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Level 1 Defensive Pistol
April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on April 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm
** U.S. FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES YOU TO BE A U.S. CITIZEN OR PERMANENT RESIDENT TO TAKE THIS CLASS. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW A VALID FORM OF CITIZENSHIP ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS **
This class is the first step in the building block process for our Defensive Firearms Series for Pistols. This course is designed to ground our students in the fundamentals of shooting; to master anything, one must first master the fundamentals. During the training you will develop the skills you need to be a proficient shooter, while learning to excel in the mechanical manipulation of your firearm. The course will focus on your safety, mindset, immediate and remedial action, round placement, target acquisition and self-confidence.
The instruction emphasizes the natural progression of each individual student. Our instructors focus on understanding your unique strengths and weaknesses, and strive to develop your individual skills. We begin with an initial assessment of each student and progress according to skill level. The objective of this course is to familiarize the shooter with the essential elements of effective shooting in order to build the shooter’s fundamentals to a proficient level. You will leave here both confident and proficient in handling and manipulating their weapon system.
Mindset – understanding the effects of stress and how to overcome them.
Characteristics of Handguns
Fundamentals of Marksmanship – Stance, Sight Management, Trigger Press and Follow Through
Presentation – Target Acquisition and Multiple Threat Engagement
Immediate and Remedial Action – Identifying and Eliminating Malfunctions
Reload Techniques – Speed and Tactical
Reaction – assessing your situation and acting in a controlled, effective and deliberate manner.
Intro to Movement
Participants: 10 Students Ages 21 and Up
Duration: 8 hours – Two (2) 4-hour sessions broken out over one (1) week
Ammunition Requirements: 400 rounds
Required Gear: Pistol, Strong side OWB belt holster, Magazines with total capacity of 45 rds., Magazine Holders, eye protection, and ear protection.
Recommended Gear: Drop pouch and cleaning kit.
Skills Prerequisites: Prior pistol experience (load, make ready, stance, grip, sights, trigger) – this is not a course for first-time shooters or those who are not already proficient in the safe handling of their firearm.
Valid forms of Citizenship Identification: Voter Registration Card, Passport, Birth Certificate, Certificate of Naturalization, Real ID.