Vista Defense Training

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Defense Training

If you don't protect yourself, who will?

Introductory Classes


Quality training is our foremost goal; second only to safety. Depending on the level of the class, one or two warnings may be given before a student is removed; reckless behavior is not tolerated. We want everyone to have a safe learning environment.

With everyone's busy schedule, personalized class dates work best for most of our students, therefore we do not have regularly scheduled classes. Contact us so we can set up a time and date that works best for you. Upcoming classes will be listed on our calendar.

Instructor to student ratio is kept to a maximum of 1 to 4.

Only factory ammunition is allowed in class due to insurance restrictions. Hearing and eye protection is mandatory on the range during live fire.


We accept cash, check, all major credit cards and PayPal:

To pay by check mail to 6050 Stetson Hills Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80923 #132.
To pay by credit card call our office 719-597-2503 option 5.
To use PayPal click on the Buy Now button on the calendar page.

Deposits are non-refundable; however if you find it necessary to cancel, they may be applied to a future class.

Discounts we offer:

10% to all military, fire and police personnel (active or retired)
10% couples or two or more family members


Conceal Carry Class

We offer two versions of this class, one that is classroom only and one that is live fire with about an hour of lecture.

In this class we go over the: permit process, Colorado carry laws, firearms safety, mindset and equipment.

This class is by no means a comprehensive course for anyone looking to use a firearm as a self-defense tool. If self-defense is the goal, continuing education cannot be stressed enough. Defensive Pistol 1 is the next classes for self-defense with a pistol.


Level: Introductory

Equipment: See equipment page

Prerequisite: None

Duration: 4 hours

Class Size: 12 students maximum

Round Count: 100 rounds of training ammo, more is always better

Cost: $85 (requires a $30 non-refundable deposit)

Range Fee: Included


AR-15 AK-47 Rifle

Are you looking for a class that will give you the basic knowledge to operate, field strip, clean and accessorize your new carbine?

Then look no further!

Our one-day "Introductory Carbine" class will teach you all the basics about the two most popular carbines in the world: the AR-15 and the AK-47. Our NRA certified instructors will divide the class into two groups according to your platform. You will learn your carbine's basic operations, its strengths and weaknesses, how to select ammunition and you'll get a chance to zero and test-fire your carbine with the assistance of trained instructors and range safety officers.

This class does not qualify for CCW training certificate.


Level: Introductory

Equipment: AR or AK, 3 magazines (no drum magazines)

Prerequisite: None

Duration: 1 day

Class Size: 12 students maximum

Round Count: 50 rounds of training ammo, more is always better

Cost: $100 (requires a $30 non-refundable deposit)

Range Fee: Included

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