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Bristlecone Fundamentals of Concealed Carry with Force on Force Training

January 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Instructor : Samantha Kasven/Dave Marris

This course exceeds Colorado’s requirements for a concealed handgun permit.  This course is designed to educate the students on which handguns are best for concealed carry, how to carry them safely and securely, and how to deploy them efficiently in the context of a Dynamic Critical Incident. This course introduces shooters to the core basics of the Defensive Shooting Program, as well as aspects of handgun ownership and other basic information geared toward the handgun owner.  Based on science, logic and reasoning this conceptual course will cover basic pistol handling, holster selection, drawing from a holster, alternative force options and interacting with law enforcement and the aftermath of an incident.

Reality Based Training Scenarios test and evaluate how students deals with rapid information processing and decision making while performing complex motor skills under stress. Using emotionally charged scenarios with simunitions enabled firearms to apply skills learned in class, students will get a realistic idea of their response to concealed carry situations under stress. Skills learned in the classroom will be reinforced in the live fire range time.

Equipment Requirements:

Defensive Handgun (modern striker fire preferred)

2 magazines

Appropriate strong side holster

100-150 Rounds of ammunition

Sturdy belt

Hearing and Eye protection

Range appropriate clothing (No shorts or open toed shoes)


Equipment rental package available for $10.  This includes a handgun, magazines and holster only.

Minimum number of students (3) required to run the class or it may be canceled/ rescheduled.


What our students say:


“I originally signed up for the Women’s Only CCW class but was offered the opportunity to sign up for the pilot class for the CCW Reality-Based training. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this class, however it exceeded any expectations I had. Not only was it educational, but it was fun and taught by a great team of instructors.

The class was great for shooters with all levels of experience. Being a novice shooter, I was apprehensive at first. However, the class was far from intimidating, and the instructors ensured that everyone was comfortable. The Reality-Based training allowed for me to help reinforce the theories learned in class.

I encourage women who are looking for a great class to learn how to shoot and want to obtain their CCW to sign up for this class. I took Women’s Intro to Pistol before this class and I recommend that class too. Thank you Bristlecone for your awesome instructors!


Darla H.”



January 21, 2017
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Lakewood, CO 80228 United States
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