Course Outline

Practicing with handguns

When carrying a handgun, it is important to remember that no one is born with the ability to take a pistol from a holster and shoot safely at a target.

  • Learning to hit your target accurately with a handgun requires meticulous training and constant practice.
  • For example, officers in one metropolitan police department spend at least 125 hours training with guns and still don’t always hit their targets. As with these officers, the more you practice, the better you’ll shoot. However, how often you practice and how much time you spend practicing are up to you. Just don’t forget that practice is necessary!
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