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The primary goal of this course is to learn how to develop a defensive mindset.
• Students will learn the difference between the skills required for defensive shooting verses being a good marksman on the range.
• This is not a beginner course.This course is ideal for shooters who are looking to transition from Basic Handgun fundamentals to the introduction of Defensive Shooting fundamentals.
• This is a mini-course and does NOT include moving, shooting or holster draw.
• Live-fire training on the range is included.

Materials Needed:

  • Minimum 100 rounds of ammunition.
  • Unloaded and cased firearm – bring your own or use one of our rentals for free. Firearms WILL NOT BE PERMITTED IN CLASSROOMS.
  • Eye and ear protection – bring your own or purchase in-store.

  • Classes are limited to the first 10 students.
    A minimum of 5 students is required for a class to be held.

    Class participants who are under the age of 21 must have a parent or legal guardian in attendance for the range portion of class. Parent/legal guardian must sign our Liability Waiver on behalf of the underage participant and must remain in the lane with them during the shooting portion of the class.

    All Range Rules apply.


    Reschedule/Cancelation Policy: Customer will be permitted ONE lesson reschedule if the reschedule is made at least 2 days before the ORIGINAL lesson date on the order. Additional rescheduling will not be permitted and will result in the forfeiture of the cost of the lesson. Cancelation must be made at least 2 days prior to the ORIGINAL lesson date on the order. Students who fail to reschedule or cancel within 2 days of the ORIGINAL lesson date on the order will not be eligible for a refund. In the event Range USA reschedules a lesson, Range USA will work with you to find an agreed upon future lesson date and the policy above will apply to any future cancelation or rescheduling. In the event Range USA cancels a lesson, Range USA will refund the cost of the lesson.

    ILLINOIS STUDENTS: A valid FOID card will be required to attend the range portion of this class. An Illinois resident without a valid FOID card may take part in the classroom portion only. In order to participate in the range portion, an Illinois resident without a valid FOID card must be the guest of a student in the same class who possesses a valid FOID card. Any Illinois resident who does not have a valid FOID card will not be permitted to purchase ammunition, or purchase or rent a firearm.

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Jordan E.
Best Class Yet!

I attended a Defense Shooting Fundamentals class this week at Hodgkins location. Ed the training instructor was well versed and very professional with all phases of class. Very informative and a class worth taking as you get more comfortable with your firearm. Class also included Range practice.

Richard H.
Highly Recommend This Class

Just finished this class at the Louisville, KY location. Awesome classroom and range experience. Bob Smith was a fantastic instructor. Bob made the class informative and interesting. He is a very skilled instructor, knowledgeable in defensive skills. He showed interest in the students performance and was helpful in advising how we could improve our skills. He insured that all necessary requirements were maintained to insure safety of all of all concerned. It was a great learning and fun experience.

Pete M.
Great class worth taking

Nick did a great job of making everyone of all skill levels comfortable. All of us learned a lot and improved our capabilities. We had individualized training to improve where we needed it, and passed us to do better. Great class and Nick was a great instructor. Would take another class with him.


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Tommy B.
Highly Recommended

*FULL DISCLOSURE: I AM A RANGE USA EMPLOYEE AND RECIEVED THE EMPLOYEE PRICING FOR THIS CLASS* With that being said, I highly recommend this course if you're looking for an advanced defensive class geared for concealed carrying. Michael Copeland was our instructor and this was the first class that I have taken under him. Michael did a great job and I was very impressed with his teaching style. He communicated clearly and was very confident and knowledgeable with the information that he presented. There was very little classroom time and the shooting portion was fast paced, very fun, and kept my attention throughout the entire range portion of the class. At no time did I feel unsafe or that we were sacrificing safety at the expense of fast-paced training. This is definitely NOT a class for beginners, but if you are looking to advance your knowledge through reality based training while getting out of your comfort zone, in my opinion, this is the best $70 you can spend. I have actually signed up for the next class available with a different instructor just to get more experience and trigger time with this style of training. Great class and great instructing from Mike. Highly recommended!

John Z.
Defensive Fundamentals Class with Bob G.

As usual, Bob G. did a great job teaching this Defensive Fundamentals class. He mixed detailed information, stories and made it enjoyable and informational to attend. It’s easy to see that he cares about his students and wants them to learn and have a fun time at RangeUSA. I hope RangeUSA offers more/varied classes for those that are interested. What about doing a “part 2” of the “Defensive Fundamentals” class among other varied new classes? I also would like to see a “class” similar to the Lady Sure Shots for men or open to all. This would give the group the same opportunity to work on our shooting techniques with trainers, easily purchase needed ammo, accessories, etc. while at the RangeUSA range as the women alone get with the Lady Sure Shots. This would give RangeUSA the opportunity to have more customers come in more regularly, become more comfortable with RangeUSA, try different guns through the rental program that they would be more likely to purchase from RangeUSA and make better/safer shooters that would more likely sign up for more classes, tell their friends and families about their positive experiences at RangeUSA and as I said above purchase ammo and accessories when they are at RangeUSA. It’s a win/win for the customers and RangeUSA!

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