Nov 04 2023


9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Cameo Shooting & Education Complex
3934 I 9/10 Rd, Palisade, CO 81526

Handgun Fundamentals – Cameo, CO

Held at the fantastic Cameo Shooting and Education Complex

3934 I 9/10 Rd, Palisade, CO 81526

BAY 16

Our Handgun Fundamentals is perfect for the brand new or novice handgun user who wants to grow ability, confidence and skill.

Our team at Defenders USA believe fundamentals are foundational to all good shooting. So, this class is ALSO excellent for the veteran handgun user who wants to revisit the fundamentals to increase and fine-tune their skills. 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.

We will take a deep methodical dive into mastering your grip, sight pictures (iron or dot) and trigger press.

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 maintaining accuracy.

Items & information needed:

  • Handgun
  • 2 to 3 magazines (if a semi-auto or striker fire handgun)
  • 350 to up 400 rounds of ammunition used.
  • Closed-toe 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.
  • Holster & sturdy belt (preferably a quality holster – feel free to call with any holster questions) NOTE: FOR SAFETY PURPOSES ***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.

You can get a quality holster by contacting Brent Hickmon of Haven Defense Co. (970-987-3471). 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.

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 Brent Hickmon, a certified Rangemaster Master Handgun Instructor, Complete Combatant Deliberate Coaching Instructor, ASP Certified Instructor and NRA Instructor whom we are proud to have with Defenders USA. Brent’s biography can be found on the About tab.

Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Adam:  970-986-0774

Brent: 970-987-3471