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We will be selling 9mm and .40 cal ammo at this class.
This is a discussion on Basic Pistol (Handgun) Course in Virginia 4/11/09 within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; BASIC PISTOL (Handgun) COURSE April 11,2009 Prerequisite: None Class Size: 15 Students Max Instructors: Tom Perroni & CCJA Staff Instructors This course is designed to ...
BASIC PISTOL (Handgun) COURSE
Class Size: 15 Students Max
Instructors: Tom Perroni & CCJA Staff Instructors
This course is designed to develop safe firearm handling skills. The student will learn the basic fundamentals of shooting and how to safely draw their weapon out of the holster. The student will also develop a solid foundation of shooting skills. The student will quickly gain experience, confidence and increase their skill level with their handgun. The following topics will be discussed during the course:
• Safety (4 Rules)
• Draw (5 Steps)
• Fundamentals of shooting (Grip, Stance, Sight’s, Trigger Control)
• Malfunctions (Tap, Rack, Fight)
• (1) handed shooting & relaoding
• CQB / close in fighting with a handgun
• Low Light Shooting
• "FATS" Shoot / No Shoot simulation
• Virginia Concealed Handgun & Firearms Law
• Golden Rules of Deadly Force in Self Defense (Ability, Opportunity, Jeopardy and Preclusion.)
Ammunition Requirements: 300 rounds (minimum) of ammunition.
we will not be selling ammunition at this course.
Gear List: Pistol, hip holster, three magazines, magazine holders, sturdy belt, wraparound eye protection, ear protection, Baseball type cap and a flashlight. (Surefire Type)
we welcome revolvers in class with (2) speed loaders at a minimum.
$150.00 tuition fee, which includes 8- 10 hours instruction, and a certificate of completion. And the CCJA Basic Pistol Course Book.
Qualification: The qualification for this course will be the DCJS course of fire shot on B27 or FBI Q targets at 3,7,15 yards 60 rounds fired max score of 300 a score of 255 is passing.
The Classroom portion of the class will be held @ 1380 Central Park Blvd Suite 208 Fredericksburg, Va. 22401. 9:00am The Range portion will be held at The CCJA Range in Stafford. For more information or to register for this course contact Tom Perroni:
firstname.lastname@example.org (540) 322-3000 or (540) 846-7088
5 slots left !....
We will be selling 9mm and .40 cal ammo at this class.
I wish it was closer. Are you going to have a class in Tidewater at anytime in the future?
Would you like to host a class and get FREE training?
All we need is a range and (5) paying students at a minimum.
A classroom would be nice but is not 100% necessary.
Shoot me a PM.
or (540) 322-3000 or www.ccjatraining.com
I'm in. Sent you an email regarding payment.
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I attended the course yesterday and I'd like to take the opportunity to write about my experience.
Let me start out by saying that you simply aren't going to get more for your money - anywhere, period.
A note on Tom Perroni: For those that have only read about him and have never trained with him, take the time and register for one of his courses. Tom is a consummate professional. From his impressive resume of qualifications and experience to his demeanor and patience, Tom delivers top-quality instruction at a price that fits most budgets. He took the time to work with each student, reinforcing the fundamentals taught during the course until every student was comfortable with performing the things we learned. For those that may have doubted his ability to do some of the things he said "worked" during instruction, he quickly showed that not only it could be done, but it could be done by us. Bottom line: Best instructor you could ever have for a weapons-related period of instruction; he comes armed with a wealth of experience and gives of himself the entire course.
This is supposed to be "Basic Pistol", right? There was nothing basic about it. For those that may feel they don't need to shell out the money for it, let me tell you something - there's no way you are going to get what we did jammed into one day for that price, no way, no how.
The "basics" taught in the classroom started with what you may expect; we covered weapons safety, range safety, weapons handling (one of the best parts and definitely among the most useful), etc. etc.
The classroom portion was comprehensive. We had a fairly mixed bag of folks from those that had qualification requirements to regular citizens like me. Everyone received the same instruction as if we all walked in the door that morning together for the first time. We started with safety and moved right into color codes of awareness.
