Handgun Level I-III


Level I Handgun: This course introduces you to the fundamentals of modern defensive shooting, handgun familiarization, and safe weapons handling techniques. In the classroom we begin with deadly force issues, what to do if you are involved in a shooting, post shooting trauma, socialization, mind set and personal assessment. On the range you will work on ready position, grip, trigger management, and sight alignment. Safety is constantly stressed. Class concludes with weapon care and maintenance.

No firearm required.  Firearms are available to use at NO COST.  If you do not already own a gun, let us help you select a gun that is the best fit for you before you purchase.

Quality 9mm ammo available at 40 cents/round for Handgun I-III students!! This is a special limited time offer.
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“I took Handgun 1-3. Words cannot describe how excellent my experience at TDI was. All the instructors are absolutely wonderful and very engaging while teaching. They break down everything so that the students are able to understand what is expected of them. Working with many different instructors throughout the course is great. I thought I was pretty good going into the course, but I soon realized I had A LOT to learn but I was definitely in the right place. For as many students as we had in class, we still managed to get plenty of 1 on 1 time with all the instructors and it is amazing the amount of attention that each student is given, no matter the skill level. I am not only much more confident in my ability to draw from my holster and get shots on target quickly, but just pistol shooting in general. I’m seriously considering taking Handgun 1-3 again because it was just that good. I am excited to get home and keep practicing the drills we learned. I could go on for hours talking about TDI. If you are on the fence about whether you should go or not, GO! The money and time is well worth it.” – Ashleigh, August 2020


Level II Handgun: This course begins with a tactical planning and awareness lecture and a review of Level I fundamentals. You will learn smooth draw, reloading techniques, malfunction clearing, and shooting on-the-move. Mental conditioning is stressed in all our courses.

Attending Levels I & II will exceed the Ohio CCW training requirements

Level III Handgun: We begin with a review of Level II techniques. The class adds more movement and off hand shooting. Develop your tactical skills with the use of cover and concealment, use of space, and structure clearing. Class culminates with a live fire house clearing exercises on shoot/no-shoot decision making targets.

We encourage students to take Levels I, II and III in the three day format. For most students it is the best learning experience. We recognize that for various reasons many students may choose to do one or two days at a time. Therefore, we offer this class in any combination you may choose. You may join any of the classes at your convenience.


$750.00 Total Cost

$375.00 (50%) Non-refundable deposit required for registration 

Remaining balance due the first day of class when you check in. 

We accept cash/check/credit card. 5% discount for paying with cash/check. 

10% Discount for all Active Duty Military or Reserve (ID Required), Active Duty Law Enforcement (ID Required) and former FASTER students (diploma required)

Please email us at tdiohio@gmail.com to get registered if you wish to pay cash/check. *Note, if you register online your credit card will automatically be charged for the class deposit and you will not receive the discount for the deposit.

Ammunition Requirement : Minimum 750 rounds (no steel core or steel jacketed ammo permitted during Level 2 & 3). If you are borrowing a gun from TDI, please note we will not allow reloads or remanufactured ammunition. We will accept remanufactured ammunition from Midwest Ammunition or Black Hills ammunition. If you are unsure what ammo to purchase, please call the office or send us an email.

Prerequisite: None

Attending Levels I & II will exceed the Ohio CCW training requirements.

Class Times: 

Day 1: 9:00AM – approx. 5:00PM

Day 2: 9:00AM – approx. 5:00PM

Day 3: 9:00AM – approx. 5:00PM


Additional information

Class Dates

April 23-25, 2021, May 21-23, 2021, July 9-11, 2021, August 6-8, 2021, September 10-12, 2021, November 5-7, 2021