Defensive Handgun II

Course Length:  2.0 Hours (Range)

Prerequisite: Defensive Handgun I


Class Size:  10 max


Cost:  310.US 

Taxes, fees, range time, and ammunition are not included in course cost.

10% Discount for Law Enforcement, Military, NAAGA and NRA members

Defensive Handgun II is a follow up to Defensive Handgun I.  The intent of this course is to teach the student to reflexively employ their handgun and to effectively negotiate a critical incident regardless of the tactical environment, position, or injury. In this intermediate course, students will be required to perform in less-than-ideal shooting positions facing less-than-ideal threats. This class focuses almost exclusively on movement, avoiding the more static, fundamentals-focused shooting seen in DHI. This course is moderately physically demanding and the tempo is higher than some students may have experienced before; applying as much stress as possible to hone skills on the gun under closer-to-real-world circumstances.


Participants must be a minimum of 18 years of age, be a U.S. Citizen, be of good character, and possess a clear criminal history. Unless included in the package cost*, participants are responsible for satisfying all course fees seven (7.0) days prior to the course’s scheduled date, in addition to any and all range fees; rental of protective equipment; targets; and ammunition. * Not all course packages include the cost of range fees, protective equipment, targets or ammunition.


Instruction Includes:

  • Stress Inoculation Drills

  • Drawing from Concealment

  • Tactical and Emergency Reloading

  • Malfunction Clearing

  • Unconventional Shooting Positions

  • Identifying and Taking Adequate Cover and/or Concealment

  • One Hand Weapon Manipulation (Shooting, Drawing and Reloading)

  • Shooting In Low-light Environments

  • Movement In Dynamic Shooting (Moving To The Rear Or Laterally While Drawing And Shooting)

  • Defense of Third Parties

  • Martial Concepts In "Fight-to-Gun" Tactics

  • Contact Distance Employment Of The Handgun

  • Tactical management ("Pie-ing", "Quick peek", and "Roll Out" techniques) of danger areas such as corners, doors, and stairwells particularly when protecting the home


Required Gear

  • 500 rounds of brass cased, FMJ ammunition

  • Eye and Ear Protection (Rentals available)

  • Long Sleeve Shirt

  • Pants

  • Comfortable footwear

  • Reliable Handgun with 3 magazines

  • Belt Holster

  • Magazine carrier

  • Knee pads

  • Ball cap


  • Social distancing observed (During verbal instruction)

  • Face Masks and/ or Face Shields Required

  • Face masks will be available for purchase 2. US

  • Face Shields are available for purchase 20. US