Foundations Pistol (Lvl 1)
The Foundations Pistol Course is designed for the Concealed Handgun licensee and/or the gun owner interested in obtaining and retaining the necessary skills to use a handgun in a self defense situation. The class covers the safety rules, proper loading and unloading of the firearm and fundamentals such as sight picture, sight alignment, grip, stance and trigger usage. The instruction then progresses to the safe and efficient use of the holster for carrying the handgun, both concealed and unconcealed. Other items covered during the class include one-handed shooting, using both strong and weak hands while firing multiple shots at different target areas; shooting moving targets and shooting while we are moving.
This is our foundational course upon which all of our other courses of instruction are built. We utilize the building block concept to achieve the ultimate goal of complex movements and skill sets. This course is ideal for all age levels and skill sets, and most students have a great deal of fun along the way to learning new skills and enhancing current ones. The course is designed to teach and enhance safe gun handling skills as well as differing tactics and exercises designed to develop muscle memory. Our belief is that if we properly prepare our students and instill self confidence, most situations that might lead to the use of a firearm can be avoided.
The course requires 150 rounds of ammunition and is 4 hours in length.
Handgun that is 9 mm caliber or larger; Glock or Springfield striker fired guns provide a quick rate of learning.
Two magazines for your handgun. Revolvers are welcomed, but speed loaders or speed strips are nice to have.
Holster that will retain its shape for reholstering with one hand. There are several good ones on the market; Defense Solutions Group (DSG) and White Hat Holsters make excellent kydex holsters that are easily streamlined into our training . If there is any doubt as to your holster, please contact us, especially prior to purchasing one. We do have holsters and firearms available for rent.
Hearing and eye protection. Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
Ball cap, heavy leather belt and pants that have belt loops.
Hiking boots or tennis shoes.
High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
Water and a light snack if needed.
Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.