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Date(s) - 04/06/2024 - 04/07/2024
All Day

St Joseph County Conservation Club

Fortress will be offering our standard 20-Hour Level I Handgun Course w/night shoot at the St Joseph County Conservation & Sportsman’s Club, April 6-7, 2024.

This class will run simultaneously with our Women’s Level I Course at the same facility, allowing couples and families to train the same weekend while offering a choice of pace, instructor, and environment.

Ages 18, and up.

500-rounds of pistol ammunition required.

Cost is $425 (Includes $10 range fee.)

[Rental guns and holsters are available, contact us for pricing]

Easy two-step sign up:

#1 – Submit Tuition (separate payment of $425 for each attendee)

Click HERE for payment link for credit or debit card

There is a NON-REFUNDABLE 3.5% processing fee when paying with credit or debit card. If you would like to avoid that possibility in case of cancellation, a check or money order may be mailed directly, along with a completed Student Sign Up Sheet, to our mailing address:

Fortress Defense
905 Joliet Street #162
Dyer, IN 46311

Checks must be received 10-days before class time. If this is a last minute sign up and you’d like to pay by check, please contact us for instructions on how to do so. 708-522-8060

#2 – Fill out a Student Sign-up Sheet.

Click HERE to submit a student sign up sheet.

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

For directions and hotel info contact Jeff Brazo, email:

Class size is limited – sign up immediately to hold your spot!

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.

A comprehensive review of this class by a past student can be read here.

Basic Equipment Requirements
– Functioning auto-loading pistol or revolver, with at least two spare magazines or speedloaders
– Proper belt holster specifically for your make and model
– Protective eye-wear
– Safety glasses
– Hat with brim
– Tactical-style flashlight (Tailcap button activated)

A complete list of the class details 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 in 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 on Saturday.

David Tyssen