Threat-Centered Revolver

You’ve Read The Book, Now Take The Class!

Do you carry a snubnose revolver in your pocket? Do you keep a full-sized four-inch wheelgun by your bed? Whether snubby or service revolver, knowing how to use it in a defensive shooting is critically important – that’s what Threat-Centered™ Revolver (TCR) is all about! Based on my  critically acclaimed book Defensive Revolver Fundamentals, this class will give you the skills you need to shoot efficiently and confidently when you really need to.

This class is similar in scope and format to my flagship Threat-Centered™ Handgun (TCH) course, but since it’s limited to just revolvers there is considerably more revolver-specific material. This focus allows the class to cover advanced techniques for handling the revolver that TCH simply doesn’t have time for. If you ever wanted to learn as much as you possibly could about using the revolver for self-defense, this is the class for you!

Optimized For The Wheelgun

Everything I’ve learned about self defense and about the revolver come together in TCR. If you go to a typical defensive shooting class you’ll find that the revolver instruction (if there is any at all) is from people who don’t really know the gun and don’t understand how to operate one when the body is in full alarm reaction mode.

In this class you’ll learn techniques that make it easier to use your revolver when your hands are shaking and your vision has changed. You’ll learn the most efficient way to reload the revolver in the face of danger, how to manipulate the heavy double-action trigger when you’re under stress, how to shoot your snubnose to the level of precision you need to hit your target accurately, what kind of ammunition is best for self defense, how to carry spare ammunition, how to manipulate and reload the revolver one-handed, and a whole lot more.

These are optimized defensive revolver skills taught by an expert, not rehashed gun magazine nonsense from someone who has never actually lived with a wheelgun!

Skills For The World You Live In

The skills you’ll learn in Threat-Centered™ Revolver will reflect how criminals really work. In the real world there usually isn’t any expectation that your attacker will stand still or that his accomplices will be conveniently next to him when you need to shoot. This class understands that! You’ll learn how to deal with more than one threat in your environment, the need for movement in your response, and how to recognize the level of precision you need to incapacitate your attacker.

You’ll learn how to train and practice so that you make (and implement) decisions more effectively; how to respond using the least amount of your defensive resources; how to prioritize your practice (and the important reasons why); and much, much more. When you finish this course you will be more prepared to deal with the kinds of situations you’re likely to face in your life!

Who Should Attend?

Threat-Centered™ Revolver is a class for anyone who has a revolver for self defense, or anticipates the need to use one for home or personal defense. It’s especially well suited for those with concealed carry licenses/permits (CCW). It’s suitable for both relatively new shooters and those with some experience under their belts, and I’ve had students from 18 to 70 years of age!

This class has a moderate level of physical activity, and we can work around any physical issues you might have.


The only prerequisite is a good grounding in safe gunhandling, and an understanding of how your revolver functions. (If you’re not sure about things like how to load and unload your revolver, we suggest taking a very basic entry-level class from a local instructor before signing up.)

What do you need to bring?
  • Your centerfire revolver
  • A holster which does not collapse when the gun is drawn
  • 500 rounds of ammunition (some ranges may have specific ammunition requirements; details when you register)
  • At least (2) speedloaders or SpeedStrips ™ (more is better)
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather (we do not cancel classes on account of rain!)
  • Beverages (water, juice, sports drinks; at least (1) quart/liter per day, more in hot weather)
  • Lunch (if the range does not have restaurants close by)
  • Note-taking items (notebook and pens/pencils)
  • Eye and ear protection (electronic hearing muffs are highly recommended)