Thank you for putting together a first rate class. My hands and legs are sore! My gun needs a major cleaning. And, I learned things about my shooting and myself that you cannot put a dollar amount on. Gun For Hire is the best!
In the past 2 weeks, I have taken 2 courses Urban Pistol 1 and NRA PPITH, so I would like to thank you and the team for the excellent training programs that you are providing.
Regarding the Urban Pistol 1, I can comment that I was impressed on the superb quality of the instructors John, Bill and Tony, as well as the type of training provided. The teaching procedures which included sharing experiences and demonstrations were extremely informative and helped me understand better safety/handling procedures. In addition, even though there was a change in location within 1 week of the course date, it was very well communicated. Overall, the experience exceeded my expectations, and I am looking forward to take the next course levels. Thanks to the instructors for their time, teaching and patience.
Regarding the PPITH, the course was well organized, well delivered and was good learning experience. The curriculum was heavy on the theory side, but overall good source of information. I believe that the practice time was also very helpful to solidify some of the theory as well as to create muscle memory. Thank you and John for the training.
As a side note, I have been a GFH member for only few months, but during this short timeframe, I have appreciated the high level of professionalism of all the staff members (Instructors, RSOs, store reps, and others), the high quality training provided, and outstanding facilities. Congratulations, outstanding work!
Urban Pistol 1
Length of Course: 4 – 4.5 hours
Cedar Grove: 250 Grove Ave, Cedar Grove NJ. 07009 (Essex County Police Academy)
Course Level: Intermediate (What’s this?)
Who teaches this course? 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 GFH this is not a “hobby” but a full time, legitimate vocation. Any “instructor” can teach you anything, 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 you were required to justify your actions, at GFH all of our 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, and then spend the next thirty years in prison because of the wrong advice you were given by a part time amateur “instructor”.
Course Description: This tactical pistol course will serve as an introduction to urban pistol shooting for the novice shooter. The course will begin with the fundamentals of tactical shooting, such as drawing from the holster, engaging multiple targets, several shooting positions all incorporated into tactical pistol shooting drills.
Prerequisites – This is an intermediate level course, that requires the following;First Step Pistol or Basic understanding to properly demonstrate safety & firearm operation, system familiarity, marksmanship skills and utilizing a holster.
If you’re unsure that you meet the prerequisites please email Jimmy@GunForHire.com
Disclaimer: In an effort to keep all of our students safe course objectives and drills are subject to change.
Once you have read the additional information below, if you still have any questions, please check out our FAQ Page.
- Tactical shooting
- Proper grip and stance
- Gear selection and placement
- Fundamentals of shooting
- Multiple targets
- Shooting positions
- Malfunction Drills
- Reload Drills
- Weapon Retention and more exclusive Gun For Hire Drills!
- Pistol (You must bring a pistol registered to you to take this class!)
- Three magazines and pouches
- Strong side hip holster; We recommend a Kydex style holster
- Estimated round count: 250 rounds pistol (Depending on location ammunition may not be available for sale)
- 5 Dummy rounds or Snap Caps
- Eye and ear protection
Bill, Thanks for a great class 2 weeks ago. Really enjoyed the level of instruction and I will be back for Urban 2 on Aug 10th.
Anthony, Thanks for a great experience for my son and I. We attended you “First steps pistol” course with Sandy yesterday and it was great! My son has had an interest in competitive shooting for several years and finally got the opportunity to learn from the pros at your facility. Everyone we came in contact with was very supportive and my son and I learned alot. We are looking forward to visiting often. Thanks again to everyone there for a GREAT experience!!!
Hi Anthony, Thanks for your email. Yes – I enjoyed the class yesterday; it was very informative and a good introduction to shooting safely. I now feel confident enough to go to the range and practice independently. However, I know that this is only an introduction and want to come back for further classes. I just wish you were closer than the 2 hour drive! But it was well worth it and will be seeing you again in 4-6 weeks hopefully. Many thanks.
Anthony and staff, I truly enjoyed and was extremely impressed with the extensive wealth of knowledge and your dead on approach to teaching firearms, First Steps to me. You covered an enormous amount of information in a short period of time and your teaching techniques and interaction with the students was remarkable, honest, and sincere. Absolutely can not say enough about the no B.S. way you people do your instruction and run the whole Gun For Hire Teaching / Training facility . Totally professional, yet very friendly, and by far the best firearms instruction I have ever seen. I am looking forward to continuing my training in other classes you offer in the near future. Thanks again!