Handgun Training

The cornerstone of our training program

Handgun training is the cornerstone of our training program at the tactical Training Center of NJ. Our goal is for you to be comfortable in handling and operating a handgun in the “360 degree environment” of your home. We want to provide you with the information that you need to make the best selection of a handgun and the best education on how to effectively operate, store and shoot a handgun that will protect you, your family and your freedom.

To check for dates, times or to register for any of these classes, please go to our Class Calendar page.

For questions regarding our handgun training or to opt out of our pre-requisites contact Scott Lessig at: Slessig@tacticaltrainingcenternj.com

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Basic Handgun

Duration: 4.25 hours

Whether it’s for recreational shooting, home or personal defense or trying to decide which handgun best suits your needs and abilities, the Basic Handgun is our most popular class and is designed to introduce the new shooter to understanding the basics of handgun shooting.

In a relaxed small group setting, the instructor will go over the fundamentals of shooting a handgun in a friendly and encouraging manner. We will introduce you to the basics of firearms discussing safety, security, functionality, loading and unloading of both the handgun and the associated magazines. The instructor will help determine your “dominant eye,” and develop in you an appropriate and comfortable shooting stance to enhance accuracy, minimize recoil and allow for an overall enjoyable shooting experience. Finally the instructor will answer those common questions on how to obtain permits to purchase handguns in New Jersey and the best manner in which to possess and transport those items both intra and inter-state.

During this class, you will fire various handguns for familiarity to include both semi-automatic pistol(s) and the more traditional revolver(s). The calibers will start at 22LR and advance to .38 Special and/or 9mm as appropriate for you. This is an excellent class to use as the initial block in your firearms training or exploration, and upon completion you will be prepared for our Intermediate Handgun Series of training classes, where the real skill starts to grow.

The 4.25 hour Basic Handgun class includes firearms, ammunition, targets and both classroom and range time instruction.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Attire:
Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck type of shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested for the range work, however not required.

Equipment:
Firearms, ammunition, targets and instruction are included in the cost of this class. Personal owned firearms are not permitted in this class. Students are encouraged to bring a pad and pen for notetaking while in the classroom portion of this program.

Safety:
Both hearing and eye protection are required, and if not owned, can be purchased through us at a discounted package price.

Waivers:
The required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (annually)
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training

$149.00

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Intermediate Handgun- Session #1

Duration: 3 hours

Our Intermediate Handgun classes are designed to provide the graduate of our Basic Handgun class, or other novice shooter, with a smooth transition from classroom centered learning to practical based shooting exercises. This session is “hands-on” and occurs privately on the range, while the range is closed to the public and includes supportive individualized coaching. This session focuses on handgun reliability by incorporating an effective, standardized loading, unloading and reloading procedure. This allows for safety and confidence ensuring 100% reliability and the development of shooter proficiency.  This session includes an introduction to marksmanship fundamentals.  The students will learn the concepts of proper stance, body positions, grip, trigger press and sight alignment.  Dry fire and live fire training will be intertwined to minimize ammunition expenses and shooter fatigue while maintaining an appropriate learning environment. 

The 3.0 hour Intermediate Handgun-Session #1 class includes targets, minimal classroom and largely practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Attire:
Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required.

Equipment:
Students should bring their own handgun to this class, however rental handguns are available with prior notice. Shooters should bring at least three (3) magazines, or two speed loaders (for revolvers). Ammunition required is 100 rounds.

Safety:
Both hearing and eye protection are required, and if not owned, can be purchased through us at a discounted package price.

Waivers:
If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (required annually).
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.

$99.00

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Intermediate Handgun- Session #2

Duration: 3 hours

In this second session of the Intermediate Handgun series, the student will return for a “hands-on” class that occurs privately on the range, while the range is closed to the public. This class will include both group activities as well as individual developmental coaching opportunities for each shooter. This class builds upon the skill-sets acquired in the first session and emphasizes further marksmanship fundamentals.  The student will further refine their application of proper stance, body position, grip, trigger press and sight alignment and upon completion will demonstrate greater overall firearms confidence and shooter proficiency. Dry fire and live fire training will be intertwined to minimize ammunition expenses and shooter fatigue while maintaining an appropriate learning environment. 

