ALTUS Introduction Pistol Course
Course Duration: 8hrs
While this is a basic level course, students at a minimum should have basic weapons handling skills. You will need to be able to load, unload and put your weapon into operation safely and effectively.
Weapons and Gear:
Below you will find a list of minimum equipment that will be necessary to complete the course.
While not necessary, you may want to consider some of the items on the recommended gear list as it can greatly enhance your training experience. Much of this gear can be found in the Altus Range Pro Shop.
Serviceable Handgun - We generally do not recommend anything less than 9mm. Smaller caliber handguns often utilize low-capacity magazines which can diminish training time. However, if you have a handgun in a caliber less than 9mm you want to train with you are more than welcome to attend!
Minimum of 3 serviceable magazines
Minimum of 2 spare magazine pouches
Eye and ear protection
Weather appropriate clothing
Serviceable Outside the Waistband Kydex or Equivalent Holster- Holster must have appropriate amount of retention and not fall out while kneeling, turning quickly or jogging. This course is NOT designed for concealed holster users. Altus offers specific Concealed Carry/Low Vis courses if your goal is to train from concealment.
500 rounds of ammunition
Any equipment the individual cannot provide must be communicated to ALTUS prior to the beginning of training. ALTUS will fill the shortages on a case-by-case basis.
FOOD AND DRINKS:
- We recommend bringing lunch, drinks, and snacks for the duration of the course. Bottled water is available at the range.
Comfortable Battle Belt/Gun Belt with a dump pouch and two pistol magazine carriers with good retention
Individual First Aid Kit with Tourniquet
Multitool (Sight Adjustment, Weapons Maintenance etc.)
Shooting Gloves (if preferred)
Handgun Overview, uses, limitations, ammunition selection and safety
Fundamentals of marksmanship
Engagements from Cover and Concealment
Rapid Fire Engagements
Single Hand Engagements
Multiple Target Engagements and Discrimination
Shooting on the Move
Full Service Mens and Women’s Restrooms
Free Wifi access
Restaurant grade ice machine
Soft Drink Machine
Full service onsite Pro Shop!