Pistol 1.5

This two-day course is designed for the student who uses a pistol as their primary weapon system.  The course starts with establishing fundamental marksmanship skills, then quickly advances to drills that will challenge the student.  Repetition and high accuracy standards will quickly build and instill the students confidence when operating a pistol. This course is fast paced, with an emphasis on developing shooting skills that can be applied in the real world and tactical environment.


Topics Include:
  • Firearm Safety Rules
  • Gear Selection and Placement
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Ready Positions
  • Drawing From A Holster
  • Magazine Changes
  • Identifying and Remedying Malfunctions
  • Recoil Management
  • Sight Management
  • Multiple Shots
  • Multiple Targets
  • Shooting Positions and Transition To Shooting Positions
  • Tactical Use Of Cover
  • Standing and Walking Turns
  • Engaging Moving Targets
  • Shooting On the Move
  • Strong-hand Only Shooting/Manipulations
  • Support-hand Only Shooting/Manipulations
  • Low-Light Shooting Techniques 




    • Pistol (9mm Min.)
    • 2000 Rounds
    • Holster
    • Three High-Capacity(>10rd) Magazines or Six Low-Capacity(<10rd) Magazine
    • Magazine Carriers
    • Belt
    • Flashlight (Handheld)
    • Flashlight Carrier (Belt Clip or Lanyard)
    • Clear Wrap-Around Ballistic Eye Protection
    • Ear Protection
    • Weapons Cleaning Gear
    • Clothing Appropriate For Climate and Conditions
    • Water Bottle or Other Hydration System
    • Knee Pads (Strongly Recommended)
    • No Cross Draw or Appendix Holsters
    *Skill Prerequisite: Pistol 1.0 or Equivalent

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