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Our Defensive Pistol Course was developed through lessons-learned over years of covert and low-profile law enforcement training and experience. The curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to carry, conceal, produce, and practically utilize a pistol from concealment safely and effectively, irrespective of your shooting background or profession. Topics covered will range and progress from use of force considerations to firearms selection and setup, gear selection, carry considerations, pistol manipulations, fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, multiple round engagements, multiple target engagements, positional shooting, movement, proxemics considerations, as well as emergency medical management.

This course covers:

- Dynamics of Violence & 6 D's

- Legal Implications of Deadly Force

- Proxemics Considerations of Violence 

- fundamentals of shooting pistol

- Everyday Carry (EDC) items
- close quarter engagements
- defensive movement
- secondary weapon considerations

- pistol manipulation

- effective engagement zones
- alternative shooting positions
- development of a hard target mindset

- reloading fundamentals
- weapons of opportunity

- Low-Light techniques for both hand-held and WML

- importance of grip and bone support

- proper utilization of sight alignment and sight picture

- draw and retention from IWB holsters

- weapons conditions

- weapons safety conditions

- strong and support side shooting

- single hand manipulation

- common pistol malfunctions

- inside the waistband (IWB) vs outside the waistband (OWB) holsters

- how to properly conceal a firearm

- concealment fundamentals and principles

- picking a concealment firearm that best fits you

- how to draw from concealment and return to holster

- how to properly build motor-skill memory

- reloading from concealment

- most advantageous ways to conceal a firearm

- proper instruction when dealing with Law Enforcement Officers

- speed building exercises

- importance of proper gear and clothing

- other considerations


Price: $400


* This course requires shooters to be confident in their shooting and physical abilities. Prerequisite Pistol 1 (Baseline Pistol) completed by a reputable instructor or organization.


After you purchase this course, an AHT firearms instructor will contact you via email approximately 1 month from the course date with pre-course details and provide you with an exact location for the training. All course dates are subject to change due to full-time commitment to Law Enforcement.

Defensive Pistol


    • IWB (Inside the waistband) Holsters
    • Reliable and sturdy EDC belt
    • At least 1 magazine holder for spare magazine
    • 3 magazines
    • Reliable EDC Pistol
    • 500 rounds of ammunition
    • Ear & Eye Protection
    • Permanent Marker
    • Appropriate Clothing for Concealment and Weather
    • Weapons maintenance & cleaning equipment
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