Defensive Handgun


Held on weekends, this outstanding entry level course is for those students who initially do not have the time or funds to take our four day course, but want to get a fast start on their weaponcraft training.

Upon completion of this course you will have a fundamental understanding of the defensive use of the handgun. Among the many skills you acquire will be the ability to safely and easily draw your weapon from the holster and fire two, sighted shots to the center of a target 5 yards away — all under 1.5 seconds! This course more than satisfies gun handling and marksmanship criteria for a Concealed Weapons Permit.

  • Lecture Topics Include: Use of Deadly Force and the Law; Color Code of Mental Awareness; Stopping Power; Civil Liability; and more.
  • Firing Range Drills Include: Loading and Unloading; Grip, Stance, Sight Picture, Sight Alignment, and Trigger Control; Presentation from Ready and Holster; Target Engagement from Arms Length to 15 yards under Time Pressure; Malfunction Clearing; Speed and Tactical Reloading; Live-Fire Tactical Simulator Introduction; and more.

300 rounds of ammunition required.

Cost: $500.00. See Buddy System pricing and save 25%.

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Held Friday through Monday, this fast paced and exciting course is for law enforcement officers, military personnel and private citizens who want a complete understanding of the defensive handgun and a skill level that surpasses 95% of those who carry a gun for a living.


Regardless of your experience prior to entering this course, upon completion, your gun handling, marksmanship, and tactical skills will be better than they have ever been and you will be able to safely and easily draw your weapon from a CONCEALED holster and fire two, sighted shots to the center of a target 5 yards away — all under 1.5 seconds! That's right, from a concealed holster in 1.5 seconds!

You will understand the principles of tactics and have multiple opportunities to use your acquired skills under the stress of simulated, lethal encounters. This course is a must for anyone who chooses to own or carry a handgun for self defense.

Lecture Topics
and Firing Range Drills:

As outlined in Two-Day Defensive Handgun with added emphasis on Concealed Carry; Low Light and Night Shooting; Tactical Training Simulation using Realistic Reactive Targets in Shoot/No Shoot Scenarios; and Target Engagement from Arms Length to 25 yards under Time Pressure. Course also includes Evening Supplemental Lectures on Shotgun and Rifle topics with Staff Social, Single Elimination Shoot-off, and Distinguished Graduate Skills Evaluation.

800 rounds of ammunition required.

Cost: $900.00. See Buddy System pricing and save 25%.

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Worried that Your Current Skill Level Might Not
be Appropriate to Attend a Course at Front Sight?

Don't worry. Whatever your skills may be right now, Front Sight will give you the personal, one-on-one attention you need to really perfect your accuracy, speed, and gun handling. We assign one instructor for every four-to-five students on the firing line, and you will receive one-on-one instruction in the live-fire tactical simulators. Whether you are new to gun ownership and want to save time and money by learning it right the first time from world recognized experts, or an advanced student reaching for the highest levels of perfection, we will dramatically improve your skills with the very first course!

Any Gun Will Do — If You Will Do.

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