Defensive Pistol Clinic II (4.5 HRS)

Prerequisite: Defensive Pistol I (8hrs), equivalent training (8-hours or more) or multiple pistol courses totaling 8-hours or more (i.e. completing our Defensive Pistol I Clinic (4.5 hours) twice.


This continuation of our Defensive Pistol series includes additional drills, and live fire malfunction clearance drills. We will begin with a review of the topics and fundamentals of marksmanship from Defensive Pistol I and move into more advanced drills.  You will continue to improve your pistol handling skills while reinforcing the fundamentals of marksmanship. Timed drills will help you learn the balance between speed and accuracy.


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

  • Shooting positions

  • Multiple targets

  • Non standard response

  • Barricades

  • Turning and shooting

  • Timed drills & standards

  • Malfunction drills

  • Target acquisition & discrimination

  • One-handed shooting (strong and support side)

  • Speed reloads/magazine changes

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)

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

  • Knee pads (optional, but recommended)

  • Water for hydration

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


  • Indoor restrooms available.