Two Day

 

Protective Carbine 1

Protective Carbine 2

Protective Pistol 1

Protective Pistol 2

Protective Pistol 3

 

 

One Day

 

Battle Rifle Workshop

IDPA Workshop

 

 

Half Day

 

Advanced Carbine Clinic

Kalashnikov Clinic

Women's Pistol Clinics Levels 1 - 6

 

 

 

 

 

Two Day

 

 

Protective Carbine 1

 

 

Protective Carbine 1 builds safe and accurate armed citizens. Topics covered include: safety assessment and risk management, aiming, trigger control, zeroing for iron sights and optics, field stripping, technical inspection, maintenance, function check, presentation, stance and grip, active and reactive ammunition management, horizontal and vertical target transitions, malfunction clearance, and an introduction to various skill drills. Short, lightweight, semi-automatic carbines are most appropriate but full-size battle rifles are welcome. Day one is an industry standard-setting maintenance seminar and weapon inspection. Any deficiencies are corrected on the spot (this is based around the AR-15 weapon). Day one continues with hard zeroing both iron sights and optics and concludes with prone shooting at various ranges, out to 200m. Day two shooters hit the ground running with the full confidence of tweaked, lubed, and zeroed guns, progressing into faster shooting and efficient manipulations.

 

 

Required:

 

ballistic eye protection & hearing protection

semi-automatic carbine or rifle

functional iron sights

several spare magazines (or clips if appropriate)

500 rounds of ammunition

suitable range wear depending on the season

 

 

Optional:

 

sling

optical sight or scope (avoid heavy magnification)

spare magazine pouch worn on the belt

.22lr carbine of a type which functions like a full-power counterpart

shooting mat to lay on

 

 

 

 

 

Protective Carbine 2

 

 

Protective Carbine 2 shifts from fundamentals to home defense applications. PC2 builds confidence by mentally taking shooters off the range and instilling a shift in mindset: preparing to prevail against a lethal threat. Weapon effects on human anatomy form the basis for PC 2 shooting standards; situational awareness is constantly emphasized, and mini-scenarios keep shooters in a problem-solving mode. Techniques covered include advanced malfunctions, alternate ready positions, use of cover, aggressive movement, weak side operations, use of cover, and transitions to sidearms. Low light operations occur the evening of day one... also an attorney will discuss legalities of carbines and home defense for Pennsylvania. PC2 deals with situations which constitute likely scenarios that a citizen may face - the middle of the statistical "bell-curve". PC2 is for experienced shooters and is also physically demanding - students need to be able to perform.

 

 

Required:

 

ballistic eye protection & filtered hearing protection

semi-auto carbine with confirmed zero

functional iron sights

sling which allows your weapon to hang in a vertical orientation (muzzle pointing down)

magazine carrier worn on the belt

five magazines (minimum)

weapon lubricant

1000 rounds rifle ammo - 60 rounds must be frangible

weapon mounted light

pistol/holster/50 rounds ammo for transition work

hand held flashlight

suitable range wear depending on the season

 

 

 

 

 

Protective Pistol 1

 

 

Protective Pistol is our comprehensive entry level course of instruction designed specifically for those who have had limited-to-no formal training. The topics covered include: fundamental safety, trigger control, aiming, grip, body alignment, presentation from the holster and reholster, active and reactive ammunition management, horizontal and vertical target transitions, malfunction clearance, cleaning, inspection, maintenance, and an introduction to useful skill drills and dry practice techniques. Day one is focused on safety and the fundamentals of marksmanship, while day two develops efficient gun-handling.

