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Starting Tuesday, May 12th, Vance Outdoors will be allowing limited walk-in traffic at all 3 of our locations. We will still be using our reservation system for firearm pick ups and also allocating sales staff to help with walk-in firearm purchases. Our Columbus location will still be reservations only for firearm purchases.

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Weaponcraft Wednesday: Pistol Series

Weaponcraft Wednesday: Pistol Series

  • Price: $25.00

For the May/June/July 2020 Weaponcraft Wednesday Series, we will be holding classes on Wednesday & Thursday. Wednesday classes begin on 5-27-20, and Thursday classes begin on 5-28-20. The cap for each session is 6 participants.

The Weapon Craft Wednesday Pistol Series at Vance Outdoors is designed to help an individual improve and maintain good pistol skills by breaking down the fundamentals into bite size sessions over the course of several weeks rather than in one class. Each session will cover one aspect of the fundamentals of pistol shooting and each class will build upon the one before it. Which gives shooters more repetitions and practice on each part before moving on to the next skill. While it is not a requirement to take all sessions consecutively, it is highly recommended to take the series in sequence, especially if you plan on taking any class in the Defensive Handgun series.

The price for each session is $25. Students will need a reliable pistol, strong side holster, spare magazines (we recommend at least 3), magazine carrier, sturdy belt, eye and ear protection, and 150 rounds of ammunition per session.

Course Outline

Week One (May 27th & May 28th): Draw and Presentation
How to get the pistol out and on target efficiently and consistently as well as returning it to the holster safely.

Week Two (June 3rd & June 4th): Reloads
One magazine may not be enough to stop a threat, so this session will focus on performing smooth and efficient reloads.

Week Three (June 10th & June llth): Malfunctions
How to handle a situation when the gun goes “click” instead of “bang” and get it right back into the fight.

Week Four (June 17th & June 18th): Single Hand
This session will introduce the techniques to shoot using one hand, whether that is because you are using the other to call 911, or getting your family to safety.

Week Five (June 24th & June 25th): Multiple Targets
Statistics say that most encounters involve more than one aggressor. This session is to develop and practice techniques to identify and engage multiple threats.

Week Six (July 1st & July 2nd): Movement
This session introduces movement and how to react when a threat comes from the side or from behind. It will give you techniques for “getting off the X” and how to stay on target while moving.

Week Seven (July 8th & July 9th): Drills
This is a night to test yourself to see how far you have come from Week One and to see some drills that will help reinforce the skills learned from all of the sessions in this series. Drills will measure your performance, by balancing speed and accuracy.

Available Dates Time  
05-27-2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sold out
05-28-2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sold out
06-03-2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sold out
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06-10-2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sign up
06-11-2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sign up
06-17-2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sign up
06-18-2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sign up
06-24-2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sign up
06-25-2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sign up
07-01-2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sign up
07-02-2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sign up
07-08-2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sold out
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