Operational Handgun


The Operational Handgun course is a merger of tactical and competition pistol methodologies.  This course takes the tactics and techniques from tactical applications and combines those techniques with practical shooting methods.  You will learn what it takes to be accurate and what it takes to be fast.   


Operational Handgun is an intensive 2-day (16 hour) course.  The learning objectives include, but are not limited to:  Firearms Safety, Equipment Consideration, Basic Fundamentals of Marksmanship, Conscious and Subconscious Shooting Techniques, the Firing Cycle, Speed Applications, Shooting on the Move and Multiple Target Transitions.


Student Equipment Requirements:

  • Self Defense Semi-Automatic Handgun or Revolver in good repair

  • 3 Magazines (5 magazines/speed loaders for Single Stack Handguns or Revolvers)

  • Eye Protection

  • Ear Protection

  • Quality Pouch and Magazine Pouch

  • Sturdy Belt

  • Brimmed Hat

  • 500 rounds of Ammunition (this is an estimated amount, due to the flexibility of our course, students may expend more or less ammunition).

  • Seasonal appropriate clothing

  • Water, snacks and/or lunch


Course Prerequisites:

  • An understanding of the fundamentals of marksmanship.

  • Proficiency in the presentation form the holster

  • Proficiency with handgun manipulations (reloads and malfunction clearances)


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Price $350  

Our live fire training classes requires certain resources to properly run.  We require a certain instructor to student ratio to ensure our student’s safety.  When planning the live fire classes we line up adjunct instructors to assist on the firing line based on the number of students who have registered.  When students fail to show up or cancel last minute, it not only adversely affects those instructors and the business, it adversely affects the other students because it takes time out of their training while we attempt to contact those who have registered, but fail to show. 


We will require payment when you register for live fire classes to secure your spot.  If you must cancel in greater than 72 hours, we will fully refund your payment.  If you cancel, or fail to show up, with less than 72 hours notice you will forfeit your payment.        

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