Vann Winn
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Reticent Warrior Tactics

Vann Winn

BACKGROUND: Law Enforcement, Former Law Enforcement, Instructor, Gov’t Employee / Contractor

20 Years Instructing

PH: 912 521 7230


Available Courses

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Next class: Sep 7
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Active Shooter Response
This course is designed for law enforcem…
Intermediate, Advanced, Active Shooter Response Training, Scenario Based Training, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge), Church / Business - Safety / Security Intermediate
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Advanced Tactical Pistol 1
Advanced, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual) Advanced
Next class: Nov 2
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Advanced Tactical Pistol 2
Advanced, Scenario Based Training, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual) Advanced
Next class: Apr 27
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Advanced Tactical Rifle 1
Advanced, Rifle, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual) Advanced
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Advanced Tactical Rifle 2
Advanced, Rifle, Scenario Based Training, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual) Advanced
Next class: Jun 8
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Fundamental Tactical Operator
Intermediate, Advanced, Rifle, Scenario Based Training, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual) Intermediate
Next class: Jun 1
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Fundamentals of Tactical Pistol
Basic, Intermediate, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual) Basic
Next class: Aug 24
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Fundamentals of Tactical Rifle
Basic, Intermediate, Rifle, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual) Basic
Next class: Jun 15
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Handgun Fundamentals
For new shooters and those who own a han…
Basic, Women's Only Courses, Seminars / Lectures, Private Classes (Group / Individual) Basic
Next class: May 18
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Home Defense CQB
Learn to protect your home, clear it for…
Basic, In Home Defense Training Basic
Next class: Jul 27
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Integrated Survival Combatives (ISC)
The personal protection system designed…
Women's Only Courses, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Combatives / Less Lethal, Private Classes (Group / Individual) N/A
Next class: Jun 22
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Pistol Mounted Optics
Basic, Intermediate, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual) Basic
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Private lessons
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Rifle, Shotgun, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Combatives / Less Lethal, Private Classes (Group / Individual) Basic
Next class: May 25
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Solo Behavior Compliant Close Quarters Battle
Intermediate, Advanced, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual) Intermediate
Next class: May 14
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Stop the Bleed
Learn life saving skills...
Women's Only Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual), Stop the Bleed, Medical Other N/A
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Team Behavior Compliant CQB
Intermediate, Advanced, Scenario Based Training, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge) Intermediate
Next class: May 4
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Undercover Operator Covert Carry
Taking concealed carry to the next level
Intermediate, Advanced, Concealed Carry Training Intermediate
Next class: May 11
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Vehicle Dynamics
Intermediate, Advanced, Rifle, Scenario Based Training, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual) Intermediate
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About Reticent Warrior Tactics

Vann Winn (26 years U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Supervisory Special Agent Ret. and 9 years as a Police Officer) is the Founder of Reticent Warrior Tactics, a company dedicated to improving the survival rates of police, military and law abiding citizens who face lethal threats by providing Behavior Compliant Close Quarters Battle (BC/CQB), Firearms and Self-Defense training. Vann is a Federally Certified Firearms Instructor, CQB Tactics/Raids Instructor, Raid Planning Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor, Vehicle Containment/Arrest Instructor, PTT Instructor and an Officer Safety/Survival Speaker. He is also a SWAT Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor and Self-Defense Instructor with years of real-world experience as an operator, trainer and lead instructor. He is also an expert witness and teaches in numerous drug enforcement and raids topics.

Vann has conducted and led hundreds of High-Risk Clandestine Operations as a federal DEA Special Agent, Special Operations Agent and SWAT Operator. He has extensive experience working as an Undercover Drug Agent infiltrating illicit international drug organizations and understands first-hand the dangers involved. He holds a Top-Secret Security Clearance and has conducted Personal Protection Operations for many VIPs from Top Military Generals and Executives to Hollywood Stars.

Vann is also a Martial Arts Instructor who holds a 4th Degree Black Belt in the Mixed Martial Art of Kami Bushi Kai which has its roots in Japanese karate while incorporating aspects of Muay Thai, Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, Aiki Jujitsu, Boxing, Taekwondo and Street Fighting. Vann currently trains in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He has taught Firearms, CQB and Self Defense Tactics for over 20 years to federal, state and local police and the military, as well as select law abiding civilians.

Vann is a lifelong learner who has completed numerous high-level Law Enforcement and Military training courses that complement his operational experience including DEA Tactical/Raids Instructor, DEA Firearms Instructor, DEA Field Training Agent, DEA Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Instructor, SWAT Schools, SRT Courses, Hostage Rescue, Counter-Terrorism Courses, Army Air Assault Course, Helicopter Rappel/Spies Extraction Team, FBI SWAT Explosive Breaching, Street Survival and many more. Vann is the recipient of numerous commendations and awards including the DEA Administrators Award (highest award).

He has also completed numerous courses and conferences on the art of leadership. Vann holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and has conducted a large amount of scholarly research on police tactics, human behavior, learning and stress responses. This Empirically Validated research plays a critical role in the tactics RWT Instructors teach and how they teach them. Vann is a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society, Firearms Trainers Association, National Tactical Officers Association, National Rifle Association, National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.

