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Tactical Sidearm Defense II





Frank Sciacca Jr.

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Ranges located throughout Florida

Fee: $175.00 - Firearm Training


Certified, Experienced and Insured for all firearm training.


Participants attending and completing 8 hours with 300 rounds discharged, receive serial numbered certificates outlining all training topics within this program.


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Personal Sidearm    Holster    Minimum Two Magazines 15 round capacity. (Three Magazines if capacity is less than 10 rounds per magazine)    Safety Glasses    Hearing Protection  • 300 Factory Rounds (No Reload Ammo)


Tactical Sidearm Defense II:


Will be available to everyone who has a current State concealed firearms license or shows proof of certification issued by the NRA on safety and sidearm shooting or Already taken the "Beginner to Tactical Engagement" program.


Tactical Sidearm Defense II primary objective is to increase knowledge and skills on safety, trigger control / reset, instinctual body alignment targeting”, and misfire reaction. The program deals with live fire of 300 rounds on the range. In this training section; the participants will practice and reinforce the following:


Safety Procedures -

“Ready Stance”, “Safety Circle”, Proficient Weapon Manipulation using Visual and Feel, Muzzle Discipline, Trigger Discipline / Control, Handgun Stoppage Immediate Action Drills , Proper Draw to the Center, Emergency Reload Procedures, Safe Load and Unload Procedures, Single Hand Unload / Load and Racking Procedure.


Introduction to Instinctual BAT (Body Alignment Targeting) -

Accurate target engagement; without using sidearm sights. (Head, Shoulders, Chest, with Chin and Heart Alignment), Double Hand Shooting, and Single Hand shooting; Shooting / Support Hand Shifting.


Additional areas of training include the following;


Close Quarter Quick Draw - Single and multiple Targets

Target Engagement –

Ø  moving off center line of fire

Ø  expanding distance from attacker

Ø  shifting side distance from attacker

Ø  “Flash Sight”, no sights, and contact aiming.


Trigger Control -

Trigger squeeze, Trigger reset, “sweet spot” or, “trigger break” conditioning, Rapid Fire utilizing proper techniques.

(2, 3 and 4 round burst)


Multiple Target Shooting  Positions -

                Walking, Standing, Kneeling, Crawling, Prone Positions include Back, Belly and Side with Reloading and Clearing Malfunctions.


Single hand shooting and Magazine Changing Ammunition Management -


There is a Drill Combo at the end where everyone completes the drill twice trying the best their first timed score.


8 Hour Completion Training Certificate Awarded with serial Numbers.


Instructors and Range Safety Officers has the right to stop anyone from proceeding with the program if they deem a person Un-Safe with their firearm.


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