Watch several preparatory videos in advance of the course date (videos provided after signing up for the course and total less than 45 minutes of total material).
Be physically capable of walking, running, kneeling, standing, sitting, etc. If you have physical limitations, we will do our best to accommodate you. Please let us know ahead of time if you require special accommodations.
****NOTE: While it is preferable that the student bring/supply the below gear; guns and other gear can be rented from the instructors.
A handgun that is appropriate for CCW and defensive shooting
* Micro compact guns are not preferred—Ruger LCP, S&W Bodyguard and similar.
* Double-stack mid-sized or full-sized semi-autos are preferred—Glock 19 or similar—but not absolutely necessary.
* We want you to use what you will actually carry or defend your home with. But with smaller guns, they will be more difficult to shoot quickly and accurately, and you will be required to reload more often.
A minimum of 3 magazines for double-stack guns, and a minimum of 5 magazines for single-stack guns.
An appropriate holster—a concealment holster is preferred, but not necessary. OWB holsters are acceptable as well.
The following holsters are not allowed: ankle, thigh, bra, crossdraw.
A quality spare mag pouch (or pouches) - you will be doing reloads, and you need a reliable way to access a spare mag or two. If you need recommendations on spare mag pouch products (or on any of the products mentioned here), please let us know. We will help you get outfitted properly.
Appropriate clothing for the shooting and weather conditions
: Pants, No low-collared or V-neck shirts, Hat with forward-facing brim, Good shoes or boots, Knee pads if you want or have knee problems as there will be some kneeling and shooting, Coat/Jacket depending on weather, Shooting gloves if desired.