Handgun Skills and Advanced Tactics and/or Defensive Pistol Concealed Carry or firearms training courses of equivalent level demonstrating at least 12 plus hours of pistol training; Also, at least 1000 rounds of live-fire drills from the holster completed by the prospective student. If you are questioning if this course is for you, please call prior to signing up. This is a fast paced, physically demanding firearms training course! Students should be in good physical condition, familiar with their equipment and have solid intermediate to advanced gun-handling skills established prior to attending this firearms training course.


This firearms training course focuses on tactical speed shooting, development of aggressive gun-handling skills and dynamic action while deploying the pistol. Also included, covering the concepts of owning/dominating the weapon, the threat, and all visual areas while continuously moving will be emphasized throughout the class. Students will develop reflexive gun-handling skills that will enable them to quickly and efficiently engage threats while performing multiple complex tasks.

Topics covered:

This course will begin with a discussion about mental conditioning and combat mindset. We will discuss briefly the fundamentals of shooting and discuss the natural combat stance.  After this the shooting begins, we will practice presentation from the holster as well as the ready and SUL positions. We will discuss and practice the difference of speed vs accuracy. Practice multiple shot drills on a single threat target as well as multiple threat shooting drills. We will engage threats while moving in all directions as well as while negotiating obstacles. Shooting positions will be discussed and practiced. We will practice reloading drills along with discussing ammunition management. Students will also practice stoppage drills. Weapon retention will be discussed and tested. Drugged assailant defeating drills will be taught. Also one handed manipulation strong and support side will be tested. Distance shooting will be tested and use of cover and concealment will be taught. Hostage or small target engagement will be addressed. Depending on range conditions, shooting at a moving target will be practiced.

Student Requirements:

  • A positive attitude and an open mind!
  • One serviceable handgun.
  • At least 3 magazines or speed loaders with a proper spare mag holder/pouch.
  • Eye and Ear protection and proper range attire for any weather.
  • 200 rounds of new, manufactured ammunition. (No reloads)
  • A good quality strong side holster designed for the handgun being used, Leather or Kydex or Molded.  (No cross draw or shoulder holsters allowed.  Nylon holsters also won’t work.)
  • Handheld tactical flashlight
  • Also recommended Elbow and Knee Pads (Drills will Be Conducted on Gravel)
  • A sack lunch and plenty of fluids to drink
  • Camping/portable chair

Tuition: $175.  This includes your range fee.  Successful completion of this class by demonstrating safe gun handling skills will earn you a $25 voucher for future classes with Defensive Shooting Concepts.

Thank you for your consideration and contact me if you have any further questions or would like to discuss options for training

Jonathan Tindal
Defensive Shooting Concepts
“Praise the Lord, who is my Rock. He trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle.” Psalms 144:1