Critical Carry Skills

$450 usd
Sat, Jun 1, 2024, 9:00 AM EDT – Sun, Jun 2, 2024, 6:00 PM EDT
Airfield Shooting Club, 15189 Airfield Rd, Wakefield, VA, USA  
Critical Carry Skills

Definition of Critical: exercising or involving careful judgment or judicious evaluation: critical thinking: of, relating to, or being a turning point or specially important juncture: a critical phase: relating to or being a state in which or a measurement or point at which some quality, property, or phenomenon suffers a definite change 

 INDISPENSABLEVITAL: being in or approaching a state of crisis: a critical situation: CRUCIALDECISIVE


This 2 day course will build your Critical Carry Skills for shooting along with your mindset and ability to win a gunfight. These are not ‘range shooting skills’. These are CRITICAL shooting skills that will save your life, taught by the pro’s. 

Think about this: Once you have been forced to defend yourself, you MUST win. There is no other option. The skills that you will learn and refine in this course are designed to help you do just that. Coupled with the required mindset, you will greatly increase your odds. 

This course will also make your reaction time, presentation, reload, and your overall Critical Carry shooting skills faster and more efficient. Our goal is to help you make the transition from thinking about each skill to a near intuitive and efficient and skilled shooter. 

If you wish to draw faster, reload faster, become a more accurate shooter, and be able to process information and feedback from your handgun better, this is the course for you!

Critical Carry Skills - for that Critical moment in your life.

Note: There is a club use fee of $50. Payable on day 1 of the course to the club contact.

Subjects Covered

Firearm safety
Deadly force and non deadly force discussion (Article 35)
Ballistic data and stoppage details
Communication to increase your safety
Drawstroke/presentation refinement
Trigger control and manipulation
Malfunctions and stoppage clearing
Reloads and malfunction remedies
Movement and shooting while moving
Defensive mindset
Armed lifestyle details and requirements
Gear choices and placement
Discussion on gunfights in real life
Cognitive process shooting drills
Single hand engagement skills
Shooting from varied distances
And more!

Required Equipment:
For this class, you will need the following items:
  • A semi auto handgun in a defensive caliber (9mm, 40, 45)
  • A safe holster, mounted to a belt, preferably around your waist
  • 3 magazines minimum
  • Eye and ear protection
  • A hat with a brim
  • 800rds of ammunition.
  • Range appropriate footwear and clothing.
  • Water, snacks, and a lunch
  • Comfortable footwear and clothing
  • Sunscreen, bugspray, etc. as needed
Note: As of 4/4/2012, ANY holster that utilizes the
index or trigger finger of the shooting hand to disengage a locking
device to release the handgun is now disallowed from ANY Rochester
Personal Defense, LLC class, training, event, or any function that we
host or have involvement with. For more information, please visit the
following page: or email us.

  • A valid State Pistol Permit or proof of legal firearms possession ability.
  • Successful completion of our Concealed Carry 1 course at the ‘Pass’ rating OR equivalent training from a defensive firearms instructor who we can contact and verify. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE
  • Total comfort and familiar with your handgun. This is not a new shooter’s course.
You MUST be comfortable with your firearm. Do not bring one that you have not practiced with.

David Jenkins

Founder and Primary Instructor
  • David Jenkins
  • 315-303-8131
Airfield Shooting Club, 15189 Airfield Rd, Wakefield, VA, USA
Age Groups