Jul 15 2023


9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Boulder, MT

Handgun Fundamentals – Boulder, MT

230 Cattle Drive Rd, Boulder, MT 59632, USA
Jul 15, 2023 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM (UTC-600) America/Denver

The Handgun Fundamentals 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 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.

We’ll start at 9 am and end around 5 pm, depending on several factors such as weather, temperatures, etc.

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, feel free to contact us or Brent Hickmon of Haven Defense Co. (970-987-3471) for an excellent, custom-made holster. Brent is based out of Glenwood Springs, CO; he and his lovely wife make holsters on a full time basis for incredible shooters all over America. Haven Defense Co. makes the vast majority of holsters we at Defenders USA use and we are proud to represent them.

This class will not be fast paced; it will be a thoughtful, careful training experience in order to build 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.

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.

Items & information needed:

$10 range fee in cash


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

300 to 450 rounds of ammunition

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.

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 that day.

This course will be taught by Lora Thorson, a certified Handgun Instructor and the host of the fantastic YouTube Channel Defenders LIVE whom we are so proud to have with Defenders USA. Lora’s biography can be found on the About tab.

Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Lora: 406-600-8666