NFI Advanced Pistol Course – Step III. Building on personal protection skills learned during Step II. 10/15/23 Redding Gun Club 8AM – 5PM

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  • Step III - Advanced Defensive Pistol
    October 15, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Step III Class: $280 + $15 Range Fees

The STEP III – NFI DEFENSIVE ADVANCED PISTOL COURSE is designed for students who desire to continue their self-defense training journey and have successfully completed the STEP II class.

The 8 hour class builds upon the skills learned in STEP II and is a safe but high paced, challenging course that focuses on realistic scenarios students may encounter outside the home.  The class involves movement, multiple threat engagement, multiple shooting positions, shooting from behind cover and much more.

COURSE PREREQUISITE: This course is considered an advanced pistol course in the NFI Portfolio of courses. In order to attend you must have proof of any of the following:

  1. Successful completion of the NFI Step II Advanced Pistol Course.
  2. Completion of an advanced defensive handgun course of 8 hours or more from a nationally recognized training provider. These providers include the NRA, USCCA, Thunder Ranch, Front Sight, Gun Sight, POST handgun courses, BSIS armed security guard training, Glock Instructor Development, Sig Sauer Instructor Development, etc. Must be approved by the NFI Instructor.


Review of Step II skills (Drawing from concealment, SAFE action, Tactical & Emergency Reloads, Malfunctions – TRAM, Verbal commands and Vertical movement).

Multiple Threat engagement and Threat Prioritization

Horizontal and Vertical movement (Get off the X)

Close proximity threat engagement with movement

Multiple shooting positions (standing, kneeling, prone)

Shooting behind cover with multiple positions

Movement to and between cover

The STEP III ADVANCED DEFENSIVE PISTOL COURSE is just one of several courses designed to be attended to ensure a continuous training cycle for CCW holders. This training allows for continued training that focuses on real-world skills needed for personal protection.

This Step III course precedes more advanced Defensive Pistol Courses (Step IV) and must be attended in that order, with no exceptions.   The courses are also required in order to participate in further advanced Carbine and Shotgun classes.

Ammo Packages are available during this course. Ammunition used during the course can be provided at $40 a box. Ca State law prohibits students from leaving the range with this ammo. All full and unused boxes will be refunded on site, using cash only.  Ammo calibers available are 22LR, 22WMR, .380, .38 Spc, .40, 9MM, .45.  In the notes section during registration just leave us a note, stating how many cartridges and what calibers you will need for the course. we will deliver them to the range. Please have a check or cash available as we cannot use a credit card on the range.


The class will meet at the Redding Gun Club, 21777 Seven Lakes Lane, Redding, Ca 96003. The class will meet at the Gate to the Rifle and Pistol Range. The Gate will be opened promptly at 7:50 AM and students will be escorted to their range. Please follow the directions that are linked in the attachments below.

Class Schedule: 8 AM- 5 PM.  Bring a primary firearm and 400 cartridges for your primary handgun.  In addition, gun belt, hip holster (Outside the waistband only) worn at either 3 or 6 o’clock, 3 magazines, and a magazine carrier are required for this course.  Appendix, Ankle, Small of the Back, Shoulder holsters will not be allowed.  Finally, a cover garment to conceal your firearm.  While a T-shirt can accomplish this task, we recommend an outer style garment that can be easily worn or taken off.

We will be taking a break for lunch and eating on the Range so please bring a bagged lunch.

Please contact the instructor listed below with any specific gear questions.  See below for a full range packing list.



Folding Chair

Eye and Ear Protection

Snacks and drinks

Firearm and ammunition (400 cartridges)

Hand Towel

Baseball cap closed-toed shoes. No V-necks or tank tops, please.

Sunscreen if needed

Gun belt

OWB holster (3 or 9’o clock) –
Please bring or purchase a quality, leather or kydex holster.   Contact an instructor if you need help with finding or purchasing a quality holster for your firearm.

3 magazines

Magazine carrier

Cover garment


Link To Directions-Redding Gun Club


Bryan Rheem 571-477-0723
NRA Instructor # 181962186

Cancellation Policy: Training fees include a 50% non-refundable deposit. Cancellations prior to the start of the class will be given a 50% refund of training fees, or a one-time reschedule of training within one year. Students who are absent from any portion of a class without notice will not be eligible for a refund. Please contact your instructor as early as possible to cancel your class.


Venue:   Redding Gun Club

Venue Phone: (530) 549-4652

Venue Website:

21777 Seven Lakes Road, Redding, California, 96003, United States


Offering Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays as well as Rifle & Pistol Range