Firearms Training: Intro

Each firearms training class includes exposure to handguns (semi-auto and revolver), shotguns (semi-auto and pump), and defensive rifles (AK and AR).

0. INTRODUCTION:
• Agenda 

2. SELF-DEFENSE FIREARM BASICS:
• Universal safety rules 
• Clearing a semi-automatic 
• Clearing a revolver 
• Defining a gun’s action 
• Understanding revolvers 
• Understanding semi-automatics 
• Modern, striker-fired handguns 
• Understanding magazines 
• Selecting a handgun 
• Pros and cons of handgun choices 
• Ammunition components 
• Is caliber all that matters? 
• Other measurements 
• Ammunition care and storage 
• Common ammunition malfunctions 
• Clearing semi-auto malfunctions 
• Other use of force options 

3. DEFENSIVE SHOOTING FUNDAMENTALS:
• Defensive shooting versus marksmanship 
• Proper grip 
• Shooting platform 
• Aligning the muzzle to the target 
• Unsighted fire, point shooting 
• Flash sight picture 
• Sighted fire 
• Trigger control 
• Rubber band exercise 

 

6. GEAR AND GADGETS:
• Holster retention 
• Hip holsters 
• Paddle holsters 
• Pocket holsters 
• Inside the waistband holsters 
• Non-traditional holster styles 
• Belts 
• Tactical flashlights 
• Mounted lights 
• Considering a laser sight 
• Guns safes and storage 

7. BASIC AND ADVANCED SKILLS:
• Creating a training program 
• Dry firing 
• Fundamental drill discussion 
• Discussion of what’s next 

 

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