Swaats Training Academy logo

Women's Handgun & Self-Defense Fund. Level 3

Advanced - Level 3 class Defensive Pistol

Duration: 5 hours classroom 2 - 3 Hours Shooting



Gregg Spathis

Instructor Bio

Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Available Spaces

There are no upcoming classes scheduled for this course.

ShootingClasses.com target icon


Defensive Pistol. The name says it all. You are not only Feminine but you are Strong!  In this the final class of your journey you will learn to defend yourself from attack, how to avoid trouble, and should you have to, be confident in the use of your firearm.

scope icon

Topics Covered

Defensive Pistol is where the rubber meets the road.  We go from the mindset of target style shooting to learning how to point shoot using a flash sight picture.  We also dive into the legal aspects of owning / using a firearm -- or any other weapon including your hands -- by discussing the legal definition of Use of Force and what it means to be a responsible and law-abiding gun owner.  We'll understand the differences between cover, barriers and concealment and how we can use them to our advantage.  Bring your best MOM voice because we'll flip the "switch" by practicing how to use VOICE COMMANDS as a means of thwarting a possible attack.  We will also talk about special considerations with regard to owning firearms with kids so that everyone stays safe.  Then we'll learn to draw from a holster and out of a handbag / purse and get some live-fire shooting time on the range to practice everything we've learned!

certification icon

Expectations and Outcomes

At the end of this class you should have the self-assurance to be ready to Conceal Carry, defend yourself and your family, and really enjoy going to the range and shooting. Our hope as always is you never have to draw your weapon in a defensive situation.....but if you do you are trained to tilt the odds in your favor.

You can choose to attend one class, two classes or buy the bundle for $200 and attend all three...which means the first class is free

course types icon


Advanced, USCCA Courses, Women's Only Courses

course requirements icon

Documentation Requirements

At the Defensive Pistol level if you don't already own a gun, by the time you're done with these classes you'll know exactly which gun is right for you!  In the meantime, you can feel free to borrow any of our guns throughout the course at no additional cost.  The only thing you'll need to purchase is ammunition in addition to the cost of the class(es)

The instructor requires a copy of your driver's license once you register.

requirements icon


We'll provide targets, certified instruction and oversight and rental guns at no extra cost.  For Intermediate and Defensive Pistol classes, we'll also supply lunch, snacks & beverages.  You buy the ammunition you need and bring it with you or you can buy it from us (prices vary based on caliber of gun).