Stockpile Defense Training
Watchmen Tactical
Level 1 Handgun Training (ECWL)

Firearm Training (Level 1 Handgun)

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Gun training through your favorite gun shop!

With the explosion of gun sales in America, people are buying guns for protection and security, but with little to no idea how to use them for those purposes. Watchmen Training teaches simple, easily applied principles for safe and tactical gun handling, which results in confidence when you need to use your gun. The main focus in all of our handgun training is to prepare you for that moment that we hope and pray never comes: when you may have to defend life with your handgun.


Handgun Training covers everything from a basic understanding of the function and purpose of the handgun to fundamental principles and skills, and on to more advanced training, refining those foundational skills to become a master of your handgun. We offer a series of ongoing training to bring you to that place where you are confident and competent.


Our Level 1 Handgun class gives you the necessary training to be a responsible gun owner and carrier while exceeding the State of Idaho’s requirements for an Enhanced Concealed Weapons License (ECWL). In the classroom portion, we cover home safety, basic weapon handling and marksmanship, and principles of concealed carry. Then we put it into practice on the range.


This is a two-day course that starts with a four to five-hour interactive classroom setting where we will present the how-tos of safe and tactical handgun use. This portion of the class will be done at Stockpile Defense.


Here are some questions this class will answer:

  • What are the cardinal rules of handgun safety?
  • How do I safely and tactically operate my handgun?
  • What handgun functions are critical to know to defend myself or others?
  • How do I know if I am in a deadly force situation?
  • How and when do I use my handgun to defend myself or others?
  • How does repetitive, technically perfect training affect my abilities with my handgun?
  • What do I need to do after a deadly force encounter?
  • What is the significance and/or importance of ongoing training?
  • What are the rules for carrying a handgun in Idaho?
  • What are the benefits of the Idaho Enhanced Concealed Weapons Permit?


The second part of this class is four to five hours on the range. In this portion of the class, we will conduct a safety brief and go over the rules of the range and then do dry practice, implementing the skills discussed in the classroom portion. After dry practice, we will conduct live-fire drills, focusing on learning and practicing the fundamental principles of tactical handgun manipulation. Those who attend and complete this class in its entirety will receive a certificate of completion to be used in applying for an Idaho ECWL.


Equipment:- Please visit the “Additional Info” tab above.


$160 / Person

Additional information

Level 1 Handgun
Enhanced CWL / Basic Pistol Class


Thank you for your interest in the Watchmen Tactical Training Level One Handgun Class presented by Stockpile Defense. First and foremost, this is a physically demanding class. We will be standing and moving on uneven terrain for 4 hours. Each student must also be strong enough to safely manipulate and control their firearm. If you have any questions about the requirements for this class, please ask before signing up.)


Please understand that the State statute for the Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit requires 8 hours of training. We break our class down into 2 separate days as follows:


Classroom Presentation: (Day 1)

This portion includes practical breakouts, discussions, and exercises. This portion will run from 5:00 pm to approximately 9:00 pm on either a Thursday or Friday and will be held at Stockpile Defense. Please arrive at 4:30 pm at the latest so we can ensure all equipment is secured. Stockpile Defense opens at 10:00 am.

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Equipment needed for the classroom: Firearm, 3 Magazines, holster, Belt, magazine holders, eye and ear protection, baseball cap, plus any other gear you plan on using at the range. We will be going over the proper use and placement of gear. Also, bring a notepad and pen for taking notes.

(NOTE: please ensure that NO AMMUNITION is brought into the classroom.)


Range Presentation: (Day 2)

The next portion of the class will be the range portion which will be the next day


We will meet at the Black’s Creek Public Shooting Range 2420 E Kuna Mora Rd, Kuna, ID 83634 for one last class session and then head out to the desert for the range portion. Depending on the needs and abilities of the students, this session should run for about four hours.



  • Firearm (NO .22’S)
  • (3) magazines
  • Holster
  • Magazine pouch (Preferably Double Pouch)
  • Sturdy Belt
  • 200 Rounds of Ammunition
  • Hearing Protection
  • Eye Protection
  • Hat with a brim
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Food & Water


Please ensure you bring appropriate clothing/jackets/etc. for the weather



The range portion of the training consists of an empty gun and magazine practice (dry practice) followed by live fire drills, focusing on learning/practicing the fundamental principles of tactical handgun manipulation.

If you have any questions please contact us using the contact info listed below.


Stockpile Defense

10178 W Fairview Ave
Boise ID 83704


Upcoming Dates

(Fri/Sat) July 29th/30th, (Thur/Fri) August 25th/26th, (Thur/Fri) September 29th/30th, (Thur/Fri) October 27th/28th, (Thur/Fri) November 17th/18th, (Thur/Fri) December 15th/16th


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