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CCW/ Basic Pistol Course

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Michael Pittman

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Transcript of CCW/ Basic Pistol Course

Firearms Safety
Rules of Firearms safety
CCW/ Basic Pistol Course

Laws, regulations, and statutes
Course Exam and completetion
This is the final stage of testng, clients will be given a writen knowledge test on safety, fundamentals, and responsibilities.
Upon completetion, you will recieve your certificate and completetion paperwork, to be used at the local sheriffs deartment for Licensing.
Basic Pistol Fundamentals
Use of Force
CCW / Basic Pistol Course
Daniel Ridenour
Michael Pittman
Meet and Greet
Basic Pistol Instructors
Rules of Firearms Safety
ALWAYS treat every firearm as if it is LOADED
ALWAYS point your firearm in a safe direction
ALWAYS keep your finger OFF the trigger until ready to shoot
ALWAYS be aware of your target, your surroundings, and what is BEHIND your target
Class and Client Safety
There is no such thing as an 'accidental' discharge. Guns can and will have malfunctions, but if a gun goes off, it is
, failure to follow the rules of gun safety. Properly following the rules of gun safety prevents accidents, injury, and the loss of life. Failure to follow the rules of safety will not be tolerated in this course. It is the responsibility of everyone involved to follow the rules, follow instructions, and do everything we can to create the most safe environment we can.
Failure to follow the rules of safety, and consitantly creating an unsafe environment, will not be tolerated, and will be grounds for immediate expulsion from this course. This is non-negotiable, and NON-REFUNDABLE.
For the safety of your fellow clients, and the Instructors, please follow the rules of safety.
Firearms Malfunctions
Common Pistol Malfunctions
Fail to Fire
Fail to Feed
Fail to Eject
Fail to Fire
Failure to fire is generally do to ammunition.
Hang fire
Squib load
Failure to Feed
Failure to feed is generally related to a magazine malfunction, but can come from other factors.
Fail to load
Double feed
Failure to Eject/ Extract
Failure to eject/ extract can be related to many different sources. Dirty/ damaged ammunition, magazine, gun cleanliness.
Stove Pipe
Basic fundamentals
Proper Grip
Proper stance
Sight alignment
Trigger control
Proper Grip
Main hand up on the grip, into the backstop
Finger OFF the trigger
Fingers wrapped on the grip
Secondary hand filling void on grip
fingers wrapping Main hand
Thumbs forward
Proper Stance
Feet shoulder length apart
Knees bent
Arms straight
elbows bent, facing outwards
slight lean forward
head straight, slightly forward
Sight Alignment
Posts all at the same height
Front post centered
Focus on front post
Rear sight, and Target slightly blurry
Trigger Control
Finger 'pad' on the trigger
Pull straight back, smoothly
Hold for a brief moment
Slowly release the trigger
Stop when the trigger 'clicks' it has 'reset'
Trigger 'reset' means it has returned to the ready fire position
Don't forget to breath
Pause your breath when you are preparing to fire
Relax, this is not a competition shoot
Take your time
Slow is Smooth
Smooth is accurate
Accurate is GOOD!
Three levels of Use of Force
No Force
Reasonable Force
Deadly Force
Use of Force
No Force
Engaged in a situation
No threat of violence exists
Use De-escalation
Retreat/ Leave the situation
right or wrong, walk away
Use of Force
Reasonable Force
Engaged in a situation
Threat of violence is escalating
De-escalation is not successfull
Respond with the same amount of Force received
Re-attempt de-escalation
Use only the equal amount of Force necessary to control the situation
once control has been gained, STOP
De-escalate, retreat from the situation
Use of Force
Deadly Force
Engaged in a situation
De-Escalation techniques fail
Use deadly force as a last resort
Defend yourself by any means
De-Escalate, avoid tunnel vision
Retain calm
Situational awareness
Active self protection
Remember as a Conceal Carry Holder, you are held to a higher standard. Being actively aware of your surroundings, being pro-active in your travels, and staying alert are now a responsibility on YOU.

