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TRAIN-THE-TRAINER “INTRODUCTION TO PISTOL HANDLING FUNDAMENTALS” CURRICULUM

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  1. General Topics on Material Delivery
    8 Topics
  2. IMPORTANT: Safety Set Up and Weapons Check
    3 Topics
  3. Day 01 - First Class
    9 Topics
  4. Day 02 Stance-Platform-Sight Alignment-Grip
    9 Topics
  5. Day 03 C-Clamp-Intro to Draw
    10 Topics
  6. Day 04 Intro to Reloads and Movement -Get Off The X-
    2 Topics
  7. Day 05 Decelerating and Shooting
    4 Topics
  8. Day 06 Compromised Shooting Positions
    5 Topics
  9. Day 07 Target Transitions
    6 Topics
  10. Day 08 Testing and Congratulations
    1 Topic
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Final progression is to simply speed up the previous drill where the lower trigger take-up laser and the upper laser more or less pulses, creating a clean array of dots right on target.  Instruct them to shoot five rounds on a target, where on the fifth and final round, the lower red take-up laser is still on because their trigger is “prepped”. They are on target, but they’re ceasing the actual firing process.  It’s a great habit and skill set to prep, break and reset, which will put them on a glide path for mastery for the upcoming weeks and drills.

Even though we’re doing progressions on this drill, note that the core diagnostic principles are always in play.  Strive for dots, not dashes.  If dashes become more prevalent, remind them that it’s imperative that they keep striving for dots.  Granted, when we speed things up their mechanics may erode, but nonetheless they should still strive for those clean dots.  Don’t be surprised by low left dashes for a right-handed shooter or low left dashes for left-handed shooters since that is a common deficiency just based on the biomechanics of the joints of the finger to throw shots low left with poor trigger mechanics.

Remember you can always have a progression and change a drill by adjusting the distance of the target.  Moving them further away from the target will accentuate their deficiency, showing a larger dash just by way of nature of being further from the target.

Further, instead of a larger target, if you do not have the ability to use distance then you can always use a smaller target on the wall. However, being further away is nice because it accentuates the length of the dashes.

Another practical example is that the students take a weekend course so they have the option of getting a weekday course in the evening or the weekend course in an afternoon time block. Some students like to take the same course twice. Generally speaking, this course is very scalable in numbers and the way it averages out, there won't be an overcapacity issue.