ONLINE PISTOL TRAINING COURSES

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Hybrid Concealed Carry Course - Basic

This is the required state of Florida certification for the basic safety course, that covers firearms safety, on range qualification, individual legal responsibility, Florida law requirements, basic safe handling and draw procedures. Cost includes class, instruction on how to apply and all class room materials.


This class utilizes simulated weapons to perform weapons handling and functions. There is no range time, however, a student must show the proper use and handling of a firearm. There is a qualification course.


Duration of course: Self paced study

Qualification: 10 minutes

Course Tuition: $100


Course Outline:

Firearms Safety

Laws governing the use of force

FL State Statue 776.013

Definition of Self Defense

Forcible Felonies

Warning Shots

Defense of Property

Defense of Others

CCW Requirements / Application / Restrictions / Exceptions

Traffic Stops

Lawyers


Online training course the in-person qualification. Students DO NOT need to bring their own handgun, eye & ear protection and/or ammunition. These items are not needed in the classroom and can be left in the vehicle. 

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NRA New Shooter Seminar

Non-shooting course that teaches students the basic knowledge and skills to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms/ammunition in the home.


This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearm accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. 


Duration: Self-paced Online

Course Tuition: $75

 

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Firearm Safety for Children

This course is designed for children, 17 and younger, to learn about Firearm Safety.


This course is designed for parents who want to teach their children about firearm safety. Whether you have firearms in the home or not, this course is designed to teach children how to be responsible around firearms. Inexpensive and can be done at home.


Duration: Self-paced Online

Tuition: $25


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Handgun 101

New gun owners seeking familiarity and comfort, and those wanting to try something different and learn a new skill will find our Pistol Training Courses to be the perfect fit.


This comprehensive Firearms Training course provides hands-on training and the basic knowledge necessary to safely handle, load, fire, and maintain most types of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Classroom and range time offer ample opportunity to achieve the skills for success in a casual, stress-free environment. This course may also meet and/or exceed the training requirements of many states and localities to apply for concealed carry permits. Check with your local issuing agency for more details.


Duration: Self-paced Online

Course Tuition: $150


This online course takes our classroom course curriculum and takes it the internet. After completing the online portion you can come in for your hands on one on one training. 


This is an introductory course and is designed for new shooters or those with little to no experience.


Course Outline:

Firearms ownership

Firearms safety training

Safety concerns and practices 

Safe use and handling of firearms

Locking devices

Potential dangers

Ready positions

Components and operation 

Modern ammunition

Applicable laws

General guidelines

Administrative loading 

Fundamentals of basic shooting techniques

Preventative maintenance description


Required Equipment:

Please wear long pants with pockets, closed toe shoes (no flip flops or sandals), and a crew neck (T-shirt) or button-up shirt (no low-cut neck lines)


Ammo:

Minimum 100 rounds

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CONCEALED CARRY WEAPON COURSES

Concealed Carry Weapon inside the waistband; appendix carry.

Concealed Carry Weapons Certification Course

This is the required state of Florida certification for the basic safety course, that covers firearms safety, on range qualification, individual legal responsibility, Florida law requirements, basic safe handling and draw procedures. Cost includes class, instruction on how to apply and all class room materials.


There is no other class like this one in the State of Florida. Why train like the rest, when you can get the best?  


Duration of course is 3 hours. 

Tuition Fee is $100.


Course Outline:

Firearms Safety

Laws governing the use of force

FL State Statue 776.013

Definition of Self Defense

Forcible Felonies

Warning Shots

Defense of Property

Defense of Others

CCW Requirements / Application / Restrictions / Exceptions

Traffic Stops

Lawyers


Please note: 

No weapons or ammo required for this course. We provide everything.


To be eligible for a Florida concealed weapon or firearm license:


You must be 21 years of age or older.

You must be able to demonstrate competency with a firearm.

Unless you are serving overseas in the United States Armed Forces, you must currently reside in the United States and be a U.S. citizen or deemed a lawful permanent resident alien by Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. 

If you are serving overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces, submit a copy of your deployment documentation with your application. 

Those who are Resident Aliens must provide a valid Permanent Resident Alien card.

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Covert Carry Course

This course will focus on the fundamentals required to safely, efficiently and effectively carry and implement your daily carry handgun and support equipment.


This 2 day class will cover safe tactics and focus on creating a safe shooter vs. a safe environment. Fundamentals will be covered extensively as will weapons manipulations. Drills and scenarios will mimic the reality of the street. This course requires the student to get into and out of ground positions, move in confined spaces and work from a vehicle. 


Duration of Firearms Training course is 8 hours. Split between two days.

Tuition Fee is $500.


