The TEXAS SELF-DEFENSE SHOOTING AND HANDGUN FUNDAMENTALS COURSE is a foundational training course for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self defense, or wants to learn more about handguns.
We cover universal safety rules; situational awareness; handgun basics; types of handguns; defensive shooting fundamentals; legal aspects of using deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath); and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training; and so much more.
This course is conducted 100% in the classroom. The instructor will provide all necessary learning tools and materials.
There will be 3.5 - 4.0 hours of Classroom Instruction based on Michael Martin's 200+ page text book, Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals.
This textbook is NOT included in the course fee, but may be purchased for an additional $25. This is an invaluable resource for your home defense training and planning., supplemented by videos, instructor demonstrations, and active exercises.
No live ammunition is permitted in the classroom.
Lesson One: SELF-DEFENSE FIREARMS BASICS
» Four Universal Safety Rules
» Properly Clearing Semi-Automatics and Revolvers
» Additional Safety Considerations
» Double Action versus Single Action
» Revolver and Semi-Automatic Examples
» Other Considerations
» Ammunition Malfunctions
» Understanding Ammunition, Ballistics, Take Down Factor, Gauge & Calibers
» An Introduction to Home Defense Shotguns, and the AR-15 Platform
» Tasers and Pepper Spray
Lesson Two: DEFENSIVE SHOOTING FUNDAMENTALS
» Muscle Memory
» Proper Grip
» Stance: Body and Arm Positions
» Point Shooting
» Sight Shooting
» Flash Sight Picture
» Trigger Control
Lesson Three: GEAR AND GADGETS
» Explaining Holster Retention
» Types of Holsters
» Other Gear Including Belts, Lights and Lasers
Lesson Four: BASIC AND ADVANCED SKILLS
» Properly and Safely Conducting Dry Fire Exercises
» Self-Led and Instructor-Led Range Exercises from Beginner to Expert
» What's Next?
Bonus Session: VIRTUAL RANGE
» Practice what you've learned with our state-of-the-art laser training pistols
» Learn at-home practice techniques that are safe and fun
» Gain confidence in your basic handgun operational skills
Expectations and Outcomes
An official USCCA Course Completion Certificate will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete the course.