Defensive Handgun


Defensive Handgun Class $100

This is not a beginner class.  You should have taken our Basic Handgun class and have a valid License to Carry a handgun to take this class. 

Our Defensive Handgun session is usually held at our private outdoor shooting range moves you beyond stationary shooting including shooting faster more efficiently, moving and shooting, shooting around objects and shooting under stress. Students will perform exercises on paper, rubber and steel targets.

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
  • Concealed carry and safe re-holstering
  • Different ready positions
  • Multiple targets
  • Shot-timer drills and evaluations
  • Moving and shooting
  • Discussion on heart rate and stress

Required equipment

  • A valid License to Carry a handgun
  • A quality handgun, quality holster and 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
  • A heart rate monitor is recommended
  • 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 register for our 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 25 years’ experience. 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 in self-defense, mindset techniques and is a Glock handgun and AR-15 rifle armorer. Paul serves on the Safety Committee at Midland Shooters Association and continues training with various disciplines and instructors.