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Intro To Defensive Pistol Shooting Fundamentals

Intermediate - Ask yourself - Are you prepared to use your firearm properly and effectively in a defensive situation??

Duration: 2 hours classroom, 4 hours range



Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now September 30 Saturday
Parma, OH
1 - 10 Students 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Candy Petticord Space Available target icon


Many people think that fast, accurate, and effective shooters have some sort of secret sauce that magically provides them with their phenomenal firearm skills. Well, news flash - There is no secret sauce and no new and improved method to ensure that your rounds will be effective and fast.

Whether they are speed or competition shooters, law enforcement, military, or simply awesome average Joes or Janes, effective shooters have one thing in common – They have mastered the foundations of shooting and are able to apply them consistently, effectively, and quickly.

Ask yourself - Are you prepared to use your firearm properly and effectively in a defensive situation?? If you're not sure, how can you find out BEFORE your skills are called into question?? You can begin by attending this Introduction To Defensive Shooting Fundamentals training!!

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Topics Covered

The USCCA's Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals series consists of three separate firearm training courses which build upon each other. This series of training modules provides a welcoming, knowledgeable, and supportive instructional environment for women who are new to firearms, who wish to refresh their skills, or who wish to advance into defensive firearm training.

In this third and final module of the USCCA’s “Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals” series, returning students will revisit the foundations of handgun safety and firearm basics including the 4 Universal Safety Rules and we will develop and build on shooting fundamental skills.

In the classroom we will cover mindset, use of force, cover vs. concealment, using voice commands, marksmanship vs. defensive shooting, drawing your firearm from various positions & locations, the importance of practicing with a purpose, and being armed with children.

On the live-fire range, we will revisit properly addressing firearm malfunctions and introduce drawing from the holster, shooting on the move, using cover, shooting from retention, shooting from unconventional positions, and acquiring and maintaining the proper mindset for self-defense with a firearm.

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Expectations and Outcomes

Each student who successfully completes this course will receive a Certificate of Completion from Northpointe Training, LLC.

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Advanced, Intermediate, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Please bring a current, unexpired Ohio Driver License or CCW/CHL to class.

The instructor requires a copy of your Government Issued ID once you register.

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Modern defensive pistol

Holster (OWB, IWB, Appendix) - no shoulder, cross draw, Serpa, or middle-of-back styles

At least three (3) magazines

Mag pouch

Sturdy gun belt - Please understand this is NOT a Sunday-go-to-meeting belt. This is a rugged belt designed to support the weight of a firearm, a holster, and other carry accessories

Ammo: 250 rounds

ELECTRONIC hearing protection - Students must be able to clearly hear and understand instructors/instructions during this training 

Eye protection

Appropriate range clothing - No low-cut shirts or open-toed shoes, etc.

Billed hat or ball cap

Lunch (if desired), snacks, and hydration

     A Positive Attitude!! 😊