Sep 22 - 24 2023


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Hallsville, MO
Hallsville, MO

Handgun Proficiency Into Speed & Accuracy – Hallsville, MO

Defenders USA's Handgun Proficiency Into Speed & Accuracy is a 2.5 day “Defenders Series” defensive handgun training course hosted by the Columbia “A Girl & A Gun” Chapter.
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 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 at:
Doug Perry Towing
2803 Creasy Springs Dr.
Columbia, MO  65202

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.

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:

Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club
4350 Academy Rd. 
Hallsville, MO 65255
Range Bay #9

Range Fee:
There is a $20 Range Fee per day for each shooter for both Saturday and Sunday 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 also 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; 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.

Friday is a dry fire clinic that teaches excellent fundamentals of grip, stance, platform, trigger use, and aiming. 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.

***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)

400 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 that day.

This course will be taught by Adam Winch, the owner and founder of Defenders USA, and his bio can be found on the Defenders USA website under the “About Us” tab.

We look forward to seeing you there as you have a lot of fun and learn a ton!
Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Adam – 970-986-0774