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Sat, Sep 30



Practical Defensive Pistol - Maiden Lane Church of God

This is a Defensive Pistol Foundational Skills course. Expect skill development in the areas of pistol manipulation, marksmanship, utilization of the defensive pistol, and critical decision making with a focus on Church security. Event tickets are being donated to Church Safety Team personnel.

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Practical Defensive Pistol - Maiden Lane Church of God
Practical Defensive Pistol - Maiden Lane Church of God

Time & Location

Sep 30, 2023, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

PCA LLC Range, 6252 New Carlisle Pike, Springfield OH 45505

About the Event

Maiden Lane Church of God Church Security Team Training Donation

Participants must be a member of the Church Security Team and approved by them to attend

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 application of the defensive pistol for a self defense scenario.  We will also discuss the legal requirements for the use of deady force and some general considerations for being armed to provide act in a Church security function.

  • This will NOT be a "competitive format" or "military training".  
  • It WILL focuse on practical application of the defensive pistol and the use of lawfully justified deadly force
  • We will balance the skills levels of all attendees to ensure everyone leaves with new information and skill development.

PRE-REQUISITES: Successful completion of a CCW and/or a similar defensive pistol shooting course of instruction.

Points of Instruction (POI) Include:

  • Proper firearm manipulation
  • Drawing from the holster
  • Deployment from ready and carry positions
  • Rapid reloading of the pistol
  • Practical marksmanship development
  • Critical decision making in the context of a practical firearm application
  • The lawful justification for the use of deadly force for self defense
  • Proper ammunition selection for the self defense pistol

Equipment Required:

  • Modern defensive pistol or revolver with OWB, IWB, or AIWB holster required
  • 2-3 pistol magazines / 2 revolver speed loaders and a belt pouch to carry at least 1 magazine / speed loader
  • Factory produced training ammunition matching your firearm's caliber (150+ rounds)
  • Cover garmet for concealed pistol practice (we may shoot open, concealed, or both)
  • 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 we will NOT be taking a formal lunch break.  Bring a snacks to eat on the range.


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