Basic Handgun Course

Basic Handgun Course Description:

This 5-hour Basic Handgun course is designed to provide the new shooter concepts of handgun shooting. The primary focus will be on developing fundamentals of marksmanship, accuracy, loading/unloading magazines, safely clearing handguns, malfunctions clearance, and tactical/empty gun reloading techniques.  Students will learn about their handgun, how to draw from the holster and holstering.  The goal of this training is for the student to have the confidence and understanding to be a safe and effective shooter.

Prerequisites: None

Course Topics Covered:

  • Drawing from a holster
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Loading and unloading
  • Tactical and empty gun reloading techniques.
  • Malfunction clearance
  • Accuracy with a handgun
  • Intro to defensive shooting

BASIC HANDGUN GEAR LIST

Ear and Eye Protection (Range Rules)

Semi-Automatic handgun

Holster (Outside of waistband)

Magazine pouch

2 to 3 handgun magazines

200 rounds of practice ammunition

Note-taking material

Pricing: $200.00

Handgun 2 Course

Handgun 2 Course Description:

This 4-hour Handgun 2 course is designed to provide the new or experienced shooter with dynamic shooting techniques. The primary focus will be on improved marksmanship at speed, shooting on the move, positional shooting, and shooting from cover.  Students will also learn about multiple target engagements and shooting from a seated position.  The goal of this training is for the student to have the confidence and understanding to be a better and more effective shooter.

Prerequisites: Handgun 1 or Military/Law-Enforcement experience

Course Topics Covered:

  • Dynamic and defensive shooting mindset
  • Improved marksmanship
  • Shooting on the move
  • Shooting from cover
  • Multiple target engagement
  • Positional shooting
  • Intro to shooting from a seated position.

HANDGUN 2 GEAR LIST

Ear and Eye Protection (Range Rules)

Semi-Automatic handgun

Holster (Outside of waistband)

Magazine pouch

2 to 3 handgun magazines

300 rounds of practice ammunition

Note-taking material.

Pricing: $200.00

Every Day Carry Handgun Course (CCW)

Every Day Carry Handgun Course Description (CCW):

This 5-hour concealed carry handgun class is designed to familiarized shooters with carrying, drawing/re-holstering, reloading, and shooting from a concealed holster. This course will cover concealed carry laws, use of physical force versus lethal force, prohibited places, and benefits of having a concealed weapon permit. The primary focus of the class will be on getting the shooter familiar with working from an inside the waistband holster and the development of efficient and effective fundamentals. This will include how to safely carry and utilize a concealed weapon, defensive posturing and positioning, and defensive shooting techniques. Upon completion of this course, students will receive a handgun safety training certificate required for the concealed weapons permit application. *Completing the required fingerprint cards will be the student’s responsibility *Submitting the DPS concealed weapons permit application will be the student’s responsibility

Prerequisites: Handgun 1 or Military/Law-Enforcement experience

Course topics covered:

  • Concealed carry laws to include; prohibited places, difference between physical force and deadly force, and how to interact with law enforcement
  • Benefits of having a concealed weapon permit
  • Different types of inside the waistband holsters
  • Other equipment considerations
  • Drawing, holstering, and reloading from an inside the waistband holster and concealed magazine
  • Defensive posturing and positioning
  • Defensive shooting techniques
  • Developing accuracy at speed

Concealed Carry Handgun Gear list

Required:

Eye and ear protection

Semi-automatic handgun

Inside the waistband holster specific to the student’s handgun (no soft case holsters, leather subject to instructor approval)

Concealable magazine carrier preferred but use of pockets for magazines will be acceptable

2-3 magazines

250 rounds of practice ammunition

Note taking material

Pricing: $200.00

Low-Light Handgun Course

Low-Light Handgun Course

This 4-hour course is designed to familiarize the shooter with the use of both a handheld and weapon mounted light in low-light situations. The shooter will learn various handheld light shooting techniques and how to manipulate a weapon mounted light to effectively engage targets. We will cover how and when to use white light, photonic barriers, weapons manipulations in low-light environments, tactical/empty gun reloads with a handheld light, and discuss the pros and cons of various types of lights. This course is designed for shooters who already have a strong grasp of shooting fundamentals and a thorough understanding of firearms safety.

Prerequisites: Handgun 1 or Military/Law-Enforcement experience

Course Topics Covered:

  • Pros and cons of different types of lights
  • Different light carry methods
  • Pros and cons of carrying a handheld light versus a weapon mounted light
  • Harries, Chapman, FBI and other handheld light shooting techniques to engage targets
  • Tactical/empty gun reloads with a handheld light
  • Efficiently utilizing a weapon mounted light to engage targets
  • Creating and avoiding photonic barriers
  • Movement and weapon manipulations in low light conditions

Low-light Handgun Gear List

Required:

Eye and ear protection

Semi-automatic handgun with a weapon mounted light

Handheld light

Outside the waistband holster

At least one magazine carrier

2-3 magazines

200 rounds of training ammunition

Note taking material

Pricing: $200.00

Upcoming Courses

Starting Fall of 2024 be on the look out for new courses being offered here at Cowtown Range in addition to our current courses. These courses will include:

  • Defensive Carbine: Close Quarters Shooting Techniques
  • Red Dot Pistol
  • Home Defense (CQC)
  • Couples Training: Shoot, Move, Communicate
  • Introduction to Competitive Pistol shooting
  • Introduction to Scoped Carbine
  • Performance Handgun
  • Performance Carbine
  • Introductions to Precision Rifle matches, Accurized AR matches, and Multi-gun matches
  • and many more!