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Defensive Handgun 1


Duration: 1 day



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Defensive Handgun 1: This one-day course is a foundational course for application of the handgun in a defensive encounter. It includes fundamentals of defensive handgun marksmanship, incorporating various drills to aid in skill progression, presentation/drawstroke from holster, reloads and malfunction clearance under stress and lateral movement in a defensive encounter. 300 rounds are required for this course. Prerequisite: None (student should have ability to safely operate his or her handgun) $150 (includes range fee)

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Documentation Requirements

  • A current LTC or other state CCW permit
  • Active or retired LEO credentials
  • Active or reserve military ID
  • letter of no criminal history from local law enforcement agency along with copy of state drivers license/ID
(one of the above must be provided prior to class)

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  • Serviceable handgun in at least .380 ACP
  • A minimum of three magazines 
  • 300 rounds of factory training ammunition (no armor piercing)
  • Quality kydex or boltaron OWB holster (leather is fine as long as mouth of holster is rigid/doesn't collapse) NO SERPA HOLSTERS, NO PADDLE HOLSTERS. Must be worn at 3 oclock (right handed shooter) or 9 oclock(left handed shooter)  
  • At least one spare magazine pouch and quality belt 
  • Eye and ear protection (electronic earpro is preferable) 
  • Attire suitable for range wear/closed toe shoes
  • Food, snacks and hydration to sustain one's self in a day long pistol class
  • Camp chair for breaks
  • Note taking material if desired
  • IFAK/Trauma kit if you have one (as you should)