The 3.0 hour Intermediate Handgun-Session #2 class includes targets and practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Attire:
Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required.

Equipment:
Students should bring their own handgun to this class, however rental handguns are available with prior notice. Shooters should bring at least three (3) magazines or two (2) speed loaders (for revolvers). Ammunition required is 100 rounds.

Safety:
Both hearing and eye protection are required, and if not owned, can be purchased through us at a discounted package price.

Waivers:
If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (annually)
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.

$99.00

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THE ADVANCED HANDGUN SERIES OVERVIEW

Duration: 3 Classes

The Advanced Handgun Series is a series of three classes, three hours each.  The Advanced Handgun series is based upon the fundamentals acquired through our Intermediate Handgun series.  Students who work their way through this series of training will develop a sense of pride, competence and confidence with their handgun and will be well-equipped to use not only their own but most modern handguns.  The underlying concept in these classes is for the student to defend him/herself and their family and to understand the requirements in order to do so. You will be coached forward at a comfortable pace and will be given valuable insights from our most experienced instructors with extensive professional law enforcement and military experience. 

Students arriving from the Intermediate Handgun Series should be able to safely load, unload and reload their handguns. They should have the foundational skills and understanding of marksmanship techniques and be able to operate their handgun safely and efficiently.  In order to maximize the effectiveness of the Advanced Handgun Series students should be able to dedicate some time to practice the skill sets introduced as they progress through the courses (dry fire exercises at home). 

As students work their way through the Advanced Handgun Series, thought should be given to incorporating an outside the waistband (OWB) holster and spare magazine carrier (an OWB holster and spare magazine carrier is recommended for use in Advanced Handgun #3).  For students anticipating additional training beyond this series, a firearm mounted light is recommended. 

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ADVANCED HANDGUN #1: BASICS OF MOVING WITH A HANDGUN

Duration: 3 Hours

This course incorporates the skill sets learned in the Intermediate Handgun series and emphasizes the element of efficiency through incremental stress training and coaching.  In addition, the elements of basic movement with a handgun will be introduced and practiced through a series of demonstrations, drills and refinement.  Proper tactics such as safety techniques, muzzle control, trigger finger placement and handgun manipulation will be emphasized.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Intermediate Handgun #1 and #2

The 3.0 hour Advanced Handgun #1 class includes targets and is largely practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Attire:
Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required.

Equipment:
Students should bring their own handgun to this class, however rental handguns are available with prior notice. Shooters should bring at least three (3) magazines, or two speed loaders (for revolvers). Ammunition required is 200 rounds.

Safety:
Both hearing and eye protection are required
, and if not owned, can be purchased through us at a discounted package price.

Waivers:
If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (required annually).
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.

$99

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ADVANCED HANDGUN #2: DEVELOPING CONSISTENT MARKSMANSHIP AND MOVING WITH A HANDGUN

Duration: 3 Hours

This course builds upon the skills obtained in Advanced Handgun #1 by placing emphasis upon movement and tactics. The proper identification and use of cover, concealment and movement within a residence will be introduced.  Marksmanship and speed through efficient handgun manipulation will be taught through a series of demonstrations, drills and refinement. 

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Advanced Handgun #1

The 3.0 hour Advanced Handgun #2 class includes targets and is largely practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Attire:
Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required.

Equipment:
Students should bring their own handgun to this class, however rental handguns are available with prior notice. Shooters should bring at least three (3) magazines, or two speed loaders (for revolvers). Ammunition required is 200 rounds.

Safety:
Both hearing and eye protection are required
, and if not owned, can be purchased through us at a discounted package price.

Waivers:
If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (required annually).
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.

$99

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ADVANCED HANDGUN #3: THE SKILL-SETS OF SELF DEFENSE

Duration: 3 Hours

This course continues to build upon the skills obtained in prior courses and the student will develop a sense of competence and confidence with not only themselves but with their firearm and associated equipment.  In Advanced Handgun #3, the student will further develop handgun proficiency and learn how to move with the handgun in order to either gain distance, close distance or move away from threatening and non-threatening people.  Tactics, marksmanship and speed through efficient handgun manipulation will be taught through a series of demonstrations, safe drills and refinement.  An outside of the waistband (OWB) holster is recommended during participation in this course.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Advanced Handgun #2

The 3.0 hour Advanced Handgun #3 class includes targets and is largely practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Attire:
Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required.

