CARRY FOR LIFE© I: Introduction & Shooter Movement
You have a Carry Permit, but do you know what to do if confronted with a deadly force situation? This course is your first step to gaining the skill, confidence and mind set needed to survive such an event.
Carry for Life© I is a practical self-defense handgun course that will introduce you to the Fundamentals of Firearms Safety, along with the skills necessary to properly handle a revolver and / or semi-automatic pistol. You will learn what a handgun will do, what it won't do, and why it works the way it works. The hands-on training will start with Proper Stance and Grip, Sight Alignment, Sight Picture and Trigger Control.
Next, the element of shooter movement will be introduced. Here you will learn proper techniques for moving forward, laterally, and backward to make room between an attacker and oneself, while firing on the target and making tactical reloads on the move. The goal is to make you harder to hit by moving while simultaneously improving the chances of stopping a threat with solid hits.
Upon completion of this course, you will have a fundamental understanding of the defensive use of the handgun. Among the many skills covered will be the ability to safely and easily draw your weapon from the holster and fire sighted shots to the center of a target 5 yards away while moving in a variety of ways. Your goal will be to learn how to hit one or more targets while making yourself a very uncooperative target.
Refresher on firearms and range safety, holsters, use of deadly force, mental awareness, and civil liability. Why movement is essential to survival, the tendency to freeze in place, situational awareness, knowing when to move, and where to move to.
Loading and unloading, grip, stance, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, presentation from the ready and holstered positions. Additional topics include target engagement from arms-length to 15 yards, malfunction clearing, speed and tactical reloading. Take home drills.
Must have a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit, NRA Basic Pistol Course, or other approved training.
Carry for Life!© I: Introduction & Shooter Movement
Hours: 4 hours
Ammunition: 150 rounds of factory loads
What You Need to Bring:
Your own double-action revolver or single-action/double-action semi-auto pistol, centerfire caliber. It must be in good working order.
150 rounds of factory loads
For a revolver, you will need two speed-loaders. For a semi-automatic, you will need two additional magazines. You need a means to carry the speed loaders or magazines as you would for everyday carry.
Your daily carry holster. Holsters must correctly fit the weapon, completely cover the trigger guard, remain open when the weapon is removed, and not allow the weapon to cover the shooter’s body. No Thigh Rigs (Galco: Speed Master, Combat Master, or Avenger; Bianchi: Askins' Avenger or 4L. Kydex is allowed). No Serpa Holsters by Blackhawk, gun pouches, shoulder, ankle or cross-draw holster are allowed.
You will need a good quality belt on which to hold your holster. Tip: Be sure to wear pants that have belt loops that the belt fits.
Prescription glasses or shooting glasses are required, along with hearing protection. Eye and ear protection will be provided at no charge if needed.
Do I need a PayPal account to register for a class?
You do not need a "PayPal" account of your own to register for a class. We accept payments into our PayPal account that you make online with your credit card or debit card with the Visa/MasterCard logo (We have tried to change the "button" to say "continue" rather than show the PayPal message, but it is not possible.) So, please simply click the "PayPal Button" and you will be able to continue the online payment process.
Is my registration/ticket transferable to another person?
Yes, but there is a small $15 transfer charge.
Must I bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is best if you do. However, we can check you in without it.
What happens if I register for a class and ultimately am unable to attend?
You may transfer your seat to another person. Because this is very small class we cannot allow refunds. If you cannot make it to this class, send someone in your place. Or if you call us five (5) days before class and a waitlisted person buys your slot, we will transfer your ticket to another class. If no one fills your slot, we cannot refund your class tuition.
What is the REFUND POLICY?
Class fees/tickets are NON-refundable. By registering you are buying a ticket for a seat in a limited class.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No, because we would not know who is in attendance. However, if someone has given you their ticket please have them contact us we can adjust our records. There is a small $15 service charge for transferring a ticket to another person.
I missed my class. May I get a refund?
In order to help hold down the cost of our classes, we count on every seat being filled. Thus, we do not offer refunds (see Refund Policy above). Also, the instructor must be paid even if you are unable to attend.
What if I am LATE to class?
You should arrive about 15 minutes early (prior to the start time of the class) to assure you can get settled before the course begins. Classes start PROMPTLY at the scheduled start time. Because late arrivals may disrupt the class, you may be prohibited from entering the classroom until the first break which could jeopardize your successful completion of the course. PLEASE allow sufficient travel time.