Defensive Pistol 1.0 and 2.0

Advanced pistol 2.0

When and Where:

If you don’t see a date/time listed you can contact us at 623-764-3145 or online to inquire when we will have certain classes scheduled.

We can also provide private lessons (1 on 1, or group) or create customized lessons.  Just get in touch with us and let us know what you are looking for.

Training Courses are available during the week upon request.

Each course requires a minimum of three students, or the course will be canceled.

Location Map:



Call 623-764-3145 or fill out the form on our contact page.

Dave Turley
Tactics and Safety Consultants, LLC

Defensive Pistol 1.0 and 2.0

Class Details:

Member Pricing:


Non-Member Pricing:


Learn to use a pistol safely and effectively! If you haven’t had professional pistol instruction before, this class is perfect for beginners. It’s also a great follow-up to our Defensive Pistol course. We will review the fundamentals and move you on to the next set of challenges at your own pace.

Topics Covered:

  • The Four Rules of Firearms Safety.
  • Learning the fundamentals of marksmanship.
  • Drawing a pistol from the holster safely and efficiently.
  • Shooting accurately on a small target to develop confidence.
  • Shooting accurately on a silhouette target during a self-defense scenario drill.
  • Shooting on steel targets, use of cover, and basic movement drills. (At your comfort level).


(The last day to register is 7/12 – Cowtown policy requires 72-hour notice.)

Members – The range fee is $5.00.
Non-Members – The range fee is included in your price.


Welcome Letter / Important information for your course.


Please keep all firearms in their cases or holsters until we are on the firing line. For everyone’s safety, we will commit to NOT handling guns for any reason unless on the firing line.


Cowtown is a rustic range complex with no potable water. The Porta-Potties are cleaned regularly, but no other facilities to speak of.


We will be in desert terrain, so some type of:

  • Comfortable closed-toe shoes, hiking, or sneakers are suggested.
  • Ballcap, hat with a visor or brim, eye, and ear pro (we can supply them if needed) 
  • Comfortable shirt with a closed collar (no V- neck or tank top)
  • Sunscreen, water, snacks, and any meds if needed.



Bring your carry gun with at least two magazines and 50-100 rounds of ammo. We will provide a variety of pistols for you to try if you do not have your own.


Please bring your own, or we can provide one, depending on the gun.


Good quality leather or nylon belt, 1.5 to 2 inches wide.


We will begin with a short briefing on housekeeping issues, sign-in, and safety briefing, then we will go over our goals for the morning and inspect your gear. Our number one goal is to create a comfortable setting to assess your safety, gun handling, and accuracy. We will then follow a relaxed but challenging pace for you and work on defensive pistol fundamentals. Our second goal is to have fun! We will then have a short debrief to set up a training plan for you. We look forward to seeing you there.

Please call us if you have any questions.

Register for Class: