The goals of this course are first, to make sure that you are SAFE and ACCURATE in the handling of your firearms. Second, to establish the foundation for follow-on defensive handgun training by teaching the student how to draw and engage a threat in a tactically sound manner. This is a full day course designed to take a student already familiar with handguns and teach them the skills necessary to draw from the holster and engage targets from 3 to 25 yards. It introduces the student to shooting on the move, 360 degree engagements, and emphasizes malfunction clearance and proactive sustainment.
-Proper draw and presentation
-Discuss and demonstrate proper equipment
-Fundamentals of pistol shooting: Sight alignment, sight picture, trigger control
-Proper fighting stance
-Accuracy versus speed
-Weapons manipulation--Know your gun!
-Maintenance and care for your gun
-Safety and accuracy qualification
-proactive and reactive
-Multiple target engagements
-Type 1, 2, and 3 malfunctions, how to avoid, how to cure
-Turning and pivoting to engage
-Shooting while moving forwards/backwards
Students should use their own handguns.
Holster (see what is acceptable here)
Minimum 3 magazines or speed loaders
Round count: 350
Ear protection, eye protection (wrap around)
Water bottles / Hydration system
Sun Screen / Insect repellent Comfortable and durable clothing (dress for the weather)
Concealment garment if desired
Students must have their own firearm and be able to demonstrate safe handling procedures. We recommend a safety training course prior to beginning the series.
Students must own a handgun and be familiar with safety protocols. A handgun safety course is preferred but not necessary.
All citizens wanting to take this class must possess at the time of their registration a valid concealed weapon carry permit from their state of residence. If your state has no permit, then a letter of reference from your local police chief stating your good intentions and standing under the law will suffice. You are not authorized to receive this training if you have prior felony convictions, history of domestic violence, substance abuse, or mental illness history.