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Martial Arms Tactical

Stephen Collins

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Military, Former Military, Instructor

25 Years Instructing

PH: 417 298 5869

Available Courses

Next Class Course Type Difficulty
Next class: Aug 10
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CDR 1 (Civilian Defensive Rifle 1)
For those new to using a rifle for perso…
Basic, Rifle Basic
Next class: Aug 17
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CDR 2 (Civilian Defensive Rifle 2)
Intermediate, Rifle Intermediate
Next class: Apr 27
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Combat Pistol Fundamentals
Basic Basic
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Force on Force
As close as you can get to the real thin…
Advanced, Scenario Based Training, Specialty Other Advanced
Next class: Apr 28
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Pepper Spray for Personal Defense
Specialty Other N/A
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Pistol Tactics 101
Going beyond the CCW Class
Intermediate Intermediate
Next class: May 18
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Rifle Tactics 201
Intermediate, Rifle Intermediate
Next class: Sep 28
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Shotgun Tactics 301
Intermediate, Shotgun Intermediate target icon

About Martial Arms Tactical

Steve Collins is a firearms and tactics instructor with over 25 years of teaching military, security and civilian personnel. He spent 17 years on active duty with the US Army and served during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has been head of Personal Security Details for field grade and General Officers during his time overseas. Steve was a shooter/instructor with the US Army Marksmanship Unit, competing in action pistol matches and training deploying military personnel in the combat use of the rifle and pistol.

While assigned to the Basic Officers Leaders Course at Fort Benning, GA, he was the primary instructor for Advanced Rifle Marksmanship, and was responsible for training over 400 newly commissioned lieutenants during his time there.

He is the CEO and Lead Instructor for Martial Arms Tactical, LLC; conducting Concealed Carry classes for the state of Missouri, and holds classes around the country in defensive firearms and tactics with handgun, rifle and shotgun, plus defensive knife, Force on Force (scenario-based), and ladies-only training.

Following is a list of some of his certifications, training and accomplishments:

NRA Certified Instructor (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Home Firearms Safety, Personal Protection in the Home, Refuse To Be A Victim.) and Range Safety Officer.

Former member, US Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Action Shooting Team and NCO In Charge, International Pistol Team

Master Class ranking, International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), Stock Service Pistol

Courses Taught

Concealed Carry Training, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Rifle, Shotgun, NRA Courses, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, Seminars / Lectures, Specialty Other certification icon


Suarez International (Gabe Suarez)
-CRG-1, Close Range Gunfighting
-AK Rifle Gunfighting -Force on Force Gunfighting
-Defensive Knife Instructor Certification
-Trauma Medicine for the CCW Operator

Oleoresin Capsicum Instructor
-Agile Training & Consulting (Chuck Haggard)

Lethal Force Institute (Massad Ayoob)
-LFI-1, Judicious Use of Deadly Force

Defense Training, Int’l, (John Farnam)
-Advanced Defensive Handgun
-Armed Response to Terrorist Attack

Gunsite Training Academy
-#250 Basic Pistol, Expert Rating (Second in Class)

Yavapai Firearms Academy (Louis Awerbuck)
-Law Enforcement Shotgun

US Army Anti-Terrorism Instructor Course
US Army Airborne School
US Army Air Assault School
US Army Instructor School
US Army Combatives Instructor

Professional Affiliations:
-National Rifle Association-Life Member
-Missouri Firearms Coalition
-Firearms Policy Coalition
-Second Amendment Foundation
-International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)
-United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) cancellation policy icon


Cancellation Policy

Classes will be cancelled by the instructor under extreme situations such as natural or man made disasters, or extreme weather conditions. The safety of a student is far more important than continuing training under dangerous conditions.

Reschedule Policy

If class must be rescheduled, all monies will be forwarded to the next available class.

Refund Policy

Students will receive a full refund if needed with more than 45 days notice. 45 days-30 days notice, student will forfeit half the tuition. Less than 30 days, the student will forfeit all tuitions. waiver icon


1. I agree to abide meticulously by all safety procedures required of me and I understand that my instruction may be terminated at any time during the course if I fail to cooperate with safety requirements. I further agree to sign a statement releasing MARTIAL ARMS TACTICAL, LLC from responsibility for any injury I may sustain during the training program.

2.  I agree to sign a sworn statement that I have never been convicted of any crime, at any time, in any jurisdiction.

3.  In signing this application, I certify that I will be at least of sufficient legal age at the time of the class to possess the firearm, or will be accompanied by my parent or legal guardian.

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