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Handgun Marksmanship for Self-Defense

This course of instruction is designed for an individual that has completed the TN (or another state) handgun carry permit certification. This 4-hour class is designed to strengthen safe handgun management skills and enhance marksmanship that will sustain under stress in a self-defense situation.


Upcoming Classes for 2019:


Contact us for more information.


Our Instructors:

Our instructors have a combined 30 years in law enforcement experience.


Our Lead Instructor, Agent John Barham:



TN State Law Enforcement (Full-Time Uniform Patrol)

Certified Instructor in the following disciplines (not all inclusive):


-Police Instructor Development

-PPCT Defensive Tactics System

-Strategic Self-Defense and Grappling Tactics for Law Enforcement

(Won gold medals in the 1998 TN Police and Fire Games for the PPC

Duty Pistol Competition and in the Combat Duty Pistol Competition)



East Tennessee Regional Law Enforcement Academy (Part-Time Adjunct Instructor)

-Instructed building search and officer survival for the basic law enforcement recruit


-Instructed officer survival and special response team tactics for the

specialized/advanced law enforcement training programs.



Federal Law Enforcement (Criminal Investigator - Job Series 1811)

Certified Instructor by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)

in the following programs (not all inclusive):

-Firearms (FITP-508 “Most Wanted Award” Recipient)

-Law Enforcement Control Tactics


-Use of Force

-Instructor Techniques for Non-Lethal Training Ammunition


John’s specialty is building self-defense/use of force training programs customized

to the target students’ needs using an all-encompassing approach with the latest

data research, instruction methodology, adult learning science and reality based

training concepts.


Course Pricing


Handgun Rental & Ammunition (optional)