Defensive Handgun

Defensive Handgun Workshop $80


  • Wednesday July 4th       7:30 am – 10:30 am   (FULL)
  • Saturday July 7th        7:30 am – 10:30 am  (FULL)
  • Saturday July 21st      7:30 am – 10:30 am

We are offering a new series of handgun training workshops designed for those that have a License to Carry a handgun and want to improve their handgun handling skills. This is not a basic handgun class.  You must have the required equipment, a valid License to Carry and already have a basic knowledge of handgun manipulation to attend this workshop.

A non-refundable deposit of $40 is required to register.  You are encouraged to participate in all three workshops.

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.

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
  • A magazine holder is recommended
  • 200 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye and ear protection
  • A ball cap is recommended
  • Comfortable shoes (lots of moving)
  • Sun block is recommended
  • Water and snacks

If you have questions or would like to register for our Defensive Handgun Workshop, please complete this contact form. We will contact you with  further details and the range location.

You will receive an email with instructions on how to pay the $40 non-refundable deposit to complete the registration.

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.  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.

About the Instructor

Paul Urias,

Paul is a 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. 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.