Defensive Pistol Clinic I (4.5 HRS)


This clinic covers the defensive use of a full-sized to compact-sized pistol. You will improve your pistol handling skills with a strong emphasis on the fundamentals. This clinic covers the defensive use of a full sized to compact sized pistol. Students will improve their pistol handling skills with a strong emphasis on the fundamentals. Students will learn self-diagnostic skills to continue development of their own personal performance.


NRA Range
11250 Waples Mill Rd
Fairfax, VA 22030

Range Note

All first-time users of the NRA range will be asked to complete a written range safety test prior to shooting. There is a one-time $10 processing fee for the range test. Show up at least 30 minutes early if you need to take the safety test. For additional information please visit: http://nrahqrange.Nra.Org/

Topics Covered

  • Gear setup

  • Safety

  • Justification for use of force

  • Mind set

  • Drawing

  • Combat marksmanship

  • Reloads

  • Malfunctions

  • Shooting drills

Equipment Needed

  • Serviceable semi-automatic pistol (9mm or larger caliber) and at least three magazines

  • Quality belt with strong side holster and at least 1 magazine pouch

  • Serpa holsters or similar holsters that use the trigger finger to deactivate a retention device are NOT allowed

  • Be able to retain 2 magazines on your body

  • 3-5 magazines of 10 round capacity (minimum)

  • 300 rounds of dependable ammunition (minimum). No steel core and No steel jacket, no armor piercing, no tracer.

  • Knee pads (optional)

  • Eye protection, hearing protection (electronic recommended) and baseball cap.


Indoor restrooms available.