Defensive Handgun 1

Defensive Handgun 1 is a half day course for the beginner to intermediate shooter.

This course is specifically designed to provide a base foundation for handgun safety and self defense.  Defensive Handgun 1 is a great transition course for citizens taking the LTC course in preparation for the more advanced training in Responsible Defense 1 or Active Shooter 1.

Course Cost - $125, Class begins at 8AM


ATLAS DEFENSE IS CURRENTLY OFFERING CIVILIAN CLASSES TO GROUPS OF 8 OR MORE. IF YOU HAVE A GROUP AND WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE TRAINING, PLEASE CALL SCOTT CALVIN AT 512-694-3266

The course includes critical classroom and range training modules that cover:

  • Comprehensive Handgun Safety
  • Transportation, Care and Storage of Firearms
  • Semi Automatic Handgun parts and operation
  • Ammo, Loading, Unloading, and Malfunctions
  • Sight Alignment
  • Trigger Control
  • Managing Recoil
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Engaging Multiple Targets

Classroom training is followed by instructor demonstration and handgun range skill development.
Like all Atlas Defense training courses, Handgun Shooting 1 is led by a Master Certified Instructor assisted by a Safety Officer to maximize safety.

What to bring:

  • Your unloaded semi automatic handgun and holster
  • Bring at least two spare magazines for reloading and a magazine pouch
  • 250 rounds of ammunition
  • Bring your own eye and hearing protection
  • Bring a signed copy of the release form
  • Sunscreen and cap
  • Rental handguns are available for an additional fee of $25.

Check-in and classroom at Best of the West Shooting Sports headquarters then we will proceed to the Atlas Defense tactical bay.