Program teaches Hoosiers defense tactics with FBI techniques

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 5, 2015) -- Want to learn how to defend yourself through a program that the FBI and other government agencies use? It's a dream that one Hoosier has made a reality and it's the only one of its kind in Indiana.

The man behind the program is a former Navy SEAL who defended our country and now is teaching you how to defend yourself.

"Indiana doesn't require any kind of training for that firearms carry permit, which lends itself to potential problems, right? So yeah, it feels really good knowing that we can bring people in here and truly make them competent with the use of that weapon," said Jesse Barnett, owner of Poseidon Experience in Indianapolis.

You get to use real assault rifles, shotguns and pistols, they just don't have any bullets in them so there is an element of safety. They use refillable carbon dioxide cartridges instead.

"The type of training you can receive is obviously a higher level because it eliminates that risk of death or serious bodily injury," Barnett said.

"When fired, it really does feel like you're firing bullets."

Barnett brought his sons in, as well as two people who wanted to learn how to protect themselves. He taught FOX59's Eric Levy how to hold a shotgun and fire it. He uses the Milo Range system, something the FBI and other government agencies use to teach their people.

Barnett spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy--15 as a SEAL--but always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur.

"I explored a couple of different things, developed some products, have a couple of provisional patents," he said.

He decided this is the business to go in to, so he can help Charles Ogborn protect himself.

"To have that kind of training and an actual Navy SEAL, I mean, how cool is that," Ogborn said.

Even though it is not a live fire range, Barnett has the same rules in place as if it were one. For more information on Poseidon Experience, click here.

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