Defensive Handgun Courses

Defensive Handgun Level 1

This course is designed to introduce shooters to the practical application of shooting.  It is based on reality and the skills you need to effectively deploy a firearm in personal defense.

The 8 hour course will combine classroom presentation with live fire training.  By the end of the day, you will become much more comfortable with your weapon!

Topics include:

  • Use of Force
  • Combat Mindset
  • Responsible Firearm Ownership
  • Safety Firearm Rules
  • Weapon Selection
  • Ammo Selection
  • Concealment Methods
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Shooting Positions
  • Weapon Reloads
  • Weapon Malfunction Clearance
  • Scanning After Shooting
  • Two-handed Shooting
  • One-Handed Shooting
  • Principles of Neutralizing a Threat
  • Cover / Concealment
  • Basic Weapon Retention
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Recoil Management
  • Moving & Shooting
  • Practical Shooting Exercises

Required Equipment:

  • Semi-automatic handgun – no revolvers
  • 3 magazines
  • 400 rounds of ammo
  • A quality non collapsing holster, leather or kydex only.
  • Hearing Protection
  • Eye Protection
  • Water
  • Baseball style hat
  • Long pants with pockets
  • Sturdy belt
  • Closed toe shoes (no flip flops or sandals)
  • Crew neck (T-shirt) or button-up shirt (no low-cut neck lines)

Prerequisites: None

Course Difficulty: Beginner

Course Duration: 1 day (8 hours)

All graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Upcoming Classes

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