Core Techniques

Competency through Repetition




           Positive  Mindset







We start with "core techniques".  These are skills learned and put to memory.  Not just memory, though.  Remember, as a critical incident unfolds and the realization that a lethal threat is focused on harming you or someone you love, we find that what we learn in regards to motor skills leaves us to some extent.  The solution is "competency through repetition".  This is a primary core technique that we teach at Stoneridge and must be with you always.  It allows your body to function at a level of "automation rather than contemplation".  You will perform how you train.  Astound yourself at the level of competency that you can achieve, having the right tools and techniques at your disposal. 


The Next Steps Tactical Handgun course is available as an all day course.  It is fast paced and high-pressure. This course is specifically designed for those who are seeking the "next step" of hands-on training or already have a concealed carry permit and want additional hands-on handgun training.  Get prepared for a Critical Incident should it ever occur.  Do not be the one that loses when it comes to protecting yourself or a loved one. This class is a MUST for the  novice, beginning concealed carry license holder, or experienced shooter alike!  

Class includes speed-enhancement drills, drawing exercises, 5 fundamentals of shooting, competency by repetition, synthetic adrenaline induction exercises, target recognition drills, shoot-don't-shoot drills, and more!  At course completion, you will be in the top 3% of shooters in the country.  This is the course you need to feel confident in handling your firearm for a concealed carry situation.

You are not required to possess a Concealed Handgun License to attend this class.

This is an all-inclusive class and certificates of course completion will be awarded. These certificates are also useful in obtaining your concealed handgun license. The training in this class is far superior in scope and practicality than the concealed handgun class we offer.


Oregon Revised Statutes require the very minimum training of classroom-only time in order to obtain a concealed handgun license. It's one thing to obtain a license to carry concealed. It's a whole different situation to prepare yourself physically and mentally for the unthinkable. The difference between the two is a lot like wanting to become a race car driver and then obtaining your ODL thinking you can jump right out on the track and win big.


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 Brief
Review of Fundamentals of Shooting
Drawing from a Holster & Drawing From a Cover Position
Self Defense With a Firearm
Differences Between Cover and Concealment
Emergency & Tactical Reloading
Malfunction and Tactical Clearing Drills
Conflict Avoidance
Use of Force Continuum and Deadly Force
Field Trauma Care
Strong and Weak Hand Shooting
Balancing Speed and Accuracy
Close Quarters Combat Shooting
Live-Fire coursework and practical skills enhancement for critical incidents

ALL-DAY CLASS COST: $150 plus range fee
Deposit of $75.00 required to reserve your seat - click the "BUY NOW" button to pay your deposit!

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.

Mandatory Equipment List:

  • Hat (brimmed, baseball, boonie, etc.)

  • 200 to 300 rounds of ammunition

  • 2 Extra magazines or speed loaders

  • Your own or borrowed firearm (Your own is preferred)

  • Quality holster that fits your firearm

  • Dummy rounds/snap caps if you have them

  • Weather-dependant clothing (jacket, sweatshirt, etc)

  • Snacks, lunch and drinks

  • Eye and ear protection (Electronic is preferred)

  • Long pants


Contact us for more information regarding this class: 541-499-4706



The Tactical Handgun course was perfect for me.  David's attention to detail and his professional approach made the class a superb investment.  The combination of tactical real word knowledge and hands on training ensured success.  I would highly recommend this class to build on your foundation of handgun use and concealed carry proficiency.   Mark D


The class was excellent – very well done!!  Thank you and I will recommend your class to anyone that is interested.  I was referred to you by a friend who took the class and highly recommended you.  Thank you again.  Vicki