Special Interest Seminar: Your Defensive Handgun Ammunition

Do you know the capabilities of your defensive handgun ammunition?  Since the “Bullet Wars” of the 1990’s, development of good defensive handgun ammunition has been on a steep upward climb, as far as reliability and performance.  FAS believes that what is important is a good expanding hollowpoint traveling 1100 feet per second, and one that does not overpenetrate,  regardless of the caliber.  Can your ammunition, from your gun meet this criteria?  We will find out, by both chronographing AND shooting into gelatin, and the comparing your bullet’s performance against the others in the class.  We will also explore and discuss the different theories regarding the effectiveness of handgun ammunition.  Students will have the opportunity to test 4 different bullets in ballistic gelatin.

Equipment needed:  Ear and eye protection, along with 20 rounds of each type of ammunition you wish to test, along with the different guns to shoot them from.

These one-day, 6-hour seminars are designed for students to practice what they already have been taught in the prerequisite F.A.S. class, but perhaps have not practiced for a while. They are NOT designed to be stand-alone training. If you have not met the pre-requisites listed for each class, please do not ask for a waiver of the pre-requisite, but rather, please consider taking the class listed as the prerequisite, as it contains instruction on the topics contained in the Special Interest Seminar, plus lots more.

Special Interest Seminars put in-depth focus on individual components and ancillary aspects of defensive firearms use. Seminar emphasis is on skill building and repetition, that the student may gain an appreciable degree of proficiency in the specified skill. The special interest seminars review and refine skills taught in our weekend courses, and are offered to provide the chance to practice specific skills, without having to spend the time to go through an entire weekend class.

Prerequisite: Level 1: Intro to Handguns or higher

$50 discount for retakes. Must register by phone to receive discount.

Equipment List:

  1. 20 rounds of each type of ammunition you wish to test (4)
  2. Your own gun to shoot them from
  3. Ear protection and wrap-around safety glasses (eye protection)
  4. A billed baseball cap
  5. Your sack lunch and beverages


Event Date 10-27-2019 10:00 am
Registration Start Date 10-12-2018
Individual Price $150.00
Firearms Academy Range
Onalaska, WA 98570, USA
Firearms Academy Range

Venue - Firearms Academy Range

Please note that this is a private range.  There is no public access, other than for scheduled classes / events.  Contact us for driving directions.

150.00 $