Defensive Pistol 1


Duration: 5 hours

Description: Defensive Pistol 1 is your first step in learning how to survive a violent encounter and becoming a responsible firearms carrying member of society. Students will be given an overview of firearms safety and firearms handling, the laws regarding the use of deadly force in the State of Kansas, proper holster and gear choices, where to place that gear, reloads, and malfunctions. We will also be discussing the psychology of a violent encounter, what to expect after you have survived a violent encounter, and how to develop the mindset and situational awareness to help you avoid the violent encounter if possible, or if necessary, to engage and prevail.
At the end of this course, students will be able to draw from retention and place multiple shots, rapidly and accurately, on target out to a distance of 15 feet. In order to graduate, you will need to pass the Defensive Pistol 1 Qualification with a minimum 80% score and display proper firearms safety and handling techniques throughout the course.

Topics of Instruction:

  • Firearms safety and handling
  • Use of deadly force in the State of Kansas
  • Proper holster and gear choices
  • Reloads
  • Malfunctions
  • Psychology of a violent encounter
  • What to expect after a violent encounter
  • Developing a mindset of situational awareness
  • Front site shooting
  • Trigger control and reset
  • Movement is Key


  • Students must be 21 years of age or older
  • Students must have completed Concealed Carry Techniques or articulate what qualifies them for this course
  • Long pants, comfortable close-toed footwear (tennis shoes). A hat will be beneficial
  • Must have your own firearm (.380acp or larger). 22 will be accepted on a case by case basis
  • Must have a holster and sturdy belt
  • Must have a minimum of 3 magazines and magazine carrier
  • Minimum of 250 rounds of ammunition. Ammunition may be purchased on site at a 15% discount
  • Hearing protection (electronics preferred) and eye protection


  • Upon completing Defensive Pistol 1, students may re-take the course at anytime for free, other than ammunition costs, provided there is space in the class date they wish to attend
  • Upon completion of Defensive Pistol 1, students will be allowed to draw from the holster and rapid fire whenever they come back to utilize the range facility.
  • Completion of Defensive Pistol 1 is a requirement for taking Defensive Pistol 2
  • Defensive Pistol 1 will be taught at The Bullet Stop, located at 2625 W. Pawnee, Wichita, Kansas

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