Intro to Defense

Basic Skills is a Low Stress Hands-On Class with a firearm.

Introduction to Defense

Cost: $89 plus Range Fee.

Upcoming Class Dates in the Gainesville area:

  • Saturday – June 22nd, at BSF Range. Class runs from 9am to 5pm.

Check the Calendar

Register HERE and pay at the class!

Requirement: For everyone’s safety, you should have completed a Handgun Safety Class or already have your license/permit by the class date. Students that have trained with us, are automatically approved to take this class. All other students must show a certificate of a safety class or already have a concealed weapons license or permit from any State. Proof is required by students not in our secure database.

Don’t have a handgun yet? Not a Problem… A firearm can be provided for this class. Just let us know.

Your first class should have covered safety issues, proper handling, and basic legal situations. Now it’s time to start learning how to defend yourself and your loved ones.

Think of this as an extension of your basic Safety/CWL class, but with far more detailed information on a wide range of handgun handling skills. It includes fully supervised shooting time to prepare you for the next level – Defensive Shooting Skills – Levels 1 and 2.

Your instructor will help you transition from traditional slow “bulls-eye” shooting to defensive techniques, enhancing your capabilities.

Your confidence level will soar with this class!

Has it been a while? This class is perfect for the student that needs a refresher with added knowledge and skills to get back into training.

We recommend at least 100 rounds of quality ammunition.

We finish the day by introducing you to the Defensive Shooting Techniques to get you ready for the next level of training.


  • Personal, Range & Home Safety
  • Advanced Handling Skills
  • Magazine Skills
  • Proper Trigger Use and Control
  • Firearm Choices
  • Malfunction Issues and Corrections
  • Increasing Your Personal Abilities
  • Overcoming Fear and Stress
  • Storage & Staging
  • Ammo Choices
  • Awareness Training
  • OODA Concepts
  • Mindset
  • Developing Your Personal Training Program
  • How to train at Home – Dry Practice
  • Supervised Range Time and Range Training
    and more…

Completing this class will give you the experience and confidence to move into advanced levels of self-defense, including Home Defense Tactics and Defensive Shooting Skills Level 1