Intro to Practical Defensive Pistol (Indoor)

Date(s) - 01/20/2021
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Northern Chester County Sportsmen's Club


You’ve recently purchased a handgun and you’re not sure how to use it? This class is for you. It is for the person with limited experience.


You’ve recently purchased a handgun and it is locked up and you’re not sure about it? This class is for you. It is for the person with no or limited handgun experience in a defensive setting. Join us and start the foundation of defensive shooting and self-protection in a safe and positive environment!

Join NRA Advanced Instructor, Jim Benoit for a comprehensive introductory class on defensive shooting. The curriculum is designed for women and men that have little to no experience in shooting their firearms and can demonstrate safe gun handling skills. Some experience drawing from a holster is a plus but not required.

We will review your grip, stance, and sight picture to ensure all students are on track. You will shoot multiple targets while practicing muzzle discipline, trigger control, and reset.

Topics include Use of Force, Defensive Mindset, Grip, Stance, Draw, Shot Placement.

We will conclude the class by timing your draw and first shot on target (not a test) and time permitting, dueling tree contest for fun!

Join us to hone your existing skills and develop new skills to defend yourself and those you love with like-minded people!

100 rounds required (9mm Ammo is available to students. Range specific ammo must be used. Other calibers may not be available)

Tuition $190 – includes range fee

610-399-1188 [email protected]

A 50% deposit is required to hold your slot

Classes are held regardless of the weather

Firearms Training Tuition Deposit Policy

We typically fill our classes and turn students away as the class date nears. Be sure you can attend the class date for which you sign up. Should you become unable to attend a class, you can use your deposit for another class offered within one year of the original class date provided you give at least 72-hour notice to us. We will subtract any upfront costs we incur such as class materials from the deposit. Cancellations shorter than 72 hours and no-shows forfeit their deposit. Thank you.


Handgun Course Equipment ( rentals available)

A desire to learn

A safe and serviceable handgun (pistol or revolvers).

LE, private contractors, and first responders should run their duty gear

ANSI eye protection, and digital ear protection. (Digital ear protection is REQUIRED to ensure all direction and commands are heard and understood)

A quality holster, belt, and 2 magazine carriers mounted on the belt.

3 to 5 magazines or speed loaders. NOTE: We encourage the use of your daily carry. If yours is low capacity (8 ), 5-8 mags are a GREAT idea so you are not missing out while constantly reloading. We have great prices on mags so you can stock up. Contact us in advance of the class.

Holsters should be outside the waistband until the student has demonstrated proficiency in the draw to carry inside the waist.

Appendix Carry is not permitted in Defensive Carry 1. Ask permission to carry appendix prior to registering for another class.

50 rounds of Synthetic Jacket ammo is required per class. We have ammo for sale for this class. Ammo will be inspected prior to class.

Ammo for class needs to be lead, copper plated, or synthetic jacket. No full metal jacket. We have 9mm only in synthetic jacket available on the day of class.

A sidearm, quality holster, belt, and 2 magazine carriers mounted on belt. A minimum of 3 loaders or magazines. Serpa Holsters are not permitted in class. No magnum calibers.directions

Students are required to have ANSI eye protection, and ear protection. Digital ear protection is REQUIRED to ensure all commands are heard and understood. Cleaning and clearing kit and Field repair parts are always helpful.

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