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Pistol-I(a): Introduction to Fundamental & Defensive Handgun




This 1 day/8 hr course is designed to introduce basic handgun shooting to beginning shooters who had never received any formal firearms training. The emphasis is on basic handgun training and safety, moral and legal aspects of firearms use, firearms nomenclature, weapons handling and shooting fundamentals.  

This course will develop the basics of safety on and off the range, principles of personal defense, use of deadly force, combative mind-set, situation awareness, basic ballistics in handgun marksmanship through demonstration and practice.  Participants will learn safe loading and unloading, chamber checking, drawing the firearm from the holster, a malfunction clearance, proper elements of marksmanship assessing and scanning. 

When:  March 24rd, 2018 Saturday (#180324P1a)

Ammunition: Approx. 200 rounds minimum

Where: Where: Angeles Shooting Range 12651 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 (818) 918-2364

Eagles Nest "A" range


The objective is to provide adequate knowledge to own and operate a handgun safely for personal protection.


None/Open to all students & CCW welcomed.  TAC-1 SAFE START is highly recommended

Class Format

This (8 hrs) one day training will be held in class room and on live fire range: Lecture:.2.5 hours Lunch : 30 minutes 
Live Fire Shooting: 5 hours

Pistol-I(A): Intro to Defensive Handgun


Introduction to Defensive Handgun

P1(a) is where you build your fundamental basic. Solid foundation will ensure strong skills to build upon.

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P-1(a) Course Subject

The following technique and concepts will be introduced.


Students are introduced to basic safety and brief overview of the CA firearms law

4 Basic Firearms Safety Rules

Principles of personal defense

Use of deadly force (law)

Combative mind-set

Selecting the right weapon and basic ballistics

Weapon Operation

Students are introduced to the concept of basic weapon operation. 

Drawing and exhibiting handguns from holster

Safe loading and unloading

Trigger Control & Dry Presses

Ready positions (Low Ready and Compressed Ready)

Elements of Marksmanship

Live Fire & Combat Shooting

Students are introduced to the concept of Live Fire & Combat Shooting

Assessing and scanning - situational awareness

Trigger Drills and Marksmanship

Basic malfunction clearing

Shooting at various distances

Combined skill evaluation & qualification

Needed Gear

    • Semi Auto Pistol (9mm, 40 cal., 45 cal.)
    • Ammunition (Students must provide own ammo)
    • Holster
    • Sturdy belt
    • Magazines (2 or more recommended)
    • Magazine pouch (holds to magazines)
    • Dummy Rounds (5 minimum)
    • Eye protection (Prefer clear with no color)
    • Ear protection (both outer and inner protections are recommended)
    • Cap or Hat (highly recommended)
    • Appropriate attire for weather & flying hot brass
    • Marking Pen (Sharpies)
    • Water and snacks (also available on-site for purchase)
    • Gun bag/case to store and transport firearms
    • Folding Chair for your comfort*

**Upon registration, students are provided with a Discount Code courtesy of LA Police Gear for all of their shopping need.

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Angeles Shooting Ranges 12651 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 



Range Info: (818) 918-2364

Class info: (661) 857-7722