Build solid handgun skills from the ground up to prepare you to defend yourself.

This class will introduce the student to the fundamentals of defensive use of a handgun.

We will cover:

  • The parts and operation of a handgun
  • Firearm safety in a defensive situation
  • The fundamentals of shooting
  • Reloads
  • Malfunctions
  • Moving and shooting
  • Use of cover


  • 1 center fire handgun in clean working condition (no .22 or other rimfire)
  • Holster (please use a good holster designed for your specific gun)
  • At least 200 rounds handgun ammunition
  • At least 2 magazines, preferably 3
  • Magazine carrier (belt mounted)
  • Eye and Ear Protection
  • Water
  • Lunch (we will take a lunch break but there are no restaurants nearby)
  • Good shoes (no sandals)

Recommended Gear:

  • Sunscreen
  • Pants
  • Knee pads
  • Chair

Meetup/Location Instructions (IMPORTANT):

We will meet at 9AM at the Cuerno Verde Rest Area in Colorado City. This rest stop is located about 20 minutes south of Pueblo, and is on the Northwest corner of Exit 74 and I-25. We will leave the rest stop at 9:30AM SHARP. Do not be late.