Defensive Pistol Series

The Self Defense and Home Defense Pistol series of classes at Hot Wells Shooting Range lasts two hours and run in a three-course  series (some take all three classes, some only one or two). We cover everything from the basics all the way through moving and shooting, reloads, using  cover/concealment, and much more. Our goal in the later phases is to create a  stress factor for our students in order to best simulate real-life shooting scenarios.  Please don’t forget to bring a friend!

Phase I is not a first time introductory class, we suggest scheduling private instruction with one of our trainers prior to signing up for this informative series.

See our Calendar of Upcoming Defense Classes

Donovan and Tactical pistol students

Donovan and defense pistol students

Phase I: Without a firm foundation you will never become a solid shooter. Phase I is all about the basics. At the conclusion of this phase, we will put a business card on a target edge toward you and you will split it in half!

Phase II: Phase II starts with safely getting your gun in and out of your holster. Phase II was built around the number one rule of gun fighting: “No one  stands still.” Whether you are creating separation from your target, moving to  find cover, or headed down a hall to secure your children, there is always  somewhere to go. In Phase II we learn how to accomplish this task while engaging multiple targets and properly using cover lines.

Phase III: Our goal for the student in Phase III is to begin to operate his/her weapon  system on a subconscious level, and the only effective way to do this is through  high intensity training. Drills in phase three include:  making speed and tactical reloads, shooting from the driver’s seat of a vehicle, distinguishing the target, and learning how to individually breakdown tactical and self-defense scenarios. 

Price:  $85 per phase

(After completing all 3 phases you can return to any class for only $25)

Course Length:   2 hours

Prerequisite: You must have had either a Private Lesson or a Concealed Handgun License prior to sign-up. Students must take Phase I before II, Phase II  before III .

Gear:  Participants in Phase I will need: ear/eye protection, 2 or more pistol magazines, and ammunition.  Round count will be given upon registration.

Phase II will also need: a hard sided holster (such as Kydex) designed specifically to securely hold your pistol on your belt holster. No Serpa holsters are allowed at the range.

If you need help with any gear please contact us.

Due to limited class room space and availability students must register in advance.

*** Hot Wells Shooting Range requires a 48 hour advance notice in the event the registrant needs to cancel his/her attendance from class. If we are not notified of your intent to cancel or transfer/postpone from your registered class you will NOT receive a refund.

Defensive Classes are available at these Dates/Times: