40 hr. Comprehensive Defensive Handgun Course

Families with firearms

We believe that learning to use a firearm for personal protection is the fastest and most expedient way of gaining skill to protect oneself. It is the great equalizer. We have a handgun training program that will teach you everything necessary to use the firearm for self defense.

While it is the fastest way, it still demands time and a training program to accomplish this goal.

This course is for anyone, beginner or experienced who wants to become proficient and gain a comprehensive understanding of the handgun for defensive purposes. Course is 40 hours of training meeting once a week.

A free evaluation is required prior to the first class to ensure your equipment is safe and that you have everything necessary for the course. Contact us to schedule.

Required equipment: your own pistol, IWB or OWB hard holster made for that pistol and for wear on the hip (3/4 o’clock) on the belt (kydex or approved leather), snap caps, gun belt, electronic ear protection, eye protection, approx. 700 rounds ammo.

Handgun training will provide you with skills and knowledge to protect yourself and your family.


What You’ll Learn

We teach from structured curriculum developed from our experience. This adds consistency to content and quality. We are flexible and maintain the ability to adapt to the learning styles and experience levels of each student.

Safety Training

  • Basic Safety Rules
  • Equipment and Modes of Carry
  • Safety Manipulation Training
  • Loading and Unloading Manipulation
  • Press Check Manipulation

Dry Firing Drills

  • Sight Alignment Exercises
  • Sight Picture Exercises
  • Trigger Control Exercises
  • Low Ready Position
  • Pistol Presentation (Drawing the Pistol)
  • Magazine Change #1
  • Immediate Action Drill for Malfunction #1
  • Magazine Change #2
  • Immediate Action Drill for Malfunction #2
  • Introduce Shooting Position #2
  • Introduce Shooting Position #3
  • Drawing from Concealed
  • How to Search and Clear
  • Harries Flashlight Technique (low-light/no-light scenarios)
  • Moving with the Pistol / Footwork
  • Drawing and Moving
  • Throughout the course of training there will be regular review and repetitive practice of skills learned

Live Fire Days

  • Basic Drills – put into action the skills learned and practiced during dry-fire
  • Incorporate Recharging Drills / Magazine Changes
  • Immediate Action Drills / Malfunction Drills 
  • Practice New Shooting Positions 
  • Drawing from Concealed
  • Incorporating Search and Clear concepts
  • Harries Flashlight Technique (low-light/no-light scenarios)
  • Incorporate Moving with the Pistol
  • Drawing and Moving
  • Understanding your strong points
  • Discovering your weaknesses – make corrections and note areas for additional focus during dry-fire training

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