Gun Rentals AvailableAge: 18 & older

Course Information

Our Handgun level 2 courses focus on the ‘walk’ portion of our training methodology, ‘crawl, walk, run’.

Everyday carry (EDC); Designed for open or concealed carry defensive shooting techniques. This course challenges students to apply the mental conditioning from our concealed weapon permit course, and practical shooting skills needed to survive a defensive shoot.

Close combat and ground fighting; Statistically speaking, most defensive shoots are within 3-7 yards, are extremely fast paced, and extremely violent. This course has a classroom portion of training that mimics real altercations, challenges the 21 ft rule, and includes defensive tactics covering open hand, knife, and firearms. We highlight the importance of weapon retention and weapon access in the classroom portion of training. The range portion covers the practical applications of these skills.

Handgun Vehicle Operations 2; Weapon retention and weapon access inside a vehicle are widely over looked and under-trained. This course covers defensive tactics in and around vehicles, for when all other defensive measures have failed.

Close Quarter Battle 2; Taking what we have learned from the home defense course, we now begin walking through our homes or public buildings. Students will leave with the defensive/offensive live fire practical skills needed to enter into or defend rooms and hallways.




Introduction to Handguns (Check course descriptions for additional PREREQUISITES) 


Must be lawfully allowed to train with firearms.

Courses have a student minimum of 3 and maximum of 6

What this course covers

  • Safe Gun Handling skills for Concealed Carry and Open Carry applications
  • Holster options and selection
  • Ammunition options and selection
  • Mental Conditioning / Mindset, and proper planning
  • After action drills
  • Drawing from the Holster / Drawing from Concealment
  • Accuracy VERSUS speed
  • Multiple Target Engagements
  • Establishing a base of training
  • Loading, Reloading / Tactical and Emergency Reloads
  • Footwork
  • Following through the threat
  • One-Hand / Off-Hand shooting
  • Required Gear:
  • Note taking material -optional-
    Eye / Hearing Protection (Electronic Hearing Protection strongly encouraged)
    Handgun of .380 ACP or greater caliber (No single action “cowboy” guns)
    Concealed carry holster, and/or Open carry holster (Purses, Cross-Draw and Small-of-Back rigs ARE permissible)
    Highly advise against soft/collapsible holsters.
    At least 3 mags and 1 mag pouch, 2 speed loaders for revolvers
    Ammunition count varies on course, 300-500 rounds of fmj target ammunition
    Water / snacks / bag lunch for full training day
    Sunscreen and weather appropriate attire for outdoor private range.

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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29 Aug

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Saturday @ 7:00 pm 7030 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85710 United States
19 Sep

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Saturday @ 10:00 am 7030 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85710 United States