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Level 2: Defensive Handgun

Two days of combined classroom and range instruction, teaching the armed citizen or entry-level police officer the techniques of defensive handgunning.

Classroom topics for Level 2: Defensive Handgun include:
Gun Safety and Range Safety
Legal Considerations in Use of Deadly Force
Crime Awareness and Pre-Attack Indicators
Aftermath Issues (Interacting with Police)
Role Play Interacting with Police

Range Instruction for Defensive Handgun includes:
Defensive Draw Stroke
Defensive Draw Stroke from Concealment
Handgun Accuracy Relating to Self Defense
Malfunctions and Speed Reloading
Low Light Shooting
Moving and Shooting
Shooting at Moving Targets
Shoot-Don’t Shoot Scenarios

Prerequisite: Please consult the course descriptions for Handgun Safety Seminar, Fundamentals of Home Defense and Concealed Carry 101 before enrolling in Defensive Handgun. While students are welcome to start their training with the Firearms Academy of Seattle, Inc. at Level Two, they must have a firm grasp and understanding of the curriculum of our Level One courses.

Student will be required to present a state-issued license to carry a concealed handgun, military or police identification or other form of background check prior to participation.

Women who are pregnant or nursing may not participate in live-fire training, due to risks from lead exposure and loud noise. Student must supply own handgun and other gear as specified in equipment list below.

Class Dates:
Feb. 25-26, 2017
April 8-9, 2017-Class Full!
May 13-14, 2017
June 24-25, 2017
Sept. 9-10, 2017
Oct. 28-29, 2017
Dec. 2-3, 2017

TUITION: $385
Half Price Retakes Given-Phone 360-978-6100 to register
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Level 2: Defensive Handgun Equipment List
  1. Your own handgun of .380 caliber or larger.
  2. Three magazines or speedloaders, plus a belt holder or pouch for them.
  3. A belt holster suitable for concealed carry, which allows one handed re-holstering and prevents the muzzle from pointing at student’s own body while re-holstering. Inside the waistband appendix carry holsters are specifically forbidden in F.A.S. classes.
  4. 400 rounds of full metal jacket (FMJ) ammunition.
  5. Ear protection and wrap-around safety glasses (eye protection).
  6. A billed baseball cap.
  7. Push-button activated flashlight.
  8. A pen and notebook.
  9. Your lunch and beverages--we will eat during classroom lecture.

Classes Starting On

Sat Aug 26, 2017
Active Shooter Interdiction
Sat Sep 09, 2017
Defensive Handgun
Sat Sep 16, 2017
Handgun Safety Seminar
Sun Sep 17, 2017
Concealed Carry 101-Class Full!
Fri Sep 29, 2017
Level 4 Handgun
Sat Sep 30, 2017
Fundamentals of Home Defense
Sat Oct 07, 2017
Tactical Handgun
Sat Oct 14, 2017
Shot Placement and Considerations for Deadly Encounters
Sun Oct 15, 2017
Emergency Treatment of Gunshot Wounds & Related Trauma
Sat Oct 21, 2017
Handgun Safety Seminar
Sun Oct 22, 2017
Concealed Carry 101
Sat Oct 28, 2017
Defensive Handgun
Sat Nov 04, 2017
Handgun Retention
Sun Nov 05, 2017
Advanced Handgun Retention
Sat Nov 11, 2017
Tactical Handgun
Sat Nov 18, 2017
Handgun Safety Seminar
Sat Dec 02, 2017
Defensive Handgun

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