Individual Equipment List:

Assigned duty or EDC handgun

Minimum 4 magazines

EDC gear to include holster specific to handgun, magazine pouches and belt under shirt

450 rounds ball

200 rounds frangible

Concealable ballistic armor (if applicable)

Under shirt (Fitted suggested)

Cover tee shirt / closed front garment

Cover button up shirt / open front garment

Heavy cover garment / closed front (sweat shirt or hoodie)

Light jacket or windbreaker

Heavy coat

LE badge (if applicable)

Eyes and Ears protection

Course Prerequisites:

CCW license.

Able to demonstrate and employ safe weapons handling during courses of fire.

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Concealed Carry Pistol Operator

Obtain a solid foundation of defensive handgun skills and techniques for concealed carry (ccw) and personal defense in this course.


This class is for individuals who intend to carry a concealed defensive pistol and are seeking handgun skills for self-defense in their everyday environment.


This is not an entry level class.  At a minimum, students must have completed Intermediate Practical Handgun Skills (Handgun 103) or equivalent.


Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering. 


Duration of course is 4 hours. 

Tuition Fee is $250.


Firearms Training Course Outline:

Firearms safety

Safety concerns and practices while carrying concealed

Choosing a concealed carry firearm

Selecting concealed carry equipment

Presentation of the firearm from a concealed carry posture

Defensive pistol marksmanship fundamentals

Close proximity shooting techniques for violent encounters

One-handed operation

Multiple shot techniques

Identification and utilization of cover

Overview of alternative carry techniques

Utilization of force in self-defense, both lethal and less lethal


Required Equipment:

Pistol calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, .40S&W, or .45ACP

Minimum 3 magazines

Holster that can be concealed

Magazine pouch

Concealment jacket or vest

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather

EDC attire is highly recommended


Optional Equipment:

H2O 

Sunscreen and bug spray

Hat with a brim

Eyes and Ears protection


Ammo:

400 Rounds Ball

200 Rounds Frangible

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Close Quarter Pistol Operator Course

Deadly force encounters with firearms at contact distances are not at all uncommon. In fact, most occur within seven feet and last only a few seconds.


Survival is dependent upon having a plan of action and being prepared to immediately implement it when confronted with an armed assailant. This advanced course provides students with the techniques and knowledge necessary to defend themselves and react appropriately while offering ample training time to practice.


Duration of Firearms Training course is 4 hours.

Tuition Fee is $250.


This is an Advanced Level Class, Handgun 104 is required at a minimum. Students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in weapon handling, working from concealment, and single hand shooting techniques.


Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites.


Course Outline:

Principles of close quarters engagements

Point vs. precision shooting

Retention techniques

Strike and shoot techniques

The contact shot

Dealing with multiple threats up close


Equipment needed:

Pistol

3 magazines minimum

Dominant side holster

Magazine pouches

Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide

Concealment jacket or vest

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather (unless training in duty uniform)

H2O

Sunscreen and bug spray

Hat with a brim

Eyes and Ears protection


Ammo:

300 rounds ball

200 rounds frangible

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TIERED HANDGUN TRAINING

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Handgun 101

New gun owners seeking familiarity and comfort, as well as those wanting to try something different and learn a new skill, will find this course to be the perfect foundation.


This comprehensive course provides hands-on training and the basic knowledge necessary to safely handle, load, fire, and maintain most types of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Classroom and range time offer ample opportunity to achieve the skills for success in a casual, stress-free environment.


This is an introductory course and is designed for new shooters or those with little to no experience.


Duration of Course: 3 hours

Tuition Fee: $190

Ammo: At least 100 rounds

Gun rental: $10

Ammo purchase: $15 per 50 rounds


Course Outline:

Firearms ownership

Firearms safety training

Safety concerns and practices 

Safe use and handling of firearms

Locking devices

Potential dangers

Ready positions

Components and operation 

Modern ammunition

Applicable laws

General guidelines

Administrative loading 

Fundamentals of basic shooting techniques

Preventative maintenance


Required Equipment:

Please wear long pants with pockets, closed toe shoes (no flip flops or sandals), and a crew neck (T-shirt) or button-up shirt (no low-cut neck lines)

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Handgun 102

Once students have received fundamental handgun training and know how to safely handle a handgun, it’s time to learn how to shoot. This is step 2 in our handgun series.


This course takes students through the efficient and safe use of a handgun. Working from the holster, performing reloads, clearing stoppages, and correctly manipulating a trigger to maximize accuracy are all thoroughly taught in a relaxed, hands-on environment. 


Duration of Firearms Training Course: 3 hours

Tuition Fee: $190

Ammo: At least 250 rounds


It is recommended that you use your own weapon for this course.


Prerequisite

Handgun 101


This course is Step 2 of our handgun training series. We strongly recommend Handgun 101 or equivalent before you attend Handgun 102. 


Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.


Course Outline:

Handgun selection considerations

Support equipment

Shooting basics - the importance of proper grip, sight alignment, sight picture, stance, trigger control, and follow through

Presentation of the handgun from the holster to the target and safe recovery back to the holster

Administrative and in-service loading and unloading techniques

Static shooting positions

Cleaning and maintenance


Required Equipment:

Quality functional semi-automatic pistol Full size and compact pistols only.

