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EDC
HANDGUN

Level 1

Handgun Training Durham NC

What You Will Get

You Will Get 5 Major Benefits From This Course

1 — You will learn our elite Firearm Safety & Gun Handling System, to ensure you are able to handle, clean, conceal and carry your firearm safely, making sure you never accidentally shoot yourself or someone else. 

2— You will learn our essential 10 Fundamentals Of Gunfighting, to ensure you are able to confidently carry, conceal, deploy and use your firearm to defend yourself or others in a critical self-defense incident. 

3— You will learn our functional Dry Fire Practice Protocol to ensure you are able to practice shooting fundamentals from the comfort of your home, without having to fire live rounds or go to the gun range.

4— You will learn our dynamic Draw-Deploy-Disable System of self-defense  gunfighting to ensure you are able to quickly and efficiently incapacitate potentially lethal threats to protect yourself and loved ones.  

5— You will participate in Dynamic Competition Drills against other students and instructors to test your new skills in fun and competitive scenarios designed to induce stress and replicate reality.  

Your Instructors

We Train Thinkers, Not Shooters.  Without the proper mindset, awareness and critical thinking ability your shooting skills won't amount to much.  Train with our professional firearms coaches to learn battle tested training methods in an ego-free, friendly and safe environment.
We Train Thinkers, Not Shooters.  Without the proper mindset, awareness and critical thinking ability your shooting skills won't amount to much.  Train with our professional firearms coaches to learn battle tested training methods in an ego-free, friendly and safe environment.
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Stewart Edmiston

Stewart is a U.S. Air Force & Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran, Nationally Certified Firearms Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, N.C. Department of Justice Certified Concealed Carry Instructor, certified S.P.E.A.R. Personal Defense Readiness Coach, Krav Maga & Reality Based Self-Defense Instructor and Weapons Specialist with over sixteen professional coaching experience.

Scott McClure

Scott is a U.S. Air Force & National Guard Veteran with over 21 years of military experience, including Counter Drug Operations in Columbia and Peru, and a Combat Deployment in Iraq.  Scott has been a consultant for Firearm & Tactical Gear companies, and holds several NRA Instructor Certifications: Pistol, Rifle Chief RSO, Home Safety, Personal Protection Inside & Outside The Home. 

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handgun training durham nc

Scott McClure

Scott is a U.S. Air Force & National Guard Veteran with over 21 years of military experience, including Counter Drug Operations in Columbia and Peru, and a Combat Deployment in Iraq.  Scott has been a consultant for Firearm & Tactical Gear companies, and holds several NRA Instructor Certifications: Pistol, Rifle Chief RSO, Home Safety, Personal Protection Inside & Outside The Home. 

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Why Take This Course

Get Prepared.  Gain Confidence.  Acquire Skills 

Many of our concealed carry graduates and new firearms training customers have expressed to us that they don't feel prepared, skilled or confident enough to actually carry, conceal or deploy their firearm to defend themselves or loved ones in a life-or-death self defense situation.  Real critical incidents that would require you to use a handgun for self-defense are unexpected, chaotic, overwhelming and violent.

Let our professional firearms coaches guide you in the most effective ways to prevent, manage and survive these real world critical incidents.  Sign up for our next EDC Handgun course and we will teach you how to be more confident with your firearm by teaching you gun safety, shooting fundamentals, scenario-based training, individual practice drills and advanced concealed carry tactics. 
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BLOCK ONE

Safety
First

Our first block of training will focus on firearm safety, gun handling and shooting fundamentals.  You will need to show you are able to safely handle, conceal and operate your firearm before our live fire training block.
1:00 pm Intros + Course Outline
1:30 pm Firearm Safety Essentials
2:00 pm Shooting Fundamentals
2.30 pm Dry-Fire Practice 
BLOCK 2

Draw
Deploy
Disable

Our second block of training will focus on the live fire application of Block One concepts and will allow our coaches to work with you to answer questions and help improve your shooting performance.  We will close the day with dynamic competition drills.   
3:00 pm Drawing & Deploying
3:30 pm Diagnostic Coaching
4:00 pm Performance Shooting
5.00 pm Competition Drills
BLOCK 2

Draw
Deploy
Disable

Our second block of training will focus on the live fire application of Block One concepts and will allow our coaches to work with you to answer questions and help improve your shooting performance.  We will close the day with dynamic competition drills.   
3:00 pm Drawing & Deploying
3:30 pm Diagnostic Coaching
4:00 pm Performance Shooting
5.00 pm Competition Drills
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What is EDC

EDC Stands For Everyday Carry

(EDC) Everyday Carry represents the mindset and lifestyle of a person who chooses to carry personal defense weapons and useful utility gear as part a normal daily routine.  EDC is not paranoia, it's preparedness.  It's the intentional act of carrying specific tactical and medical gear on an everyday basis that could be used to protect innocent lives, respond to unexpected emergencies and defend against violent criminals. 

