• Handgun Elements Theory 1 (HET1)
  • Duration: 3 Days

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

  • Annville, PA May 15 - May 17, 2020

  • Batesville, AR September 7 - September 9, 2020

  • Nashville, IN September 11 - September 13, 2020

  • Garrettsville, OH September 18 - September 20, 2020

  • Fredericksburg, VA October 22 - October 24, 2020

  • Homestead, FL November 10 - November 12, 2020

Important Range Host Info
Joe Savio (GST) – Course will be held at Palmyra Sportsman Association located at 410 Sportsman Rd and Plum St, Annville, PA 17003

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.

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

$695.

Important Range Host Info
Garth Branstetter – Course will be held at the Searcy Police Department Range located at 2009 North Main Street Searcy, AR 72143

Contact: Garth at 870-307-2997 or 870-307-3700 Email: garth.branstetter@gmail.com
Range fee: $45/3-day course (may be paid via PayPal Friends and Family to garth.branstetter@gmail.com)

Meals: It is recommended that students bring lunch to the range each day.

Recommended Lodging: Holiday Inn Ferren Trail, Searcy, AR… or…. Hampton Inn Poplar Street, Searcy, AR

Recommended Airport:
Batesville, AR  or Little Rock, AR

$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: 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.)

$695.

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

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: TBD.

Recommended Airport
Dulles International Airport

 

$695.

Important Range Host Info
DA1 Training – Course will be held at Homestead Training Center 11700 SW 304th Street Homestead, FL 33033

Contact: Dave at 616-308-9130  Email: dave@da1ndustries.com

Range fee: $75/3-day course

Meals: It is recommended that students bring lunch to the range each day.

Recommended Lodging: TBD.

Recommended Airport:
Miami International (MIA) (Approximately 33 miles from the range).