May 10 2024


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


The Ranch
The Ranch, Dilley, Texas

Handgun Speed, Accuracy & Movement – Dilley, TX – May 10, 2024

Handgun Speed, Accuracy & Movement – The Ranch – Dilley, TX

This Handgun Speed, Accuracy & Movement is perfect for the civilian, military, LEO shooter, or competitor who wants to develop their speed and precision from the holster, either concealed or open carry. This is excellent for those who seek to refine in both areas beyond where most training goes, working from either duty gear or from concealment.
This course intended for those who already have the skills of basic handgun safety, handling and fundamentals, although we will spend time there as needed.

Of note, if you’ve not attended a pervious course with us or do not demonstrate solid proficiency at the beginning of this training course, the instructor may, at their discretion, ask you to complete a short proficiency handling and shooting test that is standardized. If that test is not passed, you will not be allowed to attend the rest of the training but will be invited to move into one of our Handgun Fundamentals courses at no cost. At the same time, the fee for this course will not be refunded.


Adam Winch – Founder of Defenders USA and the main instructor. Adam is a certified Master Instructor with many instructor certifications, and has taught tens of thousands of civilians, Law Enforcement Officers, and military personnel over that last fifteen or so years of firearms training.
Russell Anthon – a highly accomplished firearms instructor with Defenders USA will also be assisting with this course.
More complete bios on Adam and Russell can be found on the “About” tab on the Defenders USA website.

The Ranch, LLC.

10700 S. IH 35
Dilley, TX 78017

Friday, May 10th, 2024
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM'ish

This Handgun Speed, Accuracy & Movement is hosted by The Ranch.

Range Fee: 
There is a $25 per day Range Fee ($25 total) charged by The Ranch so please bring that in cash.
It will be collected at the beginning of the course and given to the range staff.


8:30 am to 5:00 pm'ish

Please be 10 to 15 minutes early to fill out range waivers and to have your gear ready. Per the range rules, we will all meet in the student parking lot, and once all have arrived, we will be guided in a convoy with our vehicles in one movement together by the range personnel to our bay.
This is a safety measure by the range personnel because there will be extensive military training ongoing at the time on the range and they need to stay together in the movement to the bay.
So, on that note, PLEASE be there 10 to 15 minutes early so we can all move to our bay as a group without having to wait on that one person who always just has to be the late straggler.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn draw stroke efficiency.
  • Develop quick, effective and accurate draw to first shot and rapid, accurate follow up shots.
  • Build effective trigger press, recoil management and sight tracking techniques.
  • Learn fundamental performance mentality aids to help in your shooting journey.
  • Understand concepts of draw to first shot times in defensive and competitive contexts.
  • Develop target appropriate throttle control for your draw and splits.
  • Learn the context and technique of shooting on the move.
  • Have fun!

Items & Information Needed:

  • 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)
  • 400 to 500 rounds of ammunition
  • Quality holster & sturdy belt IS A MUST. (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 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)
  • Closed toe shoes.
  • Eye & ear protection and a hat with a brim to the front
  • Enough liquids to drink, along with any food desired. A short snack break will be taken so please bring snacks or lunch- Snack for 5-hour blocks. Full lunch breaks for full 8-hour days.

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. Hand warmers for cold range days help a lot!

Defenders USA

Feel free to contact me with any questions and I look forward to training with you!!

Adam: 970-986-0774                            


This training will be followed by a 2 day Fighting Handgun Concepts (FHC) that goes far beyond this class, as this class is an excellent preparation for the FHC.