Responsible Defense 3

Responsible Defense 3 is an advanced handgun course specifically designed for development or improvement of advanced tactical skill sets for armed defense.

A Valid Texas license-to-carry a handgun or other state-issued handgun license and completion of RESPONSIBLE DEFENSE 1 and RESPONSIBLE DEFENSE 2 is required to take this course.

Course Cost - $295


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

Responsible Defense 3 features “flat-range” live fire handgun training and the Troysgate VIKN system live scenarios:

  • Clearing “Double-Feed” Malfunctions
  • Engaging Multiple Targets
  • Pivot Drills to include 90* and 180* Pivots
  • Shooting and reloading on the move (to include: Forward, Backwards and Laterally)
  • 5 Complex Scenarios in the VIKN Simulator

Like all Atlas Defense handgun training courses, Responsible Defense 3 is led by a Master Certified Instructor assisted by a Safety Director, highly-experience tactical instructors, and live role players to maximize safety and the realism of the experience. 

Immediately following each VIKN system engagement participants will benefit from a videoimprovement critique by tactical instructors.


What to bring:

  • Belt Slide Hip Holster or handgun belt with holster
  • Your unloaded handgun
  • At least two spare magazines (three magazines total) for reloading and magazine pouches
  • A light “cover garment” for range (for drawing from concealment)
  • State handgun license & government-issued identification
  • 300 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye and hearing protection
  • A signed copy of the release form 
  • Check-in and classroom at Best of West headquarters
  • Sunscreen
  • Bag Lunch