Pistol-II(B): Tactical Cover & Positions

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Pistol-II(B): Tactical Cover & Positions


Upcoming P2B overview


Pistol-I(a) & Pistol-I(b) or Equivalent

Time & Schedule

December 26th (Sat) CANCELLED

Time: NA

Sunset: 1651 hrs

TAC-1 Pistol-II(B)


Angeles Shooting Ranges "B"

12651 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd Lake View Terrace, CA 91342


Min 350 rounds



Pistol-II Phase(B) will introduce the important concept of shooting from Cover & Concealment. This challenging 1-day (8 hrs) firearms training course focuses on engaging threats using cover while minimizing self as target. Furthermore, the concept of moving off the line-of-force and moving into cover while engaging a threat will be instructed.

This firearms training course will be presented in two parts: (1) familiarize students on various pistol shooting positions. Students will be given concepts of changing levels, stabilizing the shooting platform and assuming the prone position for maximum stability. (2) students will engage various static targets in a live-fire session while using cover incorporating various shooting positions discussed thus far. Student must be conditioned to engage threats from cover while continuously changing shooting positions and locations of exposure.

This course will enhance the students' ability to immediately look for and take cover upon deadly encounter to attain safety and tactical advantage to increase the chance of survivability.  Advanced shooting positions and manipulations of the handgun from various alternative shooting positions are introduced. 

Shooting from Positions

Module Time: 0700 hr to 1100 hrs

Aside from shooting from Off-Hand positions, there are various other shooting positions that are essential to be able to shoot from various different objects such as as cover and concealment. Changing the elevation in which to shoot from is a common survival skill all shooters need to understand. 

Ammo min 200 rounds

Shooting From Cover & Concealment

Module Schedule:1130 hrs to 1530 hrs

Once a student had successfully completed the POSITION module, they will be allowed to take this half to complete P2B module. Shooting from cover has many small details that need to be sorted out and this is one of the most important module we have in our Intermediate level.  

Ammo min 200 rounds

Pistol-II(B) Course Subject

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

Shooting Fundamental

Discussion and practical understanding of Principals of personal defense & Combat Shooting

4 Basic Firearms Safety Rules & Safety Brief

Principals of personal defense & Combat Shooting

Mental conditioning and combat mindset

Flash sight picture vs. Perfect sight alignment

Shooting in Pairs & Failure Drills

Single hand shooting & operation 


Use of shooting positions: Concepts

Kneeling: Speed, Double, Brace

Military Squat

Prone, Roll Over

Moving into Positions

Understanding body position

Supine position

Cover & Concealment

Discussion: Cover vs Concealment

Overview: Shooting on the Move

Methodology and importance of using cover

Maintaining proper distance from cover

Using cover during reloading and malfunction clearing

Changing exposure locations and shooting positions while using cover

Combined skill evaluation & qualification

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 magazines)
    • Dummy Rounds (5 minimum)
    • Eye protection (Prefer clear with no color)
    • Ear protection (both outer and inner protections are recommended)
    • Shooting mat, elbow and knee pads (or just go directly on the ground)
    • 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*
    • IFAK (and know how to use it)

**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 and Direction only: (818) 918-2364

Class info: (661) 857-7722