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!
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
(6:45 PM-9:00 PM)
"Speed Work and Failure Drills"
Evans Gunsmithing Shooter's World
1637 N. Brian Street
Orange, CA 92677
Prerequisites: Completion of a CCW course or similar basic handgun course is highly recommended. As with our other live-fire courses, we'll be drawing a lot from the holster. 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. We'll be rapid firing and moving in this class.
If any participant is deemed unsafe, please understand that we'll refund 50% of your fee, but you'll need to watch the rest of the class from behind the line. You won't be shooting faster than your own level of comfort, but any observed safety concerns will cause us to stop the whole class and consequently limits our time to get through the drills.
Fitness Level: Average. Movements will be minimal, but we might be getting up from a seated position.
Materials Needed: Your favorite concealed carry gun, a quality strong side hip holster with a sturdy belt, and an extra magazine if it's a semi-automatic. Bring at least 100 rounds of ammunition and a pen.
Goals: A lot of new people have joined us since we last did a speed night. For those who already did one, it's been far too long since we've brushed up on your skills. One goal in this class will be to balance accuracy with speed. We'll be pushing our "envelope", using the shot timer to find the speed where our own personal accuracy deteriorates and becomes unacceptable for a given target. Recording the split times and distances will give you a performance goal to work against. We'll also work on engaging multiple targets at different distances, using different sighting techniques in quick transition and we'll simulate some failure drills to clear our firearms and get back in the fight. As time permits, we may also start some draws from a seated position.
Max Class Size: 12
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