Practical pistol 103

This course is designed to introduce the student to defensive shooting skills under stressful situations.

Improvement of proficiency, movement, and accuracy are emphasized so the student is ready to successfully employ these techniques in a tactical or survival situation. Upon completion of this training, you will leave with an understanding of how to sharpen your skills to their maximum ability, push your mind, and stress your body to expose your personal capabilities and limitations. Students should come prepared to learn, both mentally and physically.

During this period of instruction you will learn

  • Safety rules
  • Aiming with sights vs focusing on target
  • Assessment of the situation (OODA LOOP)
  • Balance of speed and accuracy  
  • Speed (emergency) reloads
  • Reacting from front to rear (facing)
  • Firing on multiple stationary targets
  • Firing on targets while in motion
  • Firing single handed (Dominant)
  • Firing on targets from a kneeling position
  • Cover vs Concealment
  • Engaging targets from cover
  • Stress shoot


Students should be familiar with their equipment.

Check the weather on the day of the course and dress appropriately.

Come prepared to take this course with the following gear:

  • Paddle or belt holster (Kydex or leather, soft nylon holsters are not recommended)
  • Belt
  • Semi-automatic handgun with 3 magazines
  • Magazine pouch (single or double)
  • Long sleeve shirt and long pants (No “V” neck,  cut off, or muscle shirts)
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • 300-350 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye and ear protection

The following is not required but recommended:

  • Snacks or small meal,
  • Drinks
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Sweat towel or anything you may need to be comfortable

Cost per student is $150.00