Date(s) - Sep 21, 2024
9:00am - 1:00pm

Richmond Rod and Gun Club


Defensive Handgun 1 is the “Next Steps” in your training, building upon everything you learned in First Steps Basic Pistol. This class is designed to get you Up to Speed with the Safe use of a Holster and Magazine Pouch, Handgun Fundamentals/ Precision Shooting, Comfortable Moving and Shooting with a Handgun, How to use Cover and Concealment, Self Defense Mind Set and Concepts while prepping you for real world scenarios.

Over the course of four hours, our friendly instructors will combine classroom and range time to establish good habits and proper fundamentals such as:

*Holster purpose, selection, consideration for method of carry and materials available.
*Proper procedure for loading and unloading, holstering and unholstering, storage, and transportation of a firearm/ammunition.
*Malfunction drills, to include alternative malfunction clearance and loading procedures
*An introduction to cover and concealment, and the use thereof
* Moving and shooting / Self Defense Concepts


First Steps Basic Pistol Class, CCW or Equivalent Class 

All students must be legally able to possess a firearm in the State of California.

What to Bring:   (handgun rental with all equipment needed for class is available at checkout) 

Gear: Ear protection (plugs or muffs, electronic muffs preferred), eye protection (wrap around glasses or glasses with some form of side protection preferred). Athletic shoes. It’s an outdoor range so check the weather and dress accordingly. Class proceeds rain or shine, and will only be cancelled if the conditions become unsafe.  

Firearm: Bring a reliable semi-automatic handgun with at least 3 magazines or revolver and at least 200 rounds of ammunition. 

Holster and Magazine Pouch: A holster for your handgun and mag pouch is mandatory. They should be reliable, made of a solid common material, in good working condition. An outside the waistband, hard-sided holster that does not close on itself when the gun is removed is required.  * Serpa-type holsters are NOT allowed. If you have questions about this, please ask *  

One of our staff members will provide more details about the class, exact location, and ammo, in a confirmation email that will be sent approximately 1 week before the class date.

Personal: Bring your own lunch and any personally required items. 


Class Cost: $225.00
Handgun Rental Kit: ADD $50.00  ($275.00 total)
Handgun Rental Kit WITH AMMO: ADD $110.00 to base price  ($335.00 total)

View Calendar Add to Google Calendar Add to iCal


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Class Only $225.00
Class with Handgun Rental
NO ammo included
Class with Handgun Rental AND Ammo $335.00

I am at least 21 years of age.
I am at least 18 years of age and am active duty US military (ID required).
I am at least 18 years of age and am accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.

NOTE: Students must bring valid state issued identification to the class. Failure to bring such identification will result in immediate discharge without a refund.

ONE BOOKING per student. You may not book a spot for someone else.


Online Payment Solution