Shooting Classes

Individual Courses

Shooting Course Series

To help you advance in your skills, we’ve organized courses in some logical series. We start simple and then advance to increasing levels of skill. Each course builds upon the foundation laid down by the preceding course. Click on the links below to check out each series.


Home Defense Pistol Series:

This series is designed for new students who own a gun for home defense. Starting with the basics, each successive course builds upon the skills you’ll learn in the previous course. The classes included in this series are:

You can purchase the series of courses as a bundle, or buy each course individually. You’ll find descriptions for each of these courses below.

1. NRA / CRPA Basic Pistol Shooting.

If you’re a new gun owner or new to pistol shooting, this course is for you. You’ll have fun, learn the basics, and be completely safe while you’re doing it. Students receive certificates from both NRA and the California Rifle and Pistol Association. 

We’ll cover:

  • Firearms safety
  • How guns work
  • Ammunition selection
  • The fundamentals of pistol shooting
  • Proper maintenance
  • Safe storage
  • And more!

This class is offered in a safe environment using our virtual range. You’ll have fun practicing and improving your shooting fundamentals while remaining absolutely safe. We’ll also have different training pistols for you to try. At the end, you’ll be ready to take your own gun to the firing range with confidence.

Course requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 prior to registering for class.
  • Must NOT be prohibited from possessing a firearm.
  • NO Guns or Ammunition Allowed!

Course Length: 8 hrs.
Cost: $175.00

2. Defensive Pistol (level 1)

Learn pistol shooting for home and personal defense with this fun and informative course.

This is NOT a CCW permit course. For CCW permit courses click here.

You’ll learn the difference between target shooting and shooting to defend yourself. Lessons include:

  • Engaging single and multiple targets.
  • Shoot/No Shoot decision making.
  • Instinctive (point) shooting.
  • Flash sight picture.
  • Use of cover.
  • Drawing from a holster.
  • Drawing from concealment.

This dynamic interactive pistol shooting class is provided in the safety of our virtual range in the heart of beautiful Mission Valley San Diego.

Handgun Course Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 prior to registering for class.
  • Must NOT be prohibited from possessing a firearm.
  • NO Guns or Ammunition Allowed!
  • Prerequisite: NRA Basic Pistol Shooting or equivalent training (NRA class, CCW permit, military, etc.).

Course Information

Course Length: 3 hrs.
Cost: $159.00

3. Home Defense Scenario Training

Protect yourself and your loved ones against intruders and criminals. Take this dynamic course in the safety of our Mission Valley training facility using our virtual range interactive simulator.

This home defense course is designed to help you prepare to defend yourself and your loved ones in and around your own home. This course will describe in detail what you can do during situations such as burglary, theft, robbery, assault and other crimes that could occur. Students will then run through realistic simulator drills to practice learned concepts.

In this home defense course you’ll learn:

  • Basic firearms safety rules
  • How to set up a safe room
  • The four levels of awareness
  • Steps to make your home more secure
  • How to communicate with the police
  • How to avoid legal pitfalls
  • How to defend yourself from attackers in your home

This course includes:

  • Training in a small group.
  • 1 hour lecture
  • 3 hours of scenario-based training utilizing our virtual range interactive force options simulator.

Course requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 prior to registering for class.
  • Must NOT be prohibited from possessing a firearm.
  • NO Guns or Ammunition Allowed!
  • Prerequisites:

Course Length: 4 hrs.
Cost: $159.00

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Concealed/Open Carry Pistol Series

This series is designed for students who carry a firearm in public for work or personal defense. Starting with the basics, each successive course builds upon the skills you’ll learn in the previous course. The classes included in this series are:

1. Defensive Pistol (level 1)

Learn pistol shooting for home and personal defense with this fun and informative course.

This is NOT a CCW permit course. For CCW permit courses click here.

You’ll learn the difference between target shooting and shooting to defend yourself. Lessons include:

  • Engaging single and multiple targets.
  • Shoot/No Shoot decision making.
  • Instinctive (point) shooting.
  • Flash sight picture.
  • Use of cover.
  • Drawing from a holster.
  • Drawing from concealment.

This dynamic interactive pistol shooting class is provided in the safety of our virtual range in the heart of beautiful Mission Valley San Diego.

Handgun Course Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 prior to registering for class.
  • Must NOT be prohibited from possessing a firearm.
  • NO Guns or Ammunition Allowed!
  • Prerequisite: NRA Basic Pistol Shooting or equivalent training (NRA class, CCW permit, military, etc.).

Course Information

Course Length: 3 hrs.
Cost: $159.00

2. Defensive Pistol (level 2)

Learn pistol shooting for personal defense in public places. This course is perfect for anyone who carries a gun in public either concealed or openly. If you carry a gun, this course is for you.

This is NOT a CCW permit course. For CCW permit courses click here.

You’ll learn and practice practical defensive shooting as it might be done in public places. Lessons include:

  • Drawing and engaging threats while seated in a restaurant booth.
    • Reloading from this position.
  • Drawing and engaging threats after having been knocked down or fallen.
    • Reloading from this position.
  • Drawing and engaging threats from the prone position.
    • Reloading from this position.
  • Drawing and engaging threats while retaining control of a child or loved one.
  • The difference between tactical reloads and emergency reloads.
    • Various ways to execute tactical and emergency reloads.
  • Shooting while moving.

This dynamic interactive pistol shooting class is provided in the safety of our virtual range in the heart of beautiful Mission Valley San Diego.

