If you want to learn…


Shooting with speed


Shooting with accuracy


Multiple targets


From multiple positions


Working with cover


Drawing from concealment


Decision making under stress


Speed and tactical reloading


Malfunction clearing under duress

This course is for you.

About Guardian Essentials

Take your skills to the next level

This 1-day course is packed with drills, techniques, and knowledge to take your pistol skills to the next level. Our Guardian Essentials course will teach you modern techniques and tactics from a certified NRA instructor.

With this advanced course, you’ll feel more confident with better marksmanship, speed and tactical skill. Knowing how to respond to potential threats, and how to keep your family safe from danger.

Learn how to win Gunfights

We’ve distilled modern gunfighting down to its most basic form and science…

Spend time learning only what you ACTUALLY NEED

In a class teaching only what is proven to be effective in

Winning gunfights


Using Cover

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Firing positions

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Learn how to…

Shoot with Speed...

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and Accuracy...

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on Multiple Targets

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Guardian Essentials

About Guardian Essentials

Read to take your concealed carry skills to the next level?

In Guardian Essentials, you will become familiar with modern pistol techniques and drills, marksmanship, gun handling and mindset.  Through our systematic methodology you will achieve confidence, competence, with new skills and best of all, the confidence to respond properly to a threat, should one occur.

Advanced Concealed Carry techniques

In this 1-day course, we start out with the basic fundamentals, but then we advance quickly throughout the day. Participants will need to be prepared to come ready to learn and alert as it will require focused effort at all times to successfully accomplish the course objectives.  Newer shooters with solid fundamentals and are willing to work hard should be able to accomplish much with this course. Experienced shooters will also benefit from the methodical approach to fundamentals in the beginning but will also be really challenged later in the day.

Class curriculum will cover the following:


  • Fundamentals Overview
  • Ready Positions
  • Concepts of Aiming
  • Target Presentation
  • Shooting with Speed AND Accuracy
  • Positional Shooting (Standing, Crouched, and Kneeling)
  • Working with Cover
  • Drawing from a Concealed Holster
  • Performing Reloads
  • Type 1 and Type 2 Malfunction Clearing
  • Shooting and Moving
  • Multiple Targets
  • Decision-making under Stress
  • Final exercises that will test your skills and abilities learned throughout the day

This Guardian Essentials – Pistol course is part of a curriculum from ConcealedCarry.com that is a culmination of teaching thousands of students; studying, interviewing and taking courses from many of the great instructors of the modern fighting pistol and techniques. We have distilled modern gunfighting down to its most basic form and science and only spend time teaching what you ACTUALLY NEED and what is PROVEN to be EFFECTIVE in WINNING GUNFIGHTS!!

You will not find this exact course or curriculum anywhere else! You will find portions of it and pieces that inspired it elsewhere, but you will not find all those courses in one place taught in one class in one day like you will here in Guardian Essentials – Pistol.

Ready to Enroll in The Class?

Hold up; not just yet… Please read some important information about what students will need for this class…

Students will have to meet these prerequisites and bring the following:

Have previously attended a basic handgun safety course, CCW course, NRA Basic Pistol course or a similar, or can demonstrate a substantial familiarity with firearms (this is NOT a course to learn how to operate a firearm — you should already be familiar with your firearm, holster, sights, loading your firearm, etc.)

Watch several preparatory videos in advance of the course date (videos provided after signing up for the course and total less than 30 minutes of total material)

Be physically capable of walking, running, kneeling, standing, sitting, etc. If you have physical limitations, we will do our best to accommodate you. Please let us know ahead of time if you require special accommodations.

