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Defensive Pistol 1


Duration: 7 Hours



Erica & Russell Brown

Instructor Bio

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There are no upcoming classes scheduled for this course.

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The primary goal of this course is to start developing basic defensive pistol techniques, the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to a surviving a lethal threat or confrontation.  This course uses a combination of dry fire and live fire drills and covers failure/malfunctions, unconventional shooting positions, conceal vs cover and more. 

Course Fee: $150.00
Range Fee: $20.00 paid directly to the range

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Topics Covered

Topics Include:

  • Firearms and Range Safety Review
  • Holster Review
  • Reloads Review
  • Malfunctions Review
  • Ready Positions From the Holster
  • Shooting From Retention
  • Target Transitions
  • Engaging Multiple Targets
  • Conceal vs Cover
  • Shooting from Unconventional Positions 
  • Shooting and Moving

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Advanced, Intermediate

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Students in this class must understand how their gun functions and be able to load, unload and show clear, and have some formal training drawing from a holster, while always following the fundamental safety rules.

Required Equipment: 

  • Semi Automatic Pistol
  • Minimum of 2 Magazines
  • Sturdy Gun Belt
  • OWB Belt Mounted Holster *perfered*
    • For safety reasons bra holsters, bag holsters (Ukoala Bag and like systems), soft side collapsible holsters, cross draw, Serpa, ankle, off-body and behind-the-back holsters are NOT allowed.
  • IWB Belt Mounted Holster, carried open (not from concealment)
    • Enigma holster systems are allowed, however you must be able to use it in an open carry method. 
    • You must be able to safely tuck your shirt behind your IWB holster in a manner that does not interfere with safely drawing and holstering, we are not working from concealment.
  • At least 1 Magazine Holster or Pouch
  • AR-15 Type Rifle
  • Shooting Rated Eye and Hearing Protection
  • 300 Rounds of Factory New Ammunition
    • Reloaded ammunition is not allowed
  • Crew Neck Shirt
    • No low cut tops allowed
  • Close-Toe Shoes
  • Lunch, Snacks and Hydration (both Water AND Electrolytes)
  • Additional personal comfort items:
    • Sunscreen
    • Bug spray