Defensive Handgun III

Length:   2.0 Hours (Range)


Prerequisite: Defensive Handgun II


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 III is a follow up to Defensive Handgun II.  This course develops critical incident skills using the handgun. This advanced course teaches students to operate their weapon at the edge of their performance envelope, providing them with practical and retainable skills intended to increase their effectiveness and decrease reaction time. Individuals will be instructed in and expected to negotiate complex real-time situations that will instill confidence and produce reflexive memory. This course forces problem solving at real time instead of basing instruction on strict drill guidelines. The principles of economy of motion and economy of time will be stressed throughout. Students can and should expect to be pushed to their safe breaking point. It is recommended that all students attending this course be in good medical and physical condition and each student should wear clothing similar to their everyday attire and use their everyday holster. his course includes live-fire range exercises, live-fire tactical scenarios, and abundant practice integrating empty hand and knife skills. Live-fire training includes ambidextrous shooting, and shoot-no shoot decision making. This course contains "force-on-force" training only as it relates to empty hand defense, edged weapons, and weapon retention techniques. This course does not offer "force-on-force" house clearing using Simunitions, UTM, or laser-driven weapons.


Participants must be a minimum of 21 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:

  • High stress marksmanship

  • Confronting multiple threats

  • Tactical and emergency reloads

  • Malfunction clearing (immediate and remedial action)

  • Austere shooting positions

  • One hand weapon manipulation/weak hand (support hand) weapon manipulation

  • Low-light techniques and light control

  • Movement

  • Austere use of cover

  • Pushing through/fighting retreats

  • Ground fighting and recovering from the ground

  • LFI's "stress-fire techniques" like the stress-fire star, rescue pivot, reverse to weaver, reverse to kneeling, etc.

  • Pivots (turning left, right, or 180 degrees) while drawing and shooting

  • Long-range drills


Required Gear:

  • 600 rounds of brass cased FMJ ammunition

  • Eye and Ear Protection

  • Long Sleeve Shirt

  • Pants

  • Comfortable footwear

  • Handgun with 3 magazines

  • Handheld flashlight

  • Spare flashlight batteries

  • Belt Holster

  • Ear and eye protection

  • Hat

  • Long sleeves recommended


Recommended Gear:

  • Gloves

  • Sunblock

  • Hydration

  • Field cleaning kit

  • Basic maintenance tools

  • Knee and elbow pads

  • Additional magazines for all weapons


  • 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