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Valley Learning Center

Basic Pistol

with Spence Bentley


This 8 hour course will focus on basic defensive pistol shooting techniques for armed citizens giving you a solid foundation to build upon as your training progresses. We start with the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship and firearm manipulation. Once you have a solid grasp on these concepts we will go over carry modes and gear, then move in to the combat mindset, and defensive shooting techniques with drills that will help you further hone your skills. This course will be taught in two parts, part one will be in the class room and part two will be on the range. This course is a great follow on to the concealed carry permit course or as a stand-alone for new shooters that want to start building their skills.

Fundamentals of pistol marksmanship
Drawing and presenting a firearm from concealment
Combat and tactical reloads
Clearning malfunctions
Proper gear and ammunition
Introduction to using cover and concealment
Combat mindset
Combat effective shooting vs competition shooting
Defensive shooting techniques and drills
REQUIRED GEAR: Pistol of any caliber (Preferably 9mm or better)
Min 2 Magazines
Gun belt (Recommended) Here is a great place to get a good belt
Magazine pouch
Holster (Strong side hip inside or outside the waistband suggested, No cross draw or shoulder holsters)
Speed loader
eye protection
ear protection (Electronic recommended)
150+ rounds of ammunition
Knee Pads

  • Session 1: Apr 4th, 2020
    Sat from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Valley Learning Center


219 W First Street
Mountain View, WY 82939 Get directions

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