Two-Day Handgun Skills Development

Two-Day Handgun Skills Development
Instructor: Jon Antrim
  • 09/11
  • 11/27
Times: 11:00am-5:00pm
Location: Scottsdale Gun Club
Price: Non-Members:

Seats: 16

**Members will receive discounted rate for their class at time of processing once verification of membership is completed.

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Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel for a full refund if you are canceling more than 72 hours in advance of the class, or you may reschedule for a $10 fee between 72 and 24 hours in advance of the class. Classes are non-refundable within 24 hours of the class.  The 72 hour window gives SGC the opportunity to contact customers that have been placed on a waitlist for the courses.



This class is designed for individuals who are considering carrying and using a firearm for
personal protection. It condenses all of our handgun classes after Basic into a great weekend course! 

Course Covers: Mindset & Handgun Manipulation, Improved Handgun Marksmanship, Holster Presentation, Low Light Handgun, Defensive Handgun

Day One: Start with a lecture and move on to practical exercises. The student will learn to be in control of their surroundings. We will cover the defensive mindset, defensive tactics, and practical marksmanship. The student will also be taught the fundamental skills required to draw from a holster, engage various targets, reload as needed, and be able to tactically clear firearm malfunctions. After successful completion of this portion of the course, Scottsdale Gun Club Members will be considered “Holster Qualified” and granted the privilege to draw from the holster on our range.

Day Two: The student will step outside their comfort zone and expand their situational awareness, improving their ability to achieve consistent accuracy with their handgun. Generally, high stress physical encounters happen in low light conditions, so the next step in our training is low-light. The student will learn how to manage low and no-light situations. They will learn proper techniques for the use of tactical white light, primary and support-hand shooting, lasers, and threat/non-threat scenarios. Then we will move down range and perform close-quarter exercises designed to expand your tactical CQB skills with a handgun. This portion of the class covers the basics of shooting from cover, shooting on the move, the proper manipulation of the handgun while moving, and shooting from retention. 




  • Proper defensive mindset

  • Defensive tactics
  • Marksmanship
  • Handgun manipulation
  • Reloading techniques
  • Four-Point draw
  • Multiple targets
  • Low-light scenarios
  • Threat & no-threat scenarios
  • White light techniques
  • Close-quarter techniques



  • Open mind!

  • Handgun
  • Good quality, well-made holster that appropriately fits your firearm - NOT an inside the waistband holster
  • Good quality tactical flashlight (LED with lithium batteries)
  • Multiple magazines
  • 250 rounds of ammunition (can be purchased before class at SGC)



  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Competence in the operation and handling of your handgun is necessary, so a basic handgun skills class or private instruction is highly recommended before taking this class. 

**No Loaded Firearms Allowed in Classroom**

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