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Sun, Jul 21



Practical Defensive Pistol - Place of Worship Safety Team Skills - Level 1

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 the skills required by a Place of Worship Safety Team Member.

Practical Defensive Pistol - Place of Worship Safety Team Skills - Level 1
Practical Defensive Pistol - Place of Worship Safety Team Skills - Level 1

Time & Location

Jul 21, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

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

About the Event

Place of Worship Safety Team Training

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 focus on practical application of the defensive pistol and the use of lawfully justified deadly force.
  • It WILL focus on specific skills and capabilities required for firearms use in a Place of Worship Safety Team context.
  • 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 required.  PCA LLC offers Ohio CCW & Defensive Pistol Introductory courses if you need this training before attending this block of instruction.

** We can also offered customized Safety Team training if you wish to contract a block of instruction for your entire team to train together. **

Points of Instruction (POI) Include:

  • Discussion of firearm holster & accessory options
  • Discusion of defensive pistol ammunition options & performance
  • Proper firearm manipulation to include loading, & unloading
  • Rapid safe drawing from the holster
  • Rapid or emergency reloading of the pistol
  • Deployment from ready and carry positions
  • Pistol deployment considerations in a place of worship environment
  • Practical marksmanship performance standards and skill development
  • Critical decision making in the context of a practical firearm application
  • Instruction for the lawful use of deadly force for self defense of yourself and others
  • Proper ammunition selection for the self defense pistol

Equipment Required:

  • Modern defensive pistol or revolver with OWB, IWB, or AIWB concealment holster required (shoulder holsters allowed w/ prior approval)
  • 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 (200+ rounds)
  • Cover garmet for concealed pistol practice (we will perform drills from concealment based upon attendee skill level)
  • 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 offsite lunch break.


  • Defensive Pistol - POWST-LVL1

    Practical Defensive Pistol - Place of Worship Safety Team - Level 1




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