Practical Handgun Training Course


The Practical Handgun Training course is designed to offer students a greater understanding of real-world examples in which they might be forced to use a firearm in defense of themselves or another. It focuses on awareness, justifiable use of force, marksmanship and many other aspects.

This course is open to all levels of students.

SKU: TC-01320 Category:


This Steiner Academy of Firearms Training course offers students a more real-world understanding of how they might be forced to use their handgun in defense of themselves or another person. There is a strong emphasis placed upon shooting skill development with application for real-life circumstances. Lectures will cover the fundamentals of mindset, gun-handling, and marksmanship–all of which is put into practice during the range portion of the course.

Students who complete this course will acquire a better understanding of:

  • situational awareness
  • justifiable use of force
  • equipment selection
  • safety/handling
  • loading/unloading
  • malfunction clearance
  • drawing/firing techniques
  • firearm retention
  • cover
  • multiple targets



  • Center-fire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber of .38 or larger
  • 300 rounds of ammunition minimum. Factory ammunition only – no reloads
  • 2 (+) Spare magazines
  • Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
  • Quality holster and magazine carriers
  • Strong Quality belt
  • Ear and wrap around eye protection
  • Clothing suitable for the weather
  • Cap with a brim
  • Rugged shoes or boots

Optional Items:

  • Knee/elbow pads, etc.
  • Quality (SureFire-type) flashlight (if required by the course)


Duration: 4 hours