Students should expect to fire approximately 250 rounds of ammunition. EDP consists of a full day (approx. 9 hours) of intense teaching, range training, and repetitive practice covering a variety of topics including:

  • Review of Firearms Safety and Safe Gun Handling Practices
  • In-depth Discussion on Physiological Changes that take place when under severe stress, and what effect they have on our training
  • Review of Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
  • Using Lateral Movement during a fight
  • Presentation From a Holster
  • Emergency and Tactical Reload Procedures
  • Proper Scan and Assess Procedures
  • Balance of Speed and Precision
  • Strong Hand Only Presentation and Operation
  • Non-diagnostic Malfunction Remedies
  • Realistic Approach to Engaging Multiple Targets
  • Moving to Cover and Concealment
  • Application of Skills in a 360 Degree Environment

Students will be required to show proof of completion of N.A.P.S.I. FDP or BDSS course, or pass a three-part pre-course qualification test, before being allowed to attend EDP.