Equipment:
Students should bring their own handgun to this class, however rental handguns are available with prior notice. Shooters should bring at least three (3) magazines, or two speed loaders (for revolvers). Ammunition required is 200 rounds.

Safety:
Both hearing and eye protection are required
, and if not owned, can be purchased through us at a discounted package price.

Waivers:
If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (required annually).
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.

$99

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EXPERT HANDGUN SERIES (3 sessions)

Duration: 9.0 Hours

The Expert Handgun program is the next step after completion of the Advanced Handgun series. In the Expert Handgun courses, the student will build upon advanced self-defense and “defense of others” concepts through handgun operation and tactics in dim and low-light conditions.

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Expert Handgun – Class #1

Duration: 3 Hours

This class incorporates the use of Close Quarter Defense (CQD) positions and the introduction to movement under low light conditions. The student will also learn the basics of loading, unloading and reloading as well as marksmanship under low light conditions. Finally, the class includes immediate action drills under low light conditions.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of the Advanced Handgun series or equivalent.

The 3.0 hour Expert Handgun #1 class includes targets and is largely practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Attire: Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required.

Equipment: Students should bring handgun, at least three (3) magazines, or two speed loaders (for revolvers), tactical/duty belt and holster, 150 rounds of ammunition and a handheld flashlight. A firearm mounted light is STRONGLY recommended

Safety: Both hearing and eye protection are required.

Waivers: If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (required annually).
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.

$99

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Expert Handgun – Class #2

Duration: 3 Hours

This class provides the foundation of building clearing in order to secure family members, secure an area and addresses what to do upon the arrival of law enforcement officers.  Close Quarter Defense (CQD) techniques under low-light conditions are reinforced from Class #1.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Expert Handgun #1 or equivalent.

The 3.0 hour Expert Handgun #2 class includes targets and is largely practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Attire: Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required.

Equipment: Students should bring handgun, at least three (3) magazines, or two speed loaders (for revolvers), tactical/duty belt and holster, 150 rounds of ammunition and a handheld flashlight. A firearm mounted light is STRONGLY recommended

Safety: Both hearing and eye protection are required.

Waivers:
If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (required annually).
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.

$99

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Expert Handgun – Class #3

Duration: 3 Hours

This class provides for the foundation for home defense, tactically accounting for family members, communication skills and reinforcing close quarter defense positions and skill sets, under low light conditions. The class builds upon the content from the previous classes.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Expert #2 or equivalent.

The 3.0 hour Expert Handgun #3 class includes targets and is largely practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Attire: Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required.

Equipment: Students should bring handgun, at least three (3) magazines, or two speed loaders (for revolvers), tactical/duty belt and holster, 150 rounds of ammunition and a handheld flashlight. A firearm mounted light is STRONGLY recommended

Safety: Both hearing and eye protection are required.

Waivers: If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (required annually).
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.

$99

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Master Handgun Series (3 courses)

Duration: 9.0 Hours

The Master Handgun is a 3 part series of classes for the student looking to achieve a “Master’s” in handgun operation, marksmanship and tactical defensive applications. A final testing component will consist of courses of fire that include problem solving in real world environments.   The final testing phase is in a pass/fail format. A certificate of completion is not guaranteed. Are you up for the challenge?

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Master Handgun #1 – Operational Skills

Duration: 3 Hours

Master Handgun #1 – Operational Skills is an intensive class that focuses on the operation of the handgun and challenges the shooter to keep the handgun working.  Students will be required to work through both staged shooter induced and equipment induced stoppages and malfunctions. The challenge of the course is to keep the gun operational. Students will develop the ability to keep their gun “running” as evaluated by stoppage identification, efficiency of motion for repair, as well as time-tested challenges (against the clock). Students will be further challenged by various environmental conditions (“bright to night”) and moving through and firing from various body positions and changing targets. Attending students should be able to safely operate their handgun with both their dominant and non-dominant hand.

The 3.0 hour Master Handgun #1-Operational Skills class includes targets and practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Expert Handgun class series or the equivalent. The attendee should be competent with their handgun, holster and associated equipment.  Attendee should possess skill sets that include safely and efficiently moving with a loaded handgun in a 360 degree spherical environment. Attending students should be able to safely operate their handgun with both their dominant and non-dominant hand.

