Advanced Handgun Skills – 3 Days


3 Days


This course is  an abbreviated version of our world famous 5 day Advanced Handgun Skills Program.  There is a skills test at the end of this course to gauge your progress.


This course represents a significant jump in skill from Practical Handgun Skills, Defensive Handgun etc.  Shooting drills and complexity of exercises will reflect this.

Ammunition:          1,000 – 1,500 Rounds

SPECIAL NOTE:       Our techniques and training methodology have been proven over and over again in gunfights, training programs and individual performances for many years now with superior results. Our after action reports by students involved in deadly force encounters state that the deadly force shooting they had to perform was just like they did in class. It is not uncommon for our students to report that in actual encounters they were the only ones who made the hits even when multiple shooters/officers were involved.

Target Audience:    

Armed professionals and civilians seeking a much higher level of tactical and technical performance and capability with the handgun.


This course teaches tactical shooting skills at the speed of the gunfight. High performance tactical shooting skills are perishable and you can take this course many times and continue to grow in your skills and knowledge. Many of our students do just that!

Our training methodology and techniques are being used worldwide by law enforcement agencies across the US and worldwide by US Government types, military special ops (Navy Seals, US Army Special Forces etc.) and civilian personnel going into harm’s way overseas or elsewhere.


  • Principles of high performance lethal force shooting
  • The Shooting Skills Hierarchy
  • High performance training – principles and concepts
  • Grip – high performance and alternate grips
  • Stance – Modern Isosceles/Weaver Stance
  • Sight alignment, sight picture and use of the visual field
  • Using the focal continuum, focal exercises and drills
  • Trigger manipulation and control exercises
  • Standard ready, imminent threat target acquisition
  • Combat and close quarters draw exercises and drills
  • Tactical and speed reloading
  • Stoppage reductions and clearances
  • One handed shooting – strong and support hand
  •  Multiple shots and multiple targets – intermediate drills
  • Position Shooting
  • Unorthodox positions and threat acquisition
  • Shooting from Realistic Cover Drills
  • Skill Builder IHS Drills – 0 – 25
  • Principles and Concepts for Shooting on the Move
  • Guns, gear, modifications etc.

If you want to truly take your tactical/technical handgun skills to a much higher level and be prepared for chaotic times and worst case scenarios where you may only have the handgun available then this is the type of training you need to be doing.

You Will Need:

Handgun suitable for extended shooting each day, secure holster with a stiff belt for proper drawing skills, minimum of 4 spare magazines, 1000 – 1500 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection, clothing to suit the weather. Knee and elbow pads are recommended for prone, kneeling portions and other exercises.