address realistic situations
There are other shooting ranges I can go to (I even pass one on my way to blackwing). But the staff there is top notch!
This is not a beginning shooting course! Students are expected to have completed CCW- level or greater training prior to taking this class. Students should be able to safely handle their firearm, load and unload it, and be able to safely draw from the holster before enrolling. If students do not have these necessary skills they will be removed from class.
This course is designed to teach students how to most effectively employ a short-barreled revolver in a defensive situation.
Students will need to provide equipment needed for this class.
- Choosing optimal revolvers and support gear
- Holsters and carry issues
- Shooting quickly and accurately with a snubby revolver
- Recoil mitigation techniques
- Reloading techniques using loose cartridges, speed loaders, and speed strips
- Close quarters shooting with the revolver
- One handed firing with both strong and support hands
- Strategic application of the snubby revolver in combat
**Class from 10am-6pm | **Students must pre-register and provide a lunch
About Greg Ellifritz
- Greg is a 20-year veteran police officer, spending 13 years as the full time tactical training officer for his central Ohio agency. In that position, he was responsible for developing and instructing all of the in service training for a 54-officer police department. Prior to his training position, he served as patrol officer, bike patrol officer, bike patrol coordinator, sniper and field training officer for his agency.
- He has been an active instructor for the Tactical Defense Institute since 2001 and a lead instructor for TDI’s ground fighting, knife fighting, active shooter, impact weapons, and extreme close quarters shooting classes.
- Greg holds instructor, master instructor, or armorer certifications in more than 75 different weapons systems, defensive tactics programs, and law enforcement specialty areas. In addition to these instructor certifications, Greg has trained with many of the leading firearms and edged weapons instructors in the country.
- Greg has been an adjunct instructor for the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Academy, teaching firearms, defensive tactics, bike patrol, knife defense and physical fitness topics. He has taught firearms and self defense classes at the national and international level through the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, The American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, Rangemaster Tactical Conference, and Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police.
- He has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management and has written for several publications and websites including: ‘The Firearms Instructor”, “Ohio Police Chief”, “Combat Handguns”, Survivalblog.com, “Concealed Carry Magazine”, Primedia’s “Personal & Home Defense Annual”, and “American Handgunner".
Pre Requisite – Concealed Carry Permit Holder
Skill Level – Intermediate
- Revolver with a barrel length of three inches or less
- Quality belt holster (inside or outside the waistband) or pocket holster. No ankle holsters, shoulder holsters, or fanny packs.
- Eye and ear protection (electronic prefered)
- 300 rounds of ammunition
- At least two speed strips
- At least two speed loaders
- Grips that will allow the use of chosen speedloader
Offered – Once Per Year
Class Size – 14
Classroom – N/A
Ammo – 300 rounds
Range – 8 hours
Cost – $250
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