Who is this course for?
The one day SSG Practical Pistol Course was developed for novice shooters that want to improve their skills and gain more confidence in carrying, handling and operating firearms in a safe manner. The one day PPC class focuses in developing students basic shooting abilities for self defense and shooting sports. Students will also increase their ability to perform some intermediate shooting skills and identify and work-through several type of firearms and ammunition malfunctions.
The one day SSG PPC course uses lectures and a combination of training tools along with practical exercises designed to reinforce the material covered through the class, allowing students to increase their confidence as they become safer, faster and more accurate shooters. Additional, class discussions of real world incidents, help students retain information on how the concepts learned in this class apply in the real world.
By the end of this course, students will have developed a solid foundation in the application of basic firearms skills, firearms safety and marksmanship fundamentals; and increased their confidence and knowledge on their own shooting abilities. A natural progression for this course that many students take as they decide to increase their shooting abilities further, include enrolling in the SSG 2 and 4 Day PPC Courses, and SSG Defensive Shooting Courses.
Key Topics Covered:
• Range safety
• Firearms safety
• Coaching concepts
• Holsters and equipment selection and placement considerations
• Fundamentals of Marksmanship; stance, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control and follow through
• Recoil management
• Loading, unloading and press checks
• Draw and presentation
• Speed draw and speed shooting
• Point shooting fundamentals
• Tactical reloads and emergency reloads
• Malfunction clearing drills
• Multiple target engagements
• Gun cleaning procedures and maintenance considerations
• Class sizes are limited to maintain a proper instructor to student ratio. All payments are nonrefundable but are transferable to future courses under certain conditions and limitations.
• SSG welcome packet with driving directions, local accommodations and restaurants is emailed to each student after registering for the course
• Classes start at 9am EST
Recommended Equipment List:
• Semi-auto pistol appropriate for self defense with a minimum of three (3) magazines
• Sturdy gun belt with appropriate holster* and magazine pouches*
• Eye and ear protection
• Ball-cap (highly recommended)
• Comfortable yet durable clothing (long pants and crew-neck shirts are highly recommended)
• Durable, closed-toe footwear
Ammunition Requirements: 300 rounds
* EQUIPMENT CONSIDERATIONS:
Holster and magazine pouches: These should be of a quality leather or synthetic type that will remain open while the firearms and magazines are removed, allowing shooter to re-holster and reinsert the magazines in the pouch after use with only one hand.
Important equipment information: It is important that the equipment, firearms and ammunition you are using for training meet acceptable durability/reliability requirements and are of the appropriate size.
Important Firearm Caliber And Frame Size Warnings: While we can offer students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with larger and smaller sized firearms they may own; small, pocket-size handguns, or larger .50 caliber type pistols, .44 magnum and 500 type revolvers are not recommended for this course.
Large Frame and High Caliber Handguns: The larger calibers tend to tire shooters fast and result in painful wrists and tired arms after continuous shooting in a very short time; making shooting a painful and unpleasant activity. Please refrain from bringing any large caliber and/or heavy guns.
Small Frame / Small Caliber Handguns: Due to their small size, the smaller pocket sized handguns produce pain in the palm of the hand and the web-of-the-hand after 30-50 rounds are fired; and pain tends to increase with every shot fired as shooter’s progresses through the course. You may use these guns for familiarization but it is not recommended for use as the firearms for the entire course.