Feb 14 2024


10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Ben Avery Shooting Facility
4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd. Phoenix, Arizona 85086

Beginning Handgun: Safety & Accuracy -Phoenix , AZ

Ben Avery Shooting Facility
4044 W Black Canyon Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85086
Wednesday, Feb 14
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Practical Pistol Bay D

The Beginning Handgun: Safety & Accuracy is perfect for the brand new or novice handgun user who wants to grow, ability, confidence and skill in their handling, use, and shooting a handgun safely and accurately.

It is ALSO excellent for the veteran handgun user who wants to revisit the fundamental to increase and fine-tune their skills, as the fundamentals are foundational to all good shooting. Even if you see yourself as a good shooter, you will absolutely learn in this class and it will change some or much of how you handle and shoot, causing guaranteed improvements that will surprise you.

We’ll start at 10:00 am at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility Practical Pistol Bay D.

Directions: From I-17. Exit on  Carefree Hwy. West on Carefree Hwy. Skip the first entrance to the range. Make a right on N Archery Dr. Right on Calle Silhouetta. Practical Pistol Bay D will be on your right.

Range Fee:
There is also a Range Fee of $12 that will need to be paid in cash prior to the start of the training day, so please bring that with you.

We will focus on safe, efficient handling and accuracy with a handgun, building your confidence in the use of and shooting a handgun.
If you have a safe or quality holster for your handgun, you will also be learning how to draw and re-holster correctly and safely. If you do not have holster for your handgun, that is not a problem.

If you want to get a quality holster for before this class, we enthusiastically endorse Brent Hickmon of Haven Defense Co. (970-987-3471) for an excellent, custom-made holster. Brent is also an instructor with Defenders USA; he and his lovely wife make holsters on a full-time basis for incredible shooters all over America.

Haven Defense Co.

This is not a fast paced-class; it is a thoughtful, careful training session in order to build safety in gun handling, skill and confidence. We will focus completely on getting the basic fundamentals exactly correct and repeatable for each shooter, with safe, correct handling and accuracy as a result of good fundamentals.

Items & information needed for the full day:
Handgun (or we have handguns available for free use or rent – depending on the model you want to use)
2 to 3 magazines (if a semi-auto or striker fire handgun)
200 to 300 rounds of ammunition
Quality holster & sturdy belt (feel free to call with any holster questions)
(NOTE: ***NO SERPA holsters or of similar design, NO collapsible holsters, NO sticky or pocket holsters, NO bra holsters, NO shoulder holsters, and NO purse holsters!!)
***If you do not have holster, that will not be a problem but please let us know ahead of time so we can make the arrangements for you to use a handgun safely without a holster during this class.
Closed-toes shoes
No shirts with plunging neck lines and a hat with a brim is highly recommended
Eye & ear protection and a hat with a brim to the front
Enough liquids to drink, along with any food desired.
This is an outdoor range, so whatever clothing layers needed for the weather of that day.

Optional items & information:
Magazine holders
A chair
Anything wanted to snack on.
Any sunscreen or bug spray desired or needed. This is an outdoor environment and you will need to dress appropriately for the weather that day.

This course will be taught by  Juan Rivas.

Defenders USA

Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Adam: 970-986-0774 –
Juan: 602-410-3871 –

We look forward to seeing you there as you have a lot of fun and learn a ton!