Essential Defensive Carry

Essential Defensive Carry 2017-12-05T21:14:47+00:00

Essential Defensive Carry (EDC) is approximately an 8-hour course of instruction occurring entirely on the range. This course takes the knowledge gained from a CCW Permit course (“WHEN to use your handgun to save your own life”) and places a heavy emphasis on Defensive Shooting (“HoW to use your handgun to save your own life”).

Prerequisite: Intro to Handgun

Must be lawfully allowed to train with firearms in the U.S.

Essential Defensive Carry

$10000
  • Check Schedule
  • Safety and Safe Gun Handling for Concealed Carry applications
  • Holster options and selection
  • Ammunition options and selection
  • Mental Conditioning / Mindset, and proper planning
  • When all efforts to AVOID conflict are exhausted / then what?
  • What to do AFTER you win the gunfight / Have that planned
  • Safety and Safe Gun Handling / Hot Range Rules
  • Drawing from the Holster / Drawing from Concealment
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship revisited / slow fire for accuracy
  • Intro Defensive Shooting
  • Multiple Target Engagements
  • After Action Drills
  • Loading, Reloading / Tactical and Emergency Reloads
  • Shooting while Moving
  • Use of Cover / Concealment
  • One-Hand / Off-Hand shooting
  • CQB / Close Quarters Battle Drills / Shooting from Close Contact
  • Intro Malfunction Clearance drills

Required Gear:

Note taking material
Eye / Hearing Protection (Electronic Hearing Protection strongly preferred)
Appropriate Concealed Carry Handgun of .380 ACP or greater caliber (No single action “cowboy” guns)
Concealed carry holster (Purses, Cross-Draw and Small-of-Back rigs ARE permissible)
No soft/collapsible holsters.
Spare Magazines (at least three Magazines total) or Speed Loaders for revolvers
Spare Magazine pouch / speed loader pouch
Minimum of 300 rounds of target ammunition
Water / snacks / bag lunch for full training day
Sunscreen and weather appropriate attire for outdoor private ran

Diamondback Shooting Sports
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4.4 out of 5 stars

Amanda Taylor
Amanda Taylor

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 days ago

Excellent store and wonderful staff. My family has been shopping here for years and we've never had a bad experience. It's so nice to have friendly, knowledgeable staff assist you with a smile! We are loyal to those who take care of us and we will NEVER shop anywhere else. Thank you Diamondback!

Elio Esqueda
Elio Esqueda

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

This place is awesome! they offer concealed weapon permit classes, military discount, Great selection of fire arms and ammo and accessories. Fair prices, anytime I need something I go here. My bolt release​/catch paddle broke on my rifle thought I was out of luck, they had it and it was an easy fix. Few months later my extractor broke off my bolt. again thought it was a long shot that they would have that, but they did and they were very helpful and got me back in the fight. By far my favorite gun store in the Tucson area. Highly recommend this place for all your firearm needs. Great friendly helpful knowlable staff!

Richard Aguirre
Richard Aguirre

1 out of 5 stars

posted 1 day ago

VERY NEGATIVE EXPERIENCE

It starts well at least. I had a nice experience purchasing a new firearm from David today. At least I believe his name was David, he was a large man. Either way he had amazing customer service and was extremely respectful and quite humorous, which was appreciated. However, my wife and sister in law had a negative experience. There was an employee, a man with glasses and grey facial hair that pushed my in law. She was standing in a isle entertaining our children whom were behaving themselves quite nicely I might add. He had zero manners and physically put a hand on her and moved her aside. Also, she was carrying her own 9 month old on her chest. I was greatly disappointed of the whole ordeal. Had I known of what happened I would NOT have made my purchase. I learned of what happened only after we left. They were both greatly disappointed with what happened. Sadly I may not be back for future purchases. Furthermore, I have read at least a review or two that have described the same person for the main reason of their dissatisfaction. I would have rated Diamond Back a solid 5 stars had it not been for the man in question. I would like to recommend Diamond Back to all of my friends and family. However, I cannot in good faith do so with my own family being treated in such a manner.

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