'Chance favors the prepared mind'

Be ready BEFORE a situation presents itself. Know your environment, know the exits, have a plan before you need one. Criminals are looking for easy prey, they don't want to try someone who looks ready. Don't be a victim, by being prepared before the situation presents itself.
Missouri CH 571
Home Safety and Gun Safes
Home Safety
Educating your family members
Children in the home, and education
Home environment threat plans
Gun Safes
Gun Storage
Safe storage
Access ability
Night and power failure
Storage locations
Proper installation
Concealment Methods
Concealment Methods
Front/ Abdomen carry
Side/ Side Pocket carry
Side/ Rear carry
Shoulder/ Ankle carry
There are practically millions of different holsters available on the market. The different styles include: soft-sided, leather, high grade plastic, and kydex (formed plastic)
Loose fitting/ un-tucked shirt or blouse
Darker/ thicker material
Jackets, coats, suits
Ease of access
Avoid 'printing' or exposing your gun
Check your wardrobe in the mirror
Remember to check sitting, bending, kneeling
Refer to the manufacturer guide
Understand your gun, and the parts
Plenty of work space
Safe environment
Gather proper materials BEFORE you start
free from distractions
Range Practice/ Qualification/ Test
Range: Etiquette/ Commands
Remember the rules of safety
pay attention
Be focused on the tasks and commands
ZERO tolerence for 'horseplay'
Be aware of your surroundings
Be aware of other persons on the range
Shooters approach the line
Shooters prepare magazine/ cylinder
Shooters load magazine/ close cylinder
Shooters take aim
Fire when ready
Cease fire
Shooters clear magazine/ cylinder
Shooters Table gun
Shooters retreat from the line
Range Commands
If you experience a problem, or are unsure of a command, or you have a general question, STOP.
Clear and table your gun, and raise your hand.
There is NO timer, we are not in a competition. If you are unclear about something, follow the rules of safety, and ask. We are here to help, and educate. The purpose this course is to ensure you succeed.
Situations arise, people need to use the restroom, people cough and sneeze, if you need something or miss something, please ask, we're here to help and keep everyone safe.
Practice and Qualification
Range Practice
Shooters will fire a series of rounds at a target to acclimate to the Commands, Rules, and Range. This will be a series of practice shots ONLY, and will be utilized for training purposes.
Using a designated target at 7(seven) yards
Shooters will fire 1(one) round at the target
Adjustments will be made
Shooters will fire 5(five) rounds at the target
Adjustments will be made
Assessment will be made for further assistance if needed
Using a standard B-27 target, at 7(seven) yards : 21(twenty-one feet)
Shooter will use either a revolver, or semi-automatic pistol
Shooter will fire 20(twenty) rounds at the shaded portion of the target
Shooter must score 15(fifteen) out of 20(twenty) to qualify
To qualify to take your CCP shooting test, shooters must fire 20(twenty) rounds from either a revolver, OR, a semi-automatic pistol. Shooter must score 15(fifteen) out of 20(twenty) shots on the shaded portion of the target
Once qualified, targets will be reset, and shooter will be eligible for LIVE FIRE TESTING
Using a standard B-27 target, at 7(seven) yards
Shooter will use either a revolver, or semi-automatic pistol
Shooter will fire 20(twenty) rounds at the shaded portion of the target
Shooter must score 15(fifteen) out of 20(twenty) hits to pass
Congratulations, you have now passed the CCW/ Basic Pistol Course.
We thank you for your support, and are always here for questions and assistance.
Causes of Accidents
Ignorance of the rules of safe gun handling
Ignorance of the proper and safe way to operate a pistol

CARELESSNESS (poor and improper attitude)
Failure to apply the rules of safe gun handling
Failure to observe the proper procedures for safe operation of a pistol
Understandig Pistols
Types of Pistols
Semi-automatic pistol
Single action revolver
Double action revolver
Semi-Automatic Pistols
Single and Double action revovlers
Single Action
The trigger performs 1(one) action, releasing the hammer, the hammer must be cocked manually
Double Action
The trigger performs 2(two) functions, it both cocks, and releases the hammer
Most double action revovlers can also be fired in a single action mode
Traditional Double Action
Double-Action only
Pistol Selection
Things to consider

Method of concealment
Common Service
Pistol ammunition
Priming compound (primer)
Powder charge
Types of ammunition
Center fire
Ammunition is always mis-labled as bullets, it's proper name is a cartridge.
Rimfire cartridges have the primer inside the case 'head' as the case is being formed

Center fire cartridges have a primer 'cup' located in the center of the case head
Keep ammunition in the original factory box, as much as possible
Store in a cool, dry place
Do not wipe down with any chemicals, or solvents
Certification and
Qualification course
Missouri Conceal Carry Permit : CCP
Weapons Offenses
Clients will have opportunity to retake the test if a passing score is not achieved.
If multiple tests are required, instructors will make arraingments to return to the Range to complete testing with the client.
Testing will be closely monitored by the instructors, but will be completed without instructor assistance
Missouri 563
Defense of Justification
(use of Force)
Michael Pittman
Daniel Ridenour
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