The EDC lifestyle is a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to staying safe, defending yourself and protecting those you love.  Sign up for our next EDC Handgun course to work with our professional firearms coaches who will guide you through the most effective ways to carry your handgun on a daily basis, to rapidly draw and deploy your handgun in response to extreme violence, and to develop a training routine for you to continue training and practicing on your own.

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FAQ

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FAQ

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WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES?
THERE ARE FOUR CLASS REQUIREMENTS:

1 — TRAINING & PARTICIPATION WAIVER
To participate in this course you'll be required to complete a Training & Participation Waiver.  The link to this waiver will be included in your email receipt/confirmation after registering for this course. *Make sure you enter a valid email during the checkout process*.

2 — INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
To participate in this course you will be required to verify that you are legally allowed to own, handle and use firearms.  You will also verify you have no violent criminal background and you are aware of the Firearm Safety rules.

3 — BACKGROUND CHECK  
To participate in this course we will run a background check on every student to ensure the safety and security of the group.  You will be required to submit your Full Name, DOB, Home Address & Drivers License Number.

4 — PREREQUISITES
To participate in this course you must have prior Firearms Training experience. *You will be required to show proof of experience.*  Acceptable prerequisites are any of the following:
( 1 ) Concealed Carry Graduate 
( 2 ) NRA Firearm Certification
( 3 ) Firearm Safety Course
( 4 ) TST Firearm Training Alumni
WHAT ARE THE GEAR REQUIREMENTS?
GEAR REQUIREMENTS:

1 — HANDGUN
You will need a Modern Semi-Automatic Handgun for this course.  We suggest semi-automatic pistols and not revolvers for this course.  Revolvers are not ideal for Dry-Fire practice and Live Fire training drills that require substantial round counts and magazine changes.

2 — MAGAZINES
You will need at least 3 magazines for this course.  If your magazines hold 7/8 rounds or less we suggest bringing 4 to 5 magazines.  Our live fire drills and competition drills will require you to burn through some rounds.  It is advised that you are able to start a drill with 30-45 rounds on your person.  

3 — HOLSTERS
You will need a OTW or IWB handgun holster for this course.  If you carry concealed make sure you bring your EDC holster to practice from.  Blackhawk Serpa holsters are not allowed.  If you use Magazine Carriers (i.e. NeoMag, SnagMag, IWB Kydex, etc) make sure you bring those so you can practice with them as well.

4 — AMMUNITION
You will need approximately 300-400 rounds of ammunition.  One of our course Sponsors, Division Arms can provide you with ammunition to pick-up the day of the course.  Send us an email following your registration for a quote.  Also bring 1 box of any hollow point self-defense ammunition you typically carry in your firearm.

5 — SAFETY GEAR
You will need a pair of ballistic rated Eye Protection (ANSI 287.1-2003 High Impact Requirement) and a pair of Electronic Hearing Protection.  Electronic hearing protection is required so you will be able to hear instruction and coaching during live fire drills and training. 

6 — CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
You need to wear pants or shorts that allow the use of a holster.  Dress as you would normally.  Don't dress different or more 'tactical' for this class.  Our focus is to teach you how to carry, conceal and deploy you firearm in real world scenarios.  This means you dress like you do on an everyday basis.  We closed-toed shoes.  Bring a hat and sunscreen.  Bring a notepad and pen for note taking.  Bring a hand towel or shemagh.  Bring plenty of water and a few easy to access snacks.
WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
REFUND POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Check the course date and requirements carefully before registering for this class. 

1 — SEVEN DAY REFUND POLICY
Partial refunds will be given to paid customers who provide a formal cancellation request at least seven days prior to the start of your course.  All refunds will incur a $25 cancellation fee. 

Less than seven days prior to the start of the course paid customers will forfeit their payment.  With this in mind, make sure you are able to attend the course before signing up.

