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Top Shot Firearms Academy and Gun Club
Defensive Pistol
Level One
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Do you realize that many fights will take place within several feet of you? You should, because they can and do. Having the ability to use your defensive handgun skills and engage threats without using a position that might cause you to lose your gun is incredibly important. Learn how to operate and shoot your handgun from close and extreme close quarters positions before you get into a situation where you might need those skills! This course includes an NRA certificate for your credentials.  

Course outline 
Close quarters shooting techniques

Draw from Concealment (5 step process)
Close/far transitions
Weapon strikes
Tactical Shooting 
2 partner drills 
Shooting from cover and concealment
Reloading techniques 
Advanced shooting drills 

Rapid Fire Control

Estimated round count: 500 rounds pistol *NOTE - this is an estimated quantity due to the unique flexibility of the program, students may shoot more or less

Required Equipment 


Quality functional semi-automatic pistol (no micro pistols or pocket pistols. Full size and compact pistols only.)

3 magazines minimum

Belt mounted, dominant-side holster

Sturdy belt 

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Clothing suitable for training in any weather (pants must have belt loops)

Eyewear protection 

Earmuffs and earplugs

**Optional: loading devices






1 day




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