Holster Draw

Gun For Hire is proud to offer drawing from a holster as an option to our range members. 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.
Exemptions: All active and retired Law Enforcement (must show current or retired I.D. Card)

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If you could pass this email on to Anthony and John I would appreciate it. I took the holster draw class tonight, and John was a great instructor. As usual, safety was paramount and he was a wealth of knowledge and took the time with each of us to help us out with the little things. I’ve been a member at Woodland Park Gun For Hire since you opened and your classes and staff never disappoint. You guys are a class-act… thanks again and looking forward to my next class.

Jeff Wallace


This is a intermediate level course, that requires the following: Basics of pistol shooting or Basic understanding to properly demonstrate safety, firearm operations, system familiarity and marksmanship skills.

Length of Course:

3 hours

What to Bring:

• Three magazines and speed loaders.
• Holster (strong side hip holster – no cross-draw or shoulder holsters)

• 250 rounds factory ammunition 
• Sturdy Belt 

• Eye and Ear Protection.
• Please wear comfortable clothing. 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


Instructor Bios:

All of our high-level courses are taught by experienced professionals with the credentials to prove it. They are all trained and certified by the N.J. Police Training Commission, N.J. Department of Criminal Justice, and possess Federal Law Enforcement Instructor Certifications. They are experts in N.J. Use of Force Policies, and are always updating the course material with the latest use of force guidelines and case law. At Gun For Hire, this is not a “hobby”, but a full-time, legitimate vocation. Any “instructor” can teach you something, but only a select few can teach you the “why” or the “root of law” to justify your actions. If you were to use your newly acquired skills and were required to justify your actions, Gun For Hire instructors are ready, willing, and able to testify in your defense, as long as you had followed the training and procedures we provided. It does you, and your loved ones, no good if you survive the fight but have spend the next thirty years in prison because of the wrong advice you were given by a part-time amateur “instructor”.


What To Take Next

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GFH Basic Rifle
GFH Basic Shotgun

Disclaimer: In an effort to keep all of our students safe course objectives and drills are subject to change.