Level I Essential Pistol 

 

Level I Essential Pistol is Blackstars foundational pistol class. Instructors will discuss equipment styles and their use. The student will also be shown fundamental weapon manipulations under controlled and rapid fire. One of the most overlooked training regimens is malfunctions clearing. The ability of our students to clear a weapon malfunction under pressure, places them well above the skills of the vast majority of other shooters.

 

This course is also intended to introduce the shooter to the concepts of situational awareness and a fighting mindset. 

 

Prerequisite‐‐‐‐​None

 

Class cost is​ $180 plus a $20 range fee. Cash or check? Contact Us

ESSENTIAL COURSES

 

Topics

 

▪ Mindset/awareness

▪ Equipment selection

▪Essential Fundamentals of handgun         shooting

▪Administrative, tactical and combat loading techniques

▪ Malfunction clearing

Required Equipment

 

▪ Centerfire pistol or revolver

▪ Good quality holster

▪ Minimum of 3 magazines or speed loaders

▪ Double magazine carrier

▪ 500 rounds of ammunition

▪ Hearing and eye protection

 

Recommended Equipment

 

 

▪ Appropriate clothing for conditions

▪ Fluids and food to sustain you for an 8

hour class

▪ Insect repellant

▪ Sunscreen

Level 1 Essential Carbine 

 

Blackstar’s Essential Carbine introduces the shooter to the proper techniques needed to load, sight and operate the magazine‐fed tactical carbine.

 

Prerequisite‐‐​BTS Level 1 Pistol or Equivalent

 

Class cost is​ $180 plus a $20 range fee. Cash or check? Contact Us

Topics

 

▪ Gear selection/maintenance

▪ Proper stance / positions

▪ Weapon sight‐in with metallic and optical

sights

▪ Proper use of holdover

▪ Loading/reloading techniques

▪ Malfunction drills

Required Equipment

 

▪ Carbine (AR15, AK47/74 or pistol‐caliber  carbine)

▪ Centerfire pistol or revolver

▪ 500 rounds of carbine ammunition

▪ 100 rounds of handgun ammunition

▪ Minimum 3 magazines each for carbine and pistol or speed loaders for revolver

▪ Good quality handgun holster

▪ Magazine pouches for carbine and pistol magazines

▪ Carbine sling

▪ Hearing and eye protection

 

Recommended Equipment

 

▪ Appropriate clothing for conditions

▪ Fluids and food to sustain you for an 8

hour class

▪ Insect repellant

▪ Sunscreen

▪ Knee pads

 

ADVANCED COURSES

Advanced Pistol 
 

This course begins by reinforcing the fundamentals covered in our Essential Pistol course. From there the shooter will be introduced to more advanced and demanding weapons manipulations as well as movement and ground fighting skills. This is a very physical course, so please be prepared for lots of movement throughout the entire day.

 

Prerequisite‐‐​BTS Level 1 Pistol or Equivalent

 

Class cost is ​$180 plus a $20 range fee. Cash or check? Contact Us

Topics

 

▪ Strong hand only/ support hand only weapon manipulations

▪ Attacking multiple targets

▪ Moving to/use of cover

▪ Positions

▪ Ground fighting skills

▪ Situational awareness

Required Equipment

 

▪ Centerfire pistol or revolver

▪ Good quality holster

▪ Minimum of 3 magazines or speed loaders

▪ Double magazine carrier

▪ 600 rounds of ammunition

▪ Hearing and eye protection

 

Recommended Equipment

 

▪Appropriate clothing for conditions

▪ Fluids and food to sustain you for an 8-hour class

▪ Insect repellant

▪ Sunscreen

 

SPECIALTY COURSES

Tactical Shotgun
 

The modern shotgun is arguably one of the most powerful and effective shoulder‐fired weapons available to the general public. However, one of it’s drawbacks is a limited magazine capacity and difficulty in reloading. This course will familiarize the shooter with the operations of their weapon to allow for it’s most effective use as a defensive tool.

 

Prerequisite​‐‐BTS Level 1 Pistol or equivalent

 

Class cost is​ $180 plus a $20 range fee. Cash or check? Contact Us

Topics

 

▪ Weapon function, semi‐auto vs pump

▪ Effects of and effective ranges of different loads

▪ Administrative, tactical and emergency loading

▪ Round‐specific select drills

▪ Recoil management

▪ Use of slings

Required Equipment

 

▪ Pump or semi‐auto shotgun

▪ 300 rounds target loads

▪ 30 rounds buckshot

▪ 20 rounds slug

▪ Cargo pockets, pouch or belt carrier for shotshells

▪ Centerfire pistol or revolver

▪ Appropriate holster and magazine pouch

▪ 100 rounds pistol ammunition

▪ Minimum 3 pistol magazines or speedloaders

▪ Hearing and eye protection

 

Recommended Equipment

 

▪ Appropriate clothing for conditions

▪ Fluids and food to sustain you for an 8-hour class

▪ Insect repellant

▪ Sunscreen

▪ Knee pads

Low Light / No Light 

 

The FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics report that approximately 80% of all shootings occur in low‐light environments. Yet most of us have never fired our weapon in the dark. This class will explore the truths and myths of low‐light gunfighting.

 

Prerequisite -- BTS Level 2 Pistol or equivalent

 

Class cost is​ $180 plus a $20 range fee. Cash or check? Contact Us

Topics

▪ Low‐light equipment selection

▪ Levels of illumination

▪ Hand‐held vs weapon‐mounted pistol techniques

▪ Low‐light malfunction clearing

Required Equipment

 

▪ Centerfire pistol or revolver

▪ Good quality holster

▪ Minimum of 3 magazines or speed loaders

▪ Double magazine carrier

▪ 400 rounds of ammunition

▪ Hand‐held or weapon‐mounted light w/spare batteries

▪ Hearing and eye protection

 

Recommended Equipment

 

▪ Appropriate clothing for conditions

▪ Fluids and food to sustain you for an 8-hour class

▪ Insect repellant

▪ Knee pads

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