Beginning Handgun (1/2 Day) – Maricopa, AZ

Date(s) - 02/19/2023

Archangel Adventures Shooting Range

The 1/2 Day Beginning Handgun 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 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 noon at the Archangel Adventure Shooting Range near the city of Maricopa, AZ, and we will end around 5 pm.

We will focus on safety, 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 highly recommend Brent Hickmon of Haven Defense Co. (970-987-3471) for an excellent, custom-made holster. Brent is also an instructor with Defenders USA, while he and his lovely wife make holsters on a full time basis for incredible shooters all over America.

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.

Items & information needed:
2 to 3 magazines (if a semi-auto or striker fire handgun)
150 to 250 rounds of ammunition
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
Enough liquids to drink, as it will likely be hot.
This is an outdoor range, so whatever clothing layers needed for that day.

Range Fee:
There is a $30 range fee (in cash) you will need to have ready at the beginning of the class. That money will be given to Archangel Shooting Range for the use of the range.

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, the founder and lead instructor with Defenders USA. Adam is a certified Master firearms instructor, with an extensive background with the US Army, Law Enforcement / SWAT, and has taught tens of thousands of people how to safely shoot and increase their firearms skills. His bio can be found under the “About Us” tab the Defenders USA website.

Feel free to contact us with any questions (Adam / 970-986-0774 OR

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

Adam Winch


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