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-$45 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!
Friday, September 28th, 2018
(6:00 PM-8:00 PM) SOLD OUT
"Low Light and Shooting from Cover"
Evans Gunsmithing and Shooter's World
1637 N Brian St,
Orange, CA 92867
Prerequisites: Completion of a CCW course or similar basic course is highly recommended. As with our other live-fire courses, we'll be drawing a lot from the holster. In this class, we'll be drawing from behind cover (standing and kneeling) so it's crucial that each participant also has sufficient experience dry firing or drawing with a training gun with hundreds of repetitions from the holster. Each participant will be evaluated with holster drawing skills in dry fire. If unsafe actions are observed, the participant will be required to only observe those portions and cannot participate with live firing for obvious safety concerns and for the sake of holding up the class.
Fitness Level: Average. Movements will be minimal, but there will be some moving and shooting in low light conditions.
Materials Needed: Your favorite concealed carry gun, a quality strong side hip holster, a sturdy belt, and a flashlight (preferably a light with a tail cap instant-on switch) but any light you can manipulate one-handed is fine. Levis or shorts are fine. No open-toed shoes. You may also bring knee pads if you desire. Bring at least 100 rounds of ammunition.
Goals: Over 75% of shootings take place in low-light conditions yet very few people practice in less than ideal lighting situations. We'll learn proper technique to shoot in the dark with and without a lighting source. We'll cover tactical breathing with simulated stress, move and shoot, and shooting from behind cover. Using barricades, we'll practice clearing corners and then put it all together. These are the types of skills that might come into play during a nighttime home invasion response.
Cost: $40 (your range fee is included in the price)
Max Class Size: 12 SOLD OUT
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