VERY POPULAR 2 DAY CLASS HOSTED "ON THE ROAD" AND OFFERED AT OUR PRIVATE RANGE IN DAHLONEGA, GA:
Pistol Essentials and BEYOND is The Complete Combatant's 2 day course that starts with basics and then moves BEYOND! Both IRON sights and RED DOT sights are welcome in this class!FUNDAMENTALS are the key to everything! Pistol Essentials is designed to introduce you to defensive shooting and help improve your skills. In this class you will learn the importance of stance, grip, sights, follow through and trigger through dry practice and live fire. We will practice drawing from your holster during dry fire and live fire when applicable. We will cover shooting from common positions seen in defensive shooting with a higher level of accuracy. Pistol Essentials will teach you how to practice, how to measure your skill and how to TEST yourself.
The ability to present your firearm and make accurate hits sooner is the focus for this 2 day class. The fundamentals of grip, trigger, sights, and follow through will be explored in a series diagnostic drills focused around the process of drawing the firearm efficiently. These drills will help create essential skills and solid fundamentals for the continued improvement of your shooting competency.
Pistol Essentials & BEYOND is an introduction to modern coaching methodology, application and structure of deliberate practice, and the use of diagnostic fundamentals. We will explore a process driven methodology to deliver the results you are looking for as a shooter, self defender, or competitor. The BEYOND is just that....we will work together as a team to strengthen your fundamentals while stacking verbal commands, "hands occupied" drills, 1 handed shooting and MORE!
At each PE&B class every new client will receive a WHITE "Complete Combat Ant" rank patch. Accuracy standards and challenges are a BIG part of our classes. Please visit our Challenges page for details on THE DRILLS and WHAT YOU CAN EARN! During this 2 day course you will shoot our "standards" to earn a BLUE, PURPLE, BROWN or BLACK "Complete Combat Ant". You must pass at 90% to earn each rank.
2 Day Pistol Essentials and BEYOND:
2 Day Pistol Essentials and BEYOND is very popular to host and is one of our most popular classes offered at home.
9am-6:00pm (arrive 8:30am)
$475 per person on the road = Hosted
$399 per person in the North GA Mountains = Home
$319 alumni in the North GA Mountains = Home
LEO discounts apply to hosted and home classes
We charge a $10 CASH per day "range/facility" fee at our home range in Dahlonega. We will collect this when you finish registration the morning of class.
You will register/pay for courses online. Keep the receipt, payment is your first confirmation. Your second and official confirmation from me will arrive via email about a week prior to class (check your SPAM). Please arrive to class 30 minutes early to complete waivers and registration.
This class will require you to have safe gun handling skills
You need to be able to follow directions from our coaches
You need to have a basic understanding of your firearms and have used it during practice sessions.
You need to have worked your "presentation from your holster"
Cancellation Policy: We offer no refunds. If you have to cancel, we invite you to attend another class within a 12 month period of that class.
Closing: We will finish classes with a few words from your coaches, Certificates of Participation (or emailed), and hand out White Ant Rank Patches.
TOP SHOT: Our Top Shot Award (and prize) will be given out to the person that shoots the highest score on the "end of day" test. This is a HUGE accomplishment that should not go unnoticed. CONGRATS!
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED AWARD: Our Challenge Accepted Award goes out too the person that faced their fears, changed their mindset, and worked their bums off to accept the challenge of working through obstacles. The person that earns this award will also receive a "one on one" consultation with Tom Kelly of Dark Star Gear. You will discuss your current gear, goals and ways to improve your shooting journey. This consult will include up to $250 GIFT CERTIFICATE. This GC will be "spent" according to your gear "needs" after your consultation. Thank you Dark Star Gear!
Pistol w/holster (strong side, inside, outside waistband or appendix is fine).
Both IRON sights and RED DOT sights are welcome in this class!
Holsters that collapse (leather, soft, etc.) when drawn will NOT be allowed on our range. NO SERPA HOLSTERS will be allowed on our range. THIS IS WHY!
Please make note that if you show up with any of the above, we will ask you to CHANGE so you can comply with our range rules. If you do not have a back up gun then you can CHANGE to a HK VP9 and a strong side Kydex holster that we will provide free of charge. Ammo not included
Duty belt/rig is APPROVED
You can BORROW a HK VP9 with iron sights or RENT a H&K VP9 with a Holosun pistol optic aka a Red Dot. We have red and green available. Holster available.
Concealment garment required. Please make note that some students will be working from the "ready" position and some will be working from "the holster".
1000 rounds of factory loaded ammunition
Magazine pouch (if none don’t worry pockets work well)