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Defense Carry Fundamentals

Defense Carry Fundamentals 201


This class is an introductory look at defensive carry, methods, techniques, and options.  Designed for the shooter with minimal knowledge of concealed carry methods.  Open to men and women 14 and older.  You are required to bring a handgun to class with a holster and a belt to support the holster.  We do not rent handguns for this class.  The purpose of this class is to get you aclimated to your firearm and holster and to train you to work with your firearm in a defensive situation.  No concealed handgun license is required for this course. Defense Carry Fundamentals course will take the shooter's skill to the next safe level.  This is a 5-hour, all-range-time, live-fire course. Candidates will learn basic drawing from a holster and from concealment techniques with an emphasis on generating a knowledge of the techniques shown, along with the building of muscle-memory which will be utilized at length and in-depth in the next class. Upon completing this course, candidates will have a solid introductory knowledge of the requirements for carrying concealed and drawing from a holster.  If you are seeking or already have a CHL and want professional, hands-on, defensive training with handguns, this is the first in a series of real-time, live-fire, range-time courses from Stoneridge Tactical.  This course starts you at understanding the types of firearms available and the features and benefits of each.  You'll be educated on types of holsters and how they'll benefit you if you are forced into a defensive action.  When it comes to protecting yourself or a loved one, start here!  Some ranges we use require payment of park entry fees for non-member shooters.  You are responsible for park entry fees.  We recommend purchasing memberships at the range if you plan on being an avid shooter.

Certificates of course completion will be awarded. Completion certificates satisfy ORS 166.291 for Oregon Concealed Carry. 

At Stoneridge Tactical, we provide you with case study to describe the issues, then move into the concepts behind it all. As a last step, we describe to you the tactic or the technique you will be using as a means to win in a Critical Incident and to neutralize a Lethal Threat, should you ever be confronted by one.

Course Contents:

Safety Briefing
5 Fundamentals of Shooting
5-Point Drawing Techniques

Holster Types and Benefits 

How to Properly Conceal
Self Defense Issues
Administrative, Emergency & Tactical Reloads
Basic Malfunction Clearing Instruction

Defense Protection Options

What to Bring:
  • Hat (brimmed, baseball, boonie, etc.)

  • At least 150 rounds of ammunition (no hand loads/reloads)

  • Extra magazines or speed loaders

  • Firearm (Your own is preferred - .380 cal or larger)

  • Concealed holster or concealed carry purse

  • Weather-dependent clothing (Layers jacket, sweatshirt, handwarmers, etc)

  • Snacks, lunch and drinks

  • Eye and ear protection (Electronic is preferred)

  • Long pants

  • Closed toed shoes

INSTRUCTORS - David Cunningham and Elizabeth Cunningham


Deposit of $75.00 required to reserve your seat 
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Some ranges we use require payment of park entry fees for non-member shooters.  You are responsible for park entry fees.  we recommend purchasing memberships at the range if you plan on being an avid shooter.


All handgun classes taught through Stoneridge Tactical have been designed, built, and developed in accordance with the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association, the NRA, and NRA Law Enforcement Division Instructor training practices and guidelines by Stoneridge Tactical, David Cunningham, and Liz Cunningham, NLEFIA Advanced Firearms Instructor, NRA Instructors, NRA LE Division "Handgun" and  "Patrol Rifle" instructors, and satisfy Oregon's requirement for "Concealed Handgun Certification" per ORS 166.291.

Prepayment is required to enroll and participate in this class.  If you are committed and have the time, this shouldn't be a problem for you.  Click the PayPal button below and pay for the class.  You don't even have to have a PayPal account.  You may pay with credit or debit!  Your card will be charged real-time and you will receive a payment receipt at the email address you provide during checkout.  By making your payment for the class, you understand and are agreeing to our REFUND POLICY.  You should be committed to attending as prepayments are nonrefundable and non transferable to another class.  Live fire classes are not available to those women who are pregnant.  If you prepay for these courses and cannot attend due to pregnancy, there are no refunds or transfers of any kind.  If you or a person in your party cancels for any reason, they forfeit their deposit.  Forfeited deposits cannot be used to bring in another student in their place.  Check the class schedule for our upcoming classes.

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