​The Tactical Playground is a veteran and family-owned, private outdoor shooting range and training facility. Rural setting close to big city amenities.

​Safe, Efficient, and Effective defensive training and outdoor adventures!

Warriors Above All Else refers to attitude, skill set, mindset, respect, lifestyle, and mentality across trainings; calm under pressure, building confidence and knowing our self-worth.  We teach self-defense tactics,  traits and skills that work toward a “warriors above all else” mindset.  This philosophy applies to all aspects of Silent Dawn Tactical. ​​

Whether you are:

  • An experienced shooter with military or law enforcement training and want additional  weapons training, survival skills or outdoor range time;
  • An armed civilian looking for tactical training combined with real-world self-defense scenarios;
  • A private citizen new to firearms wanting to learn the proper skills the right way — the first time; or
  • An individual wanting a level of training that surpasses what you’ve received from your local gun range.
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Real-world training & application:

No competitive static point & shoot here
  • We teach tactical shooting and self-defense for real-world application.
  • Private 1-2 hour coaching lessons are available to improve specific shooting and self-defense skills.
  • No matter your experience level, our training will make you better, safer and more confident in your abilities.
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Outdoor Adventures & Skill Building:

Offering weapons-free Outdoor Adventures at the Tactical Playground,
  • Dads looking for a family-focused weekend experience to share with your kid(s); or
  • a Youth Organization seeking an adventure-based weekend in a rustic setting.
  • Parents & Caregivers who have loved ones with disabilities and/or chronic illness interested in an outdoor respite designed to provide rest and rejuvenation.

Whether you are:

  • An experienced shooter with military or law enforcement training and want additional  weapons training, survival skills or outdoor range time;
  • An armed civilian looking for tactical training combined with real-world self-defense scenarios;
  • A private citizen new to firearms wanting to learn the proper skills the right way — the first time; or
  • An individual wanting a level of training that surpasses what you’ve received from your local gun range.
*

Real-world training & application:

No competitive static point & shoot here
  • We teach tactical shooting and self-defense for real-world application.
  • Private 1-2 hour coaching lessons are available to improve specific shooting and self-defense skills.
  • No matter your experience level, our training will make you better, safer and more confident in your abilities.
*

Outdoor Adventures & Skill Building:

Offering weapons-free Outdoor Adventures at the Tactical Playground, Quercus Grove Road, Hamel, Illinois:
  • Dads looking for a family-focused weekend experience to share with your kid(s); or
  • a Youth Organization seeking an adventure-based weekend in a rustic setting.
  • Parents & Caregivers who have loved ones with disabilities and/or chronic illness interested in an outdoor respite designed to provide rest and rejuvenation.

Learning to shoot a gun is an important step toward being prepared, but practicing regularly with the gun you carry every day is what makes you a better protector.

CONTACT US

To find out more about Silent Dawn Tactical and the courses / outdoor adventures we provide.
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