Built from content from the USCCA curriculum, this is a welcoming and engaging training guide designed to reach students who are brand new to firearms and those who are ready to learn more about defensive shooting. Basics and fundamentals will be introduced, reviewed, and then built upon. We will also explore situational awareness, common types of handguns, ammunition types, malfunctions, firearms handling skills, and defensive pistol fundamentals. Whether you’ve never touched a firearm, you’re looking for the next steps in your training, or you’ve chosen to learn about the skills, tools, and mindset needed to use firearms for self-defense, you can be prepared to carry confidently every day. This is also a great way to gain confidence with a firearm before taking the LTC course. We currently offer two levels of this curriculum. Level 1 (HSF1) is designed for beginners and is our Handgun 101 course. This is where you should start if you are new to shooting a handgun or want to start at the beginning. We cover all the features on a hadgun; teach you how to safely load and unload the magazine and prepare the gun to fire; go over all range safety rules; and teach you the six shooting fundamentals. Then we put is all together and have you shoot a bunch!! You will need to bring 100 rounds of target ammo for your firearm for this class.Class fee is $100.00/person - Class Duration: ~3 hours
Level 2 (HSF2) Reviews the basics but then moves into more advanced skills such as dealing with malfunctions, reloads, engaging multiple targets, shooting under stress, and shooting from cover/concealment & different locations. You should have a moderate level of experience with basic shooting to take Level 2. This is also a great way get comfortable before you take the License to Carry (LTC) course. You will need to bring 100 rounds of target ammo for your firearm for this class.Class fee is $100.00/person - Class Duration: ~3 hours
Don't worry if you don't currently own a handgun. We bring a variety for you to try. No charge for the use of the gun, but we do need to charge for the ammunition for those guns. Check with us for current pricing*
*As of 1-14-21: Additional charge for ammunition is $85/person with loaner guns only - Ammo prices have gone CRAZY!!Upcoming Class Dates
HSF2 - Sunday, January 10th, 2021 2-5pm - Sorry this class is full!!
HSF Combo - Saturday, January 30th, 2021 12Noon-3pm, Private Class for TPDS - By Invitation Only
HSF1 - Sunday, February 14th, 2021 2-5pm
HSF2 - Sunday, March 21st, 2021 2-5pm
More dates will be posted soon!!
Women only, or private group classes are available by arrangement. Get a group of 6-8 people together and book your private class date.
Class Instructors:Chris Schmidt, DS Defense Training
Jacob Schmidt, DS Defense Training
Bill Hopkins, Pragmatic Tactical Solutions
James Fitzgerald, Black Moon Firearms