Intermediate Defensive Handgun Course

Length: 4 hours Cost: $150 (plus $30 range fee)


CCW Permit Holders! Unload prior to attending the course. Do not bring a loaded firearm to the event!

Prerequisites: MUST be an intermediate shooter with experience in training in a group environment:

  • Load, fire, and unload your pistol safely (muzzle pointed downrange and finger off the trigger unless firing)
  • Ability to present and re-holster a loaded gun safely.
  • Chamber check, mag check, and reload safely.

Attending our CCW Prep Course or CCW Safety Training and Qualification Course satisfies the prerequisites.

Length: 4 hours Cost: $150 (plus $30 range fee)

This event is designed for those who have completed a basic defensive handgun course or CCW Safety and Qualification Course and are seeking more advanced self-defense pistol training.

The course begins with a review of basic defensive pistol skills, firearms safety, and range safety. Students will then learn new skills with a mix of both lecture, dry fire, and live fire drills.

  • Review 5 step presentation from the holster/concealed carry
  • Malfunctions (timed)
  • Review tactical and emergency reloads
  • Sul
  • Engaging targets from various distances (timed)
  • Ball and Dummy drill
  • Trigger Reset
  • Close contact 1
  • Close contact 2
  • Kneeling
  • Prone
  • The Casino Drill (speed and accuracy)
  • Movement to target
  • Movement side to side
  • Room entry/Clearing

Required Equipment:

  • Personal self-defense pistol
  • Level 1 or 2 retention hard (Kydex) pistol holster – OWB only (No IWB, leg, shoulder, ankle holsters)
  • 3-4 magazines. You will be changing magazines on the move and will need at least 3. More magazines will ensure you do not run out of ammo during the “shooting while moving” stages of fire.
  • Concealment garment
  • Magazine holster
  • Sturdy belt
  • 200 rds of ammunition
  • ELECTRONIC HEARING PROTECTION IS MANDATORY!!! This is for the safety of all students in the class. Available for rent $10.
  • Eye protection -wrap around safety glasses. If you do not have a pair, you can purchase at the event for $4.

Recommended Equipment

  • Knee and elbow pads. You WILL need these for kneeling and prone position. It will be painful without them.
  • Back up pistol with magazines
  • Magazine loader
  • Chair
  • Water

Check our home page for the next scheduled course or contact us at for more information.

$30 range fee will be collected at the range for those who are not members of Rainbow Shooting Range.



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  • April 2, 2022
    April 2, 2022
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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