• 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

  • Linden, CA December 7 - December 9, 2021

  • Olsburg, KS March 28 - March 30, 2022

  • Martin, GA April 12 - April 14, 2022

  • Fredericksburg, VA April 19 - April 21, 2022

  • Thayne, WY June 28 - June 30, 2022

  • Bedford, IN August 30 - September 1, 2022

  • Garrettsville, OH September 5 - September 7, 2022

  • Waxahachie, TX March 15 - March 17, 2022

  • Newfoundland, PA May 3 - May 5, 2022

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)

Important Range Host Info

Tallgrass Shooting Sports, LLC – Course will be held at 4150 Living Water Ranch, Olsburg, KS 66520

Contact: 785.410.5337 Email: tall grass.shooting@gmail.com

Range fee:  to be paid direct to the host before the beginning of the course.

Range fee: $45/3-day class

Meal: Available on site, at the Living Water Ranch. Contact to set up breakfast, lunch, and dinners at least 3-days prior to the course start date.

Recommended Lodging: On site at the Living Water Ranch. 4150 Living Water Ranch, Olsburg, KS 66520 785.410.5337 Email: tall grass.shooting@gmail.com

Recommended Airports:

Manhattan Airport (MHK), Manhattan, KS (15 minutes from the range) (Host is able to offer transport to/from the Manhattan Airport to the Living Water Ranch.)

Kansas City Airport (MCI), Kansas City, KS (Approximately 2 hours from the range)

Important Range Host Info
Chris Phillips – Course will be held at Red Hill Range, LLC 2238 Tom Creek Road Martin, GA 30557

Contact: Chris Phillips at 706.244.1353 Email: red.hill.range@gmail.com
Range fee: $75/ 3-day class to be paid direct to the host the first day of class.

Meals: BBQ grills available on property, 10 minutes to Wendy’s or Pizza.  Please contact the host for more details.

Recommended Airport: Atlanta, GA or Greenville, SC. (Each approximately 90 miles, or 1 hour 15 mins from the range.)

Lodging: Many options in the area. Recommendations follow:

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Commerce, GA (30539 US Hwy 441, Commerce, GA 30529 (706)336-8666

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Commerce 133 Frontage Rd, Commerce, GA 30529 (706)336-0070

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Commerce 137 Frontage Rd, Commerce, GA 30529 (706)336-0066

Hampton Inn Commerce 153 Hampton Ct. Commerce, GA 30529 (706)335-6161

Additional lodging: https://www.vrbo.com/search/keywords:lavonia-ga-usa/arrival:2021-02-10/departure:2021-02-18/filter:27?adultsCount=2&childrenCount=1&petIncluded=true

Camping: https//gastateparks.org/vicotriabryant

https://gastateparks.org/Tugaloo

$695.

Important Range Host Info

Costa Ludus will host this course. Course will be held in Fredericksburg, VA 22406.

Range address will be provided a couple of weeks before the course start date.

Contact: Costa Ludus email: customerservice@costaludus.com phone: 904-416-0454
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 bring your own lunch. Town is approximately 30 minutes to town. 

Recommended Airport
Dulles International Airport or Regan International Airport. Each approximately 60 miles from the range.

Ammo limitations: No green tip 5.56. Students are permitted to pick up brass.

$925 – includes all meals for duration of the course.

Important Host & Range Info

Costa Ludus, LLC – Thayne, WY (Approximately 45 minutes south of Jackson Hole, WY.)

Contact: Costa Ludus email (preferred): customerservice@costaludus.com or call 904.416.0454

Costa Ludus is proud to once again have Artisan Chef (Chef Maggie) as part of our team!!!

Course cost includes all meals for duration of the course: Check-in dinner the night before the course at 6:00PM; Breakfast each morning of class (provided by Cabin Creek Inn); Catered lunch on the range; Catered dinners each night after class. Please let Costa Ludus know if there are any dietary restrictions to accommodate. Lunches & dinners are provided by Artisan Chef (Chef Maggie) 

**Family members (children included) and other guests are welcome, and encouraged, to join our meal time gatherings. Contact Costa Ludus for any additional inquiries.**

LODGING 2022. Costa Ludus courses will be hosted at Cabin Creek Inn in 2021!  This is our primary lodging venue, and all dinner socials will be held at Cabin Creek Inn in Thayne, WY (right in the heart of Thayne, WY). 

Check it out: https://www.cabincreekinn.com

All reservations are booked on a first come basis. Dual occupancy is available upon request.

Please contact Cabin Creek Inn directly for rates and reservations.

