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Pistol Course Level 2 | Critical Defender

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm



Who’s it for?
The Critical Defender Pistol Course will take your fundamentals of gunfighting and push them physically and technically in different environments and scenarios.

We will cover manipulations, movement, and barricade theory.

You will navigate and problem-solve with your equipment in and around barriers, barricades, and obstacles. This is a drill heavy day, hydrate and stretch. We will include a refresher on the fundamentals of marksmanship and a shooting standards test in the morning, which must be met by all.

This course is for intermediate shooters that understand basic marksmanship and possess safe gun-handling skills, alone and around others. This is not a beginner’s course, if the instructors consider you unsafe or unfit for the course you may be asked to leave at your expense. This is for your safety and the safety of the class. Attending our Fundamentals class or one similar prior is highly suggested.

Course Instruction Includes:
– Slow fire for accuracy and setting proper battle sight zero
– Shooting from barricades
– Tactical Movements
– Loading and Unloading procedures
– Manipulation & Malfunctions
– Defensive shooting skills
– Target transitions
– Cadence of fire
– Culmination exercise

What to bring
– 100-150 Rounds of Handgun Ammunition (Buying option at the range)
– Sturdy Belt
– Handgun Holster (if you have one)
– Magazine pouch (if you have one)
– Lunch, Water, Hat, and Weather Appropriate Clothing
– Reliable Semi-Automatic Handgun  (rental option at the range starting at $10)
– Extra Magazine
– Hears and Eyes protection (we will provide if you don’t have it)

Course includes:
– Range Fees
– Targets
– Hearing Protection and Eye Protection
– Certification
– Rental options available for 9mm handgun (holster provided)

Approximately 3-4 hours

We will meet at 10 am at California Tactical Academy 6700 Holser Canyon Rd, Piru, CA 93040 until around 2pm.


April 30
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


California Tactical Academy
6700 Holser Canyon Rd
Piru, 93040 United States
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(805) 398-0003