Pistol Operator Course – 2 Day

Course Description


This course is designed to help develop efficiency in the deployment of the pistol and utilize the weapon while shooting around cover and from concealment.  At the completion of the course, the student will have a solid understanding of core skill sets required to efficiently employ a pistol and utilize it from various positions and cover.  Your course will be instructed by members of the special operations community and law enforcement.

*Course will require significant and frequent positional changes from standing to kneeling to prone, some minimal running, and dynamic adjustments.

Core topics that will be covered include:

  • Safety
  • Marksmanship
  • Multiple shot engagements (non-standard response)
  • Presentation from the holster and from concealment
  • Reloads from concealment
  • One handed shooting, primary and support side
  • Positional shooting
  • Shooting from cover
  • Turns and pivots
  • Movement with the pistol

*For any additional questions or concerns, contact us directly at training@iwi.us reference the Two Day Pistol Operator Course.

West Shore Sportsman’s Association
564 Ridge Road
Lewisberry, PA 17339

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisburg S – Mechanicsburg

(717) 790-2540
5011 Louise Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg

(717) 691-1400
4915 Ritter Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Hampton Inn Harrisburg West

(717) 691-1300
4950 Ritter Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast


  • None.

Firearms Requirements:

  • Quality pistol with 5 magazines, 8 magazines if the pistol is a single stack
  • Quality holster, not nylon and no Serpa holsters. Magazine pouch capable of holding two magazines. The holster cannot collapse if being worn inside the waistband.

All students will be expected to have good quality pistols and holster systems.

IWI does not have weapons to rent for this course.

Serpa and Nylon holsters will not be allowed for this training.

Ammunition Requirements:

  • 600 rounds ammunition

Gear Requirements:

  • Seasonally Appropriate Clothing
  • Rain Gear
  • Hat
  • Boots/Hiking Shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Water Bottle (Suggested)
  • Knee pads
  • Hearing & Eye Protection
  • Firearms Cleaning Kit

What does the cost of registration cover?

Cost will cover the course only. The student is responsible for costs associated with travel, lodging, meals (unless otherwise indicated), firearms (unless a loaner is requested), ammunition, and personal gear.

Do I need a background check to attend training?

Yes, unless you have a current state issued concealed carry permit.

*If so, then you will need to upload a copy of your permit and driver’s license during registration in lieu of a background check.

I don’t have a concealed carry permit. How do I obtain a background check?

Sentry Link offers a National Criminal Background Check for a fee of $19.95 per report.

Once the report is obtained send the report to training@iwi.us to have it included with your registration packet. You can send the report via the “Share” button.

How do I pay for the course?

During the registration process, you will be asked to enter your payment information or voucher code in order to pay for the course. This payment is required to hold your place in the course due to class limits and the management of student / instructor ratios. Cost covers the course only (unless otherwise indicated). Students are responsible for costs associated with travel, lodging, meals, firearms (unless a loaner is requested), ammunition, and personal gear.

Refund/Reschedule Policy:

  • Cancellations: If you cancel no later than 30 days prior to the start of your course, your payment can be applied to a future course for up to one year. If you cancel within 30 days of your course start date, your payment is non-refundable. However, that balance may be applied to another course within one year.
  • Refunds: You can receive a full refund up to 30 days prior to the start of your course. Any amount over $250 is fully transferable or refundable if you cannot make the class for any reason, with or without notice.
  • Reschedule: You can reschedule up to 2 times without penalty. After that you are no longer eligible to transfer your payment to a future course and forfeit your refund.

Additional Questions?

See Course Terms and Conditions

Questions? Give us a call at: (717) 695-2081 or send us an email training@iwi.us