GORUCK Level 1 – Basic Pistol
GORUCK Level 1 – Basic Pistol
Basic Pistol is a new offering in the GORUCK Tactical series, this is a course for brand new shooters who want to learn basic firearms safety and the fundamentals of marksmanship. Our Cadre will begin by teaching all the basics of safely operating a semi-automatic pistol; parts of the weapon, rendering safe and clear, function checking, disassembly – stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger squeeze – and physically demonstrate each course of fire prior to each drill. All of the firing drills are designed to make you accurate from both gun in hand and drawing from a holster. You will fire at various distances, positions, clear stoppages and practice magazine changes. You will learn basic strategies that will better equip you to react to use of force situations.
Participants who complete this course with Cadre Machine will be eligible for a non-resident concealed weapons permit. These permits are valid for a term of 7 years in 36 states.
Due to the space and safety requirements needed to conduct these events, the ranges may be up to a two hour drive from the city listed. Please keep this in mind when making lodging arrangements.
The duration of this course runs 8-10 hours.
All GORUCK Firearms Courses and Events utilize scenario based training which is incorporated into dry practice prior to any live fire. All participants will practice target identification and discrimination, movement, weapons manipulation, and other dynamic drills with the cadre and others. These drills will be facilitated with inert weapons enabling a safe and realistic training environment. Both pistols and rifles will be rendered inert with barrel/chamber blocking plugs. Further, each student must fully participate in dry practice prior to commencing live fire.
EVENT QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PATCHING
- Target: Tactical Law Enforcement Target (anatomical side).
- Fundamental evaluation to be completed on the 10-yard line for pistol and 20-yard line for rifle: min score 6 out of 9 hits on paper target.
- Load 1 magaze with 7 rounds and 1 shell casing (which will cause a malfunction). Draw and fire the 7 rounds, clear the malfunction, change magazines, discharge the final round. Must hit 6 out 9 rounds on target. When done; perform the proper clearing procedure.
- All skills used for the evaluation will be taught during the course.
WHAT TO BRING
- Full size (Glock 17 or equivalent) or compact pistol (Glock 19 or equivalent, no back up guns or revolvers)
- Eye Protection (sunglasses are acceptable)
- Electronic Hearing Protection
- Sturdy Belt (non-cloth, must be able to hold up the weight of a pistol and magazine holder)
- 3 magazines (10 round minimum)
- Magazine Holster
- Holster (duty or concealed)
- 250 Rounds
- 9mm Barrel Safety Plug
- Face Mask (Optional)
- Hand Sanitizer/Wipes – 1 bottle Purell, 1 package of baby wipes (or equivalent)
- Long Pants
- Closed-toed shoes (MACV-1 Boots recommended)
- Photo ID
- Water, food, snacks (for duration of course)
- Magazine Speed Loader
- Gun Oil
- Tac Hat
- Additional range/firearms gear (there is always a GRT in need)
- Firearms Training utilizes semi-automatic pistols, however, we offer custom classes on any and all small arms. Full-frame pistols are recommended. Sub-compact pistols are not recommended.
- SERPA-style holsters not authorized. Due to the nature of the training offered and the repetitive drawing and holstering of firearms, SERPA style holsters are not authorized for GORUCK Firearms training courses. If you do not have an alternative holster available, one may be provided with advanced notice.
- Keep firearms in vehicles. Participants may not remove firearms from their vehicles or otherwise handle firearms until instructed to do so by the Cadre.
- Shooters who display weapons proficiency will by challenged by the Cadre to increase their skill level by various methods. This will not have an impact on the overall conduct of the class.
EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY
- Refunds are permitted for this event if requested at least 30 days prior to the event date.
- For the full Event Participant Policies please view our FAQ page.