Defensive Pistol Shoots are not classes, we do not provide instruction in the tactical applications of your firearms. We may, however, from time-to-time provide guidance or our opinion on an alternative method to that which you have utilized in execution of one of our scenarios. For the purposes of our shoots the best method is the one that you determine is best for you.
Our shoots are not timed nor scored since each person has different needs and equipment. It is not our desire to compare and compete with others but to provide a setting in which real people are presented with real situations requiring real solutions. Discussions generally follow each stage to look for better ways to handle the situation.
Each shooter shoots independently and has opportunity to review their hits and strategy. There is no right way except for the one that works for you, the shooter. Concepts are shared but individual thought is the ultimate weapon. Your mind-set determines what is best for you to do.
There are generally 5 real-life stages each month. These situations may include incidents at ATMs, mini-marts, parking lots etc. and a Skills-Drill type exercise where you can concentrate on your trigger control, sight picture or other basic skills development. One scenario each month will be either a shotgun scenario or a carbine scenario, alternating between the two from month-to-month. Check the Schedule
on this web site to see which is planned. Both the shotgun and carbine scenarios may be completed using your handgun if you choose not to use a carbine or shotgun. The program is typically completed by 1:00 p.m. There is no shooter pressure and everything is low profile except for SAFETY.
This shooting activity is for EVERYONE who is interested in self-protection regardless of gender or age. Those shooters under 18 must be with a responsible adult. Club membership is not
required. Visitors are welcome to observe but all persons on the range MUST wear ear and eye protection.
Any non-magnum caliber is acceptable and a holster is not required, but is recommended. See the Requirements Page.
FIREARMS MUST REMAIN HOLSTERED OR BAGGED AT ALL OTHER TIMES