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DCPA - Defensive Pistol

Nicys Firearms Instruction

Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

DCPA - Defensive Pistol

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DCPA - Defensive Pistol
Defensive Pistol – In this class you'll perform a series live fire drills with a multitude of situations and shooting positions while we accurately measure your progress. These drills are designed to improve performance, develop knowledge, skills and the attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol efficiently and with confidence.
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*Please read this entire page, you must meet all "Requirements & Restrictions" in order to participate.


*This class is open to "DCPA Club Members Only". 


*Where: Dutchess Co. Pistol Association (DCPA) - 47 Saint Nicholas Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590


*Fee: $25.00, paid in full at registration.


*Registration for this class closes on June 23rd at 11:30pm.


*Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes earlier, we meet on Range# 2, class starts 9 am sharp, please be on time.


*Duration: 5 hours, from 9:00AM - 3:00PM (*lunch break in between)


*NRA Certificate will be issued upon successful completion of this class.

*Class Description* 

Students are exposed to several drills, situations and shooting positions. We use video and several tools to accurately measure the performance and progress of each participant. At the end of this class, students will develop the knowledge, skills and attitude to carry and use a concealed pistol efficiently and with confidence.

We start in a classroom where we review the principles of concealed carry, situation awareness and mindset. Students are shown how to recognize and avoid dangerous situations, how to deal with 911 and the arrival of police to the scene. We talk about the possible psychological effects of a defensive situation and how to choose a criminal defense attorney well in advance. We'll also review some gear, like holsters and gun belts.

On the range, we'll review and shoot different types of small concealed carry pistols. We'll clear malfunctions, review shooting fundamentals, holster drawing techniques, threat identification, proper use of cover and concealment. We'll shoot from different positions, with 2 hands, strong and support hand only, stationary, on the move, on paper, steel, on multiple targets and much more.



-You must be: A member of Dutchess Co. Pistol Association (DCPA).

-You must present: A valid NYS pistol license or active law enforcement shield. 

-Must demonstrate: All aspects of firearm safety, good muzzle management and trigger discipline.

-Mechanically sound: Pistol, semi-auto or revolver in good working order. 

-Ammo Count: 300 rounds of any factory manufactured ammo. 

-Ammo Capacity: 3 semi-auto pistol magazines or 3 revolver speedloaders are recommended.

-Calibers Allowed: 380, 9mm, 38spl, 357sig, 40 S&W, 45 ACP.   

-Ear Protection: A must have, electronic ear protection is highly recommended or any earmuffs or plugs.

-Eye Protection: A must have, wraparound eyewear with polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses are highly recommended.

-Hat w/ Brim: Highly recommended for extra eye protection. 

-Footwear: Suitable for rapid movement and turning.

-Gun belt: Sturdy gun belt of at least 1.5" wide that properly fits your holster.   

-Holster: Must cover the trigger guard, strong side OWB, IWB or AIWB only.   

-Knee Pads: Recommended

-Shooting Vest: Recommended to cover your hoster (vest, shirt, jacket, t-shirt)



-We start on a "Cold Range": If you arrive w/ a loaded pistol, keep it holstered. Do not remove your firearm from a holster or gun bag, even if unloaded within the designated "Safety Area". We’ll call you to the firing line to get your handgun ready for the class.

-Holster Type: No "Serpa" or "Soft Material" holsters will be allowed in this class, no exceptions! 

-Ammo Type: No homemade reloads will be allowed. Due to "steel target restrictions", No magnum rounds, No 10mm, No ammo with muzzle velocity above 1,400 ft/ps. 



Please check the weather and dress accordingly. You'll be notified of a cancellation due to “severe” weather conditions.



Bring your own lunch, snacks and beverage(s).



A full refund will be issued to you, if a class is cancelled due to "severe" weather conditions.

No refund will be granted for cancelations made 48hrs or less of the date of this class. In this case, a credit towards your next class will be issued (minus any applicable processing fees). In order to apply the credit towards the next class, you must contact us by phone within 3 months of the original date and book your next class, no credits will be granted afterwards





*Please contact Nicys Firearms Instruction at 914-930-6238 should you have any questions or need additional information.



Thank you, we look forward to meeting you on the range.


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Dutchess Co. Pistol Association (DCPA)
by Nicys Firearms Instruction
47 Saint Nicholas Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Nicys Firearms Instruction

About our Company:

“Nicys Firearms Instruction”  offers performance-based training and we are dedicated to make you a better shooter.

Whether you are looking to improve your skills with a pistol, rifle or shotgun, obtain your NYS pistol license, learn about NYS laws or be better prepared to protect yourself or a loved one, at NICYS we have the class for you.

We are NRA Certified and Sig Sauer Academy Master Instructors.


"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”

Thomas Jefferson

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