Frequently Asked Questions

What are Simunitions?

Non-lethal paint tipped ammunition designed to provide the most realistic training possible so that individuals can engage in experience building and ultimately lifesaving exercises. This ammunition is used with real firearms that have been fully converted for Simunition usage. **Absolutely no live ammunition and personal firearms are allowed in the facility at any time**

Why should I train at Castle Defense?

All of our instructors are certified in numerous firearms organizations (NRA, Sig Sauer, Simunitions, etc.) in order to provide the best force-on-force and scenario-based training in the East TN area. We offer a wide range of beginner to advanced level courses to help any shooter improve their reactions under pressure.

What should I bring with me?

Shoot House & Virtual Training Courses - All participants must wear long pants with a belt, closed toe shoes, and a long-sleeve shirt. Please avoid wearing low cut shirts as we would like to avoid potential burns and injuries. All protective equipment is part of the course fee.

F³ Courses - All participants must where athletic clothes for mobility and closed toe shoes.

Is there an age requirement?

Shoot House & Virtual Training Courses - You must be 16 years or older to enter the firearms training area. If you are under the age of 18 you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

F³ Courses - Castle kids course are ages 6-15 and adult course are age 16 and up.

What physical condition should I be in?

As long as your doctor has cleared you for physical activity, you are welcome to participate in any of the courses or activities offered.