During the Cover Your ASP Seminar from Friday night, attendees learned what skills they WILL need in a defensive encounter and why. This is where we learn and practice those skills on the range. This will focus on defensive encounters where a gun is needed rather than other skills. We will learn the Pareto Principle of Gunfighting and how that should affect and inform our training.
This is not a basic pistol course. Due to the material being covered, if you are not able to work your pistol properly and safely, this is the not the course for you at this time. Please contact the host to find out how to get up to speed prior to class. You do not have to have a high level of marksmanship to begin, though it will still benefit greatly if you are already at that point, but you do need to be self sufficient and safe in all aspects from carry, the draw, to firing and re-holstering. If you are unsure if you meet criteria, please contact the host for discussion and evaluation. As a rule of thumb, those who have passed an NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting class AND a CCW class (or equivalent), and who can safely draw a firearm from the holster and reholster without pointing a gun at themselves, meet the standard.
Topics covered include:
- A recap of the most important skills we will absolutely need in a real defensive gun use.
- Safe firearms handling rules.
- Range safety and standards.
- Emergency medical plans.
- Proper draw and holster of live firearms.
- Proper grip and maximizing recoil control.
- Proper sight picture and trigger control for fast, accurate defensive shooting.
- Proper press out and sight acquisition under stress.
- Full draw technique from holster to first shot.
- Accurate, fast follow-up shots.
- Multiple target acquisition.
- Shooting Quickly, Carefully, and Precisely.
The class begins and ends with assessment of student performance against an objective metric, and students will leave the range with drills to practice and an understanding of their current skill set.
The course will be held at the Adair Range, 15 miles NE of Yuma: https://get-asp.com/mhpb and location here https://goo.gl/maps/daLD6yvuYDB2 from 8AM-6PM.
Items to bring: Whatever gun you carry in whatever holster you carry it in, subject to SOME limitations. If you are unsure if your holster is adequate, please ask. If you carry in any other way than on the waist, we can accommodate this and we encourage you to train the way you carry. HOWEVER, understand that you will likely learn the shortcomings of that particular method of carry up to and including not be able to meet time and marksmanship requirements. This would be good to vet your equipment now, but understand you may not get the most out of class. Again, if you have questions or concerns about your carry set up, please contact the host. Mode of carry may also be restricted by the host and range.
NOTE: Holsters that require the use of your trigger finger to release the gun from the holster, such as but not limited to the BLACKHAWK! Serpa, are not allowed in class. If you bring that holster you will be given a loaner gun and holster to use for the class.
You will also need 300 rounds of reliable range ammo and at least 3 magazines (more is better!). Bring eye and ear protection. A brimmed hat and clothing that protects you from hot brass is recommended. This is a class where you need to practice how you carry, so try to dress and carry as closely to that as possible while still remaining safe and comfortable for a full day of training and shooting. Closed-toed shoes are a must. There are no facilities to purchase food or water, so bring all you will need for the day!
You will also need plans to keep yourself properly hydrated. The range is outdoors so dress accordingly and consider layers and rain gear. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and a camp chair for break times.
It is always good to consider the various tools and items you need to keep your gun running, batteries for electronic hearing protection, etc.
UPON ARRIVAL CHECK IN WITH STAFF. While you are welcome to load mags to your heart’s content before class begins, DO NOT UNCASE OR UNHOLSTER GUNS PRIOR TO CLASS UNLESS SPECIFICALLY ASKED TO DO SO BY STAFF. NO GUNS SHOULD BE TOUCHED EVER BEHIND THE FIRING LINE.
Cost: $200 INCLUDING admission to the seminar on Friday night. There will be an additional range fee to pay for our range facility that will be collected in cash on training day. (details forthcoming…shouldn’t be over $20)
Only 28 spaces available
Check in is at 7:30 a.m.