Defensive Concepts in the Home for 55 and Up

When: TBA (One-day course)
Where: Main Club house and Training Range
Course fee: $125 – OKC Gun Club Member $100
Instructor Information: Mark Heins 405-651-5215 

This course is custom tailored for those 55 years old and above and is an eight‐hour course.  As we age, we change in many ways; reflexes, speed, focus, and the aches and pains the body gives us.  Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 to 150 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self‐defense, and continued opportunities for skill development…for the 55 and older age group.

The class is for law‐abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm) to maximize what can be learned from this course.

Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following: OKC Gun Club Basics Handgun class or Enhance Handgun class, NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or the Oklahoma Concealed Carry License.

This course involves about 4 hours of classroom time and 4 hours of range time. The cost for this class is $125 per person. The cost for OKC Gun Club members is $100 per person.

Equipment Required:

  • Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred)
  • Shoes – comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion. No sandals or flip‐flops.
  • Semi‐Automatic Pistol or Revolver with at least 100 rounds of factory ammunition. NO RELOADS
  • Two functional magazines (semi‐autos) or speed‐loaders (revolvers)
  • Comfortable clothing, knee‐pads (optional) and foot wear suitable for training outdoors.
  • Hydration system or Bottled water.
  • Optional Items are a hat, sunscreen, bug repellant, rain gear. We will be on the range uncovered and exposed to the elements for the entire day – be prepared. Class is on RAIN or SHINE.


Contact the Training Division Team at

Kemit Grafton
Jim Durham
Jamie Meyer405-613-6541