5-Day Course Curriculum
Pistol 1st Day:
We start the class off with all the clients shooting live fire drills for me to get a bearing on everyone’s ability levels and to see their strengths and weaknesses. I like to record a half a dozen to a dozen drills with everyone right away so everyone can hopefully record improvements in those same drills at the end of training. After the drills, I’ll start my class from the ground up. I like to start out on short-distance paper target ranges at around 7 yards to ensure accuracy and correct fundamentals. The entire first day will be focused on safety, trigger control, slack out, reset, prepping trigger, trigger press, grip, sight alignment, sight picture, single action, double action, grip pressure, stance, controlled recoil, management recoil, work space, and high ready position. When all the these areas are covered in detail, we’ll start shooting groups and work on recoil and the different ways to manipulate recoil while prepping a trigger the correct way.
Pistol 2nd Day:
The second day will use the range facilities to ingrain the instruction from the 1st day as well as cover the draw and reloads(combat and tactical). We’ll get off paper and primarily be on steel ranges this day. I’ll be closely watching the guys technique to insure proper form learned from the 1st day.
Pistol/Carbine 3rd Day:
I’ve got 8 operator standards for the carbine combined with the pistol that we’ll cover on this day. The 8 operator standards are what are taught at Mid-South and are drills for rifle/pistol manipulation. We’ll test all these standards first and then drill each one individually. This will take up all of the 3rd day.
Pistol/Carbine 4th Day:
We’ll brush up on each operator standards drill and then work on the same standards at distance shooting steel silhouettes at 50 yards. Once these are drilled on steel, we’ll work on multiple shots fired on the same target as well as on multiple targets teaching correct recoil management with the rifle. The guys will then bounce around the rifle ranges performing various drills that incorporate the operator standards.
Pistol/Carbine 5th Day:
We’ll do a quick brush up on all the operator standards followed by steel shooting on various ranges. I’ll cover front site only techniques with the pistol as well as moving and shooting with both rifle and pistol. We’ll re-test all the operator standards from the 3rd day and re-test all the pistol drills from the 1st day.