Handgun Training

The cornerstone of our training program

Handgun training is the cornerstone of our training program at the Tactical Training Center. Our goal is for you to be comfortable in handling and operating a handgun in the “360 degree environment” and that includes in your own home, carrying concealed, and while in all environments and conditions. All of our classes are built upon the premise of self-defense and the defense of another family member or friend.  We have the best instructors with a variety of backgrounds and extensive experience to include active duty and retired law enforcement, S.W.A.T. and military instructors.

Our classes pose the best value for training and only cost a little more than open range time, on a per hour basis.  Train with us and learn the right way, the first time.

Please check our calendar routinely for specialty classes that may not be listed here, such as our Low-Light classes, High Intensity Training Sessions (HITS), and our specialty classes such as Tactical Handgun I and II, Running the 1911 or Hi-Power, Running the Sig Sauer P220, P226, P229 series, Running the Beretta M9/92F series, Alternative Handgun Concepts: Malfunctions, Support Hand and Left Handed shooting, Running a Micro Pistol, our Skills Classes, and our CCW Casualty Care I and II.

To check for dates, times or to register for any of these classes, please see below or 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: TWO, 3 HOUR CLASSES

INTERMEDIATE HANDGUN I
INTERMEDIATE HANDGUN II

Our Intermediate Handgun series of classes is a two part series, and is 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 in a class setting, while the range is closed to the public. 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 intermixed to maximize the learning process and minimize ammunition expenses and shooter fatigue.

The Handgun classes include 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). Total 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. It is strongly recommended that you own a handgun and bring it to this class.

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.

  1. A holster is not recommended for this class.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR REGISTRATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION.

$149.00

INTERMEDIATE HANDGUN: OBTAINING SKILLSETS

Duration: 4 hours

Our Intermediate Handgun class is 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 4.0 hour Intermediate Handgun 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 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. It is strongly recommended that you own a handgun and bring it to this class.

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.

3. A holster is not recommended for this class.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR REGISTRATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION.

$99 each class

HOLSTER DRAW CCW PREP AND HOLSTER CERTIFICATION

Duration: Two, 3 HOUR CLASSES
Holster Draw CCW PREP I
Holster Draw II CCW PREP II (includes certification testing)

This class provides two important elements; admittance into higher level training classes such as the Advanced Handgun series and the ability to draw fire and holster from the range. Drawing a handgun 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 I and II and then successfully demonstrate a safe draw and holster technique to a certifying TTC Instructor.  The student then re-certifies on an annual basis, with a certification class, or by attendance of higher level classes.

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) or a non-collapsible Inside the Waistband Holster (IWB) holster in an open-carry status, while with the shooter remaining in his/her port. No clothing is to be covering the handgun or holster. Appendix carry, 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 II.  Current law enforcement officers and retired police officers who possess a concealed carry permit are exempt from this certification process.

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.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR REGISTRATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION.

$99 each class

THE ADVANCED HANDGUN SERIES OVERVIEW: MOVEMENT AND MARKSMANSHIP

Duration: THREE, 3 HOUR Classes
ADVANCED HANDGUN I
ADVANCED HANDGUN II
ADVANCED HANDGUN III

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 competence and confidence with their handgun and will be well-equipped to use their handgun without coaching.  The underlying concept in these classes is for the student to defend themselves and their family and to understand the requirements in order to do so. You will be coached at a comfortable pace and will be given valuable insights from our 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 skillsets 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 and live-fire at the range).

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Intermediate Handgun and Holster Draw CCW series.

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: A holster and holster training is mandatory for the class. Students should bring a handgun, at least three (3) magazines, or two speed loaders (for revolvers), tactical/duty belt and holster, a CCW-type holster is allowed (not appendix carry) 300 rounds (total for all 3 courses) of ammunition and a handheld flashlight. A firearm mounted light and compatible holster 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).

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR REGISTRATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION.

$99 each class

THE EXPERT HANDGUN SERIES: SELF DEFENSE AND MOVEMENT UNDER LOW-LIGHT CONDITIONS

Duration: THREE, 3 Hour CLASSES
EXPERT HANDGUN I
EXPERT HANDGUN II
EXPERT HANDGUN III

This series of classes continues with the concepts in the Advanced Handgun Series, however the class takes place under all environments and conditions including low-light, in and around residences, buildings, street encounters, vehicles and introduces the interaction with family members and other third parties.  The class includes instruction on Close Quarter Defense (CQD) techniques.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Advanced Handgun series.

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, at least three (3) magazines, or two speed loaders (for revolvers), tactical/duty belt and holster, a CCW-type holster is allowed (not appendix carry) 500 rounds (total for all 3 courses) of ammunition and a handheld flashlight. A firearm mounted light and compatible holster 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).

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR REGISTRATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION.

$99 each class

THE MASTER SERIES OF HANDGUN CLASSES: TESTING TACTICS AND THE OPERATOR

Duration: THREE, 3 Hour CLASSES
MASTER HANDGUN I
MASTER HANDGUN II
MASTER HANDGUN III

This series of classes provides an assessment of the handgun operator through a series of testing.  This will determine the skillset and proficiency of the handgun operator for further individual development.  The testing occurs through a series of standard drills and exercises; typically qualification courses, standards drills including stress and timed drills.  The student will be tested on the subjects of operation, including the application of Immediate Action Drills, marksmanship, movement, selection and use of position (cover/concealment, stability) and the appropriate Use of Force.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Expert Handgun series, or the Concealed Carry Handgun series.

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, at least three (3) magazines, or two speed loaders (for revolvers), tactical/duty belt and holster, a CCW-type holster is allowed (not appendix carry) 500 rounds (total for all 3 courses) of ammunition and a handheld flashlight. A firearm mounted light and compatible holster 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).

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR REGISTRATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION.

$99 each class

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CONCEALED CARRY SERIES

Duration: FOUR, 3 HOUR CLASSES
CONCEALED CARRY I
CONCEALED CARRY II
CONCEALED CARRY III
CONCEALED CARRY IV

Based upon the recent United States Supreme Court decision, citizens of NJ, as well as other states, are able 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, informational and intensive concealed carry handgun training will enable a citizen to meet and exceed those challenges and responsibilities.​ The classes provide the information you need to make sound Use of Force judgements, allowing you to protect yourself and others. Various non-deadly force options are also discussed in the series. The classes include carry, draw, and presentation and holster techniques for both concealment as well as the unhindered presentation of the firearm. The concept of situational awareness, survival mindset, target identification and proper Use of Force reactions, de-escalation, and engagements from typical and diverse positions, environments and locations are also incorporated.

Prerequisites: Completion of Advanced Handgun series. 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. No shoulder holsters, collapsible inside the waistband (IWB) holsters, appendix or cross draw holsters are permitted. An outer shirt, jacket or pull-over garment is required to conceal both the holster/handgun, such as long sleeve flannel, windbreaker, etc. and 150 rounds of ammunition per class.

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).

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR REGISTRATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION.

$99 each class

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