While Brian is away, most classes will be facilitated in a study group format led by experienced and qualified students who volunteer their time to provide their expertise and instruction. Study groups are flexible, casual, and high-quality opportunities to train in an intimate small group environment with subject matter experts and fellow students of a variety of skill levels.
Defensive Handgun Study Group (DH2) will give you an opportunity to fine tune and build proficiency in the skills introduced to you in Introduction to Defensive Handgun classes and study groups. Be prepared to work your skills from your previous class at higher standards at elevated intensity and stress levels.
This class is funded by donation. A recommended donation amount is $125 per person per day, but we will accept anything between $50 and $250 per person per day.
Ammo for this class is separate from tuition, and if you need us to supply ammo, please include a note during checkout or contact us at email@example.com.
9am-5pm (unless otherwise communicated by the volunteer instructor)
We can only teach the class at the students’ pace. If you wish to attend this class, you must stay until we end so that we may debrief, turn in borrowed equipment, and clean up. Clear your schedule, and expect to be in class for the entire day. Students leaving early is a huge distraction, unfair to others, and it wastes time for everyone.
Valley of Orion, in the vicinity of Mount Hamilton and San Antonio Valley. 1 hours east of San Jose, 1 hour south from Livermore. Detailed directions will be emailed to those who sign up.
Strengths and weaknesses of handguns
Drawing safely from the holster
Flinch, anticipation, and dry practice techniques
Handgun wound ballistics and human anatomy
Fundamentals of breathing, aiming, and trigger press
Basic two handed shooting technique
Choosing equipment and accessories
Rapid fire and recoil control
Moving and shooting
One handed shooting
Reactive and proactive reloading
Malfunction clearing procedures
Low light flashlight and pistol techniques
Problem solving, aggressive movement, and rapid marksmanship under stress
Pen and paper
Sturdy belt attached to your pants
Pistol or revolver
Holster which is molded for your gun and attached to your clothing
400+ rounds of ammo
3+ magazines/revolver speedloader
Snacks and lunch
Water (1 gallon per day per person minimum)
Sturdy outdoor clothing (We train rain or shine)
Refillable water bottle
We can supply you with a handgun and holster. Just add a note to the comment field when you are signing up that you need a set of gear. There is no charge for this.
You can bring your own ammo or use ours, please specify in the order notes during checkout. There is a charge for using our ammunition.
Gun cleaning kit and lubricant
Extra jackets and warm clothing
Towel for showering at the facility
Gatorade or electrolyte supplements
There is no penalty to reschedule your class as long as you provide written notice at least 1 hour before the start of class by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your credit is good for 1 year. We do not provide refunds.
Sunday August 7th, 2022 at 9am, Sunday August 21st, 2022 at 9am, Sunday October 2nd, 2022 at 9am, Sunday November 20th, 2022 at 9am, Sunday December 4th, 2022 at 9am