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Sat, Oct 22



Level III Defensive Handgun Class

Glacier Gun Club is now offering our LEVEL 3 DEFENSIVE HANDGUN Class on Saturday, October 22nd. ***Must have previously taken our Level 2 Defensive Handgun Class.

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Time & Location

Oct 22, 2022, 5:50 AM – 9:50 AM

Olympia, 417 Plum St SE, Olympia, WA 98506, USA


About the event


This is a high impact intermediate skill level class taught primarily in LOW LIGHT. Student must have completed GGC-DEFENSIVE HANDGUN II or an equivalent course prior to taking this class. The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, “RAPID" weapon system familiarity, foundational marksmanship skills, and extensive working from a holster.

Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you fully understand our prerequisites, guns and gear requirements before registering.

Course Outline:

Proper use of a handheld or weapon mounted light and movement in low light

Negotiating obstacles in a low-no light environment

Selection of support equipment used in low light (flashlights, weapon mounted lights, night sites)

Survival techniques with or without an alternative light source

Dry and live fire drills utilizing weapons mounted lights and alternative light techniques

What Kind Of Gun Should I Bring?

We Suggest Bringing A Quality All Functions Working Handgun, That Is Mid Size-Compact To Full Size - Similar To A Glock 48/21/19/17, M&P 2.0/2.0 Compact, Sig 320/365/220/226/229/1911’S, Staccato 2011’S, Walther's, CZ's, Beretta's And Others. Those With Smaller Hands Might Consider More Mid Size To Compact Guns. Mid Size Revolvers Are Ok, But No Large Caliber Or Single Actions (Cowboy Style)

Can I Bring A Small Sub-Compact Gun, Such As S&W Shield, Ruger LCP, S&W J-frame Or Similar?

We Do Not Recommend It - Smaller, Sub-Compact Guns Are All Too Often, Not As Reliable And Are Far More Difficult To Manipulate (Especially With Safeties During Stressful Situations, Like A Self Defense Crisis). Also The Magazines And Speed Loaders (Revolvers) Generally Hold Less Ammunition, So Your Training Time Would Be Frustrating And Less Productive.

What Holster Should I Bring?

Please Wear IWB/OWB/APPENDIX Holsters Only (No Drop-Leg Tactical Rigs, Small Of The Back Or Behind The Back, Shoulder Holsters Or Cross Draw Holsters) It Is Very Important That Your Holster Be Made For Your Exact Model Of Gun (This Includes Guns With Rail Mounted Lights) A Few Of Our Favorites: Tenicor / Safariland / T-Rex / Kramer / Mitch Rosen / Alien / Blade-Tech / Galco / Bianchi. However, Please No Blackhawk Serpa Holsters Or Similar Finger Indent Release Types, There Is A Reason LE Agencies And Training Schools All Over The World Are Not Allowing This Holster Anymore. Please No Collapsable Holsters, It Must Be Rigid And Stay Open When The Gun Is Not In Them. Also Please Wear Pants Or Shorts That Have Belt Loops Or An Optional Inner Velcro Belt/Outer Belt System To Retain Your Holster And Pouches In Place.

What Belt And Mag Pouch Should I Bring?

Please Wear A Rigid Gun Belt Such As The Hanks, 511 Tactical, Wilderness, Magpul And Others -- 1.25" Or 1.5" Works Well. Competition Belt Systems Such As CR Speed, Safariland, Double Alpha & ETC Are Acceptable. Please No Collapsible Mag Pouches -- They Should Be Rigid Like The Holster And Stay Open When The Mag Is Not In Them.

What Else Should I Bring?

Handheld flashlight with rear button activator and/or Weapon mounted light (Surefire, Streamlight, Modlite, Cloud Defensive, etc.) with proper holster

Minimum 3 Magazines Or 4 Revolver Speed-Loaders (more is always better)

Light jacket, vest, hoody or shirt for drawing from concealment

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for indoor range training (you will probably get dirty)

Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

Earmuffs and earplugs

Knee pads (optional)

250-350 rounds of ammunition (more is always better)


Water bottle and/or Lights Snacks (Protein Bars/Etc)

Spare flashlight-batteries

NOTE: Guns with Red Dot Sights (RDS) Are Permitted Only If You Know How To Use Them Properly, Otherwise Please Contact Us About Scheduling A Specific GGC RDS Course.


  • 10 minutes

    Gather in Parking lot by 5:50am.

    GGC / T-Bros Parking Lot

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