• Handgun 1
  • Duration: 3 Days

Handgun 1 Course Description

Handgun 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.

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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: 1400 rounds minimum. Multiple calibers may be used throughout this course. Drills can be modified to accommodate a lower round count.

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

  • Garrettsville, OH September 27 - September 29, 2024

  • New Home, TX October 26 - October 28, 2024

$710

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:Email: shctrainingfacility@gmail.com

Range fee $110/student per 3-day course to be paid direct to the host on the first day of class.

Times: 7:30AM-4PM. 

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

Recommended Lodging:
Southington Hunt Club offers optional tent or RV camping with electric hook up (120/30A/50A) and dump station. Cost is $30/person/night — plus optional $15 one time electric hookup fee (and optional $20 to use RV dump station).  Bathrooms and showers included. For more information contact Peter Reck directly: 440.336.4206.
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.)
$710.

Important Range Host Info
Castle Firearms Training Center, LLC – Course will be held at 1274 FM 211 New Home, TX 79381

Contact: Email: info@castlefirearms.com, 806-924-7772

Range fee: $100/ 3-day class to be paid direct to the host the first day of class.

Meals: Fast food options with 5 minutes of range. Full kitchen and refrigerator available on property to store food students bring in.

Recommended Lodging:

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lubbock Southwest
6401 62nd St, Lubbock, TX 79424

Plenty of shopping and restaurants,

Recommended Airport: Lubbock Airport, Lubbock, TX (LBB)

Ammo limitations:  No green tip and no high calibers on steel. .300BLK allowed for steel 

 

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