This fast paced and exciting course is for law enforcement officers, military personnel and
private citizens who want a complete understanding of the defensive handgun and a skill level
that surpasses 95% of those who carry a gun for a living.
Prerequisite Class(s): None - entry level course.
All students must show photo ID at time of sign-in.
Regardless of your experience prior to entering this course, upon completion, your gun handling, marksmanship, and tactical skills will be better than they have ever been and you will be able to safely and easily present your weapon from a CONCEALED holster and fire two,sighted shots to the center of a target 5 yards away - all under 1.5 seconds! That`s right, from a concealed holster in 1.5 seconds!
This course more than satisfies gun handling and marksmanship criteria for a Concealed Weapons Permit in some states such as Arizona. If you are interested in applying for Nevada and Utah, more training is required. Visit the CCW FAQ page for more information.
You will understand the principles of tactics and have multiple opportunities to use your acquired skills under the stress of simulated, lethal encounters. This course is a must for anyone who chooses to own or carry a handgun for self defense.
Lecture Topics and Firing Range Drills:
As outlined in Two-Day Defensive Handgun with added emphasis on Concealed Carry; Tactical Training Simulation using Realistic Targets in Shoot/No Shoot Scenarios; and Target Engagement from Arms Length to 15 yards under Time Pressure. Course also includes Supplemental Lectures on Shotgun and Rifle topics with Single Elimination Shoot-off, and Distinguished Graduate Skills Evaluation.
“Pocket Pistols” which Front Sight defines as any handgun smaller than a Glock 26 (roughly 6.4" slide length and 4.2" frame height) are not allowed due to being difficult to manipulate, painful to shoot, and often less safe because the user is more likely to cover their support hand or other body parts with the muzzle. Muzzle attachments such as compensators and extended magazines do not change the overall dimensions of that weapon. We are basing our size parameters off of the factory condition of your weapon. In other words, if you added one of these items to your handgun and the size of the weapon has technically changed, does not mean that this weapon is now excluded from our pocket pistol policy.
Holsters must be on the belt, correctly fit the weapon, completely cover the trigger guard, remain open when the weapon is removed, not allow the weapon to cover the shooter’s body, and not have a trigger guard retention device (such as the Blackhawk Serpa model and others). NO thigh rigs, cross-draw, etc.
A minimum of three magazines and two single or one double magazine pouch is required. Magazine pouches worn on the belt on the side opposite the handgun. Speed loader holders worn in front of the holster.
Electronic hearing protection is mandatory and is available at the Front Sight Pro Shop or numerous retailers.
Sturdy belt, hat with brim, wrap around impact resistant eye protection, loose pants, comfortable shoes or boots and a concealment garment such as a vest, jacket or an oversized shirt, etc.