Handgun Course Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 prior to registering for class.
  • Must NOT be prohibited from possessing a firearm.
  • NO Guns or Ammunition Allowed!
  • Prerequisite: Defensive Pistol Basics (level 1) or current CCW permit

Course Information

Course Length: 3 hrs.
Cost: $159.00

3. Active Shooter Response Scenario Training

Our Active Shooter Response course is designed to help you prepare for and survive an armed critical incident, such as an “Active Shooter”.

Learn:

  • What you can do during an active threat event.
  • How to recognize indicators of possible violence.
  • What to expect during and after an active threat event. 

Course consists of:

  • Training in a small group.
  • 1 hour lecture
  • 3 hours of scenario-based training utilizing our virtual range interactive force options simulator.

This course is appropriate for:

  • CCW holders.
  • Armed or unarmed security personnel.
  • Church security volunteers.
  • Campus safety personnel.
  • Business managers and supervisors.
  • Civilians who want to be better prepared.

Subjects include:

  • Developing a survival mindset during active threat incidents
  • Preparing for critical incident(s)
  • Actions to take in active threat situations
  • Law enforcement response
  • Steps to take when confronted by first responders
  • Tips to stay safe & more!

Handgun Course Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 prior to registering for class.
  • Must NOT be prohibited from possessing a firearm.
  • NO Guns or Ammunition Allowed!
  • Prerequisite: Any of the following:
    • Defensive Pistol Basics (level 2)
    • Current CCW permit from any state
    • Current BSIS firearms permit
    • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home.
    • NRA Concealed Carry Course
    • Retired Law Enforcement

Session Lengths: 4 hours

Cost: $159 per person.

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Skill Builders and Practice Lessons

Defensive Pistol Skill Builders:

Interactive scenario based training conducted in our virtual law enforcement simulator. Skill builders are simulator work only. There is no classroom instruction.

Skill builder sessions are conducted each month using different scenarios. You’ll learn and practice the following skills real-time:

  • Conflict avoidance
  • De-escalation
  • Critical decision making (shoot/don’t shoot, etc.)
  • Drawing from the holster under pressure (standing, sitting, etc.)
  • Shooting and moving (getting off the X)
  • Use of cover
  • One handed shooting
  • Strong side/support side shooting
  • Shooting from alternative positions (kneeling, on your back, on your butt, etc.)
  • Unconventional use of laser sights.

These sessions teach advanced skills for experienced shooters. The focus of individual skill building sessions are different. No single skill building session will incorporate all of the skills listed above.

Skill builders are semi-private (2 students at a time) conducted in our virtual range simulator located in our Mission Valley San Diego office.

Handgun Course Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 prior to registering for class.
  • Must NOT be prohibited from possessing a firearm.
  • NO Guns or Ammunition Allowed!
  • Prerequisite: Home Defense Basics

Session Lengths: Booked in 1hr increments.

Cost: $99.00

Private Lessons:

One-on-one private gun training lessons with Joel Persinger. These lessons are customized to meet your specific needs, from the basics of shooting to advanced self-defense skills.

  • Lessons are taught using your personal firearm.
  • Basic shooting skills are taught at the P2K Sports range in El Cajon.
  • Intermediate and advanced skills are taught at a private range in Descanso.

Lesson requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must not be prohibited from possessing firearms.
  • Must have your own firearm.
  • Your firearm must be legal to possess in California.
  • Range fees, ammunition, and transportation are NOT included.
  • Lesson time starts and ends as scheduled. Make sure you are ready to go and have range access (a lane, target, ammunition, etc.) prior to your scheduled lesson time.
  • Group and semi-private lessons are not available.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic shooting lessons: Must have completed the NRA / CRPA Basic Pistol Shooting course.
    • Basic shooting lessons are held as the P2K Range in El Cajon CA.
  • Intermediate and Advanced lessons: Must have completed both Defensive Pistol Levels 1 & 2.
    • Intermediate and Advance lessons are held on a private range near Descanso, California.

Cost: $200 per hour – On hour minimum

Contact Joel to make an appointment:

Tel 619-663-6811 ext 102

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Defensive Shotgun Basics

Learn the basics of shotgun shooting for home and personal defense with this fun and informative course.

You’ll learn shooting to defend yourself, as well as: stance; shotgun manipulation, acquiring single and multiple targets; basic elements of fast and accurate defensive shooting; basic elements of combat and tactical reloads; and the basics of shooting around and over barriers.

This dynamic interactive course is provided in the safety of our Mission Valley training facility using our virtual range law enforcement simulator

Course requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 prior to registering for class.
  • Must NOT be prohibited from possessing a firearm.
  • NO Guns or Ammunition Allowed!
  • Prerequisite: Home Defense Basics

Course Length: 3 hrs.

Cost: $159.00

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Defense Rifle Basics

Learn the basics of carbine/rifle shooting for home and personal defense with this fun and informative course. 

You’ll learn the difference between target shooting and shooting to defend yourself, as well as: stance; rifle manipulation, acquiring single and multiple targets; basic elements of fast and accurate instinctive shooting; basic combat and tactical reloads; and the basics of shooting around and over barriers.

This dynamic interactive course is provided in the safety of our Mission Valley training facility using our virtual range law enforcement simulator

Course requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 prior to registering for class.
  • Must NOT be prohibited from possessing a firearm.
  • NO Guns or Ammunition Allowed!
  • Prerequisite: Home Defense Basics

Course Length: 3 hrs.

Cost: $159.00

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