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Defensive Shooting Fundamentals

In this instructor-led course, you’re training for what could really happen and gaining the skills needed to survive a life-threatening attack. The fundamentals learned here can help to guide your mental and physical responses in a real-life self-defense situation.

Training Aligns The Body & Mind

“You become appropriately confident in your ability through realistic practice and evaluation. Being over- or under-confident in your defensive shooting ability can be catastrophic.”

– Rob Pincus

This class is the foundation of armed self-defense training. Whether you want to reliably put rounds on target, or you’re building your skills for rapid acquisition and engagement of multiple targets in a real-world scenario, you will find these skills and more in Defensive Shooting Fundamentals.

Defensive Shooting Fundamentals – Level 1

Defensive Shooting Fundamentals at Their Core


This training builds on what your body does naturally when experiencing the stress of a deadly threat.


Drills are powered by empirical evidence from actual events. Everything you learn is a result of real life.


Skills developed in this class are based on how students need to be able to react in a real self-defense incident.

DSF Level 1
Live fire drills

Core shooting drills of Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1:
  • Extend – Touch – Press
  • Up and Up Multiple
  • Emergency Reload
  • Balance of Speed & Precision
Once the core shooting drills have been completed, additional shooting drills your instructor may offer include:
  • Presentation from the Holster
  • Lateral Movement
  • Facing Movement
  • Tactical Stroll
  • Dynamic Deviation (optional per instructor)
  • Push Your Limits (optional per instructor)
  • Home Defense Simulation

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DSF Level 2
Live fire drills

This class builds on the skills that were introduced in the Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1 class. Defensive Shooting Level 2 revolves primarily around the range and live fire.:
  • Refresh on Level 1 drills
  • Strong Hand Only Balance of Speed & Precision
  • Weak Hand
  • Multiple Target Engagement
  • Take a Lap
  • Volume of Fire (optional per instructor)
  • Cognitive drill (optional per instructor)
  • Concealed Carry Simulation

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