Critical Defensive Handgun is our follow-up to our Fundamentals of Concealed Carry Course.
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Private training dates are also available – please see this page.
This course is right for you if:
- you have your concealed carry permit training but you need to improve your defensive shooting skills at the range.
- you want to have a better understanding of real-life defensive shooting skills.
- you want to practice, but you don’t want to practice the wrong things.
- you have purchased a defensive handgun, holster, or other gear and need to begin the process of vetting that gear for concealed carry.
- your concealed carry license class left you knowing that you weren’t really ready to conceal carry.
This course focuses on the intuitive defensive shooting skills that will work best with what the body and mind do naturally when you are faced with a lethal threat.
You will learn responses that are the most efficient and will allow you to stop the threat when you are surprised by an attacker. The fact is, MOST defensive firearms shootings involve little or no warning.
In addition to the focus on practical real-world defensive handgun skills, Critical Defensive Handgun emphasizes the constant assessment and decision-making process you will find yourself involved in when you face a lethal threat.
This class is about real physical skills coupled with the crucial mental skills that will make a critical difference when everything is on the line.
Building on the basic training learned in CPL courses, we teach you to learn and develop the skills and techniques needed to learn and practice to;
- evaluate your defensive carry gun & gear
- safely and effectively carry – every day
- draw from concealment
- balance speed with precision
- shoot while moving (when, why, and how)
- carrying in restrictive environments
- reload during a dynamic critical incident
- shoot through walls, etc.
- select and plan for vehicle carry
- draw and shoot from a vehicle
- use your body’s natural reactions to your advantage
- prevail in life-threatening situations
- clear firearm malfunctions
- operate your firearm with one hand & weak hand
- operate a firearm while holding a flashlight
- defend against multiple threats
What you will need to bring:
- Your CPL and Michigan Driver’s License/State ID
- Your firearm, strong side holster, concealed carry holster, purse (or any other device you plan to carry your firearm in)
- At least 3 standard capacity magazines (4 or more for lower capacity guns)
- At least 300 rounds of range ammunition (FMJ)
- Outdoor clothing you don’t mind getting dirty in
This course is conducted on our private outdoor range.
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All registrations are subject to our cancellation guarantee.
Please contact us if you have any questions or are interested in scheduling a different date for your group or receiving private training.
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