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This course is one of the most important class in developing the shooter's fundamentals understanding of tactical shooting. It is designed to bridge the students to the intermediate level. his module focuses on developing precise marksmanship skills and gun-handling/ manipulation skills needed to successfully operate a semi-auto handgun in defensive capacity. This class will educate students on reloading and ammunition management. The fundamental of semi-auto malfunction clearing will be addressed extensively. The students will also be introduced to alternative shooting methods.   

When:  Feb 3rd 2018 (08:00 to 16:00 hrs) #180203P1b

Ammunition: Approx. 250 rounds

Where:  Angeles Shooting Range Eagles Nest "A"


The emphasis is on handgun manipulation & operation including combat/admin reloading and malfunction clearing to keep the gun “running” for personal protection.


Pistol-1(a) or Equivalent. The student must have completed Pistol-1(a): Introduction to Defensive Handgun in order to take this course. This course is a prerequisite to all of the advanced TAC-1 modules.

Class Format

This (8 hrs) one day training will be held entirely on the live-fire range. Live Fire Shooting: 8 hours Lunch : 0.5 hours

Course Subject

The following technique and concepts will be introduced at a reasonable pace for the maximum retention.


Elements covered in Pistol-I(a) will be reviewed and practiced  

4 Basic Firearms Safety Rules

Elements of Marksmanship


Threat Assessment & Scanning

Drawing and Presentation from Holster

Weapon Operation

Students are introduced to the concept of weapon operation such as reloading and malfunction clearnce. 

Tactical Reload

In battery Combat Speed Reload

Slide Lock Combat Speed Reload

Failure to Fire/Failure to Eject

Feedway Stoppage

Intro to Combat Shooting

Students are introduced to the concept of Combat shooting and drills

Shooting in pairs

Multiple target engagement 

Head Shot

Failure Drill

Support hand shooting (two hands)

Needed Gear

    • Semi Auto Pistol (9mm, 40 cal., 45 cal.)
    • Ammunition (Students must provide own ammo)
    • Holster Sturdy belt Magazines (2 or more recommended)
    • Magazine pouch (holds to mags)
    • Dummy Rounds (5 minimum)
    • Eye protection (Prefer clear with no color)
    • Ear protection (both outer and inner protections are recommended)
    • Cap or Hat (highly recommended)
    • Appropriate attire for weather & flying hot brass
    • Marking Pen (Sharpies)
    • Water and snacks (also available on-site for purchase)
    • Gun bag/case to store and transport firearms
    • Folding Chair for your comfort*

**Upon registration, students are provided with a Discount Code courtesy of LA Police Gear for all of their shopping need.

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Angeles Shooting Ranges
12651 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 



Range Info: (818) 918-2364

Class info: (661) 857-7722