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Artemis Defense Institute

11 Spectrum Pointe Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2242
+1 949-305-6586
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Lots of fun

Done this twice, once with a friend and again with my wife. The guns they use, powered by air... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
DaveJmr
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Irvine, California
...aim and fire!

Nice people with a pro fire arm agenda. Competent instruction. Fun pretending to shoot...whatever... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
iamgodot123
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Irvine, California
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Once only available to law enforcement and military agencies, the Artemis Defense Institute (ADI) has partnered with VirTra to be the first in Southern CA to offer the most advanced simulator firearms training available to civilians. Although, nothing replaces live fire practice, use of the best judgemental-use-of-force training tools; the Virtra 100, VirTra 180 and the VirTra 300 along with the curriculum developed specifically for ADI, individual training is as real as it gets! Training is available to the beginner as well as the most seasoned shooter. Presence of mind, mental agility, verbal skills and less than lethal options in addition to deadly force training are available. Artemis Defense Institute is open to the general public with a great deal of flexibility and programming available to suit any training need and budget. Whether you are interested in just seeing what we have available or committing to a long term training program, there is something here for everyone. Take a look at the various programs available for you!
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11 Spectrum Pointe Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2242
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+1 949-305-6586
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Done this twice, once with a friend and again with my wife. The guns they use, powered by air cylinders are real guns and after a warm up on a flat screen and 180 degree we moved to the 270. At first I was convinced...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Nice people with a pro fire arm agenda. Competent instruction. Fun pretending to shoot...whatever is up on the screen. Nice way to "get off frustration" with a big bang.

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Reviewed April 10, 2017

I attended Ladies' Night event with other ladies from a Meetup group. They had some refreshments (chips, cookies, veggie sticks, etc.) to enjoy before it started. The guest speaker that night was a female officer who shared her stories which were very intriguing. We then...More

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Reviewed November 16, 2016

This is a great place to come if you want to gain better insight into your shooting and firearm handling skills. The instructors are attentive and non-judgemental, they give you great recommended advice based on what they are seeing you do. I just took a...More

Thank Tomer K
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

Took the 1,2,3 Pistol training course and also a one on one private training on the VirTra 300. Both excellent courses conducted by trained professionals with years of experience. This is definitely a must for someone that is serious about defense training.

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Reviewed May 28, 2016

First time my husband and I visited this place was through a deal from Groupon. We are totally hooked on it. The trainers are top notch and training environment is superb.

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Reviewed January 14, 2016

Artemis is a great place to come to and train in simulated scenarios as well as work on fundamentals of shooting and marksmanship. Been coming here for a couple months now and its a great experience everytime. training is critical if you plan on defending...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great place to learn how to handle a weapon and how to prepare for a gun fight. Much much better than I expected. An eye-opener.

Thank JimBothwell
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Reviewed October 2, 2015

This was an awesome experience and I would do it again (and again)! If you get the opportunity to get "wired up" so you know when you are hit, it adds more realism to the situations. Great place to have a party as well!

Thank Patricia S
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Reviewed August 5, 2015

If you own a firearm this training is for you. This was some of the most fun I've had shooting in a while.The Artemis staff are freindly and knowledgeable. Scenarios are challenging, thought provoking and tailored to your skill level.You will be place in a...More

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Jishnu K
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No. There are no age restrictions. It is important that the child is able to hold the firearm on their own. The scenarios are quite colorful in language as well as visual. Individuals under the age of 18 must be... More
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