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General Defensive Handgun+

In this class, students learn to use their handgun safely, quickly, and reflexively as is required in close-range high-speed defensive situations, and to understand the legal responsibilities of handgun use.

This course should be considered a minimum for anyone who owns or is considering carrying a handgun for self defense. General Defensive Handgun is also a prerequisite for all higher-level InSights handgun training.

Subjects Covered:
  • Firearms safety as it pertains to self-defense
  • The integrated act of firing: stance, grip, sight alignment, trigger press, follow through
  • Speed reloading, tactical reloading, clearing malfunctions
  • Rapid multiple shots on single targets, rapid engagement of multiple targets
  • Engagement of targets from the ready position, the draw, and the concealed draw
  • The proper tactical response to single or multiple opponent situations
  • Legalities concerning the use of deadly force (both criminal and civil), interactions with law-enforcement
  • Handgun types and modifications
  • Ballistics and ammunition selection as it pertains to the handgun
  • Holster selection, accessories

Range sessions Saturday and Sunday to be held at Burro Canyon Shooting Park.

You may also register by calling [425] 827.2552 or by email


CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT or documentation of good character AND BRING THOSE DOCUMENTS WITH YOU TO CLASS. You must be totally familiar and comfortable with your handgun. If you have never shot before or wonder how your gun works we recommend our Handgun Safety and Marksmanship class or our Basic Handgun Safety and Responsibility class.

Required Equipment:

Reliable, functional semi-automatic handgun; Belt holster (rigid) with sturdy belt; pants with belt loops; 1000 rounds of brass-cased, FMJ ammunition (minimum); minimum of 2 magazines and a magazine pouch; Concealment clothing; Hearing and eye protection

Dates & Locations

There are currently no scheduled dates for this course. Please contact us if you would like to schedule or host a class.

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