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Tactical Handgun 1 near Eugene & Springfield Oregon

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CLASS/COURSE: Tactical Handgun 1 near Eugene & Springfield Oregon

MAP/LOCATION: Tactical Handgun 1 near Eugene & Springfield Oregon


Tactical Handgun 1 Course near Eugene and Springfield Oregon is 8-hours of handgun training at a shooting range.

Tactical Handgun 1 (TH1) Course is the flagship firearms course at Defensive Firearms Instruction.

During the Tactical 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 Eugene and Springfield 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 Tactical Handgun 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:

Required Gear*:

  • 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.

Rental Gear & Upgrades (optional)

11 reviews for Tactical Handgun 1 near Eugene & Springfield Oregon

  1. Joseph

    I found the Tactical Handgun course very enlightening. Instructor did a great job of breaking things down, so we could all understand the basics. Signing up to get my unarmed here as well. These instructors are the best I have seen in the industry.

  2. Scott

    Amazing company with well-polished and knowledgeable instructors. They were very detailed oriented and concise in the material and message being delivered. I look forward to additional training.

  3. Cameron

    Instructors were professional and helpful; information was easy to understand. The training environment was clean and safe. Had plenty of breaks and they were well timed. I would recommend not only this class but this company for training.

  4. Mikenzy

    Instructors were professional, informative, clear and precise. Safety was the number one goal. The environment was friendly, safe and professional. Break s were given at regular intervals and I will definitely be recommending this class to all my friends and family.

  5. Daniel

    Very professional, more so than I expected. The information was very comprehensive. Safety was first and above everything. I enjoyed that class was all on the range. The breaks we perfectly timed. I would recommend this class and I look forward to future classes.

  6. Wesley

    Good instructors, great class. The instructors showed exceptional patience with students who were unfamiliar with firearms in general. The instructor was intense, and the level of intensity was absolutely appropriate for the material being delivered in this Tactical Handgun course.

  7. Richard

    I think this Tactical Handgun class was great. Instructors took their time to thoroughly teach and explain proper gun control and made sure I knew and understood what I was doing.

  8. Johnathan

    Instructors are very helpful. Lots of time and opportunity to master proper grip and firearm before live fire. Instructors are fair, patient and knowledgeable.

  9. Jay

    Very well taught. Lots of information. Very good hands on training and correction on the range.

  10. Marcus

    Excellent best training course I ever experienced. Changed my life and my very well save it someday. Love the one on one attention. Will definitely recommend to those in my community and work.

  11. John

    I wanted to thank you once again for an excellent class. A day well spent for me.

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