This is first in a series of handgun self defense classes offered by SRFI is for both beginning and experienced shootes and no previous handgun training is needed. It begins with the fundamental considerations in shooting a handgun and graduates to the essential subjects used for handgun self defense which includes:

  • Marksmanship
  • Drawing from a concealed holster
  • Fixing handgun malfunctions
  • Shooting from behind walls
  • Strong and weak hand shooting
  • Shooting from retention
  • Shooting accurate controlled pairs


The lecture portion of the class covers basic handgun and ammo knowledge and how to develop a defensive mindset. The length of the class is 6 hours and the number of rounds fired in the range drills is 300.  All shooting is at human type targets with training in head shots and chest shots.

To fully participate in the drills, SRFI recommends the student bring:

  • minimum 9mm semi-auto or .38 caliber revolver; however any caliber is acceptable
  • plastic (Kydex) or leather holsterat least 2magazines (semi-auto) or 2 speed loaders (revolver), the more the better
  • wear a 1 1/4 inch wide sturdy belt that fits through pant belt loops
  • firearm made by a reliable manufacturer such as: Colt, Glock, Ruger, Smith and Wesson, Springfield, Kimber, etc.
  • hear muffs (electronic type recommended) and eye protection
  • 300 rounds of factory ammunition

Students will receive a 35 page course manual along with a course completion certificate.

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Handgun Self Defense I

Have your concealed weapons permit?  Great!

Now let us teach you how to protect yourself with life saving tactics and techniques in our series of Handgun Self Defense classes.

Sign up on line for our one day class on May 14th found in the left hand column.  By the way, bring 300 rounds of ammunition, you'll need it all.

The first couple hours covers handgun basics and self defense considerations when carrying a handgun.  Then you'll proceed to the shooting range where you will learn:

  • Marksmanship skills that will serve as a foundation for tactical shooting
  • Draw safely from a concealed strong side holster
  • Recognize a fix the 4 types of handgun malfunctions
  • Strong and weak hand shooting
  • Retention shooting (Close Quarter Defense)
  • Safely shooting from cover
  • Move and shoot scenarios
  • Accurate head and controlled pair Center-of-Mass chest shots

Targets are humanoid and color photos of aggressors

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The next one class is scheduled for May 14th at a cost of $75.

Select the listing shown in the left hand column and sign up today!

Handgun Range Drills

This is a non-NRA class offered to those students who want to learn and/or improve their handgun skills.  The class is conducted at a shooting range and covers the following topics:

  • how to draw safely from a stong side hip holster
  • difference between Emergency and Retention reloads
  • identifying and correcting handgun malfunctions
  • practice the 6 fundamentals of pistol shooting
  • center-of-mass chest and head shots
  • understanding the concepts of Flashsite Picture and Trigger Reset
  • approaching and shooting from around cover

To fully participate in the drills, SRFI recommends the student bring:

  • the handgun you wish to shoot in the class (semi-auto or revolver), preferably the one you have chosen for concealed carry
  • strong side hip holster that safely secures the handgun
  • at least 2 magazines (semi-auto) or 2 speed loaders (revolver), the more the better
  • wear a 1 1/4 inch wide sturdy belt that fits through pant belt loops
  • hear muffs (electronic type recommended) and eye protection
  • 200 rounds of factory ammunition
  • ball cap to protect you from hot brass
  • Cold weather? Dress warm and wear gloves that permit you to shoot the gun.

 

This non-NRA one day course taught by SRFI fulfills the State's requirement when applying for the Enhanced CWL.

As a commitment to our students, SRFI exceeds the minimum requirements by including tactical handgun self protection concepts such as:

  • how to recognize and fix handgun malfunctions
  • properly performing emergency and tactical reloads
  • learn the techniques for shooting controlled pairs to assailants center-of-mass
  • shoot safetly from cover
  • correct method for drawing from a stong side holster
  • develop a self protection mindset
  • what to say and do when the police show up

Our classroom PowerPoint presentation is 6 hours in duration and an additional 2 hour shooting range time has the student participate in several firearm exercises from varying distances.

To fully participate in the drills, SRFI recommends the student bring:

  • the handgun you wish to shoot in the class (semi-auto or revolver), preferably the one you have chosen for concealed carry
  • strong side hip holster that safely secures the handgun
  • at least 2 magazines (semi-auto) or 2 speed loaders (revolver), the more the better
  • wear a 1 1/4 inch wide sturdy belt that fits through pant belt loops
  • hear muffs (electronic type recommended) and eye protection
  • 200 rounds of factory ammunition
  • ball cap to protect you from hot brass
  • Cold weather? Dress warm and wear gloves that permit you to shoot the gun.

 Students will receive a 55 page course manual along with a course completion certificate and a CWL application form.