Defensive Handgun

Get ready for a class like no other out there – We dive deep into advanced handgun presentations, shoot from all body positions, accuracy drills, and our unique defensive scenario drills. You WILL be prepared! 

Paladin Level 3 Course – Level 2 Course Completion Required


Paladin Response’s Defensive Handgun course includes 6 hours of live-fire training focused on exposing the student to various unorthodox firing positions from the ground, knee, to standing as well as firing from compressed presentations.

This day and age every bullet has a lawyer attached it from the factory so we will be honing your accuracy to new levels throughout this course with some phenomenal dot torture drills. Understanding the flight path of your round at different distances is extremely crucial for accuracy and we will make sure you master your guns data. To round off your skills, we will put you through some defensive “shoot” and “no shoot” defensive scenario drills where you will need to give commands and perform after actions in order to cover all bases needed for any potential future legal battle. 

This course is not based on any NRA or USCCA curriculums. You are getting the secret sauce from years of experience operationally training military and private military security specialists working in combat zones including a comprehensive breakdown of the evolutions of grip and stance over the past couple of decades of all disciplines involving shooting from competition to war fighting. We are also constantly researching and evolving our curriculums to reflect the latest training.  



Must have completed Paladin Level 2 Course(s)


John Eynouf was a Ranger qualified paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne and served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also has served as a Protective Security Specialists (PSS) member and Vehicle Commander assigned to the Quick Reaction Force team on Task Order 9 in Kabul, Afghanistan for over two years.

John was responsible for providing movement security, specialized emergency services, and guard services for diplomatic missions in high threat areas. These areas include the protection of life, property, and information of the Department of State. Graduate of WPS 1 and WPS 2 protective security courses, as well as the WPS 2 quick reaction force course, and TCCC qualified. Trained extensively on room entry, small unit tactics, principal recovery, tactical medicine, vehicle extrication, and extraction of a principle from a downed vehicle.

As a result of Johns training and combat experience, he has identified critical thinking under stress as one of the main tenets of his training curriculums. His mission at Paladin Response is to instill strong foundational mechanics while helping his students develop critical thinking skills in order to become “Thinking Shooters” who have the ability to forecast a situation under stress and solve the problem in front of them in the safest most intelligent way possible..


Who is this course designed for?

Everyone! Whether you are brand new to shooting or a veteran of the armed forces you will find benefit in this course! 

What is the cost of the course?

Fall Special – 6 hours of live-fire training for only $225!! (Normally $350)

What topics are covered?

Gun Safety

Unorthodox Firing Positions from the Ground Knee, to Standing

Firing from Compressed Presentations

Advanced Accuracy Drills

Defensive Command Drills for “Shoot” and “No Shoot” Situations

After Action Step Drills – Learn What to do After Use of Lethal Force

What do I need to bring to the course?


Ammunition – 500 Rounds Minimum (Ball Ammo Only)

3-5 Extra Magazines

Concealed Holster – NO War Belt Setups! (This is not Tactical Handgun, all fighting will be done from concealed)

Magazine Pouch (Preferably on the holster, however if you carry on a belt pouch or in a pocket its acceptable as long as its how you carry)

Close-toed Shoes


Bug Spray

Long Pants

Thick Belt


Pen & Notebook

Who can attend this course?



Attended Handgun Proficiency 2

Valid CCW Permit 

Don’t have a CCW permit yet? No problem! As long as you meet the legal requirements to obtain a FL CCW Permit, you can complete the required CCW Course with Paladin Response free of charge with the purchase of Handgun Proficiency 1!

What is the cancelation policy?

Please be advised that cancellations/rebooking request made up to 48 hours before a scheduled appointment via [email, text, phone call] will be processed without a penalty. Send cancellation requests to or text (407) 216-6440.

If in the event there is an emergency under the 48 hour timeframe to reschedule, there will be a rebooking charge of $25. However, cancellations made 48 hours or less before an appointment will be subject to a charge of [half of the service rate]. This includes appointments where our service provider is unable to access the property, is turned away, or the client is unavailable.


Must have completed Paladin Level 2 Course(s)



Must have completed Paladin Level 2 Course(s)






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