Class Highlight: Fundamentals of Defensive Focus Shooting

Bristlecone’s Fundamentals Defensive Focus Shooting course is different than other traditional firearms training classes.   For example, researchers have shown that our heart rates, vision, and balance are all affected when we’re faced with a fight-or-flight scenario, and we’re don’t get a do-over if we are ever tested in real life.  How do you train to be combat accurate with a firearm under duress?  The Defensive Focus Shooting curriculum begins to address that training need.

Bristlecone Shooting, Training & Retail Center is offering its next Fundamentals of Defensive Focus Shooting class on Sunday, March 19, from noon to 8 p.m.  The cost is $225 per person.  The class, developed by Rob Pincus and taught by Instructor Dave Marris, covers the core principles and fundamentals of the Defensive Focus Shooting program.  Students reinforce what they learn in the classroom during live fire range time.  Essential skills taught in this class include:

  • The basics of intuitive defense shooting,
  • Combat accuracy
  • The balance of speed and precision, and
  • An introduction to understanding the body’s natural reactions to a Dynamic Critical Incident and the integration of movement.

Equipment requirements will include:

  • Defensive Handgun (modern striker fire preferred)
  • 3 magazines
  • Magazine carrier
  • Appropriate strong side holster
  • 400 Rounds of ammunition
  • Sturdy belt
  • Hearing and Eye protection
  • Range appropriate clothing (No shorts or open toed shoes).

Registering in advance for Fundamentals of Defensive Focus Shooting is required.  There are no firearms educational requirements for before taking this course, but most successful students have had some firearms experience in the past – whether it’s basic practice on the range or a concealed carry class.

To register for the Fundamentals of Defensive Shooting Focus or to learn more about indoor shooting and shooting classes and events, visit Bristlecone at or call 303-985-0989.