Started on October 28, 2020variable ... 4-6hrs

No firearms experience required! This 4-hour course does not require a firearm. Much of the information for this class supports protecting your home whether you have a gun or not. We cover topics like the importance of having a plan, improving the security of your house, and the legal use of force (should you need it).

While this course is does not require the use of a gun, if you’ve been thinking about a gun for home defense, we will go over your options and your responsibilities with handguns, shotguns, and rifles.

[note: Actual course time may vary depending on average student experience and desired training goals.]

What to Expect

The classroom portion of this class will be conducted via Zoom Meeting. Then, we will meet at the range for some show & tell and skill building.

Basic skills developed and topics covered at the range will include the following:

  • Developing a personal and home protection plan
  • Self-defense firearms basics
  • Defensive  shooting fundamentals
  • The legal use of force
  • Violent encounters and their aftermath
  • Gear and gadgets
  • Basic and advanced skills

What to bring

Required for each student

  • Great attitude, willingness to have fun, and eagerness to learn!
  • Head gear: Hat, ball cap, or other brimmed head-wear to protect you from the sun and potential flying/floating debris.
  • Eye protection: Shooting glasses, prescription glasses, sunglasses, or other suitable tempered protective eyewear.
  • Hearing protection: Ear plugs or ear muffs are required. Electronic ear muffs are preferred, for those who have access to them.
  • IMPORTANT:  Closed-toed, comfortable shoes. We will be standing a lot. Bring something comfortable, with a thick enough sole to protect your feet while walking on expended brass, gravel and/or dirt.
  • Ammunition: At least 100 rounds for each gun you plan to fire. ( In light of the current shortage … bring what you can. We’ll work with it!)
    (If you have issues obtaining ammunition, contact me for more options; at least 3 days prior to class.)

Hint … If you do not already own protective gear, and you do not want to buy everything right away, please let me know.  I have a limited supply of loaner gear I can bring for you.

Highly recommended:

  • Equipment: Any additional equipment you may have (speed loaders, extra magazines, holsters, etc.)
  • Cool drinking water. We will be working outside. Regardless of the weather, you will need to be drinking to stay safe and healthy.
    IMPORANT: Limit or avoid caffeine intake for 12hrs prior to training outdoors to prevent dehydration and heat related injuries.
  • Sunscreen or Rain gear: We will have limited cover and you will be exposed to the weather during all exercises.
  • Comfortable seating: Range seating may be limited, and is rarely comfortable. Folding chairs are HIGHLY encouraged.
  • Snacks: You will be burning a lot of calories. The range is a LONG way from the nearest convenience store or drive-thru. You will not be able to grab snacks once the class begins.

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