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Pistol 100 (Basic Pistol) – One Day (Las Vegas, NV)
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am—5:00 pm EST
Web Based Pre-Registration for this Event Has Ended — Please contact the event director (gro.s1519430790rediR1519430790serev1519430790eR@si1519430790rhC1519430790) for last-minute signup info. Due to Range Officer requirements we can accommodate a very limited number of walk-on students for this event.
Pistol 100 (Basic Pistol) Overview
Estimated Ammunition Required: About 200 rounds/day.
Pistol 100 includes classroom and range time learning to shoot handguns. Students learn:
- Rules for safe gun handling & range rules
- Pistol parts and operation & ammunition
- Shooting fundamentals: Five steps to firing each shot
- Two Handed Grip & Stance: Isoceles, benchrest, and low ready positions (Weaver may also be taught)
- Natural Point of Aim
- Shot Group Analysis
- Clearing Common Stoppages
- Whittemore’s Stand Pistol Qualifier
- Classic WW2 Pistol Qualification Test (optional)
This course, based on traditional American service pistol fundamentals teaches “Hits Count!” This course lays a sound foundation for students to shoot groups under time pressure from a practical stance.
Pistol Requirements: You will need a safe pistol with at least five round capacity to fully participate in this course. Pistols should be of a modern, drop safe design.
Older single action pistols manufactured before the 1980s and lacking a transfer bar safety are the most common type of pistol that lack drop safe design features, as do some military surplus imports from Eastern bloc countries and Taurus PT-series pistols not fixed during an international safety recall in 2015. These pistols may discharge if dropped and pose a potential safety hazard to our volunteers and students, and are not permitted. If you have concerns about the safety features of your pistol you should have it inspected by an armorer or gunsmith before class.
Other Equipment Requirements: We will not need to draw from the holster in this class and we will run a “cold range.” You will not need a holster to participate in the vast majority of class activities. A holster may simplify your movements around the bay however.
There will be an optional lesson on presenting a pistol from the holster to the ready. To participate in this lesson, you will need a strong side outside the waist band holster made from sturdy leather, kydex or a similar material that will keep its shape. Prohibited: No serpa holsters, floppy nylon holsters that don’t keep their shape when the pistol is withdrawn, non-belt holsters, non-strong side holsters.
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Hear the true story of Paul Revere’s famous ride and learn about the events that immediately precipitated the Revolutionary War. Paul Revere did not ride alone – many individuals played crucial roles in the events of April 19th, 1775.
This history presentation begins with alarm riders warning “the Regulars are out!” You’ll hear about the dramatic stand on Lexington Green and the “shots heard ’round the world” at Concord’s North Bridge. The tale concludes with harrowing life-or-death choices made along the 17 mile “battle road.”
This exciting tale will be woven throughout the day’s marksmanship events.
Additional Event Information
This event may be used to satisfy NRA Basic Pistol. To satisfy the requirements for NRA Basic Pistol, you will need to complete an online computer based training event prior to attendance at the in-person event. There is an additional fee of $30 which covers your NRA materials. Contact the instructor if you are interested in this option.
Additional Range Information
This event will be at the Clark County Shooting Complex education center.
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