USCCA Home Defense Fundamentals

USCCA Home Defense Fundamentals


The “Home Defense Fundamentals Course,” is a comprehensive seminar for anyone considering owning a firearm for self defense. The class is a shooting class and is approx. 6 hours long. In this seminar you will learn conflict avoidance, situational awareness; handgun, shotgun & AR-15 basics; shooting fundamentals; the physiology of violent encounters, legal aspects of using deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath); and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own firearms. However, several will be provided as part of the course. AMMUNITION IS NOT INCLUDED!

This mid level Course uses curriculum developed by renowned Firearms Trainer and USCCA Vice President, Michael Martin. This multi-faceted course includes training from Michael Martin’s ‘Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals’. This course advances the mindset for the responsible defensive firearms owner by focusing on and understanding conflict avoidance and situational awareness; handgun & shotgun basics; shooting fundamentals; the Physiology of violent encounters; the legal aspects of the use of deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath; and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training.

*$250 Course fee includes: 4 hours of Classroom and 2 Hours of Range Instruction, Course materials including a copy of Michael Martin’s 200+ page training manual “Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals” (a $31.95 Value!). A Course Completion Certificate will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete the course.

*Completion of a HQL class or NRA Basic Pistol Course is a required prerequisite to attend this course.

John W Merson

USCCA and NRA Pistol Instructor

MD HQL and Wear / Carry Instructor

JW Firearms Training


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