EDC
PISTOL

Professional Firearms Training
EDC PISTOL CLASSES

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 Deploy-Defend-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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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.

Intros + Course Outline

Firearm Safety Essentials

Shooting Fundamentals

Dry-Fire Training Drills 
BLOCK 2

Deploy
Defend
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.   

Drawing & Deploying

Diagnostic Coaching

Performance Shooting

Competition Drills

Wrap Up & Certificates
BLOCK 2

Deploy
Defend
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.   

Drawing & Deploying

Diagnostic Coaching

Performance Shooting

Competition Drills

Wrap Up & Certificates
EDC PISTOL CLASSES
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What is EDC Pistol

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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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Get Your Questions Answered

Get Your Questions Answered

1— CLASS 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 must also verify you have no violent criminal background.  You must watch this video on the Firearm Safety rules and abide by them at all times.

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. For Level One you will need a CCW permit and/or approved Firearms Training Course.  For Level Two you must complete EDC Level one and have an active CCW permit.
2— GEAR / AMMO 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 2-3 magazines for this course.  If your magazines hold 7/8 rounds or less we suggest bringing 4 to 5 magazines.  

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 or setup 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 250-350 rounds of ammunition.  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. 

5 — CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
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.  Wear 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.  Check the weather forecast for the day and dress accordingly.
3— REFUND / CANCEL POLICY
REFUND POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Click HERE to view our Cancellation Policy.

For any special circumstances please contact [email protected]Self-Defense.com
4— RANGE ETIQUETTE / SAFETY
RANGE ETIQUETTE

1 — RANGE ETIQUETTE
Watch this video on range safety protocol.

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 any safety rules can get you disqualified and ejected from the range. If your behavior is deemed unsafe you will be asked to leave the range.
5— RANGE INFORMATION
TRAINING LOCATION & DETAILS

1 — Training Location
Training location is subject to change.  Unless stated otherwise the training location will be the The Range @ True North Firearm Center.  Please check email correspondence with our team prior to your training date for final training location details and arrival/parking protocols.

The Range

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

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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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