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USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundementals

Basic - The handgun shooting skills you need to save your life.

Duration: 8 hours, range time.



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Defensive Shooting Fundamentals will guide you through the steps you’ll need to take to go from just sending rounds downrange to actually training in specific, tested methods of armed self-defense. From stance to grip to physical shooting technique, Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1 will help you hone the edge on your inner warrior expert. You’ll get your body working with your gun instead of against it, you’ll learn which intuitive skills work best with what your body will naturally do while under stress in a combat situation, and you’ll learn to apply this information simply and effectively – regardless of your skill level.

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Topics Covered

Students shall learn holster draw, reloads, malfunction clearance, shooting on the move, combat focus sight picture, the balance of speed and precision while defensively shooting.

DSF students are given the unique headstart of completing the online module before class. This enables the student to understand the DSF class safety, vocabulary, and a preview of some of the techniques that they’ll be learning while at the range. This online learning opens this otherwise advances shooting class to the beginner shooter. An additional $30 purchase is needed for this class, paid directly to the USCCA for eLearning and Textbook Sold Separately. Details will be sent in your confirmation email.

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Expectations and Outcomes

Certifications shall be provided to students who first complete the online E-learning module and then demonstrate safety and improvement while on the range. 

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Advanced, Basic, Intermediate, Specialty Other, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Students will be asked for an offical government identification before being issued their certificates of completeion. 

The instructor requires a copy of your Government Issued ID once you register.

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  • Handgun
  • Revolver
  • Ammunition - 500
  • Extra Magazines - 2
  • Magazine Pouch - 1
  • Eye & Ear Protection
  • Holster
  • Range Bag
  • Brimmed Hat
  • Close-toed Shoes
  • Rain Gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Thick Belt
  • Water / Beverage
  • Lunch
  • Pen & Notebook