Defensive Handgun Tactics 1 near Bend & Redmond Oregon
The Defensive Handgun Tactics 1 Course near Bend and Redmond, Oregon, is an 8-hour training program designed to provide students with the necessary tools and mindset for effective handgun defense. Offered by Defensive Firearms Instruction, this flagship course caters to both beginners and experienced individuals. The training includes top-quality instruction and the opportunity to practice drills in a safe and friendly environment. The course covers various topics, including safety briefings, gear placement, handgun manipulation, marksmanship fundamentals, and live-fire exercises. Successful completion of the course grants a certificate, but it does not meet the requirements for an Oregon Concealed Handgun License.
Defensive Handgun Tactics 1 Course near Bend and Redmond Oregon is 8-hours of handgun training at a shooting range.
Defensive Handgun Tactics 1 Course is the flagship firearms course at Defensive Firearms Instruction.
During the Defensive Handgun training class, our goal is to provide students with the tools and mindset necessary to properly defend themselves and their loved ones with a handgun.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran, you will get something out of this handgun shooting class that is held in Bend and Redmond Oregon.
Along with top quality instruction, you will have the opportunity to practice drills in a safe and friendly atmosphere that you aren’t able to do at most public ranges.
We gear our drills towards not only making you more comfortable with firing and manipulating your handgun but also preparing you for a defensive encounter.
We begin the day with a safety brief and by going over the mindset and philosophies regarding the defensive use of handguns.
The next segment of the course is focused on dry fire manipulations, during which time we cover the following topics:
- Proper placement of gear
- Loading/unloading and press checking
- Drawing and holstering
- After action response
- Ready positions
- Moving with a firearm in ready positions
- Emergency reloads
- Tactical reloads
- Clearing malfunctions
- Fundamentals of marksmanship
We then move into the live fire section of the course which covers the following topics:
- 2 handed sighted slow fire (accuracy analysis)
- Single-handed firing dominant hand
- Single-handed firing non-dominant hand
- Shooting from kneeling positions
- Controlled pairs
- Close quarters un-sighted fire drills
- Focused accuracy drills
- Shooting from behind cover
The culmination of the course is the Oregon DPSST PQC-1 Handgun Qualification Course.
This will allow you to quantify your skills and compare them with what is required of your local law enforcement.
Upon successful completion of this course students will receive a certificate of completion of our Defensive Handgun Tactics 1 course, however, the certification does not meet the requirements under ORS 166.291 to obtain an Oregon Concealed Handgun License.
There are no pre-requisites to this course, however, all students must be able to perform introductory-level skills such as basic weapons manipulation (i.e. locking slide to the rear, loading magazines, etc.). If you are not confident in your abilities with basic handgun manipulation, we recommend starting with our Introduction to Handgun Course.
This course is the pre-requisite course required to attend the following courses:
- Semi-automatic duty sized handgun chambered in .380 ACP, 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 Auto (no revolvers)
- At least 2 magazines (if your magazine capacity is less than 6 rounds, bring 3 magazines)
- Holster and magazine pouch
- 150 rounds of handgun ammunition
- Belt and suitable clothing
- A valid form of photo ID
- Snacks, water, and lunch
- Kneepads (optional)
*Rental equipment (firearm/ammunition/ear & eye protection) is available with advanced notice.
Note: Please ensure all firearms are unloaded and cased upon arrival for this course.
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