Defensive Handgun


Defensive Handgun Class $100

Our Defensive Handgun class is held at our private outdoor shooting range. We will perform exercises to move you beyond stationary shooting and have you shooting more efficiently, moving and shooting, shooting around objects, and shooting under stress. Students will perform exercises on paper and steel targets..

This is NOT a beginner handgun class.  If you need a beginner class, go here. 

We will cover…

  • Firearms safety
  • The draw and safe re-holstering
  • A brief review of the shooting fundamentals
  • Different ready positions
  • Shooting tempo
  • Multiple targets
  • Shot-timer drills and evaluations
  • Moving and shooting
  • Discussion on heart rate and stress

Required equipment

  • A reliable handgun
  • Sturdy belt and a quality holster
  • Extra magazine
  • A magazine holder is recommended
  • 200 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye and ear protection (electronic preferred)
  • A ball cap is recommended
  • Comfortable shoes (lots of moving)
  • Water the drink
  • Sunblock is recommended
  • Heart rate monitor if you have one

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 fora Defensive Handgun session, please complete this contact form. We will email you a response.  


About the Instructor

Paul Urias, paul@guardiantrainingagency.com

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.