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Defensive Handgun Training

Who should take this class? All gun owners who have completed a Basic Handgun course (safety), Intermediate Handgun course (shooting fundamentals), Advanced Handgun course (marksmanship and holster work) and believe that a gun is a valuable tool to have when a life-threatening situation arises, or when there is no reasonable expectation of law enforcement for an extended period of time and you have the possibility of the need to use your firearm. That time could be when you are in the wilderness; it could be when you are in your home late at night, it could be in a remote part of a dark parking lot, or anywhere else.

Hopefully, that time will never come, but if it does, as it has for some of us, you will find that you are unable to figure out what to do and how to do it. Under the severe stress of a deadly encounter, habits mean everything. Good habits can save your life, and bad ones can get you killed. We will teach you the good ones, eliminate the bad ones, and give full and complete explanations of the difference.

If you have or intend to get a concealed weapon permit, you have a moral responsibility to know what to do with it, especially if your family and loved ones look to you to protect them and keep them safe.

This course is taught by 20-year law enforcement firearms instructors who have been teaching officers, deputies, and agents how to prevail in these situations, and will now share this knowledge with you. This course is applicable to the self-defense-oriented individual and is the next step after the Basic Handgun, Intermediate Handgun, and Advanced Handgun courses.

What will you learn?

Techniques introduced and worked on:

  • Handgun considerations
  • Support equipment
  • Realities of stress associated with life-threatening situations, and shooting techniques to compensate
  • Tactical presentation of the handgun from the holster to the target and recovery back to the holster
  • Administrative and emergency loading and unloading techniques
  • Static shooting positions
  • Drawing from concealment
  • Multiple shots on one target
  • Shots on multiple targets
  • Shooting on the move
  • Shooting from the hip and point shooting (unsighted) techniques
  • Shooting, reloading, and clearing malfunctions with one hand including the support hand
  • Weapon retention techniques

You will need:

  • Your major caliber pistol (9mm, .40, .45, 10mm)
  • A strong side holster with thumb-break or another retention device
  • Double magazine pouch
  • 2 spare magazines (3 total)
  • 500 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye & ear protection
  • A jacket and/or sweater

Participants should be prepared to use at least 500 rounds of ammunition. Semi-Automatic users will need 3 magazines and Revolver users will need speed loaders or speed strips.  Don’t forget your eye and ear protection! Hats are a good idea too.  We will be working at an outdoor facility, so dress for the weather. You should pack water or snacks if desired since there are no facilities nearby.

We reserve the right to require attendees of this course to participate in a firearms skills assessment session prior to admission into this class.

Students must have completed prior to attending this class an Inland Training Basic Pistol Training Class or some other basic “Handgun Training”, the Intermediate Handgun Course, and the Advanced Handgun class. We do not allow students to attend this training unless we consider them safe and competent at gun handling before they come.

Course Rates:
Defensive Handgun Course fee is $200.00.

Course Capacity:
We limit this course to 4 Students per Instructor maximum to ensure each student obtains the attention and coaching this type of skills-building course should provide. (This session may be scheduled with as few as 2 participants)

Course Length:
Approx 5 Hours

Enrollment and Payment:

You may complete the enrollment and payment process by clicking the “See Class Dates and Register” button above. This will take you to our class management site. Once you have completed the checkout process and your payment is received, you will get a confirmation email with instructions on how and where we meet for the range, as well as any other information specific to the class.  If you don’t see a date for the course you are interested in, please contact us to make an appointment.

You will need to complete a course Liability Waiver Form for each student attending and if you have paid by credit card either online or over the phone please remember to bring a copy of the completed enrollment/waiver form with you on the day of the class.