Advanced Handgun

2 1/2 hour Advanced Handgun Session

This is considered an advanced level session with the emphasis on pushing beyond limitations with a faster tempo, challenging environments and movement. Students will perform exercises on paper, rubber and steel targets.

We will cover…

  • Firearms safety
  • Holster selection, position, and accessories
  • A brief review of fundamentals such as the draw, stance, grip, sight alignment and trigger press
  • The concealed draw and safe re-holstering
  • Various ready and shooting positions
  • One-handed shooting
  • Multiple shots on single and multiple targets
  • Self-defense with a child
  • Shot-timer drills and evaluations
  • Area awareness and movement
  • Moving and shooting
  • Discussion on heart rate and stress
  • Intro to vehicles

Required equipment

  • A Valid License to Carry a Handgun
  • A reliable handgun
  • Quality holster with a sturdy belt
  • Extra magazine
  • A magazine holder is recommended
  • 200 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye and ear protection
  • A ball cap is recommended
  • Comfortable shoes (lots of moving)
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Heart rate monitor is suggested
  • Water and snacks

What our students are saying

“I’ve been shooting handgun for around 6 years and acquired my LTC through Guardian Training Agency. This class was definitely different than any classes I have taken in the past because it forces you into a 360 degree mindset. This is difficult to replicate on a typical square range that I am used to.

This makes the shooter think and problem solve on the fly. This type of class was something that was completely new to me and critical (in my opinion) if you carry daily like I do, this workshop really pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me more aware of how my garment/holster and firearm will all interact in a very close defensive situation. All in all, I thought it was a great class that I would highly recommend to anyone that carries a handgun.” – Derek.

To schedule a handgun session, complete this form. 

About the Instructor

Paul Urias,

Paul is a law enforcement officer with 26 years’ experience with 15 years in professional court security. He is a former SWAT Team member, holds a Masters Peace Officer License, a certified Court Security Specialist, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Instructor and Firearms Instructor, Texas License to Carry Handgun Instructor, NRA Instructor, and Range Safety Officer. Paul`s teaching techniques are based on his various training and law enforcement experience. Paul co-founded Guardian Training Agency with the belief that training should be relevant, fun, and realistic. Paul is knowledgeable about mental health and violence in our society, self-defense, and mindset techniques.  Paul is a certified Glock handgun and AR-15 rifle armorer. Paul serves on the Safety Committee at Midland Shooters Association and continues training in various disciplines and instructors.