Defensive Pistol Skills Back Up Gun (BUG)
Course Description: This course provides training in the use of back up guns (BUGs) for defensive shooting. BUGs are generally considered to be pistols or revolvers with barrels shorter than 4", typically carried in a pocket holster, ankle holster, belly band, fanny pack, or other non-belt-holster carry mode. These guns are much slower to draw and harder to shoot than a larger handgun carried in a belt holster, but in many situations, a BUG is the only viable carry option for many.
This course is intended for those that have already taken our Defensive Pistol Skills 1 or higher level classes, or have other training/experience drawing a holstered pistol under the supervision of a range officer or instructor. Students enrolling in those course should be able to pass the Texas CHL shooting test using their BUG. This course is NOT a "fundamentals fixing" class. Those needing that training should take Basic Pistol 2.
Topics: characteristics of a "typical" gunfight, review of gun safety and shooting fundamentals, ready positions, loading and reloading techniques, drawing from concealment, high speed target engagement, threat scanning, use of verbal commands, extreme close range shooting, and generally developing proficiency with the handgun under stress.
Length: four hours
For prices and upcoming course dates, check the schedule page.
Prerequisites: Completion of Defensive Pistol Skills 1, Texas CHL, Basic Pistol 2 and/or Beyond the Basics strongly recommended. This course is intended for students who have prior training or other experience drawing a holstered pistol under the supervision of a range officer or instructor.
Required Equipment: A centerfire handgun with a barrel shorter than 4", pocket holster, ankle holster, fanny pack or other non-belt-holster carry method, a minimum of 2 spare magazines, speedloaders, or speed strips, eye and ear protection, a baseball cap (to deflect spent brass and keep the sun out of your eyes) and a minimum of 150 rounds of ammunition.
Optional Equipment: See the general policies page for suggestions on food, drink, clothing, etc.
Taught by: Karl Rehn
Facility: A-Zone Range