Second Steps Pistol™
Length of Course: 2 hours
Taught at these locations: Woodland Park, Mobile training for this class is also available.
Course Level: Novice (What's this?)
Who teaches this course? This course is taught by an NRA-certified firearms instructor, who was also trained and additionally certified with the trademark GFH immersion training system.
Course Description: Step Two is for someone who has completed any of our First Step programs and wants to take their shooting skills to the next level. The Next Steps program is taught as a group course and can also be ran as a private or semi-private course. Please contact Jimmy at 888-486-3674, ext. 6 or Jimmy@GunForHire.com to set up a private or semi-private course.
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Topics covered to include:
- Strong hand shooting
- Weak hand shooting
- Strong side cover
- Weak side cover
- Controlled groups
- Holster or concealment draw
- Other Gun For Hire exclusive drills
- Pistol (You must bring a pistol registered to you to take this class!)
- Three magazines
- Strong side holster; magazine holders
- 200 rounds of ammunition
- Knee pads and cover garment
- Eye and ear protection
Let me start this email off by saying wow. Step 2 pistol class is crazy. It had to be the most fun i have had in a long time. Not only did I learn alot about myself but also my gun. Jimmy was my instructor, what a truely awesome guy. Jimmy i feel is a very safe, well mannered and very friendly instructor. The first day i walked into Gun For Hire, i was extremly nervous. For the fact that i didn't know anyone and because im also a larger guy 6'1" 325. But everyone there was extremely friendly.With that being said I kind of took to Jimmy, since he himself is a big guy. So he would know what im going through with shooting ie accessing my gun, my mags, having larger hands and just all around movement. And now that i took the step 2 course, we started to build a realationship. Needless to say i emailed Jimmy about six times, at all times of the day, he always answered me right a way. So i def looking forward to working with jimmy again. Also during the first pistol course i met Rob, great guy as well easy to talk to, makes asking what you may think is a dumb question easy to ask, he also helped me alot with filling out my non res florida permit paperwork. Because gun paperwork is always confusing. So im glad to say i have been and plan on still being a student of Gun for Hire. Thank you very much see you guys soon.
I don't know if you could tell, but I left the range with adrenaline practically OOZING out of my pores.
Those five hours were pretty much every James Bond/BURN NOTICE/LA FEMME NIKITA fantasy I've ever had come to life. I'm just glad I didn't pull a Private Pyle and screw up too badly at any point (dropping my mag during one of the speed rounds was probably the worst of it, aside from a few [welcome] safety/technique corrections from the RSO's).
I know for a fact that once we started moving, my accuracy went straight to crap -- but I also know that, at that point, proper technique was more imporant than pinpoint accuracy. I also walked away NOT feeling like any of my gear was garbage; my holster and mag holder performed just fine. In fact, the last time I was at the range I was convinced my rear sight needed to be tweeked for windage. but hitting those first set of circles pretty much blew that theory out of the water. (I suspect it was because I used to wear my reading glasses under my safety eyes, to help close-focus on the sights, and that may have induced some parallax errors. I will test that theory on my next range visit...)
Aside from the emergency-reload speed challenge, I think I was happiest with my performance during the room clearance at the end. The instructor's words of praise after the latter -- and yours during the former -- were HUGE confidence builders.
Bob P Hi Anthony,
Just want to say thanks and tell you how impressed I was with your entire operation last night. I have sat through many classes with the fire dept and none of them were ever taught as well as yours. I will be in touch with you soon to enquire about getting additional carry permits for other states that I may be eligible for. My side line of work takes me to many places where I should be carrying. If you get the opportunity I would appreciate it if you could let me know how to acquire the information that tells me other states that I can get additional non resident carry permits. Thanks again,
Anthony, This is linda baker. I had such a good time at your class. everyone made me feel comfortable and welcome. I was a little leery about shooting my gun because everyone asked why I had it! but I had such a blast with it . I love my gun. I emailed paul devane about taking your class. I hope I can get into his club. I know it is not opened to the public and you have to be voted in. wish me luck! thanks for everything linda
- Linda Baker