For any special circumstances please contact [email protected]

CLASSROOM + RANGE ETIQUETTE
CLASSROOM & RANGE ETIQUETTE

1 — CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE
No live ammo is allowed in the classroom.  Follow this procedure before entering the classroom:  Point your firearm in a safe direction and keep your finger off the trigger. Take out the magazine. Clear the pistol of any live ammunition. Visually and physically check the barrel to ensure your weapon is unloaded. Lock the slide to the rear and store weapon appropriately.  LET ME REPEAT: Do not enter the classroom until your pistol has been cleared and all live ammunition has been stored in your vehicle. 


2 — RANGE ETIQUETTE
Keep all weapons empty, always pointed in a safe direction and fingers off triggers when approaching the range and loading station.  Tables will be set up as a designated loading station. Do not load live ammunition into any firearm until instructed to do so by the instructor. Do not point your firearm at yourself, other students or the instructors. This rule stands regardless of whether your firearm is loaded or not. Until you are on the firing line and have received instructions to fire, keep your finger outside the trigger guard and off the trigger at all times. Neglecting this rule can get you disqualified and ejected. If your behavior is deemed unsafe you will be asked to leave the range.
WHERE IS THE TRAINING LOCATION?
TRAINING LOCATION & DETAILS

1 — Training Location
The Range at True North Firearms  Google Maps
5027 Hancock Road, Oxford NC 27565


2 — Arrival & Parking
The Range is a gated facility.   The gate will be open when you arrive.  As you drive through the front gate you will see a small clubhouse directly in front of you.  Park to the right of the clubhouse in the grass and report to the Black Jeep Wrangler with the Triangle Self-Defense logo on the side.

3 — Classroom
The first portion of the course will take place in a classroom.  We run a COLD CLASSROOM, which means no live ammunition in or around the classroom.  We will be doing Dry Fire Drills in the classroom so you'll need your UNLOADED firearm with you.  Before entering the classroom point your firearm in a safe direction, unload the magazine and clear the chamber.  Make sure you firearm is unloaded with the slide locked to the rear when you approach the classroom.

** STUDENTS Must Meet All State AND Federal Requirements That Allow The Use, Possession & Handling of Firearms and ammunition In The State Of North Carolina.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  please read our legal disclaimer here. **

** All CONCEALED CARRY STUDENTS Must Meet All State AND Federal Requirements That Allow The Use, Possession & Handling of Firearms and ammunition In The State Of North Carolina.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  please read our legal disclaimer here. **

The Range

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The Range at True North Firearm Center,
5027 Hancock Road, Oxford NC 27565
Handgun Training

Every Day Carry
Handgun Training

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Handgun Training

Getting your Concealed Carry Permit or taking a basic Handgun Safety class is only the beginning.  To realistically use a firearm to defend yourself, stop an active threat in your community, safeguard your family from violent predators and protect your home against criminal invaders, you will need more advanced reality-based firearms training, coaching and guidance. 
Our EDC Handgun Level 1 Class has been designed to give you the skills, tactics and mindset you will need to realistically deploy your handgun for self-defense, home defense and family protection. 

Our professional and certified firearms coaches will guide you through the most efficient and effective ways to concealed, carry and deploy a handgun for :


your critical thinking skills with a firearm,

and exciting competition drills to put your new skills to the test against other students.
1. Elite Firearms Safety Training
2. Advanced Concealed Carry Concepts
3. Diagnostic / Proficiency Drills
4. Stress-Induced Shooting Scenarios
5. Critical Thinking Scenario Drills 
In our EDC Handgun Training class you will learn how to quickly draw and shoot from a concealed carry, how to use cover concealment and movement in a gunfight, how to prevent an adversary from disarming you at close quarters and how to fire rapidly and accurately to stop a potentially lethal threat.
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Our professional and certified firearms coaches will teach you how to become more confident and safe while carrying, handling and operating your EDC Handgun.  

 Our EDC Handgun course is designed to give you the skills, tactics, and mindset you will need to realistically carry, conceal and deploy your handgun for personal protection and defense of others.

Everyday carry (EDC) or every day carry are useful items that are consistently carried on person everyday.  The main reasons for having EDC are utility and preparedness; to help individuals overcome simple everyday problems, and to prepare someone for unexpected and possibly dangerous situations. Some of the most common EDC items are knives, flashlights, multitools, wallets, smartphones, watches, key rings, notebooks and pens.

