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Fundamentals of Home Defense Handguns (FHDH)


The Fundamentals of Home Defense Handguns Course is designed to educate the student about the handguns that are best for personal defense and how to use them efficiently in the context of a home defense scenario.

This course is designed specifically for those new to firearms, but experienced shooters who are interested in learning specifically about using a handgun for personal defense in a home defense environment may also want to attend.


This comprehensive course takes place at a live fire range where students will be introduced to the fundamentals of defensive shooting. Students will learn about various firearms types and the distinct advantages that some have over others with regard to defensive use. Students will be introduced to the most important shooting skills and have the opportunity to develop their competency in the context of a "home defense" shooting situation. Fundamental Home Defense Tactics, Responsible Defensive Firearms Storage and dealing with Law Enforcement Response will also be covered.


This course runs 7-8 hours, depending on class size.


Students will need to bring 250 rounds of ammunition and should bring their defensive handgun, if they own one, and three (3) magazines . If you need to purchase ammo or need loaner equipment including guns/spare magazines/eye protection or ear protection IDS can provide you with what you need. Just contact Evan to arrange in advance of the course. If you are using our firearms but wish to purchase your own factory ammunition that is fine, if that is the case purchase 9mm, 115 grain FMJammunitionn. Must be American made like one of the following. Speer/Lawman/CCI/Blazer/Winchester/Freedom Muntions/Federal/etc.

**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.

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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