Intro to Handgun or Essential Defensive CarryAge: 18 & older

Course Information

Our Handgun level 3 courses highlight our run methodology of training. These courses are highly dynamic and not for the faint of heart. Safe gun handling is an absolute must during these courses!!! Our level 3 courses all have the PRE-REQUISITE, Level 3 RUN TEST.

Combative Handgun 3; Our most intensive pistol course. Students run and gun on our 180 degree range, utilizing many techniques to stress the shooter as much as possible, your skills will be challenged to either bend or break.

Vehicle Operations 3; When the pavement meets the rubber, this course will see students firing one handed and driving a vehicle. Students will also learn to shoot into and through vehicles working alone and in teams of two and three.

Close Quarter Battle 3; We now learn to set up over-watch and assault teams. Taking what we learned in level 2, this course focuses on what to do outside the room, on approach, and ex-fill to engaged environments.



Must be lawfully allowed to train with firearms. Class size is a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6.


Level 3 RUN TEST, check course descriptions for other pre-requisites

What this course covers

  • Safe Gun Handling skills for Hot Range training
  • Gear selection and placement
  • Speed and accuracy drills
  • Malfunction Clearance drills (for time)
  • Reload Drills (for time)
  • CQB drills
  • Shooting while moving (run)
  • Foot work ready up drills
  • Multiple Target engagements
  • Stress drills
  • Ground Fighting
  • Vehicle Ops
  • Use of cover/concealment, planning your movement
  • Shoot, move, and communicate drills/ react to contact, break contact, etc.

Required Gear:

Note-taking material
Semi-auto handgun of .380 or greater caliber, high capacity
Strong-side holster of sturdy construction/ drop leg, Outside Waist Band highly recommended
At least 4 pistol magazines, at least 6 rifle magazines
Eye & Hearing protection
Each course description has the minimum round count
Appropriate attire for training at outdoor private AZ range
At least 2 pistol mag pouches, at least 4 rifle magazine pouches
Lots of water, sunscreen and a bag lunch/snacks for a very full training day.

Our Instructors

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

A Former US Marine, Roan Grimm has dedicated his life to the study of the grim realities of violent close combat.  With 35+ years of martial arts, the past 27 of which have been focused on the weapon intensive Filipino martial arts (arnis/eskrima/kali) and WWII era American combatives (scientific dirty fighting). With over 125 real contact stick fights with the world renown Dog Brothers, Grimm has tested the theories of actual fighting with impact weapons at a level few can approach.


Email: Roan.Grimm@grimmrealitiesacademy.com


-Guro (black belt equivalent) in Nitullama silat
-Guro in Dog Brothers Martial Arts
-Ma’a Guro in Sub3 American Kali
-Full Dog Brother – “Poi Dog”
-Creator of ADEPT personal security program

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

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