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Firearms Instruction – Madison

Twisted Fitness is Proud to offer Firearms Instruction in Madison.  To Register for a class, simply click the class link (Highlighted in Red) and follow the instructions.   If there is not a class currently scheduled, please click “request a class” and we will be notified and will schedule a class in the near future! 

Embracing our Self Defense mindset, Twisted Fitness offers Firearms and alternative self defense education here in Madison.  Twisted Fitness is excited to be a proud partner of the USCCA!  We offer Safety and training courses for all skill levels.  However, even if you have ZERO experience with firearms, we’ll get you started.   We offer a variety of Classes from a basic handgun class, to high level Defensive shooting classes. 

Interested in a Concealed Carry License for the state of Wisconsin?  Our Certified Instructors can provide you with the knowledge and recourses necessary to obtain a license.  Furthermore, we will also accommodate small group training and will work in the field with churches, scouting, etc.  See the full list of classes below to find what you are looking for.  Don’t see a class on the schedule?  Click HERE to request a class or with any questions.


Firearms Classes:

Wisconsin CCW and Home Defense Course:  This 4 Hour course provides you with a comprehensive breakdown of the Laws for the State of Wisconsin.   We will discuss:

  • Situational awareness and how to keep yourself safe. 
  • Break down use of force and when it is acceptable to use lethal force.
  • What to do in the aftermath of a self defense situation  
  • Basic Firearms Safety and Operation.
  • Alternative Protection Measures (Taser, Pepper Spray, etc) 

This class provides you all the knowledge and certification necessary to obtain a CCW license for the State of Wisconsin.

Basic Handgun Class: Handgun Basics – 2-2.5 hours class time -This hands-on class will teach you:

  • Takedown, cleaning and proper storage of your handgun
  • Choosing the correct ammunition
  • How to safely clear common firearm malfunctions
  • Proper stance, grip, use of sights, and trigger control to improve your accuracy
  • Using laser systems, dry firing and at home drills to improve defensive accuracy and

This class will help prepare you for the live fire range course that we offer, Defensive
Shooting Fundamentals 1 (DSF 1).

Defensive shooting fundamentals 1: In this live fire, small group setting you will learn:

  • Proper grip, stance and kinesthetic alignment
  • When and how to use sighted vs. unsighted fire
  • Defensive accuracy at a variety of distances
  • Balancing speed and precision in a defensive situation
  • Trigger control

This class will qualify you to attend the Defensive Shooting Fundamentals 2 (DSF2)

Defensive shooting fundamentals 2:In this live fire, small group Level 2 course we will build on the skills learned in the Defensive Shooting Fundamentals 1 course. You will learn:

  • Emergency Reloads
  • Working with the body’s natural reactions during a Dynamic Critical Incident
  • Incorporating the Defensive mindset into our Balance of Speed and Precision Drills
  • Incorporating Lateral Movement Into our Drills
  • Introduction to presentation from the Holster

Intro to the Modern Sporting Rifle:    

  • Introduction to America’s most popular sporting rifle
  • Discuss Common misconceptions regarding the AR15 and similar Platforms
  • Common Uses in Sport and Home Defense
  • Learn Maintenance, breakdown/field stripping, cleaning, and general operation
  • Discuss all the options for upgrades and accessories
  • Learn how to properly hold, operate, and shoot (including Live fire) 

Modern Sporting Rifle Fundamentals – Level 1: In this live fire, small group setting you will learn:

  • Basic operations, gear, and options
  • Zeroing the Rifle
  • Proper grip, stance and sight alignment
  • Target Transition Skills
  • Height over bore assessment
  • Defensive accuracy at a variety of distances 

Women’s Handgun and Self Defense Fundamentals:

  • Situational awareness
  • Common types of handguns
  • Ammunition types, malfunctions
  • Firearms handling skills
  • Defensive pistol fundamentals
  • The use of deadly force

Alternative Self Defense and Safety Courses:


  • This is the Official STOP THE BLEED® Course
  • Learn how to use Tourniquets, Quick clot, and Wound Packing 
  • Discuss how to handle trauma from serious injuries in order to save lives – SECONDS COUNT!!!

Women’s Personal Safety Event: 

  • This women’s only personal safety event will cover key tips for avoiding and preventing dangerous encounters
  • How to establishing appropriate boundaries
  • When “force” can legally be used to defend yourself
  • Methods of personal protection
  • There is no live fire in this introductory module.

NRA Certified Range Safety Officer Training:

  • Become an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • Learn how to safely run a firing line
  • Do’s and don’ts of Range Operation
  • Safety Standards and the importance of a properly trained RSO

This Class will Qualify you to apply to be a certified RSO under the NRA

Managing Unknown Contacts:

  • Quite Possibly the most important Self Defense class you will ever take!
  • Discuss how to handle an encounter with a stranger that has the potential to turn violent
  • Learn how to deal with an overly aggressive stranger without bringing a firearm into play
  • Learn telltale warning signs, de-escalation techniques, proper use of verbal commands, and self-defense techniques
  • Learn how to stop a violent attack before it ever starts

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