Part 1 of 4 of "Master the use of a Handgun!"

  • July 23, 2011 · 10:00 AM
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Have you ever wanted to or thought about becoming proficient in using a pistol? This Four part series is built just for that!...

That no matter what stage of pistol mastery you are in ie “Newbie” ie. Never even seeing a gun before; to being a “Self Proclaimed Pro” ie a good shot… You will come out of this series with the confidence of shooting, handling, and perhaps even carrying a pistol at all times.. Here’s what we have…

Part 1:

Introductory handgun course. This course is designed for people who have never shot a handgun before, just want a refresher, or want to improve their fundamental skills. This beginner level course covers firearms safety, as well as the intricacies of both pistols and revolvers. This class teaches the fundamentals of marksmanship and gives beginners a solid foundation to build upon. This course gives an excellent introduction to the world of firearms and their uses.

Topics Covered:
The fundamentals of marksmanship to include firearm safety, handgun function & selection, loading & unloading, ammunition function & selection, maintenance & cleaning overview, marksmanship fundamentals, live-fire practice.
During this course we will cover operating and manipulating firearms, to include:
Glock (hammerless)
Sig Sauer/Barretta (single/double action)
1911 (single action)
Round Count: 50
Additional Materials: Handgun, Eye & Ear Protection. Available for rental, $15
Course Length: 3 Hours Total
Range Time: Approximately 1 Hour
Course Price: $125.00


Part 2:

Advanced Class. This class is designed to further your skills with a handgun. It is the natural progression for beginning shooters who wish to gain confidence with handguns and take their skills to the next level. This is a 3 hour course with classroom and range time.

Topics Covered:
Presentation from the holster, reloads, malfunctions and facing movements.

Course Price: $125.00


Part 3:

Carry Permit Class (not open to DC residents) In this very advanced level of firearm training, you will earn your Concealed Weapons Permit. The student will learn the practical and tactical considerations for selecting and using concealed carry gear. Learn the safe and efficient operation of the handgun under a stressful self defense situation. You will practice and have a thorough understanding of tactics and live fire skill before going to the range.  This will be accomplished through the use of simulation, training equipment, and student demonstration of procedures.

You will also learn:
Draw and shoot from holsters and concealed carry gear
Target Identification
The tactical use of cover and concealment
Shooting form different tactical positions
Engaging a close-quarters targets
Operating your handgun under normal and combat situations
Engaging and controlling a hostile adversary
Shoot/don’t shoot decision making
Night and dim light operations
Semi-Auto handgun operation and malfunctions
Statutory Guidelines/State Codes Annotated


Part 4:

Defensive Pistol. How is your marksmanship? Can you accurately engage a realistic threat quickly enough to survive a lethal encounter? Are you ready to defend your life? If you cannot answer these questions affirmatively and confidently than Defensive Pistol I is a course you should seriously consider.

Developed at Silver eagle Group by law Enforcement and Military Veterans, Defensive Pistol I is instruction designed to take you to the next level. This course is not for beginners. The target audience is anyone that has a legitimate need for serious defensive pistol skills. If you are a civilian, a background check will be required to certify good moral character. If you are law enforcement or military, you can benefit from the focus on survivability versus the usual focus on liability.

Course content will include the justification of deadly force (in detail), safety considerations, and equipment selection. The main area of instruction will focus on combat marksmanship. The fundamentals will be presented and practiced in fine detail. The Fighting Stance, Grip, Draw, Sight Alignment, Sight Picture, Trigger Control and Follow Through will be covered in depth.

Instructor to student ratio will be low providing individual attention to the correct fundamentals. This is a demanding eight hour period of instruction. Students should be in good physical condition (able to stand for at least six hours, able to fire at least 450 rounds of ammunition).

Topics Covered:
Justification of deadly force (in detail), safety considerations, equipment selection

Combat marksmanship, fighting stance, grip, draw, sight alignment, sight picture, trigger control and follow through

Round Count: 450

Additional Materials:

reliable semi-automatic pistol 9mm or greater caliber
at least three high capacity magazines or five single stage magazines
sturdy belt capable of supporting pistol and at least two magazine pouches
strong side holster (outside the waistband)
two magazine pouches
ball cap with brim
eye protection
ear protection
shirt with sleeves (no v-neck or loose neck shirts)
pants with cargo pockets (allowing comfortable movement)
comfortable active footwear (boots or sneakers are best-- absolutely no open-toed shoes)
at least 450 rounds of reliable ammunition
lunch and water

Concealed Carry Permit or
Letter of Good Moral character from jurisdiction of residence
Course Length: approximately 9 hours of instruction (approx. 2.5 hours classroom)
Range Time: approx. 5.5 hours

Course Price: $295.00



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  • Danny A

    I had a great time, and the people that went to the event we fun :)

    July 28, 2011

  • Jonathan

    Would you happen to have the dates for the other parts? I'd like to take all four classes of this meetup as well as the golf meetup, but they may have conflicting dates....

    June 24, 2011

  • Jonathan

    Just for clarification, are all four parts completed on the same day or is this spread out over several weeks?

    June 24, 2011

  • Alex

    Is the 125 for all four parts or just part one?

    May 18, 2011

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