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Weaponcraft Wednesday Training Series

Weaponcraft Wednesday Training Series

Vance Outdoors Shooting Range & Training Center is proud to offer our Weaponcraft Wednesday Training Series. Each class is designed to help the individual improve and maintain their tactical pistol & rifle skills, and will build on the previous session in the series. Completing each series will help individuals become a better trained,experience and well-rounded armed civilian, better prepared to defend themselves and their loved ones.

Weaponcraft Wednesday: Pistol Series

Price: $25.00 (each session)

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: 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: Reloads
One magazine may not be enough to stop a threat, so this session will focus on performing smooth and efficient reloads.

Week Three: Malfunctions
How to handle a situation when the gun goes “click” instead of “bang” and get it right back into the fight.

Week Four: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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03-03-2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sign Up
03-10-2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sign Up
03-17-2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sign Up
03-24-2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sign Up
03-31-2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sign Up
04-07-2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sign Up
04-14-2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sign Up

Weaponcraft Wedesday: Pistol 2.0

Price: $25.00 (each session)

Prerequisite: Full Series Weapon Craft Wednesday Pistol

Weapon Craft Wednesday Pistol 2.0 Series is a continuation of the WCW Pistol series with emphasis on furthering the skills learned by the shooter. While the original series’ main focus is on building good fundamentals, Pistol 2.0 will take several fundamentals and have shooters work on them at the same time, thus building an advanced shooter.

While it is not a requirement to take all sessions consecutively, it is highly recommended to take the series in sequence.

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.

Week One: Single Hand Advanced
Single Hand in WCW Pistol introduces you to shooting with one hand, but advanced will add in how to reload and clear malfunctions using only one hand.

Week Two: Low Light
FBI statistics say that 85-90% encounters happen in no to low light conditions, let the instructors introduce you to the mechanics of working in an environment that is not conducive to seeing. A handheld light is required for this class and a weapon mounted light is optional.

Week Three: Target Identification
One of the four rules of firearm safety is to know your target and what is beyond. Target Identification will show you how to identify a threat while under stressful conditions.

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Weaponcraft Wednesday: Rifle Series

Price: $25.00 (each session)

This is a series of five classes/events designed to help the individual improve and maintain their tactical rifle skills. Each consecutive session builds on the previous in the series. Completing the series will help the individual become a better trained, experience and well-rounded armed civilian, prepared to defend themselves and their loved ones. The fee for this class will be on a per session basis, being $50 per session, per individual. Range time and targets included, ammunition must be provided by the student. Average round count per session will be 150-rounds. Each session will be limited to 16-shooters. Although not required, it is highly recommended that the individual completes each session in consecutive order. Tactical Rifles chambered in 5.56mm, .223 caliber and standard pistol calibers are required for this class.

  • Week One - Mounting and Presentation
    Smoothness and economy of motion – properly mounting your rifle and getting on target quickly and efficiently. Instructors will discuss sling use, weapons accessories and sight picture.
  • Week Two - Reloads
    Do you run the gun or does the gun run you? Can you conduct smooth and efficient reloads as if your life depends on it?
  • Week Three - Malfunctions
    Murphy tells us that “Anything that can go wrong, will.” Are you prepared to identify a weapon stoppage, fix it and get back in the fight?
  • Week Four – Movement
    Threats rarely present themselves directly from the front. Can you effectively position yourself to engage those threats? This session introduces movement and how to react when the threat comes from the side or behind you. Understand and apply the fundamentals of how accuracy changes due to distance and movement. Techniques for moving and shooting in a 360-degree environment.
  • Week Five - Drills
    This session will be all drills to reinforce the skills learned in the first five sessions. Drills that will measure your performance, balancing speed and accuracy, the ultimate gunfighter achievement.

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Weaponcraft Wednesday: Rifle 2.0

Price: $25.00 (each session)

Prerequisite: Full Series Weapon Craft Wednesday Rifle

Weapon Craft Wednesday Rifle 2.0 Series is a continuation of the WCW Rifle series with emphasis on furthering the skills learned by the shooter. While the original series’ main focus is on building good fundamentals, Rifle 2.0 will take several fundamentals and have shooters work on them at the same time, thus building an advanced shooter.

While it is not a requirement to take all sessions consecutively, it is highly recommended to take the series in sequence.

The price for each session is $25. Students will need reliable rifle platform in a caliber sufficient for personal defense, spare magazines (we recommend at least 3), magazine carrier, rifle sling, sturdy belt, eye and ear protection, and 150 rounds of ammunition per session. AR pistols are allowed in class, but must have a third point of contact, such as a blade or brace, and must conform to all current ATF regulations.

Week One: Transitions
Many shooters carry a secondary firearm (pistol) in addition to carrying their rifle. This session introduces how to transition to the pistol from the rifle and back again.

Week Two: Off hand and barricades
It is possible to be in a situation where a shooter may need to use the non-dominant side, like when working around barricades or doorways.

Week Three: Target Identification
One of the four rules of firearm safety is to know your target and what is beyond. Target Identification will show you how to identify a threat while under stressful conditions.

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  • Tuesday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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