Concealed Pistol Applications

Concealed Pistol Applications

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This two-day live-fire course covers the application of pistol skill from concealment in an armed confrontation. The focus will be on employing your concealed firearm and applying your shooting under stress and in conflict. Your skill at shooting drives your tactics, but there is more to fighting with a firearm than pure shooting skill. Our goal is for every student to leave this course with a deeper understanding of how to apply their hard earned shooting skill from concealment in a fighting context.

Ammo available if purchased 2 weeks or more prior to class date.

Topics Covered:

  • Application of skill vs development of skill
  • Practical application of marksmanship
  • Psychology of gunfighting
  • Employing your firearm from concealment
  • Use of movement
  • Use of cover
  • Consistent application of shooting skill under stress
  • Live fire scenarios 

Course Prerequisites 

Good health and a fitness level sufficient for strenuous physical activity. All our classes incorporate vigorous athletic movement. 

All our classes require safe weapons handling at an unconsciously competent level of skill. This includes drawing from a holster, reholstering, reloads, and weapons safety during dynamic movement and under physical and mental stress. Flagrant or negligent unsafe actions will result in removal from a class without refund.

This class, and all of our open enrollment tactics classes require at least one of the following prerequisites: 

  • Completion of our Pistol, Carbine, or Pistol/Carbine Skill Development courses, or an equivalent course from a reputable instructor.
  • A minimum C classification in USPSA or Expert in IDPA
  • Completion of a certified Law Enforcement training academy or military special operations pipeline

Equipment Requirements

Serviceable pistol of 9mm or larger caliber, minimum 3 magazines (6 for single stack guns), belt, holster and at a minimum two mag pouches capable of retaining weapon and magazines during strenuous movement. AIWB, IWB, and OWB holsters acceptable. We encourage students to use what they carry with.  Minimum 1,000 rounds of ammunition, although more is recommended. Eye/ear protection for range. No Serpa holsters or soft nylon/leather holsters permitted in class.

1 Review

  • 5
    Pistol Skill Development Class

    Posted by John B. on 21st Dec 2021

    The adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” is apropos for my second shot (pun intended) at the 3.45 Drill on Day 2 of the Greybeard Actual Pistol Skill Development class. Had I captured an image of my first attempt at the test on Day 1, the delta between the two end results could stand alone as a testament to how transformative this 2-day class was for my pistol manipulation skills. And while my par times were not even flirting with the 3.45 standard, my heightened sense of calm and awareness led to improved accuracy and increased confidence. NOTE: I cannot add images to this review, but suffice it to say, even Matt had a smile on his face after I completed the drill the second time around.

    Matt’s ability to hone in on his students’ learning style in such short order is what separates him from other firearm instructors who I have trained with. He delivered a specific set of coaching queues to me in various ways, which led to my aha moment of how tension is inhibiting my progression.

    I’m fortunate to shoot local matches with Matt and Angela, and look forward to continuing my journey in their powerful presence.