Pistol-I(b): Introduction to Handgun Operation



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About Pistol-I(b)

Intro to Pistol Operation

This course is one of the most important class in developing the shooter's fundamentals understanding of tactical shooting. 

It is designed to prepare the students to the intermediate level. 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.

Tuition: (Limited Space)

$225 (USD)  Gun rental also available

12/07/21 (Sun) 0800-1630 (#201220P1b)
Angeles Shooting Ranges Eagles Nest "Tom George" OPEN

Prerequisite: Pistol-1(a) or Equivalent

Ammunition: Approx. 250 rounds (ammo count reduced due to ammo shortage)


The emphasis is on handgun manipulation & operation including combat 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.  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 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 (REVIEW)

Loading/Unloading (REVIEW)

Threat Assessment & Scanning (REVIEW)

Drawing and Presentation from Holster (REVIEW)

Weapon Operation

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

Tactical Reload - Ammo management concept

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 Shots

Multiple target engagement 

Head Shot

Failure Drill

Support hand shooting (two hands)

Needed Gear

    • Semi Auto Pistol (9mm, 40 cal., 45 cal.)
    • 250 rds of ammunition (Students must provide own ammo)
    • Holster (Blackhawk Serpa & 1911 combo are not recommended) 
    • Sturdy shooting belt 
    • Magazines (3 or more recommended)
    • Magazine pouch (holds min of two mags)
    • Dummy Rounds (5 minimum)
    • Eye protection (Prefer clear with no color or some tint is ok)
    • Ear protection (both outer and inner protections are recommended)
    • Shoes/boots for protection (for mud, dirt, uneven surface)
    • Cap or Hat (highly recommended top reduce glare and heat)
    • Appropriate attire for weather & flying hot brass
    • Cargo pants with plenty of pockets for storage
    • Marking Pen (Sharpies - larger tip is preferred)
    • Water and snacks
    • 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.



12651 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd Lake View Terrace, CA 91342




Class info: (661) 857-7722