• 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

  • Garrettsville, OH September 21 - September 23, 2018

  • Gainesville, TX October 9 - October 11, 2018

  • Paisley, FL January 8 - January 10, 2019

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.

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

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


**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 


**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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