Handgun 1

Our Handgun 1 course lays the foundation for the combative deployment of a handgun in a defensive context.


Topics addressed in the course include but are not limited to safety in a 360-degree environment, fundamental marksmanship, gun-handling, combative draw, shooting fromretention, reloading, and malfunction clearance.


Format- 1 day (8 hours w/ a one-hour lunch break)

Pre-requisites- Attendees must have a grasp of basic gun safety and a working knowledge of theoperation of their firearm (it is a great idea to have completed our MD/DC concealed carry training courses). This is not a beginner's course.

Class size: 20

Cost: $200Course

Specific Equipment:-A reliable semi-automatic handgun (Full Size or Compact recommended)

-Five (5) magazines, 7 if magazines hold 10 or less

-A sturdy belt specifically designed for carrying a pistol (an off the rack department store belt will not work!). Leather or nylon is acceptable.

-A quality holster. Leather, Kydex or injection molded holsters are acceptable with or without a security devise. Black Hawk SERPA holsters or other holsters with retention devices activated by an extended trigger finger are specifically prohibited for safety reason. Shoulder holsters are also prohibited. All holsters must be rigid enough to retain their shape for re-holstering and have some means of physically attaching to the belt. A strong side outside the waistband holster works best for this course but other carry positions and methods are acceptable.

-At least one quality magazine carrier (two or more are preferred).

- 350 rounds of quality ammunition


Training is outdoor, we don't cancel training due to weather. No refunds, no rescheduling on this as the instructor is being flown in and limited availability. This course, as was with the follow up course Handgun 2, is for those that carry to defend themselves and others. You are expected to come ready to training, gear/firearm checked over before hand. No refunds (as always) and no rescheduling as this is a limited offering class.


If you choose to use PTP's gun/holster/magazines/ammo, you will be using our Glock 44s in .22LR at a charge of an extra $150 for the day. 

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    Additionally, if it has been more than 1 year since your originally scheduled class- there is an additional $20 fee. 2 years- $40 fee. 3 years- $60 fee. 4 years- $80 fee.  5 years- $100

    All rescheduling fees are waived for members of our PTPGun Club.

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