 

 

Required:

 

ballistic eye protection & hearing protection

semi-automatic pistol of at least .380 ACP caliber

holster worn on the strong side that allows holstering with only the firing hand

several spare magazines

500 rounds of ammunition

suitable range wear depending on the season

 

 

Optional:

 

.22lr pistol of a type which functions like a full-power counterpart

magazine carrier worn on the belt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protective Pistol 2

 

 

Protective Pistol 2 shifts from fundamentals to concealed carry and home defense applications. PP2 builds confidence by mentally taking shooters off the range and instilling a shift in mindset: preparing to prevail against a lethal threat. Weapon effects on human anatomy form the basis for PP2 shooting standards. Mini-scenarios keep shooters in a problem-solving mode. Techniques covered include advanced malfunctions, strong hand only shooting, alternate ready positions, use of cover, and aggressive movement. Low light operations occur the evening of day one. EDC gear is discussed along with clothing options. Situational awareness is constantly emphasized. An attorney discusses legalities of concealed carry and home defense for Pennsylvania. PP2 deals with likely scenarios that a citizen may face - the middle of the statistical "bell-curve". PP2 is for experienced shooters and is physically demanding - students need to be able to perform.

 

 

Required:

 

ballistic eye protection & filtered hearing protection

semi-automatic pistol of at least .380 ACP caliber

holster worn on the strong side that allows holstering with only the firing hand

1000 rounds of ammunition

magazine carrier worn on the belt

five magazines (minimum)

weapon lubricant

hand held flashlight appropriate for concealed carry

suitable range wear depending on the season

concealment garment (vest, shirt, lightweight jacket)

 

 

Optional:

 

weapon mounted light

 

 

 

 

 

Protective Pistol 3

 

 

Protective Pistol 3 is our advanced skills development course building upon and rounding out Protective Pistol 1 & 2. PP3 begins as a diagnostics workshop where accuracy and speed are honed to high levels, and any residual bad habits are identified and isolated. Day 2 focuses on encounter outliers at either end of the statistical "bell-curve" - students are drilled on strong hand only and weak hand only shooting, manipulations, and malfunction clearance techniques, as well as unfamiliar weapons and uncommon positions and orientations. Close quarters point shooting techniques are covered as well as long range marksmanship. Reactive targets and live role play are used in various drills to facilitate a problem-solving mindset and driving through adversity to achieve a positive outcome. This course is for experienced shooters and is physically demanding - students need to be able to perform.

 

 

Required:

 

ballistic eye protection & filtered hearing protection

semi-automatic pistol of at least .380 ACP caliber

holster worn on the strong side that allows holstering with only the firing hand

magazine carrier worn on the belt

five magazines (minimum)

weapon lubricant

1000 rounds of ammo - 50 rounds must be your carry ammo

suitable range wear depending on the season

concealment garment (vest, shirt, lightweight jacket)

10 Action Trainer Dummy Rounds in your handgun caliber

basic gunshot trauma kit

 

 

 

 

 

One Day

 

 

Battle Rifle Workshop

 

 

The battle rifle... historically, the main armament of the infantry, utilizing a full-sized cartridge: .30-06, .303 British, 7.62x54R, and eventually a 7.62x51mm weapon for NATO forces. Our Battle Rifle Workshop mixes elements of Protective Carbine 1 & 2 with more traditional military rifle courses of fire. Topics include: safety and risk mitigation, body alignment, mounting the gun, recoil control, ammunition management, position riflery, slings as shooting aid, and various skill drills. Students will learn to manage these powerful weapons during rapid engagements of close targets, but will also employ them out to 300 yards using time-tested, proven techniques. In addition to delivering accurate fire, shooters will also defeat steel, concrete, wood, and vehicular cover. Students are expected to arrive with zeroed rifles. Physically this class requires shooters to get in and out of various traditional shooting positions.

 

 

Required:

 

ballistic eye protection & filtered hearing protection

semi-automatic rifle (200 yard zero preferred)

functional iron sights

sling

4 magazines (or 10 en bloc clips) minimum

400 rounds of ammunition

weapon lubricant

appropriate clothing

 

 

Optional:

 

optical sight or scope

dedicated magazine pouch

bandoleer and/or dump pouch

chest rig or war belt

shooting mat to lay on

 

 

 

 

 

IDPA Workshop

 

Our IDPA Workshop polishes you up on the rules of the International Defensive Pistol Association! You get the inside scoop on the sport of IDPA, and skill drills and coaching to help you succeed! Local IDPA match organizers assist the usual PSC instructor cadre in setting up practice stages and acting as Safety Officers! PSC also points out some of the noteworthy differences between competition and tactical training. A typical IDPA course of fire is less than 18 rounds, so the most you need on your body at any given time is three magazines. Here's a link to the official rules; we stick to them as closely as we can:

IDPA Official Rules

Please review 2.10 and 2.11. We run "cold range, hot bay." This workshop is for all experience levels.

