Jan 20 2024


8:30 am - 5:00 pm




Rio Salado Sportsman's Club
3960 N. Usery Pass Road Mesa, AZ 85207

Handgun Fundamentals – Mesa, AZ

Rio Salado Sportsman's Club
3960 N Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
Saturday, Jan. 20th
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Training Bay 1

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 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 8:30 am at the Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club Training Bay 1, which is near the Shotgun area of the range, with large log walls on one side of the bay. Parking is available behind the Activity Center and in the parking lot in front of Training Bay 1.

You can also attend just the first half of the day to begin learning the fundamentals of safety, grip, stance, platform, trigger press, consistent and accurate shooting.

Range Fee:
There is also a Range Fee of $15 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 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 show 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 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)
250 to 300 rounds of ammunition, if only attending the morning portion
300 to 500 rounds of ammunition, if attending the full day
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, as it will likely be hot, along with any food desired. A short lunch break will be taken to either go get lunch or feel free to bring a lunch.
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 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 the Defenders USA website.

Defenders USA

Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Adam: 970-986-0774

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