This is a two day (20 hour) immersion course in the use of the defensive handgun under extreme
Drawing from concealment, two-handed stances, shooting from cover, one-handed stances with either
hand, speed reloading, and more are taught with an overall emphasis on fast, accurate shot placement.
The course will culminate with a police-style qualification course.
Estimated ammo count: 500+ rounds.
Prerequisite: basic understanding of firearm safety.
- A good quality handgun. Suitable for self-protection and/or concealed carry. Remember that you will be
firing approximately 500 rounds during this class, so ultra-lightweight firearms, though suitable for concealed carry, are not a good choice for class use. If you have any questions about the
suitability of your gun, please contact us. It is a good idea to bring a spare gun, if you have one, just in case your primary gun breaks.
- A good quality holster. You need a strong-side, belt or IWB holster. For
safety reasons, cross draw holsters, fanny packs, shoulder holsters, etc. are not allowed for use on the range. Again, if you have any questions, please contact us.
- A minimum of 3 magazines or speed loaders for your handgun.
- A magazine pouch/holder for at least 2 of your spare magazines or speed loaders.
- A sturdy belt, to support the above.
- Hearing protection.
- Eye protection.
- Billed cap or other brimmed headwear.
- At least 500 rounds of decent quality, reliable ammunition. Range ammunition
(FMJ, etc.) is fine. You do not need to use premium self-defense ammo for this course. Hand reloads are NOT allowed in this class due to the pace and demands. Factory ammo or
factory re-manufactured ammo only!
- Clothing suitable for the weather and the range. If necessary, we will finish
our range work in whatever conditions exist at class time, live-fire classes run rain or shine.
- Note taking materials. You will need to take LOTS of notes. We’ll explain why
when you get here. If you wish to use a laptop computer, that is ok. Audio or video recording of the class is not allowed.
- A flashlight. Although we will not be doing any night shooting, it can get
getting dark fairly early and some of our facilities no lighting at the range. A flashlight might be handy for packing up your gear and getting to your car.
- Food and Water. Please bring your own lunches, snacks, beverages etc. We have a “working lunch” in all
classes. Also remember that many of our classes are 10 hour days so if you need another meal in that amount of time please bring it. If you have any questions ask.
- Please note that the above list is just the "essentials". You may bring additional items (such as a range bag, extra magazines, etc.), if you choose.
Remember, if you have any questions, just ask. 386-259-0572