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Citizens Defense Research – Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian

June 3, 2023 @ 09:00 - June 4, 2023 @ 18:00



The Armed Parent/Guardian

A fast-paced course designed around the thought, “What if my loved ones are with me during a violent encounter?” Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian discusses with students the hard/soft skills necessary to solve the commonly observed shooting problems associated with fighting with our children present. Are some of the most commonly held best practices for if we are attacked when we are alone actually going to put our loved ones at risk when they are present? Students will be shown WHY the context we find ourselves in as a parent can change our tactics. This skill-intensive two-day course covers application of practical handgun skills in a family environment. Topics include, but are not limited to; types of attacks, avoidance skills, handgun terminal ballistics and the importance of accuracy, one-handed access/shooting skills, shooting past/around no-shoots, clearing family members from lines of fire, best practices for dealing with a close-range assault while loading/unloading children from the vehicle, malfunction clearances and more with the end result being students better capable of delivering fast, accurate, fight-ending fire on demand.

LECTURE ONLY Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian Seminar ($125 – stand alone (NO SHOOTING OR GEAR REQUIRED)) is a four-hour lecture discussing the types of attacks parents and children are likely to face, situational awareness, gear, mindset, post-incident, legal issues and non-firearm solutions to common issues while out and about with your children while remaining vigilant and minimizing your appeal as a potential victim. 

The Armed Parent/Guardian ($500) is a full 16-hour course that includes Block I (the Seminar) and Block II (Fundamental Concealed Pistol Skills). Day two adds another 8 hours, including a ballistic demonstration, combat anatomy lecture, as well as techniques in controlling individuals, under our care during a violent encounter, ranging in age from a baby in arms to non-combative adult. You will also learn the principles of hostage rescue with a handgun as it relates to your loved one, shooting on the move, and when/how it’s appropriate to move people under your care out of the line of fire during potential violent encounters.

Gear Requirements for Fundamentals and TAP/G Students:

Quality handgun

3 magazines for double-stack handgun (minimum), 5 magazines or speed loaders for single-stack firearms and/or revolvers

Quality belt-mounted, open-mouth holster for that firearm (no SERPA)

At least one (preferably two) magazine pouches

Eye and Ear Protection

600 rounds of ammunition

Concealment garment

Pre-school sized backpack that can be weighted and dropped 

Range appropriate clothing

We will be shooting rain or shine, please bring appropriate clothing.


MeadHall Range
2181 S Blackberry Dr
Mcloud, OK 74851 United States
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