Time: 0900 to 1800 Hours
Location: Range location to be provided
Prerequisite: Completion of Defensive Pistol 1-4
Revolvers are still the preferred handgun for hunters, outdoorsmen, trail riders, Cowboy Action Shooters; people who travel through states where semi auto pistols are highly regulated and many concealed carry permit holders. Having completed our Defensive Pistol 1-5 course, we are able to teach you how to run a revolver in one day. Learn how to clear malfunctions, conduct speed and tactical reloads and quickly manipulate the revolver in the single or double action mode. You may participate in this class with either a single action or a double action revolver. The class will cover both systems. Class size limited to 12 shooters.
Defensive Revolver Equipment List
Please read this information carefully as there are many significant changes from the Defensive Pistol Equipment list.
Handgun– Bring a safe, reliable, accurate and appropriate single or double action revolver. If you have a spare revolver and all the accessories and ammunition, bring them. If your handgun breaks you will be glad that you did
Ammunition- Approximately 150 rounds of reliable, accurate, factory ammunition. No tracer ammunition or steel core bullets. Reloads are generally not permitted. As all ammunition can be hard to acquire you should not delay in putting your kit together.
Holster-Belt holster carried on the primary side, pistol butt to the rear, leather or kydex, made specifically for the revolver being used, no generic and no nylon holsters. We prefer a vertical and not a canted holster. If the package states that the holster will work for “the following long list of pistols,” you can bet the holster will not suffice. No shoulder or cross draw holsters for range safety. Blade Tech and Galco holsters generally work well. Liberty Fox Holsters here in Saratoga Springs makes quality custom holsters at a reasonable price. If Liberty Fox does not make the holster that you want, try Joe Cardon Holsters.
Note: Due to the number of people who have accidently shot themselves while drawing from the popular holster which has a plastic tab to unlock the pistol we cannot allow its use in our classes. If you have a question about this please call us.
Dummy Rounds- “A-Zoom” brand in the appropriate caliber. A minimum of 12 dummy rounds.Essential for manipulation drills. Due to breakage and malfunctions caused by using Tipton dummy rounds those will not be accepted for use in our class. We have witnessed accidental discharges which occurred because other dummy rounds being used could not be easily distinguished from live rounds when observed in the firing chambers during a chamber check.
Eye Protection- Clear and shaded shooting glasses.
Belt- A wide thick belt that will fit and your belt loops and accommodate your holster and or ammunition will be required.
Trousers with wide belt loops- such as cargo trousers or Levis
Speed Loaders– A minimum of 3 functional, reliable speed loaders for double action revolvers.
Revolver Cartridge Loops– Ammunition carrier in the appropriate caliber if you are shooting a revolver. A minimum of six loops for double action revolvers and 12 for single action revolvers.
Hearing protection- Rubber (not foam) ear plugs on a string and a muff type head set
Note: Foam ear plugs must be squeezed and compacted with your fingers in order to get them into your ear canal. Your fingers will be contaminated with airborne lead and Mercury. The time required to compact your ear plugs perhaps 50 times a day adds up. Often shooters will have difficulty compressing their foam ear plugs and cannot get them to properly enter the ear canal while the class stands ready and waits. The soft rubber tapered ear plugs (with multiple flanges) are easy and quick to insert. They do not require you to touch them with your contaminated fingers. If the use of foam ear plugs had not been a constant hindrance in the past we would not insist on a specific type of plug. You may buy these at Walmart or most any sporting goods or gun store.
Writing Implement- for note taking
Small Pocket Note Book- For taking notes on the range.
Dress in Layers: so that you can adapt to changing temperatures
Optional Item-Fire Extinguisher- If you have a fire extinguisher or two please bring them. The possibility of starting a fire with the type of ammunition and targets that we use is almost none but due to the recent wild fires we wish to err on the side of caution. If we have 8 or 10 fire extinguishers shovels and water, we should be able to stop a problem before it gets out of hand. Fire can start from a hot exhaust pipe.
Boots- or sturdy shoes with high tops providing ankle protection are preferred. We are off the concrete. There are rocks and occasionally snakes.
Chair– FoldingorCamping chair
Baseball Cap- A cap or hat, not a visor and make sure it is compatible with your head set and your shooting glasses.
Sun Block- Strongly suggested
Sun Shade- Umbrella or Awningoptional– Beware of wind gusts.
Lunch- You may leave the range for lunch but it is not normally recommended. Lunch is a time to relax and not rush to get back on time.
Water- We suggest a gallon of drinking water plus sports drinks for electrolytes
Other Items may be added which will be described in the course details
Note: Any questions regarding equipment please call us at 801-669-1886
Larry and Stacey Mudgett