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Citizens Defense Research/John Johnston - Technical Handgun: Tests and Standards

Race Street Range proudly debuted this class last year, and is excited to bring it back to the Philadelphia region for one of our few live fire classes in 2019.

This class is a fast-paced, intermediate/advanced level 10-hour class where we will dive into the weeds on technical shooting standards, and the fundamental skills it takes to be successful performing them. The day’s curriculum is heavily student driven, and will vary slightly from class to class. A heavy emphasis will be placed on pushing people to new levels of automaticity. Multiple tests and assessments will be shot, cold, for recorded score, and the class's top shot will receive a “Major Award”.

Shooters will be expected to already be proficient with their chosen handgun and carry method at the beginning of class. This class IS NOT SUITABLE as an introduction to formal handgun training. If you have never attended a handgun shooting class, please DO NOT sign up.

Topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Increasing presentation speed

  • Decreasing reaction time to visual stimuli

  • Maintaining accuracy, at speed

  • Recoil management

  • External pressure disassociation (Performance Jitters)

  • And More!


  • Quality handgun

  • The ability to bring 60 rounds to the line loaded in either magazines or speed loaders

  • Quality belt-mounted, open-mouth holster specifically for that firearm (no SERPA)

  • At minimum two (preferably three) magazine pouches

  • Eye and ACTIVE ear protection

  • 500-700 rounds of ammunition

  • Rain gear

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