(805) 748-7176

Steve Odom – Instructor


Odom is a former infantry Marine. He has worked for a central California law enforcement agency for over 20 years. He is currently the Department's Senior Range Master. He has served as a Firearms Instructor for over 17 years and has developed numerous firearms courses and policies for his department. He served on the Department S.W.A.T. Team as the Entry Team Leader and is currently a tean Segeant.  Sgt. Odom is also the lead firearms instructor at the Allan Hancock Law Enforcement Academy. He is an adjunct instructor at the "California Specialized Training Institute” were he teaches the “Advanced Officer Safety and Tactics Course,” and Anti -terrorism courses. Sgt. Odom is P.O.S.T. certified to teach just about every "use of force" discipline and weapons system used in modern law enforcement.

Sgt. Odom is a P.O.S.T. certified Arrest and Control Instructor (under the L.A.P.D. system), an Impact Weapons Instructor, a "less- lethal" Munitions Instructor, an "Active Shooter Response Instructor" and a Simmunitions "Force on Force Scenario" Instructor. He is P.O.S.T. certified to teach handgun, shotgun, patrol rifle and sub-gun. He is also a factory certified armorer for Colt , Glock and Sig-Sauer.

Sgt. Odom frequently lectures on the "Combat Mindset" for various organizations and agencies, to include the "California Specialized Training Institute” , the California Narcotics Officers Association and the California Highway Patrol. His material is also used for the California Department of Corrections basic academy.

Sgt. Odom also has a strong background in Martial Arts to include Western Boxing, Muay Thai, Submission Wrestling, and Krav Maga. He has competed in numerous amateur fights.

Sgt. Odom  received the "Superintendants Award for Excellence" from California State Parks and  is the recipient of the "Navy and Marine Corps Medal" for heroism.


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September 16-18, 2016

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A limited amount of handguns are available to rent for courses. The cost is $50.00 per day. All rentals are for onsite use only.

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Private Group Courses

If you would like to take an established course privately we will conduct the class if you can get together six or more students.

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Private Customized Training

We will also do customized private training to suit your needs for $ 200.00 per hour (4 hour minimum/ 4 student maximum).

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From Our Clients

"Just attended the January class taught by STR. Great day 1 review of the basic fundamentals of shooting. Day 2, we built from there with wounded drills, team movement, and a great Combat Mindset lecture! Day 3....we hit the gym for an intro to Grav and applied what we had learned in force on force. Excellent venue and top notch instruction...right here on the Central Coast!"
– Douglas Scotto


Tactical Handgun Course

This intensive 24-hour course is intended for the law enforcement officer/military member who carries a handgun on duty.

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Basic Handgun Course

Now Available! This is an 8-hour course designed for the new shooter. In this course you will learn firearms safety, nomenclature and gun handling.

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Spartan Training Resources
7343 El Camino Real # 247
Atascadero, California 93422

Tel: 805.748.7176
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