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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

Learn to Shoot At C2

Pistol 100

Introduction to Handguns

$60

4 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

2-3 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

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 speciality 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 speciality 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 speciality courses
  • Hand-held flashlight that uses a momentary switch only, not an on/off switch

Course held at CowTown Range and not at C2 Tactical locations

Offsite Courses

Outdoor Shooting C2 Defensive

Defensive Pistol Ops I

DPO I

$224.95

6 hours

Our Defensive Pistol Ops I course is designed for eager students who desires to “evolve their skills” in a practical, real world shooting environment. Our “No Ego” approach to instruction encourages our students to translate proper knowledge, skills & attitude to a higher level of accuracy and personal development. Whether you are very new with your pistol skills or a seasoned shooter wanting to refresh with some solid fundamental work, we welcome you to attend.

Our course is an entry level dynamic shooting course with a novice level of physical activity. We encourage all students to wear appropriate clothing, footwear & headgear for the day as well as bring note taking material for this challenging, yet entertaining “in context” course.

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Focus Areas:

  • Fundamentals & Safety
  • Pistol Set-Up & Options
  • Pistol Gear Selection
  • Zeroing Your Pistol, (Red dot)
  • Firearms Maintenance
  • Pistol Tasks, Conditions & Standards
  • Reloads & Stoppage Clearances
  • Basics of Shooter Movement
  • Multiple Target Engagement
  • Conventional & Unconventional Positions
  • Transitional Shooting
  • Basic Pressure Drills, Skills
  • Course Qualification & Evaluation

6 hours range time

Required Equipment:

  • 1 Serviceable Mid to Full-Size Handgun
  • 4 to 6 Hicap Magazines
  • 300 rds + FMJ ammunition
  • Appropriate Belt, Strong Side Hip Holster & Mag Pouches
  • Eye & Ear Pro (Electronics Recommended)
  • Gloves, Knee & Elbow Pads (optional)
  • Appropriate Hat, Clothing for Training & Weather
  • Gun Cleaning Kit with Lube
  • 2 Liters of Hydration, Lunch & Snacks
Outdoor Shooting Courses

Defensive Pistol Ops II

DPO II

$224.95

Our Defensive Pistol Operations II course is designed for the progressive student in mind who desires to “evolve their skills” in a practical, real-world shooting environment. Our “No Ego” approach to instruction encourages our students to translate proper knowledge, skills & attitude to a higher level of accuracy and personal development.

This course is a dynamic shooting course with an intermediate level of physical activity. We encourage all students to wear appropriate clothing, footwear & headgear for the day as well as bring note taking material for this challenging, yet entertaining “in-context” course.

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Focus Areas:

  • Fundamentals & Safety Review
  • Firearm & Gear Selection & Maintenance
  • Reloads & Stoppage Clearances
  • Shooter Movement
  • Multiple Threat Engagement
  • Conventional & Unconventional Positions
  • Disadvantaged Shooter Techniques
  • Bilateral Pistol Operations
  • Barricaded Shooting
  • Tasks, Conditions & Standards
  • Pressure Drills
  • Course Qualifications

6 hours range time

Required Equipment:

  • Personal Trauma Kit
  • Eye & Ear Pro (Electronics Recommended)
  • Gloves, Knee & Elbow Pads (Optional)
  • Appropriate Clothing for Training & Weather
  • 1 Handgun (Mid-Full Sized Recommended)
  • Appropriate Holster & Magazine Pouches (Kydex Recommended)
  • Magazines (3 Minimum, 4-6 Recommended)
  • Ammunition (400+ Pistol)
  • Gun Cleaning Kit with Lube
  • 2 Liters of Hydration, Lunch & Snacks
Group Shooting Course

Advanced Pistol Operator

APO

$249.95

10 hours

This class will enhance your previously learned skills as well as add advanced weapons handling techniques. Each student should have a fair amount of subconscious performance already learned prior to attendance.

This course devotes more time evolving your skills and creating more economy of motion and efficiency to your shooting platform. By adding pressure to the shooter’s environment this course will allow students to evaluate their proficiency and build a more productive platform for their success.

After completion of this course the student will be able to quickly and accurately engage multiple targets, transitioning from primary to secondary weapons, move and effectively utilize cover, shoot from unconventional positions and be exposed to both close quarters shooting applications and firing under stress.

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Focus Areas:

  • Fundamentals & Safety Review
  • Pistol Maintenance
  • Advanced Reloads & Stoppage Clearances
  • Shoot, Move, Communicate Drills
  • Multiple Threat Engagement
  • Conventional & Unconventional Positions
  • Ambidextrous Pistol Operations
  • Pressure Drills, Skills and Standards
  • Course Qualification & Timed Events

10 hours range time

Required Equipment:

  • 1 Handgun (Mid to Full Size)
  • Magazines (3 to 6 Pistol)
  • Appropriate Magazine Pouches (chest and hip)
  • Ammunition (400+ Pistol)
  • Eye & Ear Pro (Electronics Recommended)
  • Gloves, Knee & Elbow Pads (optional)
  • Appropriate Clothing for Training & Weather
  • Gun Cleaning Kit with Lube
Night Shooting C2 Tactical

Low Light Ops

Carbine or Handgun

$174.95

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
Practical Handgun

Practical Handgun

$74.95

4 hours

This course is designed for new shooters who have no prior formal firearms training.  The practical handgun class provides you with the knowledge and skills to confidently and safely handle your handgun. The teaching and live fire portion will be conducted on the range.  At the end of this course you will be able to understand and demonstrate proper firearm handling and safety techniques and initiate your proficiency with basic fundamentals. This is a fun and relaxed course setting designed for confidence building, and to build proper subconscious performance.

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Focus areas within this course include:

  • Gun Safety
  • Nomenclature
  • Safe loading, reloading, and unloading
  • Dry firing drills
  • Holstering techniques
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Basic malfunction clearance
  • Properly securing your firearm in your home or vehicle

Required Equipment:

  • Serviceable handgun (semi-auto and/or revolver)
  • Strongside hip holster (no drop leg rigs)
  • Magazine carrier
  • 2-3 magazines (speed loaders are helpful)
  • 100 – 150 rounds of ammunition
  • Ear and eye protection
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • A proper holster (no cross draw or shoulder holsters without prior approval)

Recommended Equipment:

  • Magazine pouch
  • Knee and/or elbow pads
  • Water bottle, bladder or other
  • Additional ammunition and/or magazines

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