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Date & Time
Date(s) - 10/02/2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

St Joseph County Conservation Club

Fortress is offering our 1-day Introduction to Defensive Handgun Class, Sunday, October 2, 2022, in Sturgis, Michigan.

Ages 18, and up.

Cost is $195

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Paypal fee of 3% is non-refundable. If you would like to avoid that possibility in case of cancellation, a check or money order can be mailed directly with Student Sign Up Sheet to our mailing address:

Fortress Defense
905 Joliet Street #162
Dyer, IN 46311

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If this is your first time training with us, we ask that you review our Terms and Conditions for Training with Fortress page.

Question: What sets you class apart from the others?

Answer: We immerse you in information and techniques that actually apply to your life. We give you what you need and nothing you don’t! You learn how to live with your gun, in every sense of the word. From loading, unloading, and chamber check, to carry methods and using public restrooms while armed. We teach you not only how to win the fight, but how to avoid it in the first place. We take you from the moment you holster your gun at the start of your day, to interacting with police and the legal aftermath of a lethal force encounter.


Class is run with concealed carry in mind.

You will need:

– Proper belt holster for your specific make and model handgun, inside or outside the waistband.
– At least 1 spare magazine or speedloader (for revolvers)
– Magazine (or speedloader) carrier for your belt.
– Proper belt that can hold the weight of your holstered pistol.
– A cover garment (jacket, vest, etc…)
– Hearing and eye protection.
– A hat with a brim.
– Whatever food, drinks, and medication you will need to survive the day.
– Pen/pencil, notepad
– Folding/lawn chair
– At least 200 rounds of quality training ammunition for your firearm.

A complete detailed list of our recommended holsters and gear will be emailed to you upon sign up.

Recommended hotel:

Holiday Inn Express
45 750 N
Howe, IN 46746
(260) 562-3660

There is also a Hampton Inn in Howe, as well as lodging in Three Rivers, MI – all are within 15-minutes of the range.

St. Joseph County C.C. is on EASTERN time! We start class at 9am EASTERN.