Nothing can prevent you from an encounter with someone who wants to do serious bodily harm to you, however, being trained to properly deal with a situation can mean the difference between life and death. Fundamentals of Defensive Pistol is a three hour course designed for those who are new to firearms and also the experienced shooters who are interested in learning to use a handgun for personal defense. This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of defensive pistol in a non-intimidating and fun atmosphere! Fundamentals of Defensive Pistol takes place at a live fire range where you will acquire the essential skills in a safe and supportive environment. You will learn gun safety, marksmanship, gun-handling and the self defense mindset. You will receive personal attention, and the opportunity to practice your skills through a variety of drills. You will transform your firearm into a useful and effective tool for self protection! At the conclusion of this class you will be both comfortable with, and confident in the use of a firearm for personal protection.

In this 3-hour class we will explore the following topics:
  • The Self Defense Mindset
  • Gun-handling for Self Defense
  • Firearm Safety in the Home and On The Range
  • Firearm and Gear Selection
  • Proper Stance and Grip
  • Fundamentals of Self Defense Accuracy
  • Standard Response and Non Standard Response
  • Post Engagement Procedures 
Equipment Requirements:
  • Firearm in a 9mm caliber or greater (.22 caliber and .380 will be accepted with prior approval)
  • Minimum of two magazines
  • Eye and ear protection
  • 150 rounds of ammunition in the correct caliber for your firearm
Additional Information:
  • Cost: $130 if student provides firearm, ammunition and safety gear (protective glasses and ear protection).
  • Firearm, ammunition and safety gear (protective glasses and ear protection) can be provided for an additional fee.
  • Space is limited to eight students per class and advanced registration and payment is required! 
  • A private class for your group can also be arranged! Contact us at or by calling 724-712-1648 for details!