Close Quarters Pistol, Tallgrass Shooting Sports, near Manhattan KS

Event Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020
Event Time: 0800-1700hrs

This class deals with the following subject matter;

Tactics, techniques, and issues with defensive use and deployment of handguns at close and very close ranges

Considerations in drawing a handgun at contact and near contact ranges, entangled in-fight weapons access issues, and drawing/firing from non-standard positions

Efficient draw stroke,

Close quarters shooting,

Grip, trigger control, recoil control,

Weapon retention and disarming/deflection,

Working around bystanders or family members in close quarters, and the “down-range” problem,

Wound ballistics, ammunition selection and “Tactical Anatomy”,


Malfunction clearances with one and two hands.

Student requirements:

A reliable/serviceable handgun; service-sized pistols 9mm/.40S&W/.45ACP, etc. are preferred. However, smaller concealed carry or back-up pistols may be brought to class and their use discussed and worked on.

A quality strong side or appendix carry outside or inside the waistband holster from which the shooter can safely draw and re-holster with one hand. Soft clip-on or nylon type holsters, or holsters that collapse and disallow re-holstering with one hand, or shoulder holsters, are unsuitable for this type of training.

Please do not use a Serpa holster unless you are required by agency policy to carry one

A minimum of 300 rounds is needed for this class (if you like to shoot, you might want to bring more, but 300 will get you by…)

I can provide dummy ammunition in 9mm, .40S&W and .45ACP for use in some of the drills we will be conducting. If you are carrying a caliber different than one of these please bring six dummy rounds in the correct caliber with you.

Eye and hearing protection; active type shooting muffs are highly suggested so that range commands can be clearly heard.

Ball cap or other hat/cap with a bill.

I will be providing dummy handguns for some of the training in this class. I have several Glock 17/22 sized dummy guns and other types of handguns. However, if a student has a dummy gun of their own that they use for training then feel free to bring that to class.

Cost is $125/person.

Half of all proceeds will be shared with the Flint Hills Foster Teens Camps.

Questions ref the class can be directed to