“Pocket Rockets”, aka Small Pistol and Snub Revolver Skills (TN)

Event Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Event Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Course description:

This class is a full day expanded version of the popular training classes I’ve conducted at the Rangemaster Tactical Conference under the titles of Snub Revolver Skills and Small Pistols; Practical Practice with Pocket Poppers.

This training will explore the carry and use of these small handguns as EDC or back-up carry guns, the non standard techniques often needed to run these small handguns efficiently and effectively, and the important differences in how they need to be run vs full sized handguns.

Topics covered will include:

  • Grip, weapon handling, marksmanship, sighting and trigger control, maximum effective range
  • Reloads
  • Malfunction clearing
  • Ammunition selection, wound ballistics and Tactical Anatomy to maximize the effectiveness of these small guns. A ballistic gelatin demonstration shoot will be conducted as part of this class.
  • Primary and alternate carry methods, such as inside the waistband, belly bands, appendix carry, ankle carry, pocket carry, off body carry.

Students need to supply range gear (hearing and eye protection, etc.), a safe, drop safe, and functional handgun, at least 300 rounds of ammunition for centerfire handguns, 350 for rimfire handguns, a safe method of carry for their handgun. Students may bring more than one handgun and switch between them if they so choose if they want to get practice in with more than one.

I am often asked “What do you mean by small handguns?”. Well, this depends of the hand size of the shooter. “Small handguns” are those that are enough smaller than service sized guns that alternated techniques need to be used to run them effectively. The list includes but is not limited to guns such as Glock 26, 42 and 43, Sig 365, Ruger LCP, Ruger LCR and S&W 642 snub revolvers, etc. Safe and reliable rimfire handguns, such as the .22lr versions of the LCR, or S&W 43c/317/etc would also be appropriate for this class.

This is a class hosted by Condition-1 Firearms Academy at a range near the listed rally point. I am told a 4×4 vehicle is required to get to the range. Anyone interested in this class will be given instructions as to how to get to the range. The morning of the class we will be meeting at the listed location to go as a group. I will have room in my truck for a couple of people in case they don’t have a vehicle capable of making that trip. I am told by the host that this is SOP for their classes and has been very successful in the past.There is a $10 range fee for this class payable to Condition-1 Firearms Academy

Rally Point: 4377 Skelley Road; Santa Fe, TN 38482 (Nashville area)

Questions can be directed to chuck@agiletactical.com

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pocket-rockets-aka-small-pistol-and-snub-revolver-skills-tickets-111518735540