This is an introduction to the fundamentals and deployment of the pistol for defensive purposes.
Students will have an opportunity to shoot IWI US firearms at the end of the course and receive discounts on an IWI firearm and discounts at the webstore.
*This course requires a degree of physical exertion. Light running, standing, and kneeling are part of the training curriculum.
Some of the many topics covered include:
Marksmanship and shooting mechanics
Recoil Management in multiple round engagements
Presentations from the holster
Multiple targets/ high and low probability
Reloads and malfunctions
Carry methods for movement
Use of cover
*For additional questions contact us directly at email@example.com or 717-695-2081 and reference the Pistol Basics Course.
Onion Creek Gun Club
Free IWI Masada rentals available; they include pistol, magazines and holster. Please indicate at registration if you are a right or left handed if you need a rental.
Materials for class:
Semi-auto center fire pistol
3 magazines (6 + magazines if single stack firearm, Glock 43, M&P shield, ETC)
Concealed holster or OWB holster – AIWB Kydex recommended – MUST ATTACH DIRECTLY TO YOUR BELT – no sticky, pocket holsters, leather, or surpa type holsters
Closed toed shoes/boots, pants, belt, and t shirt (we recommend wearing clothing you do not mind getting dirty and/or possibly torn)
600 rounds of new ammunition (you may bring less as pistol ammo is a hard to find at the moment) NO RELOADS! You are welcome to bring more.
eye and ear protection
Shooting gloves optional
cleaning kit for weapon recommended
Tourniquet/ IFAK recommended
LTC/CHL or proof of no criminal record that can be obtained via sentry link here WITH a copy of your drivers license (or any state/federal ID)
Please contact us if you would like to rent a pistol and gear – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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.
Questions? Give us a call at: (717) 695-2081 or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org