Gun For Hire’s Second Level Pistol Course

Holster Draw

Increase your skills, test your gear and learn the most important information when it comes to drawing a gun from a holster. Our Holster Draw course is highly recommended by every student that takes the course. Not only will you learn invaluable techniques from the best instructors, you will learn what works and doesn’t work with your gear, as well as see how the other classmate’s gear functions!

Gun For Hire is proud to offer drawing from a holster as a course. This three-hour course is mandatory for anyone wishing to draw from a holster while using the range facility and for our Urban Series of courses (see exemptions listed below). The course will focus on the safe and efficient way to holster up upon entering the range, drawing from the holster, presentation to target, and re-holstering procedures. The class will also cover proper procedures for securing firearms and equipment after you have finished training. Additional topics covered will include: Range procedures, Range safety, Firearm safety, Shooting fundamentals, Holster selection and placement, Safely and efficiently drawing and holstering firearm, Ready position.

If you want to holster draw in the Range and are active Law Enforcement you may not need to take this course. Please speak with a Manager. You must show your current or retired I.D. Card.

Course Details:

• You must have taken the NRA Basics of Pistol Training or Gun For Hire’s Beginner Firearm to take this course
• The length of the course is approximately 3 hours
• This course is held at Gun For Hire 1267 McBride Ave. Woodland Park, NJ 07424

What to Bring:

• Three magazines and speed loaders.
• Mag Holders (double or two)
• Holster (strong side hip holster – no cross-draw or shoulder holsters)
• 250 rounds of factory ammunition
• Sturdy Belt
• Minimum caliber 9mm/.38spl
• Eye and Ear Protection.
• Jeans or BDU style pants. No Sweatpants, No shorts, No open-toed shoes.

What We Will Cover:

• Range procedures
• Range safety
• Firearm safety
• Shooting fundamentals
• Holster & Equipment selection and placement
• Safely and efficiently drawing and holstering firearm
• Ready positions
• Accuracy Drills
• Shot Placement

december 2022

tue13dec4:00 pmtue8:00 pmSold Out!Gun For Hire Holster Draw Tuesday December 13thLEARN SKILLS AND ABOUT YOUR GEAR FROM THE BEST!4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Gun For Hire Headquarters, 1267 McBride Ave., Woodland Park, NJ, 07424 Event Organized ByTony Urena

january 2023

sat07jan8:00 amsat12:00 pmSold Out!Gun For Hire Holster Draw Saturday January 7thLEARN SKILLS AND ABOUT YOUR GEAR FROM THE BEST!8:00 am - 12:00 pm Gun For Hire Headquarters, 1267 McBride Ave., Woodland Park, NJ, 07424 Event Organized ByTony Urena

tue17jan4:30 pmtue8:30 pmSold Out!Gun For Hire Holster Draw Tuesday January 17thLEARN SKILLS AND ABOUT YOUR GEAR FROM THE BEST!4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Gun For Hire Headquarters, 1267 McBride Ave., Woodland Park, NJ, 07424 Event Organized ByTony Urena

february 2023

fri03feb5:00 pmfri9:00 pmGun For Hire Holster Draw Friday February 3rdLEARN SKILLS AND ABOUT YOUR GEAR FROM THE BEST!5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Gun For Hire Headquarters, 1267 McBride Ave., Woodland Park, NJ, 07424 Event Organized ByTony Urena

sun26feb8:00 amsun12:00 pmGun For Hire Holster Draw Sunday February 26thLEARN SKILLS AND ABOUT YOUR GEAR FROM THE BEST!8:00 am - 12:00 pm Gun For Hire Headquarters, 1267 McBride Ave., Woodland Park, NJ, 07424 Event Organized ByTony Urena

march 2023

sat11mar8:00 amsat12:00 pmGun For Hire Holster Draw Saturday March 11thLEARN SKILLS AND ABOUT YOUR GEAR FROM THE BEST!8:00 am - 12:00 pm Gun For Hire Headquarters, 1267 McBride Ave., Woodland Park, NJ, 07424 Event Organized ByTony Urena

april 2023

fri07apr5:00 pmfri9:00 pmGun For Hire Holster Draw Friday April 7thLEARN SKILLS AND ABOUT YOUR GEAR FROM THE BEST!5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Gun For Hire Headquarters, 1267 McBride Ave., Woodland Park, NJ, 07424 Event Organized ByTony Urena

sun23apr8:00 amsun12:00 pmGun For Hire Holster Draw Sunday April 23rdLEARN SKILLS AND ABOUT YOUR GEAR FROM THE BEST!8:00 am - 12:00 pm Gun For Hire Headquarters, 1267 McBride Ave., Woodland Park, NJ, 07424 Event Organized ByTony Urena

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$235 
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Silver, Bronze and NY Members Save 5%
$223.25 

Red, White, & Blue, and Gold Members Save 10%
$211.50 

Platinum Members save 20%
$188

If you have taken this course, you can repeat the course for half the price.  
$117.50  Your name will be confirmed after purchase.  