Attire: Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required.

Equipment: Students should bring a handgun, flashlight and/or firearm mounted light, three (3) magazines (or two speed loaders-revolvers), magazine pouch, a duty/tactical belt/ holster that properly and securely holds the handgun and 200 rounds of ammunition.

Safety: Both hearing and eye protection are required

Waivers: If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (annually)
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.

$99

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Master Handgun #2 – Marksmanship Skills

Duration: 3 Hours

Master Handgun #2-Marksmanship Skills is for the shooter who has completed Master Handgun #1-Operational Skills.  Master Handgun #2 emphasizes professional marksmanship skills and is a class for the person interested in qualifying to and testing their marksmanship proficiency with a handgun to a professional level of competence.  The course concepts include   rapid and precision marksmanship at extended ranges with decreasing times, self-defensive and Close Quarters Defensive (CQD) positions, and the development of a strong handgun/shooter relationship leading to the student’s ability to accurately hit targets under any conditions. The training includes standards testing and occurs under real-world conditions and environments (“bright to night”).

The 3.0 hour Master Handgun #2-Marksmanship Skills class includes targets and practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Prerequisites: Master Handgun #1-Operational Skills or equivalent. The attendee should be familiar with their handgun, holster and associated equipment. Attendee should possess skill sets that include safely and efficiently moving with a loaded handgun in a 360 degree spherical environment. Attending students should be able to safely operate their handgun with both their dominant and non-dominant hand.

Attire: Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required.

Equipment: Students should bring a handgun, flashlight and/or firearm mounted light, three (3) magazines (or two speed loaders-revolvers), magazine pouch, a duty/tactical belt/ holster that properly and securely holds the handgun and 200 rounds of ammunition.

Safety: Both hearing and eye protection are required.

Waivers: If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (annually)
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.

$99

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Master Handgun #3 – High Stress Defense

Duration: 3 Hours

Master Handgun #3-High Stress Defense is the final session of this high level handgun series. This culmination class takes the material learned in session #1 and #2 and applies it to a concentration in self-defense and family defense under high stress conditions, at a professional level of performance.  The class includes timed-testing relating to the acceptable and discretionary use of force in unusual environments, positions and security situations. The testing phase includes the identification, selection and application of the appropriate use of cover vs. concealment and unique problem solving situations.

The 3.0 hour Master Handgun #3- High Stress Defense class includes targets and practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Prerequisites: Master Handgun #1 and #2 or equivalent. The attendee should be familiar with their handgun, holster and associated equipment. Attendee should possess skill sets that include safely and efficiently moving with a loaded handgun in a 360 degree spherical environment. Attending students should be able to safely operate their handgun with both their dominant and non-dominant hand.

Attire: Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required.

Equipment: Students should bring a handgun, flashlight and/or firearm mounted light, three (3) magazines (or two speed loaders-revolvers), magazine pouch, a duty/tactical belt/ holster that properly and securely holds the handgun and 200 rounds of ammunition.

Safety: Both hearing and eye protection are required.

Waivers: If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (annually)
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.

$99

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Concealed Carry Series (4 courses)

Duration: 12.0 Hours

Based upon recent questions asked by the United States Supreme Court: the court may well decide in an affirmative manner for the citizens of NJ, as well as other states, to carry a concealed firearm for the purpose of self-protection. Here at the TTC, we understand that being approved to carry a concealed handgun is merely just the beginning. Carrying a concealed handgun brings a tremendous responsibility. Our progressive and quality concealed carry handgun training will enable a citizen to best meet those challenges and responsibilities.​

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Concealed Carry #1

Duration: 3 Hours

Concealed Carry #1 is a class for the person interested in learning how to carry a handgun for self-protection. The class provides the information needed to make sound judgements regarding use of force situations allowing you to protect yourself and others. Various non-deadly force options are also discussed in this program. The class includes carry options for both concealment as well as the unhindered presentation of the firearm. This program concludes with live fire exercises applying the basics as introduced in the class, offering a good concealed carry foundation to the student attendee.

The 3.0 hour Concealed Carry #1 class includes targets and practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Prerequisites: Completion of a Basic Handgun class, as well as an Intermediate level handgun class. The attendee should be familiar with their handgun, holster and associated equipment.

