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Defensive Pistol Tactics

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What are Defensive Handgun Tactics?

Students will take away from this course, not only a better tactician with the Handgun Platform. Understanding all of its operational issues and how to remedy those latter. Also, the necessary requirements to engage or not to engage if a threat is encountered.


Course Objective:

  1. Safe handling of firearm

  2. Comfort with loading and unloading pistol under duress.

  3. Firing pistol with accuracy at close range (Timed Evolution)

  4. Movement Drills

  5. Firing from concealment and different positions

  6. Firing pistol with single dominate and non-dominate hand with accuracy.

  7. Target identification

  8. Tactical reloading

  9. Malfunction clearance

  10. Understanding the operational procedures of Defensive Tactical Pistol

  11. Basic Nomenclature of Defensive Pistol


Required Equipment:

  • Handgun with OWB holster

  • Minimum 200 rounds of ammunition

  • 3 magazines (minimum)

  • Knee Pads – (

  • Eye and ear protection 

  • Ball Cap

  • Magazine pouches or dump pouch.

  • Battle Belt set-up (Recommended not Required)

  • Clothing appropriate for the weather

  • Lunch, snacks, water (there will be limited time for lunch)

ACCWFT Certificate received upon completion.

Classroom Evolution 2- hours

 Range Evolution   3- hours



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