Intro to Defensive Handgun

This course is designed for the new pistol owner with limited or no experience, or owner with no formal training. Approximately 8 hours.

Subjects covered:

  • Action Types
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Field Stripping and Disassembly/Assembly of the Semi-auto Handgun
  • Firing Cycle

Demonstration and practice (dry-fire) of grip, stance, sight alignment, sight picture, follow through, loading and unloading.

Second half of the day conducted live fire, with drills to ground the student in the Fundamentals of Marksmanship.

Required Equipment: Eye/Ear Protection, Reputable semi-automatic or revolver handgun with at least two magazines or speed loaders, suitable ammunition for that firearm (approx 300 rounds), magazine/speedloader pouch, rigid holster for that handgun. Pants and a rigid belt. NO low cut shirts/t-shirts. No open-toe shoes.

***Limited rental pistols available for small additional charge. Contact with questions***

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Level II Defensive Handgun

Designed for the pistol owner with some experience. Approximately 8 hours.

***CDT Basic Pistol or equivalent required (Contact for questions of accepted prior experience/training)***

Subjects covered:

  • Follow Through
  • Grip
  • Review SAFETY
  • Sight Alignment/Sight Picture
  • Stance

Dry Fire/Live Fire Drills designed to increase proficiency in basic marksmanship, multiple rounds, multiple targets & decision making. Drawing from the Holster/Re-Holstering Safely. Introduction to Drawing While Turning. Near and Further Target Engagements (Self Defense Distances).

Required Equipment: eye/ear protection, reputable semi-auto pistol w/ at least two magazines, rigid holster, magazine pouch, ammunition suitable for the pistol (approx 500 rounds).

NOTE: Ammo may continue to be hard to get. Start looking now.

***Limited number of rental pistols available. Contact with questions***

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