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Introduction to Defensive Pistol or Revolver (Cancelled)

  • 06/27/2020
  • 09:00 - 16:30
  • SCCS&FA Clubhouse and 25 Yard Range
  • 10


Introduction to Defensive Pistol or Revolver

Instructor:  Ron Flowers

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Requirements:  Members only

Max Class Size:  10

Cost: $130

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

Tactical Reloads

Speed Reloads

Four-Step Draw

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.


Equipment Required:

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)

Magazine Pouch

Eye Protection

Ear Protection

Ball Cap

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***

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