Pistol Programs

First Steps Pistol (½ Day)

Prerequisites:  None

Estimated Ammunition Required:  50 rounds

First Steps Pistol is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific pistol action type for small classes students. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type. Students will learn the  rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.

Pistol 100: Basic Pistol (One Day)

Prerequisites:  None

Estimated Ammunition Required:  150-200 rounds

This course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two-handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.

Students will usually have a chance to shoot the Classic Pistol Qualification Test for score at the conclusion of the class.

Suggested Gear: Pistol 100 Gear

Upcoming Pistol 100 Events:

May
16
Pistol 100 (Basic Pistol) – LADIES ONLY – One Day (Richmond, IN)
1-day LADIES ONLY Pistol 100 (Basic Pistol) event at A&A Optics near Richmond, IN.

Pistol 145: Introduction to Defensive Pistol (One Day)

Prerequisites: Suggested—Revere’s Riders Pistol 100 or similar.

Estimated Ammunition Required: About 500 rounds.

Pistol 145 begins with an overview of the range rules, safety procedures and quick reminder of the fundamentals from basic pistol. From there, the course focuses on the mechanics of defensive pistol shooting (i.e., drawing from the holster).  Lecture topics include: “Why do we do this?”, the physiological and psychological aspects of dynamic critical incidents for both the “good guy” and the “bad guy”, firearms and ancillary equipment for defensive use among other topics. Range exercises build on each successive evolution ending the day with a simple drill that rehearses the physical and mental issues dealt with during the class.

Suggested Gear: Pistol 145 Gear

Upcoming Pistol 145 Events:

Sep
19
Pistol 145 (Intro to Defensive Pistol) – One Day (Seelyville, IN)
1-day Pistol 145 (Intro to Defensive Pistol) at Lost Creek Conservation Club near Terre Haute, IN.

Pistol 209: Defensive Pistol (One Day)

Prerequisites: Suggested—Revere’s Riders Pistol 145 or similar.

Estimated Ammunition Required: About 500 rounds.

Pistol 209 begins with an overview of the range rules, safety procedures and quick reminder of the fundamentals from basic pistol. Mechanics of the draw stroke, reloading techniques, pistol grip, shooting positions, shooting on the move, use of concealment and cover, engagement of multiple targets, etc. will all be covered.

Suggested Gear: Pistol 209 Gear

Upcoming Pistol 209 Events:

Nov
21
Pistol 209 (Defensive Pistol) – One Day (Seelyville, IN)
1-day Pistol 209 (Defensive Pistol) at Lost Creek Conservation Club near Terre Haute, IN.