Master Hand Gun Academy

The Master Hand Gun Academy curriculum is sure to grow your training income at a rate faster than you could accomplish without such a structured training approach.  In over 40 years of training the firearm disciplines I have written, reviewed and modified hundreds of firearm classes.  These eight courses that make up the Master Handgun Academy are the most comprehensive and effective firearm classes available.

Never in my wildest imagination did I ever think I would share this body of work that has taken me an adult lifetime to perfect.  It is only after years of commercial shooting range consulting and seeing the consistent struggle of so many commercial ranges as they attempt to grow their training program, that I have decided to share my training system.  On an individual basis we have shared portions of our curriculum with clients and after seeing the success of these few ranges, I decided to put the Master Handgun Academy together.

History has proven the success of this curriculum on an individual class basis and I can only imagine what the total offering will do for your training revenue stream.  I have made every effort to maintain a level of flexibility for you to offer these programs in many ways to suit your immediate needs.  For example this program was first intended to be presented in 8 separate sessions as the MHGA series.  The intent is to offer a different class every 2 weeks for 16 weeks.  The students would pay upfront one fee at registration.  This ensures you get your money upfront providing an immediate increase to cash flow regardless if the student attends all the classes.  An additional benefit is that the start date of the MHGA can be staggered allowing multiple sales and many students participating in the same 16 week period.

This program is also written in a way that allows your instructors to offer the classes as eight independent classes or with very little modification create multiple classes out of the core material provided.  An example would be removing some of the emphasis on precision and by adding more content on firearm types.  The MHGA 100 Precision Shooting Process could be turned into a very good Basic Pistol Class suitable for beginners.

It is my sincere belief that this program will Kick Start your new training program or breathe New life into an existing perhaps less profitable one.

Be Safe…  Ed Santos
 

 

A La-Carte Courses Available

AR Armorer Course (2day)

Offer your patrons a class that is not often available through your competitors but is in hig demand by your customers. This class will set you apart from the competition and will show your customers that you offer a full selection of training courses.

This two day course will present comprehensive and detailed exposure to the AR-15/M-16 Rifle. The program will provide an in-depth understanding of all components, parts, and maintenance of the system. This is not an AR overview class. Each student will leave with a very enhanced knowledge of the AR system, assembly, tear-down, repair, diagnosis and maintenance of the AR-15/M-16 rifle. All rifles, parts, tools, and materials will be provided to the student to participate and accomplish the class objective.

In addition to providing the AR knowledge base and capturing the attention of a more diverse customer base, this class will help sell accessories and AR specific tools.

 
Basic Carbine

This 8 hour course is designed to introduce students to the Carbine Style rifle and develop safe essential rifle skills. Students learn the short and medium range applications which are encountered by Law Enforcement/Military personnel in an urban/rural environment. This course covers; carbine safety, ammunition selection, ballistics, loading, unloading and malfunctions, positions and aiming, marksmanship fundamentals, various firing, positions and uses for the rifle sling, drawing from the slung position, close quarters conflict transition drills cover and concealment.

In addition to providing the carbine operations and skill development and capturing the attention of a more diverse customer base, this class will help sell many rifle accessories such as optics and tactical gear.

 
Basic Pistol Course

Many shooting ranges and instructors believe that offering a basic pistol class is enough. This way of thinking is wrong. The basic pistol class should be considered the introduction to a comprehensive hierarchical training system. Such a program will increase your enrollment and lead to increased retail sales and allow you to maximize your margins.

The key to gaining the many benefits of a comprehensive training program is to deliver to the student an experience beyond what they expect to receive. Also, creating excitement in every student during the class must be an instructor objective. This basic Pistol Class does all of that and more.

This course is 8 hours which provides the student with the fundamentals of handgun shooting and safety. Specific areas of instruction include; Firearm Safety, Range Procedures, Shooting Terminology, Marksmanship Fundamentals, Firearm Cleaning, and Storage. Each student will leave the class shooting a one hole five shot group.

 
Concealed Carry Course

This 8-hour course provides the student with an understanding of the state CCW laws. Areas of instruction included; state Concealed Weapons Law, Federal, State, and local restrictions; Parameters of the defensive use of force to include deadly force by private citizens in self-defense; Firearm selection and maintenance; safety, proper loading, unloading and shooting techniques, and live fire for qualification.

In addition to the above topics which are often found in CCW classes, our course covers terminal ballistics and firearm selection information we feel critical to the student. No other course offered by your competition will be as comprehensive and relevant to your students. The word will spread quickly throughout your market. We have taught this class to over 25,000 students in 14 years, and we accomplished this in a demographic of less than 250,000 people.

 
Defensive Hand Gun I

An 8 hour course that provides the student with skills necessary to not only survive but control a lethal encounter. Specific areas of instruction include Firearm Safety, Tactical Range Procedures, Defensive Shooting Terminology, Visual patience and Techniques, Tactical Loading, Malfunction Manipulation, Defensive and Offensive Use Of Cover, and Shooting on the move.

In addition to teaching the students how to fight with their hand gun and capturing the attention of the more experienced student, this class will help sell many hand gun accessories and tactical gear.

 
Home Defense Shotgun

One of the largest and fastest growing areas of student interest today is home defense. The shotgun has long been considered the most practical weapon for home defense. Offering a home defense shotgun class will satisfy the increasing interest in your market.

Our 8 hr course provides the student with a basic foundation in Defensive Shotgun shooting and safety. Specific areas of instruction include; Firearm Safety, Tactical Range Procedures, Shotgun Selection, Ammo Considerations/Selection, Recoil Control, Shooting Positions, Defensive Shooting Terminology, Tactical Loading, Malfunction Manipulation, Defensive and Offensive Use Of Cover, Shooting on the move, and Shotgun Modifications.

 
Less Lethal (Kubotan/Persuader)

Many of the shooters that frequent your facility or take your classes have family or friends that do not own a firearm. These individuals and families still have a desire to elevate their safety. Offering less lethal classes is the perfect way to increase your student enrollment and increase retail sales.

Our Kubotan class is 4-hours and designed to provide the student with an understanding of one of the most street-proven and universally legal self-defense tools. This course includes Mini-baton (Kubotan) weapon history, Mini-Baton fighting safety, Use of force, Blocks, Strikes, and Escapes.

 
Less Lethal OC (Pepper Spray)

Many of the shooters that frequent your facility or take your classes have family or friends that do not own a firearm. These individuals and families still have a desire to elevate their safety. Offering less lethal classes is the perfect way to increase your student enrollment and increase retail sales.

This is a 4-hour course designed to provide the student with an understanding of OC (Pepper Spray) deployment techniques and criteria for use. Elements of this training included pepper spray history, chemicals in use today, reactions to OC, Stream vs. Spray vs. Fogger deployment types, Brand selection, Strength/Heat determination, and the Use of Force model. Students have an understanding of Deploying the OC Canister, Defensive and Offensive Holding, Engaging, Verbalizing and Moving with an OC unit.