​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Upcoming Course Schedule:​​


  • Sunday May 5, 2024                  N.R.A. Basic Pistol Course / North End G.C.
  • Sunday May 19, 2024                Stop The Bleed - EDCCM (Level 1) / Ridge & Valley G.C.
  • Sunday June 16, 2024                Defensive Handgun (Tier I) /Ridge & Valley G.C.
  • Sunday June 23, 2024              National Train A Teacher's Day /North End G.C.
  • Saturday July 20, 2024             Defensive Handgun Dynamics (Day 1) / Ridge & Valley G.C.
  • Sunday July 21, 2024                Defensive Handgun Dynamics (Day 2) /North End G.C.
  • Sunday September 29, 2024      Defensive Handgun (Tier III) / Topton G.C.


                                     The Rest of the 2024 Schedule Out Soon!!

          Click on below tabs for course information                         


We are beginning our Defensive Handgun Series again!!  It is a four day course offered one day a

a month introducing and practicing a philosophy requiring few techniques; easily understood and 

utilized for protection while stationary, moving, or from behind cover.  Various techniques are

shown and practiced through each Tier so that EACH student can find what techniques (and equipment) work best for them.  

Tier I          is an introduction to our defense philosophy, mindset, and various techniques.

                  These are practiced in both classroom and live fire settings.

Tier II         is a more practical application of these techniques, allowing each student to determine

                           what is working, what needs tweaking, or what might need to be re-evaluated and

                  changed.  In this class, we introduce low light considerations and Alternative Force.

Tier III        is a class dedicated to when "the situation isn't perfect."  We work on counter ambush

                  defense, close quarters; situations that can occur as a result of living our daily lives. 

                  This is our "what if" course.  

Tier III-SC   is a CLOSED course for Tier III graduates only.  It is purely student driven dealing with

                  special considerations, follow ups, or other topics and concerns our students have.

Tiers IV & V are reserved for law enforcement, tactical teams, military and special operations only.

​Course/Match Registration:

South Mountain Defense​

P.O. Box 94

​Old Zionsville, PA.  18068

​(610) 966 - 7582