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Handgun Courses

Beginner to Advanced Courses

All instructors for this course are required to have NRA Certification and/ or have prior Military, Law Enforcement or competitive shooting backgrounds.

Onsite Courses

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Pistol 100

Introduction to Handguns

$60

3 hours

Introduction to Handguns course is designed for those individuals with little-to-no handgun experience. Following the classroom instruction, students will have the opportunity to practice the skills learned in class with live-fire experience. If you are a beginner with little-to-no experience, this is the class for you.

 

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Focus Areas:

  • Universal Firearm Safety
  • Different types of handguns
  • Types of ammunition
  • Safe loading and unloading procedures
  • Live-fire exercises to demonstrate proper loading and unloading and safe handling procedures learned

1-2 hours class time and 1 hour range time

Required Equipment: Class requires eye and ear protection and at least 50 rounds of ammunition for the firearm you will use.

Handguns may be rented at no cost but will require you to purchase C2 Tactical’s range ammunition for use.

Private Shooting Scottsdale

Pistol 200

Fundamental Shooting Skills

$60

4 hours

This course is designed around learning the fundamental skills behind shooting handguns both safely and accurately and is the second-level class in the C2 Tactical Pistol Curriculum. The course is with a high instructor-to-student ratio, allowing for a close, personal hands-on attention while still being in a relaxed classroom environment. Course instruction includes classroom work, hands-on dry-fire practice, and live-fire practice. This class is designed for anyone that cannot shoot consistent 2” groups at 21ft.

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Focus Areas:

  • Excellent for beginners to intermediate shooters
  • Key fundamental features include grip, proper operation of your firearm, stance, sight alignment, and trigger squeeze
  • Learn and review universal firearm safety
  • Practice one of the hardest to master skills – trigger control
  • Excellent review for seasoned shooters that have not been shooting for a while and would like to group their rounds within 2 inches at 21ft
  • Skills required for anyone looking at the Concealed Carry course
  • Skills required for students interested in moving on to the more advanced shooting courses

2 hours class time and 2 hours range time

Required Equipment: Class requires eye and ear protection and at least 100 rounds of ammunition for the firearm you will use

Handguns may be rented at no cost but will require you to purchase C2 Tactical’s range ammunition for use

Group Private Shooting Scottsdale | P300

Pistol 300

Practical Shooting Skills

$150

8 hours

The Practical Shooting course is the third in the sequence of handgun instruction. It builds upon the skills found in the Fundamental Shooting course and on your own personal experience. Our Practical Shooting Skills course focuses on the more complex movements required for advanced level shooting. The class is 7 to 8 hours in one day or broken up over two days, and includes classroom work, hands-on dry-fire practice, and live-fire drills while working through malfunctions under stress.

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Focus Areas:

  • Proper methods to draw from the holster (Strong Side)
  • Accuracy with shooting the first shot from the holster
  • Multi-round shots & follow-through
  • Appropriate sight picture at various target distances
  • Advanced reloading techniques, advanced malfunction clearances
  • Shooting under stress and follow through assessment

1 hour class time, the remainder is range time

Class Prerequisites:

Students must have the basic skills required to safely load, unload and operate their firearm without any assistance and be able to consistently shoot 4” groups at 21ft. Students MUST have all the appropriate equipment and gear prior to attending this course. Failure to meet these guidelines will prohibit you from attending the course. All necessary equipment is available for purchase for most firearms.

Required Equipment:

  • Class requires eye and ear protection and at least 500 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use
  • Semi-automatic pistol with 3 magazines and spare magazine carrier or a revolver with 3-speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders
  • A quality strong-side holster that has 2 points of contact and does not collapse (no shoulder holsters, purse holsters, or appendix carry, these skills can be taught privately and in specialty courses)
Low Light Pistol Training

Pistol 400

Defensive Handgun Skills

$150

8 hours

The Defensive Handgun Skills course is the fourth in the sequence of handgun instruction at C2 Tactical and builds upon the skills found in the Practical Shooting Skills course. The class is 7 to 8 hours one day or broken up over two days, and includes classroom work, hands-on dry-fire practice and live-fire drills.

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Focus Areas:

  • Will include all previously learned skills (now incorporating flashlight manipulation)
  • Draw stroke can include concealment if you choose
  • Advanced reloading & malfunction drills
  • Basic shooting with cover/concealment
  • Basic low light shooting techniques

1 hour class time, remainder is range time

Class Prerequisites:

Students must have the basic skills required to safely load unload and operate their firearm without any assistance and be able to consistently shoot 4” groups at 21ft. Students MUST have all the appropriate equipment and gear prior to attending this course. Failure to meet these guidelines will prohibit you from attending the course. All necessary equipment is available for purchase for most firearms.

