Vehicle Defense Course was designed to simulate the stressors of a vehicle gun fight. The course will introduce students to effective vehicle defense planning, different stressors in this situation, mobility, and ways to maximize weapon effectiveness while navigating in and out of vehicles. While this is not the goal of the course, students may work with others in groups to maximize training and learn proper team communications.  This is a fast-paced, hands-on course with live-fire drills that focuses on dominating the target and ultimately increasing the chances of survivability.  This is not a beginners course. Students must demonstrate and understand proper safety and weapon handling. The course requires shooters to be confident in their shooting and physical abilities. This course is approximately 8 hours. 

The course is open to law abiding citizens, current and former military, and law enforcement.


Vehicle Defense Course covers:

  • Safety brief
  • Mindset
  • Pistol fundamentals
  • Pistol manipulations
  • Drawing from a holster
  • Reloading fundamentals
  • Non-standard shooting positions
  • Target engagement in and out of vehicle
  • Multiple location target engagement
  • Vehicle egress while engagement
  • Vehicle ballistic considerations
  • Reacting from different angles
  • Cover vs Concealment
  • Moving to cover
  • Engaging targets from cover
  • Pistol shooting drills
  • Intro to low light (when available)

What to bring:

  • IWB or OWB Kydex holster (leather, soft nylon holsters are not recommended)
  • Sturdy Belt
  • Weapon light
  • EDC Flashlight
  • Semi-automatic handgun with 3-4 magazines
  • Magazine pouch (single or double)
  • Long sleeve shirt and long pants (No “V” neck,  cut off, or muscle shirts)
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Hat
  • 300-350 rounds of ammunition
  • Tourniquet (TQ) and or IFAK
  • 5 Dummy rounds
  • Eye and ear protection (electronic preferred)
  • Water and snacks 

Optional gear:

  • Snacks or small meal
  • Drinks
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Sweat towel or anything you may need to be comfortable
  • Check the weather on the day of the course and dress appropriately.

Wear something comfortable (check weather and hydrate), it’s an outdoor range.

Cost per student $250.00