The first half of this course will be classroom based where we will cover the basics of defensive handgun use. Emphasis is put on safety and skill set development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of basic hand gun use, hand gun safety, types of hand guns and ammo are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. We will also cover the legal issues, mental and behavioral issues involved with making the decision to carry a weapon for protection. We also cover OODA Loop, Coopers Colors, equipment selection, safety, weapon handling, types of malfunctions, strong hand and weak hand firing. This course will qualify the student for the MS Enhanced Carry Endorsement / Concealed Weapons Permit.