Pistol 1

Pistol 1

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EDGE-TS-PIS1
Pistol 1 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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Overview

The Pistol Pipeline in our Total Shooter program is 1-3 days in length and can be taken all at once or split into individual classes taken over time depending on a student's preferences or schedule. Pistol 1 is the first day of our program and addresses the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship and weapon handling in a challenging and fun environment for everyone. Pistol 1 sets a strong base for a student's continued shooting career outside class, and for the more advanced weapon manipulations, drills, and skills taught in Pistol 2 and Pistol 3. Pistol 1 with Vortex Edge is more advanced than others involving only a static firing line. We incorporate a relatively significant amount of dynamic moving and shooting. Our core classes are progressive, so if you complete fewer than the full three days, you can always come back later and pick up where you left off to finish your experience and training.


Topics Covered:

  • Fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Diagnosing and Correcting Shooter Errors
  • Draws With Emphasis on Economy of Motion
  • Multiple Shots and Recoil Management
  • Shot Cadence and Learning to Shoot Accurately at Speed
  • Moving Then Shooting

What to Know Before You Get Here:

  • This class takes place on one of our indoor tactical shooting ranges in our state-of-the-art shooting facility in Barneveld, WI.
  • Lunch will be provided from a local restaurant.

We request that all students do an honest self-evaluation of experience and skill level. Brand new shooters or those unsure of their abilities will feel overwhelmed jumping into a class like Pistol 1, which we have seen lead to safety issues and overall, a lack of having fun. If that's you, we would love to see you in one of our half-day "Intro to Pistol" courses! Taking one of these classes will set the stage perfectly to come into Pistol 1 and beyond.

Required Equipment:
  • Semi-Automatic Pistol
  • 3 Magazines
  • Holster
  • Magazine Pouch/Holder (At least one)
  • Appropriate Range Attire (Pants, Close-Toed Shoes, Shooting Belt)
  • Appropriate Ear and Eye Protection
  • 300 Rounds of Pistol Ammo
  • No Steel Core or Armor-Piercing Rounds Allowed
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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from First ever Pistol class, such a great experience! I had very limited experience shooting pistols, beyond just shooting for fun with some friends at the range. These guys taught me so much and really jump started my shooting. I was all jacked up with no fundamentals and they got me squared away so fast. The instructors are knowledgeable, professional, and really fun to work with. I have already signed up for me next class and have recruited others to join me. Overall great experience at a top notch facility, with top notch people. Thanks Vortex Edge.
Date published: 2022-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth ever penny and then some. As a new USPSA shooter I am looking to get better, and this class did that is spades. For me scoring Alphas in computation was not hard, doing it fast on the other hand was not so easy. This class increased my draw time to fist shot from 1.8 seconds to 1.13 and that was with a barrow gun and holster for that portion of the class. I have no doubt I would have been sub 1 second with my normal set up. I have never shot as fast as I was shooting by lunch time and got ever faster after. All that is great but the best thing I got from the class was how to take what they gave me and use it on my own to get even better! This is a great class for newer and experienced shooters. Instructors are great to work with if you are willing to learn they have much to share! I would take this class again without question. I am looking forward to Pistol 2.
Date published: 2022-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Excellent Started shooting about a year ago. Mostly self-taught but you can only learn so much from Youtube and podcasts. The instructors almost immediately identified a problem with my grip and corrected it. What a huge difference it has made. Instructors were friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable, and personable. The class was very well organized, focused and moved at a good pace. Time very well spent. Can't wait to take Pistol 2.
Date published: 2022-02-03
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