Our Business

Our Border Tactical Training Team was established based on the principle that “you” and you alone are responsible for your personal safety.

Come see us when you are READY to take that responsibility seriously!

We are ready when you are!

The majority of our referrals come from folks just like you, who have taken our courses and appreciate the end result of our professional teaching methods and want their friends and family to have the best training available.

We have been teaching firearms and personal safety awareness courses in New Mexico for more than 20 years.


We have trained more than 1,500 students in our State Approved concealed carry courses.

  • New Mexico Concealed Handgun Carry Certification and Recertification (includes Multi-State recognition)
  • Home Defense Shotgun
  • Tactical Rifle
  • Advanced Tactical Handgun
  • Use of Firearms in Low Light / No Light
  • Safety and Security Tactics for Women
  • Real Estate Agent Personal Safety
  • Residential and Business Threat Assessment & Preparedness
  • Executive/Dignitary Threat Assessment and Preparedness During Travel (conducted one on one ONLY)
  • Basic Introduction to Handguns and Safety with Firearms (open to 14 years old and up).

Who We Are

Tom Townsend, Chief Instructor

“For the last 30 years I have worked as both a member of a law enforcement SWAT Team, a Paramedic, an Emergency Manager and an adult educator and trainer. My experience has taught me that well trained civilians can often prevent violent confrontations and when necessary, safely and effectively respond to protect themselves or others. The ability to WIN in a violent confrontation comes from good, reality based training!”

Our instructors are current or former law enforcement SWAT operators or experienced competitive shooters. We all believe that you have a right to the best training available to give you the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to protect yourself and WIN in a violent confrontation!

There are many other courses being offered, but I believe you should learn from the professionals “who have been there”.