Cabin Creek Inn: 307-883-3262, or you can email them at: reservations@cabincreekinn.com

Range fee: $50/class to be paid via link that will be sent out approximately 4 weeks before class. The course will be held 40 minutes south of Thayne at Coal Canyon Shooting Sports Facility, operated by the Western Wyoming Rifelman’s Association in Lincoln County, WY (http://www.wwra.us).

Recommended Airports:

Jackson Hole, WY (JAC) (Approximately 90 minutes from Thayne, WY.)

Idaho Falls, ID (IDA) (Approximately 90 minutes from Thayne, WY.)

Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) (Approximately 4 hours south of Thayne, WY.)

Come to Costa Ludus’ backyard for a more premium training experience.

Costa Ludus is proud to once again have Artisan Chef (Chef Maggie) as part of our team!

Get more one-on-one time with world class trainer Chris Costa via our premium classes. Lower attendee to instructor ratios are achieved by limiting class sizes in our advantageous offering. Class sizes are capped at 18 students instead of the usual 23, allowing for more individually specialized training. Get more from Costa’s technical instruction and live fire time than previously attained. Each night after class, join the Costa Team for dinner along with Chef Maggie (Artisan Chef) and reiminsce about the day’s events, and what’s to come tomorrow.

Recommended Airports: Jackson Hole, Wyoming (JAC) and Idaho Falls, Idaho (IDA).

Sample 3-Day Course Schedule:

Night before course:  6:00PM course registration check-in followed by check-in dinner at Costa Ludus. (information to be sent out seperately)

Day 1: 7:15AM meet at designated location; 8:00 Arrive at range; 4:30PM Finish class at range, begin caravan back to Thayne, WY; 6:00 Dinner at Costa Ludus.

Day 2: 7:15AM meet at designated location; 8:00 Arrive at range; 4:30PM Finish class at range, begin caravan back to Thayne, WY; 6:00 Dinner at Costa Ludus.

Day 3: 7:15AM meet at designated location; 8:00 Arrive at range; 4:30PM Finish class at range, begin caravan back to Thayne, WY; 6:00 Dinner & Graduation at Costa Ludus.

**Family members (children included) and other guests are welcome, and encouraged, to join our meal time gatherings. Contact Costa Ludus for any additional inquiries.

Important Range Host Info

Blake Wade- Course will be held at Range 88, 8811 Tunnelton Road Bedford, IN 47421

Contact: Blake Wade at 812.278.0828 Email: blakewadempd@gmail.com

Range Fee: $50/3-day class

Recommended Airport: Indianapolis International Airport (1.5 miles from range)

Recommended Lodging (approximately 30minutes from the range):

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn – Government rate available for approved individuals.

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

Directions from lodging to range (distance, time) 30 minutes. Directions from town: take 16th Street East, Turn right onto Tunnelton Road, continue for approximately 9.5 miles, turn right into range drive. If you see large metal grain bins on the left you have gone too far. 

Ammo Limitations- None. Students may pick up brass.

 

Camping: https//gastateparks.org/vicotriabryant

https://gastateparks.org/Tugaloo

$695.

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: Matt Stiner: 330.207.5847 or Cheryl Tieche: 330.357.7895

Email: Info@southingtonhuntclub.com

Range fee: $75/class to be paid direct to the host on the first day of class.

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

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
Sky Killian – Course will be held at ETTS Gun Range 620 Greathouse Road Waxahachie, TX

Contact: Sky Killian 972.268.2485 Email: extremetactics2013@gmail.com

Range fee: $66/ 3-day class to be paid direct to the host the first day of class.

Range waiver required to be completed online: www.smartwaiver.com/v/ettsgunrange

Meals: On site meals are available. Sonic Drive-in approx. 8 miles from range; Waxahachie options are approximately 15 miles from the range. Please contact the host for more details.

Recommended Lodging:

Fairfield Inn & Suites 2020 Civic Center Ln. Waxahachie, TX 75165  (972)937-8886. (Approximately 15 miles from the range.)

Recommended Airport:

Dallas/Fort Worth International (Approximately 56 miles from range.)

Dallas Love Field (Approximately 38 miles from the range.)

 

 

Important Range Host Info
Joe Savio (GST) – Course will be held at Double Eagle 332 RT447 Newfoundland, PA 18445

Contact: Joe at 732.245.7844 Email: jmsavio@gstbase.com
Range fee: $60/ 3-day class to be paid direct to the host the first day of class.

Meals: Contact the host for more information.

Lodging: Please contact the host to reserve lodging at the Lodge on the range property.**Limited Availability.

http://www.doubleeaglepocono.com/booking.html

Recommended Airport
Philadelphia International Airport (Approximately 2 hours from the range.)

Recommended gear