A handgun that is appropriate for CCW and defensive shooting
* Micro compact guns are not preferred as your primary firearms—Ruger LCP, S&W Bodyguard and similar. You may have opportunities to try your micro pistols at an appropriate time, but you will struggle throughout the day if your primary pistol is one of these types.
* Double-stack mid-sized or full-sized semi-autos are preferred—Glock 19 or similar—but not absolutely necessary. Slightly smaller carry pistols (Glock 43, S&W Shield, Ruger LC9, etc.) have been used successfully in this course, but they are more difficult to shoot than their slightly larger counterparts.
* We want you to use what you will actually carry or defend your home with. But with smaller guns, they will be more difficult to shoot quickly and accurately, and you will be required to reload more often.

A MINIMUM of 3 magazines for double-stack guns, and a MINIMUM of 5 magazines for single-stack guns.

An appropriate holster—a concealment holster is preferred, but not necessary. OWB holsters are acceptable as well. The following holsters are not allowed for primary use: ankle, thigh, bra, crossdraw. This is for the safety of other students on the firing line. If one of these styles of holsters is your primary daily carry holster, please let us know, and we will give you an opportunity to train with these at an appropriate time during the course.

Appropriate clothing for the shooting and weather conditions: Pants, No low-collared or V-neck shirts, Hat with a forward-facing brim, Good shoes or boots, Kneepads if you want or have knee problems as there will be some kneeling and shooting, Coat/Jacket depending on weather, shooting gloves if desired. We will generally still hold this class regardless of the weather, so come prepared to be hot, cold, wet, or frozen.


Don’t worry, this class is designed for someone who already took a basic CCW Class and is ready for the next step. You don’t need to be an expert shooter… and in fact if you have prior tactical shooting training this may not be for you.  You will be standing next to other gun owners who are ready to learn and excited to take the next step forward on the Armed Citizen Journey to being a Guardian!

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Raising the standard for Armed Defense

The Fight is Coming.
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what They’re Saying

Client Testimonials

There are plenty of instructors in the business to make money; however, Right Sight Training is in the business to teach you to be a better firearms owner.

His passion for the training and safety of the gun owner is unsurpassed. His commitment to his students is exceptional. If you are struggling to qualify with your firearm, he has 22 caliber pistols for rent and they shoot very straight. RST’s top instructor is nationally recognized by Guardian Nation and concealed carry.com. I earned my CC at Right Sight Training’s CCH class and have been inspired by the owner to continue training and learning about the CC life. It is worth it to get your CC from this exceptional instructor! Friends have taken their CC class from Right Sight Training and had a great experience.

I look forweard to more advanced training classes in the future from this instructor!

Ken B.

What a wonderful instructor!  His extensive knowledge allowed him to present complicated legal issues in such a way, that not only did we understand it, we were able to immediately apply this knowledge to real world situations discussed in class.

He is an excellent communicator that was very attentive, patient and answered all questions.

As a newbie, the classroom laser target practice really helped me to feel more comfortable. As we know, experience = knowledge = confidence. I recommend his classes to all gun owners, regardless of experience. He is the real deal.

**Tip: I highly recommend using his field kit for the shooting range portion of the class.  You’re welcome.

Joanna W.


I absolutely would recommend this class to ANYONE! Even if you weren’t necessarily interested in openly carrying a firearm in public. It teaches you the essentials needed to protect yourself if a situation were to arise. Teaches you gun safety. which was the most important reason I chose to take the class.

I knew the basics… pull trigger boom, boom,boom, hand the firearm back to my husband to “work his magic”. (Inserting the next clip in and cocking back) I have been around guns my whole life and didn’t have the proper training. Looking back it’s kinda scary. I would rather learn about firearms then be scared of them.

It truly gave me the confidence and knowledge needed to safely operate a firearm and the laws and responsibilities that go along with it! The gun simulation was so much fun. Everyone I have told about the simulator didn’t even have that technology in their class. Which came as a surprise! Mr. Baxter kept it interesting and educational with real life scenarios. I would give this class 10 stars as you can’t really put a star rating on saving the people you love. I look forward to more advanced classes with Mr. Baxter!

Ciera J.

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