DH-1 is a very demanding course and consists of 16 hours training that will challenge you physically and mentally. This course is a prerequisite for Defensive Handgun 2.

Required Equipment

  • Quality functional semi-automatic pistol – Full size and compact pistols only. Example – Glock 19, or Smith & Wesson 2.0 compact.
  • 4-6 magazines minimum. More is better
  • Hat with brim, baseball cap
  • Optional, loading devices
  • Dominant side, hip-mounted holster or dominant side, belt-mounted holster that does not have a trigger finger retention device.
  • Magazine pouch(es)
  • Sturdy belt least 1.5” wide
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning. NO OPEN TOE SHOES
  • Clothing suitable for training in any weather, pants must have belt loops
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Electronic amplified earmuffs and earplugs
  • Note taking material
  • Cleaning Gear
  • Special tools – if required
  • Manual for pistol, optic, etc. if available
  • Range bag

Course Includes

  • Legal Rights and Responsibilities
  • Mindset / Situational Awareness
  • Weapons / Tools / Equipment
  • Firearm Safety & Practical Application
  • Weapons Handling / Awareness
  • Ready Positions
  • Fundamentals of Shooting
  • Drawing from Holster and Reholstering
  • Progression Drills
  • Reloads
  • Malfunctions
  • Timed Courses of Fire

Round Count

  • Approximate round count: 500
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