Extreme Close-Quarters Handgun



An introduction to the defensive use of a firearm against individual and multiple threats at close and extreme close ranges.  Emphasis is placed on developing the combat mindset, using personal weapons to create distance and protect the firearm, and weapon retention and recovery, using proven fighting techniques and strategies.  This course is ideal for civilians, law enforcement, and military personnel looking for a realistic and viable solution for the application of a firearm at close and extreme close range. 

Note:  This is not a live-fire course of instruction.  This is a highly physical course that involves close physical contact with other participants and instructors.


End State

Given a prior working knowledge of marksmanship fundamentals and basic shooting skills, upon completion of this course, the student will have developed the basic skills to carry, deploy, and utilize a personal carry handgun against a violent threat, at extreme close range, within the context of the law.   Students will also leave with the tools to identify their personal shortcomings and a training template for addressing those shortcomings.


Course Length:  8 Hours
Course Fee:  $200

Topics Covered

Handgun Carry Considerations
Handgun Deployment Under Stress
Close Quarter Gun Handling
Close Quarter Shooting Tactics
Fighting/Shooting Stance
Footwork, Timing, & Distance
Personal Weapons
Handgun Retention
Handgun Striking Methods
Ground Work
Handgun Recovery/Disarms
Multiple Opponents
Improvised Weapons
Offensive Mindset
Situational Awareness
Legal Considerations

Required Equipment

Inert Training Pistol & Holster
EDC Handgun with Magazines
Magazine Carrier (optional)
Groin Protection (recommended)
Kit/Duty Gear (optional)

NOTE:  For maximized training value, the use of an airsoft version of the EDC pistol is recommended.

Training Format

Technical Development
Reflex Enhancement Drills
Cooperative Fighting Drills
Performance on Demand
Focus Mitt & Bag Training