Jul 02 2023


8:30 am - 5:00 pm




Grand Junction, CO

Handgun Fundamentals – Grand Junction, CO

Cameo Shooting and Education Complex, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 3934 I 9/10 Rd, Palisade, CO 81526, USA
08:30 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. We will focus on safe, efficient handling and accuracy with a handgun, building your confidence in the use of and shooting a handgun.

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 8:30 am at the Cameo Shooting & Education Complex in Bay 9 and end around 5 pm, depending on several factors such as weather, temperatures, etc.

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 of Haven Defense Co. and its owner, Brent Hickmon (970-987-3471) for an excellent, custom-made holster. Brent is local to the Western Slope; he and his lovely wife make holsters on a full time basis for incredible shooters all over America.
Haven Defense Co.

Of Note: We do have H&K VP9 handguns for use or rent, if you need either a handgun to training with or want to try out that incredible line of handguns. We also have all the necessary associated gear your would need to use at handgun.
If a handgun does not have an optic on it, you are welcome to reserve the use of a handgun and the needed gear.
If you want to use one with an optic, there will be an small rental fee for the use of a handgun with an optic.
You also will have an opportunity to try out the VP9 handguns in this course.

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

***A note about Ammunition availability:
The Cameo Shooting & Education Complex has ammo available at good prices for all students who register, if ammo is needed or desired for this course. You can call ahead to Cameo, pay for, and reserve the ammo you’ll need for this course.

Items & information needed:
2 to 3 magazines (if a semi-auto or striker fire handgun)
300 to 450 rounds of ammunition (Again, ammo IS available for this course at good prices, if arranged ahead of time with the Cameo range office).
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 that day.

This course will be taught by Brent Hickmon, a certified Master Handgun Instructor we’re proud to have with Defenders USA and whose bio can be found on under the About tab on our website. Several other instructors with Defenders USA may also be there to assist.

Defenders USA:

Feel free to contact us with any questions:
Adam:970-986-0774 OR
Brent: 970-987-3471 OR

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