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ALTUS Intro to Pistol Course

Altus Shooting Solutions

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  • ALTUS Intro to Pistol Course

PREREQUISITES: All students attending must have basic weapons handling skills, able to safely load and unload a weapon, and put it into operation effectively.


Serviceable pistol of at least 9mm caliber

Minimum of 3 serviceable magazines

Minimum of 1 double magazine pouch

Eye and Ear protection

Serviceable holster (Kydex preferred. NO LEATHER HOLSTERS)

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.



Key Course Topics

  • Overview of the pistol, uses, limitations, and safety
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Immediate and remedial action pistol
  • Draw stroke
  • Aimed quick fire
  • Rapid aimed fire
  • Threat identification
  • Multiple target indexing
  • Shooting while moving in all directions
  • Shooting while using cover
  • 5
    Basic pistol class

    Posted by M. Deans on Dec 6th 2016

    Great class with Mattt Nelson. Had a blast and learned a lot. Would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to advance their skill level. Matt corrected multiple mistakes I was making and showed me how to improve my performance. I have more tools and methods to train with after this class. The sticky note drill was my favorite!!! Thanks for a awesome day and I look forward to training with Matt in the future.

  • 5
    Great class!

    Posted by Eric Lundberg on Dec 5th 2016

    I recently attended the Intro to Pistol class at CORE, instructed by Matt Nelson. He is a very knowledgeable instructor and presents the course information to you in a very straightforward and understandable manner. He has a great attitude, and puts seasoned as well as newer shooters at ease. This makes for a great learning environment.

    I took the class as a refresher, since it had been some time since I had taken the advanced pistol course. The methods and drills that Matt utilized showed me where I was still lacking in my consistency with a pistol. So needless to say, I believe shooters of all skill sets can benefit from taking this course and will walk away with a better grasp of the basics and will be better shooters overall.


  • 5
    Excellent Course!

    Posted by Mike Moorefield on Apr 19th 2016

    I completed this course on Sunday, April 17. Our instructor Matty Nelson was excellent!! Hi G extremely easy to understand and took plenty of time to explain the basics as well as the more precise movements taught in this course. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to brush up on the basics of hand placement on your firearm as well as helping to develop coordination to execute solid fundamentals in handgun combat situations. Core shooting solutions is an extremely professional safety conscious range and I would recommend these courses to anyone!!!

  • 5
    Basic pistol class

    Posted by Pat Winters on Apr 17th 2016

    I have been shooting for years but never had any formal training. I took Matty Nelsons class today and I had a blast. Matty is very nice guy and and made everyone feel at ease. I gained a ton of knowledge and he helped me correct a lot of small mistakes I had been making for years. I will no doubt be a better shooter after this class and I will be continuing my training with Matty and Core.