Defensive Handgun 4 is a culmination of all of the topics we teach or have taught in the defensive handgun series. It is designed to provide you a high quality opportunity to fine tune, build confidence, and master all of the skills and knowledge you have spent months accumulating in combat pistol craft. In addition to reviewing everything that you have done thus far, we will also learn the skills necessary to prevail in dire and desperate situations, such as if you have fallen, sustained a crippling injury, face an attacker attempting to disarm you, or face a gun welding opponent when you yourself are unarmed. To this end, we will study gunfighting in the lens of striking, grappling, one handed manipulations, ultra close quarter gunfighting, and trauma first aid.

Finally, we will proof test all of your training Force on Force with non lethal ammunition against your instructors and your peers.

Please stretch before class, bring long sleeve pants and shirts, and wear gloves.  


Introduction to Defensive Handgun
or Introduction to Defensive Handgun, Accelerated
Concealed Carry and Self Defense in Urban Environments (DH3) highly recommended


Class sizes are small, giving maximum efficiency and hands on time with your instructor. For tuition, a suitable donation amount is $250, or I will accept anything between $175 and $350 per person.

Ammo for this class is separate from tuition. If you need ammunition, we keep most common calibers on hand for your convenience. There is no charge to borrow weapons and gear.


Our facility is in the mountains 1.5 hours east of downtown San Jose. We will email you detailed driving instructions when you sign up. Easy 2 wheel drive access by paved county highway.


Firearm safety
Fundamental marksmanship and ballistic theory
Sidestep and turning movements with the weapon in hand
Dry practice fundamentals
Holster draw with one hand two hands, and from concealment
Marksmanship fundamentals: stance, grip, sight picture, breathing, trigger press
Efficient loading, unloading, clearing malfunctions
One handed and two handed shooting
Field positions such as crouching, kneeling, prone, and supine
dynamic movement using high and low ready positions
Rapid fire recoil control
Field positions: standing, kneeling, prone
CQB positions: fighting foot forward, fighting knee forward, crouching, squatting, fetal, Fighting from the ground
Stand up and base
Low light and white light operations
Emergency reload and tactical reload
Simple and complex malfunctions while moving
Footwork and shooting positions adapted to urban terrain
Ambidextrous weapon manipulation
Compressed ready, retention position, and alternative firing techniques
Minimal reference point shooting
Pie-ing corners and room clearing
Target identification and problem solving
Maximizing cover in buildings and cars
Maneuvering through tight spaces
Handgun disarm and counter disarm
Striking and grappling with the hand gun
All technical, tactical, and academic topics from FSSD, DH1, DH2, DH3

Required Equipment:

Pistol or revolver, clean & lubricated, with 3 magazines
200 rounds of ammunition
Cleaning kit and lubricant
Tools for mounting your optics and accessories
Eye and ear protection
Sturdy shoes
Outdoor clothing (we train rain or shine)
We will provide non lethal training ammunition, protective gear, and conversion kits, but you can bring your own Glock 17 holster for this part of training.

We can supply all weapons and ammunition, just make a note in the comments section when you register, or call for questions.

Recommended Equipment: 

Lunch and snacks
Plate carrier and level 2A or better armor
Leather work gloves
Knee pads
Handgun with holster


Brian Wang is the event organizer. He can be reached at 408-892-5460 or

Additional information


Saturday April 2nd, 2022 at 9am, Sunday June 12th, 2022 at 9am, Sunday August 7th, 2022 at 9am, Sunday October 2nd, 2022 at 9am