Pistol 001: Bare Metal

Bare Metal informs the student on the core manipulation of the tool. Safety concepts are covered at length in a controlled, dry environment, and basic manual of arms are taught. The core fundamentals of grip, trigger manipulation, sight acquisition and kinesthetic drive are patterned to build a solid core understanding of how to interact with the tool. This is the class you want to take if you are new to pistol and looking to learn how they function and how we interact with them to produce performance on target. Class sizes are kept small to ensure each student gets high levels of interaction with the instructor. 

  • Topics Covered
    • Firearms safety principles
    • Manual of arms and common variants
    • The law of least effort
    • Mechanics of grip and kinesthetic drive
    • Stance and why it matters
    • Sights and visual processing
    • The two major variables of trigger press
    • The intersection of awareness and focus
  • Prerequisite
    • None
  • Gear Requirements:
    • Semi-Automatic Pistol and 3 magazines (available for rent)
    • Eye and Ear Protection
    • 250 Rounds of ammunition
    • Optional: Holster and belt

This class is conducted outdoors and is subject to environmental conditions.