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Level 3 Holster Draw2017-07-14T11:13:15-04:00


Level 3 Holster Draw


Course Description:
This course will cover the training needed for security guards according to Santiago’s law, which require Armed Security Officers to utilize a level 3 or higher holster. The course will go over several level 3 holsters, proper holster draw techniques, weapon retention techniques and the changes that went into effect for Security Guard Carrier Permits according to Santiago’s law. There will be a live fire portion and will culminate with a short range qualification course.

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Course Pricing

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SORA Certified Security Guard with a Valid Carriers Permit or Be in the process of obtaining your carriers permit.


Length of Course:

3-4 hours


What to Bring:

• Two magazines and speed loaders.
• A level 3 holster authorized by your employer, If you do not have one we will provide one
• 150 rounds factory ammunition
• Eye and Ear Protection.
• Please wear comfortable clothing. No open-toed shoes.


What We Will Cover

• Santiago’s Law
• Qualification
• Range procedures
• Range safety
• Firearm safety
• Shooting fundamentals
• Holster selection and placement
• Safely and efficiently drawing and holstering firearm
• Ready positions


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”.


Wayne Monico

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 [...]

John Uzzalino

John has been a Police Officer with the Woodland Park Police Dept. for over 20 years and is currently a Detective Captain. He is a [...]

Jimmy Grammenos

Jimmy started with Gun For Hire in 2008. He has ascended from Instructor to Senior Instructor to Senior Manager/ Director of Training. As Director of [...]

Tony Urena

Antonio “Tony” Urena Tactical Firearms Instructor Tony is a veteran law enforcement officer with over 20 years experience. He is currently the training officer for [...]

Bob Prause

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” [...]

Thomas E. Giordano

Tom served with the Rutgers University Police Department in New Brunswick, NJ for 25 years, retiring in 2003. During his police career Tom served as [...]


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