Tier 4 Combative Handgun Fundamentals

Completing the Tier 4 program (or having demonstrated acceptable equivalent competencies) allows you to take the DSI Tier 4 Handgun Skills Test (T4-HST).

Students who pass the T4-HST* with 80% or better, will earn a Certificate of Completion and when used in conjunction with the Certificate of Completion from their Online curricula students will earn the DSI “Graduate” Certificate.

Tier 4 – Combative Handgun Fundamentals is a comprehensive combative handgun course for serious students of personal protection.

New gun owners can walk away from this series with extreme confidence in their new-found skills, and veteran gun owners will appreciate the challenge and learn plenty along the way.

This course will gain you the experience needed to safely handle and effectively shoot a handgun, as well as give you a base understanding of the combative skills needed to dominate a lethal force confrontation.

WHAT you will learn: New gun owners will learn to safely and effectively handle and shoot a handgun under realistic conditions, apply the combative skills needed to dominate a lethal force confrontation, and appreciate the legal ramifications of fighting to save innocent life. Veteran shooters can refresh existing skills, learn new techniques and concepts, and fill any gaps in their prior training.

The course starts with basics like wearing your equipment correctly, grip and stance, and how to safely, quickly, and effectively present (draw) your handgun, you will learn how to achieve fast hits with practical combat accuracy using intuitive fire while you lay the building blocks or extremely accurate combative sighted fire. You will begin to master the most common type of reloads and malfunction clearance you need “right now”, you will learn to maneuver (moving with purpose) off the line of attack, to cover and - just as importantly - use it appropriately (yes - there are appropriate and inappropriate ways to use cover).

HOW you will be trained: Our Combative Handgun Program goes well beyond typical, administrative state licensing courses and basic NRA-type training. We do this with a unique training experience and support system presented by DSI certified Distributed Security Advisors (DSAs) who give you personal attention and help you reach your full potential - before, during, and after your initial range training.

DSI's training methodology is delivered in three phases: pre-course information and guidance, intensive on-range gun-handling skills and drills, and a post-course support system delivered by your DSA.

Pre-course materials, including curricula, equipment lists, instructional drills and videos, manuals, photos, customized training plans, and supporting references are provided prior to your course through our online training portal (the DSI Defense Academy). Self-paced pre-course study material introduces you to key concepts and techniques - and you can get answers to your questions directly from your DSA - before setting foot on the range. You will receive a Dry Fire Practice Guide and a Daily (self-paced) Training Plan, to guide your online pre-course study. Your DSA will be available to you to answer your questions and hosts a weekly Live Pre-Course Q&A, where you can get your questions answered directly.

Range Training is fast-paced, dynamic, hands-on, and intensive. You will learn both practical gun-handling skills and life-saving tactical medicine by practicing them under the watchful eye of your DSAs. Because all of the "book learning" was done prior to your course, these 16 hours of range training are devoted entirely to learning and practicing physical skills and techniques. There is no classroom time during your range training.

Post-course, through your continued enrollment in the Defense Academy, you will have continued access to regularly updated training materials, including curricula, equipment lists, instructional drills and videos, manuals, and photos. You will be tied into your local distributed security network via your own Private Training Group, and you will be the first to receive ongoing challenging training opportunities. Most importantly, we hosts thrice-weekly 30-minute Online Dry Practice Sessions where we will answer all of your self-training questions, help you sharpen your skills, and achieve your training goals between classes by using your fully customizable Daily Training Plan and your DSI Training Notebook.

Price: $800 - The Tier 4 Module 1 price of $800 covers ALL Modules (1-4).

Registration is easy: Just select the course and the date you would like to attend from the Training Calendar and email us at les@distributedsecurity.com with the desired course name, date, and time.

Alternatively, call us at 605.929.9760 to schedule your course. Please leave a message if there is no answer.

Visit our Tier 4 - Combative Handgun page to learn more our unique approach to firearms training.

*While the T4-HST is challenging if you have been taking full advantage of all of your DSAs weekly range and Online training opportunities (like the thrice Weekly Online Dry Practice Training) and following his guidance in your Daily Training Plan, you will have no problems with your skills test.

Event Properties

Event Date 08-13-2021 7:00 am
Event End Date 08-14-2021 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-03-2021 11:55 pm
Capacity 6
Registered 0
Available place 6
Cut off date 08-06-2021
Individual Price $800.00
Location Archbold, OH

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person ($)
6 800.00
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