This intensive course of instruction class builds upon and refines the skill sets previously established in the Beginning Pistol course while introducing shooters to new drills, cutting edge concepts, and core shooting principles.

8-hour course


300 rounds

This course of instruction is designed to take the shooters skills to the next level. Students will discuss and learn the advanced skills in shooting from a holster, training on malfunctions and how to clear them, learn different reloading techniques, discuss different sight picture options and how they relate to speed and distance, learn one handed shooting techniques and obtain comprehensive training in advanced handgun marksmanship.


This course is Level III in the SGC handgun training series. We strongly recommend Beginning Pistol (or equivalent) before attending this course. Students MUST know and be able to demonstrate how to safely load, fire, and unload a handgun as well as have demonstrated competence in working from a holster and performing reloads.

Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for this course may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.

Couse Outline:

Presentations and recovery from the holster
Sight picture and its relationship to size and distance
Trigger control
Shot delivery
Refining shooting fundamentals
Reloading techniques
Malfunction clearance procedures
Single hand techniques
Moving then shooting
Target to target transition drills

Required Equipment:

Quality functional semi-automatic pistol – Full size and compact pistols only.
(No micro pistols or pocket pistols to include: P238, P938, P365, M&P Shield, Glock 43, etc.)
3 magazines minimum
Optional, loading devices such as an UpLula
Dominant side, hip-mounted holster or dominant side, belt-mounted holster
Magazine pouch(es)
Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
Clothing suitable for training including long-pants and must have belt loops
Protective eyewear
Active noise reduction hearing protection preferred


Estimated round count: 300 rounds pistol
Steel jacket or reloaded ammo is not allowed
Ammunition is available for purchase from Sacramento Gun Club


Fee: $200

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