Protective Pistol 1

Protective Pistol 1 builds safe and accurate armed citizens. The topics covered include: safety assessment and risk management, trigger control, aiming, grip, stance, 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.

 

 

Duration:

  • two days (four blocks)

 

 

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 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 portion is based around the AR-15 family of weapons). 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.

 

 

Duration:

  • two days (four blocks)

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Pistol: Reloaded

Pistol: Reloaded is an advanced shooting workshop conducted with strict standards providing high intensity training for experienced individuals. Review topics covered include: safety assessment and risk management, trigger control, aiming, grip, stance, active and reactive ammunition management, horizontal and vertical target transitions, and malfunction clearance. New topics include: alternate presentation methods, advanced recoil control, shooting on the move, and advanced skill drills and dry practice techniques.

 

 

Duration:

  • one day (two blocks)

 

 

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)
  • 500 rounds of ammo - 50 rounds must be your carry ammo
  • weapon lubricant
  • suitable range wear depending on the season

 

 

Recommended:

  • several weeks (preferably months) of routine range time and dry practice leading up to the class
  • IDPA/USPSA experience

 

 

 

 

Protective Pistol 2

Protective Pistol 2 builds safe, accurate, and confident armed citizens. The course is designed to mentally take shooters off the range and set them against the backdrop of the everyday world. This is accomplished by instilling a shift in mindset: that you are at all times preparing yourself to prevail against a potentially lethal threat. Techniques covered include remedial malfunction clearance, strong hand and weak hand only shooting, alternate ready positions, use of cover, movement and the practicality of shooting while moving. There is an introduction to low light shooting and illumination techniques the evening of day one.

 

On day two students are exposed to various carry methods and are expected to shoot from concealment (concealed carry). "Everyday carry gear" is also discussed along with clothing options. Throughout the course, active ammunition management is emphasized, as is scanning and assessing for additional potential threats and status checking handguns before they are holstered. A lawyer (also a trained shooter) will discuss certain legalities of concealed carry and home defense for Pennsylvania.

 

This course deals with situations which constitute likely scenarios, i.e. the middle of the statistical "bell-curve". This course is physically demanding - shooters need to be honest with themselves about their fitness and endurance.

 

 

Duration:

  • two days (four blocks)

 

 

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 Carbine 2

Protective Carbine 2 builds safe, accurate, and confident armed citizens. The course is designed to mentally take shooters off the range and set them against the backdrop of the everyday world. This is accomplished by instilling a shift in mindset: that you are at all times preparing yourself to prevail against a potentially lethal threat. Techniques covered include remedial malfunction clearance, movement and the practicality of shooting while moving, weak side shooting and manipulations, introduction to the use of cover, and transitions to sidearms (and the applicability of this technique). There is an introduction to low light shooting and illumination techniques the evening of day one.

 

Heavy emphasis is placed on operating the carbine as a home defense weapon, where the shooter may have absolutely minimal gear and essentially only what is "strapped to the gun". Throughout the course, active ammunition management is emphasized, as is scanning and assessing for potential threats and status checking weapons before they are slung on safe. A lawyer (also a trained shooter) will discuss certain legalities of NFA weapons and home defense for Pennsylvania.

 

This course deals with situations which constitute likely scenarios, i.e. the middle of the statistical "bell-curve". This course is physically demanding - shooters need to be honest with themselves about their fitness and endurance.

 

 

Duration:

  • two days (four blocks)

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Murphy Strikes!

"Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong."

 

Murphy Strikes! is an advanced gun handling workshop conducted with strict standards to provide high intensity training for experienced armed citizens. This workshop drills students on strong hand only (SHO) and weak hand only (WHO) shooting, manipulations, and malfunction clearance techniques. Students will shoot unfamiliar weapons and will shoot from uncommon positions and orientations; point shooting techniques will be covered as well as long range marksmanship. Reactive and steel targets will be used in various drills to facilitate a problem-solving mindset and driving through to achieve a positive outcome.

 

This workshop deals with situations which constitute outliers at either end of the statistical "bell-curve". This course is physically demanding - shooters need to be honest with themselves about their fitness and endurance.

 

 

Duration:

  • one day (two blocks)

 

 

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
  • 650 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

 

 

 


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