Applied Fundamentals


The purpose of this course is to provide an instructor an additional curriculum to confidently provide a 3 to 4 hour course (possibly over 2 or 3 days) to your existing students. Why do this course? Our research has found a good number of instructors do not have…





Why do this course?

Our research has found a good number of instructors do not have follow-up curriculums. The best client is an existing client. And so many students are thirsting for more information. This course (and possible additional courses to come) are geared towards more of a hands-on, total participation involvement (TPI) type course.

What are the main benefits?

Probably the single-most benefit to a hands-on course is the integrated safety with the skill development. We all know the main rule, keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. Or perhaps your main rule is always point the pistol in a safe direction. Either way, these rules are heavily integrated into the curriculum. When the students have a SIRT pistol in their hands, they are engaging in the drills and skill development, but moreove applied safety. If nothing else, you will stack the woodpile higher by integrating the safety habits heavily in each block of instruction.

How is this course structured?

The online portion of this course has several main videos set up in different lessons on If you’re reading this in the PDF version then you can use the QR code to quickly go right to the section you want to view. Further, we provided a PowerPoint if you want to use that to help you guide along but by no means do you need a PowerPoint particularly if it’s a logistical pain in the neck to get a projector, computer, power, etc. You can definitely teach this course just by a brief outline (or by memory if you really got it down).


Here is a quick-list of some main benefits of the course and areas of emphasis for this course. In general the goal is to integrate apply and develop fundamentals in practical pistol skills namely:

  • Refine the grip
  • Develop consistent grip establishment
  • Proper stance (platform)
  • Build index shooting and knowing the limits thereof
  • Trigger control and how to refine it.
  • Sights and knowing when and how much crisp sight picture we need.
  • Build awareness of moving no-shoots (the progressor drill).
  • Further integrate safe gun handling skills and above all be safe and have fun.