Offered exclusively by G4 Firearms


Your instructor for this course will be David Maglio

The Defensive Pistol Skills course is an intensive two day course in the defensive skills involved with a concealed pistol. Skills covered are safe gun handling skills based on the StressFire system developed by Massad Ayoob. Drawing rapidly from concealment, speed reloads, the blend of speed and accuracy from close range to intermediate distances, shooting with both Strong Hand Only and Weak Hand Only.

Each student will then perform several shooting drills including safely operating the semi-automatic pistol, stances to improve accuracy, engaging multiple targets, malfunction clearances, grip, the trigger cycle.

Within the Stages of Intervention, this course deals mostly with “Interaction with Suspects”

Round count of 500.

Prior Formal Training is required. MAG-30 is preferred.

  • All classes are no more than 15 students.
  • Classes will start promptly at 8:30am and run to 4:30pm.
  • No refunds without 7 day cancellation notice.

Please view our Schedule for upcoming course dates – prior to booking.

Defensive pistol skills.

Meet Your Course Instructor(s)

Firearms instructor, Scott Gabaldon at G4 Firearms in Santa Rosa, CA.

Scott has been around guns all his life as a young child and due to this exposure to firearms, he has been an avid hunter and sportsman ever since. He began his quest to educate others by teaching his family. It was then he realized that other families could use the same training to have a safe household. In 2012 he became an NRA pistol instructor and has had many firearms training courses since then. He has been through basic firearms training to tactical defense and understands the value of firearms education. He has devoted last few years on teaching others the skills needed to become safe and responsible gun owners. His goal is to teach all that are willing to learn how to become their own 1st line of defense whether it’s defending their home, castle or taking on the huge responsibility of carrying a firearm in public to defend yourself, your family, or others if you choose. Scott is also a hunter safety instructor since 2014 and is certified by the County of Sonoma to teach concealed carry weapons classes as an instructor. Scott is also a USCCA certified CCW instructor and defensive fundamentals instructor. He has also studied under and has been personally taught by the best deadly force instructor in the country Massad Ayoob, he has completed MAG20-120 and has become an expert witness for deadly force shooting used in self-defense. He has taught many students learn basic handgun skills. His love for education is shown in his compassion to teach others whether a veteran or a first-time shooter. He is very patient and understanding some of the fears that a new shooter may have when trying to get comfortable with a firearm. His teachings are never intimidating, or abrasive and he makes sure you are in a safe and controlled environment. He has strong family values being a father and a husband.

Questions? Call the knowledgeable staff at G4 Firearms!