Learn how to use a handgun for self defense.

DATE: Saturday, May 1, 2010
TIME: 9AM to 5PM
LOCATION: Delaware Valley Sports Center Indoor Range. 101 Geiger Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Range phone: 215-969-0141.
SPONSOR: Personal Defense Solutions
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Bruce Eimer & Ryan Zalewski

If you carry or intend to carry a handgun for personal protection, you owe it to yourself and those you love to acquire measurable competence in firearms handling and precision defensive shooting.

Our one-day Basic Defensive Handgun Class is designed to put you, the responsible adult handgun owner, on the fast track to developing the skills you need to employ a handgun for personal protection. By training with us, you will learn the essential knowledge, skills and the defensive mindset to successfully handle your firearm and yourself. These are skills you cannot live without if you own and carry a gun.

Florida and Virginia Multi-State CCW Permits: This 8-hour training class far exceeds the minimum requirements for obtaining a Florida or Virginia CCW permit. All graduates of our 8-hour class can sign up for just the paperwork portion of one of our 30 State Concealed Carry Permit Classes if you haven’t already done it. If you notify us in advance, the Florida and Virginia CCW Permit application packets can be provided.


Bruce N. Eimer, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, NRA Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, PA Certified Lethal Weapons Training Instructor, and Affiliate Instructor with John Farnam’s Defense Training International. Dr. Eimer is certified to teach the Farnam Method of Defensive Handgunning and is also a graduate of Massad Ayoob’s Lethal Force Institutes I and II.

Ryan D. Zalewski is an experienced martial artist, security professional, and NRA Certified Firearms Instructor.

TUITION: $250.

PRE-REGISTRATION: Pre-register here:

DAY OF CLASS: Cash, money order or certified bank check payable to Personal Defense Solutions at the beginning of class. No personal checks.

Please note: If you plan on attending, please notify us because each class will be limited to 10 students to preserve the integrity of the training experience.

Location: Delaware Valley Sports Center, 101 Geiger Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115.

Equipment: Dress comfortably. Students may bring an unloaded personal handgun (revolver or semi-automatic pistol), a concealment holster, and 100 rounds of ammunition. Handguns will be available for students who do not have their own (please notify us at the time of registration), and holsters can be provided for use during the class for those students who have not yet found one. Ammunition can be purchased at the range shop.

Curriculum: This practical, reality-based course will teach the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

* Basic Safety Review
* Proper Mindset
* Judicious Use of Deadly Force
* Aftermath of a Defensive Shooting
* Choosing the Right Handgun
* Choice of Ammunition
* Maintaining and Cleaning Your Firearm
* Holster Selection and Methods of Concealment
* Basic Firearm Handling
• Loading and Unloading Procedures
• Shooting Stances and Grip
• Sight Alignment
• Trigger Control
• Follow Through
• Reloading
• Malfunction Clearance
* Dry Fire Practice
* Live Fire Practice at 7 Yards
* Drawing From a Holster
• Dry Fire Practice; incorporating all previous elements
• Live Fire practice
* Basic Competency Test
* Handgun Retention
* Summary and Issuance of Certificates of Course Completion

For more information, please call: 215-938-7283 or email me, Bruce Eimer at:, or reserve your spot with a credit card at: