• Handgun Elements Theory 1 (HET1)
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Price: 695

Handgun Elements Theory 1 (HET1) Course Description

Handgun Elements Theory 1 is designed to give the beginner, intermediate or advanced shooter the proper handgun fundamentals. Starting with mindset, the class focuses on the core foundation of accuracy, acceptable accuracy under dynamic stress, and how to effectively balance speed and accuracy with proper weapon manipulation.


Subjects Covered

  • Life Safety Brief
  • Proper gear selection and placement
  • Establishing a proper zero
  • 7 fundamentals (Accuracy Drills, Axis and Mechanics of Recoil)
  • 3 Core Fundamentals
  • Acceptable Accuracy Drills
  • Balance of Speed and Accuracy
  • Speed reloads / Tactical reloads
  • Instinctive Shooting and Mindset Drills
  • Malfunctions
  • Movement Drills
  • Improvised shooting positions

Equipment List

Students provide their own ammo: 2000rds Handgun ammo minimum.

Hardware – A functional and practical handgun chambered in 9mm, .40 cal, or .45 ACP. If available, a spare weapon system is also an excellent idea. A cleaning kit and tools that are compatible with the weapon system(s) in question is also a must. Each student should have a minimum of 5 working magazines. Single stack drivers should have double.

  • Note pad, and pen/pencil
  • Clothing suited to strenuous activity as well as being seasonally appropriate
  • Rain gear / cold weather gear (seasonal)
  • Ear pro (electronic preferred) / Eye pro
  • Baseball style hat recommended
  • Proper belt to support equipment
  • Pistol magazine pouches (Optional: Battle belt, or Chest rig)
  • Tools that work on your weapon
  • A holster and magazine pouch that will retain equipment when moving
  • Weapons lube
  • Water hydrating device
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Gloves (optional)
  • An open mind

Dates & Locations

  • Fredericksburg, VA November 11 - November 13, 2019

  • Linden, CA December 10 - December 12, 2019

  • Paisley, FL January 7 - January 9, 2020

Important Range Host Info
John Miller of SpartanCore Industries, LLC- Course will be held at Range 82 located at 4818 Midland Rd Midland, VA 22728

Contact: John at 540-322-7563 Email: spartancoreva@gmail.com
Range fee: $75/ 3-day class to be paid direct to the host the first day of class (includes lunch).

Meals: Lunch package is included in the range fee. Contact the host for more information.

Recommended Lodging: Wingate By Wyndham, 540-368-8000, located at 20 Sanford Dr Fredericksburg, VA 22406 ($73/night, includes free breakfast.)

Recommended Airport
Dulles International Airport (Approximately 40 miles from the range.)

Important Range Host Info

Linden Gun Range – Course will be held at Linden Gun Range located at 828 S. Hewitt Rd. Linden, CA 95236

Contact: Christine at 209.887.3191 Email: christine@lindengunrange.com

Range fee:  to be paid direct to the host before the beginning of the course via range fee link below.

Carbine & Handgun courses: $78/class

Vehicle Courses $94/class

***Before your class, use these links to complete the range waiver and pay range fees. Required to be done before class start date. Please contact the range directly for any problems or questions.****

Linden Gun Range Adult Liability Waiver: https://app.waiverforever.com/pending/rKS26RArcV1438651105

LGR Costa Ludus Range Fee Payment (also has a link to the Liability Waiver): Coming Soon.

Meal: Restaurants approximately 7-15 minutes from the range.

Recommended Lodging Areas:

Various options available in Ripon, Stockton, or Manteca.

(All areas are approximately 30 minutes / 25 miles from the range.)

Recommended Airports: (Each approximately 1hr to 1.5hrs from the range.)

Stockton Metropolitan Airport Stockton, CA (SCK)

Sacramento International Airport Sacramento, CA (SMF)

Oakland International Airport Oakland, CA (OAK)

Important Range Host Info

Rich Graham – Courses will be held at Deep Woods USA located at 46600 Deep Woods Rd Paisley, FL 32767 (Private Range Appointment Only)

Contact: Richard Graham at 757.373.6799 Email: richgraham111@gmail.com (text or email preferred)

Range fee: $30/day ($90/class) to be paid direct to the host on the first day of class.

Ammo Notes: Students MUST bring “Lead Free” or “Frangible” ammunition to shoot on this range.  Contact the host direct for any questions.

Meals: It is recommended to bring lunch to the range each day. Nearest restaurants in Deland, FL 15mi away.

Recommended Airport: Daytona International Airport (45 mi from the range)

Alternate Airport:  Orlando International Airport (65mi from the range)

Recommended Lodging:

Comfort Inn DeLand-Near University

400 E Intl. Speedway Blvd., De Land, FL, 32724, US

Phone: (386) 736-3100 Fax: (386) 740-0570

https://www.choicehotels.com/florida/de-land/comfort-inn-hotels/fl132?source=gyxt

**working on group rate info.

The Hampton Inn and Suites DeLand

20 Summit Oak Place, DeLand, Florida, 32720, USA

TEL: +1-386-279-7808FAX: +1-386-279-7811 

http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-and-suites-deland-DABDEHX/index.html

**working on group rate info.

Camping is available on site for an additional $20 per person/per night (Jan is a great time of year for this here in FL as the nights are 40-60 degrees). Access available to lake side campsites, outdoor bathrooms and showers.  Contact the host directly to make your reservations.

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