No micro pistols or pocket pistols to include: P238, P938, P365, M&P Shield, Glock 43, etc.

3 magazines

Magazine pouch

Dominant side, hip-mounted holster or dominant side, belt-mounted holster

Please wear long pants with pockets and belt loops, a sturdy 1.5" belt, closed toe shoes (no flip flops or sandals), and a crew neck (T-shirt) or button-up shirt (no low-cut neckline)

Optional, loading device

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Handgun 103

This intensive one-day class builds upon and refines the skill sets previously established in handgun 102 while also introducing shooters to new drills, cutting edge concepts, and core shooting principles.


This class is designed to take your skills to the next level. Students will discuss and learn the fundamentals of moving then shooting, receive in depth training on malfunctions and how to clear them, learn different reloading techniques, discuss different sight picture options and how they relate to speed and distance, learn one handed shooting techniques and get comprehensive training in foundational handgun marksmanship.


Step 3 of our handgun series.


Duration of Firearms Training Course: 3 hours

Tuition Fee: $190

Ammo: At least 300 rounds


This course is Step 3 of our handgun series. We strongly recommend Handgun 102 or equivalent before you attend Handgun 103. The student MUST know and be able to demonstrate how to safely load, fire, and unload a handgun as well as have demonstrated competence in working from a holster and performing reloads.


Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.


Course Outline:

Review and reinforcement of Fundamentals

Presentations and recovery from the holster

Sight picture and its relationship to size and distance

Trigger control

Shot delivery

Refining shooting fundamentals

Reloading techniques

Malfunction clearance procedures

Single hand techniques

Moving then shooting

Target to target transition drills


Required Equipment:

Quality functional semi-automatic pistol Full size and compact pistols only.

No micro pistols or pocket pistols to include: P238, P938, P365, M&P Shield, Glock 43, etc.

3 magazines minimum

Optional, loading devices

Dominant side, hip-mounted holster or dominant side, belt-mounted holster

Magazine pouch(es)

Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Clothing suitable for training in any weather, pants must have belt loops

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Handgun 104

After a brief assessment, instructors will run the students through the gauntlet of defensive handgun drills designed to increase time on target and performance.


Handgun 104 is a fast-paced course with one common objective: surviving a deadly force encounter armed with a handgun. This is not an entry level course; students are expected to have already mastered basic handgun skills, safety, and foundational shooting drills. 


Duration of Course: 3 hours

Tuition Fee: $250

Ammo: At least 400 rounds


This is an intermediate level class. The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, marksmanship skills, and working from a holster.


We strongly recommend completion of Handgun 103 or its equivalent prior to registering for this course.


Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.


Firearms Training Course Outline:

Review of tactical communication, searching and scanning, and threat identification

Dealing with multiple threats

Turning and shooting

Shooting while moving

Non-standard defensive shooting positions

Utilization of cover and concealment

Seated position shooting

Shoot / no-shoot drills


Required Equipment:

Quality functional semi-automatic pistol – Full size and compact pistols only.

No micro pistols or pocket pistols to include: P238, P938, P365, M&P Shield, Glock 43, etc.

3 magazines minimum

Optional, loading devices

Belt mounted, dominant side holster

Magazine/loading device pouch(es)

Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide



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Handgun 104 - The Defensive Pistol Course

After a brief assessment, instructors will run the students through the gauntlet of defensive handgun drills designed to increase time on target and performance.


Handgun 104 is a fast-paced course with one common objective: surviving a deadly force encounter armed with a handgun. This is not an entry level course; students are expected to have already mastered basic handgun skills, safety, and foundational shooting drills.


This is an intermediate level class. The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, marksmanship skills, and working from a holster.


We strongly recommend completion of Handgun 103 or its equivalent prior to registering for this course.


Duration of Firearms Training Course: 8 hours

Tuition Fee: $450

Ammo: At least 500 rounds


Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering. 


Course Outline:

Responsible firearms ownership and defensive applications of the pistol

Firearms safety that works - in the home, workplace, vehicle, in training, and in carry

Selection of a defensive pistol and accessories

Selection of defensive and training ammunition

Understanding what constitutes a deadly threat

Review of tactical communication, searching and scanning, and threat identification

Dealing with multiple threats

Turning and shooting     

Shooting while moving

Non-standard shooting positions

 Utilization of cover and concealment

Single Hand Only shooting and manipulations

Intro to Shooting in low-light conditions

Tourniquet overview and application  

Decision making scenarios with UTMs


Required Equipment:

Quality functional semi-automatic pistol – no micro pistols or pocket pistols. Full size and compact pistols only.

3 magazines minimum

Optional, loading devices

Belt mounted, dominant side holster

Magazine/loading device pouch(es)

Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Clothing suitable for training in any weather, pants must have belt loops

Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

Earmuffs and earplugs


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ADVANCED PISTOL MARKSMANSHIP

This Firearms Training course comes in two packages. Full day course (8 hours) or half day course (4 hours). This gives you the shooter the flexibility of course schedule. 


