Florida Handgun Courses

Introduction to Defensive Handgun 11/4, 1/29
C.O.R.E. Handgun I 11/4, 12/11, 02/20
C.O.R.E. Handgun II 11/7, 12/12, 1/22
C.O.R.E. Everyday Carry 12/18-12/19, 2/12-2/13
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Introduction to Defensive Pistol Details

Course Details:

A course designed to develop the fundamanetal principles of utilizing a handgun in real world situations. This class will provide students with a basic understanding of how to safely handle, function and shoot a handgun, with an emphasis placed on gun safety and safe handling techniques. Perfect for new or novice shooters, this is a low-stress course that instills comfort and confidence with a handgun.

Course Level:

Beginner-Intermediate

Cost:

$150 a student

Length:

7 hours

Equipment Required:

Handgun with spare magazines. Proper eye and ear protection.

Prerequisites:

Students must be 21 years or older and be able to lawfully possess a firearm.

Rentals:

– Eye and Ear Protection $5

– Firearms $25

Ammunition:

Available for purchase (Must call ahead for stock)

Attire and what to bring:

Since this is a remote location, we recommend proper field attire/tactical. Wear pants that have belt loops and a belt. No open toes shoes. Dress to be outdoors in the environment for long periods of time. Bring water/fluids for hydration, hats recommended, bug spray and sunscreen if needed.

Range courses note:

This course is being held at a remote location. Please wear appropriate clothing, hat and footwear. BRING WATER. Latrines will be provided on the range.

C.O.R.E. Handgun I Details

C.O.R.E. Handgun I introduce you to the tactical application of modern handgun defense. This ambitious course focuses on personal safety, handgun manipulation under stress, various shooting positions, and use of cover. This course is a prerequisite for all other tactical courses.

Course includes, but not limited to:

  • Identify Tactical Mindset.
  • Identify the Fundamentals of Marksmanship.
  • Identify Various Types of Firearm Malfunctions.
  • Demonstrate Proper Immediate Action Techniques.
  • Demonstrate Reloads.
  • Demonstrate Tactical Considerations for Threat Engagement.
  • Demonstrate Scanning and Assessing for Potential Threats.
  • Demonstrate Multiple Target Engagement.
  • Demonstrate Shooting Positions.
  • Identify Cover vs. Concealment.
  • Demonstrate the Tactical Use of Hard Cover.

COURSE LEVEL: Novice to Intermediate

COST: $250
(15% discount to active duty / veteran Law Enforcement, Military, and current NRA Members).

LENGTH: 6-hours

TIME: 0900-1600 (lunch break at 1200)

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

  • Handgun with a minimum of 3x magazines
  • Pistol sights (iron, tritium or optical) optics MUST be zeroed prior to attending course.
  • Belt type Holster and pistol Magazine Pouches (no cross-draw or small of the back)
  • Belt (must be able to support handgun, holster and equipment)
  • Dump Pouch
  • Eye Protection (both shaded and clear)
  • Ear Protection (electronic type recommended)
  • Range Attire; comfortable and durable
  • Footwear; durable with lateral support (no open toe or sandals)
  • Ball cap
  • Knee and Elbow Pads (optional)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Small First Aid or Blow Out Kit
  • Weapon Cleaning Kit
  • Hand Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellant
  • Note Taking Material
  • Permanent Black Marker (Sharpie)
  • Camera
  • Water / Snacks / Electrolytes (we’ll take an hour lunch break at noon)
  • Outdoor Folding Chair (optional)

AMMUNITION:

  • Pistol: 200-rounds Ball (minimum), no Hollow Points

PREREQUISITE: Basic Handgun / CCW or equivalent

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 20

C.O.R.E. Handgun II Details

Begin with a review of C.O.R.E. Handgun I techniques. This course will add dimension to your marksmanship repertoire and will further your tactical knowledge with the employment of various shooting platforms and dynamic movement techniques. Mental conditioning is also stressed. A realistic scenario will conclude this period of instruction and will incorporate all skills taught in Handgun I.

Course includes, but not limited to:

  • Shooting intensive course
  • Understand the fundamentals of Mental Conditioning / Survival Mindset
  • Demonstrate Directional Pivots
  • Demonstrate Fighting While Wounded
  • Demonstrate Dynamic Movement
  • Demonstrate Two Person Team Tactical Movement
  • Demonstrate Fighting from a Vehicle
  • Force on Force

COURSE LEVEL: Intermediate

COST: $300
(15% discount to active duty / veteran Law Enforcement, Military, and current NRA Members).

LENGTH: 6-hours

TIME: 0900-1600 (lunch break at 1200)

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

  • Handgun with a minimum of 3x magazines
  • Pistol sights (iron, tritium or optical) optics MUST be zeroed prior to attending course.
  • Belt type Holster and pistol Magazine Pouches (no cross-draw or small of the back)
  • Belt (must be able to support handgun, holster and equipment)
  • Dump Pouch
  • Eye Protection (both shaded and clear)
  • Ear Protection (electronic type recommended)
  • Range Attire; comfortable and durable
  • Footwear; durable with lateral support (no open toe or sandals)
  • Ball cap
  • Knee and Elbow Pads (optional)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Small First Aid or Blow Out Kit
  • Weapon Cleaning Kit
  • Hand Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellant
  • Note Taking Material
  • Permanent Black Marker (Sharpie)
  • Camera
  • Water / Snacks / Electrolytes (we’ll take an hour lunch break at noon)
  • Outdoor Folding Chair (optional)

AMMUNITION:

  • Pistol: 200-rounds Ball (minimum), no Hollow Points

PREREQUISITE: C.O.R.E. Handgun I

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 20

C.O.R.E. Everyday Carry

When a violent encounter happens, it will be fast, and it will be unexpected!! Are you prepared? Do you have the tactical mindset to not only survive but to overcome? Will you act decisively in the face of danger? Will you overcome your fears and have the ability to defend yourself or others? If you don’t know or are not confident in your response, come train with us! Let us prepare you not only with the physical skills but with the mental conditioning as well.

Gladius’ EDC course will consist of hands-on training in a fluid and dynamic atmosphere where our instructors will challenge your abilities in shooting on the move, gaining space, using cover correctly and more. Students will learn empty handed techniques and techniques with an edged weapon in order to retain their firearm from different positions. Students will have the opportunity to assess their skills against fellow students in drills and in force-on-force scenarios.

This is a two-day course and is only for intermediate and above shooters. There will be a practical battery test before the start of day one where students must demonstrate that they can safely manipulate their firearm, students must be able to: load and unload a firearm and lock the slide to the rear.

Course includes but not limited to:

COURSE LEVEL: Intermediate and Above

COST: $250
(15% discount to active duty / veteran Law Enforcement, Military, and current NRA Members).

LENGTH: 2-Days

TIME: 9:00am

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

  • Personal Firearm.
  • IWB/OWB Holster- No Cross Draw/ or Shoulder Rigs.
  • Magazine Carrier.
  • 2-3 Magazines.
  • Cover Garment, Open or Pull Over.

AMMUNITION:

  • Min 300 Rounds of Ammunition.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS:

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