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“Structural Handgun” is a class designed to lay the foundation of fundamental handgun techniques. This class focuses on firearms safety, handgun accuracy and recoil mitigation. In addition to the fundamentals this class also provides the student with the building blocks of drawing from a holster and malfunction clearances. By the end of this class, the student will have a better understanding of pistol shooting as well as proper dry fire techniques and information about further training opportunities. Information Covered Range and Safety Etiquette Fundamental Handgun Operation Ground-Up Philosophy Personal Baseline: Accuracy and Accountability Reloading Techniques Drawing and Presentation Basic malfunction techniques Required Equipment Practical and reliable Handgun (excluding rimfire) Minimum of 2 magazines Rigid holster specifically designed for your firearm which fully covers the trigger guard. Excluded holsters include: nylon universal holsters, crossdraw, and small of the back holsters. Belt suitable for supporting the weight of firearm and magazines Minimum of 200 rounds of ammunition (250 recommended) Eye and Ear Protection Water source for 6-8 hours What to Expect Training outside, being on your feet for 6-8 hours In depth discussions covering relevant topics Self and group evaluation in a “Willing to learn” environment Recommended Items Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, rigid footwear, snacks, pen and paper Additional Discussions may include: Firearm/gear selection and validation Personal continuation of training Skills in context
Michigan CPL Course Length: 8-9 hours Course Description: The NRA’s Personal Protection In The Home (PPITH) course meets the requirements for Michigan’s Concealed Pistol License (CPL) application. This course covers the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for the protection of yourself, your family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. What to expect: Information on defensive shooting. Defense inside the home before, during, and after the event. A legal brief from an attorney educated in the Use of Deadly Force. Aspects of selecting the right handgun for you. Information on additional and continued training. Cumulative exam over the course information. Range portion in which we will fire a minimum of 125 rounds of ammunition which will cover both the pre-qualification and required shooting courses of fire. Required equipment: A handgun you plan to shoot during the course (recommended that you bring the handgun you plan to carry). Recommended 9mm/.38spl or larger caliber. 150 rounds (200 recommended) of quality ammunition for the firearm you plan on taking to the course. Contact us for special pricing on ammunition for this course. Eye and ear protection which are required on the range at all times. Pen and paper. Prerequisites (one of the following) NRA Basic Pistol Course. NRA Pistols First Steps Pistol Course. Military DD 214 with pistol qualification. Passing the Pre-Course Evaluation performed during the course
"Defensive Handgun" is a class that focuses on practical and defensive based skills crucial to fighting with a handgun. Upon completion, the student will have a better understanding of defensive techniques such as one handed shooting, non-standard shooting positions and the use of cover, all while being held to a high degree of accuracy and maintaining safe firearms handling. This is an intermediate level class, therefore sucessful completion of "Structural Handgun" or equivalent (please email for details) is a prerequisite. Topics Covered Fundamental Overview Draw and Presentation Reloading Techniques Stoppage Identification and Resolution Multiple Target Engagements One Handed Shooting Techniques Alternate Shooting Positions Use of Cover Shooting While Moving *Additional Discussions may include: Single handed reloads and malfunction clearances Personal continuation of training Skills in context Equipment Required Practical and reliable Defensive Handgun with at least 3 magazines (more if your magazines hold less than 10rds) Rigid and safe holster (Desinged specfically for students firearm, fully covers the trigger guard.) Outside the waistband (OWB) or Appendix Inside the waistband (AIWB) only. Magazine carriers Belt suitable for supporting the weight of firearm and magazines Minimum of 300rds of ammunition Eye and Ear Protection Water source for 6-8 hours *Recommended Hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, rigid footwear, drinks and snacks, folding chair, notepad and pen What to Expect Training outside, being on your feet for 8 hours Moderate physical activity In depth discussions covering relevant topics Self and group evaluation in a "Willing to learn" enviroment Prerequisites Student must sucessfully completed "Basic Handgun" or equivalent (email for details) Contact email@example.com or call 616-399-3011 to register.
Skills and Drills
Skills and Drills Night with Steadfast Applications. Find your Personal Baseline. This will consist of drills that we have found beneficial to our own training that are either scored, timed, or both. We will explain the drill, what that particular drill focused on in terms of training, and why it's important. You will leave with a personal score sheet which would be your Personal Baseline performance in which to train against and raise. Targets will be made available to attendees to facilitate personal growth during future training sessions. A holster will be required for most of the drills we will run. Round count is up to you, but we recommend 150. Will be from 5pm until dark. You can contact us at Steadfast Applications on Facebook, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Long Range Archery at 616-399-3011.
Intro To Carbine
“Introduction to Carbine" is a purpose built class for students with little to moderate experience with the AR-15 series of firearms. The focus of this class is to get the student to understand the operation and nomenclature of their firearm, as well as how to achieve a steady firing position and press accurate shots. Upon completion of this class, the student will have a better understanding of zero theory, Minute Of Angle (MOA) and mechanical offset.
“Structural Carbine” is a class designed to lay the foundation of carbine manipulations and shooting techniques. This class covers topics such as recoil mitigation, multiple target transitions, and different types of reloading techniques. By the end of this class, the student will have a better understanding of carbine operations, their “personal baseline”, and information about further training opportunities.
1/2 day Handgun Mechanics
This half day class is based off of the second half of "Structural Handgun" in which we cover the specifics of drawing from the holster and reloading techniques. This specified class will allow more repetitions to refine the shooters performance and introduce techniques of drawing from concealment.