The Defensive Pistol Course will focus on the techniques needed to develop a defensive mindset. The goal of the course will be to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. As a result of participating in this course, the student will be able to explain and demonstrate the following: How to apply the Rules for Safe Gun Handling when carrying a concealed firearm, basic principles of concealment, the difference between cover and concealment, drawing from the holster, levels of mental awareness, developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal protection, clearing common stoppages, use of pocket pistols, and more.
The following topics will be reviewed in the course:
- The importance of carrying and using a pistol responsibly and ethically for personal protection- How the Rules for Safe Gun Handling are applied to concealed carry- Basic principles of concealment- Presenting a pistol - re-holster- Mental awareness- Mental preparation to develop a defensive mindset for carrying and using a pistol for personal protection- Techniques for avoiding life-threatening confrontations- Explain the psychological and physiological changes that may occur during an attack- Flash sight picture- Reloading under stress- Clear common stoppages- Immediate Action Drills- Cover and concealment- Presenting a pistol from concealment and shoot targets at varying distances- .....and moreThere will also be shooting qualification in order to pass the class.
DRILLS Close-Quarter Concealment Drills - No Time Limit3-Yard - Single & Double5-Yard - Single, Double & Triple tap7-Yard - Double & Triple tap Close-Quarter Concealment Drills - Random Time limits from 5 down to one second per shot.3-Yard - Single & Double5-Yard - Single, Double & Triple tap7-Yard - Double & Triple tap Shoot-Move DrillLeft Move, 7-Yard - Initial Load 5 to 8 rounds, reload 2 to 3 rounds - Maximum of 2 seconds per shotRight Move, 7-Yard - Initial Load 5 to 8 rounds, reload 2 to 3 rounds - Maximum of 2 seconds per shoot Reload Drills7-Yard - Initial Load 3 to 5 rounds, reload 2 to 3 rounds - No Time Limit7-Yard - Initial Load 3 to 5 rounds, reload 2 to 3 rounds - Progression from 20 to 10 to 5 secs Immediate Action (malfunction) Drills - Instructor loads magazine/revolverMalfunction in middle of loadMalfunction at end of loadMalfunction at beginning of load Intermediate Timed Fired Concealment Drills- Maximum of 4 seconds per shot10-Yard - Double, Triple & 6-Shot15-Yard - Triple & 6-Shot Squat Drill7-Yard - Initial Load 5 to 8 rounds, reload 2 to 3 rounds - No Time Limit Advanced Drills (Optional)15-yard - 2-1-1 Body Armor Drill from Position of Cover7-yard - 2-2-2 Body Armor Drill while moving to opponent weak side Qualification -Practice Qualification Course of Fire (live NOT timed)Practice Qualification Course of Fire (live and timed)Qualification Course of Fire (up to 3 attempts in course)Target will be an NRA D-1 target and 34 shots must be in the scoring ring to pass the course.
Firearm, Holster and Ammo Requirements:
Your firearm must be fully functional, have all factory-installed safety devices intact, and have no dangerous modifications (such as a "hair" triggers less than 4 pounds, removed trigger guard, etc.). "Pocket Pistols" are not allowed due to their very small size and difficulty of use. Holstersmust correctly fit the firearm, completely cover the trigger guard and remain open when the firearm is removed. Factory ammunition is required, NO reloads. Electronic hearing protection is mandatory and is available at numerous retailers. Minimum age is 21 if taking the course unaccompanied. Minimum age is 18 if taking the course with a parent or guardian. You will need 300 to 400 rounds of ammunition, firearm, holster, concealment garment such as a jacket etc, 2 extra magazines or speed loaders, eye protection is also required. Knee & elbow pads are also highly recommended, your firearm should be 9mm or larger caliber. Shoes – comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion