The CORE Advanced Competitive Pistol Course is a unique and challenging course that is structured to give shooters the knowledge and skill set to progress in a competitive environment. The course will be conducted primarily in a series of USPSA & Steel Challenge style stages where students will be evaluated and coached repeatedly through each simulation.
PREREQUISITE: All students attending must have basic weapons handling skills, able to safely load and unload a weapon, and put it into operation effectively. Students who lack basic marksmanship skills are recommended to attend a CORE Intro to Pistol course. This is not an intro course; the drills conducted in this course are advanced and require a great deal of tactical competence.
Serviceable pistol of at least 9mm caliber
Minimum of 3 serviceable magazines
Minimum of 1 double magazine pouch
Eye and Ear protection
Serviceable holster (Kydex preferred, NO LEATHER HOLSTERS)
500 rounds of ammunition
Any equipment the individual cannot provide must be communicated to CORE prior to the beginning of training. CORE will fill the shortages on a case-by-case basis.
COURSE LENGTH: 1 day
COURSE HOURS: 8 Hours
Key Course Topics
- Fundamentals of marksmanship
- Immediate and remedial action pistol
- Rapid aimed fire
- Multiple target indexing
- Shooting while moving
- Shooting from compromised positions
- Shooting from retention
- Shooting strong hand only
- Transition to support side
- Skills Test