Vann developed Behavior Compliant Close Quarters Battle (BC/CQB) and Firearms training after years of observing a huge disconnect between training and real-world operations. He saw first-hand that many skills/techniques that are taught on the flat range do not translate well into a compressed CQB environment. Additionally, Vann discovered that most tactics/techniques that have been taught to law enforcement and military personnel for years are not Empirically Validated, go against human behavior and do not take into account the human stress response. BC/CQB was developed to change mindsets, training and ultimately to enhance safety and survivability in deadly force encounters.

 

Courses Taught

Concealed Carry Training, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Rifle, Active Shooter Response Training, In Home Defense Training, Church / Business - Safety / Security, Scenario Based Training, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge), Women's Only Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual), Instructor Training Courses, Instructor Coach Training Courses, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Seminars / Lectures, Combatives / Less Lethal, Stop the Bleed, Specialty Other


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Certifications

Federally Certified Firearms Instructor, Federally Certified CQB Tactics and Raids Instructor, Raid Planning Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor, Vehicle Containment and Arrest Instructor, PTT Instructor, SWAT Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Self-Defense Instructor, Combatives Instructor, Pressure Point Control Tactics Knife Defense, Mixed Weapons Combatives, SPEAR for Law Enforcement, DEA Leadership Program, Associate Degree in Police Science, Bachelor Degree in Public Management/Political Science, Masters Degree in Justice Administration, 4th Degree Black Belt and Martial Arts Instructor, Certified Krav Maga Instructor

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Policies

Cancellation Policy

Please be sure you know and understand our return/refund policy prior to purchasing.

For Students Cancelling:

All courses of live instruction are non-refundable. You can however transfer or defer the training to another date and/or course (one time) within 12 months of your original purchase. The deferment or transfer must be accomplished in writing (email is preferred) five days prior to the start date of the original training. If you choose a different more expensive course, you are simply responsible for the price difference. Students who fail to show up on the day of class without any prior notice or a legitimate emergency may forfeit the above options.

Act of God Clause:

If an Act of God causes the cancellation and/or rescheduling of a course of live instruction, such as an earthquake, flood, lightning storm, hurricane, tornado, mudslide, meteor shower, or other natural disaster, the course will be rescheduled within 90 days of the original course date if possible. If Reticent Warrior Tactics cannot reschedule the course of live instruction within that time frame, students will be give a voucher to attend any course of the same value of their choosing within 12 months from the original course date. 

If a student misses a course of live instruction due to the inability to travel from their location due to an act of God, they will be given a voucher for a future course within 12 months of the original course date.  If there is not a future course scheduled within 12 months, the student’s voucher will be honored until such time that Reticent Warrior Tactics can schedule another or similar course of live instruction.

Reticent Warrior Tactics Cancelling:

In the rare event that Reticent Warrior Tactics must cancel a course of live instruction, students will be notified as soon as possible. Students will be given the option of either a full refund or to move to another course of the same value on a different date.

Other Policy

Any exceptions to the above policies will be considered on a case by case basis and are at the sole discretion of the Reticent Warrior Tactics Training Director or his designee.  If for any reason a student is allowed to cancel, a non-refundable fee of 6 percent will be charged by the merchant company that processes our payments.  Reticent Warrior Tactics reserves the right to ammend these policies at at time without prior notice.

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Waiver

All students must show government issued identification as proof of course eligibility and certify they have not been convicted of a crime that excludes them from owning a firearm.  Students must also sign a liability waiver online or in person prior to the commencement of training.

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Reviews

Fundamental Tactical Rifle and Advanced Tactical Rifle Course

5 stars

From: Jimmy P.

If you are looking for a course that will leave you knowing you are completely confident and prepared mentally, physically and spiritually to take the fight to the enemy, then this is the training group for you.  This is NOT a class that tries to show you who has the biggest stick.  It IS a class that makes you get comfortable in uncomfortable positions and learn different way to win the fight... I went in with 10 years Law Enforcement and 9 years of SWAT and definitely walked away with more confidence and knowledge.  Vann is a very humble leader with a heart for helping us stay safe... and he has the training and plenty of experience to back it up.  Thank you RWT and all of your instructors.

Fundamentals of Tactical Pistol and Fundamentals of Tactical Rifle

5 stars

From: Sal M.

Vann is by far the best instructor I have ever worked with.  I really enjoyed the training and how he squares me away on my bad habits.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
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Fundamentals of Tactical Rifle and Advanced Tactical Rifle with Vehicle Dynamics

5 stars

From: Chief Toby S. Bay St. Louis MS Police Department

As a Chief of Police, I’d like to commend Reticent Warrior Tactics for the training they provided law enforcement officers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Not to mention the experience level and professionalism that is above standard and shared with the students by Vann Winn and the RWT Staff Instructors. Their training curriculum and methods were modernized and practical for Patrol Officer and Advanced Tactical Operators. Their training classes improved Officers’ weapons handling, utilization of situational shooting platforms encountered on duty, increased their speed of target acquisition and enhanced their overall knowledge of the carbine rifle and it’s capabilities in arduous situations. I highly recommend Reticent Warrior Tactics for municipal, state and federal law enforcement training purposes.

Private Lessons and Fundamentals of Tactical Pistol

5 stars

From: Scott S.

Over the course of my career, I have dealt with many firearms instructors and courses.  I can say without hesitation that Vann Winn easily ranks amoung the best. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran, Vann customizes the training to improve your skills.  His "baseline" approach allows him to conform the training to meet your needs, from establishing the fundamentals to refining more advanced skill levels.  I highly recommend Vann for any shooter who wants to get better!

Government Contractor - Foreign Deployed
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