Attire: Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required.

Equipment: Students should bring a handgun, three (3) magazines (or two speed loaders-revolvers), a “concealable” type holster that properly and securely holds the handgun, “fanny pack” or purse manufactured to carrying a concealed handgun. No shoulder holsters, collapsible inside the waistband (IWB) holsters, or cross draw holsters are permitted. An outer shirt or light jacket to conceal both the holster/handgun, such as long sleeve flannel, windbreaker, etc. and 100 rounds of ammunition.

Safety: Both hearing and eye protection are required, and if not owned, can be purchased through us at a discounted package price.

Waivers: If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (annually)
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.

$99

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Concealed Carry #2

Duration: 3 Hours

Concealed Carry #2 is for the person who has completed Concealed Carry #1 or equivalent training. Concealed Carry #2 addresses the concerns and liabilities of carrying a concealed handgun, such as proper target identification, and when and how to best defend or intervene. Tactics such as type of draw and holstering options will be addressed and practiced. The course will also include low light training, decision making, stress shooting, close quarters defense and handgun retention. 

The 3.0 hour Concealed Carry #2 class includes targets and practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Prerequisites: Concealed Carry #1. The attendee should be familiar with their handgun, holster and associated equipment.

Attire:  Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required.

Equipment: Students should bring a handgun, three (3) magazines (or two speed loaders-revolvers), a “concealable” type holster that properly and securely holds the handgun, “fanny pack” or purse manufactured to carrying a concealed handgun. No shoulder holsters, collapsible inside the waistband (IWB) holsters, or cross draw holsters are permitted. An outer shirt or light jacket to conceal both the holster/handgun, such as long sleeve flannel, windbreaker, etc., 150 rounds of ammunition and a gun mounted or hand held light.

Safety: Both hearing and eye protection are required, and if not owned, can be purchased through us at a discounted package price.

Waivers: If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (annually)
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.

$99

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Concealed Carry #3

Duration: 3 Hours

Concealed Carry #3 is the third session of this series. In Concealed Carry #3 the student will work to refine their technique and skills regarding target identification, stress shooting, close quarters defense, handgun retention and low light considerations. The use of the holster should be fluid and natural at this point. New material included in Concealed Carry #3 will include the application of verbal commands, interaction with third parties and police and legal considerations. The class also includes an introduction on blood flow control devices and responsibilities concerning post incident aid.

The 3.0 hour Concealed Carry #3 class includes targets and practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Prerequisites: Concealed Carry #2. The attendee should be familiar with their handgun, holster and associated equipment.

Attire: Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required.

Equipment: Students should bring a handgun, three (3) magazines (or two speed loaders-revolvers), a “concealable” type holster that properly and securely holds the handgun, “fanny pack”, or purse manufactured to carrying a concealed handgun. No shoulder holsters, collapsible inside the waistband (IWB) holsters, or cross draw holsters are permitted. An outer shirt or light jacket to conceal both the holster/handgun, such as long sleeve flannel, windbreaker, etc., 150 rounds of ammunition and a gun mounted or hand held light.

Safety: Both hearing and eye protection are required, and if not owned, can be purchased through us at a discounted package price.

Waivers: If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (annually)
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.

$99

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Concealed Carry #4

Duration: 3 Hours

Concealed Carry #4 is the culmination of the TTC Concealed Carry Series.  In concealed Carry #4, the student will work to perfect the techniques and skills of target identification, stress shooting, close quarters defense, handgun retention and low light considerations. The draw from and use of the holster should be smooth and comfortable. Additionally in this final class, activities will initiate from unusual and unorthodox shooting positions, instilling in the student the adaptability of learned tactics and techniques. Finally the course concludes the concept of blood flow management techniques, self-aid and the survival mindset.

 The 3.0 hour Concealed Carry #4 class includes targets and practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Prerequisites: Concealed Carry #3. The attendee should be familiar with their handgun, holster and associated equipment.

Attire: Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required.

Equipment: Students should bring a handgun, three (3) magazines (or two speed loaders-revolvers), a “concealable” type holster that properly and securely holds the handgun, “fanny pack” or purse manufactured to carrying a concealed handgun. No shoulder holsters, collapsible inside the waistband (IWB) holsters, or cross draw holsters are permitted. An outer shirt or light jacket to conceal both the holster/handgun, such as long sleeve flannel, windbreaker, etc., 150 rounds of ammunition and a gun mounted or hand held light.

