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Pistol Diagnostics - October 20, 2018

Pistol Diagnostics - October 20, 2018
Pistol Diagnostics - October 20, 2018 in Amherst, Ohio
Class Time: 0800-1700
Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center
49300 Cooper Foster Park Road,
Amherst, Ohio 44001

Class Description: Pistol Diagnostics is a class to refine the basics and take your Marksmanship to the next level. Heavy focus will be on Stance, Sights, Grip and Trigger, Single Hand Engagements, Multiple Target Engagement. Learning how to run your lifeline more proficiently and accurately. You can never shoot fast enough to make up for misses.

This class will focus on the all the necessary skills required for the law enforcement officer or the law-abiding citizen to carry a pistol for self-defense. We will discuss equipment and equipment placement, clothing, proper shot placement, lessons learned after 20+ years of concealed carry experience and the mindset as it relates to the armed citizen. We will spend the entire day on the range fine tuning the skills needed to dominate and win deadly force encounters including; two handed and one handed shooting, reloading, shooting on the move, proper use of cover, clearing of malfunctions and much more. A strong emphasis on the fundamentals of marksmanship will always be stressed over speed throughout the day. Most importantly, we will give you the why's of everything that is taught and encourage the students to ask questions!
Student Equipment Needs:
Eye and ear protection
Duty/off duty pistol in following calibers 9mm, .40,.45, 357 SIG
Duty/Tactical/Concealed/Off Duty holster (No Serpa unless issued by agency)
Mag carriers/pouches
Duty belt or sturdy concealed belt
Flashlight and/or Weapon mounted light
3 double stack magazines min. (six single stack magazines)
400 rounds of ammunition each day
Note taking material
Range snacks/water
Instructor: Russ Lyons is a Cleveland Police Officer with over twenty years of experience. Russ was previously assigned to the Ordnance Unit as a lead firearms trainer for ten years and was instrumental in the implementation and development of the Division's patrol rifle program. He also served on the Division's Weapons Committee and was responsible for the selection of weapons and equipment. In addition, Russ was responsible for the basic training of over eight hundred recruits and the development of the yearly in-service firearms training curriculum for the fifteen hundred officer department. Russ is currently assigned to the Cleveland Division of Police S.W.A.T. Unit where he serves as an operator, firearms trainer and scoped rifle operator. Russ is an OPOTA certified instructor for: Semi-Auto Pistol, Shotgun, AR-15, Revolver, and Scoped Rifle. Russ is also an adjunct instructor for Center Mass Inc. and the Ohio Tactical Officer's Association Training Cadre.


Start Date 10-20-2018 8:00 am
End Date 10-20-2018 5:00 am
Capacity 10
Registered 1
Open Seats Remaining 9
Last Day to Register 10-13-2018 8:00 am
Individual Price $175.00
Speaker Russ Lyons
Number Hours 8
Location Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center

Venue Information - Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center

Class Location for Day One - Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center, 49300 Cooper Foster Park Rd. Amherst, Ohio 44001

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