Handgun Programs



Entry Level & Refresher Courses



Basic Handgun Skills

This introductory handgun class is designed to teach new shooters the basic handgun skills required to operate a firearm safely at the range. This class is designed for those who have never handled a firearm before or those who have experience, but not taken a formal handgun class. If you do not own a handgun, this class is for you (all equipment and ammunition can be provided). In 5 hours, students will receive a mix of classroom, practical, and live fire range instruction aimed at familiarizing them with their handgun and how it works. Experienced and professional instructors introduce students to the fundamental techniques for safely handling, shooting and caring for your semi-automatic handgun. Training includes full-scale firearms safety, handgun nomenclature, ammunition and how your gun works, cleaning & storage, gun-handling techniques, loading and unloading exercises, basic marksmanship, firing grip and stance, dry practice drills, basic shooting exercises, accuracy drills, target analysis, and much more. This course concludes with more resource information about weapons and equipment, concealed carry, defensive training options, and local laws. This course is ideal for new gun owners or anyone interested in taking more firearms training classes in the future.

Length:Half Day
Enrollment:Open
Pre-requisite:None
Cost:$99.00 per student



Nevada Concealed Carry

This one-day class meets and exceeds Nevada’s required course content and qualification standard for obtaining your CCW permit. Our students’ lives and livelihood may depend upon their ability to perform properly on demand during defensive encounters. Accordingly, this PFC presentation of the Nevada Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) Course contains additional content that is imperative for preparing students to carry (and potentially use) a firearm in the defense of themselves, or others. The professional instruction delivered is both academic and practical in nature, with an emphasis on responsible gun handling, personal conduct, and use-of-force decision-making. Graduates must successfully pass a state mandated written examination and a state approved qualification course of fire in order to pass this course. Students can expect over half a day of educational classroom instruction and additional time on the range receiving practical training with their CCW handgun. This class will prepare you to legally carry a concealed firearm and also give you the knowledge and skills to be successful in other PFC handgun training programs.

Length: 1 Day
Enrollment: Open
Pre-requisite: None
Cost: $125.00 per student



Defensive Handgun Fundamentals

This entry-level shooting course teaches students the fundamental skills associated with using a handgun for self-defense and protection in the home. This class is intended for those of you who have not had any formal firearms training (whether you are a new or experienced gun owner) or those of you who have had previous training, but you want a range day to review the fundamentals. By taking this 8-hour class, you will greatly improve your basic handgun knowledge, skills and shooting abilities. Training includes firearms safety, laws and use-of-force, equipment selection and operation, setting up your defensive handgun kit, home storage and defense considerations, the best administrative gun-handling techniques, fundamental marksmanship skills and drills, combative marksmanship methods, combative shooting platform and stance, handgun ready positions, reloading drills, shooting at close to extended ranges, 25m and 50m distance drills on steel targets, and defensive shooting exercises that incorporate all skill sets instructed. Defensive Handgun Fundamentals is designed to give you a solid foundation in defensive shooting and set the stage for future training in the Progressive Handgun Series of courses.

Length: 1 Day
Enrollment: Open
Pre-requisite: None
Cost: $175.00 per student



BOBB Defense

The Ballistic Off-Body Bag (BOBB) Defense class is designed specifically for owners of PFC’s innovative and proprietary new BOBB concealed carry system. During this half-day training event, students will be introduced to proper BOBB set-up, methods of carry, handgun presentation from a myriad of positions, maximizing protective qualities when deployed, engagement drills, reloading from the BOBB, vehicular deployment and engagements, carrying and managing support equipment, and preemptive vs. in-fight access. Training will conclude with a glimpse into the true merits of the BOBB system through a variety of proof-of-concept & capabilities scenarios. UTM Non-Lethal Training Ammo will be used in various shooting exercises. BOBB Defense exclusively incorporates PFC-designed kit and goes hand-in-hand with owning the BOBB carry system. This training will make you proficient, knowledgeable and capable if you trust your safety to BOBB concealed carry. Tuition discounts and special offers are available to BOBB customers through PFC Loadout.

