Contextual Handgun: Fundamental Applied Pistol Skills


Melody Lauer

Melody Lauer

Lead Instructor

Class Description

Fundamental Applied Pistol Skills is an in-depth 8 hour class designed to help you integrate the fundamentals of marksmanship into a cohesive personal defense practice. Topics include but are not limited to: Drawing from concealment, reloading the gun under duress, strong and weak hand only shooting, the use of cover, and more! Fundamental Applied Pistol Skills culminates in individual instructor-guided scenarios. Please have a basic understanding of the safe operation of your firearm before signing up for class.

Topics Covered
  • Presenting from the holster
  • Accuracy
  • Grip
  • Sight alignment
  • Appropriate use of firearms in self defense
  • And More!

Gear List

  • Quality Handgun

  • The Ability To Bring 60 rounds to the line loaded in either magazines or speed loaders, and carried via belt mounted pouch/carrier

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

  • At Minimum THREE magazine pouches

  • Eye and ACTIVE Ear Protection

  • 250 rounds of ammunition

  • Rain Gear (weather depending)

  • Camp chair (optional)

  • Shade (if desired)

  • Snacks/hydration

If I believed in mandating things, I’d mandate FAPS for every new shooter, TAP/G for everyone considering the armed lifestyle, and MAPPS would be on every high-school curriculum.

Mirko Muggli

Cancelation Policy

The only way we can know that a class is full is when the specified number of students have registered and paid their tuition fees. Once a class is full, we have to turn away others who would like to attend. If you cancel too close to class, or fail to show up for class, you keep someone else from attending and would cost us a student. Please be sure you can attend a class before signing up for it. We believe this policy is fair to you, to other students, and to us. In order to minimize this, we have strict policies on pre-payment and cancellation.

To secure a slot in a course full payment is required (unless otherwise specified). If a deposit is made, the balance will be due 30 days before the course starts. Cancellations by a student inside the thirty day window will be non-refundable but creditable to another Citizens Defense Research class anywhere the student wishes to train, within 18 months of the cancellation. Cancellations by students the week of the course will be non-refundable and will receive no credit. Cancellations by Citizens Defense Research will be fully refunded within 14 calendar days.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

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