07/01/20275:00pm - 9:00pm
Intro to Handgun or Essential Defensive CarryAge: 18 or older

Course Information

Our Carbine level 3 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 a PRE-REQUISITE critical skills qualification that is preformed the day of training.

Carbine level 3; Our most intensive all around 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. Our main focus in this course is small team tactics, battle drills, communication, physical stresses and cognitive processing ability, moving while shooting, cover and concealment, and close quarter combat tactics.



Level 2 carbine, or instructor approval 


This course has a student minimum of 3 and a student maximum of 6.

Must be lawfully allowed to train with firearms. 

What this course covers

  • Gear use and set up
  • Transitions from Carbine to Handgun
  • 360 degree drills
  • Talking guns, Small Team Tactics (2-4)
  • Communicating with a team member
  • Shooting while running and walking
  • Target transition techniques
  • Close quarter combat drills
  • Team Drills, vehicle ops, shooting from moving platforms

Required Gear:

FULL SIZE Semi-auto Handgun and Semi-auto Carbine WITH sling
Note taking material, eye and ear protection
4 pistol magazines and 2 pistol magazine pouches
6 Carbine magazines and 2-4 carbine magazine pouches (on Belt or on plate carrier/kit)
600 rounds of rifle ammunition, and 200 rounds of pistol ammunition
Sturdy strong-side holster / drop leg holster (level 2 retention highly recommended)
Water, lunch or snacks, sunscreen, baseball cap is encouraged
Range appropriate clothing and footwear (knee pads are optional)

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
-California POST Instructor
-Sabre Red OC Spray Instructor
-ASP Baton, Handcuffing, and Flashlight Tactics Instructor
-CPR Certified

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

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