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Team Smith & Wesson Brandon Wright

Competitive Pistol

The Competitive Pistol class is designed to provide the student with the ability to focus their training on specific skill sets. This class will enhance the students' knowledge of competitive concepts, develop advanced level skills, and guide the shooter on how to prepare for maximum performance to include how to track their progress on and off the range. During the class each student will consistently be assessed to determine individual strengths and weaknesses with the goal towards improving the students’ competitive edge with constructive feedback. Students who complete the course will leave with a thorough understanding of practice methods and general training plans for continuing skill mastery. 


Topics Covered

  • Use of the WSC Performance Tracker

  • Establishing baselines of performance 

  • Speed on the draw/ reloads

  • Acceptable sight picture

  • Trigger management  and (3) trigger pulls

  • Target transitions

  • Far target vs. close target engagements

  • Getting in and out of shooting positions

  • Setups

  • Shooting on the move

Materials Needed

  • 1500 rounds of Ammo

  • Pistol

  • Holster and magazine pouch

  • (3) Magazines minimum

  • Pen and notebook

  • Snacks and water

  • Sunscreen | Hat | Weather Gear

Prerequisite: at least one of the following must be met:

-Must have completed at least a Pistol 1 class from a reputable company, OR must be proficient in draws, reloads and malfunctions (*class is fast paced)

-Military, Law Enforcement or Corrections Officer (certified, former or retired)

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