The following information is intended for students attending a Stay Safe Urban Defense Class, or for students which are considering attending a class. Before coming to the range, it is important to review the following information as it covers a variety of the class subjects and will help put you into the correct mind-set.

1) Safety: Safety is a top priory when at the range. Students always need to be alert and keep their heads up. A class environment is completely different than a public or private shooting range. In classes with 10-20 students, handling weapons at the loading bench or behind the firing line is prohibited. Muzzle awareness is crucial; the event of sweeping people with your muzzle can happen from something as simple as just bending down to pick up an empty magazine in a carbine class.

2) Relax: For first-time students it is normal to feel a little nervous and you may even have difficulty following instructions. Don’t worry, this is completely normal. Just take a deep breath and relax. This will do wonders to calm the nerves. Remember, this class is meant to be an enjoyable learning experience.

3) Equipment: Before class, be sure to review the equipment list and bring the appropriate equipment for class. Inability to bring the appropriate equipment to class can affect your learning experience and may result in your inability to complete the class.

If you have any questions, please email us.

4) Holsters: Having a proper holster is crucial for a pistol class. Serpa-style, soft nylon, Waistband (IWB) or appendix carry holsters are not suitable for my class. In a class environment there are many precautions we must take (see items 1 & 2) and developing safe handling skills and holstering procedures is crucial before a more challenging holster is brought into the mix. The only exception is for Police officers who require a specific holster for duty use.

5) Electronic hearing protection: When attending class, it is crucial to have electronic hearing protection. Without it you will be unable to hear commands and acquire key training points. You may also be considered a safety hazard to the rest of the class as you will not be on the same page as the rest of the class. If you have a smartphone you can use the electronic hearing protection from your phone otherwise you can purchase one in stores. If you have questions on brands or models, please email us.

6) Pistols: Compact pistols and double action pistols are prohibited unless they are a duty issued handgun or you are a highly skilled shooter wanting to improve your skills. These types pf pistols are not suitable for learning the fundamentals for the average shooter. A Glock 17 or Glock 19 is recommended to first learn the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship.

7) Ammo: Bring quality ammo that is suitable for the class. When pistols do not function properly due to poor quality ammo it can make it difficult to provide the shooter with adequate feedback. 45 CP + P ammo or poor quality reloads for compact pistol use in a basic pistol class is not recommended and will lead to much frustration.

8) Lube: Lack of proper lubrication or proper cleaning can cause function issues with firearms. We recommend for students to lube their weapon before class. Cleaning can be performed at home after class. If you have questions on how and where to lube your weapon feel free to ask me in class.

We hope this helps answer any questions you may have and guide you in deciding if a class with us is suitable for your needs.

Be safe and we hope to see you at the range.