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Courses Offered

Combative Pistol 1

Combative Pistol 1 is intended for anyone with little or no formal experience operating a handgun in a self defense manner.  This course teaches safe handling and efficient operation of semi-automatic and revolvers.  Students will learn correct techniques for drawing and presenting the weapon, as well as fundamental techniques for employing the handgun in defense of self or others.  As Defensive Handgun is self defense focused, students are expected to train from concealment or from their duty holster (if LE/MIL).  Defensive handgun will progress from most-to-least likely skills over the course of 16 hours to best prepare students for handgun use in a violent encounter.

*This course is not intended for anyone without a basic understanding of firearm operation, safety, draw from the holster and general marksmanship.

Class Outline | Gear Needed

Below is a list of what we will be going over in this Class, along with mandatory and suggested items. Please read through this carefully to be sure you have everything you need. Contact us with any questions.

What Does This Class Cover?
  • Real world safety

  • Handgun selection

  • Ammunition selection

  • Equipment selection

  • Concealment clothing

  • Fundamentals of marksmanship

  • Psychological and physiological effects of stress on the body

  • Threat anatomy

  • Confronting the 3D threat

  • Drawing from IWB/OWB

  • Tactical and emergency reloads

  • Malfunction clearing (immediate and remedial action)

  • Shooting positions

  • Movement

  • On cover/off cover shooting

  • Practical and precision accuracy

  • RDS use on handguns (if used)

  • Managing compliant threats

  • Judgment shooting

  • Contact with 911/First responders  

How Long Is This Class

2 Day

Mandatory Items To Bring
  • Handgun with 3 magazines (single stack, 5-7 magazines)

  • Holster (cross-draw prohibited)

  • Magazine pouch 

  • 1000 Rounds handgun

  • Ear and eye protection

Items To Consider Bringing
  • Gloves

  • Sunblock

  • Hydration

  • Field cleaning kit

  • Basic maintenance tools

  • Additional magazines for all weapons

Combative Pistol 2

Combative Pistol 2 picks up where Combative Pistol 1 leaves off.  In this course, students will be required to perform in less-than-ideal shooting positions against less-than-ideal threats, fully utilizing the 3D nature of training.  This class focuses almost exclusively on movement and compromised points of aim, avoiding the more static, fundamentals-focused shooting seen in DH.  This course is moderately physically demanding and the tempo is higher than some students may have experienced before; applying as much stress as possible to hone skills on the gun under closer-to-real-world circumstances.  Marksmanship requirements under as realistic as possible conditions drives the two day course.

Class Outline | Gear Needed

Below is a list of what we will be going over in this Class, along with mandatory and suggested items. Please read through this carefully to be sure you have everything you need. Contact us with any questions.

What Does This Class Cover?
  • Real world safety

  • Handgun selection

  • Ammunition selection

  • Equipment selection

  • Concealment clothing

  • Fundamentals of marksmanship

  • Psychological and physiological effects of stress on the body

  • Threat anatomy

  • Confronting the 3D threat

  • Drawing from IWB/OWB

  • Tactical and emergency reloads

  • Malfunction clearing (immediate and remedial action)

  • Shooting positions

  • Movement

  • On cover/off cover shooting

  • Practical and precision accuracy

  • RDS use on handguns (if used)

  • Managing compliant threats

  • Judgment shooting

  • Contact with 911/First responders  

How Long Is This Class

2 Day

Mandatory Items To Bring
  • Handgun with 3 magazines (single stack, 5-7 magazines)

  • Holster (cross-draw prohibited)

  • Magazine pouch 

  • 1000 Rounds handgun

  • Ear and eye protection

Items To Consider Bringing
  • Gloves

  • Sunblock

  • Hydration

  • Field cleaning kit

  • Basic maintenance tools

  • Additional magazines for all weapons