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Critical Precision Pistol Course

March 20, 2021 @ 8:00 am - March 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm MDT


This 16-hr / 2-day course is designed to develop critical pistol skillsets and capabilities necessary to place accurate pistol shots under various threat contingencies. Progressive phases of development advance student’s decision-making process, critical situational analysis and execution, motor skills, carbine precision shot requirements, and principles and efficiency techniques in situations that require immediate defense with their pistol system.

This course will require vetting on participation as it is a basic to intermediate stage performance course that will be physically demanding. Prior marksmanship training is required.

Training Objectives:

  • Expeditionary mindset development: proactive vs reactive upon immediate threat/s
  • The thought process on everyday carry, body armor, kit set up, and concealment: principle/sop vs shooter solution
  • Pistol safe handling skills
  • Pistol fundamental application and weapon mechanical skillset development
  • Various safe pistol carry configurations and control under stress
  • Grouping drills at known distances: understanding proper sight pictures and holds, trigger manipulation, and grip management
  • Precision shot accuracy drills focused on low percentage shots
  • Deliberate pistol draw and presentation with precision shot application
  • Moving and shooting with sight tracking recoil management processes
  • Single hand pistol draw and shot placement drills
  • Weak-side draws and single hand engagement drills
  • Barricade occupation and clearance methods: hasty vs deliberate
  • Target transition/multi-threat engagement methods
  • Magazine changes/one hand/weak hand magazine changes/tac-mag reloads and threat follow-through
  • Multi-threat engagements methods and stress drills
  • Various body positions determined by the situation
  • Weapon malfunctions clearance procedures and threat reduction follow-through
  • Weapon manipulation techniques
  • Multi-round engagement, cadence fire, with grip management control methods
  • Three-dimensional thought application and threat engagement process
  • Target discrimination
  • Critical task evaluation development
  • Post threat engagement procedures
  • Focal cognitive and sub-conscious motor skill drills

Required Equipment:

  • Functioning semi-automatic pistol (RDS authorized) (no revolvers)
  • Pistol belt holster, drop leg holster, tac-gun belt system, or IWB holster (no SERPA holsters allowed)
  • Minimum of two magazine carrier system
  • 5 functioning pistol magazines
  • Tac vest/body armor authorized (optional)
  • Training uniform or range clothes
  • Ballistic eye protection (have clear lenses for cloudy/weather days)
  • Ear protection (noise-canceling most recommended)
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Weapon cleaning kit with lubricant (none will be provided)
  • Spare batteries for optics (none will be provided)
  • Water, snacks, and/or bag lunch
  • 750 rounds of pistol training ammunition




March 20, 2021 @ 8:00 am MDT
March 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm MDT
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Jonas Polson
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