Practical Pistol Skill Builder Class

My one-day class teaches the core practical-shooting concepts and techniques you'll need to train productively and shoot faster and more accurately:

Other skills like draws and reloads are addressed along the way. The class is built around drills that you can easily set up in your own practice. I've been running this as a six-person class to give everyone plenty of trigger time and individual coaching tailored toward their present abilities and shooting goals. Round count is 300 or less, but you're free to shoot more.

This class focuses on raw shooting skills and is ideal for both competition- and tactical-minded shooters.

The format involves line drills (everyone stands on a line, shooting their targets simultaneously) in the morning that focus on vision, grip, trigger control, and short transitions/moves followed by pairs drills (two shooters alternate runs while the rest of the students observe, load magazines, eat, etc.) in the afternoon for wide transitions, position exit/entry, and shooting on the move. The class incorporates dry-fire repetitions before and between live-fire runs to improve everyone's understanding of the feedback loop between dry- and live-fire and self-diagnostic ability.

For equipment, you'll want a pistol on which you can get a full firing grip (Glock 19 or larger), three or more magazines, a sturdy holster that allows for one-handed reholstering, at least one magazine pouch, and the usual accessories like eye and ear protection, hat, water, snacks, etc.

Class home on PractiScore.

Feedback From Students

"Hey man I just wanted to tell you I had a really good dryfire session today working the new things — target focus and blurry sights, and prepping the trigger for precise shots. I don’t usually pick things up that quickly but your stuff is already sticking. I’m already a better shooter for it so thanks again."
"298/300 and 300/300 on my qual.
Thanks to you.

I was able to shoot fast as hell, but it was good to see I can use irons now. I had to tone it back on the 25 [yard line].

I was the first done on each stage.​"

Upcoming Classes

14–16 May 2021:Instructing @ PSTG Summit in WI
20 June 2021:Practical Pistol Skill Builder @ SRGC

Private Instruction

I offer both half- and full-day private instruction tailored to individual skill levels and needs. Contact me for details.

Last edit: 5 May 2021