Tactical Pistol Course (2 DAYS)

Prerequisite:  You must have previous training that includes drawing from the holster, competition experience (IDPA, USPSA) or the ability to draw from the holster and consistently hit 8.5x11 piece of paper at 7 yards. At a minimum our Defensive Pistol I Clinic (4.5hrs) is acceptable but it would be ideal to have an 8-hour course.


This course is based off of instruction given to US Government and Special Operations Persons. Ever wonder how Military and Law Enforcement Special Operations train their people in the basics so quickly?  “Advanced” Skill is simply mastering the Basics. This course covers the basics of Advanced Fundamentals & skills and has a high round count. The course begins with the fundamentals of marksmanship, equipment selection, safety, reloads and malfunctions. From there, the course progresses into use of cover, increasing proficiency at close ranges, tactical engagement of targets, and one-handed shooting. Additional subjects covered will include; turns, shooting on the move, shooting from awkward positions, distance shooting, increasing proficiency at close ranges, tactical engagement of targets and timed stress events. Students will also learn self-diagnostic skills to continue development of their own personal performance.


Stone Quarry Range
Culpeper, VA

Link-up Point

E.V. Baker's Store
4066 Zachary Taylor Highway
Culpeper, VA 22701

Link-up occurs and convoy departs 20 minutes prior to class start.Date/Time


Saturday and Sunday September 07 & 08, 2019
From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (clean might last until 6pm on last day of training)


$480 (Range Fees included)

Topics Covered

  • Gear Setup

  • Safety

  • Dry Fire

  • Mind Set

  • Shooting positions

  • Drawing/Presentation

  • Magazine Changes/Reloads

  • Combat Marksmanship

  • Malfunctions

  • Critical Task Evaluation

  • Qualification Course of Fire

  • Multiple targets

  • Barricades

  • Turning and shooting

  • Timed Drills & Standards

  • Target acquisition & discrimination

  • One-handed shooting (Strong and Support side)

Equipment Needed (minimum) 

  • Serviceable semi-automatic pistol of 9mm or larger caliber

  • Serpa holsters or similar holsters that use the trigger finger to deactivate a retention device are NOT allowed

  • 1200 round of ammunition (minimum). No Steel Core

  • Quality belt with Strong-side or Appendix holster & Magazine pouch

  • 3-5 magazines of 10 round capacity (minimum).

  • Knee pads (optional, but recommended)

  • Clear eye protection, hearing protection (electronic recommended), and baseball cap.

  • Food, water, snacks and appropriate clothing.

  • Optional: Smart phone or Smart Pad/Tablet capable of recording video.


  • Lunch is NOT included. Please bring your own.

  • It's highly recommended to bring a chair.

  • This is an outdoor range, so the only restrooms are Port-A-Johns.