• 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
  • Carbine magazine pouches, Battle belt, or Chest rig
  • Handgun (secondary weapon), magazines
  • 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

  • Williamson, GA January 15 - January 17, 2018

  • Nunn, CO April 13 - April 15, 2018

  • Great Meadows, NJ May 8 - May 10, 2018

  • Linden, CA July 31 - August 2, 2018

  • Garrettsville, OH September 21 - September 23, 2018

  • Gainesville, TX October 9 - October 11, 2018

  • Linden, CA December 4 - December 6, 2018

Important Range Host Info

Full Blown Firearms – Course will be held at Full Blown Firearms located at 475 North Rover Road Willamson, GA 30292

Contact: Brad or Lisa at 678.463.8155 or 8156 Email: fullblownfirearms@bellsouth.net
Range fee: $30/class to be paid direct to the host on the first day of class.

Meals: Local restaurants within 5 to 10 miles of range.

Recommended Lodging:
Holiday Inn Express in Griffin GA (Group rate available. Inquire to host or hotel directly)

Directions from lodging to range: 19-41 south – approximately 3 miles to Williamson Road exit – exit and turn right (west), go approximately 3 miles to Red light intersection at Moreland road & Rover Zetella Road, turn right on Rover Zetella Road, proceed approximately 1 mile turn right onto North Rover Road, proceed 1 mile to 475 North Rover Road on Left, 40 foot flag pole with 9 foot American flag – 300 yard long concrete driveway to shop and Range

Recommended Airports:
Atlanta International Airport Atlanta, GA (Approximately 40 minutes from the range.)
Candler Field Williamson, GA (For private aircraft.Approximately 3 miles from the range.)
Griffin Airport, Griffen, GA (For private aircraft. Approximately 6 miles from the range)

Important Range Host Info

Rhoades Incorporated – Course will be held at Great Gun Sporting LLC located at 16126 CO Rd 96 Nunn, CO.

Contact: 307.287.4802 Email: office@rhoadesincorporated.com

Range fee: $15/ student per day to be paid direct to the host the first day of class.

Meals: Restaurants are close to the range. It is however recommended to bring a packed lunch.

Recommended Lodging:
Cobblestone Inn & Suites 485 Elm St. Eaton, CO 80615 (Approximately 20 minutes from the range. Group rate available of $99.99/night if reserved before 3/31/2018.)

Recommended Airport:
Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS) Cheyenne, WY Airport (Approximately 47 miles from the range.)
Denver International Airport (DIA) Denver, CO (Approximately 70 miles from the range.)

Important Range Host Info
Joe Savio (GST) – Course will be held at Cobra One Tactical located at 330 US Hwy 46 Great Meadows, NJ

Contact: Joe at 732.245.7844 Email: jmsavio@gstbase.com
Range fee: $55/ 3-day class to be paid direct to the host the first day of class.

Meals: Lunch package is available at the range for $10/person per day. Contact the host for more information.

Recommended Lodging
Various lodging available in Great Meadows, NJ area.

Best Western Home Place Inn 170 Highway 641 North Camden, TN 38320 866.238.4218 (Ask for the Tactical Response discount. Approximately 10 minutes from the range.)

Recommended Airport
Newark International Airport (Approximately 55 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: $60/class to be paid direct to the host before the beginning of the course via range fee link below.

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

Linden Gun Range Range Fee Payment: (also has a link to the Liability Waiver)
LGR Costa Ludus Range Fee Payment: 

https://www.lindengunrange.com/chris-costa-range-fees-waivers

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

Southington Hunt Club – Course will be held at Southington Hunt Club located at 10321 Silicia Sand Rd Garrettsville, OH 44231

Contact: Cheryl or Dale at 330.527.5706 Email: Dssouthington@aol.com
Range fee: $75/class to be paid direct to the host on the first day of class.

Ammo is available for purchase at the range. Please contact the host for details. Ammo restrictions: no tracer, no steel core, no armor piercing and black or green tip ammo.

Catered lunch will be available through the host for $14/ day (drink included)to be paid direct to the host. Contact the host directly to order 330.357.7895.

Recommended Lodging:

Holiday Inn Express 4185 State Rte 5 Newton Falls, OH 44444. 330.872.6000 (Approximately 7 miles/11 minutes from the range directly off the Ohio Turnpike.)

Hampton Inn/Suites 5581 Youngstown Warren Rd Niles, OH 44446. 330.652.1277 (Approximately 20 miles/25 minutes from the range)

Recommended Airport: Cleveland Hopkins or Canton Arron Airport (Each approximately 45 minutes from the range.)

Important Range Host Info

Red River West, LLC – Course will be held at Red River West located at 6793 CR 411 Gainesville, TX 76240

Class will meet at the Holiday Inn Express (address below) each morning and convoy to the range. Due to the remote location GPS will NOT give correct directions to the range. Access to the range is controlled.

Contact: Debbie at 940.284.3200 Email: logisticscoordinator@rrfwest.com
Range fee: Handgun $75/class to be paid direct to the host on the first day of class. Carbine $105/class.

Ammo restrictions: (All ammo questions should be directed to Red River West, LLC) Must be American made, Brass and copper range only by these manufacturers: Winchester, Remington, Federal, Hornady, Lawman or Black Hills. NO Steel case, steel core, XM-193, Winchester 3131A, armor piercing, incendiary, tracer, or communist block.

Shipping Ammo:
Call ahead to ship ammo and coordinate receiving of ammo 940.284.3200.
***Contact RRW directly for directions and address in order to ship ammo*****
Shipped ammo is to be shipped at least 2 weeks before class.
Only use UPS to ship ammo- only UPS will deliver to this location.

Meals:
Water and gatorade provided on the range by the host.
Due to distance from the range to town, students are to bring their lunch.

Recommended Lodging:
Holiday Inn Express 320 N I-35 Gainesville, TX 76240 940.665-0505 www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/reservation (Approximately 23 miles / 35 minutes from the range. Group rate $109.99/night + tax. Call direct to hotel and ask for the Red River West discount.)

Recommended Airport:
Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW) (Approximately 1 hr 50 minutes from the range.)
Dallas Love Field (DAL) (Approximately 2 hours from the range.)
For private planes: Gainesville Municipal Airport 2300 Bonnavilla Dr Gainesville, TX 76240 940.668.4565

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: $60/class to be paid direct to the host before the beginning of the course via range fee link below.

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

Linden Gun Range Range Fee Payment: (also has a link to the Liability Waiver)
LGR Costa Ludus Range Fee Payment: 

https://www.lindengunrange.com/chris-costa-range-fees-waivers

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)

Recommended gear