Practical Pistol

Our Practical Pistol program is a beginner to early intermediate course. We demonstrate and teach the skills necessary to take the student from “some familiarity” with a handgun, to a point where they have built confidence in deploying the handgun from a holster.

The Practical Pistol class is taught in Paducah, Kentucky.

Practical Pistol

Practical Pistol is a beginner to early intermediate course. We demonstrate and teach the skills necessary to take the student from “some familiarity” with a handgun, to a point where they have built confidence in deploying the handgun from a holster.

The program is built upon OpSpec Training’s process-oriented marksmanship style of instruction to where the student not only learns to draw and shoot, but also learns how to train for success. With a lot of one-on-one training built into the program, the class size is limited to 10 students.

This one day, eight hour course covers …

  • Winning mindset
  • Why solid gun handling is important
  • Safe gun handling
  • Loading, unloading and reloading your pistol
  • Drawing from holster
  • How to use cover and concealment
  • What to do if you have a malfunction
  • Multiple shots

Suggestions for Students

As this may be the first time students are taking a class with OpSpec Training, we have some suggestions for students. You must also review the What To Bring page for our pistol classes.

  • You need to bring a modern service pistol that is in good working order. The preferred pistol size is similar to a Glock 19.) The gun should “fit your hand” properly. If you have any questions, contact us.
  • In general, we suggest shooting 9mm rounds. It is preferred only from a cost point.
  • Your holster should be USPSA or IDPA approved. Cross-draw, inside-the-waistband, shoulder or SERPA-type holsters are not permitted. We suggest a standard, outside-the-waistband belt holster from Blade Tech, Ozarks Holster Company, or equivalent.
  • A high-quality, sturdy and stiff belt that properly supports the magazine carriers, holster and handgun. A quality, stiff leather belt is acceptable.
  • If you have additional magazines and/or magazine carriers, bring them.

What to Bring

First, review the general overview of What to Bring to a Pistol Class.

For this specific class, you’ll also need to bring:

  • Handgun.
  • Kydex, outside-the-waistband holster.
  • About 250 rounds of ammunition.
  • At least two magazines for your pistol.
  • At least one magazine carrier.

Course Fees

The course fee for Practical Pistol is $150.

Schedule

Classes listed are not in date order. If none are listed, we do not have any on the schedule at this time.

Sorry, no classes on the schedule at this time.