• 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

  • Austin, TX February 8 - February 10, 2019

  • Linden, CA December 10 - December 12, 2019

  • Paisley, FL January 7 - January 9, 2020

Important Range Host Info

The Range At Austin- Course will be held at The Range At Austin 8301 S. Interstate 35 Austin, TX 78744

Class will meet at the range each morning at 0730.

Contact: Jeff at 737.802.3713 Email: jeff@therangeaustin.com
Range fee: $60/class to be collected by Costa Ludus prior to the course – a link will be sent out about 2 weeks before the course start date.

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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