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Welcome to YouTactical Nation

In a critical incident, YOU are your own first responder. Are you ready for your defining moment? Here at YouTactical, we train people to develop the skills, proper perspective and mental toughness needed to break through barriers and achieve more than they thought possible.

YouTactical Nation is a community committed to being prepared to overcome and survive during a crisis. We don’t cut corners, we are not victims and we prepare ourselves, so we can be the solution. A solid training foundation instills confidence and confidence empowers us to not only survive a critical incident but thrive in the chaos. Welcome to the YouTactical Nation.

Prepare to protect what you love! Prepare to FIGHT BACK!

What we do

Unfortunately, these days organizations are having to take unprecedented action to combat new threats on their employees and clients. With attacks occurring in churches, restaurants, shopping malls, social events, office locations, and schools the need to develop and train your organization on rapid response, security, and safety is paramount. Dave Acosta can help you unlock your organizations potential with his years of Corporate Consulting and quick reaction training. As a retired police officer, member of SWAT, and personal protection specialist, he brings years of experience that can help your organization develop the capability that you need. Dave provides targeted instruction, consulting, team development, and can even help qualify and re-qualify your team, if required. Dave will also put together a team and support your event by providing security as a complete package.
Join us to learn new, or expand existing skills from firearm safety basics, tactical movement, close quarter battle, personal protection, survival, abduction prevention, emergency medical and much more. Our goal is to make training available in a comfortable, inclusive environment. All Classes are taught personally by Dave Acosta, with support by other trained and experienced experts.
Do you know that kids are happy because they don’t know that there are limits, boundaries or rules? Dave believes that we place too many boundaries and rules on ourselves, and this limits our ability to perform at a level we know we are capable of. He is widely recognized for his ability help elite athletes, professionals, and corporations embrace new perspectives, shift their paradigm, and expand their focus and performance. His innovative approach and passionate commitment have an immediate effect on participants. One of the most common phrases used by participants to describe the impact of Dave’s coaching is “Life changing!”
You may not be comfortable in a hands on class yet, or know someone who doesn’t take their personal defense seriously yet. Or perhaps you just don’t quite know if YouTactical is right for you. Don’t sweat it, as Dave puts on a number of events and seminars (often at no cost) that may give you an opportunity to see what we are all about. These short, informative sessions are packed with a ton of information (No hard sales! Seriously!) and engage the audience with a variety of topics related to emergency response and protection for yourself, your family, organization, or community. Dave also is available for more formal public speaking events as a guest speaker, subject expert, or to participate in forum discussions. Media personnel, please see the About Us page for more information.

Upcoming Classes and Events

To learn more click on the below class title, or go to the “Classes” page.

Intro to Close Quarter Defensive Combat (CQC) - Beginner

Friday June 21st 6pm-9pm     Location:  Draper, UT

Close quarter defensive combat- tactical movement with a personal weapon such as a handgun. Defeating home invasion, room clearing and establishing defensive positions.

*No live amunition will be allowed in this class.

 Payment Info

  • You can use PayPal or Venmo to secure your spot.
  • PayPal is Keygroupsp@gmail.com
  • Venmo is @dave-acosta
  • Text Dave to confirm your reservation. 801 369-1931.

(3hr/0 rounds)

Defensive Handgun (Gunfighter 101) - Intermediate

Saturday June 22st 8am – 11am     Location:  Santaquin, UT

SUBJECTS ADDRESSED

  • Personal Weapon options
  • Ballistics
  • Carry options (tier1 concealed)
  • Dynamics of a gun fight/deadly force encounter
  • Tactical mindset required to win
  • Tactical shooting position/grip/presentation

First 100 rounds

  • Instinctive shooting drills
  • Weak hand combat shooting
  • Mag Changes  

Second 100 rounds

  • Draw to shoot
  • Multiple targets
  • Shoot and move
  • Shooting from cover
  • Critical incident management (seeing the big picture/avoiding tunnel vision)

Requirements

  • 200 rounds of ammunition
  • Hearing protection
  • Eye protection
  • Holster and belt
  • Please dress appropriately and come prepared for the weather. Sunblock, dress in layers, comfortable shoes that will allow you to maintain stable footing in loose/uneven ground.

 Payment Info

  • You can use PayPal or Venmo to secure your spot.
  • PayPal is Keygroupsp@gmail.com
  • Venmo is @dave-acosta
  • Text Dave to confirm your reservation. 801 369-1931.

We will send you a location link on maps

(3hr/200 rounds)

Defensive AR/Carbine - Intermediate

**POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBA**     Location:  Santaquin, UT

Participants must have a basic knowledge of the AR15 including shooting experience.

If your AR is not zeroed, come 30 minutes early and we will help you with that.

Instructors:

  • Dave Acosta – 25 years Tactical Operations and  SWAT Instructor)

Subjects to be addressed:

  • Tactical Shooting Position
  • Mag changes
  • Shooting on the move
  • Mag changes on the move
  • Engaging multiple targets
  • Shooting from cover
  • *This class will also feature a portion on Transition from AR to Handgun. You cannot participate in this portion unless you have a sling on your AR15. No exceptions!

Requirements

  • 200 rounds of ammunition
  • Hearing protection
  • Eye protection
  • Sling
  • Holster and belt for handgun
  • Please dress appropriately and come prepared for the weather. Sunblock, dress in layers, comfortable shoes that will allow you to maintain stable footing in loose/uneven ground.

Payment Info

  • You can use PayPal or Venmo to secure your spot.
  • PayPal is Keygroupsp@gmail.com
  • Venmo is @dave-acosta
  • Text Dave to confirm your reservation. 801 369-1931.

(3hr/200 rounds)