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Advanced Pistol 3

November 11, 2023 @ 8:00 am - November 12, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CST

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Course Description:

The Advanced Pistol 3 (301) is a 2-day advanced pistol course designed to test modern gunfighter’s skill level. In this advanced pistol course, students are tested on both speed and accuracy from 0 to 50 yards (where available). The curriculum is largely made up of graded drills both with prescribed group standards and self-paced standards. Subjects covered included sight tracking, shot calling, self-evaluation and baselines. A major course objective is recognizing the individual elements or micro tasks that make up an activity and focus on perfecting them through concentrated effort. Additional subjects include shooter diagnostics, performance dissection, soft vs. hard focus and drill design for improved performance.

Advance Pistol Gear:

  • Defensive pistol (9mm recommended)
  • 1,000 rounds of factory ammunition (500 rounds minimum)
  • 5 x pistol magazines (8 magazines for single stacks)
  • 5 x inert training rounds
  • Range attire: long pants, comfortable shirt, athletic shoes and ball cap
  • Basic loadout: rigid belt, on the waistband (OWB) holster, magazine pouches and dump pouch (optional)
  • Handheld flashlight
  • Multi-tool device
  • Wrap around ballistic eye protection
  • Hearing protection
  • Water, snacks, sunscreen and appropriate inclement weather clothing
  • Firearms cleaning kit and quality lubrication
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Open mind

Pistol Course Prerequisite:

Combative Pistol 2 or similar. Students should be able to score an 80% or better on the following drills

  • TRICON 455 Test; from the holster, 5 rounds at 5 yards in 5 seconds for 5 repetitions vs. B8 repair center. 250 points possible, must score 200 points or higher and be below par for each repetition.
  • TRICON Test; from the holster, 10 rounds (9 reload 1) at 10 yards in 12 seconds vs. B8 repair center. 100 points possible, must score 80 or higher and be below par
  • TRICON Bullseye Qual.; from the holster, 5 rounds at 25 yards in 10 seconds for 2 repetitions vs. B8 Repair center. 100 points possible, must score 80 or higher and be below par for each repetition.

Registration fee does not include any associated range fees.


November 11, 2023 @ 8:00 am CST
November 12, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CST
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TX | UpTex Shooting Range
1410 FM2571
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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