Our Defensive Pistol course focuses on the close quarter application of shooting pistol and teaches shooters how to effectively defend themselves by developing their shooting fundamentals from inside the waistband. 

This course covers:

- fundamentals of shooting pistol

- Everyday Carry (EDC) items

- Tourniquet (TQ) applications
- close quarter engagements
- defensive movement
- secondary weapon considerations

- pistol manipulation

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

- reloading fundamentals
- weapons of opportunity

- 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


Minimum Requirements:

- Have a valid CCW Permit, or LEO credentials

- Confident in shooting ability

- Satisfactory understanding of weapons conditions

- Satisfactory understanding of all firearms safety rules


Date: TBD

Time: 8-5pm each day with a 1hr lunch

Price: $350

Location: TBD



This is a 8hr course and requires at least 5 shooters to schedule a course date.After you purchase this course, an AHT firearms instructor will contact you to schedule a training date and notify you of the minimum gear requirements to take this course. All course dates are subject to change due to full-time commitment to Law Enforcement .

Defensive Pistol

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    • Valid CCW Permit, or LEO credentials
    • 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
    • Appropriate Clothing for Concealment and Weather
    • Weapons maintenance & cleaning equipment
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