• 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: 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

  • Newfoundland, PA May 14 - May 16, 2021

  • Fredericksburg, VA May 31 - June 2, 2021

  • Nashville, IN September 7 - September 9, 2021

  • Immokalee, FL October 19 - October 21, 2021

  • Linden, CA December 7 - December 9, 2021


Important Range Host Info
John Miller of SpartanCore Industries, LLC- Course will be held in Fredericksburg, VA.

Range address will be provided upon registration.

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: Please contact the host for recommendations.

Recommended Airport
Dulles International Airport



Important Range Host Info

Brett Dicks – Course will be held at Hoosier Hills Rifle and Pistol Club located at 551 Camp Moneto Road Nashville, IN 47448

Contact: Brett Dicks at 812.900.2521 Email: brett_dicks@hotmail.com

Range Fee: $50/3-day class

Recommended Airport: Indianapolis International Airport (61.7 miles from range)

Recommended Lodging:

Hotel Indigo Columbus Architectural Center 812.375.9100 400 Brown Street Columbus, IN 47201 (Rates start around $128/night)

Holiday Inn Columbus 812.417.7200 2485 W Jonathan Moore Pike Columbus, IN 47201 (Rates start around $104/night)

Days Inn by Wyndham 812.376.9951 3445 Jonathan Moore Pike Columbus, IN 47201 (Rates start around $70/night)

Please contact the host directly for any additional questions about lodging, food, or any other details about the area.

Important Range Host Info

Force Center  – Course will be held at Force Center V-4 Village Range located at 31101 Nafi Drive Immokalee, FL 34142 Contact: Ryan 480.469.1570 email: Rhillaker@forcecenterusa.com or Daniel 305.776.2882 email: Dszkolnik@forcecenterusa.com

Range fee:  $75/student per 3-day course to be paid direct to the host before the beginning of the course

Meal: Restaurants and supermarket approximately 12 miles from the range.

Recommended Lodging Areas: Onsite lodging available. Contact host for onsite lodging.

Recommended Airports:

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) (Located in Fort Myers, FL approximately 52 miles from the range)

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) (Located in Fort Lauderdale FL approximately 94 miles from the range)

Ammunition limitations: No AP, and No Tracer permitted.

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 (a link will be provided prior to the course to pay online).

Range fee: Carbine & Handgun courses: $105/class (includes lunch)

LGR Costa Ludus Handgun Range Fee 

Linden Gun Range Adult Liability Waiver

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)