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.