Defensive Pistol Elements – Moriarty, NM

Event Date:

30 Sep 2023

Event Time:

9:00 am

Event Location:

New Mexico BIg Horn Gun Club

This is the 1-day condensed version of our Defensive Pistol Elements class designed for basic to advanced shooters seeking to improve or maintain their defensive handgun skills.


  • Mindset
  • Handgun effectiveness
  • Proper draw and presentation
  • Increasing speed and accuracy
  • Position shooting
  • Reloads and malfunctions
  • Strong hand/weak hand shooting
  • Multiple targets
  • Movement and use of cover

Equipment List

  • A working defensive handgun (We suggest a semi-automatic pistol such as a Glock or Smith and Wesson M&P in 9mm, 40 S&W, or .45 ACP. Revolvers are acceptable but please do not bring magnums – use reduced loads such as .38 special or .44 special)
  • At least 3 magazines or speed loaders (preferably more)
  • Quality strong-side belt holster and magazine pouch (holster must be rigid and stay open when pistol is drawn. We strongly advise against holsters with retention mechanisms that align the trigger finger with the trigger e.g. Blackhawk Serpa)
  • Ammunition – 500 rounds quality practice ammo. *steel jacketed (Wolf, Tula, etc…) brands are not recommended as they cause safety issues with steel targets.
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Hearing protection (muffs, plugs, or both), and eye protection (ANSI Z.87 or MilSpec strongly recommended)
  • Water, lunch, snacks
  • Rain/Sun gear and sunscreen, or bug repellant as necessary
  • Other range gear as needed (mag loaders, tools, etc…


Big Horn Gun Club – Moriarty, New Mexico

(Approximately 1 Hour from Albuquerque Airport, 1:15 from Santa Fe, 1:45 from Los Alamos.)

Class Size = 8

Class Cost

New Mexico Big Horn Gun Club Members: $200 + Tax ($216.12 Total)

New Mexico Big Horn Gun Club Non-members: $210 + Tax (226.93 Total)

$100 non-refundable deposit required with registration. Any unpaid balance is due upon arrival to class. Class fee is payable cash, check, charge, or money order. No-call/No-show students forfeit class deposit. In the event a class needs to be canceled due to extreme weather, not meeting class student minimum (3), or other circumstances beyond our control, we will refund the full amount already paid or allow the student to apply that payment to a future class.

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Event Location:

Total Seats: 8 (2 Left:)
  • New Mexico BIg Horn Gun Club
  • Moriarty
  • NM
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • 30 Sep 2023 9:00 am   -   5:00 pm
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