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
  • 300 rounds of dependable ammunition (minimum). No steel core, no armor piercing, no tracer.
  • Knee pads (optional)
  • Eye protection, hearing protection (electronic recommended) and baseball cap.


Indoor restrooms available.