The handgun is probably the most versatile and practical of all small arms. At times when it’s not feasible to have a rifle or shotgun, a handgun is easily accessible. With proper training, tactics and mindset, the handgun can be a natural extension of your arm. At Phoenix Tactical Solutions, we take pride in tailor making a course which meets your specific requirements. Whether you’re a special forces operator or a civilian, we have the requisite tools to enhance and improve your shooting skills and tactics.


Course Requirements (Apply to all except Low Light)

Clients should have eye (for day and dark) and ear protection. A good holster (preferably kydex), belt and magazine carrier (with belt loops). Knee and elbow protection are suggested. A semiautomatic handgun (9mm or higher caliber). At least 3 magazines. Cargo pants (with large cargo pockets) and a sturdy belt (1/2" or 3/4") arerecommended. We also suggest shirts that are adequately long so that theycan be tucked in. Footwear with adequate ankle support is ideal. A hat and sun screen. A small bag to carry your equipment. Clothing for seasonal weather. Adequate water and snack/lunch. At least 300 rounds of factory ammunition. WE CAN PROVIDE AMMUNITION, HANDGUN AND EQUIPMENT FOR A FEE.


Pricing

Special Rate: $125 for a 4 hour class which includes handgun, holster, magazines and magazine pouch rental (ammunition cost is extra and not included). Rifle and shotgun rental is $40.00 per class.


DEF-TAC Handgun I


  • Safe gun handling
  • Grip
  • Standard fighting stance
  • Marksmanship
  • Holster presentations & holstering - presenting your weapon safely
  • Controlled pairs - fast and more accurate follow-up shots using trigger reset
  • Shooting from the ³ready position² (the most used combat position)
  • Tactical and emergency reloads
  • Post engagement after-actions
  • Lectures - situational awareness, ballistics, incapacitation, failure to stop

  • DEF-TAC Handgun II


  • High speed holster presentations against single and multiple targets
  • Advanced marksmanship techniques
  • Fighting stances - standard, rear, support side and firing side engagements
  • Multiple targets engagements in move-and-shoot scenarios
  • Close-contact engagements
  • Engaging moving targets from the holster
  • Assault courses
  • Speed, emergency, and tactical reloads
  • After-engagement, immediate-actions drills
  • Type 1, 2 & 3 malfunction clearance

  • DEF-TAC Handgun III


  • Close and intermediate contact engagements
  • Defending multi-directional attacks
  • Retreating while engaging multiple opponents with sustained fire
  • Assaulting through hostiles in shoot - no shoot scenarios
  • Multiple assault courses requiring shoot-on-the-move tactics
  • Emergency and tactical reloads executed while moving
  • Use of cover and concealment

  • DEF-TAC Handgun IV


  • Timed multiple-adversary engagements
  • Support side, firing side and rear close/intermediate and lunging engagements
  • Stationary and moving one hand engagements (firing and support hand)
  • Man-on-man against single and multiple targets
  • Timed hostage rescue engagements

  • DEF-TAC Handgun V


  • Door breaching
  • Room entry tactics
  • Searching and engaging multiple adversaries in house-clearing ops
  • "Dynamic" room clearing techniques
  • "Cutting-the-Pie" room clearing techniques
  • Low light urban environment engagements

  • DEF-TAC Handgun Low Light

    The FBI in the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) reflects that most shootings - approximately 80% - occur in low light conditions. After this class, you’ll have no fear of low light engagements and you will feel in command of your residence at night.


  • Handgun light techniques: Harries and Wilson-Rogers
  • Holster presentation of pistol and combat light
  • Low-light search techniques
  • Low-light movement
  • Multiple target engagements using weapon and combat light
  • Weapon-mounted light training
  • Light shield techniques
  • Tactical reloading and emergency reloading executions
  • Shoot house tactics
  • Course attendees should have eye (for day) and ear protection. A good holster (preferably kydex), belt and magazine carrier (with belt loops). Knee and elbow protection are suggested. A flashlight and spare batteries. A semiautomatic handgun (9mm or higher caliber). At least three magazines. A hat and sun screen. A small bag to carry your equipment. Clothing for seasonal weather. Adequate water and snack/dinner. At least 300 rounds of factory ammunition. WE CAN PROVIDE HANDGUN AND EQUIPMENT FOR A FEE.

    DEF-TAC Handgun Armorer

    Familiarity with your weapon, understanding how it operates and learning how to detail strip it will make you one with your weapon.


  • Learn how to detail strip your Glock from a Certified Glock Armorer.
  • Learn how to detail strip your CA legal assault rifles and shotguns.