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Basic - Support hand and one-handed shooting introduction

Duration: 4 Hours Range



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You should keep up with a shooting practice regimen for whatever you might use a gun for, whether it's for protection or hunting, and what some handgun owners neglect to do is any one-handed shooting. If you aren't practicing one-handed shooting, you need to start, especially if you carry for protection. The truth about defensive shootings is that they don't always occur under ideal conditions. As a result, if you're going to put on a gun belt, holster and pistol you had better know how to use it.

One of the truths about defensive shootings is that they never occur under ideal conditions, which is exactly why shooting one-handed ought to be part of your regular practice and training regimen. The typical shooting occurs at close range. It happens very quickly and is over in roughly the same fashion. There is also a good chance it won't happen in broad daylight or in other ideal ambient conditions. It may happen in the failing light of dusk or at night. You may not have time to assume one of the normal shooting stances and you may not even have time to aim much, which is why it's also a good idea to practice point shooting.

In short, shooting with one hand is all you might be able to do when the time comes, especially if you're trying to keep an assailant at bay with one hand or you have to have a hand on an object of some sort, such as a car door, or if you only have time to draw and fire without much time to aim or get settled. It's not very difficult to imagine a scenario where you can't assume a typical shooting stance nor get both hands on your pistol.

A number of departments include one-handed shooting in their qualification tests and protocols. In fact, the FBI qualification test includes a one-handed shooting portion. Not only must the shooter use one hand, but they also have to use both dominant and non-dominant hands. In short, this is something that people who might have to use a pistol in the line of duty already practice in case it becomes necessary. Since the reason - or at least one reason - that most people own or carry a gun get one, to begin with, is for personal protection. Therefore it behooves such a person to gain something approaching the same proficiency of professionals.

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Topics Covered

Dominant One-Handed Shooting Methods
Dialing In Your One-Handed Shooting
Support Hand Only Shooting

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Expectations and Outcomes

The course is $260 total for 4 hours of training. The $25 fee is to reserve your spot in the course, not the total cost. The remaining $235 will be due the day before the course.

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Basic, Concealed Carry Training, NRA Courses, Scenario Based Training, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Must fill out waiver before attending

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The course is $260 total for 4 hours of training. The $25 fee is to reserve your spot in the course, not the total cost. The remaining $235 will be due the day before the course.

Must have completed Handgun 3 through Tip of the Spear Training Group. This cannot be waivered. 

Outside the waistband holster only.