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Defensive Pistol 3

April 19 • 10:30 am - 2:30 pm


4 Hours – $125

Prerequisites:  Defensive Pistol 2


 “Half the day is night.” Most crime happens at night.

 Most defensive pistol encounters occur in low-light environments.  Defensive Pistol 3, teaches students to apply the skills learned in previous Defensive Pistol courses including no or low-light situations.  Students will learn various flashlight techniques.  Students will also begin to master one-handed shooting with both their dominant and nondominant hands.  Shooters will learn to draw, shoot, reload, and clear malfunctions while operating a light source. Triangle Shooting Academy’s unique range facility allows students to safely participate in live-fire training in near total darkness during this course.  Students will leave this class with confidence in their ability to safely and responsibly succeed in a low-light defensive encounter. As with all of the Defensive Pistol courses, if you have received your Concealed Handgun Permit we strongly recommend that you take this course.  Defensive Pistol 3 is a prerequisite for Defensive Pistol 4.  

Objectives and Topics Covered:


  • Review:


    • Grip
    • Stance
    • Trigger Control
    • The Emergency Reload
    • The Draw
    • Clearing Malfunctions



  • Learn:


    • One-handed shooting techniques
    • Common flashlight techniques
    • Low light/no light shooting


Materials Required:

  • Semi-Automatic Pistol (Furnished by the student, no rentals, no revolvers)
  • Magazines (Minimum 3)
  • Live ammunition  300+ rounds (Furnished by the student)
  • Pistol Holster (Strongside, outside-the-waistband, must cover the trigger guard)
  • Magazine Pouches (Minimum 1 – Recommended 2)
  • Flashlight (High output, click-on-off tail cap, with pouch or pocket clip)
  • Sturdy Belt that fits holster and magazine pouches snugly 
  • 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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April 19
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