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Defensive Shooting Evolution

With an estimated 5 million new gun owners in 2020, it is crucial to have an evidence based, self-defense training evolution for students. Powered by I.C.E. Training

Self Defense Evolution 01

The Fundamentals of IDS is a one day course that will expose the student to all the core principles and fundamentals of the Intuitive Defense Shooting Program.

Self Defense Evolution 02

The Intuitive Defensive® Shooting Program is an Intuitive shooting program designed to help the student be more efficient with a defensive firearm in the context of a Dynamic Critical Incident.

Self Defense Evolution 03

The Advanced Pistol Handling course is designed to expand the circumstances and conditions under which a student can apply the skills developed in the Intuitive Defensive® Shooting Course. 

Classes For All Skill Levels

 

Defensive Shooting Evolution 01

The Fundamentals of IDS is a one day course that will expose the student to all the core principles and fundamentals of the Intuitive Defense Shooting Program.

Defensive Shooting Evolution 02

The Intuitive Defensive® Shooting Program is an Intuitive shooting program designed to help the student be more Efficient with a defensive firearm in the context of a Dynamic Critical Incident.

Defensive Shooting Evolution 03

The Advanced Pistol Handling course is designed to expand the circumstances and conditions under which a student can apply the skills developed in the Intuitive Defensive® Shooting Course.

Q: Is there any prerequisite or prior experience required to take the IDS course?

No, there is not a course prerequisite to taking the Intuitive Defensive Shooting course. We have trained students from all disciplines and skill levels. It is recommended that you know how to operate your firearm and holster before attending an IDS Course. For those completely unfamiliar with defensive firearms, we offer the Introduction to Defensive Handguns course.

I want to take the Advanced Pistol Handling course and have not taken IDS, but I have trained at some very prominent training centers, Can my IDS Course requirement be waived?

The Advanced Pistol Handling program expands the circumstances in which you can use the skills you learned in the Intuitive Defensive Shooting program. It is important for students to have a working knowledge of the concepts and principles of the IDS program in order to be able to SAFELY participate in the APH program, therefore, the requirement for IDS end-user training cannot be waived. The issue is not how WELL you handle your gun, but specifically HOW you handle your gun. Some schools teach methods that are dramatically different from those taught in IDS.

What kind of gun should I bring to the course?

The most important trait of a defensive firearm is reliability. After that, efficiency and fit are the most important things. If you currently carry a specific firearm and have found it be reliable, that is what you should bring.

I am over 50, is this a course that I will be able to take?

Yes. There is no upper limit as far as age. The physical demands of a IDS Course are relatively low, but you will be standing 90% of the day and the local weather conditions should be taken into consideration.

What kind of holster/gear should I bring?

We recommend that students bring a good, durable, high quality Kydex holster that is of sufficient quality to withstand rigorous training. For Law Enforcement and Military personnel, we recommend that you train with your duty gear. If you currently carry concealed for personal defense, it is recommended that you bring your actual carry gear. You will also need 3 magazines (5 if using a single stack firearm.)