Carry Essentials

This class is designed to impart the skills and knowledge to operate a pistol, and it forms the foundation of our pistol training program.  This course (or an approved substitute) is a prerequisite for our other pistol courses.

This course is available as a private, small group, or open-enrollment class.

The class will cover the following topics:

  • Loading and Clearing
  • Proper Grip and Stance
  • Proper Trigger Technique
  • Marksmanship
  • Presentation (Draw)
  • Reloads

Students will need to bring the following:

  • All personal safety equipment (eye/ear protection, brimmed hat, etc.)
  • A quality firearm with a minimum 6-shot capacity (semi-automatic preferred)
  • Minimum of three loading devices (magazines, speed loaders, etc) w/ carriers
  • A strong-side holster that will not collapse when the pistol is drawn (also, no Serpa or similar type holsters)
  • Concealment garment
  • Personal comfort items (drinks, snacks, chairs, etc.)
  • 200 rounds of ammunition