Basic Handgun Defense Level 1 course

Defensive Handgun 1 is for individuals who have some beginner-level experience with a handgun but want to start on the right path for defensive preparedness.

The goal of the class is to get students shooting safely, consistently, and with a focus on good self-defense habits. All shooting drills in this course are completed from the ready position and drawing from a holster is not required, although you should have one to attend.

For those that have no or little experience with handguns, we recommend Intro to Handgun.

  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of marksmanship and safety
  • Demonstrate threat-focused/point shooting 
  • Demonstrate the basics of sighted fire
  • Demonstrate reloads and malfunction clearance
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Pistol in proper working order (unloaded and stored in the case prior to arrival)
  • 3 or more magazines/speed loaders 
  • Sturdy holster and belt
  • 150 rounds of quality ammunition
  • A t-shirt along with a loose-fitting shirt is recommended for this course. Please refrain from low cut or V-neck shirts, as hot brass can cause burns.
  • Must be at least 18 years old unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The student or parent/legal guardian signing the waiver must have a valid government-issued I.D.
  • Must have successfully completed a Concealed Carry course or demonstrate good firearms safety/have a working knowledge of how to shoot a handgun.