Defensive Pistol Elements

Adaptive Defense Concepts’ 2 Day Defensive Pistol Elements course is recommended for experienced shooters seeking to improve their defensive handgun skills.

This is not a basic concealed carry class!


Topics Covered Include:

  • Mindset
  • Handgun effectiveness
  • Proper draw and presentation
  • Increasing speed and accuracy
  • Position shooting
  • Reloads and malfunctions
  • Strong hand/weak hand shooting
  • Multiple targets
  • Movement and use of cover

Equipment List:

  • A working defensive handgun (We suggest a semi-automatic pistol such as a Glock or Smith and Wesson M&P in 9mm, 40 S&W, or .45 ACP. Revolvers are acceptable but please do not bring magnums - use reduced loads such as .38 special or .44 special)
  • At least 3 magazines or speed loaders (preferably more)
  • Quality strong-side belt holster and magazine pouch
  • Ammunition - 1000 rounds quality practice ammo. *steel jacketed (Wolf, Tula, etc...) brands are not recommended as they cause safety issues with steel targets.
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Hearing protection (muffs, plugs, or both), and eye protection (ANSI Z.87 or MilSpec strongly recommended)
  • Water, lunch, snacks
  • Rain/Sun gear and sunscreen, or bug repellant as necessary
  • Other range gear as needed (mag loaders, tools, etc...)

Class Fee Schedule

$300 per person ($100 deposit required with registration)

Payable cash, check, card (online with registration), or money order.

Class Size = 8

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