Defensive Handgun Operator Level 2 (2 days) $450
Class hours 9 AM to ~5 PM
Instructor: Gregory Urdaneta of Katy, Texas
1) Instructor Presentation: introductions…
2) Gun safety during the course: avoid complacency in weapon handling to the point of becoming sloppy and unsafe; the weapon will be in one of three positions, holstered, on target or at the ready (en SUL).
3) Four universal gun rules:
-always handle weapon as if loaded;
-finger off trigger until ready to shoot;
-never point the muzzle of the weapon at a person or object that you’re not willing to destroy;
-verify what’s behind and surrounding your intended target.
4) Range commands and administrative tasks (loading, unloading; chamber and magazine check will ALWAYS be used to determine the condition of a weapon prior to and after every exercise.)
5) Demonstration of two shooting techniques, *both eyes open: Isosceles and modified Weaver. Note: Under defensive shooting scenarios and circumstances a blend of components of each technique will be used, thus students will train in both. *Note: all shooting during this defensive handgun course will be conducted with both eyes open.
6) Evaluation of the shooting skills (technique and accuracy) of each student will be conducted non-timed and repeated timed. Note: each student will be shown how to properly grip their handgun and the use of isometric tension to control the weapon and insure improved accuracy;
7) Dry and live-fire exercise to improve trigger control.
8) Presentation from the holster. Note: the speed of presentation of the weapon matches the speed of movement of the support hand. THIS PROCEDURE WILL BE PRACTICED ROUTINELY DURING THE COURSE.
9) *^Malfunction clearances: dry/live; both hands; strong/weak hand; non-timed/timed. * At the moment of a malfunction and if cover is unavailable, take a knee while clearing the stoppage (GET SMALL). ^After clearing a malfunction, move to cover as is possible while shooting to cover your movement if necessary.
10) Reloads: non-timed/timed; without/with movement.
11) Center mass body shots exercise: dry/live; controlled pairs and double taps (at what distances to use each); non-timed/timed.
12) Designated head shots: dry/live; controlled pairs and double taps (at what distances to use each); non-timed/timed.
13) *Varied shooting platforms and scenarios: from knee (s); on the ground (side, back); CQC (one, multiple adversaries); from vehicle; working with a partner; hostage recovery; shooting while moving (forward; lateral; backwards, etc.) *Note that the extent we engage in such activities will be dictated by the skill level of the students as safety is paramount!
The minimum class size will be 10 students with a maximum of 20. To be placed on a tentative class roster, please contact Gregory Urdaneta ASAP. The tuition of $450 must be paid in-full and up-front to finalize reservation of a training spot. Please provide relevant contact information (address, email, phone number). Checks should be made out to Gregory. If for some unforeseen reason the class does not make the minimum required, tuition payments will not be returned, reschedule will be available, ~600 rounds of ammo will be required for this two day course, although exercises can be conducted dry if ammo availability is an issue.
Other requirements for the course follow; please have these items and qualifications to participate in the training:
- *Center fire semi-automatic pistol or revolver, functional and without dangerous modifications, and the ability to safely run this weapon. (Note: a .22 cal. handgun can be used if obtaining center fire ammo is problematic.)
- *Holster (with trigger guard) worn on the strong side of the body, and the ability to safely present and return the weapon to the holster.
- A minimum of three magazines and one or two magazine pouches worn on the belt on the support side. Speed loader holders worn in front of the holster for those using revolvers.
- Electronic hearing and quality wrap around eye protection.
- Sturdy belt, hat with brim, loose pants with deep pockets, comfortable footwear and a concealment garment.
- A suitable backup weapon and a training gun (orange gun) if available.
- Water, sun screen, lawn chair… (Think personal comfort while on the range).
- Bring your lunch. A grill, refrigerator and kitchen will be available at the clubhouse.
*Note: students deemed unsafe will be asked to unload and will run exercises dry!