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Defensive Handgun: Level 1

Intermediate - Practical handgun skills

Duration: 1 day (8 hours) of classroom & range



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There are no upcoming classes scheduled for this course.

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This course is designed to introduce shooters to the practical application of shooting.  It is based on reality and the skills you need to effectively deploy a firearm in personal defense.

The 8 hour course will combine classroom presentation with live fire training.  By the end of the day, you will become much more comfortable with your weapon!

Prerequisites: None

Course Difficulty: Beginner

Course Duration: 1 day (8 hours)

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Topics Covered

  • Open vs. concealed carry
  • Shooting fundamentals
  • Advanced malfunction drills
  • Advanced speed reloading drills
  • Strong and off handed shooting 21-foot rule
  • Stress shooting
  • Multiple target engagement
  • Moving target engagement
  • Shooting positions
  • Difference between cover and concealment
  • Tactical considerations
  • Wounded shooter (one-handed reloading and shooting)

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Expectations and Outcomes

All graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion.

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Documentation Requirements

None required.

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  • Semi-automatic handgun – no revolvers
  • 2 magazines (3 preferably)
  • 250 rounds of ammo
  • A quality non collapsing holster, leather or kydex only.
  • Hearing Protection
  • Eye Protection
  • Water
  • Baseball style hat
  • Long pants with pockets
  • Sturdy belt
  • Closed toe shoes (no flip flops or sandals)
  • Crew neck (T-shirt) or button-up shirt (no low-cut neck lines)