Defensive Handgun

Defensive Handgun Workshop

This is not a beginner Handgun Class.  You must have the required equipment and a valid License to Carry to attend this workshop.

Saturday May 5th, 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Sunday May 6th, 8:30 am – 11:30 am


This workshop covers handgun manipulation, movement, problem solving and heart rates while stressed.  The focus is learning to use good marksmanship skills while simultaneously performing other tasks. Students will draw and engage targets to develop and reinforce safe gun-handling skills for self-defense. We will discuss and perform handgun manipulation, shooting while moving and shooting from cover.  Students will perform dry and live-fire exercises on paper, rubber and steel targets.  This is an exciting and fast paced class.


The class will be held at the Guardian Training Agency private range in Midland, Texas  (Location provided upon registration)

We will cover…

  • Firearms safety
  • Holster selection, position and accessories
  • Brief review of fundamentals such as the draw, stance, grip, sight alignment and trigger press
  • The concealed draw and safe re-holstering
  • Multiple shots on single and multiple targets
  • Importance of shot-timer drills and evaluations
  • Area awareness and movement
  • Shooting around objects

Required equipment

  • A reliable handgun
  • Sturdy belt and quality holster
  • Extra magazine
  • 200 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Comfortable shoes (lots of moving)
  • 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 difficult to replicate on a typical square range that I am used to.

This makes the shooter think and problem solve on the fly.

The retention shooting portion of the class was something that was completely new to me and critical (in my opinion) if you carry daily like I do.

Retention shooting 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. I would highly recommend it to anyone that carries a handgun.- Derek

If you would like to attend a Defensive Handgun Workshop in the future, complete the contact form.

About the Instructor

Paul Urias,

Paul is a current local law enforcement officer with 24 years’ experience. He is a former SWAT member and is a certified Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, Texas License to Carry Handgun Instructor, NRA Instructor and Range Safety Officer. He is a Trainer and Firearms Instructor for the department where he works. Paul`s training techniques are based on his various training and law enforcement experience. Paul co-founded Guardian Training Agency with the belief that training should be exciting, relevant and realistic. Paul is knowledgeable in self-defense, mindset techniques and is a certified Glock handgun and AR-15 rifle armorer. Paul serves on the Safety Committee at Midland Shooters Association. To continue with his training, Paul recently completed a Dark Angel Medical and ALICE response to active shooter class.

*Guardian Training Agency reserves the right to refuse our services to anyone if we have reason to believe there is a safety concern.