This course teaches the intermediate skills for using a pistol in self defense.


  • Situational awareness
  • Threat assessment
  • Engaging multiple attackers
  • Lethal and non-lethal force solutions
  • Point blank engagement
  • Use of available cover
  • Firearms Safety
  • Verbal commands
  • De-escalation
  • Drawing from concealment safely and efficiently
  • Point blank engagement
  • Shooting from retention
  • Shooting on the move (getting off the X)
  • Shooting from cover (slicing the pie technique)
  • One handed pistol operations, shooting, loading, unloading, and malfunction clearing.

Required Equipment

  • Eye and ear protection
  • A reliable defensive pistol (that you are comfortable shooting)
  • A belt or paddle mounted strong-side holster
  • A quality belt
  • 3 magazines or speed-loaders
  • 2 magazine / speed-loader pouches
  • 500 rounds of ammunition
  • Range appropriate footwear and clothing
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (plan on being outside)
  • Hydration (water)

Optional Equipment

  • A bag to practice drawing from such as, a purse, backpack or Maxpedition bag
  • Sun Screen
  • Bug Spray
  • Weather appropriate clothing (rain gear, cold weather gear)
  • Beverages / Snacks your own lunch, if you prefer
  • A hat with a brim


Defensive Pistol I or the equivalent intermediate pistol training or shooting experience.

Time Commitment

8 hours 


Private Training $350.00
Group Training $275.00
Audit / Alumni Do Over $125.00