Required Equipment:

  • Class requires eye and ear protection and at least 500 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use
  • Semi-automatic pistol with 3 magazines and spare magazine carrier or a revolver with 3-speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders
  • A quality strong-side holster that has two points of contact and does not collapse for this course (no shoulder holsters, purse holsters, or appendix carry, these skills can be taught privately and in specialty courses)
  • Handheld flashlight that uses a momentary switch only, not an on/off switch
Advanced Shooter

Pistol 500

Tactical Handgun Skills

$150

8 hours

The Tactical Handgun Skills course is the fifth in the sequence of handgun instruction at C2 Tactical. This class builds upon the skills found in the Defensive Handgun Skills course. The class is 7 to 8 hours one day or broken up over two days, and includes classroom work, hands on dry-fire practice and live-fire drills.

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Focus Areas:

  • Advanced shooting with movement/low light
  • Advanced shooting with cover/concealment/low light
  • Advanced low light shooting techniques
  • Close quarter/retention shooting
  • Searching/assessing techniques

1 hour class time, the remainder is range time

Class Prerequisites:

Students must have the basic skills required to safely load unload and operate their firearm without any assistance and be able to consistently shoot 4” groups at 21ft. Students MUST have all the appropriate equipment and gear prior to attending this course. Failure to meet these guidelines will prohibit you from attending the course. All necessary equipment is available for purchase for most firearms. Successful completion of P400.

Required Equipment:

  • Class requires eye and ear protection and at least 500 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use
  • Semi-automatic pistol with 3 magazines and spare magazine carrier or a revolver with 3-speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders
  • A quality strong side holster that has two points of contact and does not collapse (no shoulder holsters, purse holsters, or appendix carry, these skills, however, are taught privately and in specialty courses)
  • Handheld flashlight that uses a momentary switch only, not an on/off switch
Advanced Shooting Skills

Pistol 600

Advanced Tactical Handgun Skills

$200

8 hours

The Tactical Handgun Skills course is the sixth in the sequence of handgun instruction at C2 Tactical. This class builds upon the skills found in the Tactical Handgun Skills course. The class is 7 to 8 hours one day or broken up over two days, and includes classroom work, hands-on dry-fire practice and live-fire drills.

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Focus Areas:

  • Advanced shooting with movement one-handed
  • Advanced shooting with cover/concealment one-handed
  • Advanced malfunction clearances one-handed
  • Close quarter/retention shooting one-handed
  • Searching/Assessing techniques

1 hour class time, the remainder is range time

Class Prerequisites:

Students must have the basic skills required to safely load, unload and operate their firearm without any assistance and be able to consistently shoot 4” groups at 21ft. Students MUST have all the appropriate equipment and gear prior to attending this course. Failure to meet these guidelines will prohibit you from attending the course. All necessary equipment is available for purchase for most firearms. Successful completion of Tactical Handgun Skills Course.

Required Equipment:

  • Class requires eye and ear protection and at least 500 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use
  • Semi-automatic pistol with 3 magazines and spare magazine carrier or a revolver with 3-speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders
  • A quality strong side holster that has 2 points of contact and does not collapse (no shoulder holsters, purse holsters, or appendix carry)
  • These skills, however, are taught privately and in specialty courses
  • Hand-held flashlight that uses a momentary switch only, not an on/off switch

PMO

Pistol Mounted Optics

$125

4 hours

More and more Holographic, prismatic and reflex sights or simply red dot sights are in use on pistols and especially on defensive pistols

This course will look at a cross section of the different manufacture reflective sights showing the options on a wide selection of popular handguns. The focus is learning why would I choose a red dot sight over iron sights to how do I use it, presentation, manipulations, defensive shooting and more of a red-dot sight equipped fighting handgun.

This class is “A mimic of our popular Practical Shooting Skills course P300”.

Regardless of your age, gender, or experience, completing the P300RD class will change your life! You will be well grounded in the ‘Modern Technique of the Pistol’, including marksmanship, gun handling and mindset. Through our systematic methodology and Task, Condition, Skills you will achieve confidence, competence, new skills and best of all, peace of mind. Students emerge stronger, more alert, and conditioned to respond appropriately to many common threats.

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Class Prerequisites:

Completion of the P300 course is a principle core program here at C2 Tactical.

