Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
"The time to figure out your defense plan is not when you're getting your ass handed to you in a parking lot" - Clint Smith
One-on-One Firearms Instruction/Training
Can be tailored to YOUR needs
Personal firearms instruction/training is available on our private range; there are NO additional range fees and all materials (targets, pasters, paint) are included.
- One-on-one: First Two Hours $180.00
- Subsequent Hours $60.00
- Additional Student is $50.00 per hour
- Purchase Five Two-Hour Sessions in-advance: Get the sixth two-hour session for half-price/one
- Purchase 10 Two-Hour Sessions in-advance: Get the 11th two-hour for session free
This time will initially cover the fundamentals of shooting & safety with all remaining time geared toward the students request and needs. We also have a comprehensive program that will take through several week to months and is a proven program. You will have a pre and post-assessment shooting exercises to measure your progress.
If you are using one of our firearms; handgun, magazines, and some ammunition will be provided. Additional ammunition is available for purchase.
Required Range gear:
- Holster (outside the waistband)
- Magazine Pouch (prefer double or more)
- At least three magazines for pistols (if you have more, bring more)
- Revolvers bring several speed loaders and/or moon-clips
- 250 rounds of ammunition
- Eye & Ear Protection (electronic preferred)
- Appropriate dress for the season/weather (we shoot in all weather except lightning)
- Crew neck shirts are best
- Closed toed shoes
- Good Attitude and Open Mind
Optional Range gear:
- Snacks and Beverages
- Notebook and Pen
If you lack any of the above gear, please don't let this dissuade you from attending training. Contact us to assist you with making any specific gear arrangements.
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USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level I and II Classes - $200.00.
The most comprehensive defensive shooting training offered in Montana. This is unlike another other course you have taken or will find outside of I.C.E. Training or the USCCA.
DSF Level 1:
March 23rd 2024
DSF Level 2:
April 6th 2024
If these dates/locations do not work for you, please check back for dates not yet announced. We teach at our private range in Kila and we can export our training to your location. Complete schedule for all classes offered here.
DEFENSIVE SHOOTING FUNDAMENTALS LEVEL 1
Professional Firearms Training is a must, if you may at all attempt to defend yourself with one and expect to win and survive.
The USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals (DSF) is the foundation of Intuitive Defensive Shooting from Rob Pincus (I.C.E. Training); formerly known as Combat Focus Shooting. Rob is one of my personal mentors. This is an Intuitive shooting program designed to help the student be more efficient with a defensive firearm in the context of a Dynamic Critical Incident.
DSF Level 1 is an five or eight-hour course that will expose the student to all the core principles and fundamentals of an intuitive defense shooting program. This course will cover the basics of intuitive defensive shooting, defensive accuracy, The Balance of Speed & Precision, an introduction to the understanding the Body’s Natural Reactions during a Dynamic Critical Incident, understanding the integration of lateral motion, and additional concepts as time allows. This course will also provide the student with an understanding of true Counter Ambush training with a defensive firearm, base level defensive shooting skills and a training methodology for continuing to develop those skills.
The course will cover the following topics:
The DSF Program is not designed to make you the best shooter you can be on the range, rather its goal is to help you quickly develop fundamental skills that you can apply in a worst-case scenario defensive shooting situation.
DSF is based on years of constantly evolving information about how the body works and what really happens during Dynamic Critical Incidents and has been heavily influenced by the diverse group of instructors that are certified to teach it and the thousands of students who have been through courses all around the world. The program features a variety of specialty drills and training methods that the student will be able to utilize in their own practice after the course in order to continue to develop their abilities.
Students are welcome to bring extra ammunition, as there will be certain drills where round count can easily be increased.
Open to: General Public / Law Enforcement / Military / Private SecurityCourse Eligibility: You understand handgun safety, your firearm operation, and can safely handle your fiream to include safely drawing from the holster.
If you serve or are employed in an armed capacity, we recommend you train with your duty gear. For concealed carry permit holders, we recommend that you start the course with an outside the waistband holster, but bring your concealed carry rig if you want to get some reps using that setup.
If you are using one of our firearms; handgun, magazines, and some ammunition will be provided. Additional ammunition is available for purchase. If you don't have eye & ear protection, it is available for purchase or rent; eye protection rental is $1.00 and foamy ear protection purchase is $1.00.If you lack any of the above gear, please don't let this dissuade you from taking the class. Contact us to assist you with making any specific gear arrangements.
DEFENSIVE SHOOTING FUNDAMENTALS LEVEL 2
See Level 1 with the addition of the following topics:
Course Eligibility: Completed Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1.
Equipment: Same as Level 1.
Freddie Merc's Gun Wercs, LLC
P.O. Box 919 Kila, MT 59920
(406) 407-6662 or firstname.lastname@example.org