Advanced Pistol Course Level 1

This 1-day course focuses on advancing your skills from basic to intermediate.  The principals and techniques of advanced shooting are developed through lecture, demonstration, and performance, with a focus on drawing skills and magazine changes.  One-on-one range time will include drawing from the holster for students who show their readiness in the classroom drills.

 Prerequisites & Requirements:

  • Pistol Permit
  • At Least 2 Magazines (Preferably More)
  • Personal Handgun
  • Holster – In Good Condition
  • Magazine Pouch
  • At Least 50 Rounds of Ammunition
  • Eye & Ear Protection
  • Sturdy Belt
  • Baseball Hat, Gloves & Long Sleeved Shirt are Recommended, Not Required
  • NO Open Toed Shoes
  • NO Low Cut Shirts


In the Classroom: Review the fundamentals, including: safe firearm handling, range rules, firearms laws with regard to self defense.  We will build on the fundamentals with a focus on drawing techniques and magazine changes, which will be taught through discussion, demonstration and dry fire practice drills in the classroom.

On the Range: One on one range time will include honing your skills in drawing from a holster and target accuracy.  As with all firearms training, safety is paramount.  Students who show readiness in the classroom will be invited to participate in one on one live fire range time.  Any student not ready to move on to live fire range time drills will not be allowed to participate and should discuss options for advancement with the instructor.  What is right for each student will vary.

Class size is restricted to 6 students.


Classroom Location: 40 Richards Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854

Range Location: Bridgeport Shooting Range, 1918 Stratford Avenue, Bridgeport, CT


$225.  $50 deposit is required to reserve your spot.  Deposits are transferable, not refundable.

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