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About Us


The mission of Custom Tactical Services is to provide qualified clients with the practical knowledge and skills to prepare for and successfully resolve close range, short duration, high intensity conflicts.

Custom Tactical Services is about managing personal crisis. Mental Conditioning is the foundation of our learning programs. Supporting safety, manipulation skills and practical marksmanship. Since little of what we do is “instinctive” we strive to train appropriate responses to high risk situations.

Whatever your personal protection needs, CTS can provide you with the training course to meet your goals.

Please contact us with your request, we look forward to fulfilling your training requirements.

Lead Instructor - Steve Hendricks

Steve Hendricks' experience in the area of use of force includes over 40 years as a martial arts instructor, firearms Range Master and certified defensive tactics instructor. A retired Sheriff's Deputy, he has experience as a certified peace officer in California and Colorado serving in patrol, investigations, high risk warrant service, training, VIP protection and supervisor. He spent over seven years in Afghanistan as an instructor and Protective Security Specialist for the U.S. Embassy High Threat Protection Detail. He also spent two years with the U.S. Department of Energy, as their Lead Instructor for Firearms Instructor Certification, at the Central Training Academy. He has been an adjunct Instructor for the prestigious Gunsite Academy since 1991.  Steve is an avid hunter as well as an accomplished national level competitive shooter.

Handgun presentation during Marine Corp foreign weapons class, Afghanistan

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10" M4 with Surefire light.

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Working full auto with the M4, Afghanistan.

Once you have mastered your essential firearms skills, learn to apply them in a variety of environments.  Home Defense, Vehicle Defense, Work Place.

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Billy Smith Lead Firearms Instructor (Contractor) NNSA

I personally have worked with and competitively shot with Steve. He has an amazing sense of tactical approach to real world and competitive shooting. He is technically correct on all facets of gun handling and shooting; as well as tactical planning and execution of said plans. OUTSTSANDING Instructor/Operator!

Troy Arce Vice President of Training at Ashlar Technologies

Steve is one of the most articulate and fundamentally sound firearms instructors I have ever met. He leads by example and always is willing to shoot in front of his students and peers.

Tom Brooks Harris Supervising Embassy security ; Trainer and security in U.S., Africa; Manager.

Steve is a world class firearms instructor. While at Camp Lonestar he voluntarily trained US Marines who were camped with us. Their progress was remarkable. I've trained under Chapman, Awerbuck, and C. Smith. They were certainly good but Steve is the best shooting diagnostician I have seen. Steve is always an even-keeled, respectful gentleman.

C M L.E.O.

I have worked directly with Steve on many occasions. I can say without any reservation that he is very competent, thorough, and to the point. Folks engaging his services should be extremely pleased with the product they receive.

Todd Salmon Owner/Operator at Southern Wildlife Management

I've worked with Steve Hendricks over the past three years. I have known him and shot competitively against him for 10 years. Steve is a world class operator and shooter, and a motivated, top shelf instructor in all things related to firearms.




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Custom Tactical Services

Montrose, CO 81401, US

(970) 275-5226


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