09/30/2027
No prerequisiteAge: 18 & older
$100.00person

Course Information

Introduction to Handguns is a 3-4 hour training course with classroom and range instruction. This course is ideal for anyone new to handguns, and/or anyone considering purchasing their first gun. Starting with a heavy emphasis on safety and practicality, we cover a lot more than “just the basics” in this course. We begin with slow fire for accuracy and finish the day with an introduction to presenting the gun for defensive shooting. Students will leave with the confidence and knowledge needed to practice on their own and come back for our level 2 courses!

**Students are responsible for purchasing 100 rounds of target (FMJ) ammunition.**

COST:
$100.00

PREREQUISITES:

none.

NOTES: Students are responsible for providing eye protection, ear protection, and 100 rounds of target ammunition. 

Handguns are available upon coordinated request at no extra charge. Firearms available include; Glock 19 Gen5, Cz P10c, Glock 43, S&W Ez380, Glock42, and S&W model 649 (revolver)

-Minors are allowed to train when accompanied by an adult – Email training@dbackshootingsports.com

Must be lawfully allowed to train with firearms. 

What this course covers

  • 4 Universal safe gun handling rules
  • Components of handguns (Revolver and Semi-auto)
  • Features and functions
  • Components and types of ammunition
  • Terms and definitions of COLD range procedures
  • Maintenance and cleaning procedures
  • Safe storage of firearms
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Grip, stance, and aiming
  • Introduction to defensive shooting, presentation and control pairs
  • Range safety and safe gun handling
  • Loading and unloading
  • Live-Fire shooting drills (100 Rounds Minimum)
  • Summary of material covered

Required Gear:

Note-taking material
Eye / Hearing Protection
Handgun: Revolver or Semi-Automatic of .22 LR caliber or greater.
Spare magazines, speed strips (for revolvers) and/or speed loaders
A minimum of 100 rounds of target ammunition
Water, snacks or lunch, and sunscreen as appropriate
Weather appropriate attire for the private outdoor range (no sandals or open-toed footwear)

Guns available upon coordinated request.

Our Instructors

A US Army 1st Infantry Division medic, JD served in Operation New Dawn in Iraq (2010-2011) a Medic. After his active duty service, he contracted as a civilian worldwide and continued to provide operational medical support across the Middle East and Africa. In addition, he served with Arizona’s own 1/158th National Guard unit. He taught over 200 Combat Life Saver (CLS) Courses during his time in service and has firsthand experience in combat trauma.

 

-NREMT and Combat Medic Trained
-Warrior Leader Course (WLC) 2013
-United States Army NCO

A US Army 82nd Airborne Reconnaissance Infantryman, and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran (2008-2009), I also spend as much time as possible outside hunting and fishing. Having countless hours training with multiple weapon platforms from crew served weapons to pistols, and having trained military, law enforcement, and civilians. I organized Diamondback Training Center’s teaching methodology following Murphy’s law, and taking equal portions of military, law enforcement, and civilian training environments to give our students the best experience possible.

 

-NRA Certifications: Refuse to be A Victim Instructor, Range Safety Officer, Pistol Instructor, Rifle Instructor, Inside and Outside the Home Personal Protection Instructor
-Arizona Department of Public Safety, Unarmed and Armed Security Guard Instructor
-Arizona Game and Fish Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor
-Sabre Red OC Spray Instructor
-ASP Baton, Handcuffing, and Flashlight Tactics Instructor
-CPR Certified

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

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4 Sep
INTRO TO HANDGUNS 9/4 – 9/5

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Friday @ 4:00 pm 7030 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85710 United States
2 Oct
INTRO TO HANDGUNS 10/2 – 10/3/20

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Friday @ 4:00 pm 7030 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85710 United States
9 Oct
INTRO TO HANDGUNS 10/9-10/10/20

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Friday @ 4:00 pm 7030 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85710 United States
16 Oct
INTRO TO HANDGUNS 10/16 – 10/17/20

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Friday @ 4:00 pm 7030 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85710 United States
23 Oct
INTRO TO HANDGUNS 10/23 – 10/24/20

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Friday @ 4:00 pm 7030 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85710 United States