Ministry of Defense

Jim Higginbotham giving students instructions on vital target areas.

The M.O.D. event (Ministry of Defense) is a monthly event where we practice defensive handgun skills with our founders, Eric Dean and Jim Higginbotham.

This event is informal and enjoyed by all, welcoming both the seasoned and the new shooter. Together, we will practice skills that will aid you in surviving a lethal encounter. Many of the training concepts will flow over from our traditional courses, so this monthly training is also a great refresher and practice for those who may have already had some training at AIM.

One of our regular students demonstrating a good reload. 


  • Defensive handgun (any caliber permitted)
  • 150 rounds of ammunition
  • Holster
  • 2 or more magazines
  • Hearing protection
  • Eye protection


  • Proper clothing (we train rain or shine)
  • Sunblock
  • Water


$15 per person (non-member of AIM), $10 per AIM Member, paid at the range during registration.