Learn. Practice. Master. Functionalize. Maintain.
What class is right for me?
If you haven’t been to a traditional training class, I would suggest the handgun Fundamentals class. This covers weapon handling and safety aspects as well as the basics of accuracy and shooting. This class is popular with master class shooters and first time shooters because it develops and reinforces the fundamentals.
After I take the Fundamentals class what’s next?
Typically after a Fundamentals class, for new shooters we see them sign up for the same class again. Generally, the new shooter is learning so many new skills, that they then need to build meaningful repetitions before they move into a class that adds more developed skills. Mastery is performing the skill, or group of skills until the act is done as close to excellence without thought…or what we call subconscious competence. Or, “a comprehensive knowledge or skill in a subject or accomplishment.” When learning a new skill for the first time the student is in the subconscious incompetence phase and must build their fundamental skill of shooting.
What class is next for me?
Typically we address this individually with students at the end of a class.
Do I need to take a Handgun Fundamentals class to attend a Carbine Op class?
Yes, during the Carbine Operator Course we cover the transition from the primary to the secondary. Due to this we ask that the student be proficient and safe with the transition.
Do I need to have a license to carry (LTC) to attend class?
Are the Concealed Carry License (CCW) and the License To Carry (LTC)?
Do you teach the LTC class?
How long is class?
Fundamentals courses are 8 hours. Operator classes are 16 hours or two days and more advanced courses may run from 2-5 days.
Do we need to bring a lunch?
We break for lunch and give students enough time to drive to lunch if you didn’t bring one. I recommend bringing one as it allows time for preparations between the lunch iteration.
Should I take the LTC class or fundamentals class first?
We recommend taking the fundamentals class first. Why? The LTC class doesn’t spend much time with firearm handling or accuracy; nor does it spend time teaching you to shoot with the proper grip etc. The LTC is a legal and proficiency only class.
How old do my kids need to be in order to take a class?
Kids and students under the age of 18 require the parent to be in attendance. Students under 21 and but older then 18 will NOT be required to have parental attendance, however it is recommended.
What does cleared citizen mean?
You need to be a US citizen to participate in classes.
If I don’t own a firearm can I rent one?
What kind of ammo do you recommend?
Typically we suggest finding the lowest cost training ammo for classes. If you have specific Carry ammo that you have decided on, we recommend purchasing an extra box for class. Err go if the class is 500 rounds buy 450 cheap training rounds and bring a box of 50 Carry rounds to make sure it functions in your firearm.
I have hunted my entire life, what class is good for me?
Any level I or fundamentals class.
Is drawing my pistol from a holster an advanced skill?
No. Drawing your pistol is a fundamental skill, and needs proper repetitions performed for safe deployment, employment, and re-holstering.
Why won’t indoor ranges allow me to draw from a holster, then?
Most shooters that frequent indoor ranges haven’t taken a proper class and can’t perform this task without endangering themselves or others. Pointing a gun at your crotch, hip or down your leg can be deadly. Indoor ranges and ranges that rent lanes don’t have the time to sufficiently and adequately screen the public.
I was told that a revolver was perfect for my wife, is this true?
Not necessarily…a perfect pistol is determined by the overall fit and grip the shooter can achieve and maintain thru recoil. It is not about the pistol functions. Bad information is everywhere.
What should I wear?
Comfortable shoes, pants and a shirt you can manage (tuck in if needed). Ladies should not wear blouse fronts or tight v-neck T’s. Hot brass is real.
I don’t own camouflage, do I need it?
Most of our students don’t.
What is the single most important skill you teach?
1. Competence with safe gun handling and accuracy. Speed will come to those who practice.
What gear should I buy? Holster? Belt? Magazine holders?
Unless you have had opportunities to trial and error with different kit out in the market, use your first class (or few) to see what works for other students and why. The fastest way to save money, is learning from others mistakes and not rushing to purchase kit.
How frequently should I train?
How frequently do you gunfight?