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



Having a handgun 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 gun will guarantee their security.

Realistically, if you are not skilled in its use, and psychologically prepared to use it, the handgun 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 wants to improve their defensive skills should take this course. Whether you are a new shooter, or a seasoned professional, this Defensive Handgun I class will provide you an opportunity to learn and practice modern defensive shooting techniques.   

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 handgun in your home, or if you carry one for defensive purposes, consider this. 

If you are using your handgun for defensive purposes your training must be dedicated to learning how to fight with your weapon!

This class will teach you:


Most Defensive Pistol 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 instructors may have students continue drills with gun clear and safe or sit out during the exercise for the safety of the group.

Ammunition:  We use Frangible ammunition on our range because you will be shooting steel targets. Frangible ammunition is available onsite however if you would like to bring your own ammo, please bring frangible ammo ONLY. For safety reasons ball and steel core ammo are not allowed!

  • 250 rounds of frangible ammunition for your pistol
  • Handgun
  • At least 3 magazines
  • Holster (outside the waistband, or inside the waistband)
  • Magazine pouch
  • 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

What's Included:


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

If you already have an FSW University membership, click the “University Login” button at the top right of your screen.

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