SAFTD Defensive Handgun 1

This course does not require prerequisite training. The goal of Defensive Handgun 1 is to provide the student with a solid foundation in the basic knowledge of handgun safety, various types of handguns, an understanding of ammunition and how it functions, shooting fundamentals and an introduction to defensive shooting skills. A student new to the use of a firearm for personal defense typically has a broad range of questions and is faced with learning a number of skills that are critical in the use of a firearm – in this case a handgun – to defend themselves, their family or someone in their charge. Defensive Handgun 1 is specifically designed to provide a person new to handguns the opportunity to gain that knowledge and learn those skills.


  • Safe handling of your firearm
  • Safe storage of your firearm and ammunition
  • Basic components of a double action revolver
  • Basic components of a semi-automatic pistol
  • Operation of a double action revolver
  • Operation of a single and a double action semi-automatic pistol
  • Finding a natural defensive stance
  • 2-handed and single handed engagements
  • Integrating the color code into your life
  • Finding your balance of speed and precision
  • Clearing common pistol stoppages
  • Progressive shooting drills
  • Definition of cover and concealment
  • Use of cover
  • Selecting a pistol and ammunition


  • A modern, serviceable handgun (if you do not a handgun, arrangements can be made to provide one)
  • Ear and eye protection (electronic muffs preferred)
  • 150 rounds of ammunition: Factory fresh ammo only. NO RELOADS or specialty ammo such as RIP ammo etc.
  • Two extra functional magazines (semi-autos) or speed-loaders (revolvers), if available
  • Dual magazine carrier (optional but recommended)
  • Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional but recommended)
  • Hydration system or bottled water
  • Shoes – comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion (NO open-toed shoes)
  • Long pants and shirt with high neckline
  • Baseball cap or visor


  • (NO prerequisite training required) - Cost $125


O2 Gun Group, LLC
​PO Box 70, Borden, IN 47106
Phone ​812.786.4188

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