Handgun Fundamentals – Ramah, CO

Date(s) - 06/10/2023

Ben Lomond Gun Range

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.
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 fundamentals exactly correct and repeatable for each person, with safe, correct handling and accuracy as a result of good fundamentals.

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 absolutely will learn in this class and it will change some or much of how you handle a gun and shoot, causing guaranteed improvements that will surprise you.

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.

We’ll start at 9 am at the Ben Lomond Gun Club in Competition Bay #1
 and end around 5 pm, depending on several factors such as weather, temperatures, etc.
BLGC address:
23195 Co Rd 105, Ramah, CO 80832

Range Fee:
There is a Range Fee charged by BLGC of $20 per person that will be collected in cash before the beginning of the class, so please bring that range fee with you.

We will focus on safe, 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 enthusiastically endorse Brent Hickmon of Haven Defense Co. (havendefenseco.com / 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.

Items & information needed:
2 to 3 magazines (if a semi-auto or striker fire handgun)
300 to 500 rounds of ammunition
Quality holster & sturdy belt (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, along with any food desired. A short lunch break will be take to either go get lunch or feel free to bring a lunch.
This is an outdoor range, so whatever clothing layers needed for that day.

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, Defenders USA’s founder and Lead Instructor. Adam is a certified Master Instructor, with years as both a certified instructor in the civilian sector teaching across the American West. Certified Defenders USA handgun instructor Dave Heide is our host and will also be assisting and teaching throughout the day. Both Adam’s and Dave’s bio’s can be found at “About Us” on the our website.

Feel free to contact us with any questions (Adam / 970-986-0774 OR Adam@Defenders-USA.com).

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



Ticket Type Price Spaces
Handgun Fundamentals - Ramah, CO $200.00
Prior Defenders USA Handgun Fundamentals students
This discount is ***ONLY*** for our previous students who have attended our Handgun Fundamentals, our Handgun Speed & Precision, or our full "Defenders Series" courses. I love you guys and am so looking forward to seeing you all once again!
Handgun Fundamentals (Cardel Homes Employees Discount)
*****NOTE: ONLY for Cardel Homes employees and immediately family who live with them. This course is specifically being held as a supplement to other Cardel Homes training being conducted by Defenders USA, therefore we are extending our thanks to them with this discount.

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