Learn To Safely Carry, Conceal & Deploy Your Handgun In Real World Situations With Expert Firearms Coaches

Have you ever wondered if you are actually prepared, confident and capable enough to use your firearm to defend yourself or others in a real world critical incident?—Many of our Concealed Carry students and customers have expressed to us that they don't feel prepared, skilled or confident enough to actually carry, conceal or deploy their firearm to defend themselves, or those they care about, in a life-or-death self defense situation.  Our EDC Handgun course will teach you how to be more confident with your firearm by guiding you through gun safety, shooting fundamentals, practical drills and tactical skills

Many people underestimate or fail to realize the extreme levels stress, skills and training that is required to actually draw your firearm and shoot another human being that is trying to harm you.— Just taking a Concealed Carry class, or a Basic Handgun Safety course, or practicing occasionally at an indoor range, is light years away from having the confidence, skills and training you will need to use a handgun to defend yourself and protect those you care about.  Real critical incidents that would require you to use a handgun for self-defense are unexpected, chaotic, dynamic and overwhelmingLet us coach you in the most efficient and effective ways to prevent, manage and survive these real world critical incidents.

Get professional handgun training from our experienced veteran instructors who will teach you how to safely and efficiently carry, conceal and deploy your firearm for self-defense.— People rarely train for the reality of a life-or-death gunfight. You won't be standing in a climate controlled range, calmly loading your magazines and shooting at a stationary piece of cardboard.  You will be in motion and so will the bad guys.  You will likely have to draw and shoot with one hand.  You may have loved one you need to protect.  You may be outnumbered and outgunned.  Join our next EDC Handgun course to learn how to critically think about these situations and develop a plan of action for carrying and deploying your firearm to defend yourself and protect innocent lives.
In reality... Both you AND the bad guy will be in motion. You will have to draw your weapon from a concealed position. You will likely have to shoot with one hand while your support hand is busy opening doors, grabbing things, shielding someone or fending off an attack. You may have a group of bad guys and a group of innocent bystanders to think about.

The reality?... You will be in motion, possibly shooting with one hand, likely in a place with large groups of people and may have to deal with multiple bad guys. The bad guy(s) will also be in motion and focused on violently assaulting, raping or killing you or someone you care about.

You'll leave our EDC Handgun course more confident and better prepared to defend yourself and protect others. teach them how to practice correctly, share advice on what gear to buy, guide them through the most efficient and safe ways defend and fight with a handgun, and learn practical drills to enhance accuracy and defensive shooting abilities. You will get all of these things when you take our EDC Handgun Level One Class. Sign up for our EDC Handgun Training course and let us help you gain the confidence, mindset and skills needed to safely carry, conceal and deploy your firearm to defend innocent lives, protect yourself and your home from violent criminals, and safeguard your local churches, schools and communities from active shooters. Our EDC Handgun classes are taught by Professional Firearms Coaches in a small group environment, with a focus on elite firearms safety, ego-free and friendly coaching and real world situational training. Did you know that it is more likely you will be shooting single-handed than with a two hand grip? Our EDC Handgun Level One course was designed by our team of Professional Firearms Coaches to provide you with the skills, mindset and ability to confidently 
So, what type of training would make you feel more confident to carry and use your firearm to defend yourself or others?— When we asked this question our customers said that they were looking for professional training with a firearms coach to teach them how to handle and use their firearm safely, how to improve their shooting accuracy and ability, and how to develop range training routines and drills so they can practice on their own. Based on demand we have created a firearms training course that will 

Our EDC Handgun Level One course was designed by our team of Professional Firearms Coaches to provide you with the skills, mindset and ability to confidently 





Have you taken a Concealed Carry class or a Basic Firearms Safety course and wondered what the next step is?— Many of our customers have expressed that after one Concealed Carry or Firearms Safety class, they don't feel confident enough to actually carry, conceal and deploy their firearm to defend themselves or others.  They are looking for a coach to teach them how to practice correctly, share advice on what gear to buy, guide them through the most efficient and safe ways defend and fight with a handgun, and learn practical drills to enhance accuracy and defensive shooting abilities.  You will get all of these things when you take our EDC Handgun Level One Class.     

Take this EDC Handgun Level 1 class to gain the confidence and skills needed to safely carry, conceal and deploy your firearm to defend innocent lives, protect yourself and your home from violent criminals, and safeguard your local churches, schools and communities from active shooters.  Our EDC Handgun classes are taught by Professional Firearms Coaches in a small group environment, with a focus on elite firearms safety, ego-free and friendly coaching and real world situational training.  You'll leave our EDC Handgun course more confident and better prepared to defend yourself and protect others.

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