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Gunsite Academy is ready to prepare you to handle a home invasion.

Gunsite Academy now has registration open for its Home Defense 2016 course. The course has been designed to meet the needs of everyday American citizens and help prepare them for all aspects of a possible home invasion. Gunsite staff have at least 20 years of experience in the military or law enforcement.

The Home Defense Pistol course is 5 days, from Oct. 3 to 7, and will be broken down into classroom presentations, range drills and indoor simulator training. You’ll get all the information you need to plan and prepare for a home intrusion.

Participants will also learn how to handle emergency medical situations, like treating a gunshot. Also be prepared to get tips and tactics on how to use your pistol. Linking up with law enforcement is a vital part of many emergencies, so during this course you can find out what to expect.

All of the concepts on home defense learned during the week will be tested in scenarios using Simunitions by the week’s end.

The prerequisite for this class is Gunsite’s 250 Pistol Class with Crimson Trace Laser.

Class Details

Duration: 5 Days

Prerequisite:  250

Cost:  $1,855.00

Ammunition:  1200 rounds ball, 100 rounds frangible


General Requirements:

  • Heavy duty firearm with good sights, heavy duty belt, holster (Inside the waistband holster not allowed for 250 Pistol) , magazine carrier and 6 single stack magazines or 3 double stack magazines.
  • Flashlight with pressure switch or a light on your firearm.
  • Eye protection (dark and clear glasses)
  • Ear protection (plugs or muffs)
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, moleskin
  • Seasonal clothing, jacket, long pants, long sleeve shirt and/or rain gear, hat with a brim
  • (All items are available in our Pro Shop.)

Requirements for All Pistol Classes:

  • Heavy duty serviceable handgun with good sights, a decent trigger & sharp edges removed – 9mm, .40cal or 45acp
  • Heavy belt, holster, magazine carrier
  • (Safety Issue – Prohibiting Use of Blackhawk SERPA Holsters – No IWB holsters for 250 Class).
  • Minimum of 6 singlestack or three high cap magazines/6 speed-loaders / minimum of 2 magazines or speed loaders for CCW
  • Elbow and knee pads (Not required for CCW or LP1))
  • Small flashlight with pressure switch (Not required for CCW or LP1)
    (CQT requires all of the above and leather gloves.)

For more information on this course visit or contact Gunsite Academy’s Training Director, Dave Starin by email at [email protected]. Download the class application here.

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