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"Pocket Rockets" - EDC Small Pistol and Snub Revolver Skills
We are honored to be hosting Legendary Lawman Chuck Haggard at our Omaha, Nebraska location. Chuck is a highly respected and sought-after national-level instructor who has taught at events such as TacCon, the Active Self Protection Conference, and Revolver Round-Up being held at the historic Gunsite range.
Chuck has been active in private defensive training throughout his long career in urban law enforcement. After nearly thirty years of steady upward progression through the ranks of the Topeka Police Department, he ventured out on his own to pursue private training on a more regular basis. Chuck maintains his POST certification and stays active in the law enforcement community, but he now devotes even more time to training other police officers, military personnel, security forces, and private citizens on the art and science of personal defense.
This training will explore the carry and use of these small handguns as EDC or backup carry guns, the non-standard techniques often needed to run these small handguns efficiently and effectively, and the important differences in how they need to be run vs full-sized handguns.
Topics covered will include:
- Grip, weapon handling, marksmanship, sighting and trigger control, maximum effective range
- Malfunction clearing
- Ammunition selection, wound ballistics and Tactical Anatomy to maximize the effectiveness of these small guns. A ballistic gelatin demonstration shoot will be conducted as part of this class.
- Primary and alternate carry methods, such as inside the waistband, belly bands, appendix carry, ankle carry, pocket carry, off body carry.
- Eye and Ear Protection
- A safe (drop safe) and functional handgun (Students may bring more than one handgun and switch between them if they so choose if they want to get practice in with more than one.)
- At least 300 rounds of ammunition for centerfire handguns and 350 for rimfire handguns
- A safe method for carrying their handgun (A quality strong side or appendix carry inside the waistband holster from which the shooter can safely draw and re-holster with one hand. Ankle and pocket holsters are also appropriate. Soft clip-on or nylon-type holsters or holsters that collapse and disallow re-holstering with one hand are unsuitable and unsafe for this type of training. Please do not use a Serpa holster unless you are required by agency policy to carry.)
Chuck is often asked, “What do you mean by small handguns?”. Well, this depends on the hand size of the shooter. “Small handguns” are those that are enough smaller than service-sized guns that alternative techniques need to be used to run them effectively. The list includes but is not limited to guns such as Glock 26, 42, and 43, Sig 365, Ruger LCP, Ruger LCR, and S&W 642 snub revolvers, etc. Safe and reliable rimfire handguns, such as the .22lr versions of the LCR, or S&W 43c/317/etc would also be appropriate for this class.
*This class is non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled.*