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Defensive Handgun Level 1  Sat. May 21st 9AM-3PM 


Course Overview

PNTC offers responsible citizens an affordable, world class Intro to Defensive Handgun Course that takes advantage of many timeless techniques. We incorporate classroom, video, range and incredible simulators, along with a key section called “Defensive Mindset.” More than a class, this course will challenge your approach to personal defense.

This specific course focuses on two key skills — “Defensive Mindset” & “Defensive Technique.” Both skills are critical in avoiding a defensive situation and both are equally essential for prevailing, should a defensive situation become unavoidable.In addition to the importance of the “Defensive Mindset”, you will learn critical introductory defensive firearms related techniques, such as: Drawing, Grip, Appreciation for Distance, Speed of Attackers, Critical Importance of The Front Site, Trigger Control, Malfunctions, Reloading, Effective Defensive Hits vs. Precision Hits, Bullet Impact Effect, Multiple Attacker Engagements, etc.

This is no “normal day” on the range. In this course, you will be presented with extremely realistic defensive situations, including: barricades, realistic targets, no-shoot targets, introductory stress levels and instruction from top and qualified Peacemaker  instructors. You should fully expect this course to challenge your views forever on personal protection and greatly enhance your defensive shooting skills. You’ll also spend time on Peacemaker’s incredible Laser Shot Simulator and experience incredibly realistic attack situations that require you to make critical decisions and use your defensive technique under stress.


 Meet ONE or MORE of the Following Criteria:

-Previously passed Peacemaker CCW, Basic Handgun Courses or equivalent courses from other qualified instructors or institutions

– Qualified Law Enforcement or former Law Enforcement, qualified  Military or former Military with handgun training, or have Participated in IDPA, USPSA, NRA Action Pistol competitions

By registering for this course student accepts all of the following:

-Student agrees that all information taught will be used for defensive purposes, only

-Students MUST have solid, safe handgun skills. Student must also accept that this course will not cover in great detail handgun marksmanship basics

-Student accepts that Peacemaker reserves the right to remove students without refund for unsafe, rude or unusual behavior, or in the event that students are unable to reasonably carry-out training and or live fire

-Students MUST agree to sign a Peacemaker waiver prior to the beginning of class. We will have waivers at our Headquarters building. You may also download our waiver from our website or call and request a waiver ahead of time.

-No persons under the age of 21 will be permitted to attend this course


– PNTC Member Cost: $200

– Non-Member Cost: $225

 Training Member: $0

No rentals – Students must have their own firearm and gear, as stated below

Equipment & Ammo Requirements

A CASED, semi-automatic firearm (or revolver)



NO shoulder or appendix holsters for this class

3 or more properly working magazines

Caliber should be .380 or above (PNTC recommends 9mm, 40S&W or 45ACP)

100 rounds of high quality target ammunition

Pen and Paper for notes, if desired

Hearing Protection

Baseball cap

Protective eye wear

Range bag


You must ensure that your firearm is UNLOADED and cased prior to arriving at Peacemaker. Please leave your training firearm cased and in your vehicle upon arrival. We will tell you when it’s time to get your firearm.

Please do not bring a “concealed carry” firearm into the training room.  No ammunition or loaded firearms of any kind are permitted in the training room.

Peacemaker Staff/Instructors reserve the right to the determination of the successful or unsuccessful completion of the course of the individual student based on, but not limited to, safety, attitude and/or overall skill development. Peacemaker also reserves the right to remove any student for any safety purposes, or highly unusual or disruptive behavior, with or without refund, based on Peacemaker’s sole determination. 

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