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Handgun Fundamentals

Course length: Two Days

Course description: Duty Handgun introduces or refreshes the basic handgun skills required for effective real-world operation of the handgun.  Students will have fundamental skills instructed or enhanced through focused teaching on stress performance, threat confrontation and confronting 3-D threats.  This is a reality-focused course tailored to law enforcement and military use of force situations.

Identifying the techniques and skills most lacking in foundational law enforcement/military handgun training, Defensive Handguns primary goal is to provide students with a more functional and realistic approach to handgun use in a violent encounter.


Topics covered include:


  • Real world safety

  • mindset and the effects of stress on the body

  • Human anatomy and the three dimensional threat

  • Fundamentals of marksmanship

  • Drawing from the duty holster

  • Magazine changes (tactical and emergency)

  • Malfunction clearances

  • Transitioning to/from less lethal equipment and restraints under threat

  • Transition to backup gun (if carried)

  • Movement

  • On cover/off cover shooting

  • Austere shooting positions

  • Introduction to two man techniques


Course cost: $500.00




  • Duty handgun with 3 magazines (single stack, 5-7 magazines)

  • Duty belt with equipment

  • Backup gun if carried on duty

  • Duty belt and gear

  • 1000 Rounds handgun

  • 100 rounds backup gun (if carried)

  • Ear and eye protection

  • Hat

  • Long sleeves recommended (pants mandatory)


Optional (recommended) gear:


  • Gloves

  • Sunblock

  • Hydration

  • Field cleaning kit

  • Basic maintenance tools

  • Knee and elbow pads

  • Additional magazines for all weapons


Class size: Minimum of 10, no more than 15


Prerequisites: Credentialed Law enforcement, Military or Private Security authorized to be armed.

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