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Defensive Pistol 1

May 5 • 10:30 am - 2:30 pm


4 Hours – $125

Max 11

Prerequisites:  None


This course is the first in a series of Defensive Pistol courses.  The class teaches shooters the foundations of firearm handling, stance, grip, sight acquisition, trigger control, and other skills necessary to succeed in a defensive pistol encounter.  The fundamentals gained in this course are also extremely beneficial to any student wishing to improve their shooting skills and manipulation of the handgun. If you have received your Concealed Handgun Permit, or intend to do so, we strongly recommend that you take this course.  No prior knowledge of handguns or defensive shooting is required to attend Defensive Pistol 1.  Defensive Pistol 1 is a prerequisite for all other Handgun Defensive Pistol and Skills and Drills Sessions taught at Triangle Shooting Academy.  

All attendees must arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete waiver, watch safety video, purchase range card, pay for class (if not already done), and finish other registration requirements.

Objectives and Topics Covered:

  • Shooting Stance
  • The Roles of the Hands
  • Grip
  • Eye Dominance
  • Sight Alignment
  • Shot Placement
  • Trigger Control
  • The Punch-out
  • Work space
  • The Initial Load and Status Check
  • The Emergency Reload
  • Clearing Malfunctions


Materials Required:

  • Semi-Automatic Pistol (Available for rent for Defensive Pistol 1 ($15 rental fee applies).  Revolvers are NOT allowed for this class.
  • Magazines (Minimum 2 – Recommended 3)
  • Magazine pouches, Belt Mounted (Recommended but not required)
  • Live ammunition  300+ rounds (Furnished by the student)
  • Eye & ear protection
  • Notebook and pen (note taking is strongly encouraged)


Payment is required when you register in-store and online.

Nonmembers: $125

Individual & Family Members: 10% OFF

Corporate Members: 15% OFF

VIP Lifetime Members: 20% OFF

Please call guest services with membership number to receive discount code.


You are required to give a 48-hour notice if you are unable to attend the course for which you have registered.  If you fail to give this notice, or you no-call/no-show to the class, you will not receive a refund. You may register for another class at full price.

If you need to reschedule your course, this also must be done with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice to avoid losing your class fee. You may reschedule or receive a refund if you contact us at least 48 hours before the class.

Questions and comments may be directed to Annie at Annie@triangleshootingacademy.com.  Thank you.


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May 5
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Triangle Shooting Academy
6501 Mount Herman Road
Raleigh, NC 27617 United States
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(919) 802-2040