Defensive Pistol Operator 1-4

Defensive Pistol Operator 1-4

Defensive Pistol Operator is a series, made up of four one day classes. This course teaches the student gun fighting techniques and covers operation and manipulation of a pistol. Defensive Pistol focuses on fast and precise shoot

ing from Contact to 25 yards and beyond.  This course is designed for combat pistols.  Compacts are welcome, NO Pocket pistols please.

Topics to be covered

Level 1: Stance, grip, recoil control, trigger control, holster setup,  4 step draw stroke,  malfunctions, reloads, target acquisition, shot placement, search & asses, carry positions, gear selection.

Level 2: Shooting positions, intro to shooting from cover, target transitions/multiple target engagement, turning to targets

Level 3: Moving to target, moving and shooting, alternate shooting positions, support side shooting & manipulations, Stress Shoot

Level 4: Introduction to Shoot House, Stress Shoot, Extended Distance, Team Movement,  Course Qualification Shoot

Required Items

Open mind and willingness to learn

Serviceable Pistol, Full size or compact, defensive caliber

4 serviceable magazines for pistol

250+ rounds of ammunition per day

Holster, Strong Side, OWB  Holster should be for your gun. No universals.

Belt capable of holding pistol and mags

Pouch capable of holding 3 magazines

Ear & Eye protection (electronic ears recommended)

Suitable clothing for outdoors shooting


(Prepare for minor weather, more thin layers is better than one thick layer)

Water (there is no running water at the range)

Sack lunch (there is no time to leave the range for lunch)


Recommended items



Shooting gloves

Sun block / Sun screen

Camp / folding chair

Cleaning Kit

Sun Shade

DPO1-4 is 8 hrs per level @ $150 per day. Book 2 or more days and get $25 off per day. Groups of 4 or more receive same discount. May not be combined.

To reserve your spot contact or call us @ 720-984-8762