Length: Half Day
Enrollment: Open
Pre-requisite: None
Cost: $135.00 per student



Intermediate Level Courses



Combative Concealed Handgun

Despite the proliferation of concealed carry weapon licenses being issued for responsible citizens or security professionals, none of these programs teach or train the end user to work with and from a covered weapon. Also, off-duty or plainclothes law enforcement officers do not receive adequate training from their agencies when it comes to carrying and drawing their concealed weapons. This one-day program is designed to teach the necessary skills to safely carry and dynamically present a handgun from concealment during use-of-force encounters. Students will be taught different techniques for deploying their weapon from a variety of concealed carry methods and positions. Topics covered will include wardrobe selection and modification, support equipment, legal considerations, use of force doctrine, methods of concealment and deployment, progressive handgun skills, intensive concealed weapon drilling, and unconventional tactics for accessing and fighting with a concealed handgun. This course is a must for any responsible concealed weapon carrier.

Length: 1 Day
Enrollment: Open
Pre-requisite: PH1 or other approved basic firearms training
Cost: $200.00 per student



Progressive Handgun 1; Fighting Foundation

PH1 represents the cutting edge of combative pistol performance with an emphasis on engagement skills and personal defense scenarios. This course is the cornerstone of the PFC Progressive Handgun Series and aims to teach students the tactical fundamentals and a fighting mindset. Training includes the handgun system and effective support gear, use-of-force doctrine, administrative gun-handling, fundamentals of shot placement, Combative Marksmanship, PFC Shooting Responses, ready & carry positions, handgun presentations (from open carry and concealment), combative gun-handling skills, Emergency & Deliberate Reloads, malfunction clearance techniques (Re-function Drills), Bilateral Handgun Operation, After-Action Ready Measures, close-range gunfight reaction drills, live fire skill-building exercises, and performance-based handgun drilling designed to prep students for PH2 through PH5.

Length: 1 Day
Enrollment: Open
Pre-requisite: None
Cost: $200.00 per student



Progressive Handgun 2; Fighting Positions

Extended ranges, angles of engagement, injuries and barricades often require usage of special positions and tactics to maximize fighting effectiveness. The proper understanding of mechanics, assumption, stability, protection, adaptation and improvisation can dictate the outcome of a fight. Training topics include a Combative Manipulations review, the Kneeling Series, the Guard Series, the Fetal Series, forward and vertical assumption, bilateral application, Principles of Using Barricades, Barricade Position Drills, Barricade Tactics, acquiring and vacating cover, Unorthodox Positions, and tactical shooting exercises.

Length: 1 Day
Enrollment: Open
Pre-requisite: Progressive Handgun 1 (PH1)
Cost: $200.00 per student



Progressive Handgun 3; Movement Under Fire

In the absence of cover, movement itself affords you protection. Maneuver warfare has proven time and again that movement performed under correct distance and timing often leads to victory. This course aims to create gunfighters that can proactively employ motion in a controlled, balanced and dynamic manner that pushes adversaries to exploitable errors. Training topics include a Combative Manipulations review, Moving Manipulations, the Reactive Turn Series, the Reactive Step Series, Shooting-on-the-Move, the Traveling Movement Series, bilateral applications, Advancing & Retreating Angle Drills, Hybrid Movements, Momentum Drills, and dynamic moving & shooting exercises.

Length: 1 Day
Enrollment: Open
Pre-requisite: Progressive Handgun 1 (PH1)
Cost: $200.00 per student



Advanced Level Courses



Progressive Handgun 4; Low-Light Engagements

PH4 provides students the latest fight winning principles, tactics and techniques for deadly force personal defense in low-light environments. Through the proper use of equipment coupled with perpetual motion and sound fundamentals, we create illusory effects as well as virtual cover where none previously existed. Don’t be afraid of the dark! Training topics include the Principles of Low-Light Combat, Light Selection, Carry & Use, Flashlight-Assisted Shooting Techniques, Flashlight/Weapon Manipulations, Low-Light After-Action Ready Measures, Barricade Tactics & Reactive Movement Review, Low-Light Movement Drills, and Low-Light Tactical Shooting Exercises.

Length: 1 Day
Enrollment: Open
Pre-requisite: Progressive Handgun 1 (PH1)
Cost: $225.00 per student



Progressive Handgun 4; Low-Light Engagements

Lethal encounters often follow few rules. Distances, numbers and injuries are far from fair. Thus the unthinkable must be planned and properly trained for. If the fight occurs against multiple threats, while you are injured, or close enough to fit in a phone booth, this course will better prepare you. Training includes a combative manipulations review, one-handed weapon operation, multiple threat engagements, Fighting While Injured, close-contact engagements, Handgun Combatives, extended range engagements on steel targets, partial exposure threats, shooting from and around vehicles, engaging moving targets, and complex shooting drills.

Length: 1 Day
Enrollment: Open
Pre-requisite: Progressive Handgun 1 (PH1)
Cost: $245.00 per student