Safety: Both hearing and eye protection are required, and if not owned, can be purchased through us at a discounted package price.

Waivers: If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (annually)
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.

$99

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High Intensity Training and Skills (HITS) Classes

Duration: 8.0 Hours

The High Intensity Training and Skills (HITS) classes are a series of training classes created for advanced handgun, rifle and shotgun operators. The classes combine a degree of physical activity and firearms skills.  The classes consist of a variety of subject matters such as Dynamic and Stealth Room Entry, Close Quarter Defense, Home Defense, Vehicle Defensive Operations, Blood Flow Control and Casualty Management, Rifle Precision Marksmanship and Over-watch Skills.  Prospective students must be able to safely and tactically move with a loaded firearm, be able to discriminate threat and friendly targets, and possess an adequate level of physical fitness in order to run, climb, push or carry weighted objects, while rapidly moving with a firearm.  The classes typically consist of a student assessment period, instructional period, skill development period and then a training skills evaluation period. Looking for a fun and educational challenge, give this a try!

For all HITS classes, the following apply:

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Each 2.0 hour HITS class includes targets and practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Prerequisites: Students must have advanced handgun and/or rifle /shotgun skills (as outlined in course description) and must be comfortable with those tools and their associated equipment to attend any of the HITS courses.

Attire: Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear for this physically active training program. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required. Attending law enforcement officers are encouraged to wear their class B uniform and ballistic vest to simulate work conditions.

Equipment: Student equipment, required rounds is listed beneath each specific HITS training module.

Safety: Both hearing and eye protection are required, and if not owned, can be purchased through us at a discounted package price.

Waivers: If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (annually)
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.
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HITS #1 Handgun

Duration: 2 Hours

HITS #1 focuses on stress-movement handgun drills.  Students will initiate movement from various body positions (lying, seated, etc.) and while carrying weighted objects, move rapidly to engage targets.  The student will utilize appropriate cover/concealment, room clearing techniques and move safely and tactically.  Students should have a reasonable level of physical fitness ability, possess and be familiar with their tactical/ duty belt/holster and handgun.

Equipment: Five (5) magazines, and 100 rounds of ammunition

$79

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HITS #2 Rifle and Handgun

Duration: 2 Hours

HITS #2 focuses on stress movement AR/Other firearms drills.  Participants will initiate movement and firing from various body positions (lying, seated, concealed, etc.). Additionally shooters may carry weighted objects or address various obstacles as they move rapidly to engage targets.  The student will utilize appropriate cover/concealment, room clearing techniques and move safely and tactically.  Students should have a reasonable standard of physical fitness, bring a rifle and handgun, possess and be familiar with their tactical/ duty belt/holster and firearms.

Equipment: Three (3) magazines for each firearm used and 100 rounds of ammunition for each firearm used. 

$79

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HITS #3 Blood Flow Control

Duration: 2 Hours

HITS #3 focuses on stress movement/shooting with a handgun and incorporates emergency blood flow control techniques during scenario based training.  Concepts, such as elimination of the threat, selection of proper cover and application of the appropriate blood flow control device in a timely period will be taught and applied.  The student should have a reasonable standard of physical fitness, and be familiar with their tactical/ duty belt/holster and a handgun.

Equipment: Five (5) magazines, 50 rounds of ammunition and a practice tourniquet. Training or live use tourniquets can be pre-purchased at the TTC retail store as needed.

$79

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HITS #4 Vehicle Operations

Duration: 2 Hours

HITS #4 focuses on stress movement and incorporates the use of and movement/shooting around motor vehicles.  Concepts such as the proper cover versus concealment in and around a motor vehicle will be taught and applied.  The student should have a reasonable standard of physical fitness and be familiar with their tactical/ duty belt/holster and firearm(s).

Equipment: Three (3) magazines, 100 rounds of ammunition and if desired, an AR type rifle or Other firearm including three (3) magazines (Shooters may bring both a handgun and AR rifle/Other and 100 rounds of ammunition for each firearm utilized). 

