Introduction to Defensive Pistol or Revolver
Instructor: Ron Flowers
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements: Members only
Max Class Size: 10
Please bring your own lunch. There will be no time to go out for lunch.
No live ammo in class.
This course is designed for the new pistol owner with limited or no experience, or no formal training. The entire class is conducted in the context of the legal use of force, physiological reactions to stress, and the realities of defensive engagements with pistol caliber firearms.
Approximately 8 hours.
Morning Session consists of:
Nomenclature of handguns and action types
Functioning and Cycle of Operations
Field Stripping and Cleaning
Discussion on Defensive Calibers
Iron sights or Red Dot Sights?
Safe Loading and Unloading
7 Fundamentals of Marksmanship (Grip, Stance, Sight Alignment, Sight Picture, Trigger Control, Follow Through, Breathing)
Mindset and Defensive Shooting Targeting
Draw Stroke and Presentation
Importance of Dry Firing and Manipulations, and the SAFE way to Conduct this kind of practice
Dry Fire and Manipulation of the Fundamentals
Afternoon Session consists of:
(Live) Safe Loading and Unloading
Pistol Presentation for Single Round Strings of Fire
Pistol Presentation for Double Strings of Fire
Accuracy vs Speed, Finding the Balance Appropriate for Situation
Multiple Round Engagements
Throughout the day there will be mini-lectures and discussions about the Legal, Physiological, and Psychological Ramifications of Deadly Force, as well as Target Zones, Neurobiology of “Perfect Practice,” and Mindset. Questions will be addressed.
Class will close with a De-Brief and Presentation of Certificates.
Reputable semi-automatic or revolver handgun
Suitable ammunition for that firearm (approx 300 rounds)
Two Magazines or Speedloaders (for Revolvers)
Hard-sided Holster (for your specific Firearm)
Regular Pants with Sturdy Belt
(NO yoga pants, low cut or sleeveless shirts, open-toed shoes)
Students should dress for the weather.
***Limited rental pistols available for small additional charge. Contact Instructor with questions; 610-597-3717***