Private Lessons

Practical Defense Systems offers private lessons with experienced, knowledgeable and helpful instructors. Shooting lessons include: handgun, rifle and shotgun shooting. Self-defense lessons include: defense with or without weapons such as knives, sticks and/or common objects. Scroll down to find the lessons you’re looking for.

Learn to shoot with a private lesson

You can have one on one lessons with our Chief Firearms Instructor, Joel Persinger. Learn to shoot pistols, rifles or shotguns. Whether you’re interested in shooting for fun, self-defense or hunting, you’ll improve your skills and have a terrific time taking private lessons at the fabulous P2K Range and shooting center. Lessons are a great gift for birthdays or holidays. They’re also a wonderful way to introduce someone you love to the shooting sports. Great for new shooters… or experienced shooters who want to sharpen their skills. Shotgun lessons are held on an outdoor range (weather permitting), so please dress appropriately. Pistol & rifle lessons include approximately 45 minutes of shooting.

Lesson fees cover the instructor’s time only and do not include the costs of: range time; ammunition; targets; or firearms rentals, which must be paid for by the student. If you are new to the P2K Range, you may have to take a short range safety test. We advise you to arrive 30 minutes before your lesson time.

Note: Firearms and ammunition are not provided by the instructor. Private lesson fees do not include the costs of rental firearms; range time; or ammunition.

Course Information


  • Private lesson $75 per hour
  • Semi-Private lesson for couples, etc. – $45 per hour, per person.

By appointment only.  We’ll try to make it as convenient as possible.

To book an appointment:

Contact Joel Persinger at 619-663-6811 ext 102 or by email at