TAC-1: Tactical Advanced Combat
Premiere Firearms & Weapons Training

The basic fundamental starts here


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This 1 day/8 hr course is designed to introduce basic handgun shooting to beginning shooters who had never received any formal firearms training. The emphasis is on basic handgun training and safety, moral and legal aspects of firearms use, firearms nomenclature, weapons handling and shooting fundamentals.  

This course will develop the basics of safety on and off the range, principles of personal defense, use of deadly force, combative mind-set, situation awareness, basic ballistics in handgun marksmanship through demonstration and practice.  Participants will learn safe loading and unloading, chamber checking, drawing the firearm from the holster, a malfunction clearance, proper elements of marksmanship assessing and scanning. 


$225 (USD)  Gun Rental Available (+$25)


None/Open to all students & CCW welcomed.  TAC-1 SAFE START is highly recommended


200 Rounds


The objective is to provide adequate knowledge to own and operate a handgun safely for personal protection.


None/Open to all students & CCW welcomed.  TAC-1 SAFE START is highly recommended

Class Format

This (8 hrs) one day training will be held in class room and on live fire range:
Lecture: 2 hours
Lunch : 30 minutes 
Live Application: 6 hours


September 27th, 2020

A Place to Shoot Range

Waiting List Available


October 17th, 2020

A Place to Shoot Range



      December 13th, 2020

Angeles Shooting Ranges, - Sylmar, CA


From $225 - 8 hours

P1 Science of Shooting 

TAC-1 has deciphered the secrets of marksmanship to a science. Some of the information provided to make your shot accurate and fast will not hear anywhere else. We pride on our teachings of Elements of Marksmanship and you will immediately see the result!

Is this class right for you?

Correct Placement

The Pistol-I(a) is a physically demanding 8 hour course. If you are not familiar with working knowledge of handguns and if you are not comfortable handling it, this class is NOT for you.  We have a separate class called SAFE START which is much more hands on with students. The teaching style is moderate and low key which gives you an opportunity to ease into learning how to shooting.

An excerpt from a Yelp reviewer Jamie K. outlines her experience and she pointed out that Pistol-I(a) was way above her capabilities.  Having multiple safety violations and unintentionally pointing her gun at her classmates was a clear indication that she was not ready for Pistol-I(a)'s pace. 

"After 4 hours of lecture, and speaking with the other participants it became obvious to me that this was NOT a class for someone new to pistols...I am not that person and made multiple mistakes that were consistently and repeatedly pointed out by the instructor.  With every failure, instead of gaining knowledge and skill, I become less and less confident and more and more uncomfortable. "  Jamie K.

Regardless, please read the course outline carefully before selecting this class.  Generally, this class it the right way to start learning how to shoot for defensive application.  Watch the intro video below.


Introduction to Defensive Handgun

P1(a) is where you build your fundamental basic. Solid foundation will ensure strong skills to build upon.

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P-1(a) Course Subject

The following technique and concepts will be introduced.


Students are introduced to basic safety and brief overview of the CA firearms law

4 Basic Firearms Safety Rules

Principles of personal defense

Use of deadly force (law)

Parts of the gun and nomenclature

Selecting the right weapon and basic ballistics

Weapon Operation

Students are introduced to the concept of basic weapon operation. 

Drawing and exhibiting handguns from holster

Safe loading and unloading

Trigger Control & Dry Presses

Ready positions (Low Ready and Compressed Ready)

Trigger Drills & Elements of Marksmanship

Live Fire & Combat Shooting

Students are introduced to the concept of Live Fire & Combat Shooting

Assessing and scanning - situational awareness

Recoil Management

Basic malfunction clearing

Shooting at various distances

Combined skill evaluation & qualification

Firearms Training

Prepare yourself to be successful in police academy training by the real academy instructors. 
Whether you are applying for LAPD, LASD, CHP or any other local agencies, taking TAC-1's Pre-Academy training will ensure that you will be ready and 
confident to excel in any police academy firearms training. Let TAC-1 teach you
the basic fundamental and proper LE firearms manipulation that will will be consistent with most LE programs 
and last you career long when confronted by deadly encounter. 

Needed Gear

    • Semi Auto Pistol (9mm, 40 cal., 45 cal.)
    • 200 rds Ammunition (Students must provide own ammo)
    • Holster
    • 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)
    • 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 on www.lapolicegear.com!


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9/27 Class Location

A Place to Shoot Range: 33951 San Francisquito Canyon Rd,  Santa Clarita, CA




Class info: (661) 857-7722

There is no cell service at this location.  When travelling to A Place To Shoot, do not use your Google Map, Waze or any other cell based guidance.  Use GPS based car navigation. Ensure to study the map prior to travelling.