Looking to become faster and more accurate for defensive shooting?


Advanced Pistol Marksmanship places a heavy emphasis on process oriented technical marksmanship to solve various marksmanship challenges. The goal of this course is to take the shooter through a series of logically organized problems, and equip the shooter with the ability to solve them. This is a one-day program. 


This is not a basic class. At minimum, students should have taken a basic handgun safety course and have experience with their firearm and gear. We expect students to have experience shooting on a line in a safe manner, including loading, reloading and shooting from the holster. Shooters with law enforcement and military experience meet program prerequisites.


Duration of Course: 8 hours - Full / 4 hours - Half

Tuition Fee: (8) - $450 / (4) - $250

Ammo: 600 - 800 rounds


Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering. 


Course Outline:

This has been described as a very mentally challenging course that pays a dividend in overall technical skills. This is the one-day version of this class. Objectives will be achieved with a strong emphasis on safety.


Understanding “visual patience” and applying it to technical marksmanship

Cultivating the ability to drive the gun aggressively

Understanding technical marksmanship concepts and how to apply them to the tactical/defensive and practical competition world

Understanding value based training drills

Understanding process oriented marksmanship versus results oriented


Required Equipment:

Pistol 

A minimum 25 dummy rounds specific to your pistol

Kydex belt or paddle holster

A minimum of four magazines (a couple more if single stack)

Some safe means to carry magazines, on your person, to recharge your firearm two times (e.g. two magazine carriers/pouches)

Wraparound eye protection

Hearing protection (electronic hearing protection is recommended)

Cleaning and maintenance supplies for daily pistol maintenance

Appropriate clothing for the weather, sunscreen, bug spray 

Pen and notebook



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SKILL BUILDING (BEGINNER)

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Long Range Pistol Shooting

This class is designed to challenge students’ abilities outside their close combat comfort zone and extend the effective range of their handgun skills to the maximum.


Instructors focus on developing student marksmanship skills and confidence with stock and duty handguns far beyond the 20-yard range line using a variety of techniques. This course is extremely well suited for hunters, competitors, and defensive shooters who seek to achieve carbine-like performance from a handgun.


The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, marksmanship skills, and working from a holster.


 

Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.


Duration of Firearms Training Course: 4 hours

Tuition Fee: $250

Ammo: at least 150 rounds


Course Outline:

Fundamentals of pistol shooting

Concept of distance pistol shooting

Distance pistol precision fundamentals

Distance pistol marksmanship


Required Equipment:

Pistol or revolver in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, .38SPL, .357 Magnum, .40S&W, or .45ACP (no other calibers allowed)

3 magazines or 4 speedloaders/moon clips/speed strips minimum

Belt mounted, dominant side holster or duty rig

Magazine/ammunition pouches

Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide

Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather (unless training in duty uniform)

Hydration system

Sunscreen and bug spray

Hat with a brim

Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

Earmuffs and earplugs


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Practical Fundamentals

Learn the techniques and philosophy of what you need to improve to your full potential.


Practical Fundamentals is a two-day course. Using a building-block approach, the program focuses on the process of running the gun. With dry and live fire exercises, you’ll focus on marksmanship fundamentals - primarily on trigger control - to help you make fast hits on small targets, on demand. 


This is not a basic class. At minimum, students should have taken a basic handgun safety course and have experience with their firearm and gear. We expect students to have experience shooting on a line in a safe manner, including loading, reloading and shooting from the holster. Law enforcement and military experience meet program prerequisites.


Duration of Firearms Training Course: 6 hours

Tuition Fee: $375

Ammo: 700-800 rounds


Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering. 


Course Outline:

During our experience in the shooting community we have found shooters who excel at a high level - despite varied styles of trigger control, and mission goals - have one thing in common, they all have a mastery of the fundamentals and can produce them on demand.


Too many shooters today seek out gizmo sights, light trigger jobs, lasers, and other things to fix a marksmanship problem. TotS Training fixes marksmanship problems at speed with marksmanship.


Practical Fundamentals will provide any shooter - at every level - with new skills and a progressive roadmap to isolate and improve on the things that matter the most in hitting targets at speed.  


Practical Fundamentals may be repeated several times to further one’s understanding of the concepts involved. TotS Training Group has created a training environment and curriculum that is ‘process’ oriented rather than ‘goal’ oriented.


