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2024 Intro to Defensive Shooting Fundamentals - Buckeye Blast Prep!! - Feb 24

Master the foundations of shooting to apply them consistently, effectively, and quickly in a defensive shooting situation. This particular DSF training will focus on helping to prepare you to perform your best at this year's BFA's Buckeye Blast Fun Shoot happening Sunday, March 24th.

Parma Armory Shooting Center
5301 Hauserman Rd, Cleveland, OH 44130
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Feb 24, 2024 03:30pm - Feb 24, 2024 08:30pm

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Introduction To Defensive Shooting Fundamentals - Buckeye Blast Prep!!

Course Summary:

Many people think that fast, accurate, and effective shooters have some sort of secret sauce that magically provides them with their phenomenal firearm skills. Well, news flash - There is no secret sauce and no new and improved method to ensure that your rounds will be effective and fast.

Whether they are speed or competition shooters, law enforcement, military, or simply awesome average Joes or Janes, effective shooters have one thing in common – They have mastered the foundations of shooting and are able to apply them consistently, effectively, and quickly.

Ask yourself - Are you prepared to use your firearm properly and effectively in a defensive situation?? If you're not sure, how can you find out BEFORE your skills are called into question?? You can begin by attending this Introduction To Defensive Shooting Fundamentals training!!

This particular DSF training will focus on helping you prepare for our Buckeye Blast Fun Shoot event coming up Sunday, March 24th. Buckeye Blast attendees will enjoy a full day of shooting at Tactical Defense Institute, one of America's premier firearm training facilities, along with their friends from Buckeye Firearms Foundation and fellow pro-gun supporters. This DSF training will include drills to help you be at your best for the Blast!! 


There are no prerequisites for this class; However, this is NOT an introductory firearm course. Students will be required to demonstrate safe gun handling skills, such as muzzle awareness and trigger finger discipline during dry fire and live-fire drills.

Course Length/Hours:

1 Day - 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Topics Covered:

  • Safety, Comfort, & Competency Concepts
  • Grip, Stance, & Kinesthetic Alignment
  • Marksmanship fundamentals
  • Balance of Speed & Precision
  • Malfunctions

Gear Requirements:

  • Modern defensive pistol
  • Holster (OWB, IWB, Appendix) - no shoulder, cross draw, Serpa, or middle-of-back styles
  • At least three (3) magazines
  • Mag pouch
  • Sturdy gun belt - Please understand this is NOT a Sunday-go-to-meeting belt. This is a rugged belt designed to support the weight of a firearm, a holster, and other carry accessories
  • Ammo: 250 rounds
  • ELECTRONIC hearing protection - Students must be able to clearly hear and understand instructors/instructions during this training 
  • Eye protection
  • Appropriate range clothing - No low-cut shirts or open-toed shoes, etc.
  • Billed hat or ball cap
  • Lunch, snacks, and hydration

Classroom & Range Information:

  • Dedicated Indoor Classroom
  • Restroom facilities on-site

Course Tuition:

$90, which includes instruction, range access, and targets.

A portion of your tuition benefits Buckeye Firearms Association -

Thank you for your support.


ONLY 20 SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE!! Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete paperwork!!

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS: For most of our events, you may cancel and receive a refund (less a $25 processing fee) up to 3 weeks before an event and refunds will not be available within 3 weeks of an event.