Member Discount Only Applies To The Member’s Ticket Price, Not Additional Students. Add the Member’s Ticket to the cart before you add the additional students.

Course Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

Cancellation and Rescheduling 4 or more days before the Course:
100% refund on the same payment method used or you can choose the next available course date.

Cancellation and Rescheduling 3-1 days before the Course:
You will receive 100% of your purchase price in your Gun For Hire account which can be used for anything Gun For Hire related. Courses, Port time.

Cancellation and Rescheduling is 24 hours before the Course:
If the cancelation or request for rescheduling is less than 24 hours prior to the start of the class or not at all, you will receive a 50% credit of your purchase price in your Gun For Hire account towards the next available course. This is due to the scheduled staff and course preparation etc.

No Notice of your Cancellation:
If the cancelation is non existent, there is no credit or refund.

“Quick Draw! Well almost lol”

I did not expect to become a cowboy taking this course but I fell so much better understanding the science, skill and techniques on drawing a gun from a holster now. I thought my gear was perfect but after a few rounds it actually just came loose!  Another classmate shared their setup and I liked it much better. The family feeling is awesome here. Looking forward to taking Urban Pistol 1 next!

Mike B. Member

The Best Firearm Instructors

If you’re looking for the best Firearm Instructors delivering the best Firearms Education, Gun For Hire is incomparable.
Since 1992, we have been the Gold Standard for Firearms Training. Our Instructors have over 375 combined years of Military and Police training.
NRA Fact: So many students have trusted us to train them that we are only second to the Boy Scouts of America.
If you have any questions regarding Gun For Hire Courses or you would like to schedule a private lesson, please send Tony Urena our Director of Training an email. We look forward to welcoming you to the family!
Tony - Holster Draw

Tony Urena Director of Training

Tony is a United States Navy Veteran as well as a Veteran Law Enforcement Officer with over 25 years of experience. During his illustrious career he was the training officer for his department, and was responsible for their bi-annual qualifications and training for approximately 100 law enforcement officers. Tony was also state certified in all aspects of firearms training which included handguns, shotguns, sub-guns, semi and automatic rifles, as well as scoped rifles. In addition, Tony was qualified to testify as a firearms expert, as well as in the “Use of Force”. Tony is also a high level martial artist, with well over 30 years of training, and was a state certified Defensive Tactics Instructor.

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Bob Prause Chief Instructor

Bob is a former United States Marine and Veteran Law Enforcement Officer with 25 years of experience. He brings a vast amount of “real world” tactical knowledge to the Gun For Hire team. Some of Bob’s prior assignments include Captain in charge of the Passaic County narcotics and violent street gang task forces. Bob also served 14 years as a operator and senior operator on the Passaic County Special Weapons Team (SWAT), serving in the capacity of point entry, sniper, sniper team leader, team leader and overall team commander. He planned and executed over 500 high risk operations. Bob is a certified law enforcement firearms instructor and holds instructor certifications in submachine gun, assault rifle and precision scoped rifle.

John - Holster Draw

John Uzzalino Instructor

John has been a Police Officer with the Woodland Park Police Dept. for over 25 years and is currently Chief of Police. He is a PTC Certified Firearms Instructor and has attended several firearms tactical courses as well as Active Shooter preparation courses. He has been trained as a SWAT operator and holds several armorer certifications. John handles the Advanced Firearms training for his department and is a Gun for Hire Instructor in all of our exclusive courses.

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Vlad Vaval Instructor

Vladimir is an active duty Law Enforcement Officer for over 20 years. Vlad has been assigned as a full time Law Enforcement Trainer since 2009, he works as a lead instructor, in service as well as academy level. Additionally, Vlad is the Range Master, lead armorer and defensive tactics coordinator for his department. Vlad is a state certified physical training, defensive tactics, pistol, shotgun, sub-gun, and rifle instructor.

Vladimir has been a Martial Arts practitioner for over 30 years, reaching a high level, competing particularly in sparring and full contact competitions, becoming successful in winning numerous tournaments and holding many titles nationally and internationally.

