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Advanced Handgun is the second course in the CTT Handgun Training Program. This course is designed for the seasoned shooter. This course teaches the students how to operate and become proficient with the most up to date advanced techniques with their handgun and gear.

Students will gain the knowledge and abilities for the following:

  • Nomenclature
  • Learn how to set up your gear for success
  • The safe and proper techniques for drawing from a holster
  • Fundamental Refresher
  • Proper Recoil Management
  • Learn how to shoot using instinctive shooting, flash sight picture, and point shooting.
  • Administrative, Tactical, and Combat Reloads
  • Footwork for pivoting and moving and shooting
  • Engage multiple targets
  • Learn how to find your balance of both speed and accuracy.

Required gear for the course:

  • Handgun of a common caliber that the operator can easily control (no micro size handguns)
  • Minimum 250 rounds. If you would like a higher round count you can bring more ammo as well.
  • Minimum of 2-3 magazines or speed loaders per handgun
  • Magazine carriers for your belt are highly recommended
  • A sturdy belt (NO canvas or flimsy belts)
  • Safety glasses and hearing protection
  • Strong OWB (outside the waistband) holster
    • Kydex or Leather, the holster must be stiff and must have full cover over the trigger. (NO Black Hawk or Serpa Style Holsters with a button release trigger lock, FOBUS or paddle style holsters, shoulder holsters or nylon holsters. If you are unsure, you should be able to holster and unholster without the use of your support hand.)
  • Weather-appropriate attire (NO open toed shoes. Tennis shoes or hiking shoes are recommended, they may get dirty. NO Sleeveless shirts or low cut shirts. Hats are also recommended for your safety)

Additional Recommendations:

Please consider physical aspects like standing for periods of time at the range when you choose your attire.
Rain Gear
Sunscreen and bug spray​
Water or snacks

Advanced Handgun

  • Mid Carolina Rifle Club

    3435 Fish Hatchery Rd Gaston, SC 29053

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