Handgun V (Home Defense)

About This Course

ACADEMI’s Handgun for Home Defense prepares you for encounters and threats to your family and in your home. Our two-day course covers firearm safety, proper storage of weapons, ammunition selection, situational awareness, defensive pistol marksmanship, first aid for ballistic trauma, and home invasion scenarios. During the practical portion of this course, our instructors provide expert range instruction, recommendations for continued growth, shoot/no-shoot scenarios, use of cover and concealment, non-standard firing positions, home defense preparedness, and emergency care by utilizing real-life scenarios with both live and Non-Lethal Training Ammunition (NLTA). As always, considerable emphasis focuses on safety, constructive practice, and how to evaluate and track your skill level.

Contact train@constellis.com for information.

$ 600.00 / 2 days San Diego, CA
Includes a certificate of completion.
Rental equipment available.
Next Available Classes
Course Details
  • Topics
    • Firearm Safety
    • Pistol Nomenclature and Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense
    • Ammunition Knowledge and Defensive Ammunition Selection
    • Home Defense Theory and Skills
    • Vehicle Defense Theory and Skills
    • Loading and Stoppage Remediation
    • Carry Modes and Pistol Concealment for driving
    • Mindset, Responding to an Attack and the Aftermath
    • Sport Shooting and Training Activities
    • Firearm Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Gear
    • Quality, functional semi-automatic pistol (Carry-sized recommended)
    • Concealment Holster (no shoulder or cross-draw holsters permitted)
    • Minimum three high-capacity (15+ round) or six low-capacity (<15 round) magazines
    • Magazine holders
    • Sturdy Belt
    • Clear wraparound ballistic eye protection
    • Ear protection
    • Firearm cleaning kit
    • Concealment garment
    • Appropriate footwear(NO open toed shoes)
  • Ammunition requirements
  • 500 rounds. 9mm (9x19) is the minimum service caliber for this course.

    No green/brown tip, armor piercing, or steel cased ammunition at any time

    Ammunition is available for purchase from the Pro Shop

  • Skill prerequisites
    • Completion of Handgun III or Tactical Pistol II –and-
    • Current, valid carry permit –or-
    • Current law enforcement or Active Duty military credentials –or-
    • Completion of a Background Check
  • Lodging
  • Currently there is no on campus lodging at this location. There are many off campus options.

    Gear Rentals

    Most items on the gear list may be rented via the application at additional cost or purchased at the Proshop.