SAFTD Defensive Handgun I Instructor Training
Course Price: $225.00
Course Times: 18hrs
Course Designer: SAFTD Master Instructors
The SAFTD Instructor level courses are designed to teach the
experienced shooter/instructor, how to present the SAFTD courses to the
general public using the SAFTD MOI as a basis for instructional methods
and techniques. This course also encompasses the proper running of the
range portions of the class and the best practices for achieving the
maximum amount of learning from the students.
The goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division's Defensive Handgun 1 course is to provide the student with a solid
foundation in basic knowledge of handgun safety, various types of
handguns, an understanding of ammunition and how it functions, shooting
fundamentals and an introduction to defensive shooting skills.
A person new to the use of a firearm for personal defense typically
has a broad range of questions and is faced with learning a number of
skills that are critical in the use of a handgun to defend themselves, their family or someone in their charge.
Defensive Handgun 1 is specifically designed to provide a person new to
handguns the opportunity to gain that knowledge and learn those skills.
This workshop is TWO days. This includes the SAFTD Defensive Handgun 1 course. You MUST complete the SAFTD RO course and the MOI course prior to this 2 day workshop.
A number of topics will be covered
in Defensive Handgun 1- Introduction to The Defensive Use of a Handgun.
These include but are not limited to:
handling of your firearm.
storage of your firearm and ammunition.
components of a double action revolver.
components of a semi-automatic pistol
of a double action revolver
of a single and a double action semi-automatic pistol.
with a natural defensive stance
and single handed engagements
the color code into your life
your balance of speed and precision
common pistol stoppages
of cover and concealment
a pistol and ammunition
|| Required Equipment:|
modern, serviceable, center-fire semi-automatic pistol or double action
revolver .38 special or 9mm or above.
and eye protection (electronic muffs preferred).
side holster - for safety reasons on the range our course will use strong
side holsters only! - (no cross draws, shoulder rigs, pocket holsters,
ankle, appendix or small of the back carry). Blackhawk SERPA and similar
holsters which require the use of the index finger to deactivate a
retention device will not be used in SAFTD courses. The only exception is
for law enforcement & military who are issued these types of holsters
for duty use.
pocket guns or holsters such as Ruger LCP etc. You will be presenting the
gun from concealment and re-holstering repeatedly. You need to be
proficient at this task and have a holster that does not collapse when the
gun is removed.
rounds of ammunition: factory fresh ammo only. No reloads or specialty
ammo such as RIP ammo etc.
functional magazines (semi-autos) or speed-loaders (revolvers)
magazine carrier optional but highly recommended.
clothing, knee-pads (optional but recommended).
system or bottled water.
- Shoes - comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion. No
sandals or flip-flops.
pants, shirt with higher collar
|| Prerequisites: |
- Successful completion of the SAFTD Range Officer course
- Successful completion of the SAFTD Methods of Instruction course
- Successful completion of the SAFTD Defensive Handgun I course
If you are a current NRA RSO or NRA Training Counselor, you may be able to obtain a waiver for the RO and MOI courses. Ask for details.
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