Objectives:

Controlling the trigger, with all platforms and trigger types, to achieve an accurate shot

Acquiring proper sight alignment, on a target, and allowing the shot to happen

Recoil management and making accurate follow up shots

Efficient grip, presentation of the gun and shooting stance

Finding your personal sphere of dexterity

Reloading your platform efficiently and reliably

Transitioning between targets without wasted movement and placing accurate shots


Required Equipment:

Pistol in one of the following calibers: 9MM, .40S&W, .357 SIG, or .45 ACP

Kydex belt or paddle holster

A minimum of five to seven magazines

Some safe means to carry magazines, on your person, to recharge your firearm four times (e.g. four magazine carriers/pouches)

Wraparound eye protection

Hearing protection (electronic hearing protection is recommended)

Cleaning and maintenance supplies for daily pistol maintenance

Appropriate clothing for the weather, with sunscreen and bug spray

Pen and notebook


Notes:

Ensure you wear and bring clothing appropriate for the weather. Jeans, BDUs, or canvas type pants are recommended. Bring sunscreen, lip balm and insect repellent. Bring a baseball cap, wide-brimmed hat or stocking cap as appropriate. 


No sandals, tank tops, or other sleeveless shirts permitted. You should bring water to the range. Make it easy for you to hydrate yourself during the day. It’s a good idea to pack a few protein or power bar snacks.

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Low Light Pistol Operator

The bad guys have the luxury of choosing when and where they will attack, and more often than not, such encounters occur in low light environments.


Whether dealing with domestic, building, or outdoor scenarios, this course covers the essentials of light equipment selection, weapon-mounted or hand-held light sources, and techniques for effective search, navigation, target identification, and engagement of potential threats.


The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, marksmanship skills, and working from a holster.




Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.


Duration of Firearms Training Course: 4 hours

Tuition Fee: $250

Ammo: at least 350 rounds


Course Outline:

The human eye and how it works in low light

Movement in low light

Selection of support equipment used in low light (flashlights, weapon mounted lights, night sites)

Alternative uses for the flashlight

Survival techniques with or without an alternative light source

Use of weapons mounted lights

Dry and live fire drills utilizing weapons mounted lights and alternative light techniques


Required Equipment:

Pistol or revolver in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, ,38SPL, .357 Magnum, .40S&W, or .45ACP (no other calibers allowed)

3 magazines or 4 speedloaders/moon clips/speed strips minimum

Belt mounted, dominant side concealment holster or duty rig

Magazine/ammunition pouches

Handheld flashlight

Sturdy Belt at least 1.5” wide

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather (unless training in duty uniform) 

Concealment jacket or vest (optional) 

Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

Earmuffs and earplugs

Knee Pads

Weapon mounted light with suitable holster (optional) 

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Red Dot Fundamentals

In a world of evolution stay on the front line.


With pistol mounted reflex sights quickly gaining popularity, learn and understand its true advantages. From low light environments to aged eye shooters, accuracy at all distances, and so much more, Electro Optic advantage will be evident upon completion of this one day course.


The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, familiarity, marksmanship skills, and working from a holster. 




Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.


Duration of Course: 4 hours

Tuition Fee: $250

Ammo: 400 rounds


Course Outline:

Understanding types of red dots and mounting options

How to properly sight in (zero)

Equipment maintenance

Application of marksmanship fundamentals

Initial sight acquisition

Holdover/offset

Advantages and limitations


Required Equipment:

Quality functional semi-automatic pistol with Reflex (red dot) sight mounted

3 magazines minimum

Loading devices (optional)

Belt mounted, dominant side holster

Magazine/loading device pouch(es)

Sturdy belt at least 1.5" wide

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Clothing suitable for training in any weather, pants must have belt loops

Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

Earmuffs and earplugs

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Steel Frenzy

This is a fun, fast-paced, 1-day Pistol Training Courses designed to put the student through 30 different drills using static and known down steel plates. Students will establish base line performance times on a variety of drills and learn to balance speed with accuracy.


Every drill in this course will involve one or all of the following: static multiple target engagements, move-stop and shoot, shooting on the move, multiple target engagement on the move, and running to positions. The drills are designed to challenge the individual shooter to improve their performance based upon their individual skill set.


This course is will have bursts of energetic activity throughout. Students will be required to rapidly move between shooting stances and shooting positions on multiple targets. Firearms Training drills will incorporate moving and running to positions at distances up to 20 yards.


Duration of Course: 4 hours

Tuition Fee: $250

Ammo: 700 rounds frangible


Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering. 


Course Outline:

Strict focus on accuracy

Shooting on the move

Move stop and shoot

Set up into position

Calling your shots

Multiple target engagement


Required Equipment:

Handgun, major caliber 9MM, 357 SIG, 40 S&W, 45 ACP

Dominant side, hip-mounted holster or dominant side, belt-mounted holster

Magazine pouch

3 magazines

Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Clothing suitable for training in any weather

Hydration system

Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

Recommend electronic hearing protection or earmuffs and earplugs

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SKILL BUILDING (INTERMEDIATE)

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Point versus Precision

Learn the required techniques used in point shooting as well as those necessary for precision shooting, understand the differences between them, and learn when to instinctively apply the correct methodology for each situation.


Instructors will help students understand the advantages and limiting factors of each shooting style and build confidence, using a combination of reality-based range drills.


