Level 1 Defensive Handgun

Our Level 1 Defensive Handgun Course (L1DH) is suitable for people who have already had our Basic Handgun Course or an equivalent.  It is specifically designed for those who want to become more proficient with their handgun and more comfortable carrying a handgun for self-defense.

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As any quality firearms course should, we start out with a review of safety and proper gun handling and then progress into discussion regarding mental preparation and legal aspects involved with carrying a handgun for self-defense.  A section of this discussion is geared toward the goal of avoiding trouble in the first place so that a self-defense situation is averted if at all possible.  We believe that teaching our participants how to avoid a gunfight is just as important as teaching them how to use their handgun in a gunfight that they cannot avoid.

The human body can react in many different ways to the stress and adrenalin surge of a gunfight.  Our participants will learn what to expect from their bodies and mind during a lethal encounter so they can better prepare themselves mentally and approach their training from the proper perspective.

Participants will learn and practice drawing and firing from the holster as well as shooting from cover and shooting on the move.  They also learn and practice reloading procedures and malfunction resolution techniques necessary for staying in the fight. 

We take pride in preparing our participants for the real world.  Any use of a handgun for self-defense will ultimately end up with police involvement.  We discuss what you should do when the police arrive, tell you what to expect during the interaction with law enforcement and provide experienced advice on what to do and what not to do during your interaction with the police.

Topics Discussed
• Safety
• Review of Basic Gun Handling
• Mental Preparation
• Use of Tactics
• Self Defense and the Law
• Interacting with Law Enforcement
• Drawing from the Holster
• Reloading Techniques
• Malfunction Clearance
• Shooting from Cover
• Shooting on the Move

What You'll need to bring:
• Your PA License to Carry Firearms
• Eye Protection
• Hearing Protection
• Baseball Cap
• Revolver or Pistol
• Holster –MUST BE A STRONG SIDE HOLSTER THAT REMAINS OPEN AFTER THE HANDGUN IS DRAWN.
• 2 Magazines or Speed Loaders with Carriers
• 200 Rounds of Factory Ammunition
• Lunch

A certificate of completion is awarded upon successful completion of the course.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND PRINT A LEVEL 1 DEFENSIVE HANDGUN REGISTRATION FORM.

Registration and payment can be also accomplished by clicking on the scheduled event on the calendar at whitehorsenation.com

Our L1DH is a requirement for admission into our Level 2 Defensive Handgun Course.

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