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End User Handgun

Course Length: 8 hours

Course Description:

End User Handgun is designed to provide students with foundational level material focusing on preparing students to employ their handgun for daily carry or duty use.  This curriculum is based upon thousands of hours of refinement in both the law enforcement and civilian defensive training sectors.  Curriculum is appropriate for students with little to no formal firearms training or for those looking to refresh the fundamentals.  Students will be presented with the material and repetitions to feel confident in effectively deploying and using their handgun.

Instructional material covered:

  • Firearms safety
  • Defensive firearm implementation / mindset
  • Equipment selection
  • Basic manipulation tasks
  • Draw stroke
  • Reloading techniques
  • Malfunction clearance techniques
  • Shooting fundamentals
  • Skill building drills
  • Post engagement processes
  • Basic care and maintenance

Required equipment:

  • Handgun with at least 3 magazines
  • Holster and magazine pouch
    • Holster must attach to the belt and provide sufficient retention to prevent the firearm from falling out during moderate physical activity.  SERPA style holsters will not be permitted.
  • Eye protection
  • Electronic hearing protection
  • Weather appropriate clothing
    • Pants, long sleeve shirts and hats are recommended
  • Closed toe shoes
  • 500 rounds handgun ammunition
  • Cleaning / maintenance supplies

Course prerequisites:



Jan 16 2021


8:00 am




Washoe County Shooting Facility
21555 Pyramid Way Sparks, NV 89510
Daniel Bales


Daniel Bales
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