“Pocket Rockets”, aka Small Pistol and Snub skills, Coffeyville KS

Event Date: Friday, April 24, 2020
Event Time: 0800-1700hrs

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 Small Pistol Skills, Snub Revolver Skills, and “Practical Practice with Pocket Poppers”.

This training will explore the carry and use of small semi auto pistols and snub revolvers 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


Malfunction clearing

Improving sight picture

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 250 rounds of ammunition, 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, etc. , S&W 642, Ruger LCR, etc.

This class is a by request course for law enforcement agencies local to this range. As such some of the training will be specific to these guns when being used as a back-up to a primary duty pistol, in case the primary has failed in some way or can not be accessed.

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