Tactical Applications of the Pistol for Church Protectors

Tactical Application of the Pistol is a basic, skill-building course but it is not an introductory course for a person who has never fired a handgun or who is not familiar with how to safely handle one.

Eligibility requirements:

This course is for responsible and conscientious adults who serve as part of an organization’s security ministry or life safety team.

IMPORTANT: This is not a “handgun 101” course. Participants must already have a basic understanding of and ability to safely handle and manipulate their pistol in a controlled manner with a calm demeanor. Tactical Application of the Pistol is a basic, skill-building course but it is not an introductory course for a person who has never fired a handgun or who is not familiar with how to safely handle one. You do not need to be an accomplished marksman, but your behavior and actions must demonstrate that you have a keen awareness of the powerfully destructive potential of a firearm.

NOTE: at the beginning of class you will be asked to demonstrate how to perform the functions of your firearm and the physical requirements listed under the “Prerequisites and Physical Requirements for Firearms Training” section in this course description. If you cannot perform these tasks you will not be allowed to continue with the course.

Overview

This dynamic course begins with classroom instruction covering legal and liability issues and safety with a firearm. Our discussion includes the lawful and proper use of force.

We focus on the physical training for developing tactically correct motor skills for deploying with your pistol in an emergency. These skill competencies include deploying your pistol, firing, and managing your gear while:

  • Using a stationary position of concealment/ cover
  • Moving forward and backward
  • Moving laterally and at oblique angles
  • Utilizing one or both hands from a variety of positions and fighting platforms

We focus on principles, tactics and techniques that will lead to success in an armed encounter. Participants learn not only how to survive, but prevail in protecting their congregation from an armed threat.

Topics Include:

  • Safety at Home, on the Range, and While Carrying Concealed in Public
  • The Principles of Marksmanship
  • Equipment Selection and Proper Gear Placement
  • Legal and Justifiable Use of Force
  • Winning Mindset and Stress Management
  • Loading, Unloading, and Reloading
  • Developing Natural Index Points
  • Communication and Working with a Partner
  • Verbal Challenges and Commands
  • Proper Draw Stroke and Proper Recovery to the Holster
  • Single and Multiple Threat Engagement
  • Horizontal and Vertical Displacements
  • Immediate Action Drills and Clearing Malfunctions
  • Making Proper Decisions Under Duress
  • CQB – Close Quarters Battle