 

Required:

 

IDPA legal pistol

IDPA legal holster

ballistic eye protection & hearing protection

150 rounds of ammunition

IDPA legal mag carrier

several spare magazines

IDPA legal concealment garment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Half Day

 

 

Advanced Carbine Clinic

 

The PSC Advanced Carbine Clinic is designed to provide intense, fast-paced "run time" to experienced shooters in a competitive environment. The ACC is run like a match - students are timed and scored on various drills and stages. We use our own simple, accuracy-weighted scoring system and provide coaching to shooters during and between stages. Classes from other carbine trainers will (hopefully) have given you much of what you need in the way of a solid foundation - the ACC is a chance to see how you stack up against other shooters. Opportunities exist to sort out gear issues, work through pistol transitions, reinforce good practices, isolate bad habits, and test your balance of speed and accuracy. While not technically defensive training, the ACC is heavily biased towards accurate shooting instead of pure speed. Competitive shortcuts - while allowed - will be noted.

 

Required:

 

semi-automatic carbine with confirmed zero

sling

ballistic eye protection & filtered hearing protection

300 rounds (minimum)

mag carrier

five magazines (minimum)

pistol/holster/50 ammo for transition work

weapon lubricant

 

 

This clinic is for experienced shooters and is also physically demanding - students need to be honest with themselves about their ability to perform.

 

 

 

 

 

Kalashnikov Clinic

 

 

The PSC Kalashnikov Clinic is designed to familiarize those with previous basic formal carbine training in the specific quirks and peculiarities of the AK platform. This half day clinic focuses on maximum repetition of the biggest differences between the AK and AR shooting and manipulation skill sets - zeroing and sight adjustments, holdovers, presentations and safety manipulations, reloads, and malfunction clearance. Additionally covered are field strip, inspection and lubrication points, and reassembly and function checks. There is interactive discussion on long stroke gas system operation, noteworthy type variations, and useful versus useless modern upgrades. 7.62x39, 5.45x39, and 5.56x45 ballistics and magazines are contrasted and also compared to the AR platform ballistics and STANAG magazine. The tube "tool kit" and standard issue sling are explained and demonstrated as well as the operation of side folding and underfolding stock assemblies.

 

 

Required:

 

Kalashnikov (AK-47) variant

sling

ballistic eye protection & filtered hearing protection

gloves

300 rounds (minimum)

mag carrier

five magazines (minimum)

weapon lubricant

 

 

 

 

 

Women's Pistol Clinics, Levels 1 - 6

 

 

The six level Protective Shooting Concepts Women's Pistol Clinic curriculum is a streamlined version of our Protective Pistol 1 and 2 programs. It's designed to get female shooters on the most direct path from "unconsciously incompetent" to "consciously competent". Is it necessary to complete all six levels to become an adequate shooter? Necessary? Adequate? As you can imagine, we're slightly biased. Levels 1 & 2 focus on safe gun handling, risk, and risk mitigation. Levels 3 & 4 develop accuracy and consistency. Levels 5 & 6 build the confidence to effectively carry your firearm everyday in the real world. Training through all six levels establishes a solid mastery of the fundamental skills necessary to use your firearm to prevail against a potentially lethal threat. PSC instructors are attuned to the nuances of coaching female shooters, and we achieve impressive results.

 

 

Required:

 

semi-automatic pistol of at least .380 ACP caliber

holster worn on the strong side that allows holstering with only the firing hand

ballistic eye protection & hearing protection

100 rounds of ammunition per clinic

several spare magazines

 

 

 


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