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Defensive Handgun

California CCW (16-hours)
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Sat, May 04 &
Sun, May 05, 2024


Course Description

Defensive Handgun - (Califorina CCW - Full Course)
Dynamics of Personal Defense & Close Quarter Combat

Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern County

This course is suitable for intermediate to advanced handgun users. This is a scenario-based pistol training. It tackles a wide range of topics, including basic gun safey, marksmanship, handgun operation, the proper defensive mindset, use of force and aftermath of a defensive encounter. This is a 16-hour course.

Defensive Handgun

California CCW:
Los Angeles County and cities within,
Ventura County, Kern County

The course curriculum, live-fire exercises, and demonstration of familiarity, meets or exceeds the established requirements in accordance with California Penal Code Section 26150(a).

Training Done Right
  • Conducted by experienced certified instructors
  • No Online / No simulation¬†
  • No lengthy boring video presentations
  • No shortcuts / No rubber stamping
  • Only live, in-person quality training

Course Outline:

Part I: Pistol Fundamentals

  • Safety Procedures
  • Handgun Operation
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Standby / Ready Positions
  • Draw Technique
  • Basic Marksmanship

Defensive Handgun

Part II: Introduction to Defensive Shooting

  • Defensive Accuracy
  • Reloading Drills
  • Multiple Shots
  • Firearm Malfunctions / Stoppages
  • Various Shooting Positions
  • Marksmanship Qualification

Part III: Defensive Mindset

  • Situational Awareness
  • Responding to Threat
  • Confronting the Intruder / Attacker
  • Moving While Shoting
  • Shooting from Cover / Concealment
  • Shoot / No-Shoot Decision Making

Part IV: Concealed Carry

  • Types of Carry
  • Holster Selection
  • Concealment Strategies
  • Firearm Selection
  • Proper Draw from Concealment
  • Close Quarter Combat Drills
  • Unconventional Shooting Positions

Defensive Handgun

Part V: Firearms Laws

  • Firearms Laws
  • Use of Force / Self Defense
  • Legal Aftermath

Part VI: Qualification

Fee: $350.00 (Includes range fee)

Class is held at:

Day 1: Saturday, May 04, 2024 - 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Shoot Safe Learning
2049 Pacific Coast Hwy, #106,
Lomita, CA 90717
Day 2: Sunday, May 05, 2024 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Indian Canyon
Sylmar, California

Wear comfortable clothing:

  • Wear long pants instead of shorts
  • Wear pants with belt loops
  • Bring strong/sturdy belt (1.5 inch width or wider; must fit through the belt loops)
  • Wear closed toe shoes

Items to Bring:

  • Day 1

    • Your firearm
    • 2 or more magazines for your firearm
    • Belt, OWB Holster and magazine pouch
           (may be available in class)
    • Wear pants with beltloops

  • Day 2

    • Your firearm
    • 2 or more magazines for your firearm
    • Wear pants with beltloops
    • Belt, OWB Holster and magazine pouch
    • 300 rounds of ammunition for your primary pistol
            (Not available at the range)
    • 25 rounds for each additional pistol(s)
    • Old T-Shirt
    • Eye and ear protection, a hat
    • Knee pads (optional)
    • Sunblock
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch - 45 minute break for lunch, no food service nearby
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Sat, May 04 &
Sun, May 05, 2024