$79

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HOLSTER DRAW CERTIFICATION ​

Duration: 6.0 Hours (Two-3 hour sessions)

Holster Draw #1

Holster Draw #2 (includes certification testing)

Drawing from the holster during open range session is only permitted at the Tactical Training Center with prior approval and certification.  If a shooter would like to draw from a holster during the open range periods, he/she must attend Holster Draw Class #1 and #2 and then successfully demonstrate a safe draw and holster technique to a certifying TTC Range Safety Officer or Instructor.  If a shooter has previously attended the Holster Draw Class and other advanced classes, they may opt out of Holster Draw Class #1 and #2 and challenge the safety qualification ($99.00 initial fee). 

For the safety of our members, customers and staff, drawing from the holster at the TTC may only be performed using an Outside The Waistband (OTW) holster in an open-carry status, while with the shooter remaining in his/her port.  Ankle holsters, shoulder holsters, cross-draw holsters and holsters that collapse upon removing the handgun are not permitted.  Attachments to the handgun that allow the handgun to be carried within the clothing are also not permitted.  Concealed carry draw and holsters are not permitted (concealed carry draw and holstering may only be done during an approved course and only at the direction and discretion of the class Instructor). 

The Tactical Training Center reserves the right to rescind any holster draw privileges.  The shooters must pass an assessment at the conclusion of Handgun Draw Class #2.  Current law enforcement officers and retired police officers who possess a concealed carry permit are exempt from this certification process.

The 6.0 hour (two session) Holster Draw Certification course includes targets and practical “hands-on” range time and instruction.

Note: Holster draw certification is valid for one year. Annual recertification can be accomplished in two ways:

  1. Attend one of the scheduled re-certification classes, $45.00
  2. Schedule a special session with an instructor and be re-certified, $65.00

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Attire: Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck style shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested, however not required.

Equipment: Shooters should bring a handgun, at least three (3) magazines or two (2) speed loaders (for revolvers), serviceable tactical/duty belt equipped with minimally one double magazine pouch (two speed loader pouches), and a OTW holster that will securely and properly hold/retain the handgun (and any attached accessory equipment (i.e. gun mounted light) and 100 rounds of ammunition per session.

Note: No specific holster retention level is mandated.

Safety: Both hearing and eye protection are required.

Waivers: If you have not already done so, the required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (annually)
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training if a TTC rental firearm is to be used for this training. If using a TTC rental firearm, ammunition must be purchased from us to be used in our firearm.

$99 each session

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Mastering the 1911

Duration: 3 hours

The 1911-type handgun is an iconic handgun which was designed over 100 years ago yet remains a favorite amongst competitors, tactical units and handgun enthusiasts alike.   “Mastering the 1911” is a three hour intermediate level handgun course dedicated to the user of the 1911 (or Browning HI-Power type handgun). 

This course provides a brief history of the 1911 (design, development and function), the advancements to include  manufacturing various caliber rounds (9mm becoming quite popular) and also covers the progression of training techniques and tactics through time to the present day

Finally, the course will include various live fire range activities allowing the student to truly, “Master the 1911.”

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Attire:

Attendees should wear comfortable clothing to include a long sleeve crew neck type of shirt and closed toe footwear. The wearing of a brimmed ball cap is suggested for the range work, however not required.

Equipment:

Students will need to bring their favorite 1911 handgun, three (3) magazines and 100 rounds of ammunition. A limited number of rentals are available for the training, if needed reserve one early. (When using a TTC owned rental handgun the renter must purchase ammo from the TTC).

Safety:

Both hearing and eye protection are required, and if not owned, can be purchased through us at a discounted package price.

Waivers:

The required general liability waiver can be downloaded and completed on-line before your scheduled training session if you prefer:

  1. General release of liability waiver (annually)
  2. Rental firearm use waiver-must be completed on the day of training (as applicable)

$99.00

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NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

Duration: 5 hours

This is the new NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course which introduces the student to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. Through this course, the students will learn about pistol parts (nomenclature) and operation, ammunition, gun safety, and pistol shooting activities. The Basic Pistol Course will also help prepare the students for participation in other NRA courses. You must register and perform the Phase I online material through the NRA website, and then attend the range portion of the course which is Phase II, conducted at the TTC. The TTC will provide rental handguns and all other necessary range equipment.

Prerequisite: None

$195.00

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