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Defensive Handgun Skills I

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Buds Gun Shop & Range - Defensive Handgun Skills I

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You have a handgun, a holster, magazines, and maybe your concealed carry license. All set to go right?

Wait a minute—what about mindset, awareness, and skills to defend against deadly threats?

State concealed carry classes are important for understanding the legal aspects, but this class covers what the concealed carry class left out: practical “know-how.”

Our “Defensive Handgun Skills I” class will teach you primary skills you need to know now to help you prevail in an armed, self-defense encounter. You’ll develop confidence in your gun handling and shooting, and have the opportunity to learn about, and immediately put into practice, the following:

  • Basic firearms safety
  • Draw from holster
  • Shooting and reloading
  • Fighting the threat
  • Working through malfunctions
  • Shooting on the move
  • Concealment vs cover
  • Shooting from cover
  • Alternate shooting positions

Prerequisites: You should already be familiar with safe operation of your handgun and have had practice in shooting it. If not, sign up for our class: Introduction to Handgun.

Materials needed: You will need to bring the following:

1) a handgun

2) a holster that is made for your model handgun (leather or kydex—no nylon) of sufficient quality to be able to repeatedly draw and re-holster with one hand. No holsters permitted where the firearm muzzle faces rearward, or if your draw would sweep other participants—Safety First!

3) a single or double magazine pouch or speedloader pouch, or available pockets for quick, extra-magazine access

4) a quality gun belt that firmly supports your holstered gun and magazines

5) a minimum of two, double-stack magazines, more if you have them. Single-stack magazine-fed pistols will require at least three magazines. Revolvers will require at least three speedloaders.

6) personal eye and ear protection; electronic ear protection works better for this class

7) pen and paper for notetaking

8) 300 rounds of range ammunition in the proper caliber for your handgun; available for purchase at our range counter

Class Duration: Four hours—all on the range!

Cost: $99


January 12
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Buds Gun Shop and Range
1105 Industry Rd
Lexington, KY 40505 United States


Bud’s Gun Shop Range