Required Equipment:

  • Class requires eye and ear protection and at least 500 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use
  • Handgun or Pistol with Mounted Optic
  • Semi-automatic pistol with 3 magazines and spare magazine carrier or a revolver with 3-speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders
  • A quality strong-side holster that has 2 points of contact and does not collapse (no shoulder holsters, purse holsters, or appendix carry, these skills can be taught privately and in specialty courses)

Offsite courses held at CowTown Range and not at C2 Tactical locations

Offsite Courses

Defensive Pistol Operation

DPO

$225

5 to 6 hours

This is an Intermediate level pistol course. This course is designed for students who desire to evolve their skills in a practical, outdoor shooting environment. Our “no ego” approach to instruction encourages you to advance your knowledge, skills, and attitude to a higher level. This course is a physically demanding course, requiring students to move rapidly between positions of up to 25 yards. Students must be realistic about their physical condition and gun handling skills if considering attending this course.

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This dynamic performance pistol course is designed to put the shooter through a series of challenging drills to measure performance on demand. The class will conclude with a series of Task, Conditions, and Skills required to pass the course.

Focus Areas:

  • Fundamentals & Safety
  • Pistol Set-Up & Options
  • Pistol Gear Selection
  • Reloads & Stoppage Clearances
  • Strict Focus on Accuracy
  • Basics of Shooter Movement & Transitional Shooting
  • Multiple Target Engagement
  • Basic Pressure Drills & Skills

Up to 6 hours range time

Required Equipment:

  • 1 Serviceable Mid to Full-Size Handgun
  • 4 to 6 Hi Capacity Magazines 15+ rounds
  • 300 rds + FMJ ammunition
  • Appropriate Belt, Strong Side Hip Holster & Mag Pouches
  • Gloves, Knee & Elbow Pads (optional)
  • Gun Cleaning Kit with Lube
Group Shooting Course

Advanced Pistol Operation

APO

$275

6 to 8 hours

This is an Advance level pistol course. At this advanced skill level, even very minor improvements in your technique will lead to major differences. You will be expected to perform to the highest level of standards. You will master one hand manipulation how to clear pistol malfunctions while physically impaired. Speed is a byproduct of proficiency and consistency; tactical problems will increase in complexity. You will learn to fight on your back.

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After completion of this course, you’ll be able to quickly and accurately engage multiple targets, move and effectively utilize cover, shoot from unconventional positions, and be exposed to both close-quarters shooting applications and firing under stress. This class will conclude with a series of Task, Conditions, and Skills required to pass the course.

Focus Areas:

  • Advanced Reloads & Stoppage Clearances
  • Shoot, Move, Communicate Drills
  • Multiple Threat Engagement
  • Conventional & Unconventional Positions
  • Bilateral Pistol & Rifle Operations
  • Primary & Secondary Weapon Transitions
  • Pressure Drills
  • Course Qualification

Class Prerequisites:

  • Must have completed Defensive Pistol Operations or have instructor assessment

Up to 8 hours range time

Required Equipment:

  • 1 Handgun (Mid to Full Size)
  • 3-6 Pistol Magazines
  • Magazine Pouches (chest and hip)
  • 1 or 2 AR-15, AK-47 Style (Please Ensure Reliability)
  • 4-6 Rifle Magazines
  • Rifle Sling & Optic
  • Ammunition (500+ Pistol, 200+ Rifle)
  • Gloves, Knee & Elbow Pads (optional)
  • Gun Cleaning Kit with Lube
Night Shooting C2 Tactical

Low-Light, No-Light

Carbine or Handgun

$175

5 hours

Over 50% of personal violence encounters occur during low light environments. This class is designed to provide you with the techniques and experience to be effective in these situations. The course will cover utilizing your firearm with a light source, ambient light sources (ex. street lights, car lights, and ambient lighting), and the tactical advantage of complete darkness. After completion of this course you will understand the application and uses of weapon mounted light and flashlight techniques. You will also be able to demonstrate proper weapon manipulation in low light or darkness.

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Focus Areas:

  • Types of flashlights, weapon light, night sights, accessories, etc.
  • Tactical handgun flashlight techniques (handheld/mounted)
  • Weapon manipulation with a flashlight
  • Use of cover and concealment with a flashlight
  • Accurately engaging targets in low/no light situations from various positions
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of shooter illumination (light discipline)
  • Fundamentals Review
  • Threat assessment & avoidance
  • Situational awareness and defensive mindset

4-5 hours range time

Required Equipment:

  • Serviceable handgun (semi-auto and/or revolver, night sights preferred)
  • Strong side hip holster & mag pouches
  • Serviceable tactical flashlight (110 lumens minimum preferred)
  • Illuminated sights on your handgun
  • Extra batteries
  • 3-4 magazines (speed loaders for revolvers)
  • 250 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye & ear protection
  • Weather appropriate clothing and hat

Optional Gear:

  • Knee and/or elbow pads
  • Water bottle, bladder, or other
  • Additional ammunition and/or magazines
  • Light bearing holster for weapon-mounted light if being used in course

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