Real World Self Defense Handgun Class
A lone woman coming out of the shopping mall, a mother at the movies with her children, and a father on an outing with his family. All have one thing in common: Each can at a moment's notice find themselves caught off guard in a robbery attempt or violent assault, and have to fight their way out of it to save themselves. Such incidents happen much closer and faster than many of us want or expect. Do you know how training for such events differs from your normal shooting training or target shooting? This class is NOT about being tacticool, or using flashy looking techniques, but rather, it is about mastering the basics and applying them to the real world. This class also addresses the psychological and physiological affects on those involved. Past attendees have called this training unorthodox and realistic.
With hands on coaching, you will train in context, learning new skills to include: shooting under stress, counter ambush, active shooter response, emergency reloading and malfunction clearing (both 2 and 1 handed), and much more!
For this class, the student will need:
- a reliable semi auto pistol or revolver
- 3 magazines or speedloaders
- study waist holster and belt, along with two magazine pouches
- 200 rounds of ammunition
All shooting in this course is from concealment (uniformed LE exception). A proper holster for these classes should be of rigid construction, so that when the pistol is removed from the holster, the holster doesn't collapse. The holster should hold the pistol securely, to include covering the trigger guard.
To learn more on holsters prior to class, please see an Openrange Instructor, and/or attend our Art of Concealment class.
Pre-Requisite: Openrange Advanced Handgun Class or equivalent training or experience - must be vetted by Instructor.
Marlan Ingram is the Director of Training at Openrangesports. He comes from a 30 year career in Law Enforcement and Executive Protection. He spent 22 years as a Competitive Shooter, and for the past 17 years, he has been a Firearms and Defensive Tactics Instructor. He has written over 70 articles on firearms, firearms history, and firearms training. He is rated as an NRA Handgun Distinguished Expert. Some of his certifications are:
-NRA Tactical Shooting Instructor
-Combat Focus Shooting Instructor
-S&W Academy Certified Instructor
-Action Target Academy 3 Gun Instructor
-TEES MP-5 Sub-Machine Gun Instructor
-TCOLE Basic Tactics Instructor (room entry/clearing)
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-Thunder Ranch Defensive Handgun Course
-Rangemaster Combative Pistol Course
-Rangemaster Active Shooter Response Course
-Range USA Advanced Handgun Course
-Unified Fighting Systems Defensive Tactics Instructor
-Unified Fighting Systems Edged
-Weapons Defense Instructor
-Simunitions Scenario Instructor
A no show will result in a $20 cancellation fee. Please be on time for classes; those 15 minutes late may be asked to reschedule