Attendance in the Basic Pistol class here -or proof of equivalent training at another instruction facility or having a CCW permit - is a prerequisite to sign up for this class. Students must have a strong side holster (IWB or OWB) and at least two magazines per gun. This 4-hour course picks up where the Basic Pistol course leaves off. You will learn the skills to recognize and clear common pistol malfunctions under mild stress. You will also learn to operate your weapon one handed with both the “Firing Side” and “Support Side”! Instead of bull’s eye, slow-fire shooting there will be an emphasis on increased pace, using available cover and shooting at moving targets. Range fees are included with the cost of the class.
Michael Kennedy - Lead Instructor
Michael is a much sought-after, experienced trainer with a relaxed, practical and enjoyable teaching style. You won't find any 'tough guy' Rambo-style attitude here.
Michael is a Certified Training Counselor with the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), a certified instructor with the National Rifle Association (NRA), and is a certified California DOJ Instructor.
He holds certifications for the:
USCCA Basic Pistol
NRA First Steps program
NRA Basic Pistol
NRA Personal Protection in the Home
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home.
What sets Michael apart from so many instructors is his personal commitment to further his own training. Michael takes his development seriously and is a competitive pistol shooter who actively participates in both local and regional IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) matches.
He also believes in developing the 'craft' of firearms skills and marksmanship and holds current certifications in many advanced pistol classes, advanced tactical shotgun classes, and advanced carbine classes.
Michael offers classes for all levels, including courses for: