***This is an Advanced Class after taking the following classes:***
This is the next level of training in our Outdoors Defensive Pistol Series.
It will continue to reinforce the fundamentals learned previously in the
Basics of Pistol Shooting and in the NRA Full Concealed Carry (CCW)
(NO APPENDIX CARRY)
For this class, you will need the following:
Your firearm must be fully functional, have all factory-installed safety devices intact, and have no dangerous modifications (such as a "hair" trigger under 4 pounds, removed trigger guard, etc.).
A reliable, clean pistol with a strong side holster correctly fits the firearm, that
completely covers the trigger guard, and remains open when the firearm is removed.
HOLSTERS MUST BE RIGID ENOUGH TO REMAIN OPEN WHEN DRAWING AND RE-HOLSTERING.
THIGH HOLSTERS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THIS CLASS.
HOLSTERS MUST BE WORN ON THE STUDENT FIRING SIDE, OUTSIDE THE WAISTBAND.
HOLSTERS MUST ALLOW THE SHOOTER TO DRAW AND RE-HOLSTER WITH ONE HAND!
BLACKHAWK SERPA® HOLSTERS OR SIMILAR HOLSTERS REQUIRING TRIGGER FINGER RELEASE MECHANISMS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THIS CLASS!
THIGH HOLSTERS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THIS CLASS!
FOBUS HOLSTERS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN OUR CLASSES DUE TO RETENTION AND FIT ISSUES.
INSIDE THE WAISTBAND, HOLSTERS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THIS CLASS.
LEATHER HOLSTERS MUST BE RIGID ENOUGH TO REMAIN OPEN WHEN THE GUN IS WITHDRAWN.
If you have questions if your holster is acceptable, contact the instructor.
A magazine carrier with a couple of spare magazines (we recommend at least 3),
Speed Loaders (recommended)
A QUALITY BELT DESIGNED TO CARRY A HOLSTER AND FIREARM IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
CONCEALMENT GARMENT – OPTIONAL,
NOT REQUIRED BUTTON DOWN SHIRT OR OTHER
LOOSE-FITTING CLOTHING TO CONCEAL THE PISTOL.
Eyes and Electronic hearing protection are mandatory.
At least 300 rounds of new factory ammunition are required, with NO reloads.
The minimum age is 21 to participate in this course.
NRA Defensive Pistol Module Course Objectives:
- The importance of carrying and using a pistol responsibly and ethically for personal protection.
- How the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling are applied to concealed carry.
- Basic principles of cover vs. concealment
- Mental awareness and Preparation to develop a defensive mindset for carrying and using a firearm for personal protection
- Techniques for avoiding life-threatening confrontations
- Explain the psychological and physiological changes that may occur during an attack
- Flash sight picture
- Clear common stoppages
- Present a pistol from concealment and reholster and shoot targets at varying distances.
- Qualify for the NRA Defensive Pistol Certificate
Target and Scoring the NRA Defensive Pistol Qualification
The target to be used for this qualification is an
FBI qualification target or an NRA D-1 target.
Any hits inside the bottle on the FBI target or
the scoring rings on the D-1 count, and all rounds must hit.
During this course,
the two most important safety rules are,
ALWAYS keep your gun pointed in a safe direction
ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.