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Combat Handgun

Basic Combat Handgun

This 8 hour course is THE prerequisite for all other Handgun courses with Delaware Tactical. You must complete this course in order to be eligible to attend other training courses offered by Delaware Tactical. Delaware Tactical uses a training program and philosophy that is unique and second to none. Our Combat Handgun course prepares you to prevail in a real world violent confrontation. We do no teach target shooting. We teach you how to fight with your firearm.

This is the beginning step in learning how to fight with your firearm. This is the first step in personal defense with a handgun. Whether you have never handled a firearm or you have been shooting all of your life, you will learn the skill sets and fundamentals of defending yourself with a firearm.

This course is much more then teaching you how to press a trigger. We will teach you about mindset, situational awareness, shot avoidance, psychological and physiological effects of a deadly force encounter, statistics to make you smarter and more aware as well how to create solid neural pathways that help you respond under stress, the role and attributes of the handgun, legal aspects of deadly force, anatomical stopping power, mental conditioning for combat.

Live fire drills will include both one- and two-handed shooting, use of cover and concealment, loading and reloading, Clearing malfunctions, using both eyes instead of one, at a variety of ranges and from a variety of shooting positions. We do this by applying solid combat fundamentals, common sense techniques and safety.

You will leave with homework/Dry practice and recommendations/ consideration for you to conduct your dry practice drills safely and efficiently.

Equipment List:

  • One (1) open mind 
  • A Fighting Pistol
  • Roll of Masking Tape 
  • 400 rounds of quality ammo 
  • Strong side belt holster 
  • Eye Protection 
  • Ear Protection 
  • Sturdy gun belt (double thickness, dept store belts are INFERIOR) 
  • Minimum of  3 magazines, if you use low capacity magazines consider bringing 4-6 magazines
  • Magazine pouch recommended but not necessary
  • Raingear (We shoot rain or shine)
  • Hat and sunblock 
  • Knee Pads (Optional)
  • Water

Course cost $225.00 ($50.00 deposit is required to hold a seat)

We can provide loaner weapons and holsters and no additional cost. We can provide ammunition as well at a cost of $15.00 per 50 rounds (400 rounds required for this course)




Contact Information

For more information or if you are interested in registering for a course, please call 302.222.7724 with the name of the class, date of class, if you require a loaner weapon and/or ammunition and a brief description of your firearms experience. All registrations require a $50 deposit, please state if you would like pay in full. You can also call or text 302-222-7724 and we can take care of you. Deposits are non-refundable, however we are willing to work with you to reschedule your course. When we receive your form, we will email you an invoice.