Everything that was covered about awareness was spot on. I found myself being able to relate all that I heard and watched Tom demonstrate to real world, day-to-day life. From basic scenarios of unawareness and heightened awareness (yellow stage) all the way through the crap hitting the fan and the process we all go through to assess and react to the situation.
We went into detail about in that portion from acronyms like M.O.V.E., to colors (white, yellow, orange, red, black, and platinum), to the OODA Loop; let's just say there's more than I could cover here on how much we learned.
In the classroom, with the assistance of other instructors, we suited up with tips on the how to carry the handgun and proper placement (recommended placement; Tom wasn't trying to change what worked for anyone) of extra magazines. That was followed with how to draw and be ready... one of my favorite parts of this course.
We drilled on going from the holster to full extension aimed down range, over and over again with changes to take you from holster to different stages of the draw to keep you on your toes. The other instructors provided lots, and I mean lots, of one-on-one spot corrections and reinforcement of the fundamentals we were taught. By the time we were finished with the drills we were drawing fast and had stability in aiming with good weapon control.
Tom taught us how to properly aim and we went into trigger control. Of course everyone that reads this will agree that you can teach an entire course on trigger control. From Tom putting a marker line on our fingers to the personal attention at the range reinforcing what we learned, I can say that not only is he right but those that listened realized they could hit steel with their non-dominant hand from behind cover (like me - thanks Tom). I think citizens, operators, and law enforcement officers alike can benefit from this portion alone.
On the range:
Here's where the fun begins. Tom is stickler on safety and doesn't tolerate safety violators. If you take this course, pay attention, pay attention, pay attention. Listen. Enough said.
We went through a number of courses of fire. We started with close range "dot focus" that demonstrated our ability to put a hole through paper as advertised, so to speak, earlier in the classroom. That was followed by a number of drills that took us through everything from single hand stability canting a weapon with each hand (it works), to shooting from the ground and fighting our way to our feet again.
The entire time we are given lots of verbal instruction on how and why what we're being taught to do works and if anyone doubted, Tom quickly put rounds on target with blinding speed and accuracy. We continued drills and incorporated them into whatever we did further strengthening what we learned throughout the day.
The day... it was all day. This is no 4-hour course where you sit around a projector snacking and drinking coffee followed by a 100-round course of fire. This was all day long. After we covered the course of instruction Tom gave us a chance to offer up what we would like to work on further. That's where it got really fun and I realize I have some practicing to do... never realized how challenging it would be to put the gun in my left hand and establish proper grip with both hands; I can only equate it to trying to swing a bat left-handed, but like I said earlier - I was able to hit the target from behind cover following Tom's instruction.
We did everything you could possibly imagine and I could go on as long as we spent out there writing about it. There were "other" things we did too, but don't want to spoil anything for you if this is on your list of classes to take with Tom; you'll have to go out there and see for yourself.
So like I said earlier, there was nothing "basic" about the "Basic Pistol (Handgun) Course". It was anything but that and I can say everyone in the class agreed, both veteran shooters and newbies alike.
This is probably the most complete and comprehensive package you can get, let alone for what the course costs. Highly recommended, even if you don't consider yourself "basic" material.
Tom, well done! It was great training with you; looking forward to the next course.
Last edited by CCWCitizen; April 12th, 2009 at 10:32 AM.
CCWCitizen, good AAR! Keep us all posted on how you're using what you've learned.
Good to hear that you enjoyed the class. I have to back you up by saying that Tom is the consummate professional. It would be great if every instructor had his ablilities, but unfortunately, it is quite rare to find an opportunity to learn that matches what Tom can offer.
Anyone who is considering taking any sort of formal training would do well to seek out Mr. Perroni and the Commonwealth Criminal Justice Academy curriculum. The offerings at the school are expansive and thorough, and I don't know a single person that has left his classes feeling like they missed something. It is incredible that the tuition rates are so low! "Money well spent" roars the crowd!!
Keep up the great work, Tom!!
A man in the hands of his enemies is flesh, and shudderingly vulnerable. - author unknown
Thanks for the feedback. I'm a firm believer in practice, so practice I will and taking more training with Tom is on my list of must-do's.