2-Day Defensive Handgun
Held on a convenient weekend basis, this popular entry-level
course is ideal for those who, due to time or financial constraints,
are unable to take a full 4-day course. However, although in a condensed
format, it addresses all of the fundamental elements
of effective defensive handgunning. You'll receive realistic, no-nonsense
lectures on Deadly Force and the Law; The Ethics and Moral Aspects
of Deadly Force; Proper Selection of Weapons; Ammunition and Ancillary
Equipment; Handgun Stopping Power; Environmental Awareness; Principles
of Individual Tactics; Shoot and No Shoot Decision-Making; Crisis
Management and Shooting Aftermath. "Hands-on" range training
by ASAA's Master Instructors includes all of the fundamentals of
safe, efficient weapon-handling and use in a self-defense environment.
You'll learn correct Loading/Unloading/Weapon Checking procedures;
proper Grip; Stance; Sight Picture; Sight Alignment and Trigger
Control; Diagnostic Trigger Control and Sighting Drills; Weapon
Presentations from both the Ready and from a Holster; Speed and
Tactical Reloading; how to handle Failures to Stop; Malfunction
Clearing and Stress Management. Target engagement techniques from
point-blank range to 15 meters are also featured, as is a run through
one of our tactical simulators. This course exceeds all known state
concealed carry permit requirements.
Ammunition Requirement: 300 rds.
Advanced Tactical Handgun
Intended for those who have graduated from ASAA 4-day Defensive
Handgun, 4-day Advanced Defensive Handgun or ASAA Handgun Combat
MasterTM Courses, this extremely popular class is limited to only
15 students to provide maximum individual attention to each and
every student. You'll spend an action-packed two days on the range
our tactical simulators, Shooting While Moving Forward, Backwards
and to the Right and Left; Engaging Multiple Assailants in both
Lateral and Linear Configurations; Dealing with Hostage Situations
and Small or Oddly Shaped Targets; Failures To Stop; working with
Close Range Emergency Situations; learning how to correctly use
Cover and Concealment.
In addition, multiple high-intensity tactical simulators and low-light
shooting are also emphasized. To keep your shooting, weapon-handling
and tactical skills at their best, this particular course is an
absolute "must" for anyone serious about self-defense
Requirement: 600 rds.
Advanced Tactical Skills Course This course is for those
students who have already completed a 4-Day Defensive Pistol Course
from ASAA or another school. This will be an intensive tactical
skills building course dealing with subjects not normally addressed.
of the topics covered include:
Quarters Confrontation Defenses
Enhanced Marksmanship Skills Development
Weapon Retention/Recovery Techniques
Force on Force Scenarios
Vehicular Defense and Deployment
Reduced Light Operations
Ammunition requirement: TBD
4-Day Defensive Handgun
Equivalent to most other school's Basic and Intermediate level courses,
this action-packed class entails everything you need to know about
defensive handgunning. In fact, whether you're a civilian
interested in self or home defense, a police officer or in the military,
you'll find this course to be the absolute best offered anywhere!
In fact, once compared, your skill and knowledge will exceed 95%
of the gun-owning public! With classroom lectures by Chuck Taylor
himself, you'll learn about the Three Forms of Liability; Deadly
Force & The Law; The Moral and Ethical Implications of Deadly
Force; Handgun Stopping Power, Weapon/Ammunition & Equipment
Selection; Weapon Modifications; Environmental Awareness; Principles
of Individual Tactics; Crisis Management; Shoot/No Shoot Situations
and Shooting Aftermath.
instruction by ASAA's renowned instructional staff includes: Grip;
Stance; Trigger and Sight Control Procedures; Diagnostic Trigger
Weapon Presentations From Ready and both Open and Concealed Carry;
Single & Multiple Target Engagements from 3 to a full 25 meters;
Responses Right & Left; Failures To Stop; Close Range Emergency
Responses; Low-Light Shooting with and without a flashlight; Multiple
Tactical Simulators and more!
by most to be the best course of its kind offered anywhere, ASAA's
4-Day Defensive Handgun Course is intended to give you a complete
perspective on the efficient, legal and responsible use of the handgun
as a self-defensive weapon. No matter what your skill level, even
if you're a first-time gun owner, this course will elevate your
knowledge and self-defense ability to levels you will find amazing.Flashlight,
light shirt or jacket for concealed carry presentation and usual
shooting equipment required. Skill Evaluation included at end of
course. Supplemental Lectures by Chuck Taylor and various Staff
Requirement: 900 rds.
Advanced Defensive Handgun
This course is designed especially for those who have graduated
from either ASAA Basic-Intermediate or other school's Defensive
Handgun courses and wish to further develop their gun-handling and
shooting skills before enrolling in an ASAA Handgun Combat MasterTM
In this acclaimed and highly popular ASAA class, the student will
sharpen his weaponcraft skill to an extremely high level by pursuing
the balance of accuracy versus speed to the maximum. High-speed
weapon presentations from both the Ready and Open/Concealed Carry,
Speed and Tactical Reloading, Stoppage Clearing, as well as Responses
Left, Right & Rear, Field Shooting Positions, Small Targets,
Targets at Odd Angles, Hostage Situations, Close Range Emergency
Situations, Use of Cover/Concealment, Multiple Indoor & Outdoor
Tactical Simulators & Low Light are just
a few of the subjects featured in this challenging and highly rewarding
Requirement: 1,000 rds.
Combat Master™ Course
Intended for those who wish to pursue the "Holy Grail"
of combat handgunning, this difficult course is reserved for those
who have successfully completed the ASAA 4-Day Defensive Handgun
and 4-Day Advanced Defensive Handgun courses. Created by Chuck Taylor
back in 1981 to certify the coveted title of Combat MasterTM by
successfully completing an extremely difficult shooting/weapon-handling
skill evaluation instead of merely proclaiming the title, the ASAA
Handgun Combat MasterTM course explores the outer limits of the
realm of defensive handgunning.
You'll learn to perform weapon presentations from both open and
concealed carry and engage targets from 1 to 50 meters in extremely
fast time- frames. In addition, you'll be able to speed load in
less than 1.5 seconds; perform a tactical reload in under 4 seconds,
clear stoppages in under 1 second and neutralize up to four assailants
in less than 2 seconds! Weak Hand shooting is also covered, as are
Hostage Situations, Small Targets at Close Range; Targets At Odd
Angles, Partially Obscured Targets and Close Range Emergency Response
are kept small to insure personal attention to correct deficiencies
and maximum skill development and are always taught by an instuctor
who is ASAA Handgun Combat MasterTM certified. High-speed weapon
presentations and Field Position assumption are also emphasized.
This is combat handgunning at its very finest -- if you're ready!
If so, train in the techniques of the real and original Handgun
Combat MasterTM program -- we think you'll have the time of your
life. And, if you're wondering what comes next, you can try the
ASAA 4-Weapon Combat Master™ program!
Requirement: 1,100 rounds of ammunition, flashlight and usual shooting