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Pistol Skill-Builder Intensive Clinic #8: Drills! Drills! Drills! (CCSSEF-NH)


Ready to put your skills to the test? Following a "basics of safety' review, this 3-hour skill-builder clinic will run students through a series of law enforcement and military-level shooting qualification drills designed to assess core competencies in a variety of skills and provide opportunities both identify and remediate areas of concern.

Tuition includes instruction, all applicable range fees, and targets.

The Drills! Drills! Drills! Skill Builder Intensive Clinic is taught by certified and credentialed law-enforcement tactical firearms master instructors.



At a minimum, students must be able to demonstrate their understanding of basic firearms safety and handling concepts. Completion of a basic firearms course (NRA First Steps Pistol, NRA Basic Pistol, or another basic pistol course) is preferred but not required.

This clinic is NOT suited for the novice or beginner shooter.

The training cadre reserves the right to remove from the program any student who lacks sufficient understanding of basic safety practices or basic operational procedures using a semi-automatic pistol.



1. Semi-automatic Pistol chambered in one of the following calibers: .380acp, 9mm, 10mm, .40 S&W, .357SIG, .45acp or .45 GAP. It is HIGHLY recommended that students bring and train with the firearm that they plan to use or carry for defensive purposes. Pocket guns such as Ruger LCP, S&W Shield, Glock Model 43, or other sub-compact guns are highly discouraged.

2. Sturdy Waist Holster is required. It is recommended that students have either a belt-mounted or waistband-mounted holster, or a quality concealment-style holster (IWB or In-waistband type holster).

For safety reasons on the range, our classes will use strong-side holsters only! - (No cross draws, shoulder rigs, pocket holsters, ankle, appendix, or small of the back carry).

Students will be engaging in drills designed to test and assess tactical proficiencies and combat marksmanship, including presenting the handgun from either an external holster or concealment (IWB-type) holster. Concealment (IWB-type) holsters should have a rigid sidewall, ensuring that the holster does not collapse when the gun is removed. (A proper holster should permit safe one-handed reholstering.)

Don't have a quality holster? Give us a call. We have excellent and affordable options that are available for purchase.

3. Ammunition: 250 rounds.

Ammunition should be factory-manufactured. Reloads are strongly discouraged. Ammunition for class IS available at cost with prior notification.

4. Magazines: Students should bring a MINIMUM of three (3) magazines.

5. Magazine holder or magazine pouch. Open, friction-lock-styled single or double holders are recommended over those with velcro or snap closures.

6. Eye Protection, Ear Protection, and Baseball Style Cap: Sunglasses may be worn in conjunction with a baseball cap with the bill worn forward. Safety glasses must be of the wrap-around type or employ side panels. If wearing prescription glasses, they must be covered with safety glasses unless they meet the above requirements. Earplugs or earmuffs (preferred), and it is highly recommended that a baseball cap with a bill to deflect ejected brass be worn.

7. Appropriate Clothing: Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the classroom portion of the training. Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the range exercises consistent with prevailing weather and temperature conditions. Range exercises will be conducted in inclement weather unless a safety hazard exists. NOTE: Sandals, flip-flops, or any other form of open-toed shoes are NOT range-appropriate.

ABSOLUTELY NO: Camouflage fatigues, flak jackets, tactical vests*, bright red shirts, or bright red outerwear!

*Law enforcement officers and licensed armed private security officers are permitted to wear tactical vests if they are department/agency issued and/or approved. 

8. Knee pads are highly recommended!

9. Note-Taking Material: A pen and a pocket-sized notebook for note-taking is highly recommended.


  • Session 1: Aug 30th, 2022
    from 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Cheshire County Shooting Sports Education Foundation


19 Ferry Brook Road
Keene, NH 03431 Get directions

Room: Pistol Bay 3

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