The Southern California Defense League is our solution for an affordable advanced CCW and tactical defense training program. Often times, the only advanced classes available for those recently obtaining their CCW permits are expensive classes that span several days long. While we also offer such classes, we've found that most people don't have the finances to spend thousands of dollars at once or take that much time off of work. Those who've taken our CCW courses know that we stress the importance of perpetual training. Handgun defense techniques are perishable skills. Should the need ever arise to use your gun in self-defense, you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and the general public to be the safest, most responsible, and effective as you possibly can. Using the analogy we often cite in class, "As sheepdogs who have taken on the duty to help provide for your own safety and well-being, you don't have the luxury of forewarning to know when the wolf will appear. Preparedness happens yesterday."
How long are the classes?
With Defense League, you're joining in on the exact same quality and variety of drill practice as you would at police academy or civilian courses lasting multiple days. In contrast however, we focus on just two to three skills at a time taught over one to two-hour sessions. This helps facilitate memory retention and keeps the classes extremely affordable.
What's the cost and how often are classes held?
Instead of spending thousands of dollars for a several day course, we aim to keep the rates between $25-$40 per class. League classes take place once (sometimes twice) a month, depending on the level of interest. That’s dirt cheap! Most range fees alone are $15-$20, but we’ll almost always include your range fee in the price because we want to see as many people as possible receive advanced training. Although we call this a “league” or “club”, there are no membership fees. You’re welcome to attend any or all classes you find interesting and useful. Due to range and classroom rental overhead, we only ask that you preregister so we can track minimum and maximum class sizes.
Are there any prerequisites?
Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you’ve been a previous student of Hansen Firearms Training or not. There are prerequisites for some classes however. We’ll be learning highly advanced techniques that will require each league member demonstrate a level of competence through participation in previous classes for certain courses such as live fire drawing from the holster, hip shooting, move and shoot, etc. Some of the classes are also quite physical. We won’t be doing intense circuit training, but you’ll need to know your own physical limitations and ask questions beforehand if you have concerns about a certain class. Please contact us if you have questions about demonstrating levels of proficiency or if you're concerned about the intensity level of any particular class.
Where are the classes held and what skills do we practice?
On some evenings we work out of a martial arts studio in Huntington Beach, practicing such things as weapon disarmament, arrest techniques, and room clearing. On other evenings, we use an indoor range in Orange, an outdoor range in Corona for our live fire courses, and an indoor warehouse for Simunition scenario training.
One of our primary focuses is scenario-based training. We want league members to feel that the skills we practice are directly applicable to realistic scenarios that they're most likely to encounter. As best we can, we simulate stress and some conditions of a real encounter while maintaining a safe training environment. Take a look at some of the topics and scenarios we instruct and contact us with any questions!
Thursday, December 21st, 2017
(8:00 PM-10:00 PM)
Evans Gunsmithing and Shooter's World
1637 N Brian St,
Orange, CA 92867
Fitness Level: Average. Most shooting will be done from a seated position, but there will be no rapid or difficult tactical moves.
Materials Needed: Your favorite concealed carry gun and at least 20 rounds of your chosen defense ammo. These are the hollow point rounds that you carry for every-day-carry (EDC) in your handgun. The rest of your ammo (about 30 rounds) can be regular target ammunition or you could bring more hollow point rounds. Although not required, we'd also like people to be creative and bring materials they'd like to test for their anti-ballistic properties (e.g. phone books, small pieces of drywall or sheetmetal, particle board, leather, pumpkins, fruit cake).
Goals: This will be a fun and casual night where we'll be shooting our hollow point carry ammunition to see if it meets the expected performance standards and to learn more about how bullets travel through different materials and at different angles. We'll check penetration and cavitation by using ballistics gel. We'll calculate velocity and muzzle energy with a chronometer. We'll be shooting through windshields and hard surfaces to measure bullet deflection. Get to know your ammo and what it can and can't do! This a great time to rotate your carry ammo by using it for educational purposes. If you're bringing a material to shoot, please let us know beforehand so we can plan for it!
Max Class Size: 15
DEFENSE LEAGUE CLASSES