WELCOME to 77ALPHA

TRAINING AND MINDSET DEVELOPMENT AT A FOUNDATIONAL LEVEL!
WHEN ALL YOU HAVE IS YOURSELF, YOUR MIND, AND TRAINING TO SURVIVE THE ENCOUNTER!

    

A PROBLEM CANNOT BE SOLVED WITH THE SAME MINSET THAT CREATED IT!

CHURCH SECURITY TRAINING

CHURCH SECURITY TRAINING

BEING PROACTIVE IS THE KEY TO SURVIVING A VIOLENT ENCOUNTER. RECOGNIZING BEHAVIORAL CUES AND BODY LANGUAGE CAN GIVE YOU THE UPPER HAND AND HELP YOU STAY ALIVE AND GET TO SAFETY!

CAMPUS SAFETY TRAINING

CAMPUS SAFETY TRAINING

PERSONAL SECURITY IS JUST THAT. CAMPUS SAFETY IS EVERYBODY'S RESPONSIBILITY! SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING! IT REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE.

TACTICS AND THEORY

TACTICS AND THEORY

FIREARMS... EDGED WEAPON DEFENSE... PEPPER SPRAY... BATON/HANDCUFFING... TACTICAL ILLUMINATION... CONDUCTIVE ENERGY WEAPONS...

MINDSET DEVELOPMENT

MINDSET DEVELOPMENT

WE DO NOT RISE TO THE OCCASION, WE ALWAYS FALL BACK TO OUR HIGHEST LEVEL OF PREPARATION! PREPARE THE MIND AND THE BODY WILL FOLLOW.

GEAR

GEAR

CHOOSING THE RIGHT GEAR AND EQUIPMENT IS CRITICAL IF AND WHEN THE NEED ARRISES AND YOU NEED TO USE IT. HAVING THE TOOLS IS NOT ENOUGH, YOU MUST KNOW HOW TO USE THOSE TOOLS EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY.

TEAM

RAY JOHNSON

RAY JOHNSON

OWNER/CEO

RAY IS THE FOUNDER OF 77ALPHA. HIS VISION IS TO EQUIP ALL WHO WISH TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIER OWN SECURITY AND WELL BEING.

VANESSA JOHNSON

VANESSA JOHNSON

EVENTS/LEGAL MANAGER

VANESSA HAS 19 YEARS AS AN ACTIVE ATTORNEY. SHE STUDIES AND TEACHES THE LEGAL ASPECTS TO CARRYING A FIREARM IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

ABOUT

Biography

30 years ago Ray enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. The military provided me with extensive experience while I served as a nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare instructor. While in the military I also served in the Middle East during Desert Storm/Desert Shield. I credit the military with providing me with my high level of professionalism, diligence, dedication and drive for excellence. Since leaving the military, I continued my training and education in topics such as, but not limited to, personal protection, anti-terrorism, counter-terrorism, bomb threat assessment, executive protection advanced tactics and multiple FEMA courses. Such training has allowed me to provide professional services to individuals, companies, churches and ministries in the area of executive protection, security and as a firearms instructor. Currently, I work as a firearms instructor and provide corporate security, training in firearms tactics and safety, personal protection, threat assessment and mitigation. This training and education has provided me with a combat mindset and a heightened awareness of my surroundings which has caused an ability to quickly recognize and assess dangerous situations. I am also proficient in multiple weapon systems that includes, but is not limited to, the AR15/M16/SR25 platforms and various secondary defensive weapons, including handguns, shotguns and edged weapons.

Personal Info

  •   +863-397-7772
  •   Tampa, Florida
  •   ray@77alpha.com

TESTIMONIALS

"I recently participated in the firearms safety arms class through 77Alpha and I have to say it was by far the best experience. For many years I have contemplated getting my concealed weapons permit and when I heard they were offering a course at a local church I felt comforted this was the right time. Ray and his wife Vanessa are wonderful instructors! They have a special gift to make people comfortable and in good hands. Handling a gun has always been a fear of mine. However, the farther along into the class we went, the more at ease I felt. I highly recommend taking this class even if you decide owning a gun is not for you. Learning how to handle one is essential."

Janice Martin

Realtor Sarasota, FL God bless
“What I loved about Ray’s class was the professional atmosphere, open dialogue, and wealth of knowledge that he offered regarding owning a concealed weapon. Although I am licensed, I would take his class again, just to gain new information - because I know that he is always studying to give his students the latest information about gun laws and gun safety.”

Constance Blaize-Shorter

Editor-in-Chief of Blaize Dance & Fitness Magazine
I recently attended a security conference put on by Ray and Vanessa of 77alpha. Having been to many such conferences I can say that the material was current and top tier. The team at 77alpha create an excellent learning environment for all levels to come and hone their skills and increase their knowledge base. The speakers were knowledgeable and very engaging, holding everyone's attention throughout the entire time. I highly recommend 77alpha's conference for anyone in the security field or those looking to understand the new normal.

Chris Seymour

Security Team Leader
"I was notified by church leadership of a security seminar, that may be of interest, as I pushed the elders to improve the security of this small church. Great up to claim that there now stands an established security program. First off I gotta say that Ray and Vanessa Johnson are a blessing with providing security training and overall awareness. Ray with real world experience, and Vanessa's experience in law are a great duo for the program. I personally came away with a better understanding of gun laws and the reminder of the ongoing threat to the church as a whole. Although I went into the seminar with the mindset that this was probably going to be another one of those seminars where they push a product, because nothing is free. I feel confident in saying I came away with a better understanding of behaviors related to postures of evil intent. My background comes from a long tenure in the military and civil service alike. I have had exposure to some harsh environments and austere conditions, that resulted in a positive influence on the host country. While bringing most out in one piece, and I have no one to thank other than the Lord Himself."

Troy Furman

"Blessed be the Lord my strength which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight."
“Having taken over 100 people through Situational Awareness classes, I wanted my current group to go through training in Situational Awareness with someone else leading it. We signed up for the two classes: Recognizing Violent Behavior and the Florida Concealed Weapons Permit. Let me tell you, Ray and Vanessa Johnson from 77Alpha really have an invaluable approach because of elite experienced, detailed and advanced training, and education in law that REALLY raise them above the rest! I have attended many trainings and educational courses in Situational Awareness, firearms, hostage training and executive protection, etc, but this one . . . let me just say, if you paid top dollar for this training, you would still be getting a value!”

Richard Fowler

Head of Life Church Safety Team

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