Tactical Application Pistol: Level Three is our most advanced handgun course. It focuses on high-competency adaptive skills for overcoming adversity while effectively deploying a handgun in combat situations. We will cover topics like one-handed shooting technique and manipulation, support hand manipulations, shooting from unusual/downed positions, basic weapon retention, and contact shooting. Shooters will practice addressing multiple threats quickly and efficiently, and learn to accurately address laterally mobile targets. The drills in this course involve an elevated level of induced mental and physical intensity, in conjunction with an emphasis on survival mindset, to help build students’ fortitude and personal combat awareness in preparation to prevail in the fight, even while dealing with frustrating or intimidating disadvantages.
This class will present both physical and mental challenges. Students should come prepared to get dirty, uncomfortable, and AWESOME.
Cost: For 2021, we will be offering Pistol 2 and 3 separately for $180 each, or together as a two-day class for a combined discounted price of $325 per student. Our regular discounts still apply to this combo rate.
Location: SnowShoe Gun Club
Date for TAP-3:
What to bring:
Functional semi-automatic pistol, preferably full-size or compact pistol, with at least three magazines.
*Revolvers are not permitted for this course. Subcompact (i.e. single-stack, “pocket pistols”) are discouraged, but not prohibited.
*MINIMUM CALIBER: 380 AUTO
*NO rimfire. (22 long rifle, 22 magnum, etc.)
Kydex (rigid synthetic) or leather holster with full trigger guard coverage, made for your firearm.
*NO: Shoulder, cross-draw, small of the back, or ankle holsters.
*For more information on holsters and magazine pouches, see our video, “Holsters and Mag Pouches”
Ear protection (electronic preferred; mandatory if you are hard of hearing)
Brimmed hat or baseball cap (to keep brass from getting behind eye protection)
Sunscreen/bug dope/layered clothing appropriate for Alaskan weather
Long pants with pockets
Closed toe shoes/boots
Folding camp chair (recommended)
Plenty of water, snacks, etc.
Estimated Ammo Count: 250 rounds, FMJ or frangible recommended
*Reloaded ammo may be fired at the operator’s own risk.
*Conventional lead core or frangible bullets only.
*ABSOLUTELY NO: armor piercing, incendiary, tracers, green tip, etc. These rounds can damage or ricochet off our AR500 targets, potentially causing injury.
In order to take this class, you must be a citizen of the United States, not legally prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition, and at least 16 years of age. Minors under 18 years of age must present a signed consent from a parent or legal guardian.