Pistol Basic Skills Course

  • 2 days
  • The basic fundamentals are the “essential” skills that all shooting applications begin with.  They must be continually practiced, perfected and maintained throughout all shooting disciplines and applications
  • Open to all licensed pistol shooters seeking to learn about the fundamentals, or needing to refresh their current abilities, or in the pursuit of perfecting their fundamentals
  • This course will focus on defining and isolating each pistol shooting fundamental for best individual practical accuracy
  • As well, shooters will develop safe, efficient and effective pistol handling skills
  • Time will be spent both in a classroom and a live-fire range
  • The use of a holster is strongly recommended on this course, however it is not mandatory.  Participants electing to use a holster will be instructed on it’s safe use and will also receive a separate Holster Competency Certificate from BTTS

January 12, 2020 at the Gagnon Shooting Centre – Oshawa. [Course is FULL] 

March 15, 2020 at the Gagnon Shooting Centre – Oshawa. [Course is FULL]

June 7, 2020 at the Gagnon Shooting Centre – Oshawa. [Course is CANCELLED due to Pandemic]

October 25, 2020 at the Gagnon Shooting Centre – Oshawa.  Cost $125. [Course is FULL] – Note; this is a one day basic course under the pre pandemic programming

Further courses are pending.  BTTS will be combining the original one day basic course with complete holster training as well as some of the advanced course material, thus increasing it to two days.

To Register for an available course, or to have your name added to the BTTS Marksmanship Training Group, please email – mbrake308@gmail.com

Equipment Required

  • Any semi-automatic pistol or revolver manufactured to be utilized in recreational shooting sports or for competitive shooting.  For those shooting a caliber other than 9mm, you are required to bring four(4) inert/dummy dry fire training cartridges
  • A holster manufactured to contain the above handgun on either the waistline, or thigh, on the dominant side of the body.  The holster must possess a locking or tension mechanism, capable of retaining the handgun securely enough, that it would not fall out if shook from an upside-down position.  No in-the-waist band holsters
  • Any open, iron or reflex sight is allowed
  • 3 magazines or speed-loaders with two pouches, manufactured to contain the magazines or speed-loaders securely upon the shooters body.  The pouch does not necessarily have to possess any retention mechanisms, however they must be able to securely hold the magazine / speed-loader so that it will not fall out
  • 450 rounds of applicable ammunition
  • Hearing and eye protection
  • Lunch will not be provided.  Therefore participants must be prepared with whatever food and hydration they deem necessary to sustain them for the day
  • For outdoor ranges; participants must also be prepared for the weather elements and dress accordingly.  There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.  Also consider sunscreen and bug spray

ALL INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT – Mike Brake mbrake308@gmail.com

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