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Advanced Pistol Operator



This class will build upon the firm foundation you developed in Defensive Handgun 101, and introduce you to more advanced weapons handling techniques. This class will spend more time on the range and involve drills that will take you to the next level in your shooting abilities. By the end of the class the student will be able to quickly and accurately engage targets, effectively utilize cover, and be exposed to both close quarters shooting techniques and firing under stress.

Subjects covered in this class include:


  • Technical skills including moving from concealment, proper turning movements and target acquisition.
  • Recoil management
  • Firing under stress
  • Basic close quarters techniques
  • Review of the fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Threat assessment & avoidance
  • Situational awareness and defensive mindset
  • Physiological and psychological aspects of an armed conflict
  • Use of cover and concealment


Required gear:


  • Serviceable handgun (semi auto and/or revolver)
  • 6 magazines (speed loaders are helpful)
  • 400-500 rounds of ammunition
  • Ear and eye protection
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • A proper holster (no cross draw or shoulder holsters without prior approval)


Optional gear:


  • Magazine pouch
  • Knee and/or elbow pads
  • Water bottle, bladder or other
  • Additional ammunition and/or magazines

    Cost: $174.95

    Length: 6 hours

    Prerequisites: Defensive Handgun 1

    Defensive Handgun1 or equivalent training noticed by our instructors or have had a solid foundation in handgun fundamentals and a basic understanding of defensive pistol concepts. Any questions call or email to clarify if this class is right for you. 

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