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Intermediate Pistol




8 hours

About the Course

Take your performance to the next level with our 8-hour Intermediate Pistol. Our goal is to train CCW holders to defend themselves at gunfight speeds. Learn how to draw quickly from concealment and make fast hits. You will learn how to address multiple targets while you are on the move.  Get ready for a lot of shooting!

Topics to be covered:​

  • Mechanics of the draw

  • Decreasing split times

  • Target transitions

  • Shooting while moving

Required equipment:

  • Handgun with quality holster (OWB or IWB)

  • 2+ magazines

  • 400 rounds of ammunition

  • Eye and ear protection


Prerequisite:  Basic Pistol or equivalent class/experience


Class will satisfy the second 8-hours of the 16-hour Initial Permit training requirements. Call ahead to determine if you are eligible to take this course instead of Basic Pistol.

Your Instructor

Dan Butler and Barry Grove

Dan Butler and Barry Grove

Dan retired from the FBI after 24 years of service. He is skilled in crisis management, criminal investigation, intelligence, and law enforcement training. His assignments included SWAT Senior Team Leader (tactical commander), Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator, Chairman of the Bay Area Terrorism Working Group (BATWinG) and Supervisory Special Agent. Over the last 20 years, he has provided tactical/firearms instruction to hundreds of local, federal, and foreign law enforcement officers. He is certified as a firearms instructor by multiple agencies including the California Department of Justice. Dan has a Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California and is a nationally-registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

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