Deadly force encounters with firearms at contact distances are not at all uncommon. In fact, most occur within seven feet and last only a few seconds.
Survival is dependent upon having a plan of action and being prepared to immediately implement it when confronted with an armed assailant. This advanced course provides students with the techniques and knowledge necessary to defend themselves and react appropriately while offering ample training time to practice.
This is an Advanced Level Class, Handgun 104 is required at a minimum. Students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in weapon handling, working from concealment, and single hand shooting techniques.
Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.
- Principles of close quarters engagements
- Point vs. precision shooting
- Retention techniques
- Strike and shoot techniques
- The contact shot
- Dealing with multiple threats up close
- Pistol or revolver in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, .38SPL, .357 Magnum, .40S&W, or .45ACP (no other calibers allowed)
- 3 magazines or 4 speedloaders/moon clips/speed strips minimum
- Belt mounted, dominant side holster
- Magazine pouches
- Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
- Concealment jacket or vest (optional)
- Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
- Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather (unless training in duty uniform)
- Hydration system
- Sunscreen and bug spray
- Hat with a brim
- Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
- Earmuffs and earplugs
Tuition includes free loan of firearms, holsters, safety glasses and hearing protection at the Epping, NH location.
- Estimated round count: 500 rounds handgun
- For Epping, NH courses, non-toxic, non-jacketed FRANGIBLE ammunition may be required
- Ammunition is available for purchase from the Epping facility only