Practical Handgun Clinic
*** No PHC is July because of the Advanced PHC on the 19th
Course Dates: August 18th (Sunday) 7 AM to 10 AM *Seats available
Course Dates: September 20 (Friday) 1 PM to 5PM *Seats available
Course Dates: August 18th (Sunday) 7 AM to 10 AM *Seats available

If class is marked FULL or TBD, Email the Instructor to get on Standby list for first available spot.
Course Times/Dates:

Selected Fridays From 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Selected Sundays From 7:00 am to 11:00 am

Course Fee:
Friday version of this clinic $150 per person
Sunday version is $125.

Cash or All major cards accepted, no checks

Course Certificate:

After completing your fourth PHC Clinic a MFL certificate will be given out and your fifth clinic is FREE. This is not an NRA class, but builds and advances the skills introduced in the PPITH and PPOTH classes.

Course Description:

The objectives of the Clinic:

This Clinic moves beyond the basics of shooting to help the student develop a more advanced and tactical skill set. This clinic is not an intro class. Students should have already had some instruction from a Certified Firearms Instructor, like our Personal Protection in the Home class.
A Review of Firearm Safety

This covers the basics of gun safety and range etiquette. This will also cover the proper way to draw a handgun from a holster PLEASE wear a belt, the stronger the better), bring your holster if you have one (strong-side hip is preferred). Holsters will be provided at no charge if you do not have one. Handgun Administration

We will cover drawing /re-holstering, reloading and malfunction clearing as our handgun administration skills. We will also fine tune your grip, stance, sight picture and trigger control. Students should bring 2 magazines for their semi-auto or two speed loaders for their revolver, if you have them. Proficiency Drills

We all will shoot some standard drills for you to assess your general shooting proficiency. These are drills you can practice on your own, to measure your progress. Scenarios

Many of the Personal Protection students request more opportunities to run through the scenario usually run with Personal Protection class. We will have at least two scenarios setup with reactive targets for you to shoot. Students will need: Handgun with 2 magazines or speed-loaders, Holster (prefer dominate side hip), 100 to 250 rounds of ammo. We will modify all drills to minimize our round count, but you can always shoot more!

Course Instructor:

Thomas Brown is a Senior Tactical Firearms Instructor with the New Hampshire Tactical Arts Group, a Lethal Force Instructor for New Hampshire, a Massachusetts State Firearms Instructor, an NRA Law Enforcement Instructor, a LEOSA Instructor, USCCA Instructor, a Force-on-force Law Enforcement Instructor, Patrol Rifle Instructor, a defensive knife Instructor and a Chief Range Safety Officer. His training includes courses from Lethal Force Institute, Defense Training International, Calibre Press, Combative Concepts, Personal Security Institute, Sig Academy (LE Instructor) and Simunitions. Thomas Brown has also appeared in court as an expert witness in the areas of firearms, safety and training, and is a Graduate of the Law of Self Defense Instructor Program. He is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) and the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors & Armorers Association (MLEFIAA). He can be reached at

Contact Information:

E-mail the instructor, Thomas Brown, at for more information or click register to enroll for a class.