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Defensive Pistol Training Class

So now you have your Concealed Carry License (CCL), but let’s face it your CCL training was mostly law and had very little to do with the proper use of your defensive firearm.  That’s why Alpha Koncepts is offering Defensive Pistol Training classes in the Chicago area. Learn how to save your life, or the life of those you love, with your defensive pistol.

 

Defensive Pistol Training Class Courses of Study

Defensive Pistol classes will be held entirely on the live range, not the classroom. Students attending the defensive pistol training classes will be properly instructed on intermediate and advanced pistol shooting techniques.

Defensive Pistol 1 (DP1)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Requirements: Basic handgun class such as Alpha Pistol Basics or NRA Basic Pistol.  Student must have a defensive firearm, safe and quality holster, and additional magazines or speed loaders. Please also see for additional gear requirements.

Training Curriculum:

  • Holster draw and fire.
  • Multiple Targets.
  • Rapid target identification & acquisition.
  • Multiple Reloading techniques.
  • Malfunction drills.
  • Voice commands.
  • Point Shooting, also known as threat focused shooting.
  • Stress Inoculation.
  • The basics of movement while shooting.

 

Defensive Pistol 2 (DP2)

Skill Level: Advanced

Requirements: Students must have completed DP1, DSF1, or similar intermediate defensive pistol shooting course.

Training Curriculum:

  • Shooting while moving.
  • Shooting from various positions such as kneeling, seated or laying.
  • Learning the difference between cover and concealment.
  • Learning to utilize cover for your protection.

 

Defensive Pistol 3 (DP3)

Skill Level: Advanced

Requirements: Students must have completed DP2, DSF2, or similar intermediate defensive pistol shooting course.

Training Curriculum:

  • One handed shooting
  • Support hand only shooting
  • One handed reloading with strong and support hands.
  • One handed reloading with strong and support hands.

 

Low Light Defensive Pistol

Skill Level: Advanced

Requirements: Students must have completed DP2, DSF2, or similar intermediate defensive pistol shooting course.

Training Curriculum:

  • Low Light Defensive Pistol takes many of the skills learned at DP1 and DP2 and applies those skills to low light environments.
  • Various techniques for shooting while holding a flash light.
  • Techniques for gun mounted lights.

 

defensive pistol rapid target acquisition

defensive pistol rapid target acquisition

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Classes are Structured one of 2 ways…

  • Each class is approximately 4-6 hours, called phases, with each phase building off the skills of the previous class. Students may take phases at their convenience and will be issued a certificate of completion for each phase.  This training technique ensures students are not overwhelmed with one long training session, allows students time to dry fire practice techniques learned at their home in their own free time,  and allows the investment of time and money to be more suitable to each students training budget.
  • Often phases will be accelerated into two phases in an 8 hour session in one day. Certificates of completion are issued at the end of the phase.

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The purpose of the Defensive Pistol training classes is to push you outside of your comfort zone, and to experience new shooting techniques in a safe and controlled environment; rather than learning your limitations during a high stress critical event, such as a gunfight. Hint: trying to acquire new skills during a life and death situation is NOT a recipe for success. We will have full use of the entire range and will not be shooting from the stalls.

 

Students who attend an Alpha Koncepts Defensive Pistol Training class will be required to bring to each class…

  • Defensive Pistol. Please no target or competition pistols.  If you’re afraid to break it, don’t bring it.
  • Quality holster. Outside the waistband preferred.  Please no soft nylon, cloth or suede holsters.  Alpha Koncepts recommends quality Kydex or firm Leather holsters for safety reasons.
  • Sturdy belt. Do yourself a favor, if you are going to carry a gun, buy a good gun belt.
  • Not less than 200-300 rounds of ammunition per phase. A 2-phase class would require 400-600 rounds.
  • Not less than 3 additional Magazines or 4 Speed Loaders.  A magazine pouch is highly recommended.
  • Proper personal protection (Eyes and Ears, etc…)
  • A shooting mat or large towel is recommended for phase 3 when shooting from prone/laying positions.

 

Specialty targets used in the Defensive Pistol Training classes will be provided by Alpha Koncepts

 

Defensive Pistol Shooting Line

Defensive Pistol Shooting Line

 

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*Please Note these training classes are not affiliated with the NRA or USCCA.