Close Quarter Handgun


Most deadly force encounters using firearms occur within 7 feet and last only 3-5 seconds with an average of 3 shots fired.  Be prepared to defend yourself in these close quarter situations.  Through this course, students will learn the skills necessary to increase their survivability. Upon completion, participants will have a “plan ofaction” in place if and when faced with a deadly threat encounter.

Order Close Quarter Handgun Course

Duration: 1 day / 8 hours

Overview

  • Principles of Close Quarters Engagements
  • Point vs. Precision Shooting
  • Bent Elbow Shooting
  • Strike and Shoot Techniques
  • The Contact Shot
  • Dealing with Multiple Threats Up Close

Prerequisites

This is an advanced level course. Students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in weapon handling, working from concealment, and single hand shooting techniques.

 

Notes

Estimated round count:  300 rounds

Equipment List:

  • Pistol or revolver in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, ,38SPL, .357 Magnum, .40S&W, or .45ACP (no other calibers allowed)
  • 3 magazines or 4 speedloaders/ moon clips/ speed strips minimum
  • Belt mounted, dominant side concealment holster
  • Magazine Pouches
  • Sturdy Belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Concealment jacket or vest (optional)
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather (unless training in duty uniform)
  • Hydration system
  • Sunscreen and bugspray
  • Hat with a brim
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Earmuffs and earplugs

Tuition includes the following:

  • Free loan of any needed equipment (SIG SAUER pistols, rifles*, holsters, safety equipment, etc.) [*Epping only]
  • 20% discount on genuine SIG SAUER parts and accessories from the Academy Pro Shop purchased during the course.
  • 20% discount on future course tuition if you register during the course (Guest Instructor courses

 

 

Low Light Pistol Operator

Sixty percent of deadly force encounters in the U.S. occur in low light environments. This low light operators course is a blend of techniques and tactics used to prevail in short time duration, close proximity, low light encounter.  The course begins with learning about the human eye and how it works in low light and progresses into choosing and using the proper equipment.  Once the equipment needs are addressed, the student is taught the fundamentals of safely and effectively employing them to search, navigate, locate, identify and engage potential threats in a low light environment.

Duration: 2 days / 16 hours

Overview

  • The human eye and how it works in low light
  • Movement in low light
  • Selection of support equipment used in low light (flashlights, weapon mounted lights, night sites)
  • Alternative uses for the flashlight
  • Survival techniques with or without an alternative light source
  • Use of weapons mounted lights
  • Dry and live fire drills utilizing weapons mounted lights and altrnative light techniques

Estimated round count:  500 rounds

 

Prerequisites

This is an intermediate level class.  The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, foundational marksmanship skills, and working from a holster

 

Notes

Equipment List:

  • Pistol or revolver in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, ,38SPL, .357 Magnum, .40S&W, or .45ACP (no other calibers allowed)
  • 3 magazines or 4 speedloaders/ moon clips/ speed strips minimum
  • Belt mounted, dominant side concealment holster or duty rig
  • Magazine/ ammunition pouches
  • Handheld flashlight
  • Weapon mounted light w/ suitable holster (optional)
  • Sturdy Belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Concealment jacket or vest (optional)
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather (unless training in duty uniform)
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Earmuffs and earplugs

Tuition includes the following:

  • Course manual
  • Free loan of any needed equipment (SIG SAUER pistols, rifles*, holsters, safety equipment, etc.) [*Epping only]
  • 20% discount on genuine SIG SAUER parts and accessories from the Academy Pro Shop purchased during the course.
  • 20% discount on future course tuition if you register during the course (Guest Instructor courses excluded)

Concealed Carry

The decision to lawfully carry a concealed handgun should not be made lightly. Obtain a solid foundation of  defensive handgun skills and techniques, use of force law, and mindset for concealed carry and personal defense in this course. This class is for individuals who intend to carry a concealed defensive handgun and are seeking an elevation of skills, tactics, and knowledge relative to their everyday environment.

Duration: 2 days / 16 hours

Overview

  • Firearms Safety
  • Safety Concerns and Practices While Carrying Concealed
  • Choosing a Concealed Carry Firearm
  • Selecting Concealed Carry Equipment
  • Presentation of the Firearm from a Concealed Carry Posture
  • Defensive Pistol Marksmanship Fundamentals
  • Close Proximity Shooting Techniques for Violent Encounters
  • One-Handed Operation
  • Multiple Shot Techniques
  • Identification and Utilization of Cover
  • Overview of Alternative Carry Techniques
  • Utilization of Force in Self-Defense, both Lethal and Less Lethal
  • Pistol Inspection and Maintenance

Estimated round count  600 rounds

Notes

Prerequisites

This is an intermediate level class.  The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, foundational marksmanship skills, and working from a holster.

We strongly recommend completion of Intermediate Practical Handgun Skills (Handgun 103) or its equivalent prior to registering for this course.

Equipment List:

  • Pistol or revolver in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, ,38SPL, .357 Magnum, .40S&W, or .45ACP
  • 3 magazines or  4 speedloaders/ moon clips/ speed strips minimum
  • Belt mounted, dominant side concealment holster
  • Magazine/ ammunition pouch
  • Sturdy Belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Concealment jacket or vest
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather
  • Hydration system
  • Sunscreen and bugspray
  • Hat with a brim
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Earmuffs and earplugs

Tuition includes the following:

  • Course manual
  • Free loan of any needed equipment (SIG SAUER pistols, rifles*, holsters, safety equipment, etc.) [*Epping only]
  • 20% discount on genuine SIG SAUER parts and accessories from the Academy Pro Shop purchased during the course.
  • 20% discount on future course tuition if you register during the course (Guest Instructor courses excluded)

 

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