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Handgun Courses

Basic Handgun

Dates: April 6 | April 27 | May 18
Basic Handgun is taught at our indoor handgun range in Inwood WV, and is an 8 hour fundamentals course designed for new shooters or experienced shooters who want a review.  The course follows an NRA style format, beginning with a detailed lecture on handgun types, design, theory & function.  The student is then introduced to the dynamic world of ammunition and its details as these are important for various types of shooting applications.  Eye dominance is determined, and there is a detailed lecture on the six fundamentals of shooting.  Then students learn about proper handgun maintenance/cleaning, safe use, storage and transportation guidelines.  The lecture segment is followed by an exam.  After the exam, a 1 hour WV Concealed Carry Law presentation is performed by a local LE officer or attorney.  This allows the students seeking a WV Concealed Carry Permit to ask questions pertaining to their rights.  Finally, a shooting qualification concludes the course in which each student must score a 70% or greater score.  Each student is allowed a maximum of 100 rounds of ammunition to score 7/10 in a 12-inch circle at 21-feet target distance.  A 70% or greater score on both the open book exam and the shooting qualification must be obtained to receive a signed certificate of completion for 8 hours of training.

Defensive Handgun I: Defensive Handgun Basics

Dates: April 13th 2024
Defensive Handgun I is taught at our new firearms training center located in Bloomery WV.  It is an 8 hour introductory course for students who have been consistently shooting for several years and are serious about carrying a concealed handgun.  A basic understanding of the fundamentals of shooting, along with good marksmanship skills are required to take this course. The class starts with a 2 hour lecture on topics such as types of concealed carry firearms, advantages/disadvantages of each, ammunition, modes of concealing a handgun and real world statistics and realistic encounters.  The entire course is focused on the safe and proper presentation of a handgun from a holster (either concealed or not concealed). After a successful “skills evaluation exercise”, the student is introduced to several types of gun malfunctions, proper reloading techniques, proper gun manipulation,  multiple shot and multiple target engagements.  The student is introduced to the use of steel targets, instilling an instant, positive feedback.  Finally, a brief exercise on the use of cover and single handed shooting is introduced followed by a “real world” problem the student must successfully solve.  Upon successful completion of all shooting exercises, the student will receive a signed 8 hour course completion certificate.  350rds required (PRE-REQUISITE: BASIC HANDGUN with 1+ years of continual practice or permission).

Defensive Handgun II: Defensive Handgun Tactics

Dates: to be determined (2024)
Defensive Handgun II is taught at our new firearms training center located in Bloomery WV.  It is an 8 hour intermediate defensive Handgun course for students who have been consistently shooting for several years and are serious about carrying a concealed handgun.  A basic understanding of the fundamentals of shooting, along with good marksmanship skills, are required to take this course.  The class starts with a quick skills evaluation and warm up.  Students quickly jump into more advanced drills involving turns, movement, long distance shots, vehicles and multiple threat scenarios.  Additional types of gun malfunctions are taught, proper reloading techniques under time restraints are used.  Basic communication skills with other classmates to solve multiple threat problems are taught.  The use of cover & concealment is heavily critiqued.  The safe and proper presentation of a handgun from a holster (either concealed or not concealed), and proper two-handed gun manipulation from strong-side to support-side and back are relied upon throughout the course.  Students will also learn single-handed shooting using their strong-side, with an introduction to single-handed shooting using their support-side.  The class concludes with culmination drills where the student must utilize skills learned to solve a real world problem.  Upon successful completion of all shooting exercises, the student will receive a signed 8 hour course completion certificate.

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