Defensive Firearms Techniques I

In-Person Instruction Available at The Florida Deep Woods Ranch Training Facility


Defensive Firearms Techniques I

This course combines the Defensive Handgun I and Defensive Rifle I courses into a single bundled 2-day class. Having a firearm is a great self-defense equalizer because it offers any person, regardless of age, sex, and strength, the ability to deliver deadly force. Unfortunately, too many people assume that simply having a firearm will guarantee their security.

Realistically, if you are not skilled in their use, and psychologically prepared to use them, your firearms will not provide any meaningful security, and can actually be a liability to yourself and to others around you. 

Anyone who owns a handgun and rifle and wants to improve their defensive skills should take this course. Whether you are a new shooter, or a seasoned professional, this Defensive Firearms I class will provide you an opportunity to learn and practice modern defensive shooting techniques using your pistol and rifle.    

Our instructors are able to work with each student at their pace so every participant can improve their skill set. New shooters can focus on more basic handgun techniques, while experienced shooters can challenge themselves in a 360-degree training environment.  

If you have a firearm in your home, or if you carry one for defensive purposes, consider this. 

This class will teach you:


Most Defensive Firearms I classes include stress drills where you will safely move through a predetermined course of fire engaging targets. These drills are optional based on each shooter’s abilities and comfort levels.

If students cannot safely keep up with the course tempo, the instructor may have students continue drills with gun clear and safe or sit out during the exercise for the safety of the group.

  • Handgun
    • 250 rounds of frangible ammunition for your pistol
    • At least 3 magazines
    • Holster (outside the waistband, or inside the waistband)
    • Magazine pouch
  • Defensive Rifle (AR-15, AK-47, or similar) with a sling and a sighting system (optic and or iron sights)
    • 250 rounds of frangible ammunition for your rifle
    • At least 4 magazines
    • Magazine pouch (Many students wear battle belts, chest rigs or plate carriers however these are optional)
  • Ear and Ear protection
  • Gun lube, cleaning kit, tools
  • Clothing for the weather (Note the range is outside)
    • Closed toed shoes
    • Pants (recommended)
    • Long sleeve shirt (recommended)
    • Hat (recommended)
    • Sunscreen
    • Bug spray
  • Lunch and snacks
  • 1-Gallon of water each day

What's Included:


Prior tp taking this in-person training please take following course bundle in the FSW University.

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