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Defensive Handgun 1 will introduce you to the foundational concepts of owning, carrying, and shooting a pistol or revolver in self defense. If you have just bought your first handgun, are interested in owning one, or are interested in stepping off on your journey in tactical firearm training, this is your opportunity to get started in a thorough, detailed, and beginner friendly manner.


I highly recommend you take Firearm Safety and Self Defense before taking this class.


To sign up, you will pay 1 cent. This is a symbolic gesture that signifies your commitment to attending, and binds us into the relationship of teacher and student. You can pay the tuition for this class as you see fit; Generally speaking any amount from $50 to $250 is acceptable. You send tuition via Venmo to Brian-Wang-11 or Paypal to, or bring cash in person. We also take trades of labor, ammunition, etc. If you have questions about ammo availability and cost, or our class-by-donation system, call 408-892-5460.


The valley where we conduct our training is in the Diablo mountain range one and a half hours east of downtown San Jose, one hour south of livermore. We will send you an automated email with detailed driving instructions when you register. Easy 2 wheel drive access by paved county highway.


Strengths and weaknesses of handguns
Brief overview of pertinent laws
Drawing safely from the holster
Loading and unloading procedures
Flinch, anticipation, and dry practice techniques
Handgun wound ballistics and human anatomy
The science of ammunition and hollowpoints
Fundamentals of breathing, aiming, and trigger press
Basic two handed shooting technique
Choosing equipment and accessories
Rapid fire and recoil control

Required Equipment:

Pen and paper
Pistol or revolver
Holster which is molded for that gun and attached to your clothing
100 rounds of ammo
2+ magazines
Snacks and lunch
Sturdy shoes
Sturdy outdoor clothing (We train rain or shine)
Eye protection
Ear protection

We can supply you with a handgun and gear. Just add a note to the comment field when you are signing up that you need equipment and your dominant hand. You can bring your own ammo or use ours. If you use ours, just trade me for another caliber or bring cash/venmo/paypal etc. and pay me back market rate for whatever you use.

Recommended equipment: 

Gun cleaning kit and lubricant
Extra jackets and warm clothing
Folding chair
Sling is optional


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

Additional information


Saturday March 13th 9am, Saturday May 1st 9am, Sunday June 6th, 2021, Saturday July 3rd 9am, Sunday August 1st, 2021 at 9am, Saturday September 4th, 2021 at 9am, Saturday November 6th, 2021 at 9am