Advanced Defensive Pistol
Advanced Defensive Pistol
This class is designed for a person who possesses demonstrable competency with the handgun. This class should be taken by the intermediate to advanced shooter.
- Demonstrated skill in drawing and firing a handgun from the strong side belt carry(including from underneath concealment, such as a jacket or pullover), and a solid understanding of the fundamentals of marksmanship and firearms safety rules.Â The student should be competent in speed and tactical re-loading, malfunction clearances, strong hand only and weak hand only shooting, distance shooting (out to twenty-five yards), and the ability to move with the firearm .
- Completion of the Concealed Carry Draw Course or credentials from a recognized shooting school will suffice for proof of competency.
- You should be in adequate physical shape to perform all the drills conducted on the range, including the ability to shoot on the move (forward, rearward, diagonally, and to the side), to engage targets behind simulated cover, pivot shooting and moving to field expedient positions, to move and work as a team with another shooter, to engage targets from unusual positions, and to move quickly from one location to another.
This will be an intensive, demanding class designed to increase the student’s performance under stressful conditions.Â Shooting scenarios will range from moderate to very difficult.Â Appropriate techniques for dealing with difficult and unusual shooting problems will be taught and applied. These will range from difficult hostage taker problems at extended distances to drawing and firing from the pocket.
You will need the following equipment for the class:
- Two hundred fifty (250 rounds) of ammunition. Calibers has a large selection.
- Any medium/large handgun will work, including revolvers. The gun should be a major caliber weapon (9mm, .40, .357 Sig., .38/.357 magnum, .45, etc.). Small handguns present drawing, reloading, malfunction, distance shooting, and weak hand manipulation issues. It is best to participate in this class with an adequate handgun. Very large, heavy revolvers will likewise not result in the best learning experience.
- Three (3) magazines or three (3) revolver speed loaders.
- A sturdy strong side holster (straight drop is best, with no forward or rearward cant), a thick belt (double thickness is best, 1 Â¼â€ to 1 Â½â€ wide) to secure the holster, and a magazine carrier.
- A flashlight with a rear mounted pressure switch, also available at Calibers.
- An open front jacket or vest (zipper or button) with which you would normally conceal the weapon.
- A pullover shirt, sweatshirt, t-shirt etc. with which you would normally conceal the weapon.
- Sturdy, comfortable shoes appropriate for moving and standing for long periods.
- Eye and ear protection (Calibers has free loaner equipment).
- Knee and elbow pads are recommended, not required.
- How to draw and fire a smaller handgun from the pocket will be discussed. If you have one, please bring it to the class. The firearm should be appropriately sized for the pocket. We will have a few guns available for use and demonstration. The use of backup weapons will also be discussed and taught.
- A sharpie/permanent marker.
There is a limited capacity to loan holsters and magazine carriers for 1911 style and Glock handguns. The Instructor will need advance notice if you cannot obtain an adequate holster and want to use what he has.Â The most common difficulty in learning how to draw the weapon efficiently and smoothly is inappropriate or inadequate belt equipment: Â poor quality holsters, flimsy/thin belts, flimsy pants with inadequate belt loops, etc. Â Â These types of inadequate equipment will greatly diminish your learning experience in the class.
Brief breaks will be given, and there will be a thirty (30) minute lunch break. If you have special needs or dietary restrictions please plan accordingly.
Lastly, this class is restricted to twelve (12) persons, and will fill quickly, so please respond ASAP. Please be courteous to Calibers and others by not cancelling at the last minute or failing to show up. It prevents other interested CCW persons from attending.
For general question about the class, contact Jordan Nighbert at 505-797-9715 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to contact the instructor directly, you can do so at 505-263-8750 and email@example.com.
*Cancellation/Reschedule Policy: We require 1 week notice in the event that you cannot make a course. Students who cancel within 1 week of the course will forfeit their course fee. In the event of a medical or other emergency, we will waive the cancellation fees but we will require satisfactory documentation of said emergency. Students are allowed a maximum of 2 reschedules after which they will be charged a $25 administrative fee.