Some shooters use the Performance Pistol I course as a way to improve on the less-than-optimal training they have received during traditional fast-track entry-level courses. Many accomplished shooters and even experienced instructors from other organizations use the course to improve basic skills. It is not uncommon to have shooters with very diverse backgrounds in the same class, which makes this course somewhat unique in the shooting industry. One thing is for sure, everybody will benefit, regardless of their current level of certification or experience.
This class is a great review of the basic principles of firearms and their safe handling. The principles of Performance Pistol I are the basis upon which all of our other courses are built. This course gives you a solid fundamental grounding and understanding of modern Performance Shooting and the use of the tactical pistol.
If in doubt about which course to start with, take this one before signing up for the next level. You will learn a great deal and improve your basic skill sets. This course is a solid foundation for a student to build on and move to the next level. We have found a unique blend of Tactical Pistol and Performance based shooting; a blend that focuses not only on Manipulation, but Marksmanship and Efficiency.
- Shooting stance
- Proper grip
- Sight alignment
- Sight picture
- Trigger control
- Recoil management
- Proper gear selection and placement
- The draw
- Speed reloads
- Tactical reloads
- The four (4) primary malfunctions
- Strong and weak hand shooting
Paul Van Dunk has over 15 years of shooting experience. Paul has competed in USPSA, IDPA, and IPSC. He achieved GM (Grand Master) in both Limited and Production divisions. Paul has taken that experience and brought it to the firearm training community. Utilizing his experience as a former competitor, his curriculum is a blend of current standards with both pistols and rifles. Paul has also worked with several law enforcement agencies providing his unique approach to training and education. Paul’s performance based approach to teaching is in-depth, thorough, and information intensive. Paul is also an experienced gunsmith with years of experience with working on firearm projects with top industry leading firearm companies.