At TDI we begin to teach situational awareness and trusting your instincts about your personal safety in our Handgun 1-3 classes. We continue those concepts in our more advanced classes which include force on force training.
Many schools talk about the number of their students who have "won" in gunfights. At TDI we take pride not only in our students shooting abilities but more importantly in the times where our students have clearly avoided danger by practicing awareness and trusting their instincts. Skills we hone in our classes.
A very nice testimonial from one of our female students who attended this year's first Handgun 1-3 class:
Tactical Defense Institute Staff,
I want to express sincere thanks to the men and women at TDI for conducting excellent Handgun I, II, III training. As a single mother of 5 children, I bought my first handgun several months ago. If I was going to have a gun in the house, it was very important to me to know how to use it and store it safely. I went into class the first day knowing very little, so I thought I would feel somewhat intimidated. However, everyone was so approachable and open to any and all questions that I wasn't intimidated at all.
The instructors at TDI did an excellent job of teaching me how to safely handle a handgun, starting with the very basics. The classroom instruction covered all of the questions I had regarding law and gun rights. Then, on the range we learned the basics of how to safely hold, load, holster and shoot. I thought I knew how to safely load and shoot going in, but it turns out that I was doing it incorrectly. Part of the training was not only showing us what to do, but what not to do, which is very important.
After the basics were down, TDI went above and beyond... We ran through different scenarios to learn how to 'clear' our home (or other buildings), how to protect ourselves in real-life scenarios, and how to shoot, re-load, and clear any malfunctions in our handguns while walking... something I never thought I would be able to do.
The instructors are extremely alert to safety issues, so I felt completely safe the entire time. I left feeling competent and capable of how to safely protect myself and my family. The experience and knowledge of the TDI staff is beyond compare. Thank you for such a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend your classes to anyone.