This is an intermediate level class. The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, marksmanship skills, and working from a holster.


Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.


Duration of Course: 4 hours

Tuition Fee: $250

Ammo: at least 250 rounds


Course Outline:

Point shooting concept

Precision shooting concept

Point shooting skills

Precision shooting skills

Point and precision drills


Required Equipment:

Pistol or revolver in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, .38SPL, .357 Magnum, .40S&W, or .45ACP (no other calibers allowed)

3 magazines or 4 speedloaders/moon clips/speed strips minimum

Belt mounted, dominant side concealment holster or duty rig

Magazine/ammunition pouches

Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather (unless training in duty uniform)

Hydration system

Sunscreen and bug spray

Hat with a brim

Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

Earmuffs and earplugs

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Reflexive Shooting

This course emphasizes experience in real world, close combat situations.


Through repetition, students will master instinctive shooting using natural point-of-aim and target-focused techniques without the use of sights. By building muscle memory, students will achieve both speed and precision while maintaining situational awareness.


This is an intermediate level class. The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, marksmanship skills, and working from a holster.




Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.


Duration of Firearms Training Course: 4 hours

Tuition Fee: $250

Ammo: 1000 rounds


Course Outline:

Point versus precision shooting concepts

Working without sights

Target focus vs. gun focus

Body indexing

Movement

Man-on-man dueling


Required Equipment:

Pistol or revolver in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, .38SPL, .357 Magnum, .40S&W, or .45ACP (no other calibers allowed). Highly recommend compact or full size handgun (no subcompacts)

4 magazines or 6 speed loaders minimum

Belt mounted, dominant outside the waistband holster preferred. Concealment holster optional

Magazine pouches

Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Casual, comfortable civilian clothing

Hydration system

Sunscreen and bug spray (seasonal)

Hat with a brim

Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

Earmuffs and earplugs

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One Hand Pistol Operator

The one hand pistol operator class enhances and refines the skills learned in the basic handgun series classes.


This course teaches and refines the one-hand skills necessary for surviving the gunfight while focusing on the balance between speed and accuracy. Very often people are forced into self-defense situations at the very moment a good two-handed grip and stance are simply impossible to obtain. Training in the one-hand operation of the fighting pistol provides the student with a tactical advantage over their predators.


This is an intermediate level gun fighting class. The student must know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, marksmanship skills, and working from a holster. The student must have completed the Handgun 103 or an acceptable equivalent from another training academy to attend.


Duration of Course: 4 hours

Tuition Fee: $250

Ammo: 300 rounds


Course Outline:

Single hand operation of the fighting pistol including the following skills:

Developing the gunfighter’s mindset

Proper grip and sight picture

Fundamental marksmanship principles

Draw and presentation

Balancing speed vs. accuracy

Multiple target engagement

Reloading

Malfunction clearance

Working from cover and concealment


Required Equipment:

Pistol or revolver in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, .38SPL, .357 Magnum, .40S&W, or .45ACP (no other calibers allowed)

3 magazines or 4 speed-loaders/moon clips/speed strips minimum

Dominant side, belt-mounted holster

Magazine/ammunition pouches

Weapon mounted light with suitable holster (optional)

Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather

Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses 

Earmuffs and earplugs

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Injured Shooter Pistol Course

This mentally intensive and physically demanding course focuses on shooting and manipulating the handgun with a single hand.


Both primary and support side shooting and manipulations will be covered extensively. The entire course will limit the student to conduct all techniques using only a single hand. Flat range drills will cover safely drawing, presenting, shooting & manipulating the handgun with each hand. Topics covered will include magazine changes, malfunction clearances, rules of safe tactics, make ready procedures, administrative tasks, handgun deployment , empty reloads, and malfunction clearances. 


Duration of Firearms Training Course: 8 hours over 2 days

Tuition Fee: $500

Ammo: 1000 rounds


Individual Equipment List:

The training will culminate into drills that require the student to solve complex problems. This course requires moderate physical activity and the participant should be in good physical condition. 


Quality handgun w/ 3 magazines minimum

Quality, sturdy support equipment for handgun to include; belt, holster, magazine pouches, ect.

Eye protection

Ear protection


Course Prerequisites:

U.S. Citizen or Resident

Able to legally carry a firearm.

Able to demonstrate and employ safe weapons handling during courses of fire.


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Speed Shooting - Full or Half

These Pistol Training Courses come in two different formats. Full day (4 hours) or half day (2 hours). 


Students explore a variety of techniques and concepts to expand their portfolio of skills and improve levels of shooting through a combination of academic and practical exercises in this course.


Intermediate and advanced shooters are challenged in ways that allow them to shoot to their full potential. This Firearms Training focuses on breaking the “comfort zone” relative to overall speed of presentation, shot delivery, target transition, and reload, all while maintaining essential accuracy.


This is an intermediate level class. The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, marksmanship skills, and working from a holster.


Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.


Duration of Course: Full day (4 hours) or Half day (2 hours)

Tuition Fee: $250 Full or $125 Half

Ammo: 200-400 rounds


Course Outline:

Setting base lines with a timer

Maximizing grip and stance for high speed performance

Multiple shot strings

Transitions

Multiple shots on multiple targets

Man-on-man


Required Equipment:

Pistol or revolver in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, .38SPL, .357 Magnum, .40S&W, or .45ACP (no other calibers allowed)

5 magazines or 6 speedloaders/moon clips/speed strips minimum

Belt mounted, dominant side holster or duty rig

Magazine/ammunition pouches

Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather (unless training in duty uniform)

CCW Concealment jacket or vest (optional) 

Hydration system

Sunscreen and bugspray

Hat with a brim

Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

Earmuffs and earplugs



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Red Dot Defensive Pistol

This 2-day pistol skill builder is designed to improve the shooter’s ability to use a reflexive sight on a pistol in any situation.


Students will develop skills necessary to properly use a reflexive sight both two handed and single handed. They will also improve on the skills and knowledge to successfully negotiate around obstacles and shoot on the move.  Over the two day course, students will record shooting data to compare their performance with iron sights and the reflexive sight.


This is an intermediate level class. The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, marksmanship skills, and working from a holster. At a minimum, student must be a graduate of Defensive Handgun Skills (104). It is highly recommended to also attend Skill Builder: Pistol Red Dot Fundamentals prior to taking this course.


Duration of Firearms Training Course: 8 hours over 2 days

Tuition Fee: $500

Ammo: 1000 rounds


Course Outline:

Types of red dots 

How to properly sight in (zero)

Equipment inspection and maintenance

Advantages and limitations

Marksmanship fundamentals review  

Holdover/offset understanding and drills

Sight tracking

Down optic drills

Variable lighting considerations

Reloading with a reflexive sight

Malfunction clearances with a reflexive sight mounted

Alternative positions

Using a reflexive sight around barriers

Single hand shooting

Single hand manipulation

Shooting on the move


Required Equipment:

Handgun, major caliber 9mm, 357 SIG, 40 S&W, 45 ACP with Red Dot mounted (the Academy has red dot handguns for use)

Holster

Magazine pouch

3 magazines

Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Clothing suitable for training in any weather

Hydration system

Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

Recommend electronic hearing protection or earmuffs and earplugs

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Shooting on the Move

This course comes in two formats. Full day (4 hours) and half day (2 hour) courses. 


In this course, academy instructors teach students how to develop effective skills to transition from static shooting to dynamic movement.


This course helps students incorporate stable footwork in lateral and linear techniques as well as mastering transitions, pivots, and turns. Realistic tactical shooting drills reinforce lessons learned and add challenges, such as engaging moving targets.


This is an intermediate level class. The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, marksmanship skills, and working from a holster. 


Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.


Duration of Course: 4 hours (Full) / 2 hours (Half)

Tuition Fee: $250 (Full) / $125 (Half)

Ammo: 300-500 rounds


Course Outline:

Safe techniques incorporating economy of motion and efficiency

How to move, stop, and shoot

Target engagement from left, right, and rear

Shooting while moving to cover

Myths and realities for these techniques


Required Equipment:

Pistol or revolver in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, .38SPL, .357 Magnum, .40S&W, or .45ACP (no other calibers allowed)

3 magazines or 4 speedloaders/moon clips/speed strips minimum

Belt mounted, dominant side holster or duty rig

Magazine/ammunition pouches

Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather (unless training in duty uniform)

Hydration system

Sunscreen and bug spray

Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

Earmuffs and earplugs

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SKILL BUILDING (ADVANCED)

ADVANCED PISTOL
CLOSE QUARTER PISTOL OPERATOR
DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE PISTOL
LIVE FIRE TEAM TACTICS

Advanced Pistol Operator

This 2-day course is a fast paced course designed to give students not only the technical but the practical understanding of the effective employment of their pistol in an extremely short period of time.


This pistol program of instruction is designed to give shooter specific answers based on operational experience of multiple vetted military/LE sources, testing and historical data. All techniques taught are highly efficient and effective in the use of a pistol for combative engagements as opposed to sport shooting.  


The course requires the extensive use of steel targets to accomplish rapid gains in skills with instant feedback, as well as approximately 1000 rounds of ammunition per student. The high round count and the use of steel give the shooter time and apparatus to refine his/her shooting technique based on the principles taught. 


Duration of Course: 8 hours - 4 hours each day

Tuition Fee: $500

Ammo: 1000 rounds Frangible


Before coming to this class, you should have either attended a recognized training course on pistol or carbine (as applicable) or have participated regularly in competitive action sport shooting: USPSA, IDPA, 2-Gun or 3-Gun. We strongly recommend completion of Intermediate Practical Handgun Skills (Handgun 103) or its equivalent prior to registering for this course.


