Practical Pistol 1


Course Schedule and Registration
Practical Pistol 1
1 Day /Starting @ $123.89 – select the price you’re willing to pay from the available pricing options during registration
Prerequisite: None
Class Start: 8:45 am
Class Location: Per location annotated on calendar. Taylorsville GA & Dahlonega GA. Details will be emailed week prior to class.

The course provides a fundamentals primer for those new to shooting and a thought invoking refresher for the experienced shooter. Structured around the practical application of the fundamentals of marksmanship, Practical Pistol 1 establishes the foundation for skills development and the application of specific tactics necessary to prevail in a lethal force encounter. Practical Pistol 1 fulfills the firearms training prerequisite for Practical Pistol 2 & Fighter Ready®

Course Topics:

  • Firearms Safety
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Practical application of Marksmanship
  • Precision vs Practical accuracy
  • Methods of carry and getting your pistol into the fight
  • Multiple threat engagements
  • Shooting from uncomfortable positions
  • Shooting on the move
  • Identification and use of cover
  • Threat identification and personal reaction times

Gear List:

  • Pistol w/holster (strong side, inside or outside waistband is fine).
  • 350 rounds of factory loaded ammunition
  • Magazine pouch (if none don’t worry pockets work well)
  • A sturdy belt for the holster and magazine pouches (try your gear on prior to class)
  • As many spare magazines as you have (saves on reloading time)
  • Eye & ear protection (foam inserts or muffs – electronic muffs recommended)
  • Hat with bill & sunblock
  • Raingear
  • Pen and Paper
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear. Wear something you’d use to go hiking in a national forest for the day (this is not the time to break in a new pair of platforms, pumps, wedges, sling backs, etc.)
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional) – Knee pads will help during range cleanup
  • Water or similar for hydration (1 gallon)
  • We recommend bringing a bagged lunch