Hey guys, I wanted to make everyone aware of an upcoming revolver class in Wilmington, Ohio. I (and at least one other reader of RevolverGuy) will be attending. I’d like to see more of you there, too! The class is run by Greg Ellifritz on Saturday, October 19. The cost is $200. I’m not going to reinvent the wheel. The info below is directly from Greg’s course description. Registration information is available HERE.
SNUBNOSE REVOLVER FOR CCW/SELF-DEFENSE
This course is designed to teach students how to most effectively employ a short- barreled revolver in a defensive situation. This class will cover:
- Choosing optimal revolvers and support gear
- Holsters and carry issues
- Shooting quickly and accurately with a snubnose “snubby” revolver
- Recoil mitigation techniques
- Reloading techniques using loose cartridges, speed loaders, and speed strips
- Close quarters shooting with the revolver
- One handed firing with both strong and support hands
- Strategic application of the snubnose “snubby” revolver in combat
This is not a beginning shooting course! Students are expected to have completed CCW-level or greater training prior to taking this class. Students should be able to safely handle their firearm, load and unload it, and be able to safely draw from the holster before enrolling. If students do not have these necessary skills they will be removed from class.
- Revolver with a barrel length under three inches.
- Belt holster (either inside or outside the waistband) or pocket holster. No ankle holsters, shoulder holsters, or fanny packs.
- 300 rounds of practice ammunition for your revolver.
- At least two speed strips. I prefer the eight-round strips made by Tuff Products, but Bianchi and other manufacturers’ options are fine. \
- At least two speed loaders. Whatever brand you prefer is fine by me. We will discuss the relative advantages of each loader type in class. If you don’t already have loaders, the HKS models are probably the cheapest and are perfectly adequate.
- Grips that will allow you to use your chosen speedloader. Try it before class. Many grips are cut in such a fashion that they do not provide enough clearance for speedloader use.
- Eye and Ear protection (electronic hearing protection is preferred).
- This is an outdoor range. Please dress for the weather.