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2 Day Defensive Pistol Level 1

Basic - New, returning shooters, learn the fundamentals of defensive pistol from the ground up

Duration: 3 Hour Classroom, 3-4 Hours of Range time



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From the basics of gun safety, then to stance, grip, sight alignment, trigger control, and follow through to presentation from the holster, multile shots on target and combat reloads.  Shooters can expect to develop a solid foundation of defensive pistol with an introduction to intuitive defensive shooting and cognitive loading with practical pistol skills.

Session 1 - Classroom will be held at the BCKM/IDS office at Chinden and Eagle Road in Eagle ID.  Classes are typically scheduled for Friday afternoons/evenings or Saturday Morning.

Session 2 - Range day will be scheduled on subsequent Saturday, or Sunday depending on range availability and class participation. 

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Basic, Intermediate, Concealed Carry Training, NRA Courses, Scenario Based Training, Women's Only Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Please provide confirmation that you have tghe required equipment for the class.  Please confirm via email at least 72 hours prior to the start of the class.  Safety is our primary concern and we must ensure that all firearms, and gear meet the standards of performance required.

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Bring your defensive pistol and ammunition, a holster or case, magazines, sturdy belt, ball cap, eye protection, ear protection, water and snacks.  Expect to shoot a lot - bring 250-300 rounds of your favorite target ammunition.  Dress for the weather and safety.  Close toe shoes required, hiking boots, or tactical shoes/boots preferred.

This is a defensive pistol class, defensive caliber firarms required.  9MM or higher caliber.  If you are bringing a revolver, please notify the instructor in advance of the class.  No cowboy action pistols allowed.  

We recommend the following types of gear:

  • Kydex Outside of the waistband holster - no mechanical restains (Blackhawk Serpa II holsters are not allowed)
  • Kydex mag pouches
  • 3 Magazines
  • 1-1.5" sturdy belt
We do have firearms, and equipment to rent for the class.  Availability is based on first come first serve basis.  Rental Firearms are Glock or similar modern stryker fire pistols, with appropriate holster, magazines, mag pouches.  Students are required to supply their personal protection gear, and belts.