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Our handgun course is led by our certificate NRA handgun instructor. The purpose of our course whether you own a handgun for (recreational, home defense or concealed carry); is to provide the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a handgun responsibly and safely.  Course covers the following and more:  

  • Gun owner’s responsibilities (safe storage, locking devices, etc.)

  • Pistol action types (single action, double action, semi-auto)

  • Causes of firearm accidents; rules for safe gun handling

  • Ammunition knowledge, malfunctions (misfire, hang fire, squib loads)

  • Fundamentals of shooting (grip, aiming, trigger pull, breathing) techniques

  • Loading, unloading (use snap caps), cocking, de-cocking 

  • Importance of legal protection coverage

  • This is a 3.5 hr. course 

  • Private group courses are available upon request! Call for details 

  • Additional training recommended: In order to receive a certificate you must complete the handgun course and a 1 hr. qualification session.

  • Additional advanced training: 1 hr. close encounter facing one or more perpetrators, deescalate an imitate threat, draw stroke, sight alignment, rapid fire training, misfires, and light tactical positions/shooting. 

We order our ammo from:  SGAmmo.com; www.sgammo.com





This seminar teaches easy to understand methods that you can use to increase your daily awareness and help prevent criminal confrontation. In just 3 hours you will increase your skill-set to develop a personal

safety strategy, including:

Predator/Criminal Mind

Human Trafficking

Self Defense Techniques 

Levels of Awareness

Physical Security

How perpetrators vet victims

Road rage

Kubaton, tactical pen, taser

Mental Preparedness

Common places of Attack (s)

Self-Defense Devices

Home Security

Cyber Security

Establishing personal boundaries

Auto attacks/security

Pepper Spray



Look for upcoming courses and register!


With over 45 yrs. of firearm experience I’m devoted to equipping you with the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to be a responsible handgun owner.

Every handgun owner must consider the importance of safety as a priority, gun storage from unauthorized persons, personal responsibility and proficiency.

Whether you’re a beginner or have handgun experience, I invite you to take the next step of your training with both our course time and live range time.

Hey Gary, just wanted to thank you again for the excellent gun training that you provided to us. What I learned in the first hour was more then I learned in a 4 hour session from the big name gun shops. Your enthusiasm is only matched by your gun knowledge. Looking forward to any future training.Thanks again. Bob


Thank you for the very informative information you so willing shared at the course.  Much appreciated.  I will share info with my friends so they can also participate in your courses. My husband and I both were excited after leaving and shared with several people. Martha

About the Instructor

Gary Smith

Certified NRA Handgun Instructor

  I'm a member and higly endorse U.S. Law Shield  (www.USLawShield.com).


         Contributor of "Wounded Warrior Project"





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COST: Beginning March 20, 2021 

Handgun Safety Course

Starting 3/20/21

$89.95/per person


Private Handgun Safety Course

Starting 3/20/21

$89.95/ten or more

Host is FREE!


  Attacked-Prevent Being Victimized


Starting 3/20/21


  Live Range Time

We supply everything

(Due to cost increase of ammo, and range time fee our total cost is $94.95. Bring your own ammo (25 rounds)and we deduct $15.00


Liability Purposes

Students ARE NOT to bring any firearms or live ammo to the course they attend.  PBD will provide for teaching purposes at each course: (2) semi-automatic handguns, double action revolver and a single action revolver.  

A "sirt" training handgun is used for student participation and additional training.    




                                                       2021 Handgun and Attack Course Schedule         

                             GARRETY GLASS CORPORATE OFFICE LOCATION:                                                                                                           Address: 2781 S. Queen St., Dallastown, Pa. 17313.  To pre-register call 1 (800) 829-4131

                                                               Handgun fee: $89.95;   Attack Course fee: $79.95

                                          Handgun                                       Sat.          Aug  14th                    8:30 am to 12 pm       Ages 14+

                                               Register for a course at Garrety location (York, Pa.)​ call:  1 (800) 829-4131 

      US Law shield “Use of Deadly Force” Seminar  Attorney Mike Giaramita teach a two-hour seminar on "Deadly Force" decision

        making in York PA, hosted by Point blank defense.  Mon., April 12th, 2021; 6:30 pm.  For details/registration click:             


                    YORK TOWNSHIP COURSES: All courses at the York Township you must pre-register at:

                       (717) 741-3861 Ext 129; www.yorktownshiprec.com   York Township (Park Building); 25 Oak St, York, PA 17402 

                        Handgun fee: $75.00 (resident); $80.00 (Non-resident);   Attack Course fee: $65.00 (resident); $70.00 (non-resident)

                                          Handgun                                       Thurs.      Aug       26th                5pm to 8:30pm          Ages 18+

                                          Attack                                            Thurs.      Sept     16th                 6pm to 8:30pm          All ages

                                          Handgun                                       Thurs.      Oct        14th                5pm to 8:30pm          Ages 18+

                                          Attack                                            Thurs.      Nov       18th                6pm to 8:30pm          All ages

                                          Handgun                                       Thurs.      Dec        16th               5pm to 8:30pm          Ages 18+

                                          Attack                                            Thurs.      Jan        13th 2022       6pm to 8:30pm          All ages

                     Lower Windsor Township: 2425 Craley Rd., Wrightsville, Pa. 17368. www.easternyorkrec.com   

                                          Handgun                                        Fri.           Oct         1st                5pm to 8:30pm     

                                          Attack                                             Fri.           Nov        12th              6pm to 8:30pm         

                     DOVER TOWNSHIP COURSES: All courses at the DoverTownship you must pre-register at: www.dovertwprec.com 

                        3700 Davidsburg Rd., Dover, Pa. 17315         

                                         Attack                                             Tues.        Aug     10th                 6pm to 8:30pm            

                                         Handgun                                        Thurs.      Sept      9th                  5pm to 8:30pm            

                      New location!!: (Handgun Course): 120 North St., York, Pa. 17403.                                                                                 

                         Spring Grove: 1472 Roth Church Rd, 17362  www.sgrprc.com

                                         Attack                                              Fri.           Aug    20th                  6pm to 8:30pm

                                    Handgun                                        Thurs.       Oct     21st                  5pm to 8:30pm   







                              Contact us at: Pointblankdefensellc@gmail.com; Call: 1 (800) 829-4131


After a 40 year layoff from shooting, I took it up again several years ago. I took the Basic Pistol course and right away learned several things I was not doing properly. The course is well presented and Gary took the time to answer questions as well as show examples of what he was presenting.  The hour spent on the range one on one with Gary was a tremendous way to reinforce what was taught in class.  I highly recommend taking this class and spending the hour on the range.


Our Point Blank Defense Seminar was an excellent and timely presentation of handgun safety. Gary presented in a clear, concise way that was engaging and informative. I would highly recommend this seminar for any handgun enthusiast.                                                                       Russ