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Advanced Combat Handgun

Advanced Combat Handgun

Prerequisite for this course is our Basic combat handgun – NO EXCEPTIONS

This is a 5 hour course designed to apply the Basic combat fundamentals from our Basic Combat Handgun course into new environments and drills. We are strict with the basic combat fundamentals and stress perfect practice. We will challenge shooters with time events, movements, multiple target engagement, nontraditional shooting positions, fight drills, exertion drills, active shooter live fire drills and much more.

Obviously we cannot cover all there is to fighting with your pistol in 5 hours so each course is typically posted with techniques and fundamentals specific to that day. We are always changing and modifying the courses of fire and the focus of that day.

Expect to fire on average 500+ rounds of ammunition during these courses.

We can customize a course for the students attending and meet their skill level in a challenging way.

Equipment List:

  • One (1) open mind 
  • A Fighting Pistol
  • Roll of Masking Tape 
  • 500 rounds of quality ammo 
  • Strong side belt holster 
  • Eye Protection 
  • Ear Protection 
  • Sturdy gun belt (double thickness, dept store belts are INFERIOR) 
  • Minimum of  3 magazines, if you use low capacity magazines consider bringing 4-6 magazines
  • Magazine pouch recommended but not necessary
  • Raingear (We shoot rain or shine)
  • Hat and sunblock 
  • Knee Pads (Optional)
  • Water

Course cost $150.00 ($50.00 deposit is required to hold a seat)

We can provide loaner weapons and holsters and no additional cost. We can provide ammunition as well at a cost of $15.00 per 50 rounds

Advanced courses offered

Preparing for the fight

This is a great follow up course for Basic Combat Handgun. we take the fundamentals that you learned in BCGH and get you moving. we will teach you the concepts behind staying in motion, moving to cover, closing the gap, shot placement, making hits in the appropriate area based on the situation. We break down the deficiencies of flat range 180* mindset and get you thinking about reality.

Proximity Defense

This class puts you up close and personal with the bad guy. The average gunfight happens at 3 feet away, lasts 3 seconds and an average of 3 rounds are  fired. You will learn about retention shooting, fending techniques, appropriate extension, how to safely collect the gun when creating distance. This class is an absolute must for anyone wanting to learn how to defend themselves with a firearm from a compromised position. You are already locked up with the bad guy!!! How do we win!!

Close Quarters Fighting

This course is all about fighting up close and personal with your pistol. The average gunfight happens at 3 feet away, lasts 3 seconds and an average of 3 rounds are  fired. We will teach how to defend yourself in this high stress rapidly evolving situation. You will participate in drills simulating rear attacks, ground fighting, multiple threats at document exchange distances and much more. we will emphasize making your hits, moving your feet, turning the violent switch on and turning it off when the fighting is over, situational awareness, scanning and finding a new place to be. If you want to learn how to fight and run drills doing just that then this is the course for you.

Moving and Shooting

In any gun fight it is extremely important to keep your heart in motion. It may also be necessary to engage the threat with your firearm as you move to cover or get out of the area of danger or get to a family member. we take a common sense approach to moving and shooting and will teach you the key elements to be successful at this technique. we will also teach you how to move tactically to a piece of cover. You will participate in several drills where you will shoot while you move, shoot then move and move then shoot. We emphasize making your hits and only shooting when you can make your hits. This skill set is one of the most difficult to master and requires many hours of practice to be competent at hitting your target while moving your feet. Come train with us and we will teach you how!!!

Using Cover and Concealment

The use of cover and concealment is a very valuable tool. One must also have an understanding of the difference between the two. This course will cover both and additionally; proper use of cover, the pros and cons of distance from cover and  sucking up to cover, bullet frag off cover and the dangers associated with it, how to keep cover between you and the threat, moving from one piece of cover to the next, scanning for the next place, how to engage a threat from cover, shooting around and under cover and much more. We emphasize making your hits, mindset and situational awareness. We will discuss building structure and cover and concealment considerations in your home.

Positional Shooting

Most instructors spend a lot of time on proper stance when shooting, we do NOT. The most we talk about is be athletic in your stance so you can be mobile. The fact of the matter is that when someone starts shooting at you, you will make yourself the size of whatever cover is available or will be moving quickly out of the situation or to a piece of cover. in these cases, stance goes out the window. Come train with us and we will put you in non traditional non conventional shooting positions. we have tools that will make you get your body in shooting positions that you never thought existed and you will make your hits on single and multiple targets. This course will compliment our other course "using cover and concealment" with additional instruction and experience reloading and fixing malfunctions in these awkward positions.

Fast and Accurate

This subject is broken down into 3 separate classes all designed to teach economy of effort and motion to make the shooter get shots off sooner and accurately in order to win the fight.

  • Holster work - getting out of the holster cleanly, quickly and breaking the shot accurately. multiple shots, multiple targets
  • Economy of motion - how to set up for a shot efficiently, transitions, multiple targets and more
  • Task, conditions, standards - these are standards used by Sig Academy as a cold out of the box standard. we will discuss how the times were developed. when training is a premium these TCS's will give you something to train and practice. these include shots from high and low ready, multiple shots, multiple threats, reloads, and more.

All of these courses end with a test that if passed you will receive a Tier III challenge coin.

Extreme Conditions

This course will teach you to fight in extreme conditions such as cold frozen conditions, bloody conditions, violent conditions, one handed manipulations while you are fighting, and more. take your training to the next level and learn how to function your weapon and fight in extreme conditions. 




Contact Information

For more information or if you are interested in registering for a course, please call 302.222.7724 with the name of the class, date of class, if you require a loaner weapon and/or ammunition and a brief description of your firearms experience. All registrations require a $50 deposit, please state if you would like pay in full. You can also call or text 302-222-7724 and we can take care of you. Deposits are non-refundable, however we are willing to work with you to reschedule your course. When we receive your form, we will email you an invoice.