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Artemis Defense Institute

11 Spectrum Pointe Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2242
+1 949-305-6586
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...aim and fire!

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

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Irvine, California
Good introduction to guns

I attended Ladies' Night event with other ladies from a Meetup group. They had some refreshments... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Irvine, CA
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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 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
11 Spectrum Pointe Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2242
+1 949-305-6586
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Reviewed 6 September 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.

Thank iamgodot123
Reviewed 10 April 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

Thank mamayafa
Reviewed 16 November 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
Reviewed 29 October 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.

Thank adrianausa
Reviewed 28 May 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.

Thank adrianausa
Reviewed 14 January 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

Thank Dooz85
Reviewed 27 October 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
Reviewed 2 October 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
Reviewed 6 August 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

Thank AlbertB_949
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Beginners, experienced, advanced, this place offers something for every level. "Shooting" a modified .22 Glock pistol with CO2 at targets and hostage scenarios. Training is very thorough and complete, staff is very experienced, and the costs are not to high for the level of training...More

Thank Donald R
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Jishnu K
22 May 2015|
Response from ArtemisLakeForest | Property representative |
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