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Sat, May 18


PCA LLC Private Range

Practical Defensive EDC Pistol

This is an intermediate skills course and a great next step after completing our Defensive Pistol Foundational Skills course. Expect skill development in the areas of pistol manipulation, marksmanship, utilization of the defensive pistol, and critical decision making.

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Practical Defensive EDC Pistol
Practical Defensive EDC Pistol

Time & Location

May 18, 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 every day carry (EDC) defensive pistol.  To get the most benefit from this block of training you should use the pistol, holster, mag pouch, and concealment garment combination that you regularly use for daily carry.  If you normally use off body carry bring that equipment for instruction but you will need a concealment belt holster for this course.   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.  

The focus of this training block will be the concealed carry, deployment and practical application of the defensive pistol.  You should use your every day carry pistol (EDC pistol), holster, and spare ammunition carrier.

PRE-REQUISITES: Successful completion of our Defensive Pistol Foundational Skills course, similar block of instruction, or a waiver of this requirement after a review of your prior training and experience by PCA LLC Staff.

General Information:

  • Bring your firearm(s) to the range unloaded in a firearm storage bag or case
  • Do not perform unsupervised unloading or loading of firearms while onsite
  • If you need to unload your CCW Pistol for class we'll direct this activity at the start of training  

Points of Instruction (POI) Include:

  • Legal requirements for Ohio CCW
  • Legal concerns and pitfalls for being armed in public
  • Requirements for the lawful use of deadly force
  • Proper firearm manipulation
  • Rapid deployment from concealment
  • Deployment from ready and carry positions
  • Speed (Emergency) reloading of the pistol using a concealed reload
  • Marksmanship development with enhanced accuracy standards for practical application
  • Critical decision making in the context of a practical firearm application
  • Specific developmental focus dependant upon the student's current skill level
  • Movement, use of cover, and shooting while moving (timer permitting)


  • Modern defensive pistol or revolver with OWB, IWB, or AIWB concealment holster required
  • 3-5 magazines / 2-4 revolver speed loaders and a belt pouch to carry at least 1 speed reload
  • Sturdy pants belt to properly support the holstered pistol and accessories (avoid stretchy or cloth belts)
  • Factory produced training ammunition matching your firearm's caliber (est. 250 rounds bring 300)
  • Maglula Uploader rapid magazine loader for semi-automatic pistols is highly suggested
  • Hand Held Tactical Flashlight with belt pouch or pocket clip (preferably the one you carry every day)
  • Cover garmet for concealed pistol practice (be prepared to shoot open or concealed)
  • Eye protection (safety glasses or polycarbonate lenses in perscription eyeware)
  • Ear protection (electronic shooting ear muffs are highly suggested)
  • Seasonally appropriate clothing suitable for outdoor activities (no low scooped or V-neck shirts or tops)
  • Closed toe athletic shoes or hiking boots suitable for outdoor activities
  • A baseball style cap or visor to help protect your face and eyes
  • Water, sports drinks, & snacks to maintain yourself during moderate physical activity for the training day
  • A folding camp chair for use during breaks or lecture periods is suggested
  • Please note that the range facility does not have running water or improved facilities


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