Pistol 1

Pistol 1

11 Episodes

This course lays the foundation for all future pistol training. Safety, range etiquette, clearing, loading, equipment, fundamentals of fire, drawstroke, clearing stoppages, common mistakes, and warrior mindset are the main subjects tackled in this essential course. Though this training is designed for beginners, the subject matter and technique allows students to build realistic skills that can survive the test of stress and small time constraints.

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Pistol 1
  • Chapter 1 | Intro and Safety

    Episode 1

    John introduces the Pistol 1 course with an overview of the self defense mindset, situational awareness, and emergency preparedness to help you rapidly respond in a threat situation. There is a review of the 4 universal firearm safety rules. And the ground rules of the training process are cove...

  • Chapter 2 | Operating your Pistol Part 1

    Episode 2

    John instructs basic gun safety with how to load it, unload it, pick it up, put it down, and clear it. Trigger discipline is demonstrated, along with other critical gun handling technics. This teaches pre-range fundamentals.

  • Chapter 2 | Operating your Pistol Part 2

    Episode 3

    John demonstrates the proper technics to draw a gun from your holster and then reholster it. There is a review of multiple holster setups. A quality holster with trigger guard protection is vital to pistol self defense.

  • Chapter 3 | Fundamentals Part 1

    Episode 4

    John reviews the basic fundamentals of how to hold a gun, proper trigger control, shot anticipation, sight alignment, and sight picture. It starts with the proper stance, how to properly hold your weapon.

  • Chapter 3 | Fundamentals Part 2

    Episode 5

    John demonstrates the basics of pistol sight alignment with a review of sight fundamentals. Sight picture brings the target into focus and teaches you how to properly aim. Understanding your trigger action is also key.

  • Chapter 3 - Fundamentals Part 3

    Episode 6

    John teaches the keys to overcoming shot anticipation through a proper mental approach and trigger technics. Dry fire exercises help prepare you to be accurate when it's time to throw lead.

  • Chapter 4 | Fast and Accurate

    Episode 7

    John teaches the secret to trigger control to promote speed and accuracy in a gun fight. By eliminating wasted time, speed is easy. Controlling the trigger is key to accuracy.

  • Chapter 5 | The First Round Part 1

    Episode 8

    John teaches the core requirements to maintain fundamental pistol skills and be ready for that first critical shot. Develop your draw stroke to be fast and efficient with the 3 keys of draw stoke technic. There are 4 goals to every draw.

  • Chapter 5 | The First Round Part 2

    Episode 9

    John teaches a few cheats on how to grip your pistol for consistent and accurate gun handling with proper alignment. Learn dry fire exercises to be efficient without wasting ammo.

  • Chapter 6 | Reloads and Stoppages

    Episode 10

    John demonstrates emergency reload scenarios including tactical reloads, to create speed and efficiency. Learn the 3 count reload. And learn to deal with the 2 basic types of stoppages.

  • Chapter 7 | Hands On

    Episode 11

    John works through the closing drills for Pistol 1 by creating various real life stress scenarios to refine technics. Cultivating a good fighter mindset is key.