This course is the first in a series of Defensive Pistol courses. The class teaches shooters the foundations of firearm handling, stance, grip, sight acquisition, trigger control, and other skills necessary to succeed in a defensive pistol encounter. The fundamentals gained in this course are also extremely beneficial to any student wishing to improve their shooting skills and manipulation of the handgun. If you have received your Concealed Handgun Permit, MD HQL or intend to do so, we strongly recommend that you take this course. No prior knowledge of handguns or defensive shooting is required to attend Introduction to Defensive Pistol This course is a prerequisite for Defensive Pistol (Home & Personal Protection).