety and survival and he helps his students achieve a winning attitude.  Joe’s street-wise tips and his understanding of mental, physical, and psychological problems that the student needs to over come, makes Joe a top rate instructor.  I highly recommend his training and his courses to anyone looking for a true survival edge in today’s world.

 Richard A. {Rick} Garcia Sr.

President

TriTechTraining/MissionFirst!®
 


 Joe Toluse is a preeminent firearms instructor and anyone having the opportunity to get instruction from him should jump at the chance. He prefers to work with small numbers of people at a time so as to ensure the maximum improvement in the student. He is selfless in his attention to the student's progress and uses every opportunity to impart relevant information.

He is without ego, focusing on the needs of the student and working to develop his/her skills in a patient and methodical way. All the time he is inculcating his students in the way of the gun, the safety, the control, the focus and the principals of correct and safe use. He puts as much emphasis on the laws and regulations, the importance of making them an integral part of your knowledge as the physical aspects of the training. Further, he recommends resources such as books and training clinics offered by others in the field. His enthusiasm for his work is compelling and captivating. Highly recommended.

W. David Walls
Santa Barbara, California

 


 I have had the distinct advantage of taking several of Joe Toluse's courses from Concealed Carry and Use of Force, through Basic Handgun up to and including Advanced Handgun Techniques.  Joe's teaching style is straight-forward, common-sense oriented and results in his students, regardless of experience or skill level, acquiring more confidence and understanding the responsibilities that come from protecting themselves and their loved ones.  Joe's dedication to his students is shown not only in the classroom and range but through his dedication to keeping his own knowledge and skills current and his continued responsiveness to questions that arise days, months, even years later.  Joe keeps his classes small, resulting in important one-on-one attention.  Joe's classes not only emphasize safe handling techniques and skill development but also changing those habits and choices we make each day that can put us and those we care about in unnecessary danger.  Joe can show you how to evaluate "situations," determine what action is needed, and how to act to protect yourself and your loved ones.  His instruction includes the important and often overlooked considerations of the aftermath from taking action.  From Joe, I have gained a much greater sense of confidence in taking personal responsibility for my protection.  Whether you are thinking about obtaining a permit, a novice looking to improve your knowledge and/or skills with
firearms, or an expert, Joe has a useful, information-packed class for you.

Sandra Brewer
Reno, Nevada


 

I have taken both Defensive Handgun classes offered by Joe Toluse at  Threat Management Training, LLC. The courses were thorough and well planned. Class sizes were kept small so that each student received a great deal of individual attention. Joe is an excellent instructor. I highly recommend his classes to anyone interested in learning essential defensive shooting techniques.

Alan Jacobus


I have taken several courses from Joe Toluse in my pursuit to learn defensive firearm skills from some of the best schools and nationally recognized instructors I can find.
In my opinion, Joe ranks up there with the best of them. His no-nonsense, real world approach to defensive training and proper use of lethal force is invaluable to anyone who is considering that option.
In the LFI tradition, his principles of training go far beyond just teaching shooting skills and surviving a potentially deadly encounter. His students not only learn how to avoid those situations in the first place, but if it should escalate into a lethal force scenario, how to avoid the legal ramifications that could result.
Anyone who has made the serious choice to incorporate the possible use of firearms to defend themselves and their loved ones, and assume the responsibility that goes with that decision, should get professional instruction from Joe Toluse.

  Gary Gelson

Boise, ID

I had the pleasure to work with Joe under the Lethal Force Institute flag (various advanced courses including StressFire Instructor) as well as my own rifle program. Very early on, Joe’s particular attention to details indicated his seriousness about the subjects of self-defense and the art of handling and mastering firearms. Joe’s program intends to present his students with the full picture of firearm ownership and their use in self-defense including the legal and ethical use of deadly force. Joe’s commitment to his students is evident in his dedication to keeping his knowledge and skills updated and based on solid foundations.

 

Georges Rahbani

georges@rahbaniinc.com  


Joe is supportive, explanatory and encouraging. You can tell that he enjoys sharing his knowledge of firearms with others.  His classes are thorough and interesting and one walks away with a good grasp on what owning a firearm entails.  It's not just about pulling the trigger.  It's about learning techniques, taking the responsibility of knowing your local laws, and acquiring a deep respect for them.  It's about taking the knowledge you've obtained and practicing, practicing, practicing, then practicing some more.
 
TMT classes can give you the tools needed to defend yourself in certain situations.  Outcomes can never be certain, but by practicing the techniques that you learn and knowing mindsets and statistics that are discussed, the advantage can be yours.
 
Colette Manning

Proper self defense training can make the difference between surviving or not surviving on the street and in the courtrooms. I have been privileged to Study, Shoot and Train with Joe Toluse, Director of Threat Management Training, LLC., at several Firearms Training Classes. I’ve been "behind him on the line" in an Instructors capacity during Advanced Training at the "Firearms Academy of Seattle" and have been his Student during Certification as a "Lethal Force Institute Stressfire Instructor" under Massad Ayoob’s Tutelage.

He has the admirable quality and inherent desire to "Keep People Alive", perhaps due to his experiences in Viet Nam. He is forcefully driven to pass on to his Students the continuing education needed to prevail in a life threatening encounter. I firmly believe his instruction will benefit Shooters from Novice to Advanced.

I consider him a Capable and Worthy Trainer, A Dedicated Student, A good Friend

Allen Stevenson

Portland, Oregon
 


THREAT MANAGEMENT TRAINING

2017 SCHEDULE

 

Threat Management Training offers private and semi-private programs for Concealed Carry.  Our instructor will come to your location at your convenience.  The Concealed Carry program exceeds the Idaho requirements for acquiring a concealed carry license.

THREAT MANAGEMENT TRAINING does not schedule specific programs on scheduled range dates.  We believe that is is  better for the clients to talk with the TMT instructor and determine which program best fits their needs and then schedule it for the time that is best for them.  With advanced planning we can often schedule dates not listed below.  Monday, Wednesday, Friday and some Saturday and Sunday dates can be made available if this fits the client's schedule better than the listed dates.  Please feel free to call us at 376-9506 to discuss scheduling options.

January - Saturday 14

February - Sunday 18

March - Sunday 18

April - Sunday 15

May - Sunday 20

June - TBD

July - Sunday 15

August - Sunday 19

September - Sunday 16

October - Sunday 21

November - Sunday 4

December - Sunday 2


 

 

 

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