The DEFENSIVE PISTOL REFRESHER – DPR, is a great review and increase in skill and knowledge. The class serves as authorization for Concealed Carry Permit in Colorado.
The Elephant Mountain DPR turns out to be quite unique. Some students come for concealed carry permit authorization, some come for personally enriching safety knowledge and others come for a refresher on the use of force law. This is an 11 hours class geared to maintain your skills for use of defensive pistol against an attack. Each class is limited to 5 students – occasionally we admit up to 7 when people in special situations apply and have timing considerations.
The DPR includes a review of basic pistol shooting fundamentals, defensive technique and target transitions involving multiple assailants. There is no use of holsters because many students have yet to acquire their CCP. For true carry skill training – please see the tab for our course called CARRY-TRAIN.
8-5 class day. 3-4 hour range session: 150-200 rounds, we have guns for you to use and can supply some types of ammo. The full session is worth shooting and is unexpectedly dynamic. Students are surprised how much they learned, how well they can shoot when applying correct fundamentals and coaching tips- still, we will accept just 100 rounds in situations where less recoil or cost may be the ticket.
Student comment: “I’ve taken other courses that were WAY too large so the smaller class was excellent! Also, the fact we got to shoot at a range was amazing and I had a lot more fun than I anticipated. I was very comfortable the whole time. The material was broken down for anyone to understand and comprehend. The price of the class was extremely reasonable (and much cheaper than other courses I have taken) and I felt very comfortable walking away from this class where at the other classes I did not. Guy & Suzanne genuinely care about our comfortability and safety. I now feel that I have the knowledge and experience to apply for my CCP which I didn’t have before. I cannot wait to sign up for other classes they offer.”
We keep the price low on this regular class so that all people who may want the training, and in such a respectful environment, may have it quite reasonably.
Classes are generally limited to 5 students for the sake of each participant coming away with all questions answered and the seeds that grow into knowledgeable confidence well planted! Please cover rad tattoos and limit facial piercings to one set of standard earrings (or tasteful). Some students require this preservation of a clean environment and we wish to minimize distractions. We also prefer this cleaner environment as we have learned from experience that the comforting grace moves more freely. Dress should be modest and in good working order. Short sleeves are fine in warm weather; no tank-tops. Shorts to the knee are fine, short-shorts can be saved for the next occasion.
We utilize the great outdoors for our lead and gunpowder action set. Please eat well prior to range sessions and remember to bring clothing suited to the weather. We will shoot through a light spattering of rain. In the winters it can get a mite chilly especially on the toes. Bring fluids, suntan lotion & anything you believe will help bring about a most successful shooting experience. Some student are glad they brought hand wipeys to take the lead off before snacking. Eyes & Ears! (Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection!)
Children Will Learn About Guns Somewhere Somehow
We are child friendly and believe it is good for children to learn about the firearm heritage and rights we enjoy as a people. The choice is yours. There are no federal or Colorado State laws that limit the age range for children to attend and even learn to shoot in the company of a guardian. Our insurance sets no guidelines and our certifying body also maintains an open policy. Our general rule of thumb, and children vary widely in their level of responsibility and maturity at different age ranges, is 8 for an introduction to shooting. The DEFENSIVE PISTOL REFRESHER – DPR, focuses on defensive shooting and involves discussion of potential scenarios, current events and the bearing of the Colorado Use of Force laws. Our rule of thumb for this class is minimum age 14, though younger students are welcome subject to parental discretion. Consider bringing them first to our monthly NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar and see how they respond to the material. We believe it can be extremely helpful to kids in this age range to participate in comfortable and professional forums that address these challenging subjects. Otherwise, they get curious and turn to the rumor mill and TV. Meet their interest with sound information. Again, it depend on the parents’ evaluation and purposes.
Will we cover Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity? Naturally. Why do you think this rolls into the mix? Yes, exactly…Energy Transfer helps us understand ammo options and shooting techniques.
Nate says, “They are safe, fun & kind. A married couple taught the class. Usually one of the spouses shoots and the other spouse does not even care. You both showed & expressed your passion for guns and concealed carry and are very well spoken.”
“Every lady should take this Graceful Guns Class, it will make you feel confident and comfortable using a gun.” – Darlene
“I appreciated the small class size for individual attention. The background behind the law applicable to this area was very helpful.” -Amy
“100% better than the first class I took! Very pleased. Instructors are very patient & Informative.” -Chris