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DEFENSIVE PISTOL

DEFENSIVE PISTOL COURSE

This dynamic and fast paced pistol course is designed with beginners in mind.  Throughout this four-phase program you will learn in a fun and energetic atmosphere how to perform with your combat pistol.  This four phase course is designed to walk the participant through the learning process of combat pistol marksmanship; this differs from competitive shooting. 

Semi automatics are recommended, but revolvers may be utilized if that is the participants preferred firearm. (Contact the instructors in advance if you intend to utilize a revolver during class)

Chest, shoulder, ankle and cross draw holsters are not allowed for any combat pistol phase.

DEFENSIVE PISTOL 1

This class was previously called Make Your Gun Run.

The focus of this four hour course is to get you more fluid and consistent with holster draws and magazine changes; both speed reloads and tactical reloads.  We also cover magazine malfunction drills and barricade shooting. In addition, we will also cover:

  • magazine retention
  • positioning of magazines on your body
  • pistol malfunction drills
  • practice clearing malfunctions such as failure to fire, double feeds, and stove pipes

You will be proficient at clearing.

Phase 1

  • 2 Hours Classroom
  • 2 Hours Range Time

Required:

  • Your Firearm
  • 2 Magazines
  • 250 Rounds of Ammo
  • A Practical Holster
  • 4 to 6 Snap Caps or Dummy Rounds
  • Eye and Ear Protection

DEFENSIVE PISTOL 2

This class is combined from Bad Guy Blow Out and Zero Distance Pistol.

This class will focus on transitioning from one target to the second target with quick subtle movements for faster shot placement with and without cover.  We will also revisit barricade shooting with the addition of multiple targets.

Most shooting encounters happen within five feet. The techniques learned and practiced in this class will give you the skill to engage a target at extreme close range accurately and safely, without seeing the sights on your pistol. These techniques are to be utilized within 5 feet.

Phase 2

  • 2 Hours Classroom
  • 2 Hours Range Time

Required:

  • Your Firearm
  • 2 Magazines
  • 250 Rounds of Ammo
  • A Practical Holster
  • Eye and Ear Protection

DEFENSIVE PISTOL 3

This class was previously called Scoot and Shoot.

  • Review barricade shooting
  • Review malfunction drills
  • Moving and shooting

The rest of the class will be spent developing the technique to move forward, backward and laterally while engaging a target or multiple targets.

Techniques taught here are different than those used by IDPA and IPSC shooters. 

This Phase is the most fun part of the course and also the most challenging.  All aspects of phase I and II are incorporated into these drills.

Phase 3

  • 1 Hour Classroom
  • 3 Hours Range Time

Required:

  • Your Firearm
  • 2 Magazines
  • 250 Rounds of Ammo
  • A Practical Holster
  • Eye and Ear Protection

DEFENSIVE PISTOL 4

This class was previously called Low Light – No Light Pistol.

Review moving and shooting.

Skills taught in this class are meant to help you in a fight for your life against a motivated attacker that has decided to harm you or your family.  You will learn several techniques to shoot your firearm while using a flashlight.  We will cover and practice four different light techniques to engage your target as well as lighting techniques to move from one point to another.  You will also learn to recognize armed and unarmed people.  Let us help you find the technique that works best for you. 

Phase 4

  • 1 Hour Classroom
  • 3 Hours Range Time

Required:

  • Your Firearm
  • 2 Magazines
  • 250 Rounds of Ammo
  • A Practical Holster
  • A Flashlight
  • Eye and Ear Protection

Each Class Fee is $150

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