Defensive Pistol 101 is our introductory course to using a pistol in anything more than a bench rest environment. This is a one-day class that covers basic gun safety and handling. Topics included are; drawing from a holster and engaging threats, reloads, and malfunction clearances. Lectures will include safety, mindset and basic legal concepts.
Defensive Pistol 101 covers the requirements for CCW training in Santa Cruz County, San Benito County, Monterey County, Merced County, & City of Gilroy.
There are no prerequisites for this course but NRA Basic Pistol is always recommended for anyone who has had no formal pistol instruction.
- Desire to learn.
- Defensive handgun .380 caliber or higher with strong side kydex holster.
- Dual Magazine carrier with 3-5 magazines (more makes for an easier training day).
- Ear and eye protection.
- 500 rounds of ammunition.
- Hat to deflect brass.
- Personal water supply.
- Sunscreen if outside.
- Individual first aid kit or blow-out kit (optional).
***There is a $20/person range fee on the day of the class***