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Date(s) - 06/10/2017
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

SMGC Outdoor Range
22471 38th Ave.
Mattawan, MI 49071

HANDGUN ESSENTIALS is designed to be a follow-up course to the PERSONAL PROTECTION INSIDE THE HOME class that is required to obtain a Concealed Pistol License in the state of Michigan.

Objective: Learning the fundamentals of solid defensive pistol handling is the basis for growth skills competency. The class will concentrate on the skills everyone needs to master to draw and shoot a handgun with confidence in high pressure situations.

Essentials I: In this class, you will learn the basic skills necessary to safely handle your firearm. We will concentrate on your physical contact with your gun; proper grip, sight alignment, trigger control and body position while deploying your handgun effectively.

Essentials II: In this class, we will build on the skills learned in Essentials I. More emphasis will be placed on drawing quickly and smoothly, rapid sight alignment, engaging multiple targets and shooting and reloading on the move.

These classes are designed to be fun, informative and challenging to shooters of all experience levels. You will be a better defensive pistol shooter when you leave and you will also have the Essentials you will need to further practice correctly on your own.

What you will need:

  • Defensive pistol; semi-auto or revolver (center-fire only)
  • Ammunition; 300+ rounds recommended for both sessions
  • Holster; belt-mounted; strong side, hard-sided or leather only. It must be specifically designed for the firearm and completely cover the trigger guard. Shoulder holsters, pocket holsters, collapsible holsters and appendix carry prohibited.
  • Semi-auto; at least 2 magazines, 4 is better
  • Revolver; at least 2 speed loaders or moon-clips, 4 is better
  • Belt mounted magazine or speed loader holders
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Baseball cap or other brimmed hat.
  • Lunch: If you are enrolled in both classes.
  • Lawn chair or camp chair.

Location: This class will take place at the Pistol Pit in the Lower Range.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the class that is required by the State of Michigan to obtain a Concealed Pistol License.

Cost: Each class, Level I or Level II, $60 Members; $75 Non-Members ($25 applies to membership).

A nonrefundable deposit of $25 is required to register for each class. The total due at class for Members is $35, and Non-Members is $50.

To register a spot for a class you must be at least 21 years of age, you must complete the registration form below, and click the PayPal submit link at the bottom.  You will receive a confirmation email when the process is complete and your registration is approved.

Completion of Handgun Essentials Level I is a pre-requisite to taking Handgun Essentials Level II. Both classes can be taken on the same day.

Lunch: There will NOT be a lunch, or any other food break, provided during each class. It is advised to bring something to eat with you if you plan to take both classes, as there will be 30mins between classes. If you do bring food or beverage with you, please bring a cooler to keep them in, as we will be outside during the warmer months. Cold water will be provided.

Contact Steve Brown with any questions.


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