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Sun, May 19


PCA LLC Private Range

Defensive Pistol - Foundational Skills - $150

This course is intended for shooters who are newer to the defensive use of firearms. Expect skill development in the areas of pistol manipulation, marksmanship, & safe utilization of the defensive pistol. Although an introductory course it should not be confused with a "basic" course.

Defensive Pistol - Foundational Skills - $150
Defensive Pistol - Foundational Skills - $150

Time & Location

May 19, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

PCA LLC Private Range, 6252 New Carlisle Pike, Springfield, OH 45504, USA

About the Event

This is a developmental skills course focused on the practical use of the defensive pistol.    It is a great course to continue your training progression and will provide an opportunity to learn new skills while improving upon your existing skill set.  The material will be presented in a crawl, walk, run manner and in an easy to understand building block approach.  Focus areas will be practical movement, positional shooting, and use of cover in the context of a self defense scenario.

This course is available in a Ladies Only or Private Instruction format.  Please contact us for details.

PRE-REQUISITES: CCW or other equivalent preferred

Points of Instruction (POI) Include:

  • Selection criteria for a defensive handgun (key considerations)
  • Proper firearm manipulation in a personal defense context
  • Safe loading & unloading of the pistol or revolver
  • Drawing from the holster (4 step practical draw procedure)
  • Deployment from ready and carry positions
  • Speed reloading the pistol or revolver
  • Marksmanship development with enhanced accuracy standards
  • Critical decision making in the context of a practical firearm application
  • Specific developmental focus dependant upon the student(s) skill levels

Equipment Required:

  • Modern defensive pistol or revolver
  • Properly fitted IWB or OWB holster suggested but not required
  • 3 pistol magazines / 2 revolver speed loaders
  • Reload belt pouch suggested but not required
  • Factory produced training ammunition matching your firearm's caliber (150+ rounds)
  • Eye protection (safety glasses or polycarbonate lenses in perscription eyeware)
  • Ear protection (electronic shooting ear muffs highly suggested)
  • Seasonally appropriate clothing suitable for outdoor activities (no low scooped neck shirts or tops)
  • Closed toe shoes or boots suitable for outdoor activities
  • A baseball style cap or visor to help protect your face
  • Water, sports drinks, & snacks to maintain yourself during moderate physical activity for the training day
  • Please note that the range facility does not have running water or improved facilities


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