If you regularly carry a micro handgun as a primary firearm or as a back up gun, come take a class that focuses on your needs.  

Micro Handguns, Mouse Guns, Pocket Rockets, Snub Noses; they go by different names and come in different types. We are talking about the litany of tiny .22, .380 pistols and snub nose revolvers that have flooded the market in the past several years.  Typically, they come with a ~2 inch or shorter barrel, have limited capacity of 5 or 6 rounds, and are chambered in .380 auto for semi automatic guns or .38 special for revolvers.  

With the rise of conceal carry, the proliferation of these tiny pistols has also risen.  These guns don't operate or run like normal handguns.  Their main advantage, due to their size, is the ease and comfort at which they can be concealed.  Their main disadvantage is.............everything else.  Difficult to shoot accurately and heavy on felt recoil, they also have a limited ammunition capacity and are generally chambered in less than ideal calibers.

Please note: there are no prerequisites for this course, that said we would discourage you from taking this as your first handgun course.  Tiny guns are more difficult to handle and can easily discourage first time shooters (and leave them with a sore hand).  Know what you are getting into before you sign up.

Topics Covered:

  • Universal & Omnipresent Gun Safety Rules

  • The role of micro pistols

  • The different rules of a micro handgun

  • Reloading procedures and techniques

  • Malfunction clearance

  • Single hand only techniques

  • Long distance shooting with a micro handgun

What To Bring:

  • An open, teachable mind

  • Micro Handgun: defined as a small pistol with ~2in barrel, that holds no more than 6 rounds in the magazine, chambered in .22, .380, .38 special, 25 ACP, etc…

    • Examples: Ruger LCR, Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 380, Smith and Wesson J Frame Revolver, Ruger LCP, Sig Sauer P238, etc…

    • Please note: we’d encourage you to treat your small frame 9mm pistols (G43, S&W Shield, P365, Walther CCP, etc…) as full size guns and attend our Handgun 201 course.

  • Note Taking Gear

  • Holster (that completely covers the trigger guard), a pocket holster or ankle holster is fine. Bring the holster you typically carry the gun in.

  • Seasonally appropriate clothing suited to dynamic activity (no sandals/shorts), all shooting is outdoors

  • Bag lunch

  • Ear and Eye protection

  • Weapon lube and tools

  • Water bottle

  • 650 rounds

  • At least 3 working magazines or 1 speed reloader for revolvers

Prerequisites: None. 

Physical Fitness Level Required: Standing for long portions of time, some kneeling, walking and laying down required.  We can work around any preexisting injuries.

There are currently no Micro Pistol Classes scheduled for 2019. Please see our homepage with a complete list of all upcoming classes.

Citadel Defense Refund Policy:
All class registrations are non refundable.  With prior notice we can switch you to a different class or someone else can take the class in your place. 

All no shows will receive no refund or class switching opportunity.