Defensive Handgun


Cost: $150 ($20 range fee paid to the range)

Course Length: 6-8 hours                                                                                

2018 Dates: 

  • 06 May 2018
  • 03 June 2018
  • 26 August 2018

“Defensive Handgun” is a class that focuses on practical and defensive based skills crucial to fighting with a handgun. Upon completion, the student will have a better understanding of defensive techniques such as one-handed shooting, non-standard shooting positions and the use of cover, all while being held to a high degree of accuracy and maintaining safe firearms handling.

This is an intermediate level class, therefore successful completion of “Structural Handgun” or equivalent (please email for details) is a prerequisite.

Topics Covered

  • Fundamental Overview
  • Draw and Presentation
  • Reloading Techniques
  • Stoppage Identification and Resolution
  • Multiple Target Engagements
  • One-Handed Shooting Techniques
  • Alternate Shooting Positions
  • Use of Cover
  • Shooting While Moving

*Additional Discussions may include:

  • Single-handed reloads and malfunction clearances
  • Personal continuation of training

Skills in context

Equipment Required

  • Practical and reliable Defensive Handgun with at least 3 magazines (more if your magazines hold less than 10rds)
  • Rigid and safe holster  (Designed specifically for students firearm, fully covers the trigger guard.) Outside the waistband (OWB) or Appendix Inside the waistband (AIWB) only.
  • Magazine carriers
  • Belt suitable for supporting the weight of firearm and magazines
  • Minimum of 300rds of ammunition (350 recommended)
  • Eye and Ear Protection
  • Water source for 6-8 hours


  • Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, rigid footwear, drinks and snacks, folding chair, notepad, and pen

What to Expect

  • Training outside, being on your feet for 8 hours
  • Moderate physical activity
  • In-depth discussions covering relevant topics
  • Self and group evaluation in a “Willing to learn” environment


Student must successfully complete “Basic Handgun” or equivalent (email for details)

Safety and risk mitigation is our main priority on the range!

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