Handgun Dry Fire Symposium – Cameo, CO

Date(s) - 11/05/2022

Cameo Shooting & Educational Complex

This Handgun Dry Fire Symposium is a training event teaching handgun dry fire skills for those attending so they can find both the fun and skills growth that comes with personal dry fire practice on their own.

We will start at 1:30 pm and end around 5:30 pm’ish, meeting in the upstairs classroom at the excellent Cameo Shooting & Education Complex near Grand Junction and Palisade, CO.

Please park in the south lot next to the main Cameo building and enter through the side door where the large garage doors are located. Once inside the main building, take the stairs to the upstairs classroom.

Directions to Cameo:
From the GJ area, take I-70 East past the Palisade. Take Exit 45 and go under the interstate bridge, following the road and the signs for Cameo. Once your cross the Colorado River, you’ll see the huge American flag flying above the complex by the main building.
Please park in the large parking lot south of the main building and enter through the side door by the large garage doors (NOT through the office). We will be in the upstairs classroom.

This training is offered because handgun owners have a legal, ethical and moral responsibility to grow and refine our handgun handling and shooting skills, much of which can be done in the comfort of our homes through thoughtful, deliberate dryfire practice, both isolating parts at times and combining it all together for growth. Learning how to train dry fire is an essential skill to push past plateaus, as you are your best trainer.

Come find the fun and handgun skills growth that does come through dry fire under supportive, expert instruction, and learn to build and vary your own dry fire routines that don’t get old, continue to be enjoyable, and absolutely does make you a better handler and shooter.

This is a very comprehensive training course, addressing everything from grip, stance, draws, and far more, in order to make the draw more efficient and translating into far better shooting when using a live handgun. This training will require a lot of focus, being open to new or better information and technique, and absolute personal honesty…this will make more sense in the class.

We will grow into using a gun in non-conventional range methods, meaning when forced to use it defensively and as in a fight, and not as if just standing static on a line at the range. This portion will be moderately physical, with everyone doing as much of this as able, with movement involved and drawing and using the gun from the ground and in awkward positions.

If time permits, we will also have a few Airsoft handguns that allows for seeing what it’s like to actually have to face someone who is also armed, helping you see where your own skills break down and need focused attention in training.

*****OF NOTE: No matter the condition of your handgun when you arrive, please LEAVE IT ALONE until directed otherwise!!
If you arrive with a loaded, concealed handgun, please DO NOT touch the handgun until directed to do so.
If arriving with a downloaded or boxed handgun, please LEAVE IT ALONE.
*****There will be a very strict process for removing any live ammo and verifying any and all live ammo is removed and taken away, and that all handguns are downloaded and confirmed as such.

Items Needed:
– Handgun & two magazines (NO LIVE AMMUNITION once the downloading process is competed and verified)
(There will be multiple H&K VP9 handguns with holsters you are welcome to try out if needing a handgun)
– Quality holster, either strong side carry or AIWB.

Optional Items:
– Any barrel / magazine blockers you have
– Any inert training rounds (I.e. A-Zooms, etc.)
– Spare magazine(s) holder
– Goggles (full eye protection for Airsoft work)
– Yoga mat or similar (for some cushion during any ground work)
– Any dry fire training tools you currently use (Mantis, etc.)
– Any food or non-alcoholic beverages wanted for during the training

This training event will be conducted by Defenders USA’s founder and Lead Instructor, Adam Winch. His bio can be found on the Defenders USA website under “About US“.

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

Adam Winch
Owner & Lead Instructor, Defenders USA


Registration are closed for this event.