Date

Mar 08 - 10 2024
Expired!

Time

6:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida

Defenders Series: Handgun Proficiency Into Speed & Accuracy – Jacksonville, FL – Mar 8-10, 2024

Defenders USA's Defenders Series: Handgun Proficiency Into Speed & Accuracy is a 2.5-day defensive handgun training course hosted by the Jacksonville (FL) “A Girl & A Gun” Chapter and Jacksonville's AG&AG Facilitator, Eliza Samphire.

This training 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, building into becoming a fast and accurate shooter and a smart Defender.

This training course is open to the public and will have a lot of the incredible ladies of AG&AG chapters there as students.

This course is ALSO excellent for the veteran handgun user who wants to revisit the fundamental to increase or 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 will learn in this class and it will change some or much of how you handle and shoot, causing guaranteed improvements that will surprise you.

Friday Evening Location, 6 pm to 9 pm at:

Basics Range & Gun
179 College Dr., Ste #5
Orange Park, FL 32065

This is a 3-hour dry fire clinic to prepare for the training of the rest of the weekend and to teach how to train, maintain, and grow skills long after this weekend training event is over.
This dry fire clinic IS open to those who can't attend the full weekend of training.

On Saturday & Sunday, we’ll start at 8:30 am and end around 5 to 5:30 pm both days at:

Sat. & Sun. Range Location:

Tango Down Shooting Complex
18811 Maxville-Macclenny Road,
Jacksonville, FL 32234

Range Fee:
There is a $25 Range Fee per day for each shooter for both Saturday and Sunday (Total: $50) will need to be collected in cash at the beginning of the training course. It will be given over to the range facility for the use of the range.

On Friday, we will be holding a Dry Fire clinic the entire weekend of training will build upon. It is open to the public for a small fee but is also included in the cost of the entire weekend for those attending Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, we will focus on safe, efficient handling and accuracy with a handgun, building your confidence in the use of and shooting a handgun.

On Sunday, we’ll add speed and dial in the accuracy as the courses of fire become more challenging and as skills continue to grow.

If you want to get a quality holster for before this class, feel free to contact us or Brent Hickmon of Haven Defense Co. (970-987-3471) for an excellent, custom-made holster.
Brent is local to the Western Slope of Colorado near Grand Junction; he and his lovely wife make holsters on a full-time basis for incredible shooters all over America, is an accomplished shooter in his own right, and is a certified Master Handgun Instructor with Defenders USA.
Brent has assisted teaching with me at the AG&AG National Conference for four years in a row and his wife, Marissa, is also an AG&AG member in Colorado. They also host a vendor booth at the AG&AG National Conference, where their holsters can be bought, ordered, or picked up.

Friday is a dry fire clinic that teaches excellent fundamentals of grip, stance, platform, trigger use, aiming, gear issues, and far more. We'll spend a good amount of time perfecting this for everyone attending, and teaching how to train long after this training weekend is over in order to maintain and grow skills.
This will be foundational to the entire weekend of training – or will be of great long term benefit to those who chose to only attend Friday evening.

Saturday is not a fast paced-class; it will be a thoughtful, careful training session in order to build skill and confidence. We will focus completely on getting handgun use and fundamentals exactly correct and repeatable for each person, with safe, correct handling and accuracy as a result of good fundamentals.

If the class as a general whole shows high proficiency in the above areas quickly, we will move into using a handgun with speed while also still engaging in precision.

Sunday will become fast-paced, working on extreme accuracy and into a deliberate, consistent, quick draw from the holster, preferably concealed, at increasingly difficult targets from varying distances, shooting multiple rounds at speeds while maintaining accuracy, transitioning targets, shooting in movement and while moving, and more.
The intent of this training is for those who do or are considering regularly carrying a handgun concealed but duty or competition gear is also great. Your purpose is the important part, and we'll build your guns skills from where you are in your journey.

***Note**** The Sunday portion of this weekend builds upon the skills from Saturday.

Items needed for Friday evening ONLY:
NO live ammo!!
Handgun, holster, and any other items normally used in dry fire practice, such as a Mantis or other such similar systems.
Please do not remove handguns from any holsters or bags until directed to by Defenders USA personnel or safety staff!
Everything will be checked multiple times over prior to starting the training in order to verify that NO live ammo could possibly be introduced into our dry fire training environment.

Items & information needed for Saturday & Sunday's range time:

Handgun (loaner & rental handguns are available)

2 to 3 magazines (if a semi-auto or striker fire handgun)

350 to 500 rounds of ammunition per day

Holster & sturdy belt (preferably a quality holster – 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

A lunch, as there aren’t restaurants nearby and we will not have time to leave the range to get food.

This is an outdoor range, so whatever clothing layers needed for that day. (***Note: If it is cold, we MAY have a warming area at the range).

Optional items & information:

Magazine holders

A camping chair.

Anything wanted to snack on or drink throughout the afternoon.

Any sunscreen or bug spray desired or needed. This is an outdoor environment, and you will need to dress appropriately for the weather each day.

This course will be taught by Adam Winch, Defenders USA’s founder and Lead Instructor. Adam is a certified Master Instructor, with over a decade as a law enforcement officer, on a SWAT team, eight years as an MP and soldier, and has trained over 20k people teaching across the American West. His bio can be found under the About tab on the Defenders USA website.

Feel free to contact me with any questions and I truly look forward to meeting you and helping you learn a ton, grow in skill and confidence, all while having a blast!

Adam – 970-986-0774 
OR 
Adam@Defenders-USA.com