LMS Defense


LMS Defense is a coordinated group of professional weapons and tactics instructors. We provide training to concerned citizens as well as law enforcement and special tactics teams. We perform product development, product testing and evaluation(T&E), private consulting, and even various international instruction for U.S. allied countries.

Founded in 2008 by John Chapman, Josh Jackson, and Troy Price, LMS Defense instructors provide a variety of training possibilities. We consider our cadre of instructors to be one of the best in the industry, with varied backgrounds across law enforcement, military, and private contracting. Despite their extensive backgrounds, our instructors continue to hone their craft by continually evaluating new techniques and equipment as well as training with other top industry instructors. Our students appreciate the fact that our course material is ever evolving - as it should be - as the real world evolves so should our courses.

LMS Defense is also unique in that we are one of a very few companies which can train internationally. Our instructors have provided advanced weapons and tactics training to police and military forces to U.S. allied governments with a long track record of success.

In addition to training, LMS also provides product development and test and evaluation (T&E) services. We routinely evaluate new products from top manufacturers of rifles, flashlights, ammo, armor, and nylon gear. Contact us today if you have a project you think we could help with.

LMS Defense has instructors based in several states and routinely hosts courses in many of them. Not all courses are offered in all areas, however, given the expertise of each instructor and their geographic availability. If we don't routinely host a class in your area, email us and we can either let you know when we plan to hold the next course, or if there is enough student demand we will create the course on the schedule for you. See our private training page for more details on hosting a class and private training.

LMS Defense frequently hosts courses at:

  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Fremont, CA
  • Hollister, CA
  • Oroville, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Yuba City, CA
  • Alliance, OH
  • Twin Falls, ID
  • Fernley, NV
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Olympia, WA

In addition to holding classes at popular public shooting ranges, LMS Defense maintains a relationship with several unique training facilities across the country. These facilities offer students unique training opportunities which are not available at public ranges.

Combat Development Center (CDC)

LMS Defense maintains a large facility in Northern Nevada, outside Fernley, for use as a training and combat development complex. This Combat Development Center (CDC) consists of 10 live fire ranges, a 10,000 square foot shoothouse, blast pad, helicopter LZ, convoy defense course, and maneuver space. The CDC's unique amenities allow us to conduct every course we offer, from CQB in the shoothouse, to vehicle tactics, to long range precision. It is also the site where we host our annual Customer Appreciation Weekend, hosting our alumni and instructors from across the country for a weekend of course previews and fun range time.





Oroville Training Center

LMS Defense has procured the use of a unique indoor training facility in Oroville in Northern California. The Oroville facility provides over 10,000 square feet of indoor, climate-controlled training area for use with airsoft and simunitions. The facility offers a myriad of complex CQB scenarios, complete with furniture and realistic attributes (spacing, working light switches, bathrooms, closets, etc.), as well as a classroom and team lounge area. LMS conducts courses here such as Home Defense, Self Defense for Concealed Carry, Knife Defense, Evolution of Mindset, and Force on Force clinics - all with a low light or no light capability.





"The Ranch"

South of Hollister, California, LMS Defense conducts courses at a privately owned 1,700 acre facility known as "The Ranch". The Ranch is a unique training venue providing an expanse of very difficult terrain for courses like Long Range Precision Rifle, Land Navigation, ATV Operations, and our Practical Carbine course, which includes various "jungle lane" scenarios using natural terrain. The Ranch is especially interesting for our long range shooting classes, providing distances up to 2,000 yards, high and low angle shots, various canyons, spurs, and ridgelines that create nearly every wind condition possible. The Ranch also provides for nighttime operations, allowing LMS to create realistic team training scenarios that combine movement, navigation, and tactics under night observation devices (NODs).





Alliance P.D. Firearms and Tactics Training Center

LMS Defense frequently travels to Alliance, Ohio, to the Alliance Police Department Firearms and Tactics Training Center. The facility provides a live fire range as well as a live fire ballistic shoothouse. Often in tandem with E.A.G. Tactical, LMS conducts courses such as CQB Operations at the facility and surrounding locations as well as some women-specific training courses for pistol and carbine.