Intro to Combat Pistols

  1. Core Skills-
  •  Safety: Four Cardinal Rules as well as Range Safety
  • 7 Fundamentals of Marksmanship: Stance, sight alignment, sight picture, grip, trigger control, breathing, and follow through. This skill set will be applied in a dry fire application as well as with live fire on the range
  • Presentation of the weapon: Weapon ready positions, trigger prep, head alignment, and finger placement on the trigger
  • The Draw: Standard drawing positions, practical applications and common drawing errors.
  • -Loading and unloading: Administrative loading/unloading of firearm for daily carry
  • Reloading (Tactical and Emergency): Breaking down steps of both types of reloads in detail, discuss practical applications, and live drills for all scenario
  •  Malfunctions: The three most common types of malfunctions will be discussed and induced on a live fire range.  Students will understand malfunctions that can occur and learn the proper techniques for clearing the malfunction and getting back into the fight.

2. Basic Skills

  • Driving the weapon: Discuss and apply need for speed, leading with eyes to engage multiple targets, target discrimination, being aggressive, driving our stance with our legs, eye movement/not head movement, common mistakes and testing combat stance
  • Turns and facing movements”  We will discuss and apply the following: Safety during movements, leading with our eyes, turning 90 degrees (strong and support side) turning 180 degrees (strong and support side), drawing as you turn and alternate positions
  • Strong and support hand only manipulations and engagements- Strong/support draws from the holster, strong/support reloading, strong/support malfunctions and strong/support marksmanship.
  • Use of cover/shooting positions: We will discuss and apply the use of various shooting positions (standing, kneeling and prone) utilizing various forms of cover.
  • Shooting on the move: Students will be instructed and apply various movement drills on a live fire range.

This course is taught by Jason Welborn, who has 15 years of law enforcement background, 6 years blackwater, afghanistan and iraq training cell with CQB pistol and carbine work

Following completion of the course, advanced combat pistol courses can be taken.

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