Introduction to Pistol Operation

This module focuses on developing precise marksmanship and introduce gun-handling skills needed to successfully operate a semi-auto handgun in defensive capacity. This class will educate students on reloading, ammunition management, clearing semi-auto malfunctions. The students will also be introduced to the concept of combat shooting such as shooting in pairs, performing precise headshots, failure drills, multiple target engagement and other alternative shooting drills. Precise mechanics are taught with utmost detail.

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

PREREQUISITE: Pistol-1(a) or Equivalent. The student must have completed Pistol-1(a): Introduction to Defensive Pistol in order to take this course. Our Pistol-I module is a prerequisite to all of the advanced TAC-1 courses.

CLASS FORMAT: This (8 hrs) one day training will be held on the live fire range.



Intro to Pistol Operation


This course is one of the most important class in developing the shooter's fundamental understanding of tactical shooting.  It is designed to prepare the students to be able to perform in the intermediate level. 


  • Semi Auto Pistol (9mm, 40 cal., 45 cal.)
  • 200 rds Ammunition ( Students must provide own ammo.)
  • Holster (cheap nylon holsters or holsters that does not fully protect the trigger or holster that releases the firearm with the trigger finger are not allowed)
  • Sturdy belt
  • Magazines (4 or more recommended)
  • Magazine pouch (holds to magazines)
  • 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)
  • Box lunch (30 min lunch break)
  • Gun bag/case to store and transport firearms
  • Folding Chair for your comfort*
Pistol-1(b) is Brought to you by

Angeles Shooting Ranges

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

(818) 918-2364   For direction only