Introduction to the Semi-automatic Pistol
Course # ITSP.0101.6 (Pistol program hours 1 thru 16)
Meets Wisconsin Concealed Carry Permit Requirements
Michigan MCOLES Approved Course
(Approved by the Michigan Commission on LE Standards)
Course Description: This 2-day firearms training course provides a formal, structured training format for:
1) New shooters seeking to learn formal training and proper operation and use of the semi-automatic pistol.
2) Students seeking formal training to transition from the revolver to the semi-automatic pistol.
3) Students seeking formal training in transition from DAO or DA/SA semi-automatic pistols to striker fired semi-automatic pistols.
This firearms training course provides students with formal information and training on firearms safety, nomenclature, operation, basic gun-handling skills and use of force laws covering self-defense & personal defense applications.
This hands-on firearms training class develops the student's skill-set through proper dry-practice techniques, live-fire drills, fundamental diagnostics and structured training sessions that prepares students for the tactical application of the semi-automatic pistol.
Upon completion of this firearms training course, the student will possess the fundamental skills necessary to participate in the: Basic Defensive Pistol Skills Course.
The following firearms training topics will be covered:
Firearms training and basic firearms safety rules.
- Transition from revolver to semi-automatic pistol. (Covered in transition course only)
- Transition to striker fired semi-automatic pistol. (Covered in transition course only)
Nomenclature of the semi-automatic pistol.
Disassembly / re-assembly of the semi-automatic pistol.
Mechanical operation of the semi-automatic pistol.
Fundamentals of shooting.
The natural action stance and thumbs forward grip.
- Mastering Sight Gear 1 - perfect sight alignment.
- Basic marksmanship and target analysis.
Basic gun-handling skills.
- Presentation from ready pistol
Presentation from the holster.
Thumb checking during re-holstering.
Loading / unloading and press checking.
Ammunition management - Emergency reloads, tactical reloads and speed reloads.
Malfunction clearance drills - Class 1 and Class 2.
Methodology of shooting the semi-automatic pistol.
- Developing a dry-practice program and dry-practice skill building drills.
- Fundamental diagnostics and self-correcting fundamental errors.
Preventive maintenance and cleaning.
Awareness of exposure to toxic metals and solvents.
- Lawful use of force, firearm transport laws and firearm storage.
Standard drill test and evaluation.
Course fee includes custom cardboard Spartan dry-practice target and laminated dry-practice rules handout.
Course duration: 2 days (16 hours)
Course tuition: $ 325.00
(Tuition fee includes all range fees and use of loaner firearms)
(The 3-day Defensive Pistol Program combines this course with our 1-day Basic Defensive Pistols Skills Course)
Course student limit: 12
Student requirements: Note pad & pen, eye protection, ear protection, baseball type cap, heavy pants belt or duty belt with holster and magazine carriers, personal defense handgun with at least (3) hi-capacity magazines or (5) single-stack magazines, handgun cleaning kit and gun oil / CLP.
Recommended equipment: Rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, hydration system and water. (For outdoor classes only)
Ammunition requirements: 250 rounds (minimum)
(Ammunition is available for purchase upon request.)
Spartan Tactical can provide students with a loaner semi-automatic pistol, magazines and holster rig for this firearms training class upon request.
Loaner handguns available for student use:
- Smith & Wesson M&P-9 (9mm)
- Sig Sauer P226 DAK (9mm)
- Sig Sauer P229 DAK (9mm)
- Glock 17 (9mm)
- Glock 19 (9mm)
For more information, contact us at (708) 990-4367.
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