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Defensive Pistol Shooting Course

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​​​​Course Name: Defensive Pistol Shooting Class
​Course Description: Defensive Pistol Shooting Skills
Course Fee: $100
 Saturday, December 8, 2018 (Registration Closed - Next class March 3)
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: A Place To Shoot, 33951 San Francisquito Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

This is the second in a series of three pistol shooting skills courses.


  • Recommended but not required: Pistol Shooting I Course, or similar training or experience
  • ​Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • ​Must have good safe pistol handling habits.
  • ​​Must not be legally prohibited from possessing firearms.  Refer to the "California Firearm Laws Summary" document on the CA DOJ Bureau of Firearms web page for specifics on "Persons Ineligible to Possess Firearms".
  • ​Women who are pregnant, or think they may be pregnant, must have permission from their physician to participate in this activity.

This Course Covers The Following Topics and Skills:

  • How To Safely Draw A Pistol From Holster
  • How To Effectively Draw A Magazine From Holster (Pouch)
  • What To Look For In Pistol Holsters And Magazine Pouches
  • Rapid Fire Accuracy
  • Immediate Action Malfunction Clearing
  • Defensive Accuracy
  • Defensive Target Acquisition Techniques
  • Retention Shooting Techniques
  • Clearing A Room
  • Using A Flashlight And Shooting
  • Shooting While Moving
  • Discretionary Shooting

Completion of this course (or similar training or experience) is a recommended prerequisite to our Pistol Shooting III Course.

Course Fee: $100

Course Fee Includes:

  • Range fees, targets
  • Certificate of Course Completion

Student Must Bring:

  • Semi-Automatic Pistol
  • At least 2 magazines (3 or 4 recommended)
  • At least 200 rounds of ammunition (no steel core, steel or bi-metal jacketed ammo)
  • Strong side Hip holster for pistol, inside or outside waistband.  Pistol holster must be in the 3-o'clock position for right-handers, or 9-o'clock position for left-handers.  For safety reasons, to avoid muzzling others, no other carry position or means of carry will be allowed.
  • Magazine pouches
  • Gun belt strong enough to support weight of pistol and magazines
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Plenty of drinking water


  • Handheld Tactical flashlight
  • 4 Dummy rounds (Snap Caps, orange tip dummy ammo, or similar) of the same caliber as your pistol
  • Food/​Snacks

Anyone who is unable to safely perform any of the exercises in this course, at the sole discretion of the instructor(s), may be limited as to which exercises they may participate in, or how and to what extent they may participate in the exercises.  We'll do everything we can reasonably do to adapt and work with your situation, but ultimately everyone's safety is our first and foremost objective.

Optional Book:
Students attending this course will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals book at a significant discount off the $27.95 retail price.  This 245-page book is packed with great information and high quality illustrations.  It will reinforce and remind you what you learned in this course, plus provide much more information not covered in this course, to educate you and better prepare you for more advanced training.

Class Registration:
Registration for the December 8 class is now closed.  The next class will be on March 3.  Thank you.

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Defensive Pistol Shooting Class - Santa Clarita, CA - Saturday, December 8, 2018 9:00am-2:00pm

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