Defensive Pistol I
Training Class

Class Description

This is an intermediate level handgun class to teach the student gun-handling skills and techniques, and to increase your ability and proficiency with a defensive handgun. The course will cover justification in the application of force in a self defensive scenario, as well as the necessary mindset.

Defensive Pistol I Topics Covered
  • Firearm safety rules
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Loading & unloading
  • Drawing from a holster
  • Stance options
  • Malfunction clearance
  • Proficiency engaging a variety of targets and distances
  • Multiple target engagement
  • Threat assessment
Defensive Pistol I Requirements
  • Prerequisite: Previously completed Handgun I and Handgun II or equivalent private instruction.  This requirement may be waived if the student is able to demonstrate basic safe gun handling (please contact the Shooter's World Education department.)
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Holster for primary side: preferably, a holster that can be easily drawn repeatedly.  Avoid holsters with multiple retention systems.
  • Ammunition carrier for belt
  • Ammunition: 200 rounds
  • Medium to full size handgun
  • 5 magazines (preferred) or a speed loader
  • You will receive additional information regarding this class upon registration
Duration & Seats
  • 4 Hours
  • 6 student limit per class


Standard Pricing

For 3-5 members

$ Defensive Pistol I
Non-Member Pricing

  • $169

Member Pricing

For 5-15 members

$ Defensive Pistol I
Member Pricing
20% Off
  • $135.20

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