Defensive Handgun 1 | July 27, 2024 | Ready Gunner



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Topics covered

  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Understanding legal ramifications of deadly force
  • Proper gear selection for your personal needs
  • Proper use of a holster
  • Proper magazine changes
  • Malfunction clearances
  • Proper target areas
  • Drills to use in your own training
  • Basic movements
  • Cover vs Concealment principles

The Nielsen Training and Consulting Defensive Handgun Clinic course is designed for anyone from the first-time shooter; the weekend shooter or the seasoned operator that wants some core fundamental skills building with the use of a pistol for tactical or defensive purposes. Todd Nielsen will help you to become comfortable with the core fundamental skills of sight alignment, grip, stance trigger squeeze, the use of a holster, fixing malfunctions and basic movement skills. He will introduce you to modern handgun fighting techniques, proper target acquisition, body positioning and shot placement to effectively win an armed encounter. You will take home effective drills and techniques that you can use in your own training regime. If you are a new handgun owner or recreational shooter looking to get into tactical training this is a great course to start with without a large monetary commitment. It is also a good way for an experienced operator to build and hone their skills. We look forward to seeing you in this fun and informative course.

Instructor: Todd Nielsen
Time Commitment: 2 days, 4 hours each day
Price: $250
Setting: Range
Maximum Number of Students: 12

For additional information, please call 801-607-5363.


1. A properly functioning handgun
2. A proper fitting holster for that handgun
(No nylon holsters that you can not use with one hand)
3. At least 3 magazines for that handgun (5 recommended if using single stacked mags)
4. 300-500 rounds of ammunition for that handgun
5. Magazine Pouches for the magazines
6. Body armor if you would wear it while deploying a pistol
7. Sharpie type pen for marking targets
8. Pen and notepad for taking notes
9. Hat or other head covering
10. Gloves (recommended but not mandatory)
11. Knee and elbow pads (recommended but not mandatory)
12. Eye and ear protection
13. Footwear that you can stand in all day (boots are highly recommended)
14. Enough water supply to sustain you for the course
15. Snack food to sustain you for each day’s instruction.


No prerequisites!

Tuesday 1700-2100 hours and Thursday 1700-2100hours.


Ready Gunner Store
1066 S. State St
Orem, UT 84097

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Event Details

Start date: July 27, 2024

End date: July 27, 2024

Start time: 09:30

End time: 18:00

Venue: Ready Gunner 1066 S State St, Orem, UT 84097

Directions: Ready Gunner 1066 S State St, Orem, UT 84097

Phone: (408)682-0556

Email: [email protected]