Course Outline:

Safety

Combat pistol marksmanship

Weapons handling

Load

Draw stroke

Unload

Reload

Penetration ballistics

Pistol accessories

Malfunctions

Body mechanics and moving while shooting

Multiple target engagement

Surgical/low percentage shots

Alternate shooting positions

Weapons manipulation

Single hand marksmanship with strong or support hand

Single hand draw with strong or support hand

Single hand reloads with strong or support hand

Single hand malfunction clearance with strong or support hand


Required Equipment:

Pistol suitable for duty use (9mm or larger)

Holster, open top OR retention (should be suitable for competition or combat carry)

Minimum 2 magazine pouches

Belt

Hearing and eye Protection for day and night shooting (wrap around eye protection preferred)

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Close Quarter Pistol Operator

Deadly force encounters with firearms at contact distances are not at all uncommon. In fact, most occur within seven feet and last only a few seconds.


Survival is dependent upon having a plan of action and being prepared to immediately implement it when confronted with an armed assailant. This advanced course provides students with the techniques and knowledge necessary to defend themselves and react appropriately while offering ample training time to practice.


Duration of Firearms Training Course: 4 hours

Tuition Fee: $250

Ammo: 500 rounds Frangible


This is an Advanced Level Class, Handgun 104 is required at a minimum. Students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in weapon handling, working from concealment, and single hand shooting techniques.


Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites.


Course Outline:

Principles of close quarters engagements

Point vs. precision shooting

Retention techniques

Strike and shoot techniques

The contact shot

Dealing with multiple threats up close


Required Equipment:

Pistol or revolver in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, .38SPL, .357 Magnum, .40S&W, or .45ACP (no other calibers allowed)

3 magazines or 4 speedloaders/moon clips/speed strips minimum

Belt mounted, dominant side holster

Magazine pouches

Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide

Concealment jacket or vest (optional)

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather (unless training in duty uniform)

Hydration system

Sunscreen and bug spray

Hat with a brim

Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

Earmuffs and earplugs


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Dynamic Performance Pistol Operator

The dynamic performance pistol course is designed to put the shooter through a series of challenging drills to measure performance on demand.


Every course is scored and recorded for evaluation and future comparisons.  This course will involve drills designed to improve the shooters performance on demand balancing speed and accuracy at various distances. The skills performance on demand will be used on drills incorporating rapid movement between shooting stances and positions. 


Shooters will be required to move rapidly between 5 and 50 yards on many of the drills during this course. The drills will challenge every shooter regardless of skill sets both mentally and physically. 


This course is designed for shooters that have attended the Defensive Handgun Skills (104) course or equivalent. This course is a physically demanding course, requiring students to move rapidly between positions of up to 50 yards. Students must be realistic about their physical condition and gun handling skills if considering attending this course. 


Duration of Firearms Training Course: 4 hours

Tuition Fee: $375

Ammo: 1000 rounds ball


Background checks are required, unless the student has a permit to carry from his/her state of residency or is a sworn law enforcement officer, corrections officer, private licensed security, or US Military personnel. Documented completion of a basic handgun safety course is required. 




Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. 


Course Outline:

Understanding Performance Based Training

Strict Focus on Accuracy

Methods of exiting shooting positions

Proper entry into shooting positions

How to effectively shoot on the move

Calling your shots

Multiple target engagement

Understanding the proper use of a shot timer during training


Required Equipment:

Handgun, major caliber 9MM, 357 SIG, 40 S&W, 45 ACP

Dominant side, hip-mounted holster or dominant side, belt-mounted holster

Magazine pouch

3 magazines

Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide

Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

Clothing suitable for training in any weather

Hydration system

Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

Recommend electronic hearing protection or earmuffs and earplug4

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Fire Team Tactics

WARNING: THIS IS NOT A COURSE FOR THE BEGINNER OR EVEN NEW INTERMEDIATE SHOOTER.


Utilizing our newly constructed tactical training area, students will be put through the ringer with a compilation of advance pistol exercises designed to keep you alive in a deadly force encounter. In the dark, in your house, in a store, on the street, in your vehicle, with a spouse or friend, confined spaces, at the office… We will cover it all with a live fire solution. Senior instructor staff will give your trigger finger and pistol a workout in this fast paced course. Come ready to train!


This is an advanced level course. Do not attempt to take this course if your skill level and physical condition is not at or beyond our 104 level. No exceptions.


Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.


Duration of Firearms Training Course: 4 hours

Tuition Fee: $375

Ammo: 700 rounds


Course Outline:

Tune up

Movement with verbal commands

Shooting on the move

Advance manipulations

Cover drills

Close quarter shooting

Weapon retention

Shielding drills

Evacuation drills

In and around vehicles

Target discrimination drills

Building searches (individual and team)

Slow search techniques


Required Equipment:

Pistol

Magazines

Flashlight

Knee and elbow pads

Eye and ear protection

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