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Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1

Basic - Develop Defensive Shooting skills with what the body does naturally

Duration: 8 hours range time



Michael Rodriguez

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Defensive Shooting Fundamentals - Level 1

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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Expectations and Outcomes

  • Defensive Shooting Level 1 Certificate of Completion

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Basic, Intermediate, Other, Scenario Based Training, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements


  • Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1 eLearning
1) Students sign up for the class with the Certified Instructor (CI)
2) CI directs students to contact USCCA Instructor Support (, 877-577-4800) to purchase student packet
  • Packet cost for each student is $30 (total retail value of $182)
  • Packet includes:
    • DSF Level 1 book (retail value of $35)
    • DSF Level 1 student eLearning (retail value of $147)
    • DSF Level 1 certificate of completion
    • USCCA gives eLearning access to students, via email, within two business days of processing payment Certificates are sent as a PDF via email to the DSFL1 CI after the roster has been submitted. It is the CIs responsibility to print and distribute the certificates to their students after successful class completion.

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  • Handgun
  • 3 magazines
  • Ammunition - 400 Rounds
  • Eye & Ear Protection
  • Holster
  • Range Bag
  • Speed Loader
  • Brimmed Hat
  • Close-toed Shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Thick Belt
  • Long Pants
  • Lunch
  • Pen & Notebook

  • Water / Beverage
  • Targets