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Intermediate Handgun #350

Defensive Pistol Series – Intermediate Handgun #350

Course Syllabus

Welcome and Orientation to #350 Intermediate Handgun – Review TPA Training Triad & Safety

  1. 1/2 Day Refresh and Review of Basic Handgun #250
  2. Strong Hand / Weak Hand Shooting & 1 hand reloads
  3. Move and Shoot / Prone Shoot
  4. Prep for Night Fire Exercise
  5. Night Fire Exercise
  6. Graduation

Intermediate Handgun #350

Welcome and Orientation to #350 Intermediate Handgun – Review TPA Training Triad & Safety
Your day begins in the classroom with a reorientation and reintroduction to the TPA Training Triad. The Training Triad is the foundation of every course taught at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy. The Training Triad has 3 sides that together help you shoot well. On one side is “mental & visual focus” – since your mind and eyes can only focus on one thing at a time, putting them in the right place is critical for good shooting. The next side is “sending the bullet”- here, the steps of a successful firing stroke are explained to help you deliver point of – aim point of impact shots. The final side is “good equipment” – this describes what characteristics are desirable in a handgun to make it shooter friendly. A thorough safety briefing is presented covering firearm safety rules. You will also be briefed on how to conduct yourself on the range and in the dugout area where you will store your gear and ammo.

1/2 Day Refresh and Review of Basic Handgun #250

Your day on the firing line begins with a thorough refresh and review of the gun handling portion of the Basic Handgun #250 course. Here you will be refreshed on proper body position, proper grip, sight picture, and trigger press. Presentation of the handgun to the target from the transition ready position and the holster are also reviewed in this refresher session that reinforces the “sending the bullet” side of the Training Triad. Three types of reloads and three types of malfunction clearing are also reviewed in this session.

Strong Hand / Weak Hand Shooting & 1 Hand Reloads

Shooting your handgun with either the strong or weak hand is a critical skill when using your handgun for real-world personal defense. Here you will be taught how to use either hand to present your handgun to the target, align your sights and shoot effectively. You will also learn how to transition to the other hand safely. One-handed reloads with either the strong or weak hand will also be taught.

Move and Shoot / Prone Shoot

You will learn to move and shoot in different firing positions. You will also learn how to get into and then shoot from the prone position. This prepares you for real-world scenarios such as shooting under a vehicle.

Prep for Night Fire Exercise

Towards the end of the daylight portion of your training session, you will be taught how to deploy your flashlight and handgun together. You will learn three different techniques for holding your flashlight in your weak hand while deploying your handgun in your strong hand. Movement will be added to your flashlight technique so you will be able to illuminate, identify, shoot then move in darkness after engaging your target. This is the dress rehearsal for the night fire exercise in the shoot house.

Night Fire Exercise

At dark, you will enter the shoot house with your flashlight and handgun to engage a target. Here you will use the strong hand shooting and weak hand flashlight techniques you learned as you move through the shoot house looking for the target. This scenario also reinforces the lessons of Marksmanship Under Stress by shooting under accelerated heart rate as you feel the real challenge of trying to identify, illuminate, and shoot a target in total darkness.

Graduation

At the end of the training day, you will participate in a graduation ceremony where you receive a certificate of completion for your training effort.