Defensive Pistol I

This one day course focuses on the use of a pistol as a defensive tool deployed from concealment.  This IS NOT a basic class.  Prior to attending Defensive Handgun 1, students should be able to demonstrate safe handling and use of a firearm.  Students should expect to shoot up to 500 rounds in this course.  Instructional topics will include:

  • Rules of Safe Gun Handling
  • Georgia Law
  • Use of Deadly Force
  • Concealed Carry Methods
  • Presentation of the Weapon from Concealment
  • Target Engagement
  • Reloading Techniques
  • Malfunction Clearing
  • Shooting While Moving
  • Use of Cover and Concealment
  • Defining Your Personal Reactionary Gap
  • Communicating with Responding Emergency Personnel and Law Enforcement

Students should bring:

  • A pistol (semi-automatic or revolver) in good working order
  • Two or more spare magazines or speed loaders for your firearm and a storage method for them such as a magazine pouch
  • A concealment garment
  • A strong side belt holster for your firearm*
  • Approximately 500 rounds of quality ammunition for your firearm
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection
  • A hat
  • Cleaning supplies and tools for your weapon

The length of this course will be approximately 8 hours.

Students should expect to shoot up to 500 rounds.

* Shoulder holsters, small of the back holsters, and cross-draw holsters WILL NOT BE ALLOWED on the range without prior approval due to safety concerns.


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