Defensive Handgun Course: Level 1 

at Okeechobee Shooting Sports


Sunday, November 18, 2018 / 9:30 AM to 4 PM      REGISTER HERE

Cost: $300 per student (includes range fees & targets)

class size limited to 8 students



Instructor: Sgt John Riddle (Retired) 

City of West Palm Beach Police Department (28+ years)

SWAT Team Leader / Sniper Team Leader

Former United States Air Force Combat Arms Training (CATM) Instructor

Course Topics:

– Combative Mindset.

– Firearms Safety.

– Handgun Nomenclature.

– Load/Unloading

Course of Fire at 3 / 5 / 7 yards to include:

– Reload Drills.

– Body Shift.

– Stoppage Drills.

– Standards Drill.


  • You must have your Concealed Carry Firearms License.
  • You must be familiar with the handgun you are using.
  • You must be able to load and unload your handgun.
  • You must be able to manipulate the handgun and be comfortable shooting it.
  • You must be able to load your magazines.

Clothing To Wear:

  • Ball cap
  • Long Sleeved Crew Neck T-Shirt
  • Long Pants with belt that will fit your holster & magazine pouches
  • Close toed shoes / sneakers or boots

Course Location:

Okeechobee Shooting Sports
7055 48th Street NE
Okeechobee, FL 34972


Upon Sign-Up: Your payment is non-refundable. If you must cancel, you may apply the cost of the course to any other upcoming class within the calendar year.

There is a late cancel fee for this course of $50 per person (1 week or less prior to the course date).


500 rounds of ammunition to fit your handgun.

Handgun (caliber: 9mm or larger)

3 Magazines

Magazine pouch to fit your magazines

Outside the waistband holster to fit your handgun

Hearing Protection

Wrap Around Eye Protection


Rain Gear (training takes place rain or shine)

Snacks / Lunch (45 min break / there is a snack truck on premises)

Hydration Kit or Bottles of Water / Gatorade – etc.