Time: July 16, 2011 from 9am to 5pm
Location: Joliet Range
Street: Collins/Woodruff East of Old Joliet Prison
Event Type: pistol
Organized By: Karen Bartuch
Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2011
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This course has been designed to assist shooters in improving their proficiency with the duty handgun, to become effective out of the holster sooner, get that critical first shot off faster, and make quicker, more accurate follow-up shots. WTA member Kim Heath will be teaching the course.
The cost of the course is $10; please register in advance on the WTA web site. You may bring the $10 with you on the day of the class.
Advanced shooting skills are broken down to their basics and presented to the shooter so they understand why it works, and how those techniques can specifically benefit them. Problem solving and coaching activities will be emphasized throughout the course.
Officers will review the most effective components of law enforcement shooting skills, then practice what they have learned in dry fire simulations and in live fire range activities.
Students will progress from basic marksmanship drills to close quarter survival courses of fire. The focus of this training is for officers to identify and effectively practice those skills that will be required to not only survive, but prevail when threatened with deadly force.
Students must bring the following items to class:
* 300 rounds of quality ammunition
* Duty handgun
* Duty leather/nylon, including holster, gun belt, magazine pouch/speedloader pouch
* Protective eye wear with wrap-around side protection - OFFICERS WEARING CORRECTIVE LENSES MUST HAVE A SET OF PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR
* Hearing protection - a combination of soft earplugs and shooting muffs is advised.
* This range is outdoors, so make sure you bring sunscreen, lots of water/sports drinks, and ample food.
Students MUST wear shirts with tight-fitting necks and baseball-type caps with bills to prevent hot brass from entering their clothing or falling behind protective eyewear.
Students should pack a lunch, as this class is taught in shifts during meal periods.
Thank you WTA and Kim Heath for hosting me in this class.
The real revelation to me was gripping my firearm with my thumbs pointing toward the threat. This new way of holding the gun controlled recoil and set me up for a better second shot along with what we covered on trigger control and always following the front sight as the gun recoils.
For those of us who wanted to shoot a little more after the class, Kim took the time to give us almost an hour of one on one instruction. I was a much better shooter by days end. For all the rest of you, you don't know what your missing!
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