Defensive Handgun 101

Defensive Handgun 101

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Place: Gunshop, 11305 East Mapleton Road, Mapleton

Cost: $100 each student

Age: Must be 21 years or older, or accompanied by a legal guardian

Items to bring with you:

Clothing appropriate to the weather/activity

Good boots or hikers

Gloves for protecting your hands without restricting your firearm manipulation



Hearing/eye protection – electronic hearing protection is preferred

Sack lunch


Pistol or Revolver

Belt holster (kydex preferred)

Quality belt

Magazine carrier or speedloader carrier

350 rounds pistol ammunition

Three or more pistol magazines


This class covers NRA rules of safety, loading/unloading, basic pistol shooting techniques, defensive pistol shooting techniques, shooting from the draw, drawing from concealment, shooting from cover, ambidextrous shooting, ambidextrous transitions, kneeling, prone, shooting on the move, reloads, malfunction clearance drills, dry practice instruction, scenarios.

Course Objectives:

This course is intended to provide the student with skillsets to allow him/her to safely and effectively operate a pistol in a defensive role.  The student will be apprised in the effective use of cover.  The student will be able to safely move and shoot.  This course is a prerequisite for Basic Carbine 1.


Concealed carry class.  Prerequisites may be waived if the student can demonstrate rudimentary safe handling of a pistol during loading/unloading and has basic shooting skills.

Classes can be specially scheduled for days other than Saturdays if the group is large enough (min. four students), or the prospective student(s) is/are willing to pay a premium fee.

If you have any questions, wish to reserve a spot in a scheduled class, or desire to schedule a special class time, please email us at, or call us at 541-268-4504.

Class Schedule, 2010

***Class dates subject to change.  Be sure to reserve your spot in class at your earliest convenience.  Class dates subject to rescheduling due to rain.***

February 6th

March 20th

May 29th

July 17th

September 4th

September 18th

October 16th

November 20th

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