This 4-hour course of instruction is the second of three fundamental handgun training classes. SGC strongly recommends our Beginning Pistol Level B course or Director of Training approval before enrolling in this course.  The student MUST know and be able to demonstrate how to safely load, fire, and unload a handgun.  This class is where students begin to work from a holster!




Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from the course. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.

Course Outline:

Selecting the right pistol.

Selecting the right holster and magazine holders.

Shooting basics – implementing the proper grip, sight alignment, sight picture, stance, trigger control, and follow through.

Drawing the pistol from the holster, proper alignment to the target and safe recovery back to the holster.

Combat and Tactical loading and unloading techniques.

Malfunction Drills, Unsupported shooting.

Cleaning and maintenance.

Required Equipment:

Quality functional semi-automatic pistol – Full size and compact pistols only.

No micro pistols or pocket pistols to include: P238, P938, P365, M&P Shield, Glock 43, etc.

3 magazines

Magazine pouch

Dominant side, hip-mounted holster or dominant side, belt-mounted holster

Please wear long pants with pockets and belt loops, a sturdy 1.5″ belt, closed toe shoes (no flip flops or sandals), and a crew neck (T-shirt) or button-up shirt (no low-cut neckline or tank tops)

Optional, loading devices

Eye Protection

Hearing protection (active noise reduction) preferred to Earmuffs and earplugs.


Estimated 80 rounds pistol
No steel jacket or reload ammo allowed
Ammunition is available for purchase from the Max Ammo Depot Gun Club


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