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    New Proactive Shooters live fire course coming soon! Defensive Handgun I

    We will soon be offering a new live fire course, Defensive Handgun I.

    The course will be conducted at an outdoor range facility in Doswell, Va. The course is not a beginner's course, but will teach some basic moving/shooting techniques.

    More details coming soon. Stay tuned!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    We will soon be offering a new live fire course, Defensive Handgun I.

    The course will be conducted at an outdoor range facility in Doswell, Va. The course is not a beginner's course, but will teach some basic moving/shooting techniques.

    More details coming soon. Stay tuned!
    Sounds awesome. Make it a great price lime your other classes please!!! Look forward to hearing more about it.
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    This should draw a lot of interest as there is just not enough of this being taught locally.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    We hope that it will be a popular class and students will consider it to be a building block in their handgun training. Some additional information is available now on our Private Shooting Lessons / Live Fire class page of our website.
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    What type of experience is required for this course?

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    It's coming together for you Jim!
    Now....will you have enough range for shotgun and eventually, rifle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by speed41ae View Post
    What type of experience is required for this course?
    Students should have a basic familiarity with their handguns and shooting them safely. The course involves basic movement and firing from standing, kneeling and prone positions. Distances will range from 3 yards to 25 yards.

    From our website:

    Defensive Handgun I is a structured shooting class designed to teach you the beginning shooting techniques needed to properly deploy your defensive handgun, while at the same time reinforcing safe gun handling skills. Students will shoot from standing, kneeling, and prone positions, at various distances at our outdoor range facility. The course generally runs about 6-8 hours, depending on class size (Limit 10 students per class).

    Topics include:

    One/Two hand shooting techniques

    Linear/Lateral Movement

    Target Recognition

    Verbal Commands

    Magazine changes/reloads while shooting

    Shooting from Retention

    Shooting from Standing, Kneeling & Prone Positions

    Reinforcement of Basic Handgun Skills & Safety
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    It's coming together for you Jim!
    Now....will you have enough range for shotgun and eventually, rifle?
    Thanks! We're very excited to be able to offer this class, and future classes that will teach more tactical type manuevers. I'm already working on Defensive Handgun II (the next level) and I hope that our students progress through the courses and learn how to "make their gun go to work".

    I think that we can comfortably shoot shotguns but the range does not allow for rifle distances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
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    I think that we can comfortably shoot shotguns but the range does not allow for rifle distances.
    Use smaller targets to simulate distances.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Use smaller targets to simulate distances.
    Exactly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    Sounds awesome. Make it a great price lime your other classes please!!! Look forward to hearing more about it.
    $150 is a great price. Thanks!!! Worth the drive down to Doswell!
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    $150 is a great price. Thanks!!! Worth the drive down to Doswell!
    Thank you! Registration is open on our website. Details can be found on our Shooting Lessons page while we further update our website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Thanks! We're very excited to be able to offer this class, and future classes that will teach more tactical type manuevers. I'm already working on Defensive Handgun II (the next level) and I hope that our students progress through the courses and learn how to "make their gun go to work".

    I think that we can comfortably shoot shotguns but the range does not allow for rifle distances.
    Is this going to be at all similar to IDPA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesCanby View Post
    Is this going to be at all similar to IDPA?
    Honestly, I can't answer that since I don't shoot IDPA. I can tell you that it is very similar to TTSA (try to stay alive )

    The basic idea behind this course is to give a gun carrier an introduction to moving and shooting from various positions and distances (which most people never practice), mixed with some different skills, and of course, safe handling. I think that students who take this course, and the subsequent Defensive Handgun II, will learn some great skills that will make them much more well rounded in the use of their defensive handgun.
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    Are you going to give a discount for people who sign up for both defensive handgun classes? Maybe? Please?
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    Are you going to give a discount for people who sign up for both defensive handgun classes? Maybe? Please?
    I guess I'd have to think about it, but I think we may require someone to take the first one before you can get to the second one.......I'll think about that though. Its too early to make any decisions regarding that as I'm still working on DH II.
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