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

Director of Training – Michael Maurer has been a member of the Tucson shooting community since 2015, starting as a student at Diamondback Training Center. His passion for firearms drew him to the practical shooting sports where he found his love for competitive pistol shooting. Mike is a Master class Carry Optics shooter in the International Defensive Pistol Association and regularly travels for competition and training events. He has studied under national trainers to include Drew Estell, JJ Racaza, Scott Jedlinski, Fabio Spinella, Gabe White, Nick Young, Tim Herron, AJ Zito, Ernest Langdon, and Rick Crawley. Mike’s passion for sport shooting drives him to constantly train and seek new ways to improve his skills. He brings that passion to his instruction as well, blending his patient, calm demeanor to help students bridge the gap between their current skills and their goals as shooters.

E-mail: training@dbackshootingsports.com


-TCCC certified
-NRA Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun instructor and RSO
-Awards: GWT Turbo Pin #43, AHT Man Card #141

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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