Defensive Handgun I

An intermediate to advanced course for the experienced shooter who wishes to enhance his or her skills.

This 6 hour course is designed for the person who is an experienced handgun shooter and wants to learn more about technique and tactics. We teach the basics of tactical shooting including shooting from a holster, engaging targets from close range to extended ranges, engaging on the move, proactive and reactive reloads and so on. One handed shooting using both the strong and support hands is emphasized. We also examine malfunction drills and weapon transition.

This cource is based upon the Modern Technique of the Pistol as taught by Col. Jeff Cooper. The Modern Technique emphasizes a smooth fast draw, proper stance and sighted fire. The goal is to shoot quickly and accurately at any distance required.

Also see Defensive Handgun II which is based on the Fairbairn Sykes Applegate school of movement and unsighted fire. DHG I is not a prerequisite although if you are interested in taking both I suggest doing them in the order of I then II.

This course is for those of you who want to develop your handgun skills beyond basic marksmanship.

The course starts with a one hour classroom session and safety briefing followed by 4 hours on the range and a 1 hour wrap up session.

Students need to be familiar with the basics of handgun marksmanship and safe handgun handling.

Equipment needed:

  • Your handgun
  • Strong side holster
  • Magazine holder(s)
  • Extra magazines or speed loaders
  • 500 rounds of ammo
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Cap

A lunch or snacks is recommended.

Please complete an application and send it in to reserve your spot in this class.

Cost: $90

Private lessons are available for $360. Private lessons are for one to four students, the fee covers all students.

If you need ammo I have limited availability of these calibers.

  • 380ACP $37.00/box 50
  • 9mm $30.00/box 50
  • 45ACP $35.00/box 50