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Tactical Handgun Course

This 16-hour course is designed for the new shooter. It will be the foundation for your future training and use of a firearm. Your training starts in a class room setting covering basic safety, Parts and operation of a handgun, range procedures and marksmanship fundamentals.

The students will then move to the range and learn to work from the holster, various types of reloads, shot placement and other related skills. Whether you plan to use your firearms for self-defense, compitition of just to enjoy some target shooting, this course will start you out with the fundamental skills you need to enjoy your firearms use in a safe manner.

If you do not have access to the firearm and/or equipment needed, we do have rental guns available for a cost of $50.00 per day. Contact us in advance to ensure we have one for you. There are a limited number of rental guns available.

Topics include:

  • Firearms Safety: The very first part of the class covers the four firearms safety rules and why they are important as well as basic range safety and etiquette.
  • Nomenclature: You will learn the names of all the parts of your handgun and ammunition and what they do. You will also learn how a semi-auto handgun and/or revolver function.
  • Marksmanship Fundamentals: There are no secret "ninja" skills involved in shooting effectively. It is all about having a solid understanding of the fundamentals and being able to apply them in a variety of situations.
  • Clearing malfunctions: You will learn how to diagnose and clear the three most basic malfunctions that occur with a semi-auto handgun.
  • Warrior mindset: In this course you will be introduced to the all important aspect of fighting. That is having the proper mindset. You will learn techniques to keep you alert and ready for a fight such as the "O.O.D.A." loop and "Color Code of Awareness."
  • Shooting on the move: Gun fights are not static situations. You will start applying your fundamentals while moving.
  • After action drill:. You will learn how to be aware of your environment at all times by checking the area around you. This will further emphasize the Warrior mindset.Introduction to tactics. Basic tactical concepts will be explained, demonstrated and practiced. This will allow you to have a basic understanding of tactical theories and how to apply them.

GOAL: After this course you will have the skill to operate your weapon, clear malfunctions, shoot on the move and have a basic understanding of tactics and warrior mindset.

Cost:  $300.00

Round Count: 400 rounds of factory ammunition

Equipment Needed: handgun, 3 magazines or speed loaders, holster, magazine pouch, and electronic hearing protection recommended.

Classes will go rain or shine, so have appropriate gear for heat, rain or cold weather.

Location: Santa Lucia Sportsmen's Association Range, 10400 Santa Clara Road, Atascadero, California


From Our Clients

"This was by far the best three days of training I have been exposed to in ten years of law enforcement.  This class will not only help you survive, but to thrive during any critical incident.  Instructors Steve Odom and John Marrs are on point, great job guys."
-Caleb Kemp, San Luis Obispo Police Department Sergeant.


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Contact Info

Spartan Training Resources
7343 El Camino Real # 247
Atascadero, California 93422

Tel: 805.748.7176
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