Test Course – Handgun 201 Skill Builder

Course Information

This is our Level II Intermediate Handgun SKILL BUILDER course.  This is ALL – RANGE, no classroom instruction.

This course is intended to challenge the shooter at any skill level, with timed/scored drills ranging from 3 to 25 yards. The dual purpose is to BUILD SKILL, while marrying speed, power and accuracy.



Intro to Handguns  AND Essential Defensive Carry. Safe Gun Handling skills are required & non-negotiable.  Demonstrated skill & safety out of/back into the holster is also required.

Must be lawfully allowed to train with firearms. 

What This Course Covers

Students will need:

  • ConceIf aled Carry Handgun (.380 or greater caliber)
  • A sturdy holster
  • At least (3) magazines and a magazine pouch
  • 400 rounds of target ammunition minimum,
  • Eye & hearing protection
  • Lots of water/Gatorade and snacks/bag lunch for a full training day outdoors
  • Sunscreen,
  • Note-taking material
  • Weather appropriate attire.  (No open-toed shoes or sandals.)
  • Bring more water than you think you’ll need.

** LADIES:  Purses ARE allowed and encouraged in this course, particularly if you plan to carry concealed “off the body” in a purse or bag. Train in the real world, for how you’ll really need to safely and effectively deploy your firearm from your purse. **

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. We are constantly updating our training curriculum, making Diamondback an ideal training environment for individuals from every walk of life.


-NRA Certifications: Refuse to be A Victim Instructor, Range Safety Officer, Pistol Instructor, Rifle Instructor, Shotgun 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: Training@dbackshootingsports.com


-NRA certified RSO, Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun Instructor
-Guro (black belt equivalent) in Nitullama silat as well as Dog Brothers Martial Arts
-Ma’a Guro in Sub3 American Kali, and Full Dog Brother – “Poi Dog”
-AZ DPS certified Unarmed Guard Instructor
-Creator of ADEPT personal security program

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

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