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Fundamentals of Defensive Carry (FDC)


The Fundamentals of Defensive Carry course is designed to educate the student about the handguns that are best for concealed carry, how to carry them safely and securely, and how to use them efficiently in the context of a Dynamic Critical Incident.

This course runs 6-7.5 hours, depending on class size.

**The course fees do NOT include ammo, you must purchase ammo on your own ahead of time or you can purchase through us. (Limited Supplies, Please contact us in advance if you need us to provide ammunition)

**There is a $15 range fee that is due the morning of the course in cash.

Range Lecture and Drills Include:

  • Combat Accuracy
  • Extend, Touch, Press
  • Up, Single Shot
  • Up, Multiple Shot
  • Balance of Speed and Precision
  • Realistic Multiple Target Engagement
  • Presentation from the Holster
  • Lateral Movement
  • Reloads
  • 1 Reliable Handgun with at least 2 magazines, 3-4 is preferable.
  • 1 Safe Strong Side Holster or Appendix Holder designed for the above gun. (Carry your gun as if you do in daily life, this is not a "tactical" course, this is a defensive course. If you open carry then open carry, if you conceal carry then wear you concealment holster/gear. If you have not drawn from a holster yet, no biggie bring what you plan on carrying with and we will get you squared away.
  • 1-2 Mag Pouches Designed to fit your magazines.
  • 1 sturdy belt
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Long pants are preferred since were on a outdoor range, but not required
  • Rain jacket in case we experience bad weather (we will shoot rain or shine) unless there is lightning
  • Make sure to bring plenty of water (at least one gallon for each person)
  • Sun screen and possible a hat
  • Eye and ear protection (we can provide eye and ear protection if arrange in advance of the course, no charge)
  • 250 rounds of ammo. Factory New Preferred, No personal hand loads. (Unless cleared by Evan via telephone prior to course)
  • Please bring a folding, camp style chair if you wish to have a seat during the lecture portion of the course/lunch.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.


Our Mission

IDS focuses on teaching intuitive defensive handgun skills that lend themselves to efficiently handling a firearm in ways that are congruent with the body’s natural reactions under stress. This methodology allows us to better prepare our students for situations where drawing a firearm is a possibility.
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