We start by covering basic pistol safety including how to clear guns and how to operate them. You will learn the different types of guns available, and what factors to consider before choosing to buy one.
Next, we cover defensive shooting fundamentals including aiming and grip.
We then cover violent encounters, and how to avoid them. Some topics include how to recognize a threat and what to do if you’re involved in a shooting incident. Then we eat lunch (normally we order pizza) and begin our legal section, including use of deadly force and laws governing concealed pistols in Michigan including civil liability and encounters with law enforcement.
Finally, we discuss methods to get more training and all the gear and gadgets that might be useful, including holsters, lasers and flashlights.
Students turn in the visual test (which we review after each section), and we head to the shooting range to complete the shooting portion of the class. After the range safety briefing, we practice applying the shooting fundamentals including point shooting.