3-day Defensive Handgun Certification Course
Course # DPCC.0116.1 (24-hour Course)
Meets Wisconsin Concealed Carry Permit Requirements
Meets Florida Concealed Carry Permit Requirements
Michigan MCOLES Approved Course
(Approved by the Michigan Commission on LE Standards)
Post-Incident Legal Defense Support: This training curriculum meets ILETSB training standards. Curriculum materials; lesson plan, course itinerary, syllabus with SPO’s, student performance records, instructor certification credentials and list of supporting reference materials are available for post-incident legal defense depositions and legal defense litigation discovery.
Course Description: This comprehensive 3-day firearms training course combines our 2-day Semi-automatic Pistol Skills Course and our 1-day Defensive Pistol Skills Course into one exclusive program that focuses on enhancement of defensive shooting techniques and combat gun-handling skills with the semi-automatic pistol.
This course will provide students with formal, structured information and training on firearms safety, nomenclature, operation, defensive gun-handling skills and use of force laws covering self-defense & personal defense applications.
Student's will learn enhanced dry-practice and live-fire techniques that focus on development of combat gun-handling skills in preparation for use of the semi-automatic pistol for home defense, concealed carry and personal defense applications.
This course will also cover the primary elements of combat mindset, situational awareness, principals of personal defense and the physiological response & reaction of the human body under duress.
This program, or it's equivalency, is a pre-requisite to attend our following training programs:
The following firearms training topics will be covered:
Firearms safety and safe gun-handling procedures.
Nomenclature of the semi-automatic pistol.
Preventive maintenance inspection of perishable parts.
Function testing passive safeties and magazines.
Fundamental diagnostics of defensive shooting.
The natural action stance and thumbs forward grip.
Mastering Sight Gear 1 - perfect sight alignment.
- Mastering Sight Gear 2 - The Flash Sight Picture.
- Roll thru the link - trigger manipulation drills.
Defensive marksmanship and target analysis.
- Combat marksmanship and target analysis.
Defensive gun-handling skills development.
- Combat gun-handling skills development.
Presentation from high ready pistol
Presentation from the holster.
Thumb check and proper indexing during re-holstering.
Loading / unloading and press checking.
Timed ammunition management - Emergency reloads, tactical reloads and speed reloads.
Timed malfunction clearance drills - Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 malfunctions.
Methodology of shooting the semi-automatic pistol.
Developing a dry-practice program and dry-practice skill building drills.
Fundamental diagnostics and self-correcting fundamental errors.
Review of proper cleaning, maintenance and lubrication.
Awareness of exposure to toxic metals and solvents.
Firearm transport laws and proper firearm storage.
Conditioning mental focus and combat mindset.
Developing tactical aptitude and situational awareness.
Target distance and optical illusions.
Safe operation and control of the semi-automatic pistol.
Threat assessment and area scanning.
Ball & dummy live-fire skill building drills.
- Lawful use of force and laws of personal defense.
Precision concentration drills.
Understanding time elements used in courses of fire.
- Progressive multi-shot drills.
Split-time rhythm drills and controlled multi-shot applications.
- Standards drill test and evaluation.
- Timed Defensive Handgun Qualification Course with certified marksmanship rating.
- Course fee includes custom laminated Spartan dry-practice target and laminated dry-practice rules handout.
- This is the most comprehensive 3-day defensive pistol program available in the industry - period!
Course duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Course tuition: $ 495.00
($ 600.00 for this class at the Pima Pistol Club in Arizona)
(Tuition fee includes all range fees and use of loaner firearms)
Course student limit: 12
Student requirements: Notepad and pen, eye protection, ear protection, baseball type cap, heavy-duty leather or nylon pants belt, holster and magazine carriers, personal defense handgun with at least (3) standard capacity magazines or (5) single stack magazines, handgun cleaning kit and gun oil / CLP.
Recommended equipment: Rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, hydration system and water. (For outdoor classes only)
Ammunition requirements: 450 rounds (minimum)
(Ammunition is available for purchase upon request)
Pistol Mounted Optic / Red Dot Sight handguns are allowed in this course.
This course will be limited to Personal Defense handguns that are designed to be carried for personal protection. Competition pistols will not be allowed in this course.
Contact us directly if you have any questions about the eligibility of the handgun you would like to use in this course.
Spartan Tactical can provide students with a loaner semi-automatic pistol, magazines and holster for this class upon request.
Loaner handguns available for student use:
- Glock 17 Gen 3 and Gen 4 (9mm)
- Glock 19 Gen 3 and Gen 4 (9mm)
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