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USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 2


Duration: 8 hours of eLearning and 8 hour on the range



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Building on the skills introduced in Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1, the serious shooter is now guided through the necessary skill-building drills and techniques that can make the difference between dying and living. This corse brings your mindset and physical training into line with the ways that the human mind and body react to stress, danger and violence.  Cost included $30 paid to the USCCA for the eLearning.  Then $250 is paid to the instructor for the range portion.

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Topics Covered

The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)Defensive Shooting Fundamentals (DSF) Level 2 was designed to build off the skills that were developed in the Level 1 Course. We will introduce you to the Emergency Reload, even more life-saving hands-on live-fire drills with more cognitive thinking that make you pause and think before engaging the target. All of this can only help you prepare and prevail even under the deadliest situations. You will be able to take this training and turn it into practice so you can enhance your response time by building your intuitive defensive shooting skills into your motor cortex (muscle memory), in order to help you survive a Dynamic Critical Incident. You will be run through the CCW Simulation Drill and if time permits the Wind Sprint Drill.

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Expectations and Outcomes

Each student who completes this level 2 course will have learned and practiced a range of ideas, concepts, and range exercises to include:
Presentation from the Holster
Facing Manuevers
Volume of Fire
Dynamic Deviation
Cognitive Response to stimulation
Stroll exercise
Concealed Carry Simulation Drill
and Wind Sprint Drills.

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Advanced, Intermediate, Scenario Based Training, USA Carry Courses, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

The student needs to bring the USCCA DSF Level 2 training certificate to the range.

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The student should bring a semi-automatic handgun with holster, 3 magazines minimum, and a magazine carrier / pouch.  Ammunition required will be 300 rounds mimimum with 500 recommended.  This course can be completed with a revolver with a holster, 2 speed loaders, and a speed loader pouch.  Normal eye and ear protection is required.