Defensive Pistol Basics and Low Light, Dry Fire SOLD OUT

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$75.00 – Please note there is a $25.00

Deposit to reserve your spot, $50.00 balance due on the day of the class, CASH ONLY.

(all deposits are transferable but not refundable)

Are you a new shooter? New to carrying a firearm on you? Planning to begin carrying a firearm in your daily life? Worried about carrying a firearm? Are you an experienced concealed carry permit holder looking for some new information and techniques? This class will have something for everyone to learn or improve on.

OnSight Firearms Training will be hosting a “Back To Basics” seminar. This seminar will focus on many integral aspects of defensive pistol fighting in a “dry-fire” setting, using dummy rounds or dry fire for many drills. We will also focus on “low-light techniques”.
While this will be a “dry fire” class, its importance is not be overlooked.
This course will cover key aspects in ensuring a smooth, clean and quick holster draw as well as several drills and techniques designed to focus the shooter on specific movements and techniques imperative to carrying and using a handgun. While much focus is placed on “live fire” drills and techniques, quite often the fundamentals of using a handgun for self defense and many of the mechanical and technical details are too often neglected.
This is an opportunity to focus on the lead up and after effects of a shot, as the stress and pressure of shot placement and live fire is removed. This is a light, fun class that will provide the beginner and intermediate shooter, as well as the advanced with plenty to challenge themselves.


All students must have a valid current New York State issued pistol permit, understand and be able to successfully maintain all shooting safety fundamentals. Experience with working to and from a holster, engaging multiple targets, and various shooting positions a plus but not mandatory.
Course Breakdown:
Firearms safety
Shooting fundamentals
Holster draw and presentation (two handed)
Holster draw and presentation (one handed – strong and support)
Ready positions
Strong and support hand transitions
Malfunctions drills
Reload drills
Verbal communication
Scanning and observation/situational awareness
Close quarter holster draw
Close quarter self defense
Retention and disarm techniques
Hand to hand drills
Alternate shooting positions
Seated positions
Stance work
Tactical movement
Cover vs. concealment
Low light flashlight positions
Low light drills
Equipment list – all attendees should bring:
Semi automatic pistol or revolver
Quality belt mounted holster – (no Blackhawk “SERPA”, Uncle Mike’s, Fobus, or floppy loose nylon holsters)
Minimum of three magazines
Belt mounted magazine pouches or carriers
10 dummy rounds (we will have 45ACP, 9mm and 38 Special available to loan)
Shatterproof eye protection
Everyday Carry pocket knife
Hand held flashlight (Surefire, etc.)
Notebook or pad with pen for taking notes.
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Private and group shooting lessons available – Rifle – Pistol – Shotgun
Women’s classes available.
New York (resident) pistol permit classes, Utah, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Florida, Virginia, Arizona, Massachusetts non-resident carry permit classes available.

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Class Transfer: A minimum of 48-hour advance notice of event date must be given for us to reapply your deposit to another class of your choice.

Cancellation Refund: Refunds for 75% balance of deposit amount, if no transfer is possible, but ONLY if we are notified of the cancellation up to 48-hours in advance of event date.

No-Call/No-Show: Participants who do not show to the event without prior 48-hour notice forfeit their deposit.