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Enhance Your Pistol Skills with Our Comprehensive Course at Fully Loaded Defense

At Fully Loaded Defense, our Pistol Course is designed to provide shooters of all levels with the knowledge and skills necessary for safe and effective pistol handling. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your existing skills, our course offers a comprehensive learning experience that covers all aspects of pistol shooting.

Course Overview

Our Pistol Course covers a wide range of topics essential for proficient pistol handling, including:

  • Firearm Safety: Learn the fundamental safety protocols to prevent accidents and ensure safe handling.

  • Shooting  Fundamentals: Improve your shooting skills with hands-on range training, focusing on stance, grip, sight alignment, and trigger control.

  • Maintenance and Cleaning: Understand how to properly maintain and clean your pistol to ensure its longevity and reliability.

  • Ammunition Selection: Gain knowledge about different types of ammunition and how to choose the right one for your needs.

  • Concealed Carry Considerations: Explore the considerations and techniques for carrying a pistol concealed

Why Choose Our Pistol Course?

  • Experienced Instructors: Our instructors are seasoned professionals who provide personalized attention to each student.

  • Practical Training: We emphasize real-world scenarios and practical skills to  prepare you for any situation.

  • Supportive Environment: Join a community of like-minded individuals who value safety and responsible gun ownership.

Course Details

  • Duration: The Pistol Course is  completed in one day, including both classroom instruction and range time.

  • Location: We offer this course in Wilmington, NC, and service New Hanover County, Brunswick County, Pender County, and Onslow County.

  • Certificate of Completion: Upon successfully completing the course, participants will be awarded a Fully Loaded Defense Certificate of Completion. This certificate serves as recognition of your commitment to responsible firearm ownership and proficiency in pistol shooting. 

Pistol 1: Building a Solid Foundation in Shooting 
Begin Your Shooting Journey with Confidence 

Pistol 1 is tailored for newer shooters or those seeking to reinforce their foundation in the fundamentals of shooting. This course is your first step toward mastering the essential skills of handling and operating a handgun with confidence and safety. 

Course Highlights
  • Proper Grip Techniques: Learn the correct way to hold your pistol for maximum stability and control. 

  • Loading and Unloading: Become proficient in safely loading and unloading your firearm, ensuring you're prepared for any situation. 

  • Handling and Aiming: Develop the skills to handle your pistol with ease and aim with precision for accurate shot placement. 

  • Firearm Maintenance: Understand the importance of regular cleaning and maintenance to keep your handgun in optimal condition. 

  • Shooting Fundamentals: Practice the basics of shooting, including stance, sight alignment, and trigger control, to build a strong shooting foundation. 

Course Details
  • Duration: 5 hours of focused training designed to instill confidence and competence in new shooters. 

  • Cost: Invest in your shooting education for $175.00. 

  • Ammunition Required: A minimum of 350 rounds is required to ensure ample practice and skill development. 

Why Choose Pistol 1?
  • Beginner-Friendly: Ideal for individuals new to shooting or looking to solidify their basic skills. 

  • Expert Guidance: Receive personalized instruction from experienced trainers dedicated to your growth and safety. 

  • Foundation for Progress: Establish a solid base upon which to build more advanced shooting skills in the future. 

Embark on Your Shooting Journey with Pistol 1 

Join Pistol 1 to lay the groundwork for a lifetime of safe and enjoyable shooting. Gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to handle your firearm responsibly and effectively. ​

Pistol 2: Advancing Your Shooting Proficiency 
Take Your Shooting Skills Beyond the Basics 

Pistol 2 is designed for shooters who are ready to elevate their skills from the foundational level to more advanced techniques. This course challenges you to refine your abilities and introduces new concepts to enhance your shooting proficiency. 

Course Highlights
  • Speed Reload: Master the art of reloading your firearm quickly to minimize downtime during shooting. 

  • Tactical Reload: Learn the tactical reload technique to maintain a constant state of readiness. 

  • Drawing from Concealment: Practice drawing your firearm from a concealed position with speed and safety. 

  • Close Quarter Shooting: Develop the skills necessary to effectively shoot in close-quarter situations. 

  • Versatile Shooting Stances: Adapt your shooting stance to various scenarios for optimal performance. 

  • Moving and Shooting: Combine movement with shooting to navigate real-life scenarios effectively. 

  • Adrenaline and Stress Management: Train to maintain control and precision under stress and adrenaline. 

  • One-Handed Shooting: Enhance your ability to shoot proficiently with one hand, preparing you for any situation. 

  • Home Defense Tactics: Experience range setups that mirror your home or living quarters to understand the proper tactics to defend your space. 

Course Details
  • Duration: 5 hours of intensive training to push your shooting abilities to new heights. 

  • Cost: Advance your skills for $175.00. 

  • Ammunition Required: A minimum of 350 rounds is required to fully engage in the course exercises. 

Why Choose Pistol 2? 
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Perfect for shooters who have mastered the basics and are ready to tackle more advanced techniques. 

  • Comprehensive Skill Development: Cover a wide range of skills that are essential for dynamic and effective shooting. 

  • Expert Instruction: Benefit from the guidance of experienced instructors who specialize in advanced shooting training. 

Elevate Your Shooting with Pistol 2 

Ready to advance your shooting skills and become a more proficient shooter? Join Pistol 2 and embrace the challenges that will transform you into a more capable and confident shooter. 

Enroll in Our Pistol Course Today

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