TACTICAL HANDGUN 101
Our most popular 3-day course is a complete introduction
to the defensive use of the handgun. The comprehensive
curriculum encompasses all elements of the
'ModernTechnique of the Pistol' and introduces
new concepts in tactical applications. The format
provides a base in the fundamentals of marksmanship,
tactical manipulation, the draw stroke, malfunction
clearance, weapon retention, shooting on the move,
moving targets, alternate tactical body positions,
low-light shooting, and mental conditioning. Other
topics include basic one man tactics, working with a
partner, and an introduction to team tactics. This
course is appropriate for beginners and is also
recommended as a refresher for those with experience.
TACTICAL HANDGUN BASICS
Designed as a
2-day weekend course for those who find it difficult to
devote time for training due to their busy work
schedules. The focus is on those aspects of training
which are most vital to short range personal defense in
potentially lethal encounters. The course incorporates
the basics of marksmanship with dynamic tactical
LADIES ONLY HANDGUN
Women can do anything the men can do, sometimes
They have an open mind, they listen, and they don't
bring preconceived and sometimes misguided notions
to the table. I find that women can make great
This class is virtually the same as Tactical Handgun
Basics, but without all the testosterone pollution
in the air. ;)
The 2-day course is adapted to address a few issues
specific to women, such as carrying a handgun in a
purse, and holster selection based on individual
The content of
this course presumes that the
already familiar with everything taught in our entry
level class. (TH101) The student will probably not have
mastered everything, but should not need much
explanation as to terminology or how, what, when, and
The class is
about repetition. It gives the student a chance to
polish while under a watchful eye, but without
long-winded explanations or redundant verbiage from the
The student is
required to face complex issues of marksmanship and
tactics in this advanced class. Having established a
solid base of fundamentals and tactical awareness from
the prerequisite program, this course continues to
develop and refine the techniques to a deeper level of
understanding. The curriculum includes shooting with the
non-dominant hand, one handed weapons manipulation,
transition to a backup handgun, live-fire tactical
simulators, and more in depth team tactics. The ability
to function while under conditions of mental stress
becomes paramount. A 3-day course.
CLOSE QUARTER TACTICS
has traditionally focused on development of the shooting
skills required to hit small targets at great distance,
this just isn't the way it happens in real life. Most
lethal confrontations occur at contact distance!
It may come as a
surprise. It will happen suddenly.
It will be
quicker than even the "Fastest gun in the West" can get
a pistol out of a holster. We must first survive the
initial assault (especially against edged or impact
weapons), and now is not the time to realize that we
"shouldn't have brought a gun to a knife fight."
It helps to use
efficient foot work to buy time and create distance,
enabling us to get the gun out. The focus of the course
is on this seemingly simple, yet very complex concept.
- keeping your gun from being taken away from you.
- taking your attacker's gun away from him (disarms).
requires the student have a blue, red, or orange PLASTIC
inert dummy gun that fits their normal carry holster. It
is recommended that students also have a pair of heavy
leather work gloves to protect the hands.
are being forcibly stripped from your hands the front
sights can leave some nasty cuts.)
The course also
includes live fire.
This course may be offered in 2-day or 3-day
Ammunition Requirement: 400
apply. A handgun class from either Cumberland Tactics or
any of the other trainers that we link to will suffice,
but there simply isn't enough time to teach a student to
draw safely or shoot accurately in this course. It is
expected that the student has already reached a level of
proficiency with fundamentals before stepping on the
classes (Handgun/Shotgun, Handgun/Subgun, etc.) may be
scheduled dependent upon the needs of the client.
Ammunition Requirement: To
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