Vladimir’s experience includes being assigned to various law enforcement units such as anti-crime, emergency services, as well as counter-terrorism throughout the state. Vlad is also a trained HazMat tech, Rescue Diver, and instructs topics such as Use of Force and active shooter, to name a few, to Law Enforcement and civilians.

Wayne - Holster Draw

Wayne Monico Instructor

Retired at the rank of sergeant in 2010 after serving 25 years with the Fort Lee police department in New Jersey. During his time with the police department he worked Patrol, Police K-9 Handler, Narcotics detective, Patrol supervisor and Narcotics supervisor. He is a graduate of the Drug Enforcement Agencies “Drug Unit Commander Academy”, the FBI’s SWAT School, FBI Sniper School and FBI Defensive Tactics Instructor School.

Wayne served on the agencies Emergency Services Unit from 1988 through 2010 and was Team Leader starting in 1991 and was responsible for team training and tactical operations. Wayne also served as the departments liaison to the Terrorism Task Force and taught law enforcement and civilian Terrorism Awareness courses in Bergen County. Wayne served in the U.S. Army Reserves with the 812th Military Police Company from 1983 to 1987.

Wayne is certified as a police instructor in the following disciplines: handgun, shotgun, sub-machine gun, rifle, FBI certified defensive tactics instructor, physical conditioning instructor, SWAT tactics, ballistic shield, distraction devices, OC spray, expandable baton, PR-24 and rappelling. Wayne is also a student of traditional martial arts and is currently an instructor in the Israeli system known as Krav Panim El Panim (KAPAP) which he has taught to both civilians and law enforcement.

Ed - Holster Draw

Ed Leung Instructor

Ed is an NRA certified Instructor and Chief Range Safety Officer. He is a strong proponent of our right to self protection, and is a constant student of multiple weapons platforms, disciplines and ideologies. Ed is a Glock Armorer and has had the privilege of training with subject matter experts including Special Operations Forces, Law Enforcement and Civilian. He enjoys bringing the skills and fighting mindset to shooters of all abilities.

“You will not rise to the occasion, you will default to the level of your training.” Barrett Tillman

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Henry Hahn Instructor

Henry is a professional educator with more than 20 years of experience.  Henry is a family-man  who advocates the second amendment and that you are your own first responder.  He has conducted instruction for hundreds of clients in firearm handling, basic fundamentals, proficiency and skills and firearm safety. Henry has been providing firearms instruction to Boy Scouts, youth, police, and private persons since 2014.

GFH Drop - Holster Draw

John Gurriell Instructor

John Gurriell is a New Jersey certified Paramedic. He has been working as a medic since 2002, mostly in an urban setting. John is also a tactical medic who has been involved with the Passaic County S.W.A.T. team since 2010. Along with his medical experience, John has volunteered for his local fire department for over 15 years, serving in multiple positions which included Assistant Chief. He served on the New Jersey Urban Search and Rescue team as a Rescue Specialist and deployed to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Prior to becoming a medic, John spent time volunteering as an EMT with his local emergency medical services squad. John worked in aquatics for 17 years before becoming a Paramedic. He has been conducting American Heart Association and American Red Cross courses for the past 25 years to include Advanced Cardiac Life Support, CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguarding.
John earned his Paramedic Certificate from Rockland Community College in 2002. He is in the process of pursuing his bachelor’s degree.
John Gurriell lives in norther New Jersey.

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Leo Manalo Instructor

Leo Manalo holds the rank of Guro and is the highest Full Instructor in Atienza Kali.
As the highest ranking instructor, Guro Leo travels throughout the US & internationally to teach and promote the numerous Atienza Training groups.

Guro Leo has been involved in martial arts for over three decades – from Tae Kwon Do, Tai-chi, kickboxing, & FMA.
However, his true passion lies with Atienza Kali where he has been training with the Tuhons (Chief Instructors) of the system for over 20 years.
He has competed at several Sayoc Sama Sama Head Hunter competitions & is the winner of the Cold Steel Sword Competition 2005.

Atienza Kali practitioners are a varied group – parents, business owners, Law-Enforcement, military, lawyers, and so on. Guro Leo is proud to teach Atienza Kali’s brand of weapon-oriented martial arts to the Gun-For-Hire community.

You will not find a more loyal and passionate group of instructors that are so committed to ensuring you feel safe, comfortable and excited. Not only do they have the decades of on the job training they also have decades of teaching and interacting with every level of student.
Let’s get started! Make the call, stop in or shoot us email! We are looking forward to welcoming you to the family.