Defensive Pistol Essentials – Shooter Skills for Concealed Carry
This course is for adult individuals who legally may possess a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law. Must have a current License to Carry (LTC) permit, or have taken and passed the LTC course. Must have established and consistent gun safety habits: muzzle always pointed in a safe direction and finger always off the trigger until ready to shoot. Must show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, loading and unloading, locking slide, using mechanical safety if equipped, and shooting a group at 7 yards. This is an advanced class.
Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing at least one of the following credentials:
Texas LTC (CHL) shooting test with a 90 percent (225 points) or higher score, or
INTEGRITY FTC Handgun 101, Handgun 201, or instructor approval. or
Military DD 214 with pistol qualification,
We provide: Eye and ear protection are available. Complimentary sodas and bottled water during breaks.
Bring with you: Your handgun, 3 magazines minimum. holster, mag pouch that holds at least 1 magazine (on your belt or may use pocket), and a gun belt if using a belt holster. (Let us know and we may be able to loan you some of this equipment). A good attitude, 300 rounds of ammunition. Further instructions will be emailed after registration.
This module focuses on technique and the development of the defensive mindset and is for people seeking additional training and skills to accompany their concealed firearm permits. Therefore, all topics involve working from your holster.
Those who choose to carry outside the home NEED to know these techniques. Topics include correct draw from strong side belt holster (method as taught by most reputable shooting academies and Law Enforcement), drawing from concealment, speed reloads during live fire, clearing malfunctions during live fire, defensive pistol accuracy, shooting around cover, alternate shooting positions, shooting while moving, multiple target engagement, point shooting and more.
Students should expect to shoot approximately 200 – 300 rounds of ammunition. The defensive pistol modules are objective based. Do not be discouraged if you do not have all the gear needed for this class. We are happy to provide you equipment on a limited basis and help you select and train with the best equipment suited for your person and lifestyle.
Whether you are just about